It's been ages since I last used regular nail polish remover with a cotton pad. I find that nail polish remover 'pots' are so much more practical. Maybe a bit less hygienic but definitely made for lazy people, such as myself ;) I have been using the Sephora version for over a year now and this is my second pot. It does a great job at removing nail polish, a few seconds for each finger. I had to get another one after about 7 months, so you definitely get to use this product to the fullest! However, if I did my nails with glitter, I won't use this nail polish remover since it can destroy the inside. But apart from that, this is pretty awesome! And the best: it has no Acetone and it's pretty cheap!