Being a professional nail tech, it's easy to get influenced by name brands. Just like any other profession, you are naturally attracted to the brands you see most advertised. O.P.I. will continuously be a company that is a household name in the nail industry. I absolutely love their products, and this remover is nothing short of amazing. There is no chemical smell and it removes gel polish with ease. The packaging is great and I like how they offer both smaller and wholesale sizes.