EWG scientists reviewed Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover Maximum Strength (2010 formulation) for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover Maximum Strength (2010 formulation) is 1.
|POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE||Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions|
|TETRASODIUM EDTA||Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards|
|CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT|
CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
|BUTYLENE GLYCOL||Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)|
|DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE||Data gaps, Use restrictions|
|ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL|
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
|Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions|
|ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER||None Identified|
|CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT||None Identified|
About the ratings
EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government.
The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more
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