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Data last updated:
July 2013

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essie nail color, macks

EWG scientists reviewed essie nail color, macks 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 essie nail color, macks is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
Allergies & immunotoxicity
Use restrictions

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
TRIPHENYL PHOSPHATEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Neurotoxicity
Data: Fair
D&C RED 34 CALCIUM LAKEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TOSYLAMIDE/ FORMALDEHYDE RESINEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
BENZOPHENONE-1Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
ETHYL TOSYLAMIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIMETHYL PENTANYL DIISOBUTYRATEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
PROPYL ACETATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL ALCOHOLDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CI 77499Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CAMPHORUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
Data: None
NITROCELLULOSEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CI 15620 CI 15620
D&C RED 7 CALCIUM (CI 15850)
None Identified
Data: Limited
STEARALKONIUM HECTORITEContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, FREE AMINES)
Data: None
DIACETONE ALCOHOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ETHYL ACETATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
BUTYL ACETATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited

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 | Legal Disclaimer