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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
June 2009

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Sally Hansen Nail Color Pen Fast Dry Crimson 14 (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Sally Hansen Nail Color Pen Fast Dry Crimson 14 (2009 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 Nail Color Pen Fast Dry Crimson 14 (2009 formulation) is 6.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
ALUMINUM POWDEREnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity
Data: Fair
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
D&C RED 34 CALCIUM LAKE
RED 34 LAKE
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C VIOLET 2Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
BENZOPHENONE-1
BENZOPHEONE-1
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
FERRIC FERROCYANIDEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
D&C YELLOW 11Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
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
IRON OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
MICAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
ISOPROPYL ALCOHOLDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
D&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE
YELLOW 5 LAKE
None Identified
Data: None
D&C RED 6 ALUMINUM LAKE
RED 6 LAKE
None Identified
Data: None
NITROCELLULOSEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TRIPHENYL PHOSPHATEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
STEARALKONIUM HECTORITEContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, FREE AMINES)
Data: None
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
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
D&C RED 7 LAKEUse restrictions
Data: None
STEARALKONIUM BENTONITENone Identified
Data: None
CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATENone Identified
Data: None
ADIPIC ACID/ NEOPENTYL GLYCOL/ TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: Limited
GUANINENone Identified
Data: Fair
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair


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