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Data last updated:
July 2013

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essie nail color, not just a pretty face

EWG scientists reviewed essie nail color, not just a pretty face 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, not just a pretty face is 5.
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
ROSINEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C RED 34
RED 34 (CI 15880)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C VIOLET 2
VIOLET 2 (CI 60725)
Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
D&C RED 30
RED 30 (CI 73360)
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: None
TOSYLAMIDE/ FORMALDEHYDE RESINEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
BENZOPHENONE-1Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
ULTRAMARINESMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
FERRIC FERROCYANIDEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
D&C YELLOW 11
YELLOW 11 (CI 47000)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TRIPHENYL PHOSPHATEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity
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
ALUMINAEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
TRIMETHYL PENTANYL DIISOBUTYRATEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
ALUMINUM CALCIUM SODIUM SILICATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
COLOPHONIUMAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TIN OXIDEEnhanced skin absorption, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
BARIUM SULFATEEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CI 77491Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
PROPYL ACETATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
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
CAMPHORUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
D&C RED 30 LAKE
RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360)
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: None
FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE
YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
NITROCELLULOSEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATENone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
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
D&C RED 34 LAKE
RED 34 LAKE (CI 15880)
Use restrictions
Data: None
D&C RED 6 LAKE
RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850)
Use restrictions
Data: None
D&C RED 7 LAKE
RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850)
Use restrictions
Data: None
STEARALKONIUM BENTONITENone Identified
Data: None
CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATENone Identified
Data: None
POLYURETHANE-11None Identified
Data: None
SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITENone Identified
Data: Limited
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
D&C BLACK 2
BLACK 2 (CI 77266)
None Identified
Data: Limited
GUANINENone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILData gaps
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