EWG scientists reviewed Avon NAIL EXPERTS Instant Gel Cuticle Remover (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 Avon NAIL EXPERTS Instant Gel Cuticle Remover (2010 formulation) is 1.
|POLYACRYLAMIDE||Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions|
|SODIUM LAURETH-40 SULFATE||Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|LAURETH-7||Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions|
|POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE||Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions|
|C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN||Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|STYRENE/ PVP COPOLYMER|
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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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