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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Sally Hansen VitaSurge Growth Gel 3217, Clear (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Sally Hansen VitaSurge Growth Gel 3217, Clear (2013 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 VitaSurge Growth Gel 3217, Clear (2013 formulation) is 8.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
ULTRAMARINESMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
ACACIA SENEGAL GUM
ACACIA GUM (ACACIA SENEGAL)
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Fair
FD&C BLUE 1Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SULISOBENZONE
BENZOPHENONE 4
Enhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ISOPROPYL ALCOHOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
POLYACRYLIC ACIDOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM DISUCCINOYL CYSTINENone Identified
Data: None
ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM (KNOTTED WRACK) EXTRACT
ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM (BROWN ALGAE) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM PALMITOYL SARCOSINATENone Identified
Data: None
ADANSONIA DIGITATA PULP EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
D&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKENone Identified
Data: None
TRISODIUM PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Fair
LACTOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
ALGINNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
SERINENone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYCELLULOSE
None Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
ETHYLHEXL GLYCERIN
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
PALMITOYLPROLINEUse restrictions
Data: None
MAGNESIUM PALMITOYL GLUTAMATEUse restrictions
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
CELLULOSEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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