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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Sally Hansen Simply Smooth Hair Remover

EWG scientists reviewed Sally Hansen Simply Smooth Hair Remover 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 Simply Smooth Hair Remover is 8.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
LILIAL
METHYLPROPIONAL
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BENZYL SALICYLATEEcotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
HEXYL CINNAMALAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LYRAL
HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3 CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALCOHOL DENATUREDEnhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CALCIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FARNESOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM THIOGLYCOLATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM SILICATEData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CETETH-10Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
STEARETH-30Ecotoxicology, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZINATE
Data gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) JUICE
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BUTYLPHENYLNone Identified
Data: Limited
SERENOA SERRULATA FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
EPILOBIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (WILLOW HERB) EXTRACT
EPILOBIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
BEHENYL ALCOHOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
BISABOLOLEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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