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Data last updated:
July 2013

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OPI Top Coat (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed OPI Top Coat (old 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 OPI Top Coat (old formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
Allergies & immunotoxicity
Use restrictions

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
DIBUTYL PHTHALATEData gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TOLUENEData gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZENE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TOSYLAMIDE/ FORMALDEHYDE RESINEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
BENZOPHENONE-1Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
CI 60725Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ISOPROPYL ALCOHOLDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
Data: None
Data: None
NITROCELLULOSEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CELLULOSE ACETATE BUTYRATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
STEARALKONIUM HECTORITEContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, FREE AMINES)
Data: None
BUTYL ACETATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ETHYL ACETATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
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