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Product score: 08

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Essie Long Lasting Nail Polish, Paisley the Way

Essie Long Lasting Nail Polish, Paisley the Way

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CATEGORY

Nail Polish

BRAND

Essie

DATA LAST UPDATED

August 2023

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • MODERATE
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 01
BUTYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, solvent, masking
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, solvent, perfuming
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
NITROCELLULOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) film former, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, film forming
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
TOSYLAMIDE/ EPOXY RESIN
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) film former, plasticizer, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, film forming, plasticiser
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Ingredient score: 02
ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, fragrance ingredient, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, antifoaming, perfuming, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ACETYL TRIBUTYL CITRATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, plasticizer, film forming, masking, perfuming, plasticiser
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL DIBENZOATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
SUCROSE ACETATE ISOBUTYRATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) plasticizer, film forming, plasticiser
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) suspending agent - nonsurfactant, gel forming, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and FREE AMINES)
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Ingredient score: 02
ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) adhesive, artificial nail builder, binder, film former, hair fixative, suspending agent -nonsurfactant, antistatic, binding, film forming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
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Ingredient score: 02
OCTOCRYLENE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber, uv absorber, uv filter
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
PROPYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, solvent, perfuming
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
TRIBUTYL CITRATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) plasticizer, solvent, film forming, plasticiser
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Ingredient score: 01
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming, antimicrobial, astringent, masking, solvent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ADIPIC ACID/ NEOPENTYL GLYCOL/ TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) film former, film forming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROGENATED ACETOPHENONE/ OXYMETHYLENE COPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 04
DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, antifoaming, emollient, skin conditioning, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) bulking agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, bulking, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 02
CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) bulking agent, bulking
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) bulking agent, bulking
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
CI 77120
Appeared as: BARIUM SULFATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) opacifying agent, cosmetic colorant, opacifying
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, suspending agent- nonsurfactant, anticaking, opacifying
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
OXIDIZED POLYETHYLENE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 04
BENZOPHENONE-1
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) ultraviolet light absorber, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
COLOPHONIUM
Appeared as: COLOPHONIUM / ROSIN / COLOPHANE
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
TIN OXIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, bulking agent, opacifying agent, bulking, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
ALUMINA
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, absorbent, anticaking, bulking, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
MAGNESIUM SILICATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, slip modifier, viscosityincreasing agent - aqueous, anticaking, bulking, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) opacifying agent, skin protectant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
ACETONE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, solvent
CONCERNS • Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, opacifying agent, sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
MICA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, opacifying
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
CI 77499
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 08
CI 77000
Appeared as: CI 77000 / ALUMINUM POWDER
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
CI 15850 (D&C RED NO. 6 OR 7)
Appeared as: CI 15850 / RED 7 LAKE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredient score: 04
D&C RED NO. 34 (CI 15880) LAKE
Appeared as: CI 15880 / RED 34 LAKE
Data Availability: None
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CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 06
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140) LAKE
Appeared as: CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredient score: 03
CI 15850 (D&C RED NO. 6 OR 7) LAKE
Appeared as: CI 15850 / RED 6 LAKE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredient score: 01
FERRIC FERROCYANIDE
Appeared as: CI 77510 / FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CI 77400
Appeared as: CI 77400 / BRONZE POWDER
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
CI 77820
Appeared as: CI 77820 / SILVER
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 08
D&C BLACK NO. 2 (CI 77266)
Appeared as: CI 77266 / BLACK 2
Data Availability: Robust
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredient score: 01
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE
Appeared as: CI 77163 / BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS
Appeared as: CI 77288 / CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 08
CI 42090 (FD&C BLUE NO. 1 OR D&C BLUE NO. 4) ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredients from packaging:

BUTYL ACETATE, ETHYL ACETATE, NITROCELLULOSE, TOSYLAMIDE/EPOXY RESIN, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, ACETYL TRIBUTYL CITRATE, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL DIBENZOATE, SUCROSE ACETATE ISOBUTYRATE, STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, OCTOCRYLENE, PROPYL ACETATE, TRIBUTYL CITRATE, ALCOHOL DENAT., ADIPIC ACID/NEOPENTYL GLYCOL/TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMER, HYDROGENATED ACETOPHENONE/OXYMETHYLENE COPOLYMER, DIMETHICONE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, BARIUM SULFATE, SILICA, CITRIC ACID, OXIDIZED POLYETHYLENE, BENZOPHENONE-1, COLOPHONIUM / ROSIN / COLOPHANE, TIN OXIDE, ALUMINA, MAGNESIUM SILICATE, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, CI 77002 / ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, ACETONE, [+/- MAY CONTAIN CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE, MICA, CI 77491, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES, CI 77000 / ALUMINUM POWDER, CI 15850 / RED 7 LAKE, CI 15880 / RED 34 LAKE, CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE, CI 15850 / RED 6 LAKE, CI 77510 / FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE, CI 77400 / BRONZE POWDER, CI 77820 / SILVER, CI 77266 / BLACK 2, CI 77163 / BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE, CI 77510 / FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, CI 77288 / CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS, CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE]

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