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Sally Hansen Triple Strong Advanced Gel Nail Fortifier (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Sally Hansen Triple Strong Advanced Gel Nail Fortifier (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 11, 2014 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 Triple Strong Advanced Gel Nail Fortifier (2014 formulation) is 4.

Data last updated: November 2014

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Neurotoxicity
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (moderate)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
D&C VIOLET 2
Appeared as: VIOLET 2

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

None

Fair

Good
CALCIUM PHOSPHATE
Appeared as: CALCIUM PHOSPHATE (CALCAREA PHOSPHORICA)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, SD Alcohol 40 B, Nitrocellulose, Tosylamide/Formaldehyde Resin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Triphenyl Phosphate, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Ethyl Tosylamide, Sucrose Benzoate, Camphor, Etocrylene, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Mercaptopropionic Acid, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Calcium Sulfate, Calcium Phosphate (Calcarea Phosphorica), Calcium Pantothenate, Ferric Chloride, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Violet 2

Directions from packaging:

Apply one coat under and over your favorite shade of Sally Hansen protective nail color or wear two coats alone as a protective shield. To maintain strong nails, apply a fresh coat of Triple Strong every third day. Due to the thickness of the formula, do not apply more then three times a week. After seven days, remove all coats and begin again.

Warnings from packaging:

Keep from heat and flame.

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