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Polish-Off Nail Polish Remover Pads, Non-Acetone (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Polish-Off Nail Polish Remover Pads, Non-Acetone (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 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 Polish-Off Nail Polish Remover Pads, Non-Acetone (old formulation) is 6.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (CHLOROFORM and DIOXINS)

None

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: VITAMIN E ACETATE

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
SULISOBENZONE
Appeared as: BENZOPHENONE 4

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ACID RED 33
Appeared as: D&C RED 33 (CI 17200)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Robust

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Ethyl Acetate, SD Alcohol, Water, Propylene Glycol, Triclosan, Glycerin, Fragrance, Vitamin E Acetate, D&C Red 33 (CI 17200), Benzophenone 4, Denatonium Benzoate

Directions from packaging:

Use saturated pad to gently rub polish from all nails. Pad will absorb color while special Polish Off formula conditions cuticle and nails. For home use, try Polish Off pads in a jar. Wash hands after use.

Warnings from packaging:

Flammable. Keep away from heat or flame. Keep away from children. Exposed pad may damage furniture or clothing.

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