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Sebamed Hand & Nail Balm for Sensitive Skin (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Sebamed Hand & Nail Balm for Sensitive Skin (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 Sebamed Hand & Nail Balm for Sensitive Skin (2014 formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: November 2014

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

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
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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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)

Limited

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

None

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

None

None

Limited

Fair

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
ALLANTOIN
Appeared as: ALLANTOIN (COMFREY ROOT)

Limited
BISABOLOL
Appeared as: BISABOLOL (L-ALPHA)

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

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:

Water (Aqua), PPG 2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Hydrogenated Coco Glycerides, Glycerin, Glyceryl Cocoate, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Sorbitol, Ceteareth 25, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Panthenol, Allantoin (Comfrey Root), Hydrolyzed Keratin, Bisabolol (L-Alpha), Sorbitan Oleate, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Polyisobutene, Sodium Citrate, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol

Directions from packaging:

Apply to hands and fingernails.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Consult your physician to use this product as supportive skin care if you have a dermatologic condition or problematic skin.

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