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Sally Hansen Extra Strength Creme Bleach (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Sally Hansen Extra Strength Creme Bleach (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 Sally Hansen Extra Strength Creme Bleach (old formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is HIGH

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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Fair

• Cancer (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Good

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

None

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

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

Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: WITCH HAZEL EXTRACT

Robust

Limited

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Good

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE EXTRACT

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Fair
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH
Appeared as: CORN STARCH

Fair
SODIUM BICARBONATE
Appeared as: SODIUM BICARBONATE (BAKING SODA)

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:

Pre-conditioner:, Witch Hazel Extract, Water, Urea, Soluble Collagen, Disodium Phosphate, Sodium Phosphate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Creme bleach:, Stearyl Alcohol, Hydrogen Peroxide, Mineral Oil, Laneth-16, Ceteth 16, Oleth-16, Aloe Extract, Lanolin Alcohol, Steareth-16, Phenacetin, Phosphoric Acid, Activator:, Ammonium Bicarbonate, Zeolite, Silica, Corn Starch, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)

Directions from packaging:

Read enclosed instructions and cautions carefully before using.

Warnings from packaging:

Read enclosed instructions and cautions carefully before using. Do not use creme bleach around eyes or vaginal area. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.

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