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Sally Hansen Double Duty Base & Top Coat (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Sally Hansen Double Duty Base & Top Coat (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 Double Duty Base & Top Coat (old formulation) is 2.

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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

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

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

Fair
D&C VIOLET NO. 2 (CI 60725)
Appeared as: VIOLET 2

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

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

Fair

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
ADIPIC ACID/ NEOPENTYL GLYCOL/ TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMER
Appeared as: ADIPIC ACID/NEOPENTYL GLYCOL/TRIMELITIC ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMER

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

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

Robust

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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:

Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimelitic Anhydride Copolymer, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Alcohol Denatured, Isopropyl Alcohol, Water, Etocrylene, Benzophenone 1, Nylon 12, Panthenol, Violet 2

Directions from packaging:

Shake gently. First, apply to clean, dry, bare nails as a base coat and let dry. Brush on 1-2 coats of your favorite Sally Hansen protective nail color and let dry. Finish with Double Duty as a shiny top coat.

Warnings from packaging:

Flammable. Keep from heat and flame.

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