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Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 12, 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 Instant Cuticle Remover (2014 formulation) is 2.

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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 LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Robust

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE
Appeared as: DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE (LICORICE ROOT)

• Use restrictions (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Potassium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Tetrasodium EDTA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (Licorice Root)

Directions from packaging:

For cuticles, squeeze a thin strip around cuticles and under nail tips. After 15 seconds begin to gently push back cuticles with a cuticle pusher or manicure stick. Wash away excess immediately and thoroughly with warm, soapy water. For Calluses, apply to callused skin for 1 minute. Wash away excess immediately and thoroughly with warm, soapy water. Do not leave on longer than 1 minute.

Warnings from packaging:

Keep fingers away from eyes during use. Do not use more than twice weekly or on broken or sensitive skin. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.

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