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Sally Hansen Miracle Cure for Severe Problem Nails (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Sally Hansen Miracle Cure for Severe Problem Nails (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 Miracle Cure for Severe Problem Nails (old formulation) is 4.

Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

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

None

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

Good

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

Limited
TRIMETHYL PENTANYL DIISOBUTYRATE
Appeared as: TRIMETHYL PENTANEDIOL DIISOBUTYRATE

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

Fair

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

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Robust

Limited

None

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

None

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited

None

None

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, SD Alcohol 40 B, Nitrocellulose, Tosylamide/Formaldehyde Resin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Triphenyl Phosphate, Trimethyl Pentanediol Diisobutyrate, Ethyl Tosylamide, Sucrose Benzoate, Camphor, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Water, Etocrylene, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Saccharide Isomerate, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Saccharomyces Calcium Ferment, Saccharomyces Copper Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces Zinc Ferment

Directions from packaging:

Shake gently. Apply one thin coat to clean, fry, bare nails every other day. If wearing nail color, use as a base coat, then apply color. Remove with Sally Hansen Salon Formula Polish Remover. If irritation occurs, discontinue use.

Warnings from packaging:

Flammable. Keep away from heat and flame.

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