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Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens, Coral (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens, Coral (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 Nail Art Pens, Coral (old formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Contamination concerns
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Robust
CI 77266
Appeared as: D&C BLACK 2 (CI 77266)

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

Fair
VAT RED 1
Appeared as: D&C RED 30 (CI 73360)

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

Fair
AKA228
Appeared as: D&C RED 36 (CI 12085)

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited
SD ALCOHOL 1
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491 CI 77492 CI 77499)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust

None

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
DIOCTYL SODIUM SULFOSUCCINATE
Appeared as: DIETHYLHEXYL SODIUM SULFOSUCCINATE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Limited
GUM KARAYA
Appeared as: STERCULIA URENS GUM

Fair

Limited

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

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

None
D&C RED 7
Appeared as: D&C RED 7 (CI 15850)

Limited
FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE
Appeared as: FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510)

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

None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE (CI 42090)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None
D&C RED 28 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: D&C RED 28 ALUMINUM LAKE (CI 45410)

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (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:

Water, Acrylates, Octylacrylamide Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Aluminum Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Diethylhexyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Dextrin, Sterculia Urens Gum, Ethylparaben, Alcohol Denat., Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Simethicone, May contain:, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), D&C Black 2 (CI 77266), D&C Red 7 (CI 15850), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), D&C Red 30 (CI 73360), FD&C Blue 1 Aluminum Lake (CI 42090), D&C Red 28 Aluminum Lake (CI 45410), FD&C Yellow 5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19140), D&C Red 36 (CI 12085)

Directions from packaging:

Do not apply to bare nail. APply base coat or polish before use. Allow polish to dry completely. Shake well with cap on. Remove cap. Push pen tip on hard surface to dispense color. apply nail art design to nail. Allow to dry. Recap firmly after use. Seal nail with a top coat when your design is complete. Protect work surface while using this product. Avoid contact with cuticles and skin. For external use only.

Warnings from packaging:

Avoid contact with cuticles and skin. FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.

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