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Sally Hansen Maximum Shield Strength Treatment (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Sally Hansen Maximum Shield Strength Treatment (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 Maximum Shield Strength Treatment (old formulation) is 4.

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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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good
OXYBENZONE
Appeared as: BENZOPHENONE-3

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair
BUTYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: N-BUTYL ALCOHOL

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

Fair
METHYL ETHYL KETONE
Appeared as: MEK

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

Good

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

Fair
SOLVENT VIOLET 13
Appeared as: D&C VIOLET 2 (CI 60725)

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

Fair

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

Limited

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

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

None

None

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

Limited

Limited

• Cancer (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:

Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Heptane, Isopropyl Alcohol, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Benzophenone-3, N-Butyl Alcohol, Mek, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, Hexanal, Isopentanal, D&C Violet No. 2 (CI 60725).

Directions from packaging:

Apply 1 coat to bare nails every other day or use under nail color.

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