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Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Nail Color, Brilliant Blush (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Nail Color, Brilliant Blush (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 Diamond Strength Nail Color, Brilliant Blush (old formulation) is 5.

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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
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
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 (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited
D&C RED 34 CALCIUM LAKE
Appeared as: RED 34 LAKE

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

Fair
SOLVENT VIOLET 13
Appeared as: VIOLET 2

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good
CI 77000
Appeared as: ALUMINUM POWDER

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Neurotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
D&C YELLOW 11
Appeared as: YELLOW 11

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

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

Good

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

Fair

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

Limited

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

None

Limited

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

None

• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and FREE AMINES)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

None

None

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

• Cancer (moderate)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
CI 75170
Appeared as: GUANINE

Limited

Good

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

Fair

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

None

None
D&C RED 6 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: RED 6 LAKE

Limited
D&C RED 7 LAKE
Appeared as: RED 7 LAKE

• Use restrictions (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, Propyl Acetate, Tosylamide/Formaldehyde Resin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Triphenyl Phosphate, Ethyl Tosylamide, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Camphor, Diacetone Alcohol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Benzophenone-1, Citric Acid, Dimethicone, Diamond Powder, Alumina, Hydrolyzed Rhodophycea Extract. May Also Contain: Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Polyethylene Terephthalate. May Contain: Guanine, Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Yellow 5 Lake, Red 6 Lake, Red 7 Lake, Red 34 Lake, Aluminum Powder, Yellow 11, Violet 2.

Directions from packaging:

Shake gently. Apply 1 coat To clean, dry nails over base coat. Allow todry. Apply a second coat. Wait 2 minutes And apply top coat.

Warnings from packaging:

Caution: flammable. Keep From heat And flame.

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