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Nuance Salma Hayek Nail Lacquer, Midnight Blackberry 405 (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Nuance Salma Hayek Nail Lacquer, Midnight Blackberry 405 (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 Nuance Salma Hayek Nail Lacquer, Midnight Blackberry 405 (old formulation) is 6.

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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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair

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

Limited
D&C RED NO. 34 (CI 15880)
Appeared as: RED 34 (CI 15880)

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

Fair
BUTYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: N-BUTYL ALCOHOL

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

Fair

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

Good
CI 77000
Appeared as: ALUMINUM (CI 77000)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

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

Limited
CI 15850 (D&C RED NO. 6 OR 7)
Appeared as: [ RED 6 (CI 15850)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited
CI 15850 (D&C RED NO. 6 OR 7)
Appeared as: RED 7 (CI 15850)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Good

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

Limited

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

Fair
MICA
Appeared as: MICA (CI 77019)

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: BLACK IRON OXIDE (CI 77499)

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

None

• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and FREE AMINES)

None

Limited
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: BORAGE SEED OIL

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE
Appeared as: BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163)

Fair
FERRIC FERROCYANIDE
Appeared as: FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510)

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

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

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

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, Isopropyl Alcohol, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Triphenyl Phosphate, Propyl Acetate, N-Butyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Benzophenone-1, Dimethicone, Borage Seed Oil, Polyethylene Terephthalate. [+/- Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 34 (CI 15880), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Aluminum (CI 77000), Mica (CI 77019), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Black Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)].

Warnings from packaging:

Flammable. Keep away from heat and flame. Keep out of reach of children.

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