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5 Second Salon Nail Glue, Original (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the 5 Second Salon Nail Glue, Original (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 11, 2014 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 5 Second Salon Nail Glue, Original (2014 formulation) is 1.

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Data last updated: November 2014

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Ethyl Cyanoacrylate

Directions from packaging:

Read instructions before starting & protect working surface from spills.Always start with clean, dry, polish-free nails.To use dispenser:Take off green cap from airtight storage container and remove contents. Important: Point tube away from your eyes, face and body without squeezing the tube. Snip off tip 1/16" with scissors. Attach dispenser tip and use. Wipe off excess glue with tissue or cloth. Dab a small amount of Vaseline or snip end of tip to prevent clogging. Set tube into green cap with tip pointed up after use. Leave dispenser tip on. Store container in upright position in a cool place.For repairs:Apply a single drop directly on split, broken, or soft nail. Apply slight pressure to hold nail in position. Hold 5-10 seconds. Let it set for 45 seconds or more. Gently file or buff until smooth.For nail tips & full cover nails:Apply a thin, even coat of glue to your own nail. Gently press tip or nail onto your own nail. Hold 5-10 seconds.Removal: Use 5 Second Glue & Nail Remover or acetone polish remover. Do not break or peel off nails as this may damage your own nails.

Warnings from packaging:

Eye and skin irritant. Bonds skin instantly. Contains Ethyl Cyanoacrylate. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. If eye or mouth contact occurs, hold eyelid or mouth open and rinse thoroughly but gently with water for 15 minutes and seek medical attention. Liquid glue will sting eye temporarily. Solidified glue may irritate eyelike a grain of sand and should be treated by an eye doctor. If skin burning occurs, soak in acetone-based nail polish remover or warm soapy water and carefully peel or roll skin apart (do not pull). Contact through clothing may cause skin burns. If spilled on clothing, flush with cold water. Avoid prolonged breathing of vapors. Use with adequate ventilation. Keep out of reach of children. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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