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Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color, Sand Storm (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color, Sand Storm (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 12, 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 Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color, Sand Storm (2014 formulation) is 6.

Data last updated: November 2014

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

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
Robust
CI 77266
Appeared as: D&C BLACK 2 (CI 77266)

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

Fair

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

Limited
D&C RED 34 CALCIUM LAKE
Appeared as: D&C RED 34 CALCIUM LAKE (CI 15880)

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

Limited

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

Good
CI 77000
Appeared as: ALUMINUM POWDER (CI 77000)

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

Fair
D&C YELLOW 11
Appeared as: D&C YELLOW 11 (CI 47000)

• 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)

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

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)

Fair

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

Limited

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

None

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

None

• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and FREE AMINES)

Limited

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Fair

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

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

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

Fair
D&C RED 6 BARIUM LAKE
Appeared as: D&C RED 6 BARIUM LAKE (CI 15850)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited
D&C RED 7 LAKE
Appeared as: D&C RED 7 CALCIUM LAKE (CI 15850)

• Use restrictions (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

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

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

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

Limited
MANGANESE VIOLET
Appeared as: MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (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, Triphenyl Phosphate, Adipic Acid, Neopentyl Glycol, Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Styrene, Acrylates Copolymer, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Benzophenone-1, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Ethyl Tosylamide, Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Tin Oxide, May Contain +, -: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), D&C Red No. 34 Calcium Lake (CI 15880), D&C Red No. 6 Barium Lake (CI 15850), D&C Red No. 7 Calcium Lake (CI 15850), D&C Yellow No. 11 (CI 47000), FD&C BLUE NO. 1 ALUMINUM LAKE (CI 42090), FD&C Yellow No. 5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19140), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), D&C Black No. 2 (CI 77266)

Directions from packaging:

One coat, one stroke for quick and easy application. Apply Insta-Dri Clearly Quick as a top coat for best results.

Warnings from packaging:

Flammable.

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