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Sally Hansen Miracle Gel, Top Coat (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel, Top Coat (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 Miracle Gel, Top Coat (2014 formulation) is 4.

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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
BUTYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: N-BUTYL ALCOHOL

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

Limited
BENZOPHENONE-1
Appeared as: ETHYL TRIMETHYLBENZOYL PHENYLPHOSPHINATE

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

Fair
METHYL ETHYL KETONE
Appeared as: MEK

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

None
PEG-8 METHYL ETHER TRIETHOXYSILANE
Appeared as: METHYLTRIETHOXYSILANE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

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

Good

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

Fair
SOLVENT VIOLET 13
Appeared as: 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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

Limited

None

Robust

Fair

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: MAY CONTAIN (/-)

• 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, Isopropyl Alcohol, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, MEK, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Sucrose Benzoate, N-Butyl Alcohol, Ethyl Trimethylbenzoyl Phenylphosphinate, Etocrylene, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/IPDI/PPG-15 Glyceryl Ether Copolymer, Water, Diamond Powder, Alumina, Methyltriethoxysilane, Platinum Powder, Silica, May Contain (+/-): Violet No. 2 (CI 60725), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

Directions from packaging:

Step 1: Start with clean, dry nails. No base coat needed. Apply 2 coats of Miracle Gel™ color.Step 2: Activate curing with 1 coat of Miracle Gel™ Topcoat. OMGel! Let natural light do the rest.

Warnings from packaging:

Flammable.

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