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Sally Hansen Maximum Shield Nail Hardener, Light Pink (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Sally Hansen Maximum Shield Nail Hardener, Light Pink (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 04, 2016 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 Maximum Shield Nail Hardener, Light Pink (2016 formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: July 2016

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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair
BUTYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: N-BUTYL ALCOHOL

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

Limited

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

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)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

None

Limited

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

Robust

None

Limited

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

Good

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

None

• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and FREE AMINES)

Fair
D&C RED 6 BARIUM LAKE
Appeared as: D&C RED NO 6 BARIUM LAKE (CI 15880)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (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, Adipic Acid, Neopentyl Glycol, Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, triphenyl phosphate, Propyl acetate, cellulose, n-Butyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Diacetone Alcohol, Benzophenone-1, Titanium dioxide, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Citric Acid, dimethicone, D&C Red No 6 Barium Lake (CI 15880), FD&C Yellow No 5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19140)

Directions from packaging:

Apply 1 coat to bare nails every other day or use under nail color.

Warnings from packaging:

WARNING: This product contains a chemical known in the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/.

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