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Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish, Purple Prisms (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish, Purple Prisms (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 Salon Gel Polish, Purple Prisms (2016 formulation) is 7.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

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
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair
OCTINOXATE
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Robust
CI 77266
Appeared as: D&C BLACK 2

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
VAT RED 1
Appeared as: D&C RED 30

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

Fair
SOLVENT VIOLET 13
Appeared as: D&C VIOLET 2

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

Good
CI 77000
Appeared as: ALUMINUM POWDER

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

None

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

Fair
CI 77120
Appeared as: BARIUM SULFATE

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

Fair
AKA218
Appeared as: D&C RED 27

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Fair

Limited

Fair

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

None

None

None
ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATE
Appeared as: ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIIOSTEARATE

Limited

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

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

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

None

Limited
PIGMENT RED 57
Appeared as: D&C RED 6

• Cancer (low)

Fair

• 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:

Di-HEMA Trimethylhexyl Dicarbamate, HEMA, Hydroxypropyl Methacrylate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Hydroxycyclohexyl Phenyl Ketone, Synthetic Wax, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Acrylates Copolymer, Polysilicone-13, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Polyurethane-11, Isopropyl Titanium Triiostearate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, May Contain (+/-): Aluminum Powder, Ultramarines, Manganese Violet, D&C Red No. 7, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, D&C Red No. 6, Barium Sulfate, Ferric Ferrocyanide, FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Yellow No. 5, D&C Red No. 27, D&C Red No. 30, Chromium Oxide Greens, D&C Violet No. 2, D&C Black No. 2

Directions from packaging:

Salon results in 3 easy steps. Base coat - cure for 30 seconds. Color - cure for 30 seconds then repeat with 2nd coat. Top coat - cure for 30 seconds and wipe with nail cleanser pad done!

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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