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Product score: 04

Data Availability:

Limited

Orly Nail Defense Strengthener (2019 formulation)

Orly Nail Defense Strengthener (2019 formulation)

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Nail Treatment

BRAND

Orly

DATA LAST UPDATED

July 2019

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 04
BENZOPHENONE-1
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) ultraviolet light absorber, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
ETHYL TOSYLAMIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) plasticizer, film forming, plasticiser
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, antifoaming, emollient, skin conditioning, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 02
ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, fragrance ingredient, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, antifoaming, perfuming, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
TRIMETHYL PENTANYL DIISOBUTYRATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) plasticizer, plasticiser
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CAMPHOR
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, external analgesic, fragrance ingredient, plasticizer, masking, plasticiser
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (BALM MINT) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, soothing, tonic
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) film former, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
D&C VIOLET NO. 2 (CI 60725)
Appeared as: CI 60725 (VIOLET 2)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, solvent, perfuming
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, solvent, masking
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
NITROCELLULOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) film former, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, film forming
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT. (SD ALCOHOL 40-B)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming, antimicrobial, astringent, masking, solvent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HEPTANE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, viscosity decreasing agent
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
PROPYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, solvent, perfuming
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ADIPIC ACID/ NEOPENTYL GLYCOL/ TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) film former, film forming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYVINYL BUTYRAL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, hair fixative, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, binding, film forming, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
EQUISETUM HIEMALE EXTRACT
Appeared as: EQUISETUM HIEMALE (HORSETAIL) EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, cleansing, emollient, soothing, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning
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Ingredients from packaging:

ETHYL ACETATE, BUTYL ACETATE, NITROCELLULOSE, ALCOHOL DENAT. (SD ALCOHOL 40-B), HEPTANE, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, PROPYL ACETATE, ADIPIC ACID/NEOPENTYL GLYCOL/TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMER, ETHYL TOSYLAMIDE, TRIMETHYL PENTANYL DIISOBUTYRATE, CAMPHOR, BENZOPHENONE-1, DIMETHICONE, POLYVINYL BUTYRAL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL, MELISSA OFFICINALIS (BALM MINT) EXTRACT, EQUISETUM HIEMALE (HORSETAIL) EXTRACT, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT, CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, CI 60725 (VIOLET 2).

Product's animal testing policies

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Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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