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L.a. Colors Metal Nail Polish

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the L.a. Colors Metal Nail Polish product label collected on April 03, 2018 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 L.a. Colors Metal Nail Polish is 3.

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Data last updated: April 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
D&C RED 34 CALCIUM LAKE
Appeared as: RED 34 LAKE (CI 15880)

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

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

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

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE ,IRON OXIDES (CI 77491 (CI 77891)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Limited

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

None

Fair

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

None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited
ULTRAMARINES
Appeared as: ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)

• Use restrictions (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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

• Use restrictions (low)

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

• Use restrictions (low)

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

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

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

• Use restrictions (high)
• 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:

BUTYL ACETATE, ETHYL ACETATE, NITROCELLULOSE, ACETYL TRIBUTYL CITRATE, POLYESTER-23, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, ADIPIC ACID/NEOPENTYL GLYCOL/TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMER, STEARALKONIUM BENTONITE, SUCROSE ACETATE ISOBUTYRATE, SILICA, DIACETONE ALCOHOL, STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, PHOSPHORIC ACID. MAY CONTAIN: ALUMINUM POWDER (CI 77000), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891),IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77499), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 34 LAKE (CI 15880), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742), FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510).

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