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Product score: 04

Data Availability:

Limited

Smackers Water Based Nail Polish

Smackers Water Based Nail Polish

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Nail Polish

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Smackers

DATA LAST UPDATED

April 2020

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: 06
CI 42090 (FD&C BLUE NO. 1 OR D&C BLUE NO. 4)
Appeared as: BLUE 1 (CI 42090)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredient score: 06
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredient score: 05
CI 45410 (D&C RED NO. 27 OR 28)
Appeared as: RED 28 (CI 45410)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
FD&C RED NO. 4 (CI 14700)
Appeared as: RED 4 (CI 14700)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-400
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, solvent, binding, emulsion stabilising
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 02
PROPANEDIOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) adhesive, artificial nail builder, binder, film former, hair fixative, suspending agent -nonsurfactant, antistatic, binding, film forming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
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Ingredient score: 02
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
MICA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, opacifying
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/EAU
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYVINYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, film forming, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYURETHANE-35
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) adhesive, film former, hair fixative, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, film forming
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
CELLULOSE
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, bulking agent, slip modifier, bulking, opacifying, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
OCTANOHYDROXAMIC ACID
Appeared as: CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
TRISODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 01
SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) bulking agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, bulking, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
HEXYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, emulsifying, perfuming, skin conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
CELLULOSE GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, fragrance ingredient, viscosity increasing agent -aqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, masking, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, opacifying agent, sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
D&C RED NO. 33 (CI 17200)
Appeared as: RED 33 (CI 17200)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE)
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Ingredients from packaging:

/INGREDIENTS: WATER/EAU, POLYVINYL ALCOHOL, PEG-400, POLYURETHANE-35, POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE, PROPANEDIOL, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, CELLULOSE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID, TRISODIUM EDTA, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, XANTHAN GUM, CELLULOSE GUM. MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR: MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), BLUE 1 (CI 42090), RED 4 (CI 14700), RED 28 (CI 45410), RED 33 (CI 17200), YELLOW 5 (CI 19140).

Product's animal testing policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.


PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

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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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