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Product score: 02

Data Availability:

Limited

Defy & Inspire, Wear Resistant Nail Lacquer, All About That Base 105

Defy & Inspire, Wear Resistant Nail Lacquer, All About That Base 105

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Nail Polish

BRAND

Defy & Inspire

DATA LAST UPDATED

July 2020

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • MODERATE
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    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: 03
SD ALCOHOL 40B
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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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
PEG-8 METHYL ETHER TRIETHOXYSILANE
Appeared as: METHYLTRIETHOXYSILANE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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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
D&C VIOLET NO. 2 (CI 60725)
Appeared as: VIOLET 2 (CI 60725)
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
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
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
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
TOSYLAMIDE/ EPOXY RESIN
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) film former, plasticizer, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, film forming, plasticiser
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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
ACETYL TRIBUTYL CITRATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, plasticizer, film forming, masking, perfuming, plasticiser
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, suspending agent- nonsurfactant, anticaking, opacifying
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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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
ETOCRYLENE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) ultraviolet light absorber, uv absorber
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Ingredient score: 01
METHACRYLOYL PROPYLTRIMETHOXYSILANE
Appeared as: GLYCIDOXYPROPYL TRIMETHOXYSILANE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, surface modifier, film forming
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Ingredient score: 01
METHACRYLOYL PROPYLTRIMETHOXYSILANE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, surface modifier, film forming
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Ingredient score: 01
METHACRYLOYL PROPYLTRIMETHOXYSILANE
Appeared as: MERCAPTOPROPYLTRIMETHOXYSILANE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, surface modifier, film forming
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Ingredients from packaging:

SD ALCOHOL 40-B, BUTYL ACETATE, ETHYL ACETATE, POLYVINYL BUTYRAL, TOSYLAMIDE/EPOXY RESIN, ADIPIC ACID/NEOPENTYL GLYCOL/TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMER, ACETYL TRIBUTYL CITRATE, SILICA, NITROCELLULOSE, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, ETOCRYLENE, DIMETHICONE, GLYCIDOXYPROPYL TRIMETHOXYSILANE (AND) METHACRYLOYL PROPYLTRIMETHOXYSILANE (AND) METHYLTRIETHOXYSILANE (AND) MERCAPTOPROPYLTRIMETHOXYSILANE, VIOLET 2 (CI 60725). 9 Free - No DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, Parabens, Triphenyl Phosphate.

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.


Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

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.

Score legend

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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