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Product score: 06

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Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle Serum

Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle Serum

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CATEGORY

Nail Treatment

BRAND

Sally Hansen

DATA LAST UPDATED

October 2020

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • HIGH
    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: 09
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 06
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 05
TRIETHANOLAMINE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, surfactant - emulsifying agent, buffering, emulsifying, masking, surfactant
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 05
LIMONENE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 05
CITRAL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 05
GERANIOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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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 YELLOW NO. 6 (CI 15985)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredient score: 03
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioningagent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
SULISOBENZONE
Appeared as: BENZOPHENONE-4
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber, uv absorber, uv filter
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
LAURETH-3
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
POLYSORBATE-20
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
BENZOIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, preservative, bulking, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
LINALOOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, deodorant, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
PHYTANTRIOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) anticaking agent, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, humectant
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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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
HYDROLYZED KERATIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, nail conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, film forming, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
METHYL GLUCETH-20
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
CARBOMER
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
PANTHENOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTETH-3
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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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
SODIUM BENZOTRIAZOLYL BUTYLPHENOL SULFONATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) ultraviolet light absorber, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL ACRYLATE/ ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) humectant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscositydecreasing agent, humectant, masking, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
TRIBUTYL CITRATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) plasticizer, solvent, film forming, plasticiser
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM SULFATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, bulking, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, stabilising, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
TOCOPHEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 01
ACETYL-DIPEPTIDE-1 CETYL ESTER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PALMARIA PALMATA (DULSE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PALMARIA PALMATA EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
1,2-HEXANEDIOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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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
MYRISTOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-17
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, buffering, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
D&C RED NO. 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:

AQUA/WATER/EAU, GLYCERIN, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, METHYL GLUCETH-20, PHENOXYETHANOL, TRIETHANOLAMINE, CARBOMER, PHYTANTRIOL, PANTHENOL, DISODIUM EDTA, BUTETH-3, BENZOPHENONE-4, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM BENZOTRIAZOLYL BUTYLPHENOL SULFONATE, GLYCERYL ACRYLATE/ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, HYDROLYZED KERATIN, TRIBUTYL CITRATE, SODIUM SULFATE, LAURETH-3, POLYSORBATE 20, CITRIC ACID, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, TOCOPHEROL, ACETYL DIPEPTIDE-1 CETYL ESTER, PALMARIA PALMATA EXTRACT, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SODIUM BENZOATE, MYRISTOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-17, ASCORBIC ACID, BENZOIC ACID, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL, LIMONENE, CITRAL, CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS OIL, RETINYL PALMITATE, GERANIOL, LINALOOL, FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 (CI 15985), D&C RED NO.33 (CI 17200).

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.

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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