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Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex IV - Allowed Colorants

EU. Allowed Colorants: Annex IV, Regulation 1223/2009/EC on Cosmetic Products, as corrected by Corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/850, 17 June 2021

This list contains coloring agents allowed for use in cosmetic products marketed in the European Union. The list indicates the approved fields for application, including whether or not the colorant is permitted for use in products applied near the eye or on mucous membranes, or in products intended to come in contact with the skin.

Last updated 02 June 2023. Database contains 309 unique substances/entries.
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3763-55-1
112
75135
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Details
200-782-5
72-48-0
86
58000
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
204-909-5
128-80-3
91
61565
Green
All cosmetic products
Details
220-562-2
2814-77-9
9
12085
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
201-353-5
81-48-1
89
60725
Violet
All cosmetic products
Details
305-897-5
95193-83-2
82
47005
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 104)
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207-586-9
482-89-3
98
73000
Blue
All cosmetic products
Details
200-799-8
73-40-5
113
75170
White
All cosmetic products
Details
205-685-1
147-14-8
105
74160
Blue
All cosmetic products
Details
242-355-6
18472-87-2
79
45410
Red
All cosmetic products
Not more than 1% 2-(6-hydroxy-3-oxo-3H-xanthen-9-yl) benzoic acid; Not more than 2 % 2-(bromo-6-hydroxy-3-oxo-3H-xanthen-9-yl) benzoic acid
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209-876-0
596-03-2
75
45370
Orange
All cosmetic products
Not more than 1% 2-(6-hydroxy-3-oxo-3H-xanthen-9-yl) benzoic acid; Not more than 2 % 2-(bromo-6-hydroxy-3-oxo-3H-xanthen-9-yl) benzoic acid
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218-131-9
2051-85-6
7
11920
Orange
All cosmetic products
Details
226-750-0
5462-29-3
101
73385
Violet
All cosmetic products
Details
201-375-5
81-77-6
95
69800
Blue
All cosmetic products
Details
219-163-6
2379-74-0
100
73360
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
204-980-2
130-20-1
96
69825
Blue
All cosmetic products
Details
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1962-15-8
56
40820
Orange
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160e)
Details
248-708-0
27876-94-4
108
75100
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Details
931-328-0
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126a
77266
Black
All cosmetic products
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end user's lungs by inhalation; Only nanomaterials having the following characteristics are allowed: Purity > 97 %, with the following impurity profile: Ash content ≤ 0.15 %, total sulphur ≤ 0.65 %, total PAH ≤ 500 ppb and benzo(a)pyrene ≤ 5 ppb, dibenz(a,h)anthracene ≤ 5 ppb, total As ≤ 3 ppm, total Pb ≤ 10 ppm, and total Hg ≤ 1 ppm; Primary particle size ≥ 20 nm
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931-328-0
-
126
77266
Black
All cosmetic products
Purity > 97 %, with the following impurity profile: Ash content ≤ 0.15 %, total sulphur ≤ 0.65 %, total PAH ≤ 500 ppb and benzo(a)pyrene ≤ 5 ppb, dibenz(a,h)anthracene ≤ 5 ppb, total As ≤ 3 ppm, total Pb ≤ 10 ppm, total Hg ≤ 1 ppm
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931-334-3
-
126
77266
Black
All cosmetic products
Purity > 97 %, with the following impurity profile: Ash content ≤ 0.15 %, total sulphur ≤ 0.65 %, total PAH ≤ 500 ppb and benzo(a)pyrene ≤ 5 ppb, dibenz(a,h)anthracene ≤ 5 ppb, total As ≤ 3 ppm, total Pb ≤ 10 ppm, total Hg ≤ 1 ppm
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931-334-3
-
126a
77266
Black
All cosmetic products
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end user's lungs by inhalation; Only nanomaterials having the following characteristics are allowed: Purity > 97 %, with the following impurity profile: Ash content ≤ 0.15 %, total sulphur ≤ 0.65 %, total PAH ≤ 500 ppb and benzo(a)pyrene ≤ 5 ppb, dibenz(a,h)anthracene ≤ 5 ppb, total As ≤ 3 ppm, total Pb ≤ 10 ppm, and total Hg ≤ 1 ppm; Primary particle size ≥ 20 nm
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231-072-3
7429-90-5
117
77000
White
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 173)
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215-573-4
1332-73-6
118
77002
White
All cosmetic products
Details
230-325-5
7047-84-9
150
White
All cosmetic products
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