cosmetics-colorant

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 12 April 2024. Database contains 309 unique substances/entries.
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236-531-1
13421-53-9
50
24790
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
201-638-4
85-86-9
51
26100
Red
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes; Purity criteria: aniline <= 0.2%, 2-naphtol <= 0.2%, 4-aminoazobenzene <= 0.1%, 1-(phenylazo)-2-naphtol <=3%, 1-[2-(phenylazo) phenylazo]-2-napthalenol <= 2%
Details
218-326-9
2118-39-0
52
27755
Black
All cosmetic products
Details
219-746-5
2519-30-4
53
28440
Black
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 151)
Details
This substance is identified in the Colour Index by Colour Index Constitution Number, C.I. 40215.
215-397-8
1325-54-8
54
40215
Orange
Rinse-off products
Details
230-636-6
7235-40-7
55
40800
Orange
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160a)
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
214-173-7
1109-11-1
57
40825
Orange
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160f)
Details
208-187-2
514-78-3
58
40850
Orange
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 161g)
Details
204-934-1
129-17-9
59
42045
Blue
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
222-573-8
3536-49-0
60
42051
Blue
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 131)
Details
219-091-5
2353-45-9
61
42053
Green
All cosmetic products
Details
222-476-0
3486-30-4
62
42080
Blue
Rinse-off products
Details
223-339-8
3844-45-9
63
42090
Blue
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 133)
Details
225-458-0
4857-81-2
64
42100
Green
Rinse-off products
Details
227-513-4
5863-51-4
65
42170
Green
Rinse-off products
Details
211-189-6
632-99-5
66
42510
Violet
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
221-831-7
3248-91-7
67
42520
Violet
Rinse-off products
Details
229-390-2
6505-30-2
68
42735
Blue
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
219-943-6
2580-56-5
69
44045
Blue
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
221-409-2
3087-16-9
70
44090
Green
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 142)
Details
222-529-8
3520-42-1
71
45100
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
228-377-9
6252-76-2
72
45190
Violet
Rinse-off products
Details
227-528-6
5873-16-5
73
45220
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
208-253-0
518-47-8
74
45350
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Details

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