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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 22 February 2024. Database contains 309 unique substances/entries.
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224-909-9
4548-53-2
18
14700
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
227-497-9
5858-81-1
27
15850
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 180)
Details
236-531-1
13421-53-9
50
24790
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
222-642-2
3564-21-4
28
15865
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
222-657-4
3567-69-9
19
14720
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 122)
Details
212-728-8
860-22-0
99
73015
Blue
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 132)
Details
212-690-2
846-70-8
3
10316
Yellow
All cosmetic products except eye products
Not to be used in eye products
Details
223-098-9
3734-67-6
38
18050
Red
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes; Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 128)
Details
222-656-9
3567-66-6
37
17200
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
221-856-3
3257-28-1
20
14815
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
247-368-0
25956-17-6
32
16035
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 129)
Details
219-073-7
2347-72-0
30
15980
Orange
All cosmetic products
Details
220-491-7
2783-94-0
31
15985
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 110)
Details
217-705-6
1936-15-8
34
16230
Orange
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
215-537-8
1330-38-7
106
74180
Blue
Rinse-off products
Details
229-051-9
6408-26-0
41
18736
Red
Rinse-off products
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
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
237-875-5
14038-43-8
138
77510
Blue
All cosmetic products
Free from cyanide ions
Details
231-165-9
7440-57-5
133
77480
Brown
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 175)
Details
222-476-0
3486-30-4
62
42080
Blue
Rinse-off products
Details
222-529-8
3520-42-1
71
45100
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
227-528-6
5873-16-5
73
45220
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
228-377-9
6252-76-2
72
45190
Violet
Rinse-off products
Details
614-430-7
6837-46-3
83
50325
Violet
Rinse-off products
Details

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