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 30 May 2024. Database contains 309 unique substances/entries.
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209-151-9
557-05-1
150
White
All cosmetic products
Details
215-222-5
1314-13-2
144
77947
White
All cosmetic products
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end user's lungs by inhalation
Details
243-010-2
19381-50-1
2
10020
Green
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
228-783-6
6358-69-6
87
59040
Green
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
217-699-5
1934-21-0
44
19140
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 102)
Details
213-022-2
915-67-3
33
16185
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 123)
Details
220-036-2
2611-82-7
35
16255
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 124)
Details
234-242-5
11006-34-1
116
75810
Green
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 140, E 141)
Details
-
10236-39-2
141
77745
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
236-675-5
13463-67-7
143
77891
White
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 171); Titanium dioxide in powder form containing 1 % or more of particles with aerodynamic diameter ≤ 10 μm, to be used in compliance with Annex III, No [321]
Details
227-454-4
5850-44-2
36
16290
Red
All cosmetic products
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
616-852-7
8005-03-6
84
50420
Black
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
240-299-7
16143-80-9
1
10006
Green
Rinse-off products
Details
213-903-1
1064-48-8
46
20470
Black
Rinse-off products
Details
224-618-7
4430-18-6
90
60730
Violet
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
602-053-0
12220-24-5
153
Red
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
216-760-3
1658-56-6
24
15620
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
211-199-0
633-96-5
21
15510
Orange
All cosmetic products except eye products
Not to be used in eye products
Details
228-808-0
6359-82-6
42
18820
Yellow
Rinse-off products
Details
208-924-8
547-57-9
17
14270
Orange
All cosmetic products
Details
224-748-4
4474-24-2
93
61585
Blue
Rinse-off products
Details
214-998-2
1248-18-6
25
15630
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
224-460-9
4368-56-3
94
62045
Blue
Rinse-off products
Details
231-131-3
7440-22-4
142
77820
White
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 174)
Details
-
-
72
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
93
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
145
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 101)
Details
-
-
107
All cosmetic products except eye products
Not to be used in eye products
Details
-
-
151
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
152
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
149
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 163)
Details
-
-
42
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
61
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
14
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
12
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
45
Rinse-off products
Maximum 3,3'-dimethylbenzidine concentration in the colouring agent is 5 ppm
Details
-
-
109
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160b)
Details
-
-
149
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 163)
Details
-
-
116
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 140, E 141)
Details
-
-
110
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160d)
Details
-
-
120
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
1
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
40
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
65
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
64
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
83
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
73
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
71
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
59
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
70
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 142)
Details
-
-
74
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
145
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 101)
Details
-
-
2
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
57
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160f)
Details
-
-
41
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
106
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
149
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 163)
Details
-
-
149
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 163)
Details
-
-
114
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 100)
Details
-
-
116
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 140, E 141)
Details
-
-
116
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 140, E 141)
Details
-
-
115
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 120)
Details
-
-
58
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 161g)
Details
-
-
29
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
97
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
55
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160a)
Details
-
-
22
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
23
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
90
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
43
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
54
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
92
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
63
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 133)
Details
-
-
68
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
62
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
148
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 162)
Details
-
-
109
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160b)
Details
-
-
69
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
108
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
85
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
56
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160e)
Details
-
-
96
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
30
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
100
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
52
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
95
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
101
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
38
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
-
-
102
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
103
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
19
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 122)
Details
-
-
16
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
8
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
153
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
13
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
7
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
66
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
17
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
50
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
11
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
33
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 123)
Details
-
-
78
All cosmetic products except eye products
Not to be used in eye 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
Details
-
-
77
All cosmetic products except lip products
Details
-
-
104
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
105
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
32
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 129)
Details
-
-
26
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
113
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
4
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
6
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
5
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
99
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 132)
Details
-
-
98
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
46
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
39
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
15
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
49
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
48
Rinse-off products
Maximum 3,3'-dimethylbenzidine concentration in the colouring agent is 5 ppm
Details
-
-
47
Rinse-off products
Maximum 3,3'-dimethylbenzidine concentration in the colouring agent is 5 ppm
Details
-
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20
All cosmetic products
Details
-
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24
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
18
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
87
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
89
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
88
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
94
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
10
Rinse-off products
Details
-
-
51
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
-
-
53
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 151)
Details
-
-
91
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
34
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
81
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
36
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
86
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
112
All cosmetic products
Details
204-988-6
130-40-5
145
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 101)
Details
201-507-1
83-88-5
145
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 101)
Details
This substance is identified in the Colour Index by Colour Index Constitution Number, C.I. 74260.
215-524-7
1328-53-6
107
74260
Green
All cosmetic products except eye products
Not to be used in eye products
Details
200-971-2
76-59-5
151
Blue
Rinse-off products
Details
200-972-8
76-60-8
152
Green
Rinse-off products
Details
215-849-4
1429-30-7
149
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 163)
Details
205-125-6
134-01-0
149
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 163)
Details
205-127-7
134-04-3
149
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 163)
Details
207-425-2
470-38-2
147
Orange
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160c)
Details
207-364-1
465-42-9
147
Orange
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160c)
Details
A colloidal clay. Consists primarily of montmorillonite.
215-108-5
1302-78-9
119
77004
White
All cosmetic products
Details
229-107-2
6410-41-9
14
12490
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
229-315-3
6471-51-8
12
12420
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
227-783-3
5979-28-2
45
20040
Yellow
Rinse-off products
Maximum 3,3'-dimethylbenzidine concentration in the colouring agent is 5 ppm
Details
230-248-7
6983-79-5
109
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160b)
Details
211-403-8
643-84-5
149
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 163)
Details
207-536-6
479-61-8
116
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 140, E 141)
Details
208-272-4
519-62-0
116
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 140, E 141)
Details
209-150-3
557-04-0
150
White
All cosmetic products
Details
208-915-9
546-93-0
139
77713
White
All cosmetic products
Details
207-949-1
502-65-8
110
75125
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160d)
Details
A noncombustible solid characteristic of sedimentary rock. It consists primarily of calcium carbonate.
215-279-6
1317-65-3
124
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 170)
Details
215-111-1
1302-83-6
120
77007
Blue
All cosmetic products
Details
This substance is identified in the Colour Index by Colour Index Constitution Number, C.I. 77492.
257-098-5
51274-00-1
136
77492
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 172)
Details
215-168-2
1309-37-1
135
77491
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 172)
Details
This substance is identified in the Colour Index by Colour Index Constitution Number, C.I. 77499.
235-442-5
12227-89-3
137
77499
Black
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 172)
Details
215-721-8
1345-25-1
134
77489
Orange
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
60
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 131)
Details
-
-
76
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
Details
-
-
35
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 124)
Details
-
-
31
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 110)
Details
-
-
21
All cosmetic products except eye products
Not to be used in eye products
Details
-
-
44
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 102)
Details
-
-
75
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
Details
-
-
80
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 127)
Details
-
-
3
All cosmetic products except eye products
Not to be used in eye products
Details
-
-
28
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
27
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 180)
Details
-
-
79
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
Details
-
-
37
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
25
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
9
All cosmetic products
Details
227-022-5
5601-29-6
40
18690
Yellow
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
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
227-513-4
5863-51-4
65
42170
Green
Rinse-off products
Details
225-458-0
4857-81-2
64
42100
Green
Rinse-off products
Details
614-430-7
6837-46-3
83
50325
Violet
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
222-529-8
3520-42-1
71
45100
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
222-476-0
3486-30-4
62
42080
Blue
Rinse-off products
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
237-875-5
14038-43-8
138
77510
Blue
All cosmetic products
Free from cyanide ions
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
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
229-051-9
6408-26-0
41
18736
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
215-537-8
1330-38-7
106
74180
Blue
Rinse-off products
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
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
219-073-7
2347-72-0
30
15980
Orange
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
221-856-3
3257-28-1
20
14815
Red
All cosmetic products
Details

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