Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex V - Allowed Preservatives

EU. Allowed Preservatives: Annex V, Regulation 1223/2009/EC on Cosmetic Products, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2022/1531, OJ L 240, 16 September 2022

This list contains substances designated as preservatives which cosmetic products marketed in the European Union may contain. The list contains maximum concentration limits and other restrictions. It also contains special labelling requirements, which outline conditions of use and warnings.

Formic acid

EC / List no: 200-579-1 CAS no: 64-18-6
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Conditions Product type, body parts
All cosmetic products
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Formic acid and its sodium salt'
Maximum Threshold
0.5 %
Expressed As
As acid