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Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex II - Prohibited Substances

EU. Prohibited Substances: Annex II, Regulation 1223/2009/EC on Cosmetic Products, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2021/1902, OJ L 387 of 3 November 2021

This list contains substances which are banned from use in any cosmetic products marketed for sale or use in the European Union.

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Last updated 02 December 2022. Database contains 2482 unique substances/entries.
Substance Name EC No. CAS No. Ref No. Product type, body parts Maximum Threshold Restriction(s)  
A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by the distillation of coal tar. It consists primarily of aromatic hydrocarbons and may contain appreciable quantities of tar acids and tar bases. It distills at the approximate range of 200°C to 325°C (392°F to 617°F).
263-047-8
61789-28-4
1207
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
Details
A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by the distillation of coal tar. It consists primarily of aromatic hydrocarbons and may contain appreciable quantities of tar acids and tar bases. It distills at the approximate range of 200°C to 325°C (392°F to 617°F).
263-047-8
61789-28-4
1540
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.005 % w/w benzo[a]pyrene
Details

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