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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) 2023/1490, OJ L 183, 20 July 2023

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

Last updated 04 March 2024. Database contains 2528 unique substances/entries.
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Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Schoenocaulon officinale, Liliaceae.
283-296-6
84604-18-2
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411
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411
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Not permitted except for selenium disulphide under the conditions set out under reference no. 49 in Annex III
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253-461-7
37321-15-6
1442
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1658
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Not permitted if fibers with diameter < 3 μm, length > 5 μm and aspect ratio ≥ 3:1
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409-21-2
1658
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Not permitted if fibers with diameter < 3 μm, length > 5 μm and aspect ratio ≥ 3:1
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603-404-0
130328-20-0
1597
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204-535-2
122-34-9
1008
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from a petroleum fraction by solvent crystallization (solvent dewaxing) or as a distillation fraction from a very waxy crude. It consists predominantly of saturated straight and branched chain hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C20.
265-165-5
64742-61-6
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Not permitted except if the full refining history is known and it can be shown that the substance from which it is produced is not a carcinogen
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained as a raffinate by treatment of a petroleum slack wax fraction with sulfuric acid treating process. It consists predominantly of saturated straight and branched chain hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C20.
292-659-8
90669-77-5
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Not permitted except if the full refining history is known and it can be shown that the substance from which it is produced is not a carcinogen
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by treatment of petroleum slack wax with activated charcoal for the removal of trace polar constituents and impurities.
309-723-9
100684-49-9
903
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Not permitted except if the full refining history is known and it can be shown that the substance from which it is produced is not a carcinogen
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by treatment of a petroleum slack wax fraction with natural or modified clay in either a contacting or percolation process. It consists predominantly of saturated straight and branched hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C20.
292-660-3
90669-78-6
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Not permitted except if the full refining history is known and it can be shown that the substance from which it is produced is not a carcinogen
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by treating slack wax with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. It consists predominantly of saturated straight and branched chain hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C20.
295-523-6
92062-09-4
897
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Not permitted except if the full refining history is known and it can be shown that the substance from which it is produced is not a carcinogen
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from a petroleum fraction by solvent deparaffination. It consists predominantly of saturated straight and branched chain hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C12.
295-524-1
92062-10-7
898
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Not permitted except if the full refining history is known and it can be shown that the substance from which it is produced is not a carcinogen
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by the treatment of low-melting slack wax with activated carbon for the removal of trace polar constituents and impurities. It consists predominantly of saturated straight and branched chain hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C12.
308-155-9
97863-04-2
900
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by the treatment of low-melting petroleum slack wax with bentonite for removal of trace polar constituents and impurities. It consists predominantly of saturated straight and branched chain hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C12.
308-156-4
97863-05-3
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by treatment of low-melting petroleum slack wax with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. It consists predominantly of saturated straight and branched chain hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C12.
295-525-7
92062-11-8
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Not permitted except if the full refining history is known and it can be shown that the substance from which it is produced is not a carcinogen
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by the treatment of low-melting petroleum slack wax with silicic acid for the removal of trace polar constituents and impurities. It consists predominantly of saturated straight and branched chain hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C12.
308-158-5
97863-06-4
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Not permitted except if the full refining history is known and it can be shown that the substance from which it is produced is not a carcinogen
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Substance obtained as a powdery cathodic precipitate during the electrolytic decoppering stage of copper refining electrolysis. Consists primarily of copper with antimony, arsenic, lead and nickel in metallic form as well as oxides and sulfates.
305-433-1
94551-87-8
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Product obtained from recycling of the end electrolyte of copper refining electrolysis followed by evaporation to separate the residual sulfuric acid. Consists primarily of nickel and iron sulfates with small amounts of the sulfates of zinc, alkali earths and alkali metals.
295-859-3
92129-57-2
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215-540-4
1330-43-4
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3830-45-3
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205-025-2
131-52-2
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239-172-9
15120-21-5
1397
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231-556-4
7632-04-4
1397
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