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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 24 May 2024. Database contains 2528 unique substances/entries.
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons from the base-free fraction from the distillation of coal tar, boiling in the range of approximately 250°C to 280°C (482°F to 536°F). It consists predominantly of biphenyl and isomeric dimethylnaphthalenes.
310-189-4
122384-77-4
1210
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
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309-867-2
101316-62-5
1539
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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The residue from low temperature coal tar oils after an alkaline wash, such as aqueous sodium hydroxide, to remove crude coal tar acids. Composed primarily of hydrocarbons and aromatic nitrogen bases.
310-191-5
122384-78-5
1541
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene or if they contain ≥ 0.005 % w/w benzo[a]pyrene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from the alkali washing of naphthalene oil to remove phenolic compounds (tar acids). It is composed of naphthalene and alkyl naphthalenes.
310-166-9
121620-47-1
1541
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene or if they contain ≥ 0.005 % w/w benzo[a]pyrene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons remaining after the removal of naphthalene from alkali-washed naphthalene oil by a crystallization process. It is composed primarily of naphthalene and alkyl naphthalenes.
310-167-4
121620-48-2
1541
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene or if they contain ≥ 0.005 % w/w benzo[a]pyrene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained as a fraction from distillation of an extract recovered by solvent extraction of light paraffinic top petroleum distillate treated with activated charcoal to remove traces of polar constituents and impurities. It consists predominantly of aromatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C16 through C32.
309-672-2
100684-02-4
856
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained as a fraction from distillation of an extract recovered by solvent extraction of light paraffinic top petroleum distillates treated with bleaching earth to remove traces of polar constituents and impurities. It consists predominantly of aromatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C16 through C32.
309-673-8
100684-03-5
857
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by solvent extraction of light vacuum petroleum gas oils treated with bleaching earth for removal of trace polar constituents and impurities. It consists predominantly of aromatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C13 through C30.
309-675-9
100684-05-7
859
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by solvent extraction of light vacuum petroleum gas oil treated with activated charcoal for the removal of trace polar constituents and impurities. It consists predominantly of aromatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C13 through C30.
309-674-3
100684-04-6
858
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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680-965-8
1008-65-7
208
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239-339-6
15302-16-6
180
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216-038-8
1480-19-9
187
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600-425-7
103361-09-7
736
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239-946-6
15843-02-4
1428
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203-727-3
110-00-9
732
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215-114-8
1303-00-0
1564
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240-948-4
16903-35-8
296
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600-130-3
100784-20-1
1653
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102767-27-1
1326
Hair dye products
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13556-29-1
1239
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213-831-0
1024-57-3
994
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204-273-9
118-74-1
652
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203-777-6
110-54-3
999
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204-233-0
118-08-1
199
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236-476-3
13393-93-6
440
Fragrance ingredient
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The oil obtained from the heat treatment of a polyethylene/polypropylene mixture with coal tar pitch or aromatic oils. It consists predominantly of benzene and its homologs boiling in a range of approximately 70°C to 120°C (158°F to 248°F).
309-745-9
100801-63-6
1541
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene or if they contain ≥ 0.005 % w/w benzo[a]pyrene
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The oil obtained from the heat treatment of polyethylene with coal tar pitch or aromatic oils. It consists predominantly of benzene and its homologs boiling in a range of 70°C to 120°C (158°F to 248°F).
309-748-5
100801-65-8
1541
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene or if they contain ≥ 0.005 % w/w benzo[a]pyrene
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The oil obtained from the heat treatment of polystyrene with coal tar pitch or aromatic oils. It consists predominantly of benzene and its homologs boiling in a range of approximately 70°C to 210°C (158°F to 410°F).
309-749-0
100801-66-9
1541
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene or if they contain ≥ 0.005 % w/w benzo[a]pyrene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by distillation of steam-cracked naphtha. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers in the range of C3 through C6, predominantly C5.
310-012-0
102110-14-5
1539
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained during the sorptions of toluene from a hydrocarbon fraction from cracked gasoline treated with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C6 through C8 and boiling in the range of approximately 80°C to 135°C (176°F to 275°F).
309-870-9
101316-66-9
1539
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by distillation of hydrotreated naphtha followed by solvent extraction. It consists predominantly of saturated hydrocarbons and boiling in the range of approximately 65°C to 70°C (149°F to 158°F).
309-871-4
101316-67-0
1539
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by distillation of products from a catalytic cracking process. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C8 through C12 and boiling in the range of approximately 140°C to 210°C (284°F to 410°F).
309-974-4
101794-97-2
1539
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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309-987-5
101896-28-0
1539
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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205-711-1
148-24-3
395
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122252-11-3
1320
Hair dye products
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110952-46-0
1316
Hair dye products
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135043-63-9
1316
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242-818-2
19098-16-9
1509
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233-154-4
10046-00-1
1509
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236-691-2
13465-08-2
1408
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233-000-6
10004-44-1
1678
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202-933-0
101-31-5
210
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601-305-7
114311-32-9
1691
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216-881-1
1689-83-4
1030
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603-038-1
125225-28-7
1662
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115850-69-6
1662
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115937-89-8
1662
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0 %
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604-209-3
140923-17-7
1675
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604-222-4
141112-29-0
1020
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0 %
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604-351-6
143390-89-0
1021
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0 %
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