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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 17 May 2024. Database contains 2528 unique substances/entries.
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by distillation of heat-soaked steam-cracked naphtha. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers in the range of C4 through C6, predominantly C5.
295-302-4
91995-41-4
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 the subjection of a petroleum fraction to several of the following steps: filtration, centrifugation, atmospheric distillation, vacuum distillation, acidification, neutralization, and clay treatment. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C10 through C20.
292-615-8
90640-93-0
882
All cosmetic products
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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 solvent treatment of a distillate from hydrocracked petroleum distillates. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C18 through C27 and boiling in the range of approximately 370°C to 450°C (698°F to 842°F).
307-010-7
97488-73-8
841
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 liquid hydrocarbons obtained by recrystallization of dewaxed hydrocracked solvent-refined petroleum distillates.
295-306-6
91995-45-8
813
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 produced by the distillation of products from a catalytic cracking process which has been used as a heat transfer fluid. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons boiling in the range of approximately 220°C to 450°C (428°F to 842°F). This stream is likely to contain organic sulfur compounds.
295-990-6
92201-59-7
964
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0 %
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by the distillation of products from a catalytic cracking process which has been used as a heat transfer fluid. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons boiling in the range of approximately 190°C to 340°C (374°F to 644°F). This stream is likely to contain organic sulfur compounds.
295-991-1
92201-60-0
922
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0 %
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by treating a light distillate from steam-cracked naphtha. It consists predominantly of aromatic hydrocarbons.
295-311-3
91995-50-5
1539
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained as the raffinates from a solvent extraction process of hydrotreated light distillate from steam-cracked naphtha.
295-315-5
91995-53-8
1539
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by treating dewaxed heavy paraffinic distillate with neutral or modified clay in either a contacting or percolation process. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C20 through C50.
292-616-3
90640-94-1
802
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 resulting from treatment of dewaxed light paraffinic distillate with natural or modified clay in either a contacting or percolation process. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C15 through C30.
292-618-4
90640-96-3
804
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 produced by treating a dewaxed light paraffinic distillate with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C15 through C30.
292-620-5
90640-97-4
805
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 dearomatization of the residue of hydrocracked petroleum. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C18 through C27 and boiling in the range of approximately 370°C to 450°C (698°F to 842°F).
305-589-0
94733-09-2
834
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 the treatment of a hydrogenated petroleum distillate with a solvent. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C19 through C40 and boiling in the range of approximately 390°C to 550°C (734°F to 1022°F).
307-011-2
97488-74-9
842
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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305-588-5
94733-08-1
833
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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 treating a petroleum fraction with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst and removing the aromatic hydrocarbons by solvent extraction. It consists predominantly of naphthenic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C15 through C30 and produces a finished oil with a viscosity of between 13-15cSt at 40°C.
295-316-0
91995-54-9
814
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 distillation of the polymerized C8 through C12 fraction from steam-cracked petroleum distillates. It consists predominantly of aromatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C8 through C12.
305-750-5
95009-23-7
1539
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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202-607-8
97-77-8
162
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0 %
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308-208-6
97925-95-6
1650
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The redistillate from the fractional distillation of dephenolated and debased methylnaphthalene oil obtained from bituminous coal high temperature tar and pyrolysis residual oils boiling in the approximate range of 220°C to 230°C (428°F to 446°F). It consists predominantly of unsubstituted and substituted dinuclear aromatic hydrocarbons.
295-329-1
91995-66-3
1539
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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The aqueous extract produced by an acidic wash of alkali-washed carbolic oil. Composed primarily of acid salts of various aromatic nitrogen bases including pyridine, quinoline and their alkyl derivatives.
292-622-6
90640-99-6
1539
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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The aqueous extract produced by an acidic wash of alkali-washed napthalene oil. Composed primarily of acid salts of various aromatic nitrogen bases including pyridine, quinoline and their alkyl derivatives.
292-623-1
90641-00-2
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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An acid sludge by-product of the sulphuric acid refining of crude high temperature coal. Composed primarily of sulfuric acid and organic compounds.
298-725-2
93821-38-6
1539
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0 %
Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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The redistillate from the distillate, freed of tar acids and tar bases, from bituminous coal high temperature tar boiling in the approximate range of 90°C to 160°C (194°F to 320°F). It consists predominantly of benzene, toluene and xylenes.
295-323-9
91995-61-8
1539
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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The residue from toluene extraction of dried brown coal.
294-285-0
91697-23-3
621
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substance contain > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
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The oil resulting from the acid washing of alkali-washed carbolic oil to remove the minor amounts of basic compounds (tar bases). Composed primarily of indene, indan and alkylbenzenes.
292-624-7
90641-01-3
1539
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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The first fraction from the distillation of aromatic hydrocarbons, coumarone, naphthalene and indene rich prefractionator bottoms or washed carbolic oil boiling substantially below 145°C (293°F). Composed primarily of C7 and C8 aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons.
292-625-2
90641-02-4
1539
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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The distillate from aromatic hydrocarbons, coumarone, naphthalene and indene rich prefractionator bottoms or washed carbolic oils, having an approximate boiling range of 155°C to 180°C (311°F to 356°F). Composed primarily of indene, indan and trimethylbenzenes.
292-626-8
90641-03-5
1539
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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The distillate from alkali-washed naphthalene oil having an approximate distillation range of 180°C to 220°C (356°F to 428°F). Composed primarily of naphthalene, alkylbenzenes, indene and indan.
292-627-3
90641-04-6
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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The residue from the distillation of alkali-washed naphthalene oil having an approximate distillation range of 220°C to 300°C (428°F to 572°F). Composed primarily of naphthalene, alkylnaphthalenes and aromatic nitrogen bases.
292-628-9
90641-05-7
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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The product obtained by treatment of coal tar oil alkaline extract with CO2 and CaO. Composed primarily of CaCO3, Ca(OH)2, Na2CO3 and other organic and inorganic impurities.
292-629-4
90641-06-8
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 as the extract from the solvent extraction of a catalytically reformed petroleum cut. It consists predominantly of aromatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C7 through C8 and boiling in the range of approximately 100°C to 200°C (212°F to 392°F).
295-331-2
91995-68-5
1539
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by the treatment of heavy naphthic solvent petroleum extract with bleaching earth. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C6 through C10 and boiling in the range of approximately 80°C to 180°C (175°F to 356°F).
308-261-5
97926-43-7
1539
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from a petroleum stock by treating with hydrogen to convert organic sulfur to hydrogen sulfide which is removed. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C15 through C50 and produces a finished oil with a viscosity of greater than 19cSt at 40°C.
297-827-4
93763-10-1
827
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by treating a heavy naphthenic distillate solvent extract with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. It consists predominantly of aromatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C20 through C50 and produces a finished oil of at least 19cSt at 40°C (100 SUS at 100°F).
292-631-5
90641-07-9
806
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons resulting from treatment of a petroleum fraction with natural or modified clay in either a contact or percolation process to remove the trace amounts of polar compounds and impurities present. It consists predominantly of aromatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C20 through C50. This stream is likely to contain 5 wt. % or more 4-6 membered ring aromatic hydrocarbons.
296-437-1
92704-08-0
825
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by treating a heavy paraffinic distillate solvent extract with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C21 through C33 and boiling in the range of approximately 350°C to 480°C (662°F to 896°F).
292-632-0
90641-08-0
807
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained as the extract from solvent extraction of intermediate paraffinic top solvent distillate that is treated with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. It consists predominantly of aromatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C16 through C36.
295-335-4
91995-73-2
815
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by treating the extract, obtained from a solvent extraction process, with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst under conditions primarily to remove sulfur compounds. It consists predominantly of aromatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C15 through C30. This stream is likely to contain 5 wt.% or more of 4- to 6-membered condensed ring aromatic hydrocarbons.
295-338-0
91995-75-4
816
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained as a fraction of the distillation of an extract from the solvent extraction of light paraffinic top petroleum distillates that is subjected to a sulfuric acid refining. It consists predominantly of aromatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C16 through C32.
295-339-6
91995-76-5
817
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by solvent extraction of a light paraffin distillate and treated with hydrogen to convert the organic sulfur to hydrogen sulfide which is eliminated. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C15 through C40 and produces a finished oil with a viscosity of greater than 10cSt at 40°C.
295-340-1
91995-77-6
818
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by treating a light paraffinic distillate solvent extract with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C17 through C26 and boiling in the range of approximately 280° to 400°C (536°F to 752°F).
292-633-6
90641-09-1
808
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 from light vacuum petroleum gas oil. It consists predominantly of aromatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C13 through C30.
295-341-7
91995-78-7
984
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons, obtained by solvent extraction from light vacuum petroleum gas oils and treated with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. It consists predominantly of aromatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C13 through C30.
295-342-2
91995-79-8
819
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from a solvent dewaxed petroleum stock by treating with hydrogen to convert organic sulfur to hydrogen sulfide which is removed. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C15 through C50 and produces a finished oil with a viscosity of greater than 19cSt at 40°C.
297-829-5
93763-11-2
828
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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294-302-1
91697-41-5
1460
All cosmetic products
0 %
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212-984-0
900-95-8
1115
All cosmetic products
0 %
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FLOCOUMAFEN
421-960-0
90035-08-8
1630
All cosmetic products
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by treatment of Foot's oil with sulfuric acid. It consists predominantly of branched-chain hydrocarbons with carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C20 through C50.
300-225-7
93924-31-3
830
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 the treatment of Foots oil with activated carbon for the removal of trace constituents and impurities. It consists predominantly of saturated straight chain hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C12.
308-126-0
97862-76-5
848
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 treatment of Foot's oil with natural or modified clay in either a contacting or percolation process to remove the trace amounts of polar compounds and impurities present. It consists predominantly of branched chain hydrocarbons with carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C20 through C50.
300-226-2
93924-32-4
831
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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