Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex III - Restricted Substances

EU. Restricted Substances: Annex III, Regulation 1223/2009/EC on Cosmetic Products, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2022/2195, OJ L 292, 11 November 2022

This list contains substances whose use in cosmetic products in the European Union is banned, except under certain conditions as indicated in Annex III. The list specifies the field of application or use, maximum allowable concentration limits in finished products, and any additional limitations.

Methyl 2-hydroxybenzoate

EC / List no: 204-317-7 CAS no: 119-36-8
Ref No.
Restrictions Product type, body parts
Body lotion spray/aerosol
Maximum Threshold
0.04 %
Not to be used in preparations for children under 6 years of age, with the exception of Toothpaste
Applies from 17 December 2022