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.


EC / List no: 416-940-3 CAS no: 109023-83-8
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Restrictions Product type, body parts
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
Maximum Threshold
0.1 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents

Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg

Keep in nitrite-free containers

The free base and salts of this hair colouring ingredient, unless prohibited under Annex II, are permitted for use