Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex III - Restricted Substances

EU. Restricted Substances: Annex III, Regulation 1223/2009/EC on Cosmetic Products, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2024/996, OJ L of 4 April 2024

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.

Ref No.
Restrictions Product type, body parts
Maximum Threshold
5.4 %
The ratio of the number of aluminium atoms to that of zirconium atoms must be between 2 and 10

The ratio of the number of (Al + Zr) atoms to that of chlorine atoms must be between 0.9 and 2.1

Not to be used in aerosol dispensers (sprays)

Expressed As
As zirconium
Warning Label
Do not apply to irritated or damaged skin