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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.

Last updated 12 June 2024. Database contains 770 unique substances/entries.
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231-887-4
7775-09-9
6
Toothpaste
5 %
Details
223-289-7
3811-04-9
6
Toothpaste
5 %
Details
204-317-7
119-36-8
324
Toothpaste
2.52 %
Not to be used in preparations for children under 6 years of age, with the exception of Toothpaste
The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when its concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
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6
Toothpaste
5 %
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204-881-4
128-37-0
325
Toothpaste
0.1 %
Details
231-765-0
7722-84-1
12
Tooth whitening or bleaching products
6 %
To be only sold to dental practitioners
For each cycle of use, first use by dental practitioners as defined under Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications (OJ L 255, 30.9.2005, p. 22)) or under their direct supervision if an equivalent level of safety is ensured. Afterwards to be provided to the consumer to complete the cycle of use
Not to be used on a person under 18 years of age
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12
Tooth whitening or bleaching products
6 %
To be only sold to dental practitioners
For each cycle of use, first use by dental practitioners as defined under Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications (OJ L 255, 30.9.2005, p. 22)) or under their direct supervision if an equivalent level of safety is ensured. Afterwards to be provided to the consumer to complete the cycle of use
Not to be used on a person under 18 years of age
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203-919-7
111-90-0
297
The following spray products: fine fragrances, hair sprays, anti-perspirants and deodorants
2.6 %
The level of ethylene glycol impurity in Ethoxydiglycol must be ≤ 0.1%
Not to be used in eye products and oral products
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53
Soap
0.2 %
Details
434-630-6
60372-77-2
197
Soap
0.8 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
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220-552-8
2809-21-4
53
Soap
0.2 %
Details
231-765-0
7722-84-1
12
Skin products
4 %
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12
Skin products
4 %
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231-303-8
7488-56-4
49
Shampoos
1 %
Details
434-630-6
60372-77-2
197
Shampoos
0.8 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product
This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
Details
233-971-6
10476-85-4
57
Shampoo and face products
2.1 %
When mixed with other permitted strontium compounds the total strontium content must not exceed 2.1 %
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99
Self-tanning products other than for the face
0.4 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
Details
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99
Self-tanning products other than for the face
0.4 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
Details
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99
Self-tanning products for the face
0.45 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
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99
Self-tanning products for the face
0.45 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
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202-494-5
96-26-4
322
Self-tanning products
10 %
Details
204-317-7
119-36-8
324
Rinse-off skin products (except hand wash) and rinse-off hair products
0.06 %
Not to be used in preparations for children under 6 years of age, with the exception of Toothpaste
The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when its concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
Details
253-775-4
38083-17-9
310
Rinse-off shampoos
2 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
Details
203-919-7
111-90-0
297
Rinse-off products other than hair dye products
10 %
The level of ethylene glycol impurity in Ethoxydiglycol must be ≤ 0.1%
Not to be used in eye products and oral products
Details
215-183-4
1310-65-2
15b
Rinse-off products excluding straightening hair products and depilatories
Details
244-240-6
21145-77-7
182
Rinse-off products excluding oral products
0.2 %
Details
216-133-4
1506-02-1
182
Rinse-off products excluding oral products
0.2 %
Details
Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Tagetes patula, Compositae.
294-431-3
91722-29-1
309
Rinse-off products
0.1 %
Alpha terthienyl (terthiophen) content in the extract/oil ≤ 0.35 %
In case of combined use with Tagetes minuta (entry 308), the total combined content of Tagetes in ready for use preparation shall not exceed the maximum concentration limits set out in column (g)
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616-989-2
8016-84-0
308
Rinse-off products
0.1 %
Alpha terthienyl (terthiophen) content in the extract/oil ≤ 0.35 %
In case of combined use with Tagetes patula (entry 309), the total combined content of Tagetes in ready for use preparation shall not exceed the maximum concentration limits set out in column (g)
Details
Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Tagetes minuta, Compositae.
294-862-7
91770-75-1
308
Rinse-off products
0.1 %
Alpha terthienyl (terthiophen) content in the extract/oil ≤ 0.35 %
In case of combined use with Tagetes patula (entry 309), the total combined content of Tagetes in ready for use preparation shall not exceed the maximum concentration limits set out in column (g)
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62
Rinse-off products
Not to be used with nitrosating systems- Minimum purity: 99 %
Maximum secondary amine content: 0,5 % (applies to raw materials)
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg/kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
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62
Rinse-off products
Not to be used with nitrosating systems- Minimum purity: 99 %
Maximum secondary amine content: 0,5 % (applies to raw materials)
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg/kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
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221-284-4
3055-99-0
257
Rinse-off products
4 %
Details
201-642-6
85-91-6
323
Rinse-off products
0.2 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg/kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
Details
Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Cuminum cyminum, Umbelliferae.
283-881-6
84775-51-9
156
Rinse-off products
Details
212-222-7
770-35-4
54
Rinse-off products
2 %
Only in rinse-off products
Not to be used in oral products
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
Details
202-924-1
101-20-2
100
Rinse-off products
1.5 %
Purity criteria: 3,3'',4,4''-Tetrachloroazobenzene ≤ 1 ppm
Purity criteria: 3,3'',4,4''-Tetrachloroazoxybenzene ≤ 1 ppm
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
Details
202-223-0
93-15-2
102
Rinse-off products
0.001 %
Details
239-360-0
15323-35-0
134
Rinse-off products
Details
200-677-4
68-11-1
2a
Rinse-off hair products other than hair waving and straightening products and depilatories
2 %
Details
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2a
Rinse-off hair products other than hair waving and straightening products and depilatories
2 %
Details
215-224-6
1314-18-7
64
Rinse-off hair products
4.5 %
All products must meet the hydrogen peroxide release requirements
For professional use only
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21
Rinse-off hair products
0.5 %
Details
205-003-2
130-95-0
21
Rinse-off hair products
0.5 %
Details
241-327-0
17301-53-0
287
Rinse-off hair products
5 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
Details
203-929-1
112-03-8
286
Rinse-off hair products
2.5 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
Details
203-928-6
112-02-7
286
Rinse-off hair products
2.5 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
Details
205-137-1
134-31-6
51
Rinse-off hair products
0.3 %
Details
200-712-3
69-72-7
98
Rinse-off hair products
3 %
Not to be used in preparations for children under 3 years of age
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user's lungs by inhalation
Not to be used in oral products
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
These levels are inclusive of any use of salicylic acid
Details
270-325-2
68424-85-1
65
Rinse-off hair (head) products
3 %
In the final products the concentrations of benzalkonium chloride, bromide and saccharinate with an alkyl chain of C14, or less must not exceed 0.1% (as benzalkonium chloride)
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
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