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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) 2023/1545, OJ L 188, 27 July 2023

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 24 May 2024. Database contains 770 unique substances/entries.
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202-442-1
95-70-5
9a
General use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
For general use
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 2.0 % (calculated as free base)
Details
202-442-1
95-70-5
9a
Professional use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
For professional use only
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 2.0 % (calculated as free base)
Details
680-610-7
95576-89-9
250
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
2 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
Details
-
220158-86-1
316
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
As from 3 June 2021, after mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 2% (calculated as free base)
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
607-292-4
23920-15-2
220
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
2 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
Details
680-609-1
95576-92-4
250
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
2 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
Details
PIKRAMINROT
412-520-9
99610-72-7
222
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
2 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
Details
231-265-2
7469-77-4
213
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 2.0 %
When both 2- Methyl-1-Naphthol and 1- Acetoxy-2-Methylnaphthalene are present in a hair dye formulation, the maximum concentration on the head of 2-Methyl-1- Naphthol should not exceed 2.0 %
Details
201-969-4
90-15-3
16
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 2.0 %
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
IMEXINE FAG
410-910-3
104226-19-9
224
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
2 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
Details
469-500-8
857035-95-1
279
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 2.0 %
Details
-
29539-03-5
204
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
2 %
Details
421-170-6
138937-28-7
204
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
2 %
Details
-
70643-19-5
242
Professional use cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes
2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 2.0 % (as hydrochloride)
For professional use only
Details
-
70643-19-5
242
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 2.0 % (as hydrochloride)
Details
266-357-1
66422-95-5
242
Professional use cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes
2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 2.0 % (as hydrochloride)
For professional use only
Details
266-357-1
66422-95-5
242
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 2.0 % (as hydrochloride)
Details
274-713-2
70643-20-8
242
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 2.0 % (as hydrochloride)
Details
274-713-2
70643-20-8
242
Professional use cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes
2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 2.0 % (as hydrochloride)
For professional use only
Details
210-431-8
615-50-9
9a
General use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
For general use
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 2.0 % (calculated as free base)
Details
210-431-8
615-50-9
9a
Professional use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
For professional use only
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 2.0 % (calculated as free base)
Details
210-431-8
615-50-9
9a
Professional use cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes
2 %
For professional use only
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 2.0 % (calculated as free base)
Details
695-745-7
1079221-49-0
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 2.0 %
Details
228-762-1
6358-09-4
252
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 2.0 %
Details
228-762-1
6358-09-4
252
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
2 %
Details
454-690-7
5697-02-9
212
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 2.0 %
When both 2- Methyl-1-Naphthol and 1- Acetoxy-2-Methylnaphthalene are present in a hair dye formulation, the maximum concentration on the head of 2-Methyl-1- Naphthol should not exceed 2.0 %
Details
269-944-0
68391-32-2
304
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
2 %
Details
298-995-1
93841-25-9
206
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 2.0 % (calculated as sulphate)
Details
605-392-2
16517-75-2
288
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
2 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
Details
605-392-2
16517-75-2
288
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 2.0 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
Details
813-255-5
1256553-33-9
315
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
As from 3 June 2021, after mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 2% (calculated as free base)
Details
269-941-4
68391-30-0
267
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
2 %
Details
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-
23
Depilatories
2 %
Details
269-943-5
68391-31-1
262
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
2 %
Details
200-712-3
69-72-7
98
Cosmetic products other than rinse-off hair products, except body lotion, eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner, lipstick and roll-on deodorant
2 %
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
242-355-6
18472-87-2
270
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 2.0 %
Details
-
-
12
Cosmetic products for eyelashes
2 %
For professional use only
Details
-
-
12
Products for hardening nails
2 %
Details
203-905-0
111-76-2
188
Non-oxidative hair dye products
2 %
Not to be used in aerosol dispensers (sprays)
Details
221-665-5
3179-89-3
294
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 2.0 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
Details
459-980-7
910463-51-3
220
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
2 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
Details
231-765-0
7722-84-1
12
Professional use cosmetic products for eyelashes
2 %
For professional use only
Details
231-765-0
7722-84-1
12
Products for hardening nails
2 %
Details
215-183-4
1310-65-2
15b
General use products for straightening hair
2 %
For general use
Details
-
-
271
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
2 %
Details
203-404-7
106-50-3
8a
Professional use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
For professional use only
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 2 % calculated as free base
Details
203-404-7
106-50-3
8a
General use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
For general use
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 2 % calculated as free base
Details
203-404-7
106-50-3
8b
Professional use cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes
2 %
For professional use only
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to eyelashes must not exceed 2 % calculated as free base
Details

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