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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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204-617-8
123-31-9
14
Artificial nail systems
0.02 %
For professional use only
Details
205-769-8
150-76-5
95
Artificial nail systems
0.02 %
For professional use only
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9
Professional use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
5 %
For professional use only
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 5 % calculated as free base
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9
Professional use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
5 %
For professional use only
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 5 % calculated as free base
Details
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8
Professional use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
3 %
For professional use only
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 3 % calculated as free base
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205-634-3
144-62-7
3
Hair products
5 %
For professional use only
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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
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
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210-834-9
624-18-0
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
210-834-9
624-18-0
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
240-357-1
16245-77-5
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
240-357-1
16245-77-5
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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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
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-
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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2a
Products intended for eyelash waving
11 %
For professional use only
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2a
Professional use products for hair waving or straightening
11 %
For professional use only
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200-677-4
68-11-1
2a
Products intended for eyelash waving
11 %
For professional use only
Details
200-677-4
68-11-1
2a
Professional use products for hair waving or straightening
11 %
For professional use only
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2b
Professional use products for hair waving or straightening
11 %
For professional use only
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
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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
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202-859-9
100-51-6
45
All cosmetic 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
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, 0.01% in rinse-off products
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203-928-6
112-02-7
Leave-on hair products
1 %
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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203-928-6
112-02-7
286
Leave-on face products
0.5 %
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
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