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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) 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.

Last updated 09 June 2023. Database contains 651 unique substances/entries.
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236-675-5
13463-67-7
321
General use hair aerosol spray products
1.4 %
Only in the pigmentary form
For general consumers
Details
204-854-7
127-65-1
5
All cosmetic products
0.2 %
Details
This substance is identified in the Colour Index by Colour Index Constitution Number, C.I. 16255:1.
235-438-3
12227-64-4
192
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
Details
309-358-5
100209-50-5
307
All cosmetic products
Maximum molecular weight average of the peptides in hydrolysates is 3.5 kDa
Details
204-867-8
127-82-2
25
Deodorants, antiperspirants and astringent lotions
6 %
Details
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1949-15-1
24
All cosmetic products
1 %
Details
245-842-1
23726-91-2
158
Cosmetic products other than oral products
0.02 %
Details
245-842-1
23726-91-2
158
Oral products
Details
246-430-4
24720-09-0
163
Oral products
Details
246-430-4
24720-09-0
163
Cosmetic products other than oral products
0.02 %
Details
245-843-7
23726-92-3
162
Oral products
Details
245-843-7
23726-92-3
162
Cosmetic products other than oral products
0.02 %
Details
245-845-8
23726-94-5
157
Oral products
Details
245-845-8
23726-94-5
157
Cosmetic products other than oral products
0.02 %
Details
245-833-2
23696-85-7
160
Oral products
Details
245-833-2
23696-85-7
160
Cosmetic products other than oral products
0.02 %
Details
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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
244-240-6
21145-77-7
182
Leave-on products excluding oral products, hydroalcoholic products, fine fragrances, and fragrance creams
0.1 %
Details
244-240-6
21145-77-7
182
Fragrance cream
0.5 %
Details
244-240-6
21145-77-7
182
Fine fragrance
2.5 %
Details
244-240-6
21145-77-7
182
Hydroalcoholic products excluding oral products
1 %
Details
244-240-6
21145-77-7
182
Rinse-off products excluding oral products
0.2 %
Details
NITROGELB
410-700-1
27080-42-8
249
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
Details
NITROGELB
410-700-1
27080-42-8
249
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
0.25 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 0.25 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
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
220-552-8
2809-21-4
53
Hair products
1.5 %
Details
220-552-8
2809-21-4
53
Soap
0.2 %
Details
219-474-7
2442-10-6
174
Oral products
Details
219-474-7
2442-10-6
174
Cosmetic products other than oral products
0.3 %
Details
IMEXINE OBA
417-020-4
2380-86-1
209
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 0.5 %
Details
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29705-39-3
237
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
2.5 %
Details
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29705-39-3
237
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
1.25 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 1.25 % (as hydrochloride)
Details
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29539-03-5
204
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
2 %
Details
AZOGELB
421-430-9
28365-08-4
277
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
0.25 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 0.25 %
Details
AZOGELB
421-430-9
28365-08-4
277
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.25 %
Details
246-521-9
24905-87-1
251
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
1 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
Details
220-494-3
2784-89-6
258
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
1 %
Details
247-104-4
25564-22-1
153
All cosmetic products
0.1 %
Details
220-292-5
2705-87-5
138
All cosmetic products
Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester shall be less than 0.1 %
Details
220-609-7
2835-39-4
141
All cosmetic products
Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester shall be less than 0.1 %
Details
218-129-8
2051-78-7
135
All cosmetic products
Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester shall be less than 0.1 %
Details
247-415-5
26021-57-8
230
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
1 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 1.0 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
Details
220-621-2
2835-99-6
244
Professional use cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes
1.5 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 1.5 %
For professional use only
Details
220-621-2
2835-99-6
244
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
1.5 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 1.5 %
Details
220-618-6
2835-95-2
241
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
1.5 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 1.5 %
Details
220-618-6
2835-95-2
241
Professional use cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes
1.5 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 1.5 %
For professional use only
Details
219-307-8
2408-20-0
150
All cosmetic products
Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester shall be less than 0.1 %
Details
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20859-38-5
26
Oral products
0.15 %
When mixed with other fluorine compounds permitted under this Annex, total F concentration must not exceed 0.15 %
Details
220-168-0
2650-18-2
190
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
Details
247-368-0
25956-17-6
191
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.4 %
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