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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 23 February 2024. Database contains 770 unique substances/entries.
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215-181-3
1310-58-3
15a
Cosmetic products other than nail cuticle, straightening hair products, and depilatories
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215-181-3
1310-58-3
15a
Nail cuticle products
5 %
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215-181-3
1310-58-3
15d
Callosity softener/remover
1.5 %
Details
205-507-2
141-86-6
285
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
0.15 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 0.15 %
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205-507-2
141-86-6
285
Professional use cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes
0.15 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 0.15 %
For professional use only
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215-282-2
1317-80-2
321
Face products in loose powder form
25 %
Only in the pigmentary form
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215-282-2
1317-80-2
321
General use hair aerosol spray products
1.4 %
Only in the pigmentary form
For general consumers
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215-282-2
1317-80-2
321
Professional use hair aerosol spray products
1.1 %
Only in the pigmentary form
For professional use only
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215-282-2
1317-80-2
321
Cosmetic products other than face products in loose powder form and hair aerosol spray products
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user's lungs by inhalation
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215-185-5
1310-73-2
15a
Professional use products for straightening hair
4.5 %
For professional use
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215-185-5
1310-73-2
15a
General use products for straightening hair
2 %
For general use
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215-185-5
1310-73-2
15a
Cosmetic products other than nail cuticle, straightening hair products, and depilatories
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215-185-5
1310-73-2
15a
Depilatories
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215-185-5
1310-73-2
15a
Nail cuticle products
5 %
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233-971-6
10476-85-4
57
Oral products
3.5 %
When mixed with other permitted strontium compounds the total strontium content must not exceed 3.5 %
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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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242-367-1
18480-07-4
63
Depilatories
3.5 %
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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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238-877-9
14807-96-6
59
Cosmetic products other than powdery products intended to be used for children under 3 years of age
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238-877-9
14807-96-6
59
Powdery products intended to be used for children under 3 years of age
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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
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236-675-5
13463-67-7
321
Professional use hair aerosol spray products
1.1 %
Only in the pigmentary form
For professional use only
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236-675-5
13463-67-7
321
Face products in loose powder form
25 %
Only in the pigmentary form
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236-675-5
13463-67-7
321
Cosmetic products other than face products in loose powder form and hair aerosol spray products
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user's lungs by inhalation
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204-854-7
127-65-1
5
All cosmetic products
0.2 %
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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
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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
218-827-2
2244-16-8
333
All cosmetic products
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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245-842-1
23726-91-2
157
Oral products
The presence of the substance or substances shall be indicated as 'Rose ketones' in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when the concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
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245-842-1
23726-91-2
157
Cosmetic products other than oral products
0.02 %
The presence of the substance or substances shall be indicated as 'Rose ketones' in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when the concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
Details
246-430-4
24720-09-0
157
Oral products
The presence of the substance or substances shall be indicated as 'Rose ketones' in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when the concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
Details
246-430-4
24720-09-0
157
Cosmetic products other than oral products
0.02 %
The presence of the substance or substances shall be indicated as 'Rose ketones' in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when the concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
Details
245-843-7
23726-92-3
157
Cosmetic products other than oral products
0.02 %
The presence of the substance or substances shall be indicated as 'Rose ketones' in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when the concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
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245-843-7
23726-92-3
157
Oral products
The presence of the substance or substances shall be indicated as 'Rose ketones' in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when the concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
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245-845-8
23726-94-5
157
Oral products
The presence of the substance or substances shall be indicated as 'Rose ketones' in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when the concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
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245-845-8
23726-94-5
157
Cosmetic products other than oral products
0.02 %
The presence of the substance or substances shall be indicated as 'Rose ketones' in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when the concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
Details
245-833-2
23696-85-7
157
Cosmetic products other than oral products
0.02 %
The presence of the substance or substances shall be indicated as 'Rose ketones' in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when the concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
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245-833-2
23696-85-7
157
Oral products
The presence of the substance or substances shall be indicated as 'Rose ketones' in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when the concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
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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)
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244-240-6
21145-77-7
182
Fine fragrance
2.5 %
Details
244-240-6
21145-77-7
182
Fragrance cream
0.5 %
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244-240-6
21145-77-7
182
Leave-on products excluding oral products, hydroalcoholic products, fine fragrances, and fragrance creams
0.1 %
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244-240-6
21145-77-7
182
Hydroalcoholic products excluding oral products
1 %
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244-240-6
21145-77-7
182
Rinse-off products excluding oral products
0.2 %
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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
Soap
0.2 %
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