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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 31 March 2023. Database contains 656 unique substances/entries.
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215-185-5
1310-73-2
15a
General use products for straightening hair
2 %
For general use
Details
215-185-5
1310-73-2
15a
Cosmetic products other than nail cuticle, straightening hair products, and depilatories
Details
215-185-5
1310-73-2
15a
Depilatories
Details
215-185-5
1310-73-2
15a
Professional use products for straightening hair
4.5 %
For professional use
Details
231-552-2
7631-97-2
27
Oral products
0.15 %
When mixed with other fluorine compounds permitted under this Annex, total F concentration must not exceed 0.15 %
Details
231-555-9
7632-00-0
17
All cosmetic products
0.2 %
Not to be used with secondary and/or tertiary amines or other substances forming nitrosamines
Details
263-070-3
61789-57-9
306
All cosmetic products
Maximum concentration of peanut proteins is 0.5 ppm
Details
224-618-7
4430-18-6
291
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
Details
208-854-8
543-94-2
58
Oral products
3.5 %
When mixed with other permitted strontium compounds the total strontium content must not exceed 3.5 %
Details
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 %
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 %
Details
242-367-1
18480-07-4
63
Depilatories
3.5 %
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
Details
277-298-6
73138-79-1
306
All cosmetic products
Maximum concentration of peanut proteins is 0.5 ppm
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)
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
Leave-on products except sunscreen products
0.01 %
Alpha terthienyl (terthiophen) content in the extract/oil ≤ 0.35 %
Not to be used in sunscreen products and products marketed for exposure to natural/artificial UV light
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
616-989-2
8016-84-0
308
Leave-on products except sunscreen products
0.01 %
Alpha terthienyl (terthiophen) content in the extract/oil ≤ 0.35 %
Not to be used in sunscreen products and products marketed for exposure to natural/artificial UV light
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
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 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)
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
Leave-on products except sunscreen products
0.01 %
Alpha terthienyl (terthiophen) content in the extract/oil ≤ 0.35 %
Not to be used in sunscreen products and products marketed for exposure to natural/artificial UV light
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)
Details
238-877-9
14807-96-6
59
Cosmetic products other than powdery products intended to be used for children under 3 years of age
Details
238-877-9
14807-96-6
59
Powdery products intended to be used for children under 3 years of age
Details
273-868-3
69103-01-1
127
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
Details
273-309-3
68956-56-9
128
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
Details
272-842-9
68917-63-5
130
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
Details
A complex combination of terpenes derived from oil of turpentine or citrus oils by fractionation or isomerization of other terpene fractions. Contains at least 80% limonene, the remainder being other terpene hydrocarbons. May contain trace amounts of alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, or ketones.
266-034-5
65996-98-7
129
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
Details
209-578-0
586-62-9
133
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
Details
200-677-4
68-11-1
2a
General use products for hair waving or straightening
8 %
For general use
Details
200-677-4
68-11-1
2a
Depilatories
5 %
Details
200-677-4
68-11-1
2a
Professional use products for hair waving or straightening
11 %
For professional use only
Details
200-677-4
68-11-1
2a
Rinse-off hair products other than hair waving and straightening products and depilatories
2 %
Details
200-677-4
68-11-1
2a
Products intended for eyelash waving
11 %
For professional use only
Details
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2b
General use products for hair waving or straightening
8 %
For general use
Details
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2b
Professional use products for hair waving or straightening
11 %
For professional use only
Details
Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Thuya occidentalis, Pinaceae.
290-370-1
90131-58-1
119
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
Details
231-999-3
7783-47-3
35
Oral products
0.15 %
When mixed with other fluorine compounds permitted under this Annex, total F concentration must not exceed 0.15 %
Details
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
Details
236-675-5
13463-67-7
321
Face products in loose powder form
25 %
Only in the pigmentary form
Details
236-675-5
13463-67-7
321
General use hair aerosol spray products
1.4 %
Only in the pigmentary form
For general consumers
Details
236-675-5
13463-67-7
321
Professional use hair aerosol spray products
1.1 %
Only in the pigmentary form
For professional use only
Details
204-854-7
127-65-1
5
All cosmetic products
0.2 %
Details
229-778-1
6728-26-3
166
Cosmetic products other than oral products
0.002 %
Details
229-778-1
6728-26-3
166
Oral products
Details
Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Evernia furfuracea, Usneaceae.
289-860-8
90028-67-4
92
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
Details
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62
Leave-on products
2.5 %
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
Details
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62
Leave-on products
2.5 %
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
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
Extractives and their physically modified derivatives. Pinus palustris, Pinaceae.
232-688-5
9005-90-7
124
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
Details
Any of the volatile predominately terpenic fractions or distillates resulting from the solvent extraction of, gum collection from, or pulping of softwoods. Composed primarily of the C10H16 terpene hydrocarbons: α-pinene, β-pinene, limonene, 3-carene, camphene. May contain other acyclic, monocyclic, or bicyclic terpenes, oxygenated terpenes, and anethole. Exact composition varies with refining methods and the age, location, and species of the softwood source.
232-350-7
8006-64-2
125;126
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
Details
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24
All cosmetic products
1 %
Details

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