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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 27 February 2024. Database contains 770 unique substances/entries.
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240-886-8
16867-03-1
211
Professional use cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes
0.5 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to eyelashes must not exceed 0.5 %
For professional use only
Details
204-541-5
122-40-7
67
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
202-983-3
101-86-0
87
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
202-627-7
98-01-1
312
All cosmetic products
0.001 %
Details
241-411-7
17373-89-6
177
Oral products
Details
241-411-7
17373-89-6
177
Cosmetic products other than oral products
0.06 %
Details
212-782-2
868-77-9
313
Nail products
For professional use only
Details
202-236-1
93-29-8
370
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
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 %
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205-781-3
151-05-3
334
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
202-759-5
99-49-0
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
Details
269-944-0
68391-32-2
304
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
2 %
Details
220-494-3
2784-89-6
258
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
1 %
Details
202-982-8
101-85-9
74
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
247-104-4
25564-22-1
153
All cosmetic products
0.1 %
Details
203-213-9
104-55-2
76
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
203-109-3
103-41-3
81
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
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
217-477-8
1866-31-5
136
All cosmetic products
Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester shall be less than 0.1 %
Details
217-281-2
1797-74-6
144
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
225-230-0
4728-82-9
137
All cosmetic products
Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester shall be less than 0.1 %
Details
205-527-1
142-19-8
139
All cosmetic products
Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester shall be less than 0.1 %
Details
231-335-2
7493-74-5
143
All cosmetic products
Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester shall be less than 0.1 %
Details
202-086-7
91-64-5
77
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
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
236-719-3
13466-78-9
121
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
Details
226-394-6
5392-40-5
70
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
204-116-4
115-95-7
337
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
MAJANTOL; MAJANTOL R
403-140-4
103694-68-4
345
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
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
298-995-1
93841-25-9
206
Professional use cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes
1.75 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to eyelashes must not exceed 1.75 % (calculated as free base)
For professional use only
Details
242-016-2
18127-01-0
155
All cosmetic products
0.6 %
Details
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37
Oral products
0.15 %
When mixed with other fluorine compounds permitted under this Annex, total F concentration must not exceed 0.15 %
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
262-909-0
61693-42-3
227
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 % (as hydrochloride)
Details
262-909-0
61693-42-3
227
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
1.5 %
Details
612-192-9
61693-43-4
227
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 % (as hydrochloride)
Details
612-192-9
61693-43-4
227
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
1.5 %
Details
283-144-9
84540-50-1
283
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
1 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 1.0 %
Details
283-144-9
84540-50-1
283
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
Details
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80419-48-3
283
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
1 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 1.0 %
Details
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80419-48-3
283
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
Details
267-370-5
67846-56-4
305
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
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38171-54-9
217
Professional use cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes
1.2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 1.2 %
For professional use only
Details
-
38171-54-9
217
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
1.2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 1.2 %
Details
201-891-0
89-25-8
228
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
204-846-3
127-51-5
90
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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