Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex V - Allowed Preservatives

EU. Allowed Preservatives: Annex V, Regulation 1223/2009/EC on Cosmetic Products, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2024/996, OJ L of 4 April 2024

This list contains substances designated as preservatives which cosmetic products marketed in the European Union may contain. The list contains maximum concentration limits and other restrictions. It also contains special labelling requirements, which outline conditions of use and warnings.


EC / List no: 220-239-6 CAS no: 2682-20-4
Ref No.
Conditions Product type, body parts
Rinse-off products
Maximum Threshold
0.0015 %
Methylisothiazolinone is also regulated in entry 39 in a mixture with Methylchloroisothiazolinone. The two entries are mutually exclusive: the use of the mixture of Methylchloroisothiazolinone (and) Methylisothiazolinone is incompatible with the use of Methylisothiazolinone alone in the same product