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.

5-Chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy) phenol

EC / List no: 222-182-2 CAS no: 3380-34-5
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Conditions Product type, body parts
Non-spray deodorants
Not to be used in toothpaste intended for children under 3 years of age
Maximum Threshold
0.3 %
Warning Label
For toothpaste containing the substance the following labelling is obligatory: ''Not to be used for children under 3 years of age''
Cosmetic products containing that substance that do not comply with the conditions may, provided that they comply with the conditions applicable on 23 April 2024, be placed on the Union market until 31 December 2024 and, if they have already been placed on the market before that date, continue to be made available on the Union market until 31 October 2025

For use other than as a preservative, see Annex III, No. 100