Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex V - Allowed Preservatives

EU. Allowed Preservatives: Annex V, Regulation 1223/2009/EC on Cosmetic Products, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2022/1531, OJ L 240, 16 September 2022

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.

Sodium N-(hydroxymethyl)glycinate

EC / List no: 274-357-8 CAS no: 70161-44-3
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Conditions Product type, body parts
All cosmetic products
Not to be used unless it can be shown that the maximum theoretical concentration of releasable formaldehyde, irrespective of the source, in the mixture as placed on the market is < 0,1 % w/w
Maximum Threshold
0.5 %
All finished products containing substances which are listed in this Annex and which release formaldehyde shall be labelled with the warning ''releases formaldehyde'' where the total concentration of formaldehyde released in the finished product exceeds 0,001 % (10 ppm), irrespective of whether the finished product contains one or more substances releasing formaldehyde. However, all finished products containing substances referred to in the first subparagraph which comply with Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 as applicable on 30 July 2022 may be placed on the Union market until 31 July 2024 and be made available on the Union market until 31 July 2026