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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.

Last updated 01 ožujka 2024. Database contains 174 unique substances/entries.
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273-545-7
68989-01-5
54
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Benzalkonium chloride, bromide and saccharinate'
0.1 %
Avoid contact with eyes.
Details
229-222-8
6440-58-0
33
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.6 %
Details
202-924-1
101-20-2
23
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Purity criteria: 3,3',4,4'-Tetrachloroazobenzene < 1 ppm, 3,3',4,4'-Tetrachloroazoxybenzene < 1 ppm
0.2 %
Details
215-331-8
1322-14-1
18
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Undec-10-enoic acid and its salts'
0.2 %
Details
222-264-8
3398-33-2
18
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Undec-10-enoic acid and its salts'
0.2 %
Details
239-446-8
15435-29-7
37
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.1 %
Details
217-210-5
1777-82-8
22
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.15 %
Details
204-589-7
122-99-6
29
All cosmetic products
Preservative
1 %
Details
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93856-82-7
15
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for '3,3'-Dibromo-4,4'-hexamethylenedioxydi-benzamidine and its salts'
0.1 %
Details
299-116-4
93856-83-8
15
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.1 %
Details
203-192-6
104-29-0
50
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.3 %
Details
208-293-9
520-45-6
13
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for '3-Acetyl-6-methylpyran-2,4 (3H)-dione and its salts'
Not to be used in aerosol dispensers (sprays)
0.6 %
Details
257-048-2
51200-87-4
45
All cosmetic products
Preservative
pH must be greater than 6
0.1 %
Details
933-435-8
569646-79-3
60
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.7 %
Details
202-804-9
99-96-7
12
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for '4-Hydroxybenzoic acid and its Methyl-and Ethyl-esters, and their salts'
0.4 %
Details
221-761-7
3228-02-2
38
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.1 %
Details
205-513-5
141-94-6
19
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.1 %
Details
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44
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.1 %
Details
217-468-9
1863-63-4
1a
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Salts of benzoic acid other than that listed under reference number 1 and esters of benzoic acid'
0.5 %
Details
233-469-7
10192-30-0
9
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Inorganic sulphites and hydrogen sulphites'
0.2 %
Details
241-503-7
17496-08-1
2
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Propionic acid and its salts'
2 %
Details
233-484-9
10196-04-0
9
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Inorganic sulphites and hydrogen sulphites'
0.2 %
Details
241-327-0
17301-53-0
44
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Alkyl (C 12-22) trimethyl ammonium bromide and chloride'
0.1 %
Details
293-522-5
91080-29-4
54
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Benzalkonium chloride, bromide and saccharinate'
0.1 %
Avoid contact with eyes.
Details
616-786-9
8001-54-5
54
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Benzalkonium chloride, bromide and saccharinate'
0.1 %
Avoid contact with eyes.
Details
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3811-75-4
47
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Benzenecarboximidamide, 4,4'-(1,6-hexanediylbis (oxy))bis- and its salts'
0.1 %
Details
202-859-9
100-51-6
34
All cosmetic products
Preservative
1 %
Details
200-143-0
52-51-7
21
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Avoid formation of nitrosamines
0.1 %
Details
202-318-7
94-26-8
12a
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Butyl 4-hydroxybenzoate and its salts, Propyl 4-hydroxybenzoate and its salts'
Not to be used in leave-on products designed for application on the nappy area of children under three years of age
0.14 %
For leave-on products designed for children under three years of age: ''Do not use on the nappy area''.
Details
202-318-7
94-26-8
12a
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Butyl 4-hydroxybenzoate and its salts, Propyl 4-hydroxybenzoate and its salts, 4-Hydroxybenzoic acid and its Methyl-and Ethyl-esters, and their salts'
Not to be used in leave-on products designed for application on the nappy area of children under three years of age
0.8 %
For leave-on products designed for children under three years of age: ''Do not use on the nappy area''.
Details
205-252-7
136-60-7
1a
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Salts of benzoic acid other than that listed under reference number 1 and esters of benzoic acid'
0.5 %
Details
264-151-6
63449-41-2
54
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Benzalkonium chloride, bromide and saccharinate'
0.1 %
Avoid contact with eyes.
Details
218-235-4
2090-05-3
1a
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Salts of benzoic acid other than that listed under reference number 1 and esters of benzoic acid'
0.5 %
Details
274-235-4
69959-44-0
12
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for '4-Hydroxybenzoic acid and its Methyl-and Ethyl-esters, and their salts'
0.4 %
Details
223-795-8
4075-81-4
2
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Propionic acid and its salts'
2 %
Details
231-321-6
7492-55-9
4
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Hexa-2,4-dienoic acid and its salts'
0.6 %
Details
200-311-3
57-09-0
44
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Alkyl (C 12-22) trimethyl ammonium bromide and chloride'
0.1 %
Details
203-928-6
112-02-7
44
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Alkyl (C 12-22) trimethyl ammonium bromide and chloride'
0.1 %
Details
201-793-8
88-04-0
26
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.5 %
Details
200-317-6
57-15-8
11
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Not to be used in aerosol dispensers (sprays)
0.5 %
Contains Chlorobutanol.
Details
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16807-48-0
13
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for '3-Acetyl-6-methylpyran-2,4 (3H)-dione and its salts'
Not to be used in aerosol dispensers (sprays)
0.6 %
Details
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-
1a
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Salts of benzoic acid other than that listed under reference number 1 and esters of benzoic acid'
0.5 %
Details
202-284-3
93-89-0
1a
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Salts of benzoic acid other than that listed under reference number 1 and esters of benzoic acid'
0.5 %
Details
204-399-4
120-47-8
12
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for '4-Hydroxybenzoic acid and its Methyl-and Ethyl-esters, and their salts'
0.4 %
Details
200-579-1
64-18-6
14
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Formic acid and its sodium salt'
0.5 %
Details
203-856-5
111-30-8
48
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Not to be used in aerosols (sprays)
0.1 %
Contains Glutaral.
Details
203-768-7
110-44-1
4
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Hexa-2,4-dienoic acid and its salts'
0.6 %
Details
211-533-5
659-40-5
47
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Benzenecarboximidamide, 4,4'-(1,6-hexanediylbis (oxy))bis- and its salts'
0.1 %
Details
299-055-3
93841-83-9
47
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Benzenecarboximidamide, 4,4'-(1,6-hexanediylbis (oxy))bis- and its salts'
0.1 %
Details
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9
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Inorganic sulphites and hydrogen sulphites'
0.2 %
Details

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