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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 23 veljače 2024. Database contains 174 unique substances/entries.
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200-618-2
65-85-0
1
Rinse-off products excluding oral products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Benzoic acid and its sodium salt'
2.5 %
Details
200-618-2
65-85-0
1
Leave-on products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Benzoic acid and its sodium salt'
0.5 %
Details
200-618-2
65-85-0
1
Oral products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Benzoic acid and its sodium salt'
1.7 %
Details
208-534-8
532-32-1
1
Oral products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Benzoic acid and its sodium salt'
1.7 %
Details
208-534-8
532-32-1
1
Rinse-off products excluding oral products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Benzoic acid and its sodium salt'
2.5 %
Details
208-534-8
532-32-1
1
Leave-on products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Benzoic acid and its sodium salt'
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
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
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
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
202-785-7
99-76-3
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
253-048-1
36457-19-9
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
247-464-2
26112-07-2
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
240-830-2
16782-08-4
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
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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
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-
12
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for '4-Hydroxybenzoic acid and its Methyl-and Ethyl-esters, and their salts'
0.8 %
Details
252-487-6
35285-68-8
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
225-714-1
5026-62-0
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
204-051-1
114-63-6
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
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
254-009-1
38566-94-8
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
284-597-5
84930-16-5
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
202-307-7
94-13-3
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
202-307-7
94-13-3
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
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-
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
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-
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
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-
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
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-
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
253-049-7
36457-20-2
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
252-488-1
35285-69-9
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
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
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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
-
-
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
224-580-1
4418-26-2
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
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
205-488-0
141-53-7
14
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Formic acid and its sodium salt'
0.5 %
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
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-
15
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for '3,3'-Dibromo-4,4'-hexamethylenedioxydi-benzamidine and its salts'
0.1 %
Details
200-210-4
54-64-8
16
Eye products
Preservative
If mixed with other mercurial compounds authorised by this Regulation, the maximum concentration of Hg remains fixed at 0.007%
0.007 %
Contains Thiomersal.
Details
200-532-5
62-38-4
17
Eye products
Preservative
If mixed with other mercurial compounds authorised by this Regulation, the maximum concentration of Hg remains fixed at 0.007%
0.007 %
Contains Phenylmercuric compounds.
Details
202-331-8
94-43-9
17
Eye products
Preservative
If mixed with other mercurial compounds authorised by this Regulation, the maximum concentration of Hg remains fixed at 0.007%
0.007 %
Contains Phenylmercuric compounds.
Details
-
-
17
Eye products
Preservative
If mixed with other mercurial compounds authorised by this Regulation, the maximum concentration of Hg remains fixed at 0.007%
0.007 %
Contains Phenylmercuric compounds.
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
662-949-2
6159-41-7
18
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Undec-10-enoic acid and its salts'
0.2 %
Details
-
-
18
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Undec-10-enoic acid and its salts'
0.2 %
Details
282-908-9
84471-25-0
18
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Undec-10-enoic acid and its salts'
0.2 %
Details
203-965-8
112-38-9
18
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Undec-10-enoic acid and its salts'
0.2 %
Details

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