cosmetics-preservatives

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.

Last updated 13 lipnja 2024. Database contains 174 unique substances/entries.
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220-239-6
2682-20-4
57
Rinse-off products
Preservative
0.0015 %
Details
611-341-5
55965-84-9
39
Rinse-off products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Mixture of 5-Chloro-2-methyl-isothiazol-3(2H)-one and 2-methylisothiazol-3(2H)-one'
0.0015 %
Details
460-890-5
-
59
All cosmetic products except oral products and eye products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Citric acid (and) Silver citrate'
Not to be used in oral products and eye products
0.0024 %
Details
232-033-3
7783-90-6
52
All cosmetic products except products for children under 3 years of age, oral products and eye and lip products
Preservative
20% AgCl (w/w) on TiO2: Not to be used in products for children under 3 years of age, in oral products and in eye and lip products
0.004 %
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
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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
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
259-627-5
55406-53-6
56
Deodorants/anti-perspirants
Preservative
Not to be used in oral and lip products
Not to be used in products for children under 3 years of age
0.0075 %
Not to be used for children under 3 years of age.
Details
259-627-5
55406-53-6
56
Leave-on products except oral and lip products, body lotion and body cream, products for children under 3 years of age
Preservative
Not to be used in oral and lip products
Not to be used in body lotion and body cream
Not to be used in products for children under 3 years of age
0.01 %
Not to be used for children under 3 years of age.
Details
259-627-5
55406-53-6
56
Rinse-off products other than oral and lip products, products for children under 3 years of age except in bath products/shower gels and shampoo
Preservative
Not to be used in oral and lip products
Not to be used in products for children under 3 years of age, except in bath products/shower gels and shampoo
0.02 %
Not to be used for children under 3 years of age.
Details
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
239-446-8
15435-29-7
37
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.1 %
Details
-
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
257-048-2
51200-87-4
45
All cosmetic products
Preservative
pH must be greater than 6
0.1 %
Details
221-761-7
3228-02-2
38
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.1 %
Details
250-001-7
30007-47-7
20
Rinse-off products
Preservative
Avoid formation of nitrosamines
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
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
-
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
204-479-9
121-54-0
53
Rinse-off products
Preservative
0.1 %
Details
204-479-9
121-54-0
53
Leave-on products other than oral products
Preservative
0.1 %
Details
200-143-0
52-51-7
21
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Avoid formation of nitrosamines
0.1 %
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
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
203-856-5
111-30-8
48
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Not to be used in aerosols (sprays)
0.1 %
Contains Glutaral.
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
214-290-3
1119-94-4
44
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Alkyl (C 12-22) trimethyl ammonium bromide and chloride'
0.1 %
Details
203-927-0
112-00-5
44
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Alkyl (C 12-22) trimethyl ammonium bromide and chloride'
0.1 %
Details
This substance is identified by SDA Substance Name: C12-C18 alkyl benzyl dimethyl ammonium chloride and SDA Reporting Number: 16-052-00.
269-919-4
68391-01-5
54
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Benzalkonium chloride, bromide and saccharinate'
0.1 %
Avoid contact with eyes.
Details
608-042-7
27083-27-8
28
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user's lungs by inhalation
0.1 %
Details
640-037-5
133029-32-0
28
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user's lungs by inhalation
0.1 %
Details
608-723-9
32289-58-0
28
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user's lungs by inhalation
0.1 %
Details
923-111-4
28757-47-3
28
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user's lungs by inhalation
0.1 %
Details
287-089-1
85409-22-9
54
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Benzalkonium chloride, bromide and saccharinate'
0.1 %
Avoid contact with eyes.
Details
270-325-2
68424-85-1
54
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Benzalkonium chloride, bromide and saccharinate'
0.1 %
Avoid contact with eyes.
Details
263-080-8
61789-71-7
54
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Benzalkonium chloride, bromide and saccharinate'
0.1 %
Avoid contact with eyes.
Details
-
-
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
-
-
15
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for '3,3'-Dibromo-4,4'-hexamethylenedioxydi-benzamidine and its salts'
0.1 %
Details
214-294-5
1120-02-1
44
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Alkyl (C 12-22) trimethyl ammonium bromide and chloride'
0.1 %
Details
203-929-1
112-03-8
44
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Alkyl (C 12-22) trimethyl ammonium bromide and chloride'
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
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

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