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 18 lipnja 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
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
201-993-5
90-43-7
7
Leave-on products
Preservative
0.15 %
Avoid contact with eyes.
Details
201-993-5
90-43-7
7
Rinse-off products
Preservative
0.2 %
Avoid contact with eyes.
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
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
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
200-317-6
57-15-8
11
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Not to be used in aerosol dispensers (sprays)
0.5 %
Contains Chlorobutanol.
Details
203-856-5
111-30-8
48
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Not to be used in aerosols (sprays)
0.1 %
Contains Glutaral.
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
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
-
-
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
434-630-6
60372-77-2
58
Mouthwashes
Preservative
Not to be used in preparations for children under 10 years of age
0.15 %
Not to be used for children under 10 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
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
212-525-4
824-35-1
3
Cosmetic products other than products for children under 3 years of age, except for shampoos
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Salicylic acid and its salts'
Not to be used in products for children under 3 years of age, except for shampoos
0.5 %
Not to be used for children under 3 years of age.
Details
242-669-3
18917-89-0
3
Cosmetic products other than products for children under 3 years of age, except for shampoos
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Salicylic acid and its salts'
Not to be used in products for children under 3 years of age, except for shampoos
0.5 %
Not to be used for children under 3 years of age.
Details
261-963-2
59866-70-5
3
Cosmetic products other than products for children under 3 years of age, except for shampoos
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Salicylic acid and its salts'
Not to be used in products for children under 3 years of age, except for shampoos
0.5 %
Not to be used for children under 3 years of age.
Details
209-421-6
578-36-9
3
Cosmetic products other than products for children under 3 years of age, except for shampoos
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Salicylic acid and its salts'
Not to be used in products for children under 3 years of age, except for shampoos
0.5 %
Not to be used for children under 3 years of age.
Details
200-712-3
69-72-7
3
Cosmetic products other than products for children under 3 years of age
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Salicylic acid and its salts'
Not to be used for children under 3 years of age
Not to be used in oral products
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user'slungs by inhalation
0.5 %
Not to be used for children under 3 years of age.
Details
-
-
3
Cosmetic products other than products for children under 3 years of age, except for shampoos
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Salicylic acid and its salts'
Not to be used in products for children under 3 years of age, except for shampoos
0.5 %
Not to be used for children under 3 years of age.
Details
200-198-0
54-21-7
3
Cosmetic products other than products for children under 3 years of age, except for shampoos
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Salicylic acid and its salts'
Not to be used in products for children under 3 years of age, except for shampoos
0.5 %
Not to be used for children under 3 years of age.
Details
218-531-3
2174-16-5
3
Cosmetic products other than products for children under 3 years of age, except for shampoos
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Salicylic acid and its salts'
Not to be used in products for children under 3 years of age, except for shampoos
0.5 %
Not to be used for children under 3 years of age.
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
0.2 %
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
229-222-8
6440-58-0
33
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.6 %
Details
253-775-4
38083-17-9
32
Face creams
Preservative
0.2 %
Details
253-775-4
38083-17-9
32
Foot care products
Preservative
0.2 %
Details
253-775-4
38083-17-9
32
Rinse-off shampoo
Preservative
0.5 %
Details
253-775-4
38083-17-9
32
Hair lotions
Preservative
0.2 %
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
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50650-76-5
35
Rinse-off products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for '1-Hydroxy-4-methyl-6-(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl) 2-pyridon and its monoethanolamine salt'
1 %
Details
-
50650-76-5
35
Cosmetic products other than rinse-off products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for '1-Hydroxy-4-methyl-6-(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl) 2-pyridon and its monoethanolamine salt'
0.5 %
Details

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