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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 29 veljače 2024. Database contains 174 unique substances/entries.
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460-890-5
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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
460-890-5
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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
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44
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.1 %
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
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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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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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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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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
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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
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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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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
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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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4
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Hexa-2,4-dienoic acid and its salts'
0.6 %
Details
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2
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Propionic acid and its salts'
2 %
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
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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
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18
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Undec-10-enoic acid and its salts'
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
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
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
203-192-6
104-29-0
50
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.3 %
Details
205-513-5
141-94-6
19
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
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
202-859-9
100-51-6
34
All cosmetic products
Preservative
1 %
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
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
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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
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
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
204-401-3
120-50-3
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
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
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
238-588-8
14548-60-8
55
Rinse-off products
Preservative
0.15 %
Details
202-905-8
100-97-0
30
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.15 %
Details
242-354-0
18472-51-0
42
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'N,N''-bis(4-chlorophenyl)-3,12-diimino-2,4,11,13-tetraazatetradecanediamidine and its digluconate, diacetate and dihydrochloride'
0.3 %
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
240-795-3
16731-55-8
9
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Inorganic sulphites and hydrogen sulphites'
0.2 %
Details

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