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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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
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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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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
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44
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.1 %
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
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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
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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
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
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
272-574-2
68890-66-4
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
272-574-2
68890-66-4
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
212-222-7
770-35-4
43
Rinse-off products
Preservative
Only for rinse-off products
1 %
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
220-239-6
2682-20-4
57
Rinse-off products
Preservative
0.0015 %
Details
204-589-7
122-99-6
29
All cosmetic products
Preservative
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
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
257-048-2
51200-87-4
45
All cosmetic products
Preservative
pH must be greater than 6
0.1 %
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
250-001-7
30007-47-7
20
Rinse-off products
Preservative
Avoid formation of nitrosamines
0.1 %
Details
222-182-2
3380-34-5
25
Mouthwashes
Preservative
0.2 %
Details

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