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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260-247-7
56532-40-2
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
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
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
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
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
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
231-821-4
7757-83-7
9
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Inorganic sulphites and hydrogen sulphites'
0.2 %
Details
231-819-3
7757-81-5
4
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Hexa-2,4-dienoic acid and its salts'
0.6 %
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
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
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
205-290-4
137-40-6
2
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Propionic acid and its salts'
2 %
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
274-357-8
70161-44-3
51
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Not to be used unless it can be shown that the maximum theoretical concentration of releasable formaldehyde, irrespective of the source, in the mixture as placed on the market is < 0,1 % w/w
0.5 %
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
231-673-0
7681-57-4
9
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Inorganic sulphites and hydrogen sulphites'
0.2 %
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
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
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
231-548-0
7631-90-5
9
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Inorganic sulphites and hydrogen sulphites'
0.2 %
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
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
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
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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
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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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-
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
-
-
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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-
2
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Propionic acid and its salts'
2 %
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
-
-
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
-
-
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
-
-
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
-
-
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
-
-
15
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for '3,3'-Dibromo-4,4'-hexamethylenedioxydi-benzamidine and its salts'
0.1 %
Details
-
-
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
-
-
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
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
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
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
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
219-020-8
2315-68-6
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
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
201-176-3
79-09-4
2
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Propionic acid and its salts'
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
233-321-1
10117-38-1
9
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Inorganic sulphites and hydrogen sulphites'
0.2 %
Details
246-376-1
24634-61-5
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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