Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex II - Prohibited Substances

EU. Prohibited Substances: Annex II, Regulation 1223/2009/EC on Cosmetic Products, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2023/1490, OJ L 183, 20 July 2023

This list contains substances which are banned from use in any cosmetic products marketed for sale or use in the European Union.

Hydrocarbons, C1-4

A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by thermal cracking and absorber operations and by distillation of crude oil. It consists of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C1 through C4 and boiling in the range of approximately minus 164°C to minus 0.5°C (-263°F to 31°F). EC / List no: 271-032-2 CAS no: 68514-31-8
Ref No.
Product type, body parts
All cosmetic products
Maximum Threshold
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 0.1% (w/w) Butadiene