Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex II - Prohibited Substances

EU. Prohibited Substances: Annex II, Regulation 1223/2009/EC on Cosmetic Products, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2024/996, OJ L of 4 April 2024

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

Pitch, coal tar, low-temp., heat-treated

A complex black solid obtained by the heat treatment of low temperature coal tar pitch. It has a softening point within the approximate range of 50°C to 140°C (122°F to 284°F). Composed primarily of a complex mixture of aromatic compounds. EC / List no: 292-653-5 CAS no: 90669-58-2
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Product type, body parts
All cosmetic products
Maximum Threshold
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene