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.

Distillates (coal tar), naphthalene oils, indole-methylnaphthalene fraction

A distillate from the fractional distillation of high temperature coal tar. Composed primarily of indole and methylnaphthalene boiling in the range of approximately 235°C to 255°C (455°F to 491°F). EC / List no: 309-972-3 CAS no: 101794-91-6
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Product type, body parts
All cosmetic products
Maximum Threshold
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene or if they contain ≥ 0.005 % w/w benzo[a]pyrene
Generated using distillation and/or other processing methods