Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex III - Restricted Substances

EU. Restricted Substances: Annex III, Regulation 1223/2009/EC on Cosmetic Products, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2023/1545, OJ L 188, 27 July 2023

This list contains substances whose use in cosmetic products in the European Union is banned, except under certain conditions as indicated in Annex III. The list specifies the field of application or use, maximum allowable concentration limits in finished products, and any additional limitations.

Thioglycolic acid

EC / List no: 200-677-4 CAS no: 68-11-1
Ref No.
Restrictions Product type, body parts
Maximum Threshold
5 %
Ready for use pH 7 to 12.7
Expressed As
As thioglycolic acid
Warning Label
Conditions of use: Avoid contact with eyes. Rinse eyes immediately if product comes into contact with them. Warnings to be printed on the label: Contains thioglycolate. Follow the instructions. Keep out of reach of children.