Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex III - Restricted Substances

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

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.


EC / List no: 202-924-1 CAS no: 101-20-2
Ref No.
Restrictions Product type, body parts
Rinse-off products
Maximum Threshold
1.5 %
Purity criteria: 3,3'',4,4''-Tetrachloroazobenzene ≤ 1 ppm

Purity criteria: 3,3'',4,4''-Tetrachloroazoxybenzene ≤ 1 ppm

For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product

For use as a preservative, see Annex V, No 23