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.

p-Phenylenediamine HCl

EC / List no: 210-834-9 CAS no: 624-18-0
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Restrictions Product type, body parts
Professional use cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes
Maximum Threshold
2 %
For professional use only

After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to eyelashes must not exceed 2 % calculated as free base

Expressed As
As free base
Warning Label
To be printed on the label: The mixing ratio. ''For professional use only. This product can cause severe allergic reactions. Read and follow instructions. This product is not intended for use on persons under the age of 16. Temporary ''black henna'' tattoos may increase the risk of allergy. Eyelashes shall not be coloured if the consumer: has a rash on the face or sensitive, irritated and damaged scalp, has experienced any reaction after colouring hair or eyelashes, has experienced a reaction to a temporary ''black henna'' tattoo in the past. Rinse eyes immediately if product comes into contact with them. Contains phenylenediamines. Wear suitable gloves.''