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.

C8-18-Alkydimethylbenzyl ammonium chlorides

EC / List no: 264-151-6 CAS no: 63449-41-2
Ref No.
Restrictions Product type, body parts
Rinse-off hair (head) products
Maximum Threshold
3 %
In the final products the concentrations of benzalkonium chloride, bromide and saccharinate with an alkyl chain of C14, or less must not exceed 0.1% (as benzalkonium chloride)

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

Expressed As
As benzalkonium chloride
Warning Label
Avoid contact with eyes
For use as a preservative, see Annex V, No. 54