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.

Terpenes and terpenoids with the exception of limonene (d-, l-, and dl-isomers) listed under reference numbers 88, 167 and 168 of this Annex III

A complex combination of terpenes derived from oil of turpentine or citrus oils by fractionation or isomerization of other terpene fractions. Contains at least 80% limonene, the remainder being other terpene hydrocarbons. May contain trace amounts of alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, or ketones. EC / List no: 266-034-5 CAS no: 65996-98-7
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Restrictions Product type, body parts
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
This limit applies to the substance and not to the finished cosmetic product