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: 279-845-4 CAS no: 81892-72-0
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Restrictions Product type, body parts
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
Maximum Threshold
1.2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 1.2 % calculated as free base (1.8 % as tetrahydrochloride salt)
Expressed As
As free base
Warning Label
To be printed on the label: The mixing ratio. ''Hair colourants 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 your risk of allergy. Do not colour your hair if: you have a rash on your face or sensitive, irritated and damaged scalp, you have ever experienced any reaction after colouring your hair, you have experienced a reaction to a temporary ''black henna'' tattoo in the past.''
The free base and salts of this hair colouring ingredient, unless prohibited under Annex II, are permitted for use