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.

Aloysia triphylla, ext.;Verbena absolute

Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Aloysia triphylla, Verbenaceae. EC / List no: 285-515-0 CAS no: 85116-63-8
Ref No.
Restrictions Product type, body parts
All cosmetic products
Maximum Threshold
0.2 %
Cosmetic products containing that substance that do not comply with the restrictions may, provided that they comply with the restrictions applicable on 15 August 2023, be placed on the Union market until 31 July 2026 and made available on the Union market until 31 July 2028

For use as Verbena essential oils (Lippia citriodora Kunth.) and derivatives, see Annex II, No 450