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.

1,4-Benzenediamine, 2-(methoxymethyl)-, sulfate

EC / List no: 638-749-6 CAS no: 337906-37-3
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Restrictions Product type, body parts
Products intended for colouring eyelashes
Maximum Threshold
1.8 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 1.8 % (calculated as free base). Professional use
Expressed As
As free base
Warning Label
To be printed on the label: The mixing ratio. ''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. For professional use only. Rinse eyes immediately if product comes into contact with them.''