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.

Ref No.
Restrictions Product type, body parts
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
Maximum Threshold
0.5 %
As from 3 June 2021: 0.5 % (maximum concentration in ready use preparation). Methanesulfonates impurities, in particular ethyl methanesulfonate shall not be present