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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.

Last updated 24 svibnja 2024. Database contains 770 unique substances/entries.
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12
Hair products
12 %
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3
Hair products
5 %
For professional use only
Details
231-765-0
7722-84-1
12
Hair products
12 %
Details
205-634-3
144-62-7
3
Hair products
5 %
For professional use only
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53
Hair products
1.5 %
Details
215-137-3
1305-62-0
15c
Hair straightening products
7 %
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99
Hair straightening products
6.7 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
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99
Hair straightening products
6.7 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
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204-317-7
119-36-8
324
Hand wash
0.6 %
Not to be used in preparations for children under 6 years of age, with the exception of Toothpaste
The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when its concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
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244-240-6
21145-77-7
182
Hydroalcoholic products excluding oral products
1 %
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216-133-4
1506-02-1
182
Hydroalcoholic products excluding oral products
1 %
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204-317-7
119-36-8
324
Hydroalcoholic-based fragrances
0.6 %
Not to be used in preparations for children under 6 years of age, with the exception of Toothpaste
The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when its concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
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204-881-4
128-37-0
325
Leave-on and rinse-off products other than Mouthwash and Toothpaste
0.8 %
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203-928-6
112-02-7
286
Leave-on face products
0.5 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
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203-929-1
112-03-8
286
Leave-on face products
0.5 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
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241-327-0
17301-53-0
287
Leave-on face products
3 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
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205-137-1
134-31-6
51
Leave-on hair products
0.03 %
Details
203-928-6
112-02-7
Leave-on hair products
1 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
Details
203-929-1
112-03-8
Leave-on hair products
1 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
Details
241-327-0
17301-53-0
287
Leave-on hair products
3 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
Details
205-003-2
130-95-0
21
Leave-on hair products
0.2 %
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21
Leave-on hair products
0.2 %
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204-317-7
119-36-8
324
Leave-on hair products (spray/aerosol)
0.009 %
Not to be used in preparations for children under 6 years of age, with the exception of Toothpaste
The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when its concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
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239-360-0
15323-35-0
134
Leave-on products
2 %
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Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Cuminum cyminum, Umbelliferae.
283-881-6
84775-51-9
156
Leave-on products
0.4 %
Details
201-642-6
85-91-6
323
Leave-on products
0.1 %
Not to be used in sunscreen products and products marketed for exposure to natural or artificial UV light
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg/kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
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221-284-4
3055-99-0
257
Leave-on products
3 %
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62
Leave-on products
2.5 %
Not to be used with nitrosating systems- Minimum purity: 99 %
Maximum secondary amine content: 0,5 % (applies to raw materials)
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg/kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
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62
Leave-on products
2.5 %
Not to be used with nitrosating systems- Minimum purity: 99 %
Maximum secondary amine content: 0,5 % (applies to raw materials)
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg/kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
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Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Tagetes minuta, Compositae.
294-862-7
91770-75-1
308
Leave-on products except sunscreen products
0.01 %
Alpha terthienyl (terthiophen) content in the extract/oil ≤ 0.35 %
Not to be used in sunscreen products and products marketed for exposure to natural/artificial UV light
In case of combined use with Tagetes patula (entry 309), the total combined content of Tagetes in ready for use preparation shall not exceed the maximum concentration limits set out in column (g)
Details
616-989-2
8016-84-0
308
Leave-on products except sunscreen products
0.01 %
Alpha terthienyl (terthiophen) content in the extract/oil ≤ 0.35 %
Not to be used in sunscreen products and products marketed for exposure to natural/artificial UV light
In case of combined use with Tagetes patula (entry 309), the total combined content of Tagetes in ready for use preparation shall not exceed the maximum concentration limits set out in column (g)
Details
Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Tagetes patula, Compositae.
294-431-3
91722-29-1
309
Leave-on products except sunscreen products
0.01 %
Alpha terthienyl (terthiophen) content in the extract/oil ≤ 0.35 %
Not to be used in sunscreen products and products marketed for exposure to natural/artificial UV light
In case of combined use with Tagetes minuta (entry 308), the total combined content of Tagetes in ready for use preparation shall not exceed the maximum concentration limits set out in column (g)
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244-240-6
21145-77-7
182
Leave-on products excluding oral products, hydroalcoholic products, fine fragrances, and fragrance creams
0.1 %
Details
216-133-4
1506-02-1
182
Leave-on products excluding oral products, hydroalcoholic products, fine fragrances, and fragrance creams
0.1 %
Details
202-223-0
93-15-2
102
Leave-on products other than fine fragrance, eau de toilette, and fragrance cream products
0.0002 %
Details
204-317-7
119-36-8
324
Leave-on skin products (except face makeup, spray/aerosol body lotion, spray/aerosol deodorant and hydroalcoholic-based fragrances) and leave on hair products (except spray/aerosol products)
0.06 %
Not to be used in preparations for children under 6 years of age, with the exception of Toothpaste
The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when its concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
Details
204-317-7
119-36-8
324
Lip products
0.03 %
Not to be used in preparations for children under 6 years of age, with the exception of Toothpaste
The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when its concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
Details
204-317-7
119-36-8
324
Mouth spray
0.65 %
Not to be used in preparations for children under 6 years of age, with the exception of Toothpaste
The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when its concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
Details
204-881-4
128-37-0
325
Mouthwash
0.001 %
Details
204-317-7
119-36-8
324
Mouthwash intended for children above 10 years of age and adults
0.6 %
Not to be used in preparations for children under 6 years of age, with the exception of Toothpaste
The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when its concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
Details
204-317-7
119-36-8
324
Mouthwash intended for children aged 6–10 years
0.1 %
Not to be used in preparations for children under 6 years of age, with the exception of Toothpaste
The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when its concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
Details
215-181-3
1310-58-3
15a
Nail cuticle products
5 %
Details
215-185-5
1310-73-2
15a
Nail cuticle products
5 %
Details
239-579-1
15534-95-9
44
Nail products
2 %
Details
255-239-5
41137-60-4
314
Nail products
For professional use only
Details
276-957-5
72869-86-4
314
Nail products
For professional use only
Details
212-782-2
868-77-9
313
Nail products
For professional use only
Details
203-625-9
108-88-3
185
Nail products
25 %
Details
305-897-5
95193-83-2
326
Non-oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
Details
203-919-7
111-90-0
297
Non-oxidative hair dye products
5 %
The level of ethylene glycol impurity in Ethoxydiglycol must be ≤ 0.1%
Not to be used in eye products and oral products
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