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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) 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.

Last updated 21 lipnja 2024. Database contains 770 unique substances/entries.
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221-665-5
3179-89-3
294
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.2 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
Details
213-903-1
1064-48-8
295
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
Details
227-497-9
5858-81-1
296
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.4 %
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
Details
203-919-7
111-90-0
297
The following spray products: fine fragrances, hair sprays, anti-perspirants and deodorants
2.6 %
The level of ethylene glycol impurity in Ethoxydiglycol must be ≤ 0.1%
Not to be used in eye products and oral products
Details
203-919-7
111-90-0
297
Other non-spray cosmetic products
2.6 %
The level of ethylene glycol impurity in Ethoxydiglycol must be ≤ 0.1%
Not to be used in eye products and oral products
Details
203-919-7
111-90-0
297
Oxidative hair dye products
7 %
The level of ethylene glycol impurity in Ethoxydiglycol must be ≤ 0.1%
Not to be used in eye products and oral products
Details
203-919-7
111-90-0
297
Rinse-off products other than hair dye products
10 %
The level of ethylene glycol impurity in Ethoxydiglycol must be ≤ 0.1%
Not to be used in eye products and oral products
Details
805-105-2
1449471-67-3
298
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
Details
805-402-7
1450801-55-4
299
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
Details
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-
2a
General use products for hair waving or straightening
8 %
For general use
Details
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-
2a
Depilatories
5 %
Details
-
-
2a
Professional use products for hair waving or straightening
11 %
For professional use only
Details
-
-
2a
Products intended for eyelash waving
11 %
For professional use only
Details
-
-
2a
Rinse-off hair products other than hair waving and straightening products and depilatories
2 %
Details
200-677-4
68-11-1
2a
General use products for hair waving or straightening
8 %
For general use
Details
200-677-4
68-11-1
2a
Products intended for eyelash waving
11 %
For professional use only
Details
200-677-4
68-11-1
2a
Professional use products for hair waving or straightening
11 %
For professional use only
Details
200-677-4
68-11-1
2a
Depilatories
5 %
Details
200-677-4
68-11-1
2a
Rinse-off hair products other than hair waving and straightening products and depilatories
2 %
Details
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-
2b
General use products for hair waving or straightening
8 %
For general use
Details
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-
2b
Professional use products for hair waving or straightening
11 %
For professional use only
Details
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-
3
Hair products
5 %
For professional use only
Details
205-634-3
144-62-7
3
Hair products
5 %
For professional use only
Details
232-188-7
7789-75-5
30
Oral products
0.15 %
When mixed with other fluorine compounds permitted under this Annex, total F concentration must not exceed 0.15 %
Details
216-500-9
1603-02-7
301
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 0.5 %
Details
230-268-6
6994-64-5
303
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 2.0 %
Details
269-944-0
68391-32-2
304
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
2 %
Details
267-370-5
67846-56-4
305
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
Details
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-
306
All cosmetic products
Maximum concentration of peanut proteins is 0.5 ppm
Details
270-350-9
68425-36-5
306
All cosmetic products
Maximum concentration of peanut proteins is 0.5 ppm
Details
293-087-1
91051-35-3
306
All cosmetic products
Maximum concentration of peanut proteins is 0.5 ppm
Details
294-643-6
91744-77-3
306
All cosmetic products
Maximum concentration of peanut proteins is 0.5 ppm
Details
Extractives and their physically modified derivatives. It consists primarily of the glycerides of the fatty acids arachidic, behenic, lignoceric, linoleic, oleic, palmitic and stearic. (Arachis hypogaea, Leguminosae).
232-296-4
8002-03-7
306
All cosmetic products
Maximum concentration of peanut proteins is 0.5 ppm
Details
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68440-49-3
306
All cosmetic products
Maximum concentration of peanut proteins is 0.5 ppm
Details
297-433-2
93572-05-5
306
All cosmetic products
Maximum concentration of peanut proteins is 0.5 ppm
Details
263-069-8
61789-56-8
306
All cosmetic products
Maximum concentration of peanut proteins is 0.5 ppm
Details
263-070-3
61789-57-9
306
All cosmetic products
Maximum concentration of peanut proteins is 0.5 ppm
Details
277-298-6
73138-79-1
306
All cosmetic products
Maximum concentration of peanut proteins is 0.5 ppm
Details
615-058-8
70084-87-6
307
All cosmetic products
Maximum molecular weight average of the peptides in hydrolysates is 3.5 kDa
Details
606-961-8
222400-28-4
307
All cosmetic products
Maximum molecular weight average of the peptides in hydrolysates is 3.5 kDa
Details
Substance obtained by acidic, alkaline, or enzymatic hydrolysis of wheat germ composed primarily of amino acids, peptides, and proteins. It may contain impurities consisting chiefly of carbohydrates and lipids along with smaller quantities of miscellaneous organic substances of biological origin.
305-225-0
94350-06-8
307
All cosmetic products
Maximum molecular weight average of the peptides in hydrolysates is 3.5 kDa
Details
309-358-5
100209-50-5
307
All cosmetic products
Maximum molecular weight average of the peptides in hydrolysates is 3.5 kDa
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 minuta, Compositae.
294-862-7
91770-75-1
308
Rinse-off products
0.1 %
Alpha terthienyl (terthiophen) content in the extract/oil ≤ 0.35 %
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 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
616-989-2
8016-84-0
308
Rinse-off products
0.1 %
Alpha terthienyl (terthiophen) content in the extract/oil ≤ 0.35 %
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
Rinse-off products
0.1 %
Alpha terthienyl (terthiophen) content in the extract/oil ≤ 0.35 %
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)
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)
Details
231-667-8
7681-49-4
31
Oral products
0.15 %
When mixed with other fluorine compounds permitted under this Annex, total F concentration must not exceed 0.15 %
Details
253-775-4
38083-17-9
310
Rinse-off shampoos
2 %
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
278-355-8
75980-60-8
311
Artificial nail systems
5 %
For professional use only
Details
202-627-7
98-01-1
312
All cosmetic products
0.001 %
Details
212-782-2
868-77-9
313
Nail products
For professional use only
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
813-255-5
1256553-33-9
315
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
As from 3 June 2021, after mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 2% (calculated as free base)
Details
-
220158-86-1
316
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
As from 3 June 2021, after mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 2% (calculated as free base)
Details
805-210-3
1449653-83-1
317
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
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
Details
211-199-0
633-96-5
318
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
As from 3 June 2021: 0.5 % (maximum concentration in ready use preparation)
Details
224-622-9
4430-25-5
319
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.2 %
As from 3 June 2021: 0.2 % (maximum concentration in ready use preparation)
Details
224-622-9
4430-25-5
319
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
0.2 %
As from 3 June 2021, after mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 0.2% (calculated as free base)
Details
232-151-5
7789-23-3
32
Oral products
0.15 %
When mixed with other fluorine compounds permitted under this Annex, total F concentration must not exceed 0.15 %
Details
Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Indigofera tinctoria, Leguminosae.
283-892-6
84775-63-3
320
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
25 %
As from 3 June 2021: 25 % (maximum concentration in ready use preparation)
Details
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-
320
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
25 %
As from 3 June 2021: 25 % (maximum concentration in ready use preparation)
Details
-
-
320
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
25 %
As from 3 June 2021: 25 % (maximum concentration in ready use preparation)
Details
-
-
320
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
25 %
As from 3 June 2021: 25 % (maximum concentration in ready use preparation)
Details
215-280-1
1317-70-0
321
General use hair aerosol spray products
1.4 %
Only in the pigmentary form
For general consumers
Details
215-280-1
1317-70-0
321
Professional use hair aerosol spray products
1.1 %
Only in the pigmentary form
For professional use only
Details
215-280-1
1317-70-0
321
Face products in loose powder form
25 %
Only in the pigmentary form
Details
215-280-1
1317-70-0
321
Cosmetic products other than face products in loose powder form and hair aerosol spray products
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user's lungs by inhalation
Details
215-282-2
1317-80-2
321
Face products in loose powder form
25 %
Only in the pigmentary form
Details
215-282-2
1317-80-2
321
General use hair aerosol spray products
1.4 %
Only in the pigmentary form
For general consumers
Details
215-282-2
1317-80-2
321
Professional use hair aerosol spray products
1.1 %
Only in the pigmentary form
For professional use only
Details
215-282-2
1317-80-2
321
Cosmetic products other than face products in loose powder form and hair aerosol spray products
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user's lungs by inhalation
Details
236-675-5
13463-67-7
321
General use hair aerosol spray products
1.4 %
Only in the pigmentary form
For general consumers
Details
236-675-5
13463-67-7
321
Face products in loose powder form
25 %
Only in the pigmentary form
Details
236-675-5
13463-67-7
321
Professional use hair aerosol spray products
1.1 %
Only in the pigmentary form
For professional use only
Details
236-675-5
13463-67-7
321
Cosmetic products other than face products in loose powder form and hair aerosol spray products
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user's lungs by inhalation
Details
202-494-5
96-26-4
322
Self-tanning products
10 %
Details
202-494-5
96-26-4
322
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
6.25 %
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
Details
201-642-6
85-91-6
323
Rinse-off products
0.2 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg/kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
Details
204-317-7
119-36-8
324
Face makeup (except lip products, eye makeup and makeup remover)
0.05 %
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
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
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
Details
204-317-7
119-36-8
324
Eye makeup and makeup remover
0.002 %
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
Deodorant spray/aerosol
0.003 %
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
Body lotion spray/aerosol
0.04 %
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
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
Details
204-317-7
119-36-8
324
Rinse-off skin products (except hand wash) and rinse-off hair 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
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
Details
204-317-7
119-36-8
324
Toothpaste
2.52 %
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
204-317-7
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
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
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
204-881-4
128-37-0
325
Toothpaste
0.1 %
Details
204-881-4
128-37-0
325
Mouthwash
0.001 %
Details
204-881-4
128-37-0
325
Leave-on and rinse-off products other than Mouthwash and Toothpaste
0.8 %
Details

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