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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 16 travnja 2024. Database contains 770 unique substances/entries.
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223-289-7
3811-04-9
6
Cosmetic products other than toothpaste
3 %
Details
287-089-1
85409-22-9
65
Rinse-off hair (head) products
3 %
In the final products the concentrations of benzalkonium chloride, bromide and saccharinate with an alkyl chain of C14, or less must not exceed 0.1% (as benzalkonium chloride)
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
270-325-2
68424-85-1
65
Rinse-off hair (head) products
3 %
In the final products the concentrations of benzalkonium chloride, bromide and saccharinate with an alkyl chain of C14, or less must not exceed 0.1% (as benzalkonium chloride)
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
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8
General use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
3 %
For general use
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 3 % calculated as free base
Details
231-887-4
7775-09-9
6
Cosmetic products other than toothpaste
3 %
Details
226-393-0
5392-28-9
200
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
3.4 %
Details
226-393-0
5392-28-9
200
Professional use cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes
3.4 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 3.4 % (calculated as sulfate)
For professional use only
Details
226-393-0
5392-28-9
200
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
3.4 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 3.4 % (calculated as sulfate)
Details
208-854-8
543-94-2
58
Oral products
3.5 %
When mixed with other permitted strontium compounds the total strontium content must not exceed 3.5 %
Details
233-971-6
10476-85-4
57
Oral products
3.5 %
When mixed with other permitted strontium compounds the total strontium content must not exceed 3.5 %
Details
242-367-1
18480-07-4
63
Depilatories
3.5 %
Details
202-442-1
95-70-5
9a
Professional use cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes
3.6 %
For professional use only
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 3.6 % (calculated as sulfate salt)
Details
202-442-1
95-70-5
9a
Professional use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
3.6 %
For professional use only
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 3.6 % (calculated as sulfate salt)
Details
202-442-1
95-70-5
9a
General use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
3.6 %
For general use
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 3.6 % (calculated as sulfate salt)
Details
210-431-8
615-50-9
9a
General use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
3.6 %
For general use
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 3.6 % (calculated as sulfate salt)
Details
210-431-8
615-50-9
9a
Professional use cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes
3.6 %
For professional use only
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 3.6 % (calculated as sulfate salt)
Details
210-431-8
615-50-9
9a
Professional use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
3.6 %
For professional use only
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 3.6 % (calculated as sulfate salt)
Details
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12
Skin products
4 %
Details
203-905-0
111-76-2
188
Oxidative hair dye products
4 %
Not to be used in aerosol dispensers (sprays)
Details
231-765-0
7722-84-1
12
Skin products
4 %
Details
221-284-4
3055-99-0
257
Rinse-off products
4 %
Details
231-853-9
7761-88-8
48
Cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes and eyebrows
4 %
Only for colouring eyelashes and eyebrows
Details
215-183-4
1310-65-2
15b
Professional use products for straightening hair
4.5 %
For professional use
Details
215-181-3
1310-58-3
15a
Professional use products for straightening hair
4.5 %
For professional use
Details
215-185-5
1310-73-2
15a
Professional use products for straightening hair
4.5 %
For professional use
Details
215-224-6
1314-18-7
64
Rinse-off hair products
4.5 %
All products must meet the hydrogen peroxide release requirements
For professional use only
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
241-327-0
17301-53-0
287
Rinse-off hair products
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
Details
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6
Toothpaste
5 %
Details
278-355-8
75980-60-8
311
Artificial nail systems
5 %
For professional use only
Details
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3
Hair products
5 %
For professional use only
Details
200-659-6
67-56-1
52
All cosmetic products
5 %
Details
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9
General use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
5 %
For general use
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 5 % calculated as free base
Details
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9
Professional use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
5 %
For professional use only
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 5 % calculated as free base
Details
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9
Professional use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
5 %
For professional use only
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 5 % calculated as free base
Details
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9
General use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
5 %
For general use
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 5 % calculated as free base
Details
205-634-3
144-62-7
3
Hair products
5 %
For professional use only
Details
223-289-7
3811-04-9
6
Toothpaste
5 %
Details
215-181-3
1310-58-3
15a
Nail cuticle products
5 %
Details
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2a
Depilatories
5 %
Details
231-887-4
7775-09-9
6
Toothpaste
5 %
Details
215-185-5
1310-73-2
15a
Nail cuticle products
5 %
Details
200-677-4
68-11-1
2a
Depilatories
5 %
Details
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50
Anti-perspirants
5.4 %
The ratio of the number of aluminium atoms to that of zirconium atoms must be between 2 and 10
The ratio of the number of (Al + Zr) atoms to that of chlorine atoms must be between 0.9 and 2.1
Not to be used in aerosol dispensers (sprays)
Details
292-375-4
90604-80-1
50
Anti-perspirants
5.4 %
The ratio of the number of aluminium atoms to that of zirconium atoms must be between 2 and 10
The ratio of the number of (Al + Zr) atoms to that of chlorine atoms must be between 0.9 and 2.1
Not to be used in aerosol dispensers (sprays)
Details
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23
Depilatories
6 %
Details
231-635-3
7664-41-7
4
All cosmetic products
6 %
Details
215-647-6
1336-21-6
4
All cosmetic products
6 %
Details
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12
Tooth whitening or bleaching products
6 %
To be only sold to dental practitioners
For each cycle of use, first use by dental practitioners as defined under Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications (OJ L 255, 30.9.2005, p. 22)) or under their direct supervision if an equivalent level of safety is ensured. Afterwards to be provided to the consumer to complete the cycle of use
Not to be used on a person under 18 years of age
Details
231-765-0
7722-84-1
12
Tooth whitening or bleaching products
6 %
To be only sold to dental practitioners
For each cycle of use, first use by dental practitioners as defined under Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications (OJ L 255, 30.9.2005, p. 22)) or under their direct supervision if an equivalent level of safety is ensured. Afterwards to be provided to the consumer to complete the cycle of use
Not to be used on a person under 18 years of age
Details

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