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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 19 travnja 2024. Database contains 770 unique substances/entries.
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204-867-8
127-82-2
25
Deodorants, antiperspirants and astringent lotions
6 %
Details
202-494-5
96-26-4
322
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
6.25 %
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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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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
215-137-3
1305-62-0
15c
Hair straightening products
7 %
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2a
General use products for hair waving or straightening
8 %
For general use
Details
200-677-4
68-11-1
2a
General use products for hair waving or straightening
8 %
For general use
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2b
General use products for hair waving or straightening
8 %
For general use
Details
203-961-6
112-34-5
187
Hair dye products
9 %
Not to be used in aerosol dispensers (sprays)
Details
202-494-5
96-26-4
322
Self-tanning products
10 %
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
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2a
Products intended for eyelash waving
11 %
For professional use only
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2a
Professional use products for hair waving or straightening
11 %
For professional use only
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
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2b
Professional use products for hair waving or straightening
11 %
For professional use only
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12
Hair products
12 %
Details
231-765-0
7722-84-1
12
Hair products
12 %
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50
Anti-perspirants
20 %
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
20 %
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
215-280-1
1317-70-0
321
Face products in loose powder form
25 %
Only in the pigmentary form
Details
203-625-9
108-88-3
185
Nail products
25 %
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)
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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
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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
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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
215-282-2
1317-80-2
321
Face products in loose powder form
25 %
Only in the pigmentary form
Details
236-675-5
13463-67-7
321
Face products in loose powder form
25 %
Only in the pigmentary form
Details
203-474-9
107-22-2
194
All cosmetic products
100 mg/kg
Details
207-355-2
464-49-3
331
All cosmetic products
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
207-354-7
464-48-2
331
All cosmetic products
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
232-087-8
7785-70-8
371
All cosmetic products
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
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
Details
201-746-1
87-44-5
332
All cosmetic products
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
242-060-2
18172-67-3
371
All cosmetic products
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
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
Details
201-027-2
77-42-9
341
All cosmetic products
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
214-250-5
1117-61-9
86
All cosmetic products
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
231-415-7
7540-51-4
86
All cosmetic products
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
229-352-5
6485-40-1
333
All cosmetic products
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
218-827-2
2244-16-8
333
All cosmetic products
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
245-842-1
23726-91-2
157
Oral products
The presence of the substance or substances shall be indicated as 'Rose ketones' in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when the concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
Details
246-430-4
24720-09-0
157
Oral products
The presence of the substance or substances shall be indicated as 'Rose ketones' in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when the concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
Details
227-678-2
5932-68-3
73
Oral products
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
205-476-5
141-27-5
70
All cosmetic products
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
227-813-5
5989-27-5
88
All cosmetic products
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
Peroxide value less than 20 mmoles/L
Details
227-815-6
5989-54-8
88
All cosmetic products
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
Peroxide value less than 20 mmoles/L
Details
245-843-7
23726-92-3
157
Oral products
The presence of the substance or substances shall be indicated as 'Rose ketones' in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when the concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
Details
245-845-8
23726-94-5
157
Oral products
The presence of the substance or substances shall be indicated as 'Rose ketones' in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when the concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
Details
227-633-7
5912-86-7
73
Oral products
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
203-379-2
106-26-3
70
All cosmetic products
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

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