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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 17 svibnja 2024. Database contains 770 unique substances/entries.
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200-677-4
68-11-1
2a
Rinse-off hair products other than hair waving and straightening products and depilatories
2 %
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229-778-1
6728-26-3
166
Oral products
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229-778-1
6728-26-3
166
Cosmetic products other than oral products
0.002 %
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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
201-027-2
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
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
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201-134-4
78-70-6
84
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
200-945-0
76-22-2
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
231-265-2
7469-77-4
213
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 %
When both 2- Methyl-1-Naphthol and 1- Acetoxy-2-Methylnaphthalene are present in a hair dye formulation, the maximum concentration on the head of 2-Methyl-1- Naphthol should not exceed 2.0 %
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212-222-7
770-35-4
54
Rinse-off products
2 %
Only in rinse-off products
Not to be used in oral products
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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276-957-5
72869-86-4
314
Nail products
For professional use only
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70643-19-5
242
Professional use cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes
2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 2.0 % (as hydrochloride)
For professional use only
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70643-19-5
242
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 2.0 % (as hydrochloride)
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274-713-2
70643-20-8
242
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 2.0 % (as hydrochloride)
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274-713-2
70643-20-8
242
Professional use cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes
2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 2.0 % (as hydrochloride)
For professional use only
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616-121-2
74638-76-9
93
Hair products
1.5 %
Details
278-601-4
77061-58-6
268
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 %
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278-601-4
77061-58-6
268
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
1 %
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231-335-2
7493-74-5
143
All cosmetic products
Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester shall be less than 0.1 %
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278-022-7
74918-21-1
226
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
1.2 %
Details
278-022-7
74918-21-1
226
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
1.2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 1.2 % calculated as free base (1.8 % as tetrahydrochloride salt)
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278-022-7
74918-21-1
226
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
1.8 %
Details
278-022-7
74918-21-1
226
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
1.8 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 1.2 % calculated as free base (1.8 % as tetrahydrochloride salt)
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275-536-3
71500-37-3
145
All cosmetic products
Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester shall be less than 0.1 %
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277-303-1
73157-43-4
152
All cosmetic products
0.002 %
This material shall not be used in combination with any other 2-alkynoic acid ester (e.g. methyl heptine carbonate)
Details
231-334-7
7493-72-3
149
All cosmetic products
Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester shall be less than 0.1 %
Details
232-051-1
7784-18-1
34
Oral products
0.15 %
When mixed with other fluorine compounds permitted under this Annex, total F concentration must not exceed 0.15 %
Details
231-635-3
7664-41-7
4
All cosmetic products
6 %
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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 %
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232-187-1
7789-74-4
29
Oral products
0.15 %
When mixed with other fluorine compounds permitted under this Annex, total F concentration must not exceed 0.15 %
Details
278-355-8
75980-60-8
311
Artificial nail systems
5 %
For professional use only
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231-765-0
7722-84-1
12
Products for hardening nails
2 %
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231-765-0
7722-84-1
12
Oral products (including mouth rinse, tooth paste and tooth whitening or bleaching products)
0.1 %
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
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231-765-0
7722-84-1
12
Professional use cosmetic products for eyelashes
2 %
For professional use only
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231-765-0
7722-84-1
12
Skin products
4 %
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231-765-0
7722-84-1
12
Hair products
12 %
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615-058-8
70084-87-6
307
All cosmetic products
Maximum molecular weight average of the peptides in hydrolysates is 3.5 kDa
Details
231-995-1
7783-40-6
56
Oral products
0.15 %
When mixed with other fluorine compounds permitted under this Annex, total F concentration must not exceed 0.15 %
Details
200-876-6
75-52-5
18
All cosmetic products
0.3 %
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277-929-5
74578-10-2
289
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.2 %
Details
277-929-5
74578-10-2
289
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
0.2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 0.2 %
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
275-156-8
71048-82-3
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
275-156-8
71048-82-3
157
Cosmetic products other than oral products
0.02 %
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
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231-303-8
7488-56-4
49
Shampoos
1 %
Details
231-853-9
7761-88-8
48
Cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes and eyebrows
4 %
Only for colouring eyelashes and eyebrows
Details
231-887-4
7775-09-9
6
Toothpaste
5 %
Details
231-887-4
7775-09-9
6
Cosmetic products other than toothpaste
3 %
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 %
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