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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 19 srpnja 2024. Database contains 786 unique substances/entries.
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215-181-3
1310-58-3
15a
Professional use products for straightening hair
4.5 %
For professional use
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215-181-3
1310-58-3
15d
Callosity softener/remover
1.5 %
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215-145-7
1306-06-5
372
Toothpaste
10 %
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user's lungs by inhalation
Only nanomaterials having the following characteristics are allowed: - [composed of] rod-shaped particles of which at least 95.8 % (in particle number) have an aspect ratio less than 3, and the remaining 4.2 % have an aspect ratio not exceeding 4.9 - the particles are not coated or surface modified
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215-145-7
1306-06-5
372
Mouthwash
0.465 %
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user's lungs by inhalation
Only nanomaterials having the following characteristics are allowed: - [composed of] rod-shaped particles of which at least 95.8 % (in particle number) have an aspect ratio less than 3, and the remaining 4.2 % have an aspect ratio not exceeding 4.9 - the particles are not coated or surface modified
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215-137-3
1305-62-0
15c
Depilatories
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215-137-3
1305-62-0
15c
Hair straightening products
7 %
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215-137-3
1305-62-0
15c
Cosmetic products other than hair straighteners and depilatories
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205-003-2
130-95-0
21
Rinse-off hair products
0.5 %
Details
205-003-2
130-95-0
21
Leave-on hair products
0.2 %
Details
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128729-30-6
239
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
0.4 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 0.4 % (as tetrahydrochloride)
Details
416-320-2
128729-28-2
239
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
0.4 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 0.4 % (as tetrahydrochloride)
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204-922-6
128-95-0
265
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
Impurity of Disperse Red 15 in Disperse Violet 1 for hair dye formulations should be < 1% (w/w)
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204-881-4
128-37-0
325
Mouthwash
0.001 %
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204-881-4
128-37-0
325
Leave-on and rinse-off products other than Mouthwash and Toothpaste
0.8 %
Details
204-881-4
128-37-0
325
Toothpaste
0.1 %
Details
204-872-5
127-91-3
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
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204-867-8
127-82-2
25
Deodorants, antiperspirants and astringent lotions
6 %
Details
204-854-7
127-65-1
5
All cosmetic products
0.2 %
Details
204-846-3
127-51-5
90
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
204-844-2
127-47-9
376
Body lotion
0.05 %
Details
204-844-2
127-47-9
376
Leave-on and rinse-off products other than body lotion
0.3 %
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)
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204-642-4
123-68-2
140
All cosmetic products
Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester shall be less than 0.1 %
Details
204-617-8
123-31-9
14
Artificial nail systems
0.02 %
For professional use only
Details
204-616-2
123-30-8
272
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
0.9 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 0.9 %
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204-616-2
123-30-8
272
Professional use cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes
0.9 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 0.9 %
For professional use only
Details
This substance is identified in the Colour Index by Colour Index Constitution Number, C.I. 16255:1.
235-438-3
12227-64-4
192
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
Details
This substance is identified in the Colour Index by Colour Index Constitution Number, C.I. 19140:1.
235-428-9
12225-21-7
189
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
Details
214-946-9
1222-05-5
336
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
204-541-5
122-40-7
67
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
235-185-9
12125-01-8
33
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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204-465-2
121-33-5
346
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
204-402-9
120-51-4
85
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
204-262-9
118-58-1
75
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
204-116-4
115-95-7
337
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
204-102-8
115-71-9
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

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