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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 17 lipnja 2024. Database contains 770 unique substances/entries.
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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
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Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Santalum album, Santalaceae.
284-111-1
84787-70-2
367
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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231-303-8
7488-56-4
49
Shampoos
1 %
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231-853-9
7761-88-8
48
Cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes and eyebrows
4 %
Only for colouring eyelashes and eyebrows
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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)
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231-887-4
7775-09-9
6
Toothpaste
5 %
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231-887-4
7775-09-9
6
Cosmetic products other than toothpaste
3 %
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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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215-185-5
1310-73-2
15a
General use products for straightening hair
2 %
For general use
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215-185-5
1310-73-2
15a
Professional use products for straightening hair
4.5 %
For professional use
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215-185-5
1310-73-2
15a
Cosmetic products other than nail cuticle, straightening hair products, and depilatories
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215-185-5
1310-73-2
15a
Depilatories
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215-185-5
1310-73-2
15a
Nail cuticle products
5 %
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231-552-2
7631-97-2
27
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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231-555-9
7632-00-0
17
All cosmetic products
0.2 %
Not to be used with secondary and/or tertiary amines or other substances forming nitrosamines
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263-070-3
61789-57-9
306
All cosmetic products
Maximum concentration of peanut proteins is 0.5 ppm
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224-618-7
4430-18-6
291
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
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Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Mentha spicata, Labiatae.
283-656-2
84696-51-5
362
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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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 %
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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 %
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233-971-6
10476-85-4
57
Shampoo and face products
2.1 %
When mixed with other permitted strontium compounds the total strontium content must not exceed 2.1 %
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242-367-1
18480-07-4
63
Depilatories
3.5 %
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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
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277-298-6
73138-79-1
306
All cosmetic products
Maximum concentration of peanut proteins is 0.5 ppm
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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)
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