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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 20 lipnja 2024. Database contains 770 unique substances/entries.
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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
Details
224-618-7
4430-18-6
291
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
Details
263-070-3
61789-57-9
306
All cosmetic products
Maximum concentration of peanut proteins is 0.5 ppm
Details
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
Details
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 %
Details
215-185-5
1310-73-2
15a
General use products for straightening hair
2 %
For general use
Details
215-185-5
1310-73-2
15a
Professional use products for straightening hair
4.5 %
For professional use
Details
215-185-5
1310-73-2
15a
Cosmetic products other than nail cuticle, straightening hair products, and depilatories
Details
215-185-5
1310-73-2
15a
Depilatories
Details
215-185-5
1310-73-2
15a
Nail cuticle products
5 %
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 %
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
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)
Details
231-853-9
7761-88-8
48
Cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes and eyebrows
4 %
Only for colouring eyelashes and eyebrows
Details
231-303-8
7488-56-4
49
Shampoos
1 %
Details
616-898-8
8006-87-9
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
Details
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
Details
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62
Rinse-off products
Not to be used with nitrosating systems- Minimum purity: 99 %
Maximum secondary amine content: 0,5 % (applies to raw materials)
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg/kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
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62
Rinse-off products
Not to be used with nitrosating systems- Minimum purity: 99 %
Maximum secondary amine content: 0,5 % (applies to raw materials)
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg/kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
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2a
General use products for hair waving or straightening
8 %
For general use
Details
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2a
Depilatories
5 %
Details
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2a
Professional use products for hair waving or straightening
11 %
For professional use only
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2a
Products intended for eyelash waving
11 %
For professional use only
Details
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2a
Rinse-off hair products other than hair waving and straightening products and depilatories
2 %
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