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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 23 svibnja 2024. Database contains 770 unique substances/entries.
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61
All cosmetic products
0.5 %
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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61
All cosmetic products
0.5 %
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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271
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
2 %
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9
General use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
5 %
For general use
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 5 % calculated as free base
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9
Professional use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
5 %
For professional use only
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 5 % calculated as free base
Details
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9
Professional use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
5 %
For professional use only
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 5 % calculated as free base
Details
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9
General use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
5 %
For general use
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 5 % calculated as free base
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203-836-6
111-12-6
89
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
203-836-6
111-12-6
89
Cosmetic products other than oral products
0.01 %
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
When present in combination with methyl octine carbonate, the combined level in the finished product shall not exceed 0.01 % (of which methyl octine carbonate shall not be more than 0.002 %)
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203-909-2
111-80-8
173
Oral products
Details
203-909-2
111-80-8
173
Cosmetic products other than oral products
0.002 %
When present in combination with methyl heptine carbonate, the combined level in the finished product shall not exceed 0.01% (of which methyl octine carbonate shall not be more than 0.002%)
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201-642-6
85-91-6
323
Leave-on products
0.1 %
Not to be used in sunscreen products and products marketed for exposure to natural or artificial UV light
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg/kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
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201-642-6
85-91-6
323
Rinse-off products
0.2 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg/kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
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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
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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
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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
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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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617-923-5
86803-90-9
171
All cosmetic products
0.5 %
Details
200-659-6
67-56-1
52
All cosmetic products
5 %
Details
216-074-4
1490-04-6
338
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
616-927-4
8008-79-5
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
616-900-7
8006-90-4
361
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 Mentha piperita, Labiatae.
282-015-4
84082-70-2
361
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
241-022-2
16949-65-8
43
Oral products
0.15 %
When mixed with other fluorine compounds permitted under this Annex, total F concentration must not exceed 0.15 %
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
269-475-1
68239-81-6
217
Professional use cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes
1.2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 1.2 %
For professional use only
Details
269-475-1
68239-81-6
217
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
1.2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 1.2 %
Details
200-125-2
51-81-0
217
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
1.2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 1.2 %
Details
200-125-2
51-81-0
217
Professional use cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes
1.2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 1.2 %
For professional use only
Details
209-711-2
591-27-5
217
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
1.2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 1.2 %
Details
209-711-2
591-27-5
217
Professional use cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes
1.2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 1.2 %
For professional use only
Details
215-183-4
1310-65-2
Depilatories
Details
215-183-4
1310-65-2
15b
General use products for straightening hair
2 %
For general use
Details
215-183-4
1310-65-2
15b
Professional use products for straightening hair
4.5 %
For professional use
Details
215-183-4
1310-65-2
15b
Rinse-off products excluding straightening hair products and depilatories
Details
Extractives and their physically modified derivatives. It is a product which may contain resin acids and their esters, terpenes, and oxidation or polymerization products of these terpenes. (Liquidambar styraciflua, Hamamelidaceae).
232-458-4
8046-19-3
181
All cosmetic products
0.6 %
Details
Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Liquidambar styraciflua, Hamamelidaceae.
305-628-1
94891-28-8
181
All cosmetic products
0.6 %
Details
Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Liquidambar orientalis, Hamamelidaceae.
305-627-6
94891-27-7
180
All cosmetic products
0.6 %
Details
Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Lavandula angustifolia, Labiatae.
289-995-2
90063-37-9
360
All cosmetic products
The presence of the substance or substances shall be indicated as 'Lavandula Oil/ Extract' 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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Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Lavandula intermedia, Labiatae.
296-408-3
92623-76-2
360
All cosmetic products
The presence of the substance or substances shall be indicated as 'Lavandula Oil/ Extract' 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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