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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 28 svibnja 2024. Database contains 770 unique substances/entries.
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1949-15-1
24
All cosmetic products
1 %
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224-736-9
4468-02-4
24
All cosmetic products
1 %
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231-592-0
7646-85-7
24
All cosmetic products
1 %
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209-170-2
557-34-6
24
All cosmetic products
1 %
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204-867-8
127-82-2
25
Deodorants, antiperspirants and astringent lotions
6 %
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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 Cananga odorata, Annonaceae.
281-092-1
83863-30-3
347
All cosmetic products
The presence of the substance or substances shall be indicated as 'Cananga Odorata 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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309-358-5
100209-50-5
307
All cosmetic products
Maximum molecular weight average of the peptides in hydrolysates is 3.5 kDa
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24
All cosmetic products
1 %
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676-658-3
8024-12-2
196
All cosmetic products
0.2 %
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8052-14-0
124
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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Any of the volatile predominately terpenic fractions or distillates resulting from the solvent extraction of, gum collection from, or pulping of softwoods. Composed primarily of the C10H16 terpene hydrocarbons: α-pinene, β-pinene, limonene, 3-carene, camphene. May contain other acyclic, monocyclic, or bicyclic terpenes, oxygenated terpenes, and anethole. Exact composition varies with refining methods and the age, location, and species of the softwood source.
232-350-7
8006-64-2
124
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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Extractives and their physically modified derivatives. Pinus palustris, Pinaceae.
232-688-5
9005-90-7
124
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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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 %
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62
Leave-on products
2.5 %
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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62
Leave-on products
2.5 %
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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Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Evernia furfuracea, Usneaceae.
289-860-8
90028-67-4
92
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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229-778-1
6728-26-3
166
Cosmetic products other than oral products
0.002 %
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229-778-1
6728-26-3
166
Oral products
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204-854-7
127-65-1
5
All cosmetic products
0.2 %
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236-675-5
13463-67-7
321
Face products in loose powder form
25 %
Only in the pigmentary form
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236-675-5
13463-67-7
321
Professional use hair aerosol spray products
1.1 %
Only in the pigmentary form
For professional use only
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236-675-5
13463-67-7
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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236-675-5
13463-67-7
321
General use hair aerosol spray products
1.4 %
Only in the pigmentary form
For general consumers
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231-999-3
7783-47-3
35
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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Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Thuya occidentalis, Pinaceae.
290-370-1
90131-58-1
119
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
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2b
General use products for hair waving or straightening
8 %
For general use
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2b
Professional use products for hair waving or straightening
11 %
For professional use only
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200-677-4
68-11-1
2a
Products intended for eyelash waving
11 %
For professional use only
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200-677-4
68-11-1
2a
General use products for hair waving or straightening
8 %
For general use
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200-677-4
68-11-1
2a
Depilatories
5 %
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200-677-4
68-11-1
2a
Professional use products for hair waving or straightening
11 %
For professional use only
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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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A complex combination of terpenes derived from oil of turpentine or citrus oils by fractionation or isomerization of other terpene fractions. Contains at least 80% limonene, the remainder being other terpene hydrocarbons. May contain trace amounts of alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, or ketones.
266-034-5
65996-98-7
129
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
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272-842-9
68917-63-5
130
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
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273-309-3
68956-56-9
128
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
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273-868-3
69103-01-1
127
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
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238-877-9
14807-96-6
59
Powdery products intended to be used for children under 3 years of age
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238-877-9
14807-96-6
59
Cosmetic products other than powdery products intended to be used for children under 3 years of age
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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 patula, Compositae.
294-431-3
91722-29-1
309
Rinse-off products
0.1 %
Alpha terthienyl (terthiophen) content in the extract/oil ≤ 0.35 %
In case of combined use with Tagetes minuta (entry 308), 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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Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Tagetes patula, Compositae.
294-431-3
91722-29-1
309
Leave-on products except sunscreen products
0.01 %
Alpha terthienyl (terthiophen) content in the extract/oil ≤ 0.35 %
Not to be used in sunscreen products and products marketed for exposure to natural/artificial UV light
In case of combined use with Tagetes minuta (entry 308), 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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616-989-2
8016-84-0
308
Leave-on products except sunscreen products
0.01 %
Alpha terthienyl (terthiophen) content in the extract/oil ≤ 0.35 %
Not to be used in sunscreen products and products marketed for exposure to natural/artificial UV light
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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616-989-2
8016-84-0
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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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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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
Leave-on products except sunscreen products
0.01 %
Alpha terthienyl (terthiophen) content in the extract/oil ≤ 0.35 %
Not to be used in sunscreen products and products marketed for exposure to natural/artificial UV light
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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277-298-6
73138-79-1
306
All cosmetic products
Maximum concentration of peanut proteins is 0.5 ppm
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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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242-367-1
18480-07-4
63
Depilatories
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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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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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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224-618-7
4430-18-6
291
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
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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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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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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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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
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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215-185-5
1310-73-2
15a
Professional use products for straightening hair
4.5 %
For professional use
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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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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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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231-853-9
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
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
Details
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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
Products intended for eyelash waving
11 %
For professional use only
Details
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2a
Professional use products for hair waving or straightening
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 %
Details
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8a
Professional use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
For professional use only
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 2 % calculated as free base
Details
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8a
General use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
For general use
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 2 % calculated as free base
Details
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8b
Professional use cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes
2 %
For professional use only
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to eyelashes must not exceed 2 % calculated as free base
Details
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8
General use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
3 %
For general use
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 3 % calculated as free base
Details
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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
Details
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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
Details
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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
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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
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234
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
0.25 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 0.25 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
Details
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234
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.28 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
Details
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21
Leave-on hair products
0.2 %
Details
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21
Rinse-off hair products
0.5 %
Details
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236
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.2 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
Details
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53
Soap
0.2 %
Details
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53
Hair products
1.5 %
Details
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233
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
1 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
Details
215-282-2
1317-80-2
321
Face products in loose powder form
25 %
Only in the pigmentary form
Details
215-282-2
1317-80-2
321
Professional use hair aerosol spray products
1.1 %
Only in the pigmentary form
For professional use only
Details
215-282-2
1317-80-2
321
General use hair aerosol spray products
1.4 %
Only in the pigmentary form
For general consumers
Details
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
Details
Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Rosa rugosa, Rosaceae.
296-213-3
92347-25-6
366
All cosmetic products
The presence of the substance or substances shall be indicated as 'Rose Flower 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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366
All cosmetic products
The presence of the substance or substances shall be indicated as 'Rose Flower 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
Details
Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Rosa gallica, Rosaceae.
283-290-3
84604-13-7
366
All cosmetic products
The presence of the substance or substances shall be indicated as 'Rose Flower 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
Details
616-902-8
8007-01-0
366
All cosmetic products
The presence of the substance or substances shall be indicated as 'Rose Flower 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
Details
Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Rosa damascena, Rosaceae.
290-260-3
90106-38-0
366
All cosmetic products
The presence of the substance or substances shall be indicated as 'Rose Flower 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
Details

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