cosmetics-colorant

Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex IV - Allowed Colorants

EU. Allowed Colorants: Annex IV, Regulation 1223/2009/EC on Cosmetic Products, as amended by Regulation 2019/681/EU, 2 May 2019

This list contains coloring agents allowed for use in cosmetic products marketed in the European Union. The list indicates the approved fields for application, including whether or not the colorant is permitted for use in products applied near the eye or on mucous membranes, or in products intended to come in contact with the skin.

Last updated 07 May 2021. Database contains 308 unique substances/entries.
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931-328-0;931-334-3
64365-11-3
126
77266
Black
All cosmetic products
Purity > 97 %, with the following impurity profile: Ash content ≤ 0.15 %, total sulphur ≤ 0.65 %, total PAH ≤ 500 ppb and benzo(a)pyrene ≤ 5 ppb, dibenz(a,h)anthracene ≤ 5 ppb, total As ≤ 3 ppm, total Pb ≤ 10 ppm, total Hg ≤ 1 ppm
Details
931-328-0;931-334-3
64365-11-3
126
77266
Black
All cosmetic products
Purity > 97 %, with the following impurity profile: Ash content ≤ 0.15 %, total sulphur ≤ 0.65 %, total PAH ≤ 500 ppb and benzo(a)pyrene ≤ 5 ppb, dibenz(a,h)anthracene ≤ 5 ppb, total As ≤ 3 ppm, total Pb ≤ 10 ppm, total Hg ≤ 1 ppm
Details
931-328-0;931-334-3
64365-11-3
126a
77266
Black
All cosmetic products
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: Purity > 97 %, with the following impurity profile: Ash content ≤ 0.15 %, total sulphur ≤ 0.65 %, total PAH ≤ 500 ppb and benzo(a)pyrene ≤ 5 ppb, dibenz(a,h)anthracene ≤ 5 ppb, total As ≤ 3 ppm, total Pb ≤ 10 ppm, and total Hg ≤ 1 ppm; Primary particle size ≥ 20 nm
Details
931-328-0;931-334-3
64365-11-3
126a
77266
Black
All cosmetic products
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: Purity > 97 %, with the following impurity profile: Ash content ≤ 0.15 %, total sulphur ≤ 0.65 %, total PAH ≤ 500 ppb and benzo(a)pyrene ≤ 5 ppb, dibenz(a,h)anthracene ≤ 5 ppb, total As ≤ 3 ppm, total Pb ≤ 10 ppm, and total Hg ≤ 1 ppm; Primary particle size ≥ 20 nm
Details
231-153-3
7440-44-0
126a
77266
Black
All cosmetic products
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: Purity > 97 %, with the following impurity profile: Ash content ≤ 0.15 %, total sulphur ≤ 0.65 %, total PAH ≤ 500 ppb and benzo(a)pyrene ≤ 5 ppb, dibenz(a,h)anthracene ≤ 5 ppb, total As ≤ 3 ppm, total Pb ≤ 10 ppm, and total Hg ≤ 1 ppm; Primary particle size ≥ 20 nm
Details
231-153-3
7440-44-0
126
77266
Black
All cosmetic products
Purity > 97 %, with the following impurity profile: Ash content ≤ 0.15 %, total sulphur ≤ 0.65 %, total PAH ≤ 500 ppb and benzo(a)pyrene ≤ 5 ppb, dibenz(a,h)anthracene ≤ 5 ppb, total As ≤ 3 ppm, total Pb ≤ 10 ppm, total Hg ≤ 1 ppm
Details
215-609-9
1333-86-4
126
77266
Black
All cosmetic products
Purity > 97 %, with the following impurity profile: Ash content ≤ 0.15 %, total sulphur ≤ 0.65 %, total PAH ≤ 500 ppb and benzo(a)pyrene ≤ 5 ppb, dibenz(a,h)anthracene ≤ 5 ppb, total As ≤ 3 ppm, total Pb ≤ 10 ppm, total Hg ≤ 1 ppm
Details
215-609-9
1333-86-4
126a
77266
Black
All cosmetic products
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: Purity > 97 %, with the following impurity profile: Ash content ≤ 0.15 %, total sulphur ≤ 0.65 %, total PAH ≤ 500 ppb and benzo(a)pyrene ≤ 5 ppb, dibenz(a,h)anthracene ≤ 5 ppb, total As ≤ 3 ppm, total Pb ≤ 10 ppm, and total Hg ≤ 1 ppm; Primary particle size ≥ 20 nm
Details
A fine black powder obtained by burning animal bones in a closed container. It consists primarily of calcium phosphate and carbon.
232-421-2
8021-99-6
127
77267
Black
All cosmetic products
Details
This substance is identified in the Colour Index by Colour Index Constitution Number, C.I. 77268.
215-669-6
1339-82-8
128
77268:1
Black
All cosmetic products
Details
235-442-5
1317-61-9
137
77499
Black
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 172)
Details
213-903-1
1064-48-8
46
20470
Black
Rinse-off products
Details
616-852-7
8005-03-6
84
50420
Black
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
219-746-5
2519-30-4
53
28440
Black
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 151)
Details
218-326-9
2118-39-0
52
27755
Black
All cosmetic products
Details
207-586-9
482-89-3
98
73000
Blue
All cosmetic products
Details
205-685-1
147-14-8
105
74160
Blue
All cosmetic products
Details
209-378-3
574-93-6
104
74100
Blue
Rinse-off products
Details
201-375-5
81-77-6
95
69800
Blue
All cosmetic products
Details
204-980-2
130-20-1
96
69825
Blue
All cosmetic products
Details
with ≥ 0.1% of Michler's ketone (EC No. 202-027-5) or Michler's base (EC No. 202-959-2)
219-943-6
2580-56-5
69
44045
Blue
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
204-934-1
129-17-9
59
42045
Blue
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
223-339-8
3844-45-9
63
42090
Blue
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 133)
Details
212-728-8
860-22-0
99
73015
Blue
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 132)
Details
215-537-8
1330-38-7
106
74180
Blue
Rinse-off products
Details
222-573-8
3536-49-0
60
42051
Blue
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 131)
Details
237-875-5
14038-43-8
138
77510
Blue
All cosmetic products
Free from cyanide ions.
Details
222-476-0
3486-30-4
62
42080
Blue
Rinse-off products
Details
229-390-2
6505-30-2
68
42735
Blue
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
215-111-1
1302-83-6
120
77007
Blue
All cosmetic products
Details
200-971-2
76-59-5
151
Blue
Rinse-off products
Details
224-460-9
4368-56-3
94
62045
Blue
Rinse-off products
Details
224-748-4
4474-24-2
93
61585
Blue
Rinse-off products
Details
229-106-7
6410-40-8
13
12480
Brown
Rinse-off products
Details
The substance obtained by controlled heat treatment of food-grade carbohydrates. Food-grade acids, alkalies, and salts may be used to assist carmelization. Food-grade antifoaming agents may be used in an amount not greater than that required to produce the intended effect. Consists essentially of colloidal aggregates that are dispersible in water but only partly dispersible in alcohol-water solutions. Depending upon the particular carmelizing agent used, may have a positive or negative colloidal charge in solution.
232-435-9
8028-89-5
146
Brown
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 150a-d)
Details
231-159-6
7440-50-8
132
77400
Brown
All cosmetic products
Details
231-165-9
7440-57-5
133
77480
Brown
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 175)
Details
204-909-5
128-80-3
91
61565
Green
All cosmetic products
Details
219-091-5
2353-45-9
61
42053
Green
All cosmetic products
Details
601-657-1
12001-99-9
130
77289
Green
All cosmetic products
Free from chromate ion
Details
215-160-9
1308-38-9
129
77288
Green
All cosmetic products
Free from chromate ion
Details
This substance is identified in the Colour Index by Colour Index Constitution Number, C.I. 77346
310-193-6
1345-16-0
131
77346
Green
All cosmetic products
Details
224-546-6
4403-90-1
92
61570
Green
All cosmetic products
Details
225-458-0
4857-81-2
64
42100
Green
Rinse-off products
Details
227-513-4
5863-51-4
65
42170
Green
Rinse-off products
Details
221-409-2
3087-16-9
70
44090
Green
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 142)
Details
200-972-8
76-60-8
152
Green
Rinse-off products
Details
This substance is identified in the Colour Index by Colour Index Constitution Number, C.I. 74260.
215-524-7
1328-53-6
107
74260
Green
All cosmetic products except eye products
Not to be used in eye products
Details
240-299-7
16143-80-9
1
10006
Green
Rinse-off products
Details
234-242-5
11006-34-1
116
75810
Green
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 140, E 141)
Details
228-783-6
6358-69-6
87
59040
Green
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
243-010-2
19381-50-1
2
10020
Green
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
228-901-6
6371-96-6
6
11725
Orange
Rinse-off products
Details
246-308-0
24545-86-6
77
45396
Orange
Lip products
Only in free acid form, when used in lip products
Details
246-308-0
24545-86-6
77
45396
Orange
All cosmetic products except lip products
Details
209-876-0
596-03-2
75
45370
Orange
All cosmetic products
Not more than 1% 2-(6-hydroxy-3-oxo-3H-xanthen-9-yl) benzoic acid; Not more than 2 % 2-(bromo-6-hydroxy-3-oxo-3H-xanthen-9-yl) benzoic acid
Details
218-131-9
2051-85-6
7
11920
Orange
All cosmetic products
Details
-
1962-15-8
56
40820
Orange
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160e)
Details
215-735-4
1393-63-1
109
75120
Orange
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160b)
Details
This substance is identified in the Colour Index by Colour Index Constitution Number, C.I. 40215.
215-397-8
1325-54-8
54
40215
Orange
Rinse-off products
Details
230-636-6
7235-40-7
55
40800
Orange
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160a)
Details
224-597-4
4424-06-0
97
71105
Orange
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
208-187-2
514-78-3
58
40850
Orange
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 161g)
Details
214-171-6
1107-26-2
111
75130
Orange
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160a)
Details
219-073-7
2347-72-0
30
15980
Orange
All cosmetic products
Details
217-705-6
1936-15-8
34
16230
Orange
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
214-173-7
1109-11-1
57
40825
Orange
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160f)
Details
215-721-8
1345-25-1
134
77489
Orange
All cosmetic products
Details
207-364-1
465-42-9
147
Orange
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160c)
Details
207-425-2
470-38-2
147
Orange
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160c)
Details
208-924-8
547-57-9
17
14270
Orange
All cosmetic products
Details
211-199-0
633-96-5
21
15510
Orange
All cosmetic products except eye products
Not to be used in eye products
Details
200-782-5
72-48-0
86
58000
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
201-638-4
85-86-9
51
26100
Red
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes; Purity criteria: aniline <= 0.2%, 2-naphtol <= 0.2%, 4-aminoazobenzene <= 0.1%, 1-(phenylazo)-2-naphtol <=3%, 1-[2-(phenylazo) phenylazo]-2-napthalenol <= 2%
Details
220-562-2
2814-77-9
9
12085
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
219-372-2
2425-85-6
10
12120
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
-
10236-37-0
39
18130
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
242-355-6
18472-87-2
79
45410
Red
All cosmetic products
Not more than 1% 2-(6-hydroxy-3-oxo-3H-xanthen-9-yl) benzoic acid; Not more than 2 % 2-(bromo-6-hydroxy-3-oxo-3H-xanthen-9-yl) benzoic acid
Details
229-440-3
6535-46-2
11
12370
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
229-439-8
6535-42-8
8
12010
Red
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
213-561-3
980-26-7
103
73915
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
219-163-6
2379-74-0
100
73360
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
121
77015
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
227-459-1
5850-87-3
23
15580
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
231-628-5
7659-95-2
148
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 162)
Details
229-142-3
6417-83-0
29
15880
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
228-899-7
6371-76-2
26
15800
Red
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
227-456-5
5850-80-6
22
15525
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
215-023-3
1260-17-9
115
75470
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 120)
Details
208-438-6
528-58-5
149
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 163)
Details
208-437-0
528-53-0
149
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 163)
Details
229-225-4
6441-77-6
78
45405
Red
All cosmetic products except eye products
Not to be used in eye products; Not more than 1% 2-(6-hydroxy-3-oxo-3H-xanthen-9-yl) benzoic acid; Not more than 2 % 2-(bromo-6-hydroxy-3-oxo-3H-xanthen-9-yl) benzoic acid
Details
241-409-6
17372-87-1
76
45380
Red
All cosmetic products
Not more than 1% 2-(6-hydroxy-3-oxo-3H-xanthen-9-yl) benzoic acid; Not more than 2 % 2-(bromo-6-hydroxy-3-oxo-3H-xanthen-9-yl) benzoic acid
Details
240-474-8
16423-68-0
80
45430
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 127)
Details
224-909-9
4548-53-2
18
14700
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
226-109-5
5858-81-1
27
15850
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 180)
Details
236-531-1
13421-53-9
50
24790
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
222-642-2
3564-21-4
28
15865
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
222-657-4
3567-69-9
19
14720
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 122)
Details
223-098-9
3734-67-6
38
18050
Red
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes; Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 128)
Details

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