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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 13 May 2021. Database contains 308 unique substances/entries.
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Substance Identification Conditions  
601-657-1
12001-99-9
130
77289
Green
All cosmetic products
Free from chromate ion
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215-160-9
1308-38-9
129
77288
Green
All cosmetic products
Free from chromate ion
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237-875-5
14038-43-8
138
77510
Blue
All cosmetic products
Free from cyanide ions.
Details
225-822-9
5102-83-0
47
21100
Yellow
Rinse-off products
Maximum 3,3'-dimethylbenzidine concentration in the colouring agent is 5 ppm
Details
226-939-8
5567-15-7
48
21108
Yellow
Rinse-off products
Maximum 3,3'-dimethylbenzidine concentration in the colouring agent is 5 ppm
Details
227-783-3
5979-28-2
45
20040
Yellow
Rinse-off products
Maximum 3,3'-dimethylbenzidine concentration in the colouring agent is 5 ppm
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47
Rinse-off products
Maximum 3,3'-dimethylbenzidine concentration in the colouring agent is 5 ppm
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48
Rinse-off products
Maximum 3,3'-dimethylbenzidine concentration in the colouring agent is 5 ppm
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-
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45
Rinse-off products
Maximum 3,3'-dimethylbenzidine concentration in the colouring agent is 5 ppm
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
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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
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
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-
-
79
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
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-
-
75
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
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-
-
76
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
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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
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
215-222-5
1314-13-2
144
77947
White
All cosmetic products
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the enduser's lungs by inhalation
Details
212-690-2
846-70-8
3
10316
Yellow
All cosmetic products except eye products
Not to be used in eye products
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3
All cosmetic products except eye products
Not to be used in eye products
Details
-
-
21
All cosmetic products except eye products
Not to be used in eye 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
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-
107
All cosmetic products except eye products
Not to be used in eye 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
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
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-
-
78
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
211-189-6
632-99-5
66
42510
Violet
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
This substance is identified in the Colour Index by Colour Index Constitution Number, C.I. 47000.
232-318-2
8003-22-3
81
47000
Yellow
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
229-754-0
6706-82-7
49
21230
Yellow
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
229-355-1
6486-23-3
5
11710
Yellow
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
219-730-8
2512-29-0
4
11680
Yellow
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
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
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
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
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
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
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
-
-
81
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
34
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
87
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
49
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
5
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
4
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
26
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
66
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
153
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
8
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
69
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
68
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
90
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
97
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
2
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
-
-
59
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
602-053-0
12220-24-5
153
Red
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
224-618-7
4430-18-6
90
60730
Violet
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
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
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
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
-
-
38
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
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
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-
51
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
246-308-0
24545-86-6
77
45396
Orange
Lip products
Only in free acid form, when used in lip products
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
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
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
207-280-5
458-37-7
114
75300
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 100)
Details
-
-
114
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 100)
Details
201-507-1
83-88-5
145
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 101)
Details
204-988-6
130-40-5
145
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 101)
Details
-
-
145
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 101)
Details
-
-
145
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 101)
Details
-
-
44
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 102)
Details
217-699-5
1934-21-0
44
19140
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 102)
Details
305-897-5
8004-92-0
82
47005
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 104)
Details
220-491-7
2783-94-0
31
15985
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 110)
Details
-
-
31
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 110)
Details
215-724-4
1390-65-4
115
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 120)
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
Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, inorganic ions, etc. obtained from Coccidae.
215-680-6
1343-78-8
115
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 120)
Details
-
-
115
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 120)
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
-
-
19
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 122)
Details
-
-
33
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 123)
Details
213-022-2
915-67-3
33
16185
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 123)
Details
-
-
35
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 124)
Details
220-036-2
2611-82-7
35
16255
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 124)
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
-
-
80
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 127)
Details
247-368-0
25956-17-6
32
16035
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 129)
Details
-
-
32
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 129)
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
-
-
60
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 131)
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
-
-
99
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 132)
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

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