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 24 June 2021. Database contains 308 unique substances/entries.
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74
All cosmetic products
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70
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 142)
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59
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
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71
Rinse-off products
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73
Rinse-off products
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83
Rinse-off products
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64
Rinse-off products
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65
Rinse-off products
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40
Rinse-off products
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1
Rinse-off products
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120
All cosmetic products
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110
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160d)
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116
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 140, E 141)
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149
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 163)
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109
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160b)
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45
Rinse-off products
Maximum 3,3'-dimethylbenzidine concentration in the colouring agent is 5 ppm
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12
Rinse-off products
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14
All cosmetic products
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61
All cosmetic products
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42
Rinse-off products
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149
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 163)
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152
Rinse-off products
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151
Rinse-off products
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107
All cosmetic products except eye products
Not to be used in eye products
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145
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 101)
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93
Rinse-off products
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72
Rinse-off products
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204-909-5
128-80-3
91
61565
Green
All cosmetic products
Details
242-939-0
19286-75-0
88
60724
Violet
Rinse-off products
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10236-37-0
39
18130
Red
Rinse-off products
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205-685-1
147-14-8
105
74160
Blue
All cosmetic 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
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213-879-2
1047-16-1
102
73900
Violet
Rinse-off products
Details
204-980-2
130-20-1
96
69825
Blue
All cosmetic products
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1962-15-8
56
40820
Orange
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160e)
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215-573-4
1332-73-6
118
77002
White
All cosmetic products
Details
233-257-4
10101-66-3
140
77742
Violet
All cosmetic products
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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
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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
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216-472-8
1592-23-0
150
White
All cosmetic products
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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
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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
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215-724-4
1390-65-4
115
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 120)
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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)
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215-800-7
1406-65-1
116
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 140, E 141)
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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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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)
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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
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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
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
239-830-5
15739-09-0
116
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 140, E 141)
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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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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)
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236-531-1
13421-53-9
50
24790
Red
Rinse-off products
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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
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215-537-8
1330-38-7
106
74180
Blue
Rinse-off products
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)
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237-875-5
14038-43-8
138
77510
Blue
All cosmetic products
Free from cyanide ions.
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215-721-8
1345-25-1
134
77489
Orange
All cosmetic products
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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)
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215-168-2
1309-37-1
135
77491
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 172)
Details
215-111-1
1302-83-6
120
77007
Blue
All cosmetic products
Details
A noncombustible solid characteristic of sedimentary rock. It consists primarily of calcium carbonate.
215-279-6
1317-65-3
124
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 170)
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A colloidal clay. Consists primarily of montmorillonite.
215-108-5
1302-78-9
119
77004
White
All cosmetic products
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205-127-7
134-04-3
149
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 163)
Details
205-125-6
134-01-0
149
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 163)
Details
215-849-4
1429-30-7
149
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 163)
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
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
214-998-2
1248-18-6
25
15630
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
216-760-3
1658-56-6
24
15620
Red
Rinse-off products
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
213-903-1
1064-48-8
46
20470
Black
Rinse-off products
Details
240-299-7
16143-80-9
1
10006
Green
Rinse-off products
Details
236-675-5
13463-67-7
143
77891
White
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 171)
Details
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10236-39-2
141
77745
Red
All cosmetic 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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
218-131-9
2051-85-6
7
11920
Orange
All cosmetic products
Details
219-163-6
2379-74-0
100
73360
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
248-708-0
27876-94-4
108
75100
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Details
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
219-091-5
2353-45-9
61
42053
Green
All cosmetic products
Details
246-020-5
24111-17-9
116
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 140, E 141)
Details
220-293-0
2706-28-7
16
13015
Yellow
All cosmetic products
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
219-073-7
2347-72-0
30
15980
Orange
All cosmetic products
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
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
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

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