cosmetics-preservatives

Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex V - Allowed Preservatives

This list contains substances designated as preservatives which cosmetic products marketed in the EU may contain. The list contains maximum concentration limits and other restrictions. It also contains special labeling requirements, which outline conditions of use and warnings.

Sodium salicylate

EC / List no: 200-198-0 CAS no: 54-21-7
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Conditions Product type, body parts
Cosmetic products other than products for children under 3 years of age, except for shampoos
Function(s)
Preservative
Restriction(s)
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Salicylic acid and its salts'

Not to be used in products for children under 3 years of age, except for shampoos

Maximum Threshold
0.5 %
Expressed As
As acid
Warning Label
Not to be used for children under 3 years of age.
Notes
For use other than as a preservative, see Annex III, No. 98

Wording of conditions of use and warnings is used solely for products which might be used for children under 3 years of age and which remain in prolonged contact with the skin


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