cosmetics-preservatives

Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex V - Allowed Preservatives

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

Propyl 4-hydroxybenzoate

EC / List no: 202-307-7 CAS no: 94-13-3
Ref No.
12a
Conditions Product type, body parts
All cosmetic products
Function(s)
Preservative
Restriction(s)
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Butyl 4-hydroxybenzoate and its salts, Propyl 4-hydroxybenzoate and its salts, 4-Hydroxybenzoic acid and its Methyl-and Ethyl-esters, and their salts'

Not to be used in leave-on products designed for application on the nappy area of children under three years of age

Maximum Threshold
0.8 %
Qualifier(s)
For mixtures of substances mentioned in entry 12 and 12a, where the sum of the individual concentrations of butyl- and propylparaben and their salts does not exceed 0,14 %
Expressed As
As acid
Warning Label
For leave-on products designed for children under three years of age: ''Do not use on the nappy area''.
Notes
Maximum concentration is for mixtures of substances mentioned in entry 12 and 12a, where the sum of the individual concentrations of butyl- and propylparaben and their salts does not exceed 0.14%

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