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.

Sodium metabisulfite

EC / List no: 231-673-0 CAS no: 7681-57-4
Ref No.
9
Conditions Product type, body parts
All cosmetic products
Function(s)
Preservative
Restriction(s)
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Inorganic sulphites and hydrogen sulphites'
Maximum Threshold
0.2 %
Expressed As
As free SO2
Notes
For use other than as a preservative, see Annex III, No. 99

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