cosmetics-preservatives

Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex V - Allowed Preservatives

EU. Allowed Preservatives: Annex V, Regulation 1223/2009/EC on Cosmetic Products, as amended by Regulation 2019/1966/EU, 28 November 2019

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.

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Last updated 26 February 2021. Database contains 176 unique substances/entries.
Substance Name EC No. CAS No. Ref No. Conditions Warning Label  
Product type, body parts Function(s) Restriction(s) Maximum Threshold
208-534-8
532-32-1
1
Oral products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Benzoic acid and its sodium salt'
1.7 %
Details
208-534-8
532-32-1
1
Rinse-off products excluding oral products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Benzoic acid and its sodium salt'
2.5 %
Details
208-534-8
532-32-1
1
Leave-on products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Benzoic acid and its sodium salt'
0.5 %
Details

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