Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex II - Prohibited Substances

This list contains substances which are banned from use in any cosmetic products marketed for sale or use in the European Union.

Slack wax (petroleum)

A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from a petroleum fraction by solvent crystallization (solvent dewaxing) or as a distillation fraction from a very waxy crude. It consists predominantly of saturated straight and branched chain hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C20. EC / List no: 265-165-5 CAS no: 64742-61-6
Ref No.
Product type, body parts
All cosmetic products
Maximum Threshold
0 %
Not permitted except if the full refining history is known and it can be shown that the substance from which it is produced is not a carcinogen

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