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.

Extract residues (coal), tar oil alk.

The residue obtained from coal tar oil by an alkaline wash such as aqueous sodium hydroxide after the removal of crude coal tar acids. Composed primarily of naphthalenes and aromatic nitrogen bases. ecnumber: 266-021-4 casnumber: 65996-87-4
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Product type, body parts
All cosmetic products
Maximum Threshold
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
Generated using distillation and/or other processing methods