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.

Naphtha (petroleum), catalytic reformed

A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by the distillation of products from a catalytic reforming process. It consists of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C4 through C12 and boiling in the range of approximately 30°C to 220°C (90°F to 430°F). It contains a relatively large proportion of aromatic and branched chain hydrocarbons. This stream may contain 10 vol. % or more benzene. EC / List no: 273-271-8 CAS no: 68955-35-1
Ref No.
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

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