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.

Distillates (petroleum), complex dewaxed heavy paraffinic

A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by dewaxing heavy paraffinic distillate. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantely in the range of C20 through C50 and produces a finished oil with a viscosity of equal to or greater than 100 SUS at 100°F (19cST at 40°C). It contains relatively few normal paraffins. ecnumber: 292-613-7 casnumber: 90640-91-8
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Product type, body parts
All cosmetic products
Maximum Threshold
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract