Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex II - Prohibited Substances

EU. Prohibited Substances: Annex II, Regulation 1223/2009/EC on Cosmetic Products, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2021/1902, OJ L 387 of 3 November 2021

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), naphthalene oil alk., distn. overheads

The distillate from alkali-washed naphthalene oil having an approximate distillation range of 180°C to 220°C (356°F to 428°F). Composed primarily of naphthalene, alkylbenzenes, indene and indan. EC / List no: 292-627-3 CAS no: 90641-04-6
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Product type, body parts
All cosmetic products
Maximum Threshold
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene or if they contain ≥ 0.005 % w/w benzo[a]pyrene
Generated using distillation and/or other processing methods