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.

Paraffin waxes (coal), brown-coal high-temp. tar, hydrotreated

A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from liqnite carbonization tar by solvent crystallisation (solvent deoiling), by sweating or an adducting process treated with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. It consists predominantly of straight and branched chain saturated hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C12. EC / List no: 295-455-7 CAS no: 92045-72-2
Ref No.
Product type, body parts
All cosmetic products
Maximum Threshold
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene

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