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.

Tar acids, brown-coal, C2-alkylphenol fraction

The distillate from the acidification of alkaline washed lignite tar distillate boiling in the range of approximately 200°C to 230°C (392°F to 446°F). Composed primarily of m- and p-ethylphenol as well as cresols and xylenols. EC / List no: 302-662-9 CAS no: 94114-29-1
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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

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