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, silicic acid-treated

A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by the treatment of lignite carbonization tar with silicic acid for removal of trace constituents and impurities. It consists predominantly of saturated straight and branched chain hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C12. ecnumber: 308-298-7 casnumber: 97926-78-8
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Product type, body parts
All cosmetic products
Maximum Threshold
0 %
Not permitted if substance contain > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene