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Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex II - Prohibited Substances

EU. Prohibited Substances: Annex II, Regulation 1223/2009/EC on Cosmetic Products, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2021/1099, 6 July 2021

This list contains substances which are banned from use in any cosmetic products marketed for sale or use in the European Union.

Last updated 23 September 2021. Database contains 2455 unique substances/entries.
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282-714-4
84332-86-5
1108
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280-920-9
83803-99-0
1297
Hair dye products
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280-919-3
83803-98-9
1298
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279-833-9
81818-54-4
1371
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279-452-8
80387-97-9
680
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278-636-5
77182-82-2
1411
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from solvent extraction and dewaxing processes. It consists predominantly of saturated hydrocarbons having carbon numbers in the range C15 through C50.
278-012-2
74869-22-0
799
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Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C12 through C50. May contain organic salts of alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, and/or aluminium compounds.
278-011-7
74869-21-9
893
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Not permitted except if the full refining history is known and it can be shown that the substance from which it is produced is not a carcinogen
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277-985-0
74753-18-7
724
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277-822-3
74332-73-3
719
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277-704-1
74070-46-5
1566
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The residue obtained from chemical oil extracted after the removal of naphthalene by distillation composed primarily of two to four membered condensed ring aromatic hydrocarbons and aromatic nitrogen bases.
277-567-8
73665-18-6
1541
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene or if they contain ≥ 0.005 % w/w benzo[a]pyrene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by treating light vacuum gas oil, heavy vacuum gas oil and solvent deasphalted residual oil with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst in a two stage process with dewaxing being carried out between the two stages. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C20 through C50 and produces a finished oil with a viscosity of approximately 32cSt at 40°C. It contains a relatively large proportion of saturated hydrocarbons.
276-738-4
72623-87-1
798
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Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by treating light vacuum gas oil and heavy vacuum gas oil with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst in a two stage process with dewaxing being carried out between the two stages. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C15 through C30 and produces a finished oil having a viscosity of approximately 15cSt at 40°C. It contains a relatively large proportion of saturated hydrocarbons.
276-737-9
72623-86-0
797
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Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by treating light vacuum gas oil, heavy vacuum gas oil, and solvent deasphalted residual oil with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst in a two stage process with dewaxing being carried out between the two stages. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C20 through C50 and produces a finished oil having a viscosity of approximately 112cSt at 40°C. It contains a relatively large proportion of saturated hydrocarbons.
276-736-3
72623-85-9
796
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Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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276-723-2
72584-59-9
1226
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276-696-7
72490-01-8
1574
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276-205-6
71957-07-8
1460
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276-158-1
71888-89-6
1485
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276-090-2
71850-09-4
1652
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275-897-7
71720-48-4
1459
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275-216-3
71134-97-9
1291
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When used in hair dye products.
Not permitted except for Basic Red 118 as impurity in Basic Brown 17
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274-755-1
70692-93-2
1463
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274-724-2
70657-70-4
679
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by the vacuum distillation of the residuum from atmospheric distillation of crude oil. It consists of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C15 through C50 and boiling in the range of approximately 270°C to 600°C (518°F to 1112°F). This stream is likely to contain 5 wt.% or more of 4- to 6-membered condensed ring aromatic hydrocarbons.
274-685-1
70592-78-8
958
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by the vacuum distillation of the residuum from atmospheric distillation of crude oil. It consists of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C11 through C35 and boiling in the range of approximately 250°C to 545°C (482°F to 1013°F).
274-684-6
70592-77-7
957
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by the vacuum distillation of the residuum from atmospheric distillation of crude oil. It consists of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C14 through C42 and boiling in the range of approximately 250°C to 545°C (482°F to 1013°F). This stream is likely to contain 5 wt.% or more of 4- to 6-membered condensed ring aromatic hydrocarbons.
274-683-0
70592-76-6
956
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The low-boiling distillation fraction obtained from the high temperature carbonization of bituminous coal, which is further refined to remove excess crystalline salts. It consists primarily of creosote oil with some of the normal polynuclear aromatic salts, which are components of coal tar distillate, removed. It is crystal free at approximately 38°C (100°F).
274-566-4
70321-80-1
1540
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.005 % w/w benzo[a]pyrene
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The low-boiling distillation fraction obtained from the high temperature carbonization of bituminous coal, which is further refined to remove excess crystalline salts. It consists primarily of creosote oil with some of the normal polynuclear aromatic salts, which are components of coal tar distillate, removed. It is crystal free at approximately 38°C (100°F).
274-566-4
70321-80-1
1211
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
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The high-boiling distillation fraction obtained from the high temperature carbonization of bituminous coal which is further refined to remove excess crystalline salts. It consists primarily of creosote oil with some of the normal polynuclear aromatic salts, which are components of coal tar distillates, removed. It is crystal free at approximately 5°C (41°F).
274-565-9
70321-79-8
1540
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.005 % w/w benzo[a]pyrene
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The high-boiling distillation fraction obtained from the high temperature carbonization of bituminous coal which is further refined to remove excess crystalline salts. It consists primarily of creosote oil with some of the normal polynuclear aromatic salts, which are components of coal tar distillates, removed. It is crystal free at approximately 5°C (41°F).
274-565-9
70321-79-8
1209
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
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274-560-1
70321-67-4
1541
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene or if they contain ≥ 0.005 % w/w benzo[a]pyrene
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274-460-8
70225-14-8
1493
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274-125-6
69806-50-4
739
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Product of blowing smelted nickel ore in a converter to lower the iron content.
273-749-6
69012-50-6
1421
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A complex combination produced by crude distillation and catalytic cracking processes. It consists of hydrogen, hydrogen sulfide, nitrogen, carbon monoxide and paraffinic and olefinic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C1 through C6.
273-563-5
68989-88-8
598
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.1% (w/w) Butadiene
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A complex combination produced by crude distillation and catalytic cracking processes. It consists of hydrogen, hydrogen sulfide, nitrogen, carbon monoxide and paraffinic and olefinic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C1 through C6.
273-563-5
68989-88-8
1542
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w 1,3-butadiene
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A complex residuum from the distillation of steam-cracked petroleum residues.
273-272-3
68955-36-2
955
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by the distillation of products from a catalytic reforming process. It consists of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C4 through C12 and boiling in the range of approximately 30°C to 220°C (90°F to 430°F). It contains a relatively large proportion of aromatic and branched chain hydrocarbons. This stream may contain 10 vol. % or more benzene.
273-271-8
68955-35-1
1539
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by the catalytic reforming of straight-run naphtha and the fractionation of the total effluent. It consists of saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C2 through C4.
273-270-2
68955-34-0
597
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.1% (w/w) Butadiene
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A complex combination obtained by the fractionation of products from the fluidized catalytic cracker and gas oil desulfurizer. It consists of hydrogen and hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C1 through C4.
273-269-7
68955-33-9
1542
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w 1,3-butadiene
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A complex combination obtained by the fractionation of products from the fluidized catalytic cracker and gas oil desulfurizer. It consists of hydrogen and hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C1 through C4.
273-269-7
68955-33-9
596
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.1% (w/w) Butadiene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by the distillation of products from a thermal cracking process. It consists predominantly of aromatic hydrocarbons, primarily benzene.
273-266-0
68955-29-3
1539
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by the distillation of products from a thermal cracking process. It consists of hydrocarbons having a carbon number predominantly of C4.
273-265-5
68955-28-2
595
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.1% (w/w) Butadiene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by the vacuum distillation of the residuum from the atmospheric distillation of crude oil.
273-263-4
68955-27-1
954
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from the fractionation stabilization of thermal cracked hydrocarbons from petroleum coking process. It consists of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C1 through C6.
273-176-1
68952-82-9
594
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.1% (w/w) Butadiene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from the separation of thermal-cracked distillates, naphtha and gas oil. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C1 through C6.
273-175-6
68952-81-8
593
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.1% (w/w) Butadiene
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A complex combination obtained from the hydrodesulfurization of straight-run naphtha. It consists of hydrogen and hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C1 through C5.
273-174-0
68952-80-7
592
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.1% (w/w) Butadiene
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A complex combination obtained from the hydrodesulfurization of straight-run naphtha. It consists of hydrogen and hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C1 through C5.
273-174-0
68952-80-7
1542
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w 1,3-butadiene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from the hydrodesulfurization of naphtha. It consists of hydrogen, methane, ethane, and propane.
273-173-5
68952-79-4
591
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.1% (w/w) Butadiene
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