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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) 2021/1902, 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.

Last updated 20 January 2022. Database contains 2482 unique substances/entries.
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292-698-0
90989-42-7
1539
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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292-695-4
90989-39-2
1539
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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620-041-3
907204-31-3
1672
All cosmetic products
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by treatment of a petroleum slack wax fraction with natural or modified clay in either a contacting or percolation process. It consists predominantly of saturated straight and branched hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C20.
292-660-3
90669-78-6
896
All cosmetic products
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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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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained as a raffinate by treatment of a petroleum slack wax fraction with sulfuric acid treating process. It consists predominantly of saturated straight and branched chain hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C20.
292-659-8
90669-77-5
895
All cosmetic products
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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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A complex residuum from the vacuum distillation of the residuum from atmospheric distillation of crude oil. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C24 and boiling above approximately 390°C (734°F).
292-658-2
90669-76-4
961
All cosmetic products
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained during the production of refined petroleum tar by the distillation of steam cracked tar. It consists predominantly of aromatic and other hydrocarbons and organic sulfur compounds.
292-657-7
90669-75-3
960
All cosmetic products
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292-656-1
90669-74-2
809
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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The product obtained by air-blowing, at elevated temperature, low-temperature coal tar pitch. It has a softening-point within the approximate range of 70°C to 180°C (158°F to 356°F). Composed primarily of a complex mixture of hydrocarbons.
292-654-0
90669-59-3
620
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
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A complex black solid obtained by the heat treatment of low temperature coal tar pitch. It has a softening point within the approximate range of 50°C to 140°C (122°F to 284°F). Composed primarily of a complex mixture of aromatic compounds.
292-653-5
90669-58-2
619
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
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