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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 22 September 2021. Database contains 2455 unique substances/entries.
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The distillate of coal tar produced by the high temperature carbonization of bituminous coal. It consists primarily of aromatic hydrocarbons, tar acids and tar bases.
232-287-5
8001-58-9
1208
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by the distillation of coal tar. It consists primarily of aromatic hydrocarbons and may contain appreciable quantities of tar acids and tar bases. It distills at the approximate range of 200°C to 325°C (392°F to 617°F).
263-047-8
61789-28-4
1207
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The oil remaining after removal by a crystallization process of acenaphthene from acenaphthene oil from coal tar. Composed primarily of naphthalene and alkylnaphthalenes.
292-606-9
90640-85-0
617
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by the distillation of coal tar and boiling in the range of approximately 240°C to 280°C (464°F to 536°F). Composed primarily of acenaphthene, naphthalene and alkyl naphthalene.
292-605-3
90640-84-9
1206
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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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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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A complex combination of hydrocarbons from the base-free fraction from the distillation of coal tar, boiling in the range of approximately 250°C to 280°C (482°F to 536°F). It consists predominantly of biphenyl and isomeric dimethylnaphthalenes.
310-189-4
122384-77-4
1210
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263-072-4
61789-60-4
1123
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The heat treated residue from the distillation of high temperature coal tar. A black solid with an approximate softening point from 80°C to 180°C (176°F to 356°F). Composed primarily of a complex mixture of three or more membered condensed ring aromatic hydrocarbons.
310-162-7
121575-60-8
636
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The residue obtained during the distillation of high boiling fractions from bituminous coal high temperature tar and/or pitch coke oil, with a softening point of 140° to 170°C (284°F to 392°F) according to DIN 52025. Composed primarily of tri- and polynuclear aromatic compounds which also contain heteroatoms.
302-650-3
94114-13-3
625
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A complex black solid or semi-solid obtained from the distillation of a low temperature coal tar. It has a softening point within the approximate range of 40°C to 180°C (104°F to 356°F). Composed primarily of a complex mixture of hydrocarbons.
292-651-4
90669-57-1
618
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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
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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
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The residue from the distillation of a mixture of coal tar and aromatic petroleum streams. A solid with a softening point from 40°C to 180°C (104°F to 356°F). Composed primarily of a complex combination of three or more membered condensed ring aromatic hydrocarbons.
269-109-0
68187-57-5
613
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The residue from the fractional distillation of wash oil boiling in the approximate range of 270°C to 330°C (518°F to 626°F). It consists predominantly of dinuclear aromatic and heterocyclic hydrocarbons.
295-506-3
92061-93-3
1205
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270-651-5
68475-57-0
482
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.1% (w/w) Butadiene
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292-456-4
90622-55-2
600
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.1% (w/w) Butadiene
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270-652-0
68475-58-1
483
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.1% (w/w) Butadiene
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270-653-6
68475-59-2
484
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.1% (w/w) Butadiene
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270-654-1
68475-60-5
485
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.1% (w/w) Butadiene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons from the distillation of saturated and unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbons usually ranging in the carbon numbers C3 through C6. It consists of saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons having carbon numbers in the range of C3 through C6, predominantly piperylenes.
270-726-2
68477-35-0
494
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.1% (w/w) Butadiene
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A complex combination of light gases produced by distillation of crude oil and by catalytic reforming of naphtha. It consists of hydrogen and hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C1 through C4 and boiling in the range of approximately -217°C to -12°C (-423°F to 10°F).
270-670-9
68476-29-9
487
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A combination of light gases. It consists predominantly of hydrogen and/or low molecular weight hydrocarbons.
270-667-2
68476-26-6
486
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by the catalytic cracking of gas oil. It consists of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C3 through C4.
271-737-5
68606-27-9
563
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.1% (w/w) Butadiene
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The feed gas to the amine system for removal of hydrogen sulfide. It consists of hydrogen. Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and aliphatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C1 through C5 may also be present.
270-746-1
68477-65-6
495
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.1% (w/w) Butadiene
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Off gases produced by the benzene unit. It consists primarily of hydrogen. Carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C1 through C6, including benzene, may also be present.
270-747-7
68477-66-7
496
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.1% (w/w) Butadiene
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A complex combination produced by treating the feed from the benzene unit with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst followed by depentanizing. It consists primarily of hydrogen, ethane and propane with various small amounts of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C1 through C6. It may contain trace amounts of benzene.
271-623-5
68602-82-4
558
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.1% (w/w) Butadiene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by recycling the gases of the benzene unit. It consists primarily of hydrogen with various small amounts of carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons having carbon numbers in the range of C1 through C6.
270-748-2
68477-67-8
497
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.1% (w/w) Butadiene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by distillation of a blend oil. It consists primarily of hydrogen and nitrogen with various small amounts of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and aliphatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C1 through C5.
270-749-8
68477-68-9
498
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from the distillation of the butane stream. It consists of aliphatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C3 through C4.
270-750-3
68477-69-0
499
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by the distillation of crude oil and/or the cracking of tower gas oil. It consists of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C1 through C5.
271-624-0
68602-83-5
559
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by the distillation of products from a catalytic fractionation process. It contains predominantly ethane, ethylene, propane, and propylene.
270-751-9
68477-70-3
500
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.1% (w/w) Butadiene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by subjecting a petroleum distillate to a sweetening process to convert mercaptans or to remove acidic impurities. It consists predominantly of saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C2 through C4 and boiling in the range of approximately -51°C to -34°C (-60°F to -30°F).
272-205-5
68783-65-3
569
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by the extraction of hydrogen from a gas stream which consists primarily of hydrogen with small amounts of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, methane, ethane, and ethylene. It contains predominantly hydrocarbons such as methane, ethane, and ethylene with small amounts of hydrogen, nitrogen and carbon monoxide.
270-766-0
68477-84-9
513
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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 distillation of products from the cracking of crude oil. It consists of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers in the range of C3 through C4, predominantly of propane and propylene, and boiling in the range of approximately -51°C to -1°C (-60°F to 30°F.)
268-629-5
68131-75-9
466
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.1% (w/w) Butadiene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons from the distillation of saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons usually ranging in carbon numbers from C3 through C6, predominantly butane and isobutane. It consists of saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons having carbon numbers in the range of C3 through C4, predominantly isobutane.
270-724-1
68477-33-8
493
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A complex combination of olefinic and paraffinic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers in the range of C3 through C5 which are used as alkylation feed. Ambient temperatures normally exceed the critical temperature of these combinations.
270-765-5
68477-83-8
512
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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 distillation of products from a catalytic fractionation process. It consists of aliphatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers in the range of C3 through C5, predominantly C4.
270-767-6
68477-85-0
514
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by distillation of products from catalytic reforming of C6-C8 feed. It consists of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers in the range of C1 through C5 and hydrogen.
270-762-9
68477-81-6
510
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by distillation of products from catalytic reforming of C6-C8 feed and recycled to conserve hydrogen. It consists primarily of hydrogen. It may also contain various small amounts of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C1 through C6.
270-761-3
68477-80-5
509
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.1% (w/w) Butadiene
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270-763-4
68477-82-7
511
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from fractionation of catalytic cracked naphtha. It consists of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C1 through C4.
273-169-3
68952-76-1
589
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from fractionation of catalytic cracked hydrocarbons and treated to remove acidic impurities. It consists of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers in the range of C2 through C4, predominantly C3.
270-755-0
68477-73-6
503
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by the distillation of products from the catalytic cracking process. It consists of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C3 through C5 and boiling in the range of approximately -48°C to 32°C (-54°F to 90°F).
270-071-2
68409-99-4
481
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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 the products from a catalytic cracking process. It consists predominantly of aliphatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C1 through C6.
270-756-6
68477-74-7
504
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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 catalytic cracking process. It consists of aliphatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers in the range of C1 through C6, predominantly C1 through C5.
270-757-1
68477-75-8
505
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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 the products from a catalytic cracking process. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C3 through C5.
272-203-4
68783-64-2
568
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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 fractionation stabilization of catalytic polymerized naphtha. It consists of aliphatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers in the range of C2 through C6, predominantly C2 through C4.
270-758-7
68477-76-9
506
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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 stabilization of catalytic reformed naphtha. Its consists of hydrogen and saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C1 through C4.
270-759-2
68477-77-0
507
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from the catalytic reforming of straight-run naphtha followed by fractionation of the total effluent. It consists of hydrogen, methane, ethane and propane.
270-999-8
68513-14-4
546
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