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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 May 2022. Database contains 2482 unique substances/entries.
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The aqueous extract from naphthalene oil produced by an alkaline wash such as aqueous sodium hydroxide. Composed primarily of the alkali salts of various phenolic compounds.
292-611-6
90640-89-4
1541
All cosmetic products
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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 debasing the methylnaphthalene fraction obtained by the distillation of coal tar and boiling in the range of approximately 230°C to 255°C (446°F to 491°F). Contains chiefly 1(2)-methylnaphthalene, naphthalene, dimethylnaphthalene and biphenyl.
295-309-2
91995-48-1
1541
All cosmetic products
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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 the distillation of coal tar. It consists primarily of aromatic and other hydrocarbons, phenolic compounds and aromatic nitrogen compounds and distills in the approximate range of 200°C to 250°C (392°F to 482°F).
283-484-8
84650-04-4
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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A complex combination of organic compounds obtained as a filtrate from the crystallization of the naphthalene fraction from coal tar and boiling in the range of approximately 200°C to 230°C (392°F to 446°F). Contains chiefly naphthalene, thionaphthene and alkylnaphthalenes.
295-310-8
91995-49-2
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 distillate from the fractional distillation of high temperature coal tar. Composed primarily of alkyl-substituted one ring aromatic hydrocarbons boiling in the range of approximately 135°C to 210°C (275°F to 410°F). May also include unsaturated hydrocarbons such as indene and coumarone.
309-971-8
101794-90-5
1539
All cosmetic products
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The aqueous extract from carbolic oil produced by an alkaline wash such as aqueous sodium hydroxide. Composed primarily of the alkali salts of various phenolic compounds.
292-610-0
90640-88-3
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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This oil is a complex mixture of aromatic hydrocarbons, primarily indene, naphthalene, coumarone, phenol, and o-, m-, and p-cresol and boiling in the range of 140°C to 215°C (284°F to 419°F).
292-609-5
90640-87-2
1539
All cosmetic products
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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 distillation of coal tar. It consists of aromatic and other hydrocarbons, phenolic compounds and aromatic nitrogen compounds and distills at the approximate range of 150°C to 210°C (302°F to 410°F).
283-483-2
84650-03-3
1539
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from the distillation of crude benzole (high temperature coal tar). It may be a liquid with the approximate distillation range of 150°C to 300°C (302°F to 572°F) or a semi-solid or solid with a melting point up to 70°C (158°F). It is composed primarily of naphthalene and alkyl naphthalenes.
310-165-3
121620-46-0
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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220-600-8
2832-40-8
1055
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204-163-0
116-85-8
1241
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Not permitted except as impurity in Disperse Violet 1
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240-221-1
16071-86-6
991
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601-808-1
12179-04-3
1396
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603-411-9
1303-96-4
1396
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604-025-3
13755-38-9
255
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238-373-9
14402-89-2
255
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234-541-0
12008-41-2;12280-03-4
1396
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234-541-0
12008-41-2;12280-03-4
1396
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215-537-8
1330-38-7
1368
Hair dye products
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222-351-0
3442-21-5
1266
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217-710-3
1937-37-7
987
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222-642-2
3564-21-4
1348
Hair dye products
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224-909-9
4548-53-2
1341
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209-358-4
573-58-0
986
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228-922-0
6373-79-1
1258
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252-305-5
34977-63-4
1266
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224-468-2
4372-02-5
1333
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208-253-0
518-47-8
1332
Hair dye products
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241-409-6
17372-87-1
1334
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19372-20-4
1438
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205-686-7
147-20-6
154
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251-087-9
32536-52-0
1146
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204-539-4
122-39-4
434
Fragrance ingredient
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200-396-7
58-73-1
339
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207-849-8
497-75-6
136
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204-661-8
123-91-1
343
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222-883-3
3648-18-8
1660
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215-813-8
1420-07-1
696
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201-861-7
88-85-7
684
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With the exception of those specified elsewhere in this list
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254-408-0
39300-45-3
1143
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246-836-1
25321-14-6
687
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247-096-2
25550-58-7
151
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215-217-8
1314-06-3
456
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235-033-1
12059-14-2
1462
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234-828-0
12035-64-2
1462
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237-411-1
13775-54-7
1442
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238-946-3
14874-78-3
1443
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238-426-6
14448-18-1
1438
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234-494-6
12007-01-1
1462
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604-712-8
149961-52-4
1536
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