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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 05 July 2022. Database contains 2482 unique substances/entries.
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by treating a light distillate from steam-cracked naphtha. It consists predominantly of aromatic hydrocarbons.
295-311-3
91995-50-5
1539
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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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
All cosmetic products
0 %
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
0 %
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 liquid hydrocarbons obtained by recrystallization of dewaxed hydrocracked solvent-refined petroleum distillates.
295-306-6
91995-45-8
813
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by distillation of heat-soaked steam-cracked naphtha. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers in the range of C4 through C6, predominantly C5.
295-302-4
91995-41-4
1539
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from an intensive treatment of dewaxed distillate by hydrogenation in the presence of a catalyst. It consists predominantly of saturated hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C21 through C29 and produces a finished oil with a viscosity of approximately 13cSt at 50°C.
295-301-9
91995-40-3
812
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
Details
A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from an intensive treatment of dewaxed distillate by hydrogenation in the presence of a catalyst. It consists predominantly of saturated hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C25 through C39 and produces a finished oil with a viscosity of approximately 44cSt at 50°C.
295-300-3
91995-39-0
811
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained as first runnings from the depentanizer column before hydrotreatment of the aromatic charges. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C4 through C6, predominantly pentanes and pentenes, and boiling in the range of approximately 25°C to 40°C (77°F to 104°F).
295-298-4
91995-38-9
1539
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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The redistillate obtained from the fractional distillation of bituminous coal high temperature tar and pyrolysis residual oils and boiling in the range of approximately 190°C to 270°C (374°F to 518°F). Composed primarily of substituted dinuclear aromatics.
295-295-8
91995-35-6
1539
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from the distillation of a catalytically reformed petroleum cut. It consists predominantly of aromatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C10 through C16 and boiling in the range of approximately 200°C to 300°C (392°F to 572°F).
295-294-2
91995-34-5
883
All cosmetic products
0 %
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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