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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 2019/1966/EU, 28 November 2019

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 November 2020. Database contains 2449 unique substances/entries.
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207-849-8
497-75-6
136
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200-396-7
58-73-1
339
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251-087-9
32536-52-0
1146
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205-686-7
147-20-6
154
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19372-20-4
1438
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209-358-4
573-58-0
986
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217-710-3
1937-37-7
987
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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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238-373-9
14402-89-2
255
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604-025-3
13755-38-9
255
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215-540-4
1303-96-4
1396
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215-540-4
12179-04-3
1396
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240-221-1
16071-86-6
991
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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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220-600-8
2832-40-8
1055
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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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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
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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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
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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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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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
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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
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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 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
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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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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
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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 indole and methylnaphthalene boiling in the range of approximately 235°C to 255°C (455°F to 491°F).
309-972-3
101794-91-6
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 distillate from the fractional distillation of high temperature coal tar. Composed primarily of substituted two ring aromatic hydrocarbons and aromatic nitrogen bases boiling in the range of approximately 225°C to 255°C (437°F to 491°F).
309-985-4
101896-27-9
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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The oil remaining after the removal of phenolic compounds (tar acids) from drained naphthalene oil by an alkali wash. Composed primarily of naphthalene and alkyl naphthalenes.
292-612-1
90640-90-7
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 crystallization of naphthalene oil. Composed primarily of naphthalene, alkyl naphthalenes and phenolic compounds.
284-898-1
84989-09-3
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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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
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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The complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from prefractionation (continuous distillation) of coke oven light oil. It consists predominantly of naphthalene, coumarone and indene and boils above 148°C (298°F).
285-076-5
85029-51-2
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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The liquid product of condensation of vapors emitted during the digestion of coal in a liquid solvent and boiling in the range of approximately 30°C to 300°C (86°F to 572°F). Composed primarily of partly hydrogenated condensed-ring aromatic hydrocarbons, aromatic compounds containing nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur, and their alkyl derivatives having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C4 through C14.
302-688-0
94114-52-0
1539
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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Distillate obtained by hydrocracking of coal extract or solution produced by the liquid solvent extraction or supercritical gas extraction processes and boiling in the range of approximately 30°C to 300°C (86°F to 572°F). Composed primarily of aromatic, hydrogenated aromatic and naphthenic compounds, their alkyl derivatives and alkanes with carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C4 through C14. Nitrogen, sulfur and oxygen-containing aromatic and hydrogenated aromatic compounds are also present.
302-689-6
94114-53-1
1539
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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Distillate from the hydrogenation of hydrocracked middle distillate from coal extract or solution produced by the liquid solvent extraction or supercritical gas extraction processes and boiling in the range of approximately 180°C to 280°C (356°F to 536°F). Composed primarily of hydrogenated two- ring carbon compounds and their alkyl derivatives having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C9 through C14.
302-693-8
94114-57-5
1539
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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Distillate obtained from the hydrocracking of coal extract or solution produced by the liquid solvent extraction or supercritical gas extraction processes and boiling in the range of approximately 180°C to 300°C (356°F to 572°F. Composed primarily of two-ring aromatic, hydrogenated aromatic and naphthenic compounds, their alkyl derivatives and alkanes having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C9 through C14. Nitrogen, sulfur and oxygen-containing compounds are also present.
302-692-2
94114-56-4
1539
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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The distillate from a mixture of coal tar and aromatic petroleum streams having an approximate distillation range of 220°C to 450°C (428°F to 842°F). Composed primarily of 3- to 4-membered condensed ring aromatic hydrocarbons.
269-159-3
68188-48-7
614
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Not permitted if substances contain > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained as a raffinate from a sulfuric acid treating process. It consists of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C20 through C50 and produces a finished oil with a viscosity of at least 100 SUS at 100°F (19cSt at 40°C). It contains relatively few normal paraffins.
265-117-3
64742-18-3
972
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained as a raffinate from a sulfuric acid process. It consists predominantly of saturated hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C20 through C50 and produces a finished oil having a viscosity of at least 100 SUS at 100°F (19cSt at 40°C).
265-119-4
64742-20-7
974
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained as a raffinate from a sulfuric acid treating process. It consists of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C9 through C16 and boiling in the range of approximately 150°C to 290°C (302°F to 554°F).
265-114-7
64742-14-9
871
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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 from a sulfuric acid treating process. It consists of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C15 through C30 and produces a finished oil with a viscosity of less than 100 SUS at 100°F (19cSt at 40°C). It contains relatively few normal paraffins.
265-118-9
64742-19-4
973
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained as a raffinate from a sulfuric acid treating process. It consists predominantly of saturated hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C15 through C30 and produces a finished oil having a viscosity of less than 100 SUS at 100°F (19cSt at 40°C).
265-121-5
64742-21-8
975
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained as a raffinate from a sulfuric acid treating process. It consists of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C11 through C20 and boiling in the range of approximately 205°C to 345°C (401°F to 653°F).
265-113-1
64742-13-8
870
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 redistillate from the fractional distillation of bituminous coal high temperature tar and residual oils that are obtained by the pyrolytic production of alkenes and alkynes from petroleum products or natural gas. It consists predominantly of indene and boils in a range of approximately 160°C to 190°C (320°F to 374°F).
295-292-1
91995-31-2
1539
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons from the distillation of hydrocarbons usually ranging in carbon numbers from C3 through C5, predominantly isopentane and 3-methyl-1-butene. It consists of saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons having carbon numbers in the range of C3 through C5, predominantly 2-methyl-2-butene.
270-725-7
68477-34-9
1539
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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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 substances contain > 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
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 distillation of a petroleum feedstock. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers of C5 through C7, rich in C6, and boiling in the range of approximately 60°C to 70°C (140°F to 158°F).
296-903-4
93165-19-6
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 distillation of petroleum light fraction, hydrodesulfurized and dearomatized. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers in the range of C7 through C9, predominantly C8 paraffins and cycloparaffins, boiling in the range of approximately 120°C to 130°C (248°F to 266°F).
309-862-5
101316-56-7
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 treatment of a petroleum oil fraction with activated charcoal for the removal of traces of polar constituents and impurities. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C12 through C28.
309-667-5
100683-97-4
890
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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 from the distillation of products from a catalytic reforming process. It consists predominantly of aliphatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C3 through C6 and boiling in the range of approximately -49°C to 63°C (-57°F to 145°F).
270-660-4
68475-79-6
1539
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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