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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) 2020/1683, 13 November 2020

This list contains substances which are banned from use in any cosmetic products marketed for sale or use in the European Union.

Last updated 25 February 2021. Database contains 2442 unique substances/entries.
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by the distillation of crude oil. It consists of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C9 through C20 and boiling in the range of approximately 163°C to 357°C (325°F to 675°F).
269-822-7
68334-30-5
1086
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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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 C13 through C25 and boiling in the range of approximately 230°C to 400°C (446°F to 752°F).
265-112-6
64742-12-7
869
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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A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by a treating process to remove acidic materials. It consists of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C13 through C25 and boiling in the range of approximately 230°C to 400°C (446°F to 752°F).
265-129-9
64742-29-6
872
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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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from a petroleum stock by treating with hydrogen to convert organic sulfur to hydrogen sulfide which is removed. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C13 through C25 and boiling in the range of approximately 230°C to 400°C (446°F to 752°F).
265-182-8
64742-79-6
876
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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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained as the raffinate from a solvent extraction process. It consists predominantly of aliphatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C11 through C25 and boiling in the range of approximately 205°C to 400°C (401°F to 752°F).
265-092-9
64741-90-8
867
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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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from the redistillation of the effluents from the treatment of paraffins with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C17 through C27 and boiling in the range of approximately 330°C to 340°C (626°F to 644°F).
308-128-1
97862-78-7
889
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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A distillate obtained from the redistillation of a complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by the distillation of the effluents from a severe catalytic hydrotreatment of paraffins. It boils in the range of approximately 190°C to 330°C (374°F to 594°F).
300-227-8
93924-33-5
884
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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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by extraction of the aromatics from a light naphthenic distillate having a viscosity of 2.2cSt at 40°C (104°F). It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C11 through C17 and boiling in the range of approximately 200°C to 300°C (392°F to 572°F).
307-757-9
97722-08-2
888
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
Details
A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained as first runnings from the vacuum distillation of effluents from the treatment of heavy paraffins with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C12 through C20 and boiling in the range of approximately 230°C to 350°C (446°F to 662°F). It produces a finished oil having a viscosity of 2cSt at 100°C (212°F).
307-660-1
97675-86-0
887
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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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained as first runnings from the vacuum distillation of effluents from the treatment of a middle distillate with hydrogen. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C16 through C20 and boiling in the range of approximately 290°C to 350°C (554°F to 662°F). It produces a finished oil having a viscosity of 2cSt at 100°C (212°F).
307-659-6
97675-85-9
886
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
Details
A complex combination of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C12 through C50. May contain organic salts of alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, and/or aluminium compounds.
278-011-7
74869-21-9
893
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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307-035-3
97488-96-5
885
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
Details
A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained as a semi-solid from dewaxing paraffinic residual oil. It consists predominantly of saturated crystalline and liquid hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C25.
232-373-2
8009-03-8
904
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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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained when petrolatum is treated with Al2O3 to remove polar components and impurities. It consists predominantly of saturated, crystalline, and liquid hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C25.
285-098-5
85029-74-9
906
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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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by the treatment of petroleum petrolatum with activated carbon for the removal of trace polar constituents and impurities. It consists predominantly of saturated hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C20.
308-149-6
97862-97-0
908
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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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by treatment of petrolatum with bleaching earth for the removal of traces of polar constituents and impurities. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of greater than C25.
309-706-6
100684-33-1
910
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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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained as a semi-solid from dewaxed paraffinic residual oil treated with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. It consists predominantly of saturated microcrystalline and liquid hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C20.
295-459-9
92045-77-7
907
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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A complex combination of organic compounds, predominantly high molecular weight carboxylic acids, obtained by the air oxidation of petrolatum.
265-206-7
64743-01-7
905
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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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by the treatment of petroleum petrolatum with silicic acid for the removal of trace polar constituents and impurities. It consists predominantly of saturated hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C20.
308-150-1
97862-98-1
909
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
Details
A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from a petroleum fraction by solvent crystallization (solvent dewaxing) or as a distillation fraction from a very waxy crude. It consists predominantly of saturated straight and branched chain hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C20.
265-165-5
64742-61-6
894
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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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
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
Details
A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by treatment of petroleum slack wax with activated charcoal for the removal of trace polar constituents and impurities.
309-723-9
100684-49-9
903
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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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
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
Details
A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by treating slack wax with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. It consists predominantly of saturated straight and branched chain hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C20.
295-523-6
92062-09-4
897
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
Details
A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from a petroleum fraction by solvent deparaffination. It consists predominantly of saturated straight and branched chain hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C12.
295-524-1
92062-10-7
898
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
Details
A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by the treatment of low-melting slack wax with activated carbon for the removal of trace polar constituents and impurities. It consists predominantly of saturated straight and branched chain hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C12.
308-155-9
97863-04-2
900
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
Details
A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by the treatment of low-melting petroleum slack wax with bentonite for removal of trace polar constituents and impurities. It consists predominantly of saturated straight and branched chain hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C12.
308-156-4
97863-05-3
901
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
Details
A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by treatment of low-melting petroleum slack wax with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. It consists predominantly of saturated straight and branched chain hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C12.
295-525-7
92062-11-8
899
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
Details
A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by the treatment of low-melting petroleum slack wax with silicic acid for the removal of trace polar constituents and impurities. It consists predominantly of saturated straight and branched chain hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C12.
308-158-5
97863-06-4
902
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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357
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted for all products except for normal content in natural essences used
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207-604-5
484-20-8
358
Sun protection products and bronzing products
1 mg/kg
Not permitted for all products except if occurring in natural essences
Details
207-604-5
484-20-8
358
All cosmetic products except sun protection and bronzing products
0 %
Not permitted for all products except if occurring in natural essences
Details
206-066-9
298-81-7
358
All cosmetic products except sun protection and bronzing products
0 %
Not permitted for all products except if occurring in natural essences
Details
206-066-9
298-81-7
358
Sun protection products and bronzing products
1 mg/kg
Not permitted for all products except if occurring in natural essences
Details
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358
Sun protection products and bronzing products
1 mg/kg
Not permitted for all products except if occurring in natural essences
Details
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358
All cosmetic products except sun protection and bronzing products
0 %
Not permitted for all products except if occurring in natural essences
Details
223-459-0
3902-71-4
358
Sun protection products and bronzing products
1 mg/kg
Not permitted for all products except if occurring in natural essences
Details
223-459-0
3902-71-4
358
All cosmetic products except sun protection and bronzing products
0 %
Not permitted for all products except if occurring in natural essences
Details
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
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
Details
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
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
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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
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
Details
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
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
Details
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
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
Details
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
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
Details
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
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
Details
263-072-4
61789-60-4
1123
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
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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
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
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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
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
Details
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
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
Details
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
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
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