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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 16 December 2020. Database contains 2449 unique substances/entries.
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202-039-0
91-08-7
1118
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292-698-0
90989-42-7
1539
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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292-695-4
90989-39-2
1539
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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292-694-9
90989-38-1
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 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
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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 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
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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 residuum from the vacuum distillation of the residuum from atmospheric distillation of crude oil. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C24 and boiling above approximately 390°C (734°F).
292-658-2
90669-76-4
961
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained during the production of refined petroleum tar by the distillation of steam cracked tar. It consists predominantly of aromatic and other hydrocarbons and organic sulfur compounds.
292-657-7
90669-75-3
960
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292-656-1
90669-74-2
809
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Not permitted if substances contain > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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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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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
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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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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
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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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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
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419-160-1
90657-55-9
1117
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The residue remaining from the distillation of recovered naphtha. Composed primarily of naphthalene and condensation products of indene and styrene.
292-636-2
90641-12-6
1539
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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The volatile organic liquid condensed from the gas evolved in the low-temperature (less than 700°C (1292°F)) destructive distillation of coal. Composed primarily of C6-10 hydrocarbons.
292-635-7
90641-11-5
1539
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by treating a light paraffinic distillate solvent extract with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C17 through C26 and boiling in the range of approximately 280° to 400°C (536°F to 752°F).
292-633-6
90641-09-1
808
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Not permitted if substances contain > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by treating a heavy paraffinic distillate solvent extract with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C21 through C33 and boiling in the range of approximately 350°C to 480°C (662°F to 896°F).
292-632-0
90641-08-0
807
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Not permitted if substances contain > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by treating a heavy naphthenic distillate solvent extract with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. It consists predominantly of aromatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C20 through C50 and produces a finished oil of at least 19cSt at 40°C (100 SUS at 100°F).
292-631-5
90641-07-9
806
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Not permitted if substances contain > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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The product obtained by treatment of coal tar oil alkaline extract with CO2 and CaO. Composed primarily of CaCO3, Ca(OH)2, Na2CO3 and other organic and inorganic impurities.
292-629-4
90641-06-8
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 residue from the distillation of alkali-washed naphthalene oil having an approximate distillation range of 220°C to 300°C (428°F to 572°F). Composed primarily of naphthalene, alkylnaphthalenes and aromatic nitrogen bases.
292-628-9
90641-05-7
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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The distillate from alkali-washed naphthalene oil having an approximate distillation range of 180°C to 220°C (356°F to 428°F). Composed primarily of naphthalene, alkylbenzenes, indene and indan.
292-627-3
90641-04-6
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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The distillate from aromatic hydrocarbons, coumarone, naphthalene and indene rich prefractionator bottoms or washed carbolic oils, having an approximate boiling range of 155°C to 180°C (311°F to 356°F). Composed primarily of indene, indan and trimethylbenzenes.
292-626-8
90641-03-5
1539
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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The first fraction from the distillation of aromatic hydrocarbons, coumarone, naphthalene and indene rich prefractionator bottoms or washed carbolic oil boiling substantially below 145°C (293°F). Composed primarily of C7 and C8 aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons.
292-625-2
90641-02-4
1539
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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The oil resulting from the acid washing of alkali-washed carbolic oil to remove the minor amounts of basic compounds (tar bases). Composed primarily of indene, indan and alkylbenzenes.
292-624-7
90641-01-3
1539
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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The aqueous extract produced by an acidic wash of alkali-washed napthalene oil. Composed primarily of acid salts of various aromatic nitrogen bases including pyridine, quinoline and their alkyl derivatives.
292-623-1
90641-00-2
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 aqueous extract produced by an acidic wash of alkali-washed carbolic oil. Composed primarily of acid salts of various aromatic nitrogen bases including pyridine, quinoline and their alkyl derivatives.
292-622-6
90640-99-6
1539
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by treating a dewaxed light paraffinic distillate with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C15 through C30.
292-620-5
90640-97-4
805
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Not permitted if substances contain > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons resulting from treatment of dewaxed light paraffinic distillate with natural or modified clay in either a contacting or percolation process. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C15 through C30.
292-618-4
90640-96-3
804
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substances contain > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons produced by treating dewaxed heavy paraffinic distillate with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C20 through C50.
292-617-9
90640-95-2
803
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substances contain > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by treating dewaxed heavy paraffinic distillate with neutral or modified clay in either a contacting or percolation process. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C20 through C50.
292-616-3
90640-94-1
802
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substances contain > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by the subjection of a petroleum fraction to several of the following steps: filtration, centrifugation, atmospheric distillation, vacuum distillation, acidification, neutralization, and clay treatment. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C10 through C20.
292-615-8
90640-93-0
882
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 by dewaxing light paraffinic distillate. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C12 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.
292-614-2
90640-92-9
801
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substances contain > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by dewaxing heavy paraffinic distillate. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantely in the range of C20 through C50 and produces a finished oil with a viscosity of equal to or greater than 100 SUS at 100°F (19cST at 40°C). It contains relatively few normal paraffins.
292-613-7
90640-91-8
800
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Not permitted if substances contain > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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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
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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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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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
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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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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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
1540
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 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
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
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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
1540
All cosmetic products
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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 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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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
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The oil remaining after the removal, by a crystallization process, of an anthracene-rich solid (anthracene paste) from anthracene oil. It is composed primarily of two, three and four membered aromatic compounds.
292-604-8
90640-82-7
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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The anthracene-rich solid obtained by the crystallization and centrifuging of anthracene oil. It is composed primarily of anthracene, carbazole and phenanthrene.
292-603-2
90640-81-6
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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292-456-4
90622-55-2
600
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Not permitted if substances contain > 0.1% (w/w) Butadiene
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292-454-3
90622-53-0
881
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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Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Ammi majus, Umbelliferae.
291-072-4
90320-46-0
35
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Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Thevetia neriifolia, Apocynaceae.
290-446-4
90147-54-9
318
All cosmetic products
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Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Veratrum album, Liliaceae.
290-407-1
90131-91-2
333
All cosmetic products
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Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Tagetes erecta, Compositae.
290-353-9
90131-43-4
1383
All cosmetic products
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From 1 May 2019 cosmetic products containing that substance shall not be placed on the Union market
From 1 August 2019 cosmetic products containing that substance shall not be made available on the Union market
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Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Rauwolfia serpentina, Apocynaceae.
290-234-1
90106-13-1
15
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