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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 27 February 2021. Database contains 2442 unique substances/entries.
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400-810-8
148262-86-6
1131
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400-600-6
71868-10-5
1592
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400-340-3
85136-74-9
756
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The residue from low temperature coal tar oils after an alkaline wash, such as aqueous sodium hydroxide, to remove crude coal tar acids. Composed primarily of hydrocarbons and aromatic nitrogen bases.
310-191-5
122384-78-5
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 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
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 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
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
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Residue from the distillation of dephenolated and debased methylnaphthalene oil (from bituminous coal tar and pyrolysis residual oils) with a boiling range of 240°C to 260°C (464°F to 500°F). Composed primarily of substituted dinuclear aromatic and heterocyclic hydrocarbons.
310-171-6
122070-80-8
1539
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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A neutral oil obtained by debasing and dephenolating the oil obtained from the distillation of high temperature tar and pyrolysis residual oils which has a boiliing range of 225°C to 255°C (437°F to 491°F). Composed primarily of substituted dinuclear aromatic hydrocarbons.
310-170-0
122070-79-5
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 remaining after the removal of naphthalene from alkali-washed naphthalene oil by a crystallization process. It is composed primarily of naphthalene and alkyl naphthalenes.
310-167-4
121620-48-2
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 from the alkali washing of naphthalene oil to remove phenolic compounds (tar acids). It is composed of naphthalene and alkyl naphthalenes.
310-166-9
121620-47-1
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 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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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
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Not permitted if substance contains > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
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310-154-3
121158-58-5
1626
All cosmetic products
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by distillation of steam-cracked naphtha. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers in the range of C3 through C6, predominantly C5.
310-012-0
102110-14-5
1539
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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309-987-5
101896-28-0
1539
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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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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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by subjecting a petroleum naphtha to a sweetening process to convert mercaptans or to remove acidic impurities. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C5 through C8 and boiling in the range of approximately 20°C to 130°C (68°F to 266°F).
309-976-5
101795-01-1
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 distillation of products from a catalytic cracking process. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C8 through C12 and boiling in the range of approximately 140°C to 210°C (284°F to 410°F).
309-974-4
101794-97-2
1539
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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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 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 hydrocarbons obtained from mixed coal tar pitch-polystyrene pyrolysis. Composed primarily of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C20 through C28 and having a softening point of 100°C to 220°C (212°F to 428°F) according to DIN 52025.
309-958-7
101794-76-7
635
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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 from mixed coal tar pitch-polyethylene pyrolysis. Composed primarily of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C20 through C28 and having a softening point of 100°C to 220°C (212°F to 428°F) according to DIN 52025.
309-957-1
101794-75-6
634
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Not permitted if substances contain > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
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A complex combination hydrocarbons obtained from mixed coal tar pitch-polyethylene-polypropylene pyrolysis. Composed primarily of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C20 through C28 and having a softening point of 100°C to 220°C (212°F to 428°F) according to DIN 52025.
309-956-6
101794-74-5
633
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 obtained from a distillation process of crude petroleum. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers in the range of C8 through C12 and boiling in the range of approximately 130°C to 210°C (266°F to 410°F).
309-945-6
101631-20-3
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 by distillation of steam cracking heavy residues. It consists predominantly of highly alkylated heavy aromatic hydrocarbons boiling in the range of approximately 250°C to 400°C (482°F to 752°F).
309-939-3
101631-14-5
926
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A distillate from low-temperature coal tar. Composed primarily of hydrocarbons, phenolic compounds and aromatic nitrogen bases boiling in the range of approximately 160°C to 340°C (320°F to 644°F).
309-889-2
101316-87-4
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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An acidified alkaline extract of brown coal tar distillate. Composed primarily of phenol and phenol homologs.
309-888-7
101316-86-3
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 complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by fractionation from hydrodesulphurised coker distillate. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C5 to C11 and boiling in the range of approximately 23°C to 196°C (73°F to 385°F).
309-879-8
101316-76-1
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 solvent extraction and hydrogenation of atmospheric distillation residues. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C24 through C50 and produces a finished oil with a viscosity in the order of 16cSt to 75cSt at 40°C (104°F).
309-877-7
101316-72-7
865
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 solvent extraction and hydrogenation of atmospheric distillation residues. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C20 through C35 and produces a finished oil with a viscosity in the order of 37cSt to 44cSt at 40°C (104°F).
309-876-1
101316-71-6
864
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 solvent extraction and hydrogenation of atmospheric distillation residues. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C17 through C32 and produces a finished oil with a viscosity in the order of 17cSt to 23cSt at 40°C (104°F).
309-875-6
101316-70-5
863
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 solvent extraction and hydrogenation of vacuum distillation residues. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C25 and produces a finished oil with a viscosity in the order of 32cSt to 37cSt at 100°C (212°F).
309-874-0
101316-69-2
862
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 distillation of hydrotreated naphtha followed by solvent extraction. It consists predominantly of saturated hydrocarbons and boiling in the range of approximately 65°C to 70°C (149°F to 158°F).
309-871-4
101316-67-0
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 during the sorptions of toluene from a hydrocarbon fraction from cracked gasoline treated with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C6 through C8 and boiling in the range of approximately 80°C to 135°C (176°F to 275°F).
309-870-9
101316-66-9
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 the redistillation of the distillate of high temperature coal tar (tar acid and tar base free). It consists predominantly of unsubstituted and substituted mononuclear aromatic hydrocarbons boiling in the range of 85°C-195°C (185°F-383°F).
309-868-8
101316-63-6
1539
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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309-867-2
101316-62-5
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 fractionation from hydrodesulphurised coker distillate stocks. It consists of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C12 through C21 and boiling in the range of approximately 200°C to 360°C (392°F to 680°F).
309-865-1
101316-59-0
925
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by treating a petroleum stock with hydrogen. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C9 through C25 and boiling in the range of approximately 150°C to 400°C (302°F to 752°F).
309-863-0
101316-57-8
967
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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
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained as a redistillate from the distillation of wash oil. It consists predominantly of 2-ringed aromatic and heterocyclic hydrocarbons boiling in the range of approximately 260°C to 290°C (500°F to 554°F).
309-851-5
101316-45-4
632
All cosmetic products
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Not permitted if substances contain > 0.005% (w/w) benzo[a]pyrene
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The oil obtained from the heat treatment of polystyrene with coal tar pitch or aromatic oils. It consists predominantly of benzene and its homologs boiling in a range of approximately 70°C to 210°C (158°F to 410°F).
309-749-0
100801-66-9
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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The oil obtained from the heat treatment of polyethylene with coal tar pitch or aromatic oils. It consists predominantly of benzene and its homologs boiling in a range of 70°C to 120°C (158°F to 248°F).
309-748-5
100801-65-8
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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The oil obtained from the heat treatment of a polyethylene/polypropylene mixture with coal tar pitch or aromatic oils. It consists predominantly of benzene and its homologs boiling in a range of approximately 70°C to 120°C (158°F to 248°F).
309-745-9
100801-63-6
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 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
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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 treatment of solvent-dewaxed petroleum residual oils with bleaching earth for the removal of trace polar constituents and impurities.
309-711-3
100684-38-6
861
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 treatment of solvent-dewaxed petroleum residual oils with activated charcoal for the removal of trace polar constituents and impurities.
309-710-8
100684-37-5
860
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 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
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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 solvent extraction of light vacuum petroleum gas oils treated with bleaching earth for removal of trace polar constituents and impurities. It consists predominantly of aromatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C13 through C30.
309-675-9
100684-05-7
859
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 solvent extraction of light vacuum petroleum gas oil treated with activated charcoal for the removal of trace polar constituents and impurities. It consists predominantly of aromatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C13 through C30.
309-674-3
100684-04-6
858
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained as a fraction from distillation of an extract recovered by solvent extraction of light paraffinic top petroleum distillates treated with bleaching earth to remove traces of polar constituents and impurities. It consists predominantly of aromatic hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C16 through C32.
309-673-8
100684-03-5
857
All cosmetic products
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract
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