cosmetics-restricted-subs

Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex III - Restricted Substances

EU. Restricted Substances: Annex III, Regulation 1223/2009/EC on Cosmetic Products, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2021/1099, 6 July 2021

This list contains substances whose use in cosmetic products in the European Union is banned, except under certain conditions as indicated in Annex III. The list specifies the field of application or use, maximum allowable concentration limits in finished products, and any additional limitations.

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Last updated 17 September 2021. Database contains 637 unique substances/entries.
Substance Name EC No. CAS No. Ref No. Restrictions  
Product type, body parts Maximum Threshold Restriction(s)
NITROBLAU; NITROBLUE
407-020-2
132885-85-9
225
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
1.5 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
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NITROBLAU; NITROBLUE
407-020-2
132885-85-9
225
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
0.75 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 0.75 % (as hydrochloride)
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
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