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Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex III - Restricted Substances

EU. Restricted Substances: Annex III, Regulation 1223/2009/EC on Cosmetic Products, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2020/1683, 13 November 2020

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.

Last updated 26 February 2021. Database contains 622 unique substances/entries.
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37
Oral products
0.15 %
When mixed with other fluorine compounds permitted under this Annex, total F concentration must not exceed 0.15 %
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23
Depilatories
2 %
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23
Depilatories
6 %
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50
Anti-perspirants
20 %
The ratio of the number of aluminium atoms to that of zirconium atoms must be between 2 and 10
The ratio of the number of (Al + Zr) atoms to that of chlorine atoms must be between 0.9 and 2.1
Not to be used in aerosol dispensers (sprays)
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50
Anti-perspirants
5.4 %
The ratio of the number of aluminium atoms to that of zirconium atoms must be between 2 and 10
The ratio of the number of (Al + Zr) atoms to that of chlorine atoms must be between 0.9 and 2.1
Not to be used in aerosol dispensers (sprays)
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6
Toothpaste
5 %
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6
Cosmetic products other than toothpaste
3 %
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12
Cosmetic products for eyelashes
2 %
For professional use only
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12
Hair products
12 %
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12
Skin products
4 %
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12
Oral products (including mouth rinse, tooth paste and tooth whitening or bleaching products)
0.1 %
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12
Tooth whitening or bleaching products
6 %
To be only sold to dental practitioners
For each cycle of use, first use by dental practitioners as defined under Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications (OJ L 255, 30.9.2005, p. 22)) or under their direct supervision if an equivalent level of safety is ensured. Afterwards to be provided to the consumer to complete the cycle of use
Not to be used on a person under 18 years of age
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12
Products for hardening nails
2 %
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306
All cosmetic products
Maximum concentration of peanut proteins is 0.5 ppm
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3
Hair products
5 %
For professional use only
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60
All cosmetic products
0.5 %
Not to be used with nitrosating systems
Maximum secondary amine content: 5 % (applies to raw materials)
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg/kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
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60
All cosmetic products
0.5 %
Not to be used with nitrosating systems
Maximum secondary amine content: 5 % (applies to raw materials)
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg/kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
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246
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
1.5 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 1.5 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
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320
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
25 %
As from 3 June 2021: 25 % (maximum concentration in ready use preparation)
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320
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
25 %
As from 3 June 2021: 25 % (maximum concentration in ready use preparation)
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99
Self-tanning products for the face
0.45 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
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99
Self-tanning products other than for the face
0.4 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
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99
Oxidative hair dye products
0.67 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
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99
Hair straightening products
6.7 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
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99
Oxidative hair dye products
0.67 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
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99
Self-tanning products other than for the face
0.4 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
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99
Self-tanning products for the face
0.45 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
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99
Hair straightening products
6.7 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
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9
Professional use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
5 %
For professional use only
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 5 % calculated as free base
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9
General use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
5 %
For general use
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 5 % calculated as free base
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9
General use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
5 %
For general use
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 5 % calculated as free base
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9
Professional use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
5 %
For professional use only
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 5 % calculated as free base
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Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
2 %
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61
All cosmetic products
0.5 %
Not to be used with nitrosating systems- Minimum purity: 99 %
Maximum secondary amine content: 0,5 % (applies to raw materials)
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg/kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
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All cosmetic products
0.5 %
Not to be used with nitrosating systems- Minimum purity: 99 %
Maximum secondary amine content: 0,5 % (applies to raw materials)
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg/kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
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Oral products
0.15 %
When mixed with other fluorine compounds permitted under this Annex, total F concentration must not exceed 0.15 %
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8
Professional use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
3 %
For professional use only
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 3 % calculated as free base
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8
General use hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
3 %
For general use
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 3 % calculated as free base
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66
Cosmetic products other than body-leave-on products
Maximum residual acrylamide content 0.5 mg/kg
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66
Body-leave-on products
Maximum residual acrylamide content 0.1 mg/kg
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233
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
1 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
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53
Soap
0.2 %
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53
Hair products
1.5 %
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Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.2 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
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21
Rinse-off hair products
0.5 %
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21
Leave-on hair products
0.2 %
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234
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.28 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
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234
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
0.25 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 0.25 %
Do not use with nitrosating agents
Maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg /kg
Keep in nitrite-free containers
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217
Professional use cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes
1.2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 1.2 %
For professional use only
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217
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
1.2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair or eyelashes must not exceed 1.2 %
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