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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 02 March 2021. Database contains 622 unique substances/entries.
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292-375-4
90604-80-1
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)
Details
231-635-3
7664-41-7
4
All cosmetic products
6 %
Details
235-185-9
12125-01-8
33
Oral products
0.15 %
When mixed with other fluorine compounds permitted under this Annex, total F concentration must not exceed 0.15 %
Details
240-968-3
16919-19-0
42
Oral products
0.15 %
When mixed with other fluorine compounds permitted under this Annex, total F concentration must not exceed 0.15 %
Details
215-647-6
1336-21-6
4
All cosmetic products
6 %
Details
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20859-38-5
26
Oral products
0.15 %
When mixed with other fluorine compounds permitted under this Annex, total F concentration must not exceed 0.15 %
Details
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66115-19-3
26
Oral products
0.15 %
When mixed with other fluorine compounds permitted under this Annex, total F concentration must not exceed 0.15 %
Details
293-522-5
91080-29-4
65
Rinse-off hair (head) products
3 %
In the final products the concentrations of benzalkonium chloride, bromide and saccharinate with an alkyl chain of C14, or less must not exceed 0.1% (as benzalkonium chloride)
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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273-545-7
68989-01-5
65
Rinse-off hair (head) products
3 %
In the final products the concentrations of benzalkonium chloride, bromide and saccharinate with an alkyl chain of C14, or less must not exceed 0.1% (as benzalkonium chloride)
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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269-943-5
68391-31-1
262
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
2 %
Details
203-625-9
108-88-3
185
Nail products
25 %
Details
272-939-6
68921-42-6
190
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
Details
220-168-0
2650-18-2
190
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
Details
223-339-8
3844-45-9
190
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
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200-712-3
69-72-7
98
Rinse-off hair products
3 %
Not to be used in preparations for children under 3 years of age
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user's lungs by inhalation
Not to be used in oral products
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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200-712-3
69-72-7
98
Cosmetic products other than rinse-off hair products, except body lotion, eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner, lipstick and roll-on deodorant
2 %
Not to be used in preparations for children under 3 years of age
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user's lungs by inhalation
Not to be used in oral products
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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202-859-9
100-51-6
45
All cosmetic products except fragrances
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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202-859-9
100-51-6
45
Fragrances
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
The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when its concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products, 0.01% in rinse-off products
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204-402-9
120-51-4
85
All cosmetic products
The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when its concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
Details
204-262-9
118-58-1
75
All cosmetic products
The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when its concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
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205-137-1
134-31-6
51
Leave-on hair products
0.03 %
Details
205-137-1
134-31-6
51
Rinse-off hair products
0.3 %
Details
203-928-6
112-02-7
Leave-on hair products
1 %
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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203-928-6
112-02-7
286
Rinse-off hair products
2.5 %
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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203-928-6
112-02-7
286
Leave-on face products
0.5 %
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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203-929-1
112-03-8
286
Leave-on face products
0.5 %
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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203-929-1
112-03-8
Leave-on hair products
1 %
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
Details
203-929-1
112-03-8
286
Rinse-off hair products
2.5 %
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
Details
241-327-0
17301-53-0
287
Leave-on hair products
3 %
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
Details
241-327-0
17301-53-0
287
Leave-on face products
3 %
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
Details
241-327-0
17301-53-0
287
Rinse-off hair products
5 %
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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264-151-6
63449-41-2
65
Rinse-off hair (head) products
3 %
In the final products the concentrations of benzalkonium chloride, bromide and saccharinate with an alkyl chain of C14, or less must not exceed 0.1% (as benzalkonium chloride)
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
Details
232-188-7
7789-75-5
30
Oral products
0.15 %
When mixed with other fluorine compounds permitted under this Annex, total F concentration must not exceed 0.15 %
Details
232-187-1
7789-74-4
29
Oral products
0.15 %
When mixed with other fluorine compounds permitted under this Annex, total F concentration must not exceed 0.15 %
Details
215-137-3
1305-62-0
15c
Depilatories
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215-137-3
1305-62-0
15c
Cosmetic products other than hair straighteners and depilatories
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215-137-3
1305-62-0
15c
Hair straightening products
7 %
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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 Cedrus atlantica, Pinaceae.
295-985-9
92201-55-3
122
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
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6
Toothpaste
5 %
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6
Cosmetic products other than toothpaste
3 %
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212-690-2
846-70-8
214
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
1 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 1.0 %
Details
212-690-2
846-70-8
214
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.2 %
Details
247-368-0
25956-17-6
191
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.4 %
Details
220-036-2
2611-82-7
192
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
Details
222-656-9
3567-66-6
254
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
Details
217-699-5
1934-21-0
189
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.5 %
Details
222-529-8
3520-42-1
193
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
1.5 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 1.5 %
Details
222-529-8
3520-42-1
193
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.6 %
Details
242-355-6
18472-87-2
270
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 2.0 %
Details
242-355-6
18472-87-2
270
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.4 %
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