Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex II - Prohibited Substances

EU. Prohibited Substances: Annex II, Regulation 1223/2009/EC on Cosmetic Products, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2021/1902, OJ L 387 of 3 November 2021

This list contains substances which are banned from use in any cosmetic products marketed for sale or use in the European Union.

Distillates (petroleum), heavy arom.

The complex combination of hydrocarbons from the distillation of the products from the thermal cracking of ethane and propane. This higher boiling fraction consists predominantly of C5-C7 aromatic hydrocarbons with some unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbons having carbon number predominantly of C5. This stream may contain benzene. EC / List no: 267-563-4 CAS no: 67891-79-6
Ref No.
Product type, body parts
All cosmetic products
Maximum Threshold
0 %
Not permitted if substances contain ≥ 0.1 % w/w benzene
Generated using distillation and/or other processing methods