Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex II - Prohibited Substances

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

Lubricating oils (petroleum), C20-50, hydrotreated neutral oil-based, high-viscosity

A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by treating light vacuum gas oil, heavy vacuum gas oil, and solvent deasphalted residual oil with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst in a two stage process with dewaxing being carried out between the two stages. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C20 through C50 and produces a finished oil having a viscosity of approximately 112cSt at 40°C. It contains a relatively large proportion of saturated hydrocarbons. ecnumber: 276-736-3 casnumber: 72623-85-9
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Product type, body parts
All cosmetic products
Maximum Threshold
0 %
Not permitted if substance contains > 3% (w/w) DMSO extract