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Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex IV - Allowed Colorants

This list contains coloring agents allowed for use in cosmetic products marketed in the European Union. The list indicates the approved fields for application, including whether or not the colorant is permitted for use in products applied near the eye or on mucous membranes, or in products intended to come in contact with skin.

Last updated 13 October 2020. Database contains 308 unique substances/entries.
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3763-55-1
112
75135
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Details
211-189-6
632-99-5
66
42510
Violet
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
200-782-5
72-48-0
86
58000
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
This substance is identified in the Colour Index by Colour Index Constitution Number, C.I. 47000.
232-318-2
8003-22-3
81
47000
Yellow
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
204-909-5
128-80-3
91
61565
Green
All cosmetic products
Details
201-638-4
85-86-9
51
26100
Red
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes; Purity criteria: aniline <= 0.2%, 2-naphtol <= 0.2%, 4-aminoazobenzene <= 0.1%, 1-(phenylazo)-2-naphtol <=3%, 1-[2-(phenylazo) phenylazo]-2-napthalenol <= 2%
Details
220-562-2
2814-77-9
9
12085
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
219-372-2
2425-85-6
10
12120
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
242-939-0
19286-75-0
88
60724
Violet
Rinse-off products
Details
201-353-5
81-48-1
89
60725
Violet
All cosmetic products
Details
305-897-5
8004-92-0
82
47005
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 104)
Details
225-822-9
5102-83-0
47
21100
Yellow
Rinse-off products
Maximum 3,3'-dimethylbenzidine concentration in the colouring agent is 5 ppm
Details
226-939-8
5567-15-7
48
21108
Yellow
Rinse-off products
Maximum 3,3'-dimethylbenzidine concentration in the colouring agent is 5 ppm
Details
229-754-0
6706-82-7
49
21230
Yellow
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
224-330-1
4314-14-1
15
12700
Yellow
Rinse-off products
Details
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10236-37-0
39
18130
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
207-586-9
482-89-3
98
73000
Blue
All cosmetic products
Details
229-355-1
6486-23-3
5
11710
Yellow
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
228-901-6
6371-96-6
6
11725
Orange
Rinse-off products
Details
219-730-8
2512-29-0
4
11680
Yellow
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
200-799-8
73-40-5
113
75170
White
All cosmetic products
Details
205-685-1
147-14-8
105
74160
Blue
All cosmetic products
Details
209-378-3
574-93-6
104
74100
Blue
Rinse-off products
Details
246-308-0
24545-86-6
77
45396
Orange
Lip products
Only in free acid form, when used in lip products
Details
246-308-0
24545-86-6
77
45396
Orange
All cosmetic products except lip products
Details
242-355-6
18472-87-2
79
45410
Red
All cosmetic products
Not more than 1% 2-(6-hydroxy-3-oxo-3H-xanthen-9-yl) benzoic acid; Not more than 2 % 2-(bromo-6-hydroxy-3-oxo-3H-xanthen-9-yl) benzoic acid
Details
229-440-3
6535-46-2
11
12370
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
209-876-0
596-03-2
75
45370
Orange
All cosmetic products
Not more than 1% 2-(6-hydroxy-3-oxo-3H-xanthen-9-yl) benzoic acid; Not more than 2 % 2-(bromo-6-hydroxy-3-oxo-3H-xanthen-9-yl) benzoic acid
Details
218-131-9
2051-85-6
7
11920
Orange
All cosmetic products
Details
229-106-7
6410-40-8
13
12480
Brown
Rinse-off products
Details
221-831-7
3248-91-7
67
42520
Violet
Rinse-off products
Details
229-439-8
6535-42-8
8
12010
Red
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
213-561-3
980-26-7
103
73915
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
213-879-2
1047-16-1
102
73900
Violet
Rinse-off products
Details
226-750-0
5462-29-3
101
73385
Violet
All cosmetic products
Details
201-375-5
81-77-6
95
69800
Blue
All cosmetic products
Details
219-163-6
2379-74-0
100
73360
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
204-980-2
130-20-1
96
69825
Blue
All cosmetic products
Details
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1962-15-8
56
40820
Orange
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160e)
Details
228-767-9
6358-30-1
85
51319
Violet
Rinse-off products
Details
248-708-0
27876-94-4
108
75100
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Details
with ≥ 0.1% of Michler's ketone (EC No. 202-027-5) or Michler's base (EC No. 202-959-2)
219-943-6
2580-56-5
69
44045
Blue
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
931-328-0;931-334-3
64365-11-3
126
77266
Black
All cosmetic products
Purity > 97 %, with the following impurity profile: Ash content ≤ 0.15 %, total sulphur ≤ 0.65 %, total PAH ≤ 500 ppb and benzo(a)pyrene ≤ 5 ppb, dibenz(a,h)anthracene ≤ 5 ppb, total As ≤ 3 ppm, total Pb ≤ 10 ppm, total Hg ≤ 1 ppm
Details
931-328-0;931-334-3
64365-11-3
126a
77266
Black
All cosmetic products
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end user's lungs by inhalation; Only nanomaterials having the following characteristics are allowed: Purity > 97 %, with the following impurity profile: Ash content ≤ 0.15 %, total sulphur ≤ 0.65 %, total PAH ≤ 500 ppb and benzo(a)pyrene ≤ 5 ppb, dibenz(a,h)anthracene ≤ 5 ppb, total As ≤ 3 ppm, total Pb ≤ 10 ppm, and total Hg ≤ 1 ppm; Primary particle size ≥ 20 nm
Details
931-328-0;931-334-3
64365-11-3
126a
77266
Black
All cosmetic products
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end user's lungs by inhalation; Only nanomaterials having the following characteristics are allowed: Purity > 97 %, with the following impurity profile: Ash content ≤ 0.15 %, total sulphur ≤ 0.65 %, total PAH ≤ 500 ppb and benzo(a)pyrene ≤ 5 ppb, dibenz(a,h)anthracene ≤ 5 ppb, total As ≤ 3 ppm, total Pb ≤ 10 ppm, and total Hg ≤ 1 ppm; Primary particle size ≥ 20 nm
Details
931-328-0;931-334-3
64365-11-3
126
77266
Black
All cosmetic products
Purity > 97 %, with the following impurity profile: Ash content ≤ 0.15 %, total sulphur ≤ 0.65 %, total PAH ≤ 500 ppb and benzo(a)pyrene ≤ 5 ppb, dibenz(a,h)anthracene ≤ 5 ppb, total As ≤ 3 ppm, total Pb ≤ 10 ppm, total Hg ≤ 1 ppm
Details
231-072-3
7429-90-5
117
77000
White
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 173)
Details
215-573-4
1332-73-6
118
77002
White
All cosmetic products
Details
230-325-5
7047-84-9
150
White
All cosmetic products
Details
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121
77015
Red
All cosmetic products
Details

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