cosmetics-colorant

Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex IV - Allowed Colorants

EU. Allowed Colorants: Annex IV, Regulation 1223/2009/EC on Cosmetic Products, as amended by Regulation 2019/681/EU, 2 May 2019

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 the skin.

Last updated 05 August 2021. Database contains 308 unique substances/entries.
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74
All cosmetic products
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70
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 142)
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59
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
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71
Rinse-off products
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73
Rinse-off products
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83
Rinse-off products
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64
Rinse-off products
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65
Rinse-off products
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40
Rinse-off products
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1
Rinse-off products
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120
All cosmetic products
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110
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160d)
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116
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 140, E 141)
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149
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 163)
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109
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160b)
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45
Rinse-off products
Maximum 3,3'-dimethylbenzidine concentration in the colouring agent is 5 ppm
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12
Rinse-off products
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14
All cosmetic products
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61
All cosmetic products
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42
Rinse-off products
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149
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 163)
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152
Rinse-off products
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151
Rinse-off products
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107
All cosmetic products except eye products
Not to be used in eye products
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145
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 101)
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93
Rinse-off products
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72
Rinse-off products
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204-909-5
128-80-3
91
61565
Green
All cosmetic products
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242-939-0
19286-75-0
88
60724
Violet
Rinse-off products
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10236-37-0
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18130
Red
Rinse-off products
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205-685-1
147-14-8
105
74160
Blue
All cosmetic products
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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
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213-879-2
1047-16-1
102
73900
Violet
Rinse-off products
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204-980-2
130-20-1
96
69825
Blue
All cosmetic products
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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)
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215-573-4
1332-73-6
118
77002
White
All cosmetic products
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233-257-4
10101-66-3
140
77742
Violet
All cosmetic products
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204-934-1
129-17-9
59
42045
Blue
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
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215-735-4
1393-63-1
109
75120
Orange
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160b)
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This substance is identified in the Colour Index by Colour Index Constitution Number, C.I. 40215.
215-397-8
1325-54-8
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40215
Orange
Rinse-off products
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216-472-8
1592-23-0
150
White
All cosmetic products
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215-609-9
1333-86-4
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
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215-609-9
1333-86-4
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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
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215-724-4
1390-65-4
115
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 120)
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215-023-3
1260-17-9
115
75470
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 120)
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215-800-7
1406-65-1
116
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 140, E 141)
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601-657-1
12001-99-9
130
77289
Green
All cosmetic products
Free from chromate ion
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215-160-9
1308-38-9
129
77288
Green
All cosmetic products
Free from chromate ion
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214-171-6
1107-26-2
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75130
Orange
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160a)
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This substance is identified in the Colour Index by Colour Index Constitution Number, C.I. 77346
310-193-6
1345-16-0
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77346
Green
All cosmetic products
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