cosmetics-colorant

Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex IV - Allowed Colorants

EU. Allowed Colorants: Annex IV, Regulation 1223/2009/EC on Cosmetic Products, as corrected by Corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/850, 17 June 2021

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 23 September 2021. Database contains 308 unique substances/entries.
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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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234-242-5
11006-34-1
116
75810
Green
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 140, E 141)
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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)
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215-573-4
1332-73-6
118
77002
White
All cosmetic products
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A colloidal clay. Consists primarily of montmorillonite.
215-108-5
1302-78-9
119
77004
White
All cosmetic products
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229-315-3
6471-51-8
12
12420
Red
Rinse-off products
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12
Rinse-off products
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215-111-1
1302-83-6
120
77007
Blue
All cosmetic products
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120
All cosmetic products
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121
77015
Red
All cosmetic products
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231-784-4
7727-43-7
122
77120
White
All cosmetic products
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232-122-7
7787-59-9
123
77163
White
All cosmetic products
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207-439-9
471-34-1
124
77220
White
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 170)
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A noncombustible solid characteristic of sedimentary rock. It consists primarily of calcium carbonate.
215-279-6
1317-65-3
124
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 170)
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231-900-3
7778-18-9
125
77231
White
All cosmetic products
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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
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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
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215-609-9
1333-86-4
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
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Substance identity is confidential or pending assessment. If possible, following assessment the proper substance identifiers will be displayed.
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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
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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
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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
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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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Substance identity is confidential or pending assessment. If possible, following assessment the proper substance identifiers will be displayed.
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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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A fine black powder obtained by burning animal bones in a closed container. It consists primarily of calcium phosphate and carbon.
232-421-2
8021-99-6
127
77267
Black
All cosmetic products
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This substance is identified in the Colour Index by Colour Index Constitution Number, C.I. 77268.
215-669-6
1339-82-8
128
77268:1
Black
All cosmetic products
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215-160-9
1308-38-9
129
77288
Green
All cosmetic products
Free from chromate ion
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229-106-7
6410-40-8
13
12480
Brown
Rinse-off products
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13
Rinse-off products
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601-657-1
12001-99-9
130
77289
Green
All cosmetic products
Free from chromate ion
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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
131
77346
Green
All cosmetic products
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231-159-6
7440-50-8
132
77400
Brown
All cosmetic products
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231-165-9
7440-57-5
133
77480
Brown
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 175)
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215-721-8
1345-25-1
134
77489
Orange
All cosmetic products
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215-168-2
1309-37-1
135
77491
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 172)
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This substance is identified in the Colour Index by Colour Index Constitution Number, C.I. 77492.
257-098-5
51274-00-1
136
77492
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 172)
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235-442-5
1317-61-9
137
77499
Black
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 172)
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237-875-5
14038-43-8
138
77510
Blue
All cosmetic products
Free from cyanide ions
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208-915-9
546-93-0
139
77713
White
All cosmetic products
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229-107-2
6410-41-9
14
12490
Red
All cosmetic products
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14
All cosmetic products
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233-257-4
10101-66-3
140
77742
Violet
All cosmetic products
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10236-39-2
141
77745
Red
All cosmetic products
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231-131-3
7440-22-4
142
77820
White
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 174)
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236-675-5
13463-67-7
143
77891
White
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 171); Titanium dioxide in powder form containing 1 % or more of particles with aerodynamic diameter ≤ 10 μm, to be used in compliance with Annex III, No [321]
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215-222-5
1314-13-2
144
77947
White
All cosmetic products
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end user's lungs by inhalation
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201-507-1
83-88-5
145
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 101)
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204-988-6
130-40-5
145
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 101)
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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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145
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 101)
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The substance obtained by controlled heat treatment of food-grade carbohydrates. Food-grade acids, alkalies, and salts may be used to assist carmelization. Food-grade antifoaming agents may be used in an amount not greater than that required to produce the intended effect. Consists essentially of colloidal aggregates that are dispersible in water but only partly dispersible in alcohol-water solutions. Depending upon the particular carmelizing agent used, may have a positive or negative colloidal charge in solution.
232-435-9
8028-89-5
146
Brown
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 150a-d)
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