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 16 December 2020. Database contains 308 unique substances/entries.
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Substance Identification Conditions  
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
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
616-852-7
8005-03-6
84
50420
Black
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
614-430-7
6837-46-3
83
50325
Violet
Rinse-off products
Details
602-053-0
12220-24-5
153
Red
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
601-657-1
12001-99-9
130
77289
Green
All cosmetic products
Free from chromate ion
Details
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
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
Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Bixa orellana, Bixaceae.
289-561-2
89957-43-7
109
75120
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160b)
Details
287-483-3
85536-03-4
116
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 140, E 141)
Details
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)
Details
248-708-0
27876-94-4
108
75100
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Details
247-368-0
25956-17-6
32
16035
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 129)
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
246-020-5
24111-17-9
116
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 140, E 141)
Details
243-010-2
19381-50-1
2
10020
Green
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
242-939-0
19286-75-0
88
60724
Violet
Rinse-off 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
241-409-6
17372-87-1
76
45380
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
240-474-8
16423-68-0
80
45430
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 127)
Details
240-299-7
16143-80-9
1
10006
Green
Rinse-off products
Details
239-830-5
15739-09-0
116
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 140, E 141)
Details
237-875-5
14038-43-8
138
77510
Blue
All cosmetic products
Free from cyanide ions.
Details
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)
Details
236-531-1
13421-53-9
50
24790
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
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)
Details
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)
Details
233-257-4
10101-66-3
140
77742
Violet
All cosmetic products
Details
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)
Details
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
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
232-122-7
7787-59-9
123
77163
White
All cosmetic products
Details
231-900-3
7778-18-9
125
77231
White
All cosmetic products
Details
231-784-4
7727-43-7
122
77120
White
All cosmetic products
Details
231-628-5
7659-95-2
148
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 162)
Details
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)
Details
covering copper; copper, granulated
231-159-6
7440-50-8
132
77400
Brown
All cosmetic products
Details
231-153-3
7440-44-0
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
231-153-3
7440-44-0
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
231-131-3
7440-22-4
142
77820
White
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 174)
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
230-636-6
7235-40-7
55
40800
Orange
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160a)
Details
230-325-5
7047-84-9
150
White
All cosmetic products
Details
230-248-7
6983-79-5
109
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160b)
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
229-440-3
6535-46-2
11
12370
Red
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

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