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 26 February 2021. Database contains 308 unique substances/entries.
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Substance Identification Conditions  
226-109-5
5858-81-1
27
15850
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 180)
Details
236-531-1
13421-53-9
50
24790
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
222-642-2
3564-21-4
28
15865
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
222-657-4
3567-69-9
19
14720
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 122)
Details
212-728-8
860-22-0
99
73015
Blue
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 132)
Details
212-690-2
846-70-8
3
10316
Yellow
All cosmetic products except eye products
Not to be used in eye products
Details
223-098-9
3734-67-6
38
18050
Red
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes; Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 128)
Details
222-656-9
3567-66-6
37
17200
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
221-856-3
3257-28-1
20
14815
Red
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
219-073-7
2347-72-0
30
15980
Orange
All cosmetic products
Details
220-491-7
2783-94-0
31
15985
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 110)
Details
217-705-6
1936-15-8
34
16230
Orange
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
215-537-8
1330-38-7
106
74180
Blue
Rinse-off products
Details
229-051-9
6408-26-0
41
18736
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
222-573-8
3536-49-0
60
42051
Blue
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 131)
Details
214-173-7
1109-11-1
57
40825
Orange
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160f)
Details
237-875-5
14038-43-8
138
77510
Blue
All cosmetic products
Free from cyanide ions.
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
222-476-0
3486-30-4
62
42080
Blue
Rinse-off products
Details
222-529-8
3520-42-1
71
45100
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
227-528-6
5873-16-5
73
45220
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
228-377-9
6252-76-2
72
45190
Violet
Rinse-off products
Details
614-430-7
6837-46-3
83
50325
Violet
Rinse-off products
Details
225-458-0
4857-81-2
64
42100
Green
Rinse-off products
Details
227-513-4
5863-51-4
65
42170
Green
Rinse-off products
Details
221-409-2
3087-16-9
70
44090
Green
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 142)
Details
229-390-2
6505-30-2
68
42735
Blue
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
227-022-5
5601-29-6
40
18690
Yellow
Rinse-off products
Details
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-
9
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
25
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
37
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
79
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
-
-
27
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 180)
Details
-
-
28
All cosmetic products
Details
-
-
3
All cosmetic products except eye products
Not to be used in eye products
Details
-
-
80
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 127)
Details
-
-
75
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
-
-
44
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 102)
Details
-
-
21
All cosmetic products except eye products
Not to be used in eye products
Details
-
-
31
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 110)
Details
-
-
35
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 124)
Details
-
-
76
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
-
-
60
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 131)
Details
215-721-8
1345-25-1
134
77489
Orange
All cosmetic 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
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)
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
215-111-1
1302-83-6
120
77007
Blue
All cosmetic products
Details
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)
Details

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