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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3763-55-1
112
75135
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Details
221-831-7
3248-91-7
67
42520
Violet
Rinse-off products
Details
223-339-8
3844-45-9
63
42090
Blue
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 133)
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
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
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
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
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
224-330-1
4314-14-1
15
12700
Yellow
Rinse-off products
Details
207-586-9
482-89-3
98
73000
Blue
All cosmetic products
Details
224-597-4
4424-06-0
97
71105
Orange
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
Details
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)
Details
207-280-5
458-37-7
114
75300
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 100)
Details
224-546-6
4403-90-1
92
61570
Green
All cosmetic products
Details
224-909-9
4548-53-2
18
14700
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
225-458-0
4857-81-2
64
42100
Green
Rinse-off products
Details
207-536-6
479-61-8
116
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 140, E 141)
Details
207-364-1
465-42-9
147
Orange
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160c)
Details
207-425-2
470-38-2
147
Orange
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160c)
Details
224-460-9
4368-56-3
94
62045
Blue
Rinse-off products
Details
224-748-4
4474-24-2
93
61585
Blue
Rinse-off products
Details
224-618-7
4430-18-6
90
60730
Violet
All cosmetic products except those applied to mucous membranes
Not to be used in products applied to mucous membranes
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
209-378-3
574-93-6
104
74100
Blue
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
226-750-0
5462-29-3
101
73385
Violet
All cosmetic products
Details
227-459-1
5850-87-3
23
15580
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
227-456-5
5850-80-6
22
15525
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
208-187-2
514-78-3
58
40850
Orange
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 161g)
Details
208-438-6
528-58-5
149
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 163)
Details
208-437-0
528-53-0
149
Red
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 163)
Details
208-253-0
518-47-8
74
45350
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Details
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
227-528-6
5873-16-5
73
45220
Red
Rinse-off products
Details
227-513-4
5863-51-4
65
42170
Green
Rinse-off products
Details
227-022-5
5601-29-6
40
18690
Yellow
Rinse-off products
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
207-949-1
502-65-8
110
75125
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160d)
Details
208-915-9
546-93-0
139
77713
White
All cosmetic products
Details
209-150-3
557-04-0
150
White
All cosmetic products
Details
208-272-4
519-62-0
116
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 140, E 141)
Details
227-783-3
5979-28-2
45
20040
Yellow
Rinse-off products
Maximum 3,3'-dimethylbenzidine concentration in the colouring agent is 5 ppm
Details
208-924-8
547-57-9
17
14270
Orange
All cosmetic products
Details
227-454-4
5850-44-2
36
16290
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
209-151-9
557-05-1
150
White
All cosmetic products
Details

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