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 skin.

Last updated 23 November 2020. Database contains 308 unique substances/entries.
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Substance Identification Conditions  
233-257-4
10101-66-3
140
77742
Violet
All cosmetic products
Details
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
Details
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)
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
227-459-1
5850-87-3
23
15580
Red
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
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
219-091-5
2353-45-9
61
42053
Green
All cosmetic products
Details
This substance is identified in the Colour Index by Colour Index Constitution Number, C.I. 40215.
215-397-8
1325-54-8
54
40215
Orange
Rinse-off products
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
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
232-122-7
7787-59-9
123
77163
White
All cosmetic products
Details
229-142-3
6417-83-0
29
15880
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
228-899-7
6371-76-2
26
15800
Red
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
227-456-5
5850-80-6
22
15525
Red
All cosmetic products
Details
216-472-8
1592-23-0
150
White
All cosmetic products
Details
231-900-3
7778-18-9
125
77231
White
All cosmetic products
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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
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
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
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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
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
Details
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
Details
215-724-4
1390-65-4
115
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 120)
Details
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)
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
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
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)
Details
601-657-1
12001-99-9
130
77289
Green
All cosmetic products
Free from chromate ion
Details
215-160-9
1308-38-9
129
77288
Green
All cosmetic products
Free from chromate ion
Details
214-171-6
1107-26-2
111
75130
Orange
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 160a)
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
Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, inorganic ions, etc. obtained from Coccidae.
215-680-6
1343-78-8
115
All cosmetic products
Purity criteria as set out in Commission Directive 95/45/EC (E 120)
Details
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
Details
covering copper; copper, granulated
231-159-6
7440-50-8
132
77400
Brown
All cosmetic 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
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
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
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
229-225-4
6441-77-6
78
45405
Red
All cosmetic products except eye products
Not to be used in eye 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
224-546-6
4403-90-1
92
61570
Green
All cosmetic products
Details
228-819-0
6359-98-4
43
18965
Yellow
All cosmetic products
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
208-253-0
518-47-8
74
45350
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Details
220-293-0
2706-28-7
16
13015
Yellow
All cosmetic products
Details
224-909-9
4548-53-2
18
14700
Red
All cosmetic products
Details

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