cosmetics-preservatives

Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex V - Allowed Preservatives

EU. Allowed Preservatives: Annex V, Regulation 1223/2009/EC on Cosmetic Products, as amended by Regulation 2019/1966/EU, 28 November 2019

This list contains substances designated as preservatives which cosmetic products marketed in the EU may contain. The list contains maximum concentration limits and other restrictions. It also contains special labeling requirements, which outline conditions of use and warnings.

Last updated 21 November 2020. Database contains 176 unique substances/entries.
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273-545-7
68989-01-5
54
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Benzalkonium chloride, bromide and saccharinate'
0.1 %
Avoid contact with eyes.
Details
460-890-5
-
59
All cosmetic products except oral products and eye products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Citric acid (and) Silver citrate'
Not to be used in oral products and eye products
0.0024 %
Details
460-890-5
-
59
All cosmetic products except oral products and eye products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Citric acid (and) Silver citrate'
Not to be used in oral products and eye products
0.2 %
Details
229-222-8
6440-58-0
33
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.6 %
Details
253-775-4
38083-17-9
32
Hair lotions
Preservative
0.2 %
Details
253-775-4
38083-17-9
32
Face creams
Preservative
0.2 %
Details
253-775-4
38083-17-9
32
Foot care products
Preservative
0.2 %
Details
253-775-4
38083-17-9
32
Rinse-off shampoo
Preservative
0.5 %
Details
202-924-1
101-20-2
23
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Purity criteria: 3,3',4,4'-Tetrachloroazobenzene < 1 ppm, 3,3',4,4'-Tetrachloroazoxybenzene < 1 ppm
0.2 %
Details
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50650-76-5
35
Rinse-off products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for '1-Hydroxy-4-methyl-6-(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl) 2-pyridon and its monoethanolamine salt'
1 %
Details
-
50650-76-5
35
Cosmetic products other than rinse-off products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for '1-Hydroxy-4-methyl-6-(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl) 2-pyridon and its monoethanolamine salt'
0.5 %
Details
272-574-2
68890-66-4
35
Rinse-off products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for '1-Hydroxy-4-methyl-6-(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl) 2-pyridon and its monoethanolamine salt'
1 %
Details
272-574-2
68890-66-4
35
Cosmetic products other than rinse-off products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for '1-Hydroxy-4-methyl-6-(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl) 2-pyridon and its monoethanolamine salt'
0.5 %
Details
212-222-7
770-35-4
43
Rinse-off products
Preservative
Only for rinse-off products
1 %
Details
215-331-8
1322-14-1
18
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Undec-10-enoic acid and its salts'
0.2 %
Details
222-264-8
3398-33-2
18
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Undec-10-enoic acid and its salts'
0.2 %
Details
239-446-8
15435-29-7
37
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.1 %
Details
217-210-5
1777-82-8
22
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.15 %
Details
220-239-6
2682-20-4
57
Rinse-off products
Preservative
0.0015 %
Details
204-589-7
122-99-6
29
All cosmetic products
Preservative
1 %
Details
299-116-4
93856-82-7
15
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for '3,3'-Dibromo-4,4'-hexamethylenedioxydi-benzamidine and its salts'
0.1 %
Details
299-116-4
93856-83-8
15
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.1 %
Details
203-192-6
104-29-0
50
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.3 %
Details
208-293-9
520-45-6
13
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for '3-Acetyl-6-methylpyran-2,4 (3H)-dione and its salts'
Not to be used in aerosol dispensers (sprays)
0.6 %
Details
259-627-5
55406-53-6
56
Rinse-off products other than oral and lip products, products for children under 3 years of age except in bath products/shower gels and shampoo
Preservative
Not to be used in oral and lip products
Not to be used in products for children under 3 years of age, except in bath products/shower gels and shampoo
0.02 %
Not to be used for children under 3 years of age.
Details
259-627-5
55406-53-6
56
Deodorants/anti-perspirants
Preservative
Not to be used in oral and lip products
Not to be used in products for children under 3 years of age
0.0075 %
Not to be used for children under 3 years of age.
Details
259-627-5
55406-53-6
56
Leave-on products except oral and lip products, body lotion and body cream, products for children under 3 years of age
Preservative
Not to be used in oral and lip products
Not to be used in body lotion and body cream
Not to be used in products for children under 3 years of age
0.01 %
Not to be used for children under 3 years of age.
Details
257-048-2
51200-87-4
45
All cosmetic products
Preservative
pH must be greater than 6
0.1 %
Details
933-435-8
569646-79-3
60
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.7 %
Details
202-804-9
99-96-7
12
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for '4-Hydroxybenzoic acid and its Methyl-and Ethyl-esters, and their salts'
0.4 %
Details
221-761-7
3228-02-2
38
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.1 %
Details
250-001-7
30007-47-7
20
Rinse-off products
Preservative
Avoid formation of nitrosamines
0.1 %
Details
222-182-2
3380-34-5
25
Toothpaste
Preservative
0.3 %
Details
222-182-2
3380-34-5
25
Mouthwashes
Preservative
0.2 %
Details
222-182-2
3380-34-5
25
Hand soap
Preservative
0.3 %
Details
222-182-2
3380-34-5
25
Body soap/Shower gel
Preservative
0.3 %
Details
222-182-2
3380-34-5
25
Non-spray deodorants
Preservative
0.3 %
Details
222-182-2
3380-34-5
25
Face powders and blemish concealers
Preservative
0.3 %
Details
222-182-2
3380-34-5
25
Nail products for cleaning the fingernails and toenails before the application of artificial nail systems
Preservative
0.3 %
Details
231-810-4
7747-35-5
49
All cosmetic products except oral products and products applied on mucous membranes
Preservative
Not to be used in oral products and in products applied on mucous membranes
0.3 %
Details
205-513-5
141-94-6
19
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.1 %
Details
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44
All cosmetic products
Preservative
0.1 %
Details
217-468-9
1863-63-4
1a
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Salts of benzoic acid other than that listed under reference number 1 and esters of benzoic acid'
0.5 %
Details
233-469-7
10192-30-0
9
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Inorganic sulphites and hydrogen sulphites'
0.2 %
Details
241-503-7
17496-08-1
2
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Propionic acid and its salts'
2 %
Details
233-484-9
10196-04-0
9
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Inorganic sulphites and hydrogen sulphites'
0.2 %
Details
241-327-0
17301-53-0
44
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Alkyl (C 12-22) trimethyl ammonium bromide and chloride'
0.1 %
Details
293-522-5
91080-29-4
54
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Benzalkonium chloride, bromide and saccharinate'
0.1 %
Avoid contact with eyes.
Details
616-786-9
8001-54-5
54
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Benzalkonium chloride, bromide and saccharinate'
0.1 %
Avoid contact with eyes.
Details
-
3811-75-4
47
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Benzenecarboximidamide, 4,4'-(1,6-hexanediylbis (oxy))bis- and its salts'
0.1 %
Details

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