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Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex III - Restricted Substances

EU. Restricted Substances: Annex III, Regulation 1223/2009/EC on Cosmetic Products, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2021/1099, 6 July 2021

This list contains substances whose use in cosmetic products in the European Union is banned, except under certain conditions as indicated in Annex III. The list specifies the field of application or use, maximum allowable concentration limits in finished products, and any additional limitations.

Last updated 17 September 2021. Database contains 637 unique substances/entries.
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202-590-7
97-54-1
73
Oral products
The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when its concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
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202-590-7
97-54-1
73
Cosmetic products other than oral products
0.02 %
The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when its concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
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202-589-1
97-53-0
71
All cosmetic products
The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when its concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
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227-678-2
5932-68-3
73
Oral products
The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when its concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
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227-678-2
5932-68-3
73
Cosmetic products other than oral products
0.02 %
The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 19(1)(g) when its concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01 % in rinse-off products
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230-268-6
6994-64-5
303
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 2.0 %
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224-622-9
4430-25-5
319
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
0.2 %
As from 3 June 2021, after mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 0.2% (calculated as free base)
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224-622-9
4430-25-5
319
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.2 %
As from 3 June 2021: 0.2 % (maximum concentration in ready use preparation)
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277-929-5
74578-10-2
289
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
0.2 %
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277-929-5
74578-10-2
289
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
0.2 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 0.2 %
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Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Picea mariana, Pinaceae.
294-420-3
91722-19-9
118
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
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305-102-1
94334-26-6
117
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
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Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Pinus cembra, Pinaceae.
296-036-1
92202-04-5
116
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
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290-163-6
90082-72-7
109
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
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Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Pinus mugo pumilio, Pinaceae.
290-164-1
90082-73-8
108
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
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Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Pinus nigra, Pinaceae.
290-165-7
90082-74-9
111
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
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Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Pinus palustris, Pinaceae.
306-895-7
97435-14-8
112
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
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692-006-0
8002-09-3
112
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
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Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Pinus pinaster, Pinaceae.
290-166-2
90082-75-0
113
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
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Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Pinus pumila, Pinaceae.
307-681-6
97676-05-6
114
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
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Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Pinus, Pinaceae.
304-455-9
94266-48-5
115
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
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Extractives and their physically modified derivatives such as tinctures, concretes, absolutes, essential oils, oleoresins, terpenes, terpene-free fractions, distillates, residues, etc., obtained from Pinus sylvestris, Pinaceae.
281-679-2
84012-35-1
110
All cosmetic products
Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L
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221-284-4
3055-99-0
257
Leave-on products
3 %
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221-284-4
3055-99-0
257
Rinse-off products
4 %
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66
Cosmetic products other than body-leave-on products
Maximum residual acrylamide content 0.5 mg/kg
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66
Body-leave-on products
Maximum residual acrylamide content 0.1 mg/kg
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223-289-7
3811-04-9
6
Toothpaste
5 %
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223-289-7
3811-04-9
6
Cosmetic products other than toothpaste
3 %
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232-151-5
7789-23-3
32
Oral products
0.15 %
When mixed with other fluorine compounds permitted under this Annex, total F concentration must not exceed 0.15 %
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215-181-3
1310-58-3
15a
Cosmetic products other than nail cuticle, straightening hair products, and depilatories
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215-181-3
1310-58-3
15d
Callosity softener/remover
1.5 %
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215-181-3
1310-58-3
15a
Nail cuticle products
5 %
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215-181-3
1310-58-3
15a
General use products for straightening hair
2 %
For general use
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215-181-3
1310-58-3
15a
Professional use products for straightening hair
4.5 %
For professional use
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215-181-3
1310-58-3
15a
Depilatories
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263-069-8
61789-56-8
306
All cosmetic products
Maximum concentration of peanut proteins is 0.5 ppm
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606-961-8
222400-28-4
307
All cosmetic products
Maximum molecular weight average of the peptides in hydrolysates is 3.5 kDa
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Substance obtained by acidic, alkaline, or enzymatic hydrolysis of wheat germ composed primarily of amino acids, peptides, and proteins. It may contain impurities consisting chiefly of carbohydrates and lipids along with smaller quantities of miscellaneous organic substances of biological origin.
305-225-0
94350-06-8
307
All cosmetic products
Maximum molecular weight average of the peptides in hydrolysates is 3.5 kDa
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205-507-2
141-86-6
285
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
0.15 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 0.15 %
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205-507-2
141-86-6
285
Professional use cosmetic products for coloring eyelashes
0.15 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 0.15 %
For professional use only
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269-503-2
68259-00-7
275
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
1 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 1.0 %
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269-503-2
68259-00-7
275
Hair dye substance in non-oxidative hair dye products
1 %
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236-671-3
13463-41-7
101
Leave-on hair products
0.1 %
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
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287-089-1
85409-22-9
65
Rinse-off hair (head) products
3 %
In the final products the concentrations of benzalkonium chloride, bromide and saccharinate with an alkyl chain of C14, or less must not exceed 0.1% (as benzalkonium chloride)
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
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270-325-2
68424-85-1
65
Rinse-off hair (head) products
3 %
In the final products the concentrations of benzalkonium chloride, bromide and saccharinate with an alkyl chain of C14, or less must not exceed 0.1% (as benzalkonium chloride)
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
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453-790-8
223398-02-5
274
Hair dye substance in oxidative hair dye products
2.5 %
After mixing under oxidative conditions the maximum concentration applied to hair must not exceed 2.5 %
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215-282-2
1317-80-2
Professional use hair aerosol spray products
1.1 %
Only in the pigmentary form
For professional use only
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215-282-2
1317-80-2
General use hair aerosol spray products
1.4 %
Only in the pigmentary form
For general consumers
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215-282-2
1317-80-2
Cosmetic products other than face products in loose powder form and hair aerosol spray products
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user's lungs by inhalation
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215-282-2
1317-80-2
Face products in loose powder form
25 %
Only in the pigmentary form
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