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The Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008

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PART 1LIST OF COLOURING AGENTS ALLOWED FOR USE IN COSMETIC PRODUCTS(1)

Field of Application

In column headed field of application an “X” in a sub-column means that the colouring agents must not be used other than as follows—

  • Sub-column 1 - Colouring agent allowed in all cosmetic products;

  • Sub-column 2 – Colouring agents allowed in all cosmetic products except those intended to be applied in the vicinity of the eyes, in particular eye make-up and eye make-up remover;

  • Sub-column 3 – Colouring agents allowed exclusively in cosmetic products except cosmetic products intended to come into contact with the mucous membranes;

  • Sub-column 4 – Colouring agents allowed exclusively in cosmetic products intended to come into contact only briefly with the skin.

Colour index number or denominationColourField of applicationOther limitations and requirements(1)
1234
(1)

Colouring agents whose number is preceded by the letter ‘E’ in accordance with the EEC Directive of 1962 concerning foodstuffs and colouring matters must fulfil the purity requirements laid down in those Directives. They continue to be subject to the general criteria set out in Annex III to the 1962 Directive concerning colouring matters where the letter ‘E’ has been deleted therefrom.

(2)

The insoluble barium, strontium and zirconium lakes, salts and pigments of these colouring agents shall also be permitted. They must pass the test for insolubility which will be determined by the procedure laid down in Article 8.

10006GreenX
10020GreenX
10316(2)YellowX
11680YellowX
11710YellowX
11725OrangeX
11920OrangeX
12010RedX
12085(2)RedX3% maximum concentration in the finished product
12120RedX
12370RedX
12420RedX
12480BrownX
12490RedX
12700YellowX
13015YellowXE 105
14270OrangeXE 103
14700RedX
14720RedXE 122
14815RedXE 125
15510(2)OrangeX
15525RedX
15580RedX
15620RedX
15630(2)RedX3% maximum concentration in the finished product
15800RedX
15850(2)RedX
15865(2)RedX
15880RedX
15980OrangeXE 111
15985(2)YellowXE 110
16035RedX
16185RedXE 123
16230OrangeX
16255(2)RedXE 124
16290RedXE 126
17200(2)RedX
18050RedX
18130RedX
18690YellowX
18736RedX
18820YellowX
18965YellowX
19140(2)YellowXE 102
20040YellowXmaximum 3,3’-dimethylbenzidine concentration in the colouring agent: 5 mg/kg
20470BlackX
21100YellowXmaximum 3,3’-dimethylbenzidine concentration in the colouring agent: 5 mg/kg
21108YellowXAs immediately above
21230YellowX
24790RedX
26100RedXPurity criteria: aniline ≤ 0,2 % 2-naphtol ≤ 0,2 % 4-aminoazobenzene ≤ 0,1% 1-(phenylazo)-2-naphtol ≤ 3 % 1-[2-(phenylazo)phenylazo]- 2-napthalenol ≤ 2 %
27755BlackXE 152
28440BlackXE 151
40215OrangeX
40800OrangeX
40820OrangeXE 160 e
40825OrangeXE 160 f
40850OrangeXE 161 g
42045BlueX
42051(2)BlueXE 131
42053GreenX
42080BlueX
42090BlueX
42100GreenX
42170GreenX
42510VioletX
42520VioletX5 mg/kg maximum concentration in the finished product
42735BlueX
44045BlueX
44090GreenXE 142
45100RedX
45190VioletX
45220RedX
45350YellowX6 % maximum concentration in the finished product
45370(2)OrangeXnot more than 1 % 2-(6- hydroxy-3-oxo-3H-xanthen-9-y1) benzoic acid and 2 %2-(bromo-6-hydroxy-3-oxo-3H-xanthen-9-yl) benzoic acid
45380(2)RedXAs immediately above
45396OrangeXwhen used in lipstick, the colouring agent is allowed only in free acid form and in a maximum concentration of 1 %
45405RedXnot more than 1 % 2-(6-hydroxy-3-oxo-3Η xanthen-9-yl) benzoic acid and 2 % 2-(bromo-6-hydroxy-3-oxo-3H-xanthen-9-yl) benzoic acid
45410(2)RedXAs immediately above
45425RedXnot more than 1 % 2-(6-hydroxy-3-oxo-3Hxanthen-9-yl) benzoic acid and 3 % 2-(iodo-6-hydroxy-3-oxo-3Hxanthen-9-yl) benzoic acid [entry deleted from 18/10/2008]
45430(2)RedXE 127 - not more than 1% 2-(6-hydroxy-3-oxo-3H-xanthen-9-yl)benzoic acid and 3% 2-(iodo-6-hydroxy-3-oxo-3H-xanthen -9-yl) benzoic acid
47000YellowX
47005YellowXE 104
50325VioletX
50420BlackX
51319VioletX
58000RedX
59040GreenX
60724VioletX
60725VioletX
60730VioletX
61565GreenX
61570GreenX
61585BlueX
62045BlueX
69800BlueXE 130
69825BlueX
71105OrangeX
73000BlueX
73015BlueXE 132
73360RedX
73385VioletX
73900VioletX
73915RedX
74100BlueX
74160BlueX
74180BlueX
74260GreenX
75100YellowX
75120OrangeXE 160 b
75125YellowXE 160 d
75130OrangeXE 160 a
75135YellowXE 161 d
75170WhiteX
75300YellowXE 100
75470RedXE 120
75810GreenXE 140 and E 141
77000WhiteXE 173
77002WhiteX
77004WhiteX
77007BlueX
77015RedX
77120WhiteX
77163WhiteX
77220WhiteXE 170
77231WhiteX
77266BlackX
77267BlackX
77268:1BlackXE 153
77288GreenXfree from chromate ion
77289GreenXfree from chromate ion
77346GreenX
77400BrownX
77480BrownXE 175
77489OrangeXE 172
77491RedXE 172
77492YellowXE 172
77499BlackXE 172
77510BlueXfree from cyanide ions
77713WhiteX
77742VioletX
77745RedX
77820WhiteXE 174
77891WhiteXE 171
77947WhiteX
LactoflavinyellowXE 101
CaramelBrownXE 150
Capsanthin, capsorubinOrangeXE 160 c
Beetroot redRedXE 162
AnthocyaninsRedXE 163
Aluminium, zinc, magnesium and calcium stearatesWhiteX
Bromothymol blueBlueX
Bromocresol greenGreenX
Acid red 195RedX
(1)

Lakes or salts of these colouring agents using substances not prohibited under Schedule 3 are equally allowed.

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