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The Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008

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PART 1List of permitted UV filters which cosmetic products contain

For the purposes of this Regulation, UV filters are substances which, contained in cosmetic sun-screen products, are specifically intended to filter certain UV rays in order to protect the skin from certain harmful effects of these rays.

The UV filters may be added to other cosmetic products within the limits and under the conditions laid down in this Schedule.

Other UV filters used in cosmetic products solely for the purpose of protecting the product against UV rays are not included in this list.

Reference NoSubstancesMaximum authorised concentrationOther limitations and requirementsConditions of use and warnings which must be printed on the label
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Not required if concentration is 0.5% or less and when it is used only for product protection purposes.

14-Aminobenzoic acid5.0%
2N,N,N-Trimethyl-4-(2-oxoborn-3-ylidenemethyl) anilinium methyl sulphate6.0%
3Homosalate (INN)10%
4Oxybenzone (INN)10%Contains oxybenzone(1)
5[omitted]
62-phenylbenzimidazole-5-sulfonic acid and its potassium, sodium and triethanolamine salts8% (expressed as acid)
73,3’-(1,4-Phenylenedimethylene) bis (7, 7-dimethyl-2-oxobicyclo-[2,2,1]hept-1-ylmethanesulfonic acid) and its salts10% (expressed as acid)
81-(4-tert-butylphenyl)-3-(4-methoxyphenyl) propane-1,3-dione5%
9alpha-(2-Oxoborn-3-ylidene)-toluene-4-sulfonic acid and its salts6% (expressed as acid)
102-cyano-3,3-diphenyl acrylic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester (Octocrylene)10% (expressed as acid)
11Polymer of N-{(2 and 4)-[(2-oxoborn-3-ylidene)methyl]-benzyl}acrylamide6%
12Octyl methoxycinnamate10%
13Ethoxylated Ethyl-4-Aminobenzoate (PEG-25 PABA)10%
14Isopentyl-4-methoxycinnamate (Isoamyl p-Methoxycinnamate)10%
152,4,6-Trianilino-(p-Carbo-2’-Ethylhexyl-1’Oxy)-1,3,5-Triazine (Octyl Triazone)5%
16Phenol,2-(2H-Benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-Methyl-6-(2-Methyl-3-(1,3,3,3-Tetramethyl-I-(Trimethylsilyl)Oxy)-Disiloxanyl)Propyl) (Drometrizole Trisiloxane)15%
17Benzoic acid, 4,4-((6-(((1,1-dimethylethyl)amino)car-bonyl)phenyl)amino)1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diyl)diimino)bis-, bis-(2-ethylhexyl)ester)10%
183-(4’-Methylbenxylidene)-d-1 camphor(4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor)4%
193-Benzylidene camphor (3-Benzylidene Camphor)2%
202-Ethylhexyl salicylate (Octyl-salicylate)5%
214-Dimethyl-amino-benzoate of ethyl-2-hexyl (octyl dimethyl PABA)8%
222-Hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone-5-sulfonic acid (Benzophenone-5) and its sodium salt5% (expressed as acid)
232,2’-Methylene-bis-6-(2H-benzotriazol-2yl)-4-(tetramethyl-butyl)-1,1,3,3-phenol10%
24Monosodium salt of 2-2’-bis-(1,4-phenylene) 1H-benzimidazole-4,6-disulphonic acid)10% (expressed as acid)
25(1,3,5)-Triazine-2,4-bis((4-(2-ethyl-hexyloxy)-2-hydroxy)-phenyl)-6-(4-methoxyphenyl)10%
26Dimethicodiethylbenzal-malonate (CAS No 207574-74-1)10%
27Titanium dioxide25%
28Benzoic acid, 2-[-4-(diethylamino)-2-hydroxybenzoyl]-, hexylester (INCI name: Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate; CAS No 302776-68-7)10% in sunscreen products

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