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Annex V

LIST OF PRESERVATIVES ALLOWED IN COSMETIC PRODUCTS

Ref. Substance identification Conditions
Chemical name / INN Name of Common Ingredients Glossary CAS Number EC Number Product Type, body parts Maximum concentration in ready for use preparation
1a Salts of benzoic acid other than that listed under reference number 1 and esters of benzoic acid AMMONIUM BENZOATE / BUTYL BENZOATE / CALCIUM BENZOATE / ETHYL BENZOATE / ISOBUTYL BENZOATE / ISOPROPYL BENZOATE / MAGNESIUM BENZOATE / MEA-BENZOATE / METHYL BENZOATE / PHENYL BENZOATE / POTASSIUM BENZOATE / PROPYL BENZOATE 1863-63-4 /2090-05-3 / 582-25-2 / 553-70-8 / 4337-66-0 / 93-58-3 / 93-89-0 / 2315-68-6 / 136-60-7 / 1205-50-3 / 939-48-0 / 93-99-2  217-468-9 / 218-235-4 / 209-481-3 / 209-045-2 / 224-387-2 / 202-259-7 / 202-284-3 / 219-020-8 / 205-252-7 / 204-401-3 / 213-361-6 / 202-293-2    0.5% (acid) 
1 Benzoic acid and its sodium salt BENZOIC ACID; SODIUM BENZOATE 65-85-0 / 532-32-1  200-618-2 / 208-534-8  a) Rinse-off products, except oral care products b) Oral care products c) Leave-on products  a) 2.5% (acid)
b) 1.7% (acid)
c) 0.5% (acid)
 
2 Propionic acid and its salts PROPIONIC ACID / AMMONIUM PROPIONATE / CALCIUM PROPIONATE / MAGNESIUM PROPIONATE / POTASSIUM PROPIONATE / SODIUM PROPIONATE 79-09-4 / 17496-08-1 / 4075-81-4 / 557-27-7 / 327-62-8 / 137-40-6  201-176-3 / 241-503-7 / 223-795-8 / 209-166-0 / 206-323-5 / 205-290-4    2% (acid) 
3 Salicylic acid (1) and its salts SALICYLIC ACID / CALCIUM SALICYLATE / MAGNESIUM SALICYLATE / MEA-SALICYLATE / SODIUM SALICYLATE / POTASSIUM SALICYLATE / TEA-SALICYLATE 69-72-7 / 824-35-1 / 18917-89-0 / 59866-70-5 / 54-21-7 / 578-36-9 / 2174-16-5  200-712-3 / 212-525-4 / 242-669-3 / 261-963-2 / 200-198-0 / 209-421-6 / 218-531-3    0.5% (acid) 
4 Hexa-2,4-dienoic acid and its salts SORBIC ACID / CALCIUM SORBATE / SODIUM SORBATE / POTASSIUM SORBATE 110-44-1 / 7492-55-9 / 7757-81-5 / 24634-61-5  203-768-7 / 231-321-6 / 231-819-3 / 246-376-1    0.6% (acid) 
5 Formaldehyde[1]; paraformaldehyde [2] FORMALDEHYDE / PARAFORMALDEHYDE 50-00-0 [1] / 30525-89-4 [2]  200-001-8 [1] / 608-494-5 [2]  a) Oral products b) Other products  a) 0.1% (free formaldehyde)
b) 0.2% (free formaldehyde) 
7 Biphenyl-2-ol, and its salts O-PHENYLPHENOL / MEA O-PHENYLPHENATE / POTASSIUM O-PHENYLPHENATE / SODIUM O-PHENYLPHENATE 90-43-7 / 132-27-4 / 13707-65-8 / 84145-04-0  201-993-5 / 205-055-6 / 237-243-9 / 282-227-7    0.2% (as the phenol) 
9 Inorganic sulphites and hydrogensulphites (5) SODIUM SULFITE / AMMONIUM BISULFITE / AMMONIUM SULFITE / POTASSIUM SULFITE / POTASSIUM HYDROGEN SULFITE / SODIUM BISULFITE / SODIUM METABISULFITE / POTASSIUM METABISULFITE 7757-83-7 / 10192-30-0 / 10196-04-0 / 10117-38-1 / 7773-03-7 / 7631-90-5 / 7681-57-4 / 16731-55-8  231-821-4 / 233-469-7 / 233-484-9 / 233-321-1 / 231-870-1 /231-548-0 / 231-673-0 / 240-795-3    0.2% (as free SO2) 
11 Chlorobutanol CHLOROBUTANOL 57-15-8  200-317-6    0.5% 
12 bis Butyl 4-hydroxybenzoate and its salts
Propyl 4-hydroxybenzoate and its salts
BUTYLPARABEN/PROPYLPARABEN/SODIUM PROPOYLPARABEN/SODIUM BUTYLPARABEN/POTASSIUM BUTYLPARABEN/POTASSIUM PROPYLPARABEN 94-26-8/ 94-13-3/ 35285-69-9/ 36457-20-2/ 38566-94-8/ 84930-16-5  202-318-7/ 202-307-7/ 252-488-1/ 253-049-7/ 254-009-1/ 284-597-5    - 0,14% (as acid) for the sum of the individual concentrations

- 0,8% (as acid) for mixtures of substances mentioned in entry 12 and 12a, here the sum of the individual concentrations of butyl and propylparaben and their salts does not exceed 0,14% 
12 4-Hydroxybenzoic acid and its salts and esters, other than the esters of isopropyl, isobutyl, phenyl, benzyl and pentyl 4-HYDROXYBENZOIC ACID / METHYLPARABEN /POTASSIUM ETHYLPARABEN /POTASSIUM PARABEN /SODIUM METHYLPARABEN /SODIUM ETHYLPARABEN /ETHYLPARABEN /SIDIUM PARABEN / POTASSIUM METHYLPARABEN / CALCIUM PARABEN 99-96-7 /99-76-3 /36457-19-9 /16782-08-4 /5026-62-0 /35285-68-8 /120-47-8 /114-63-6 /26112-0-2 /69959-44-0  202-804-9 /202-785-7 /253-048-1 /240-830-2 /225-714-1 /252-487-6 /204-399-4 /204-051-1 /247-464-2 /274-235-4    0,4% (as acid) for single ester
0,8% (as acid) for mixtures of esters 
13 3-Acetyl-6-methylpyran-2,4(3H)-dione and its salts DEHYDROACETIC ACID / SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE 520-45-6 / 4418-26-2 / 16807-48-0  208-293-9 / 224-580-1 / -    0.6% (as acid) 
14 Formic acid and its sodium salt FORMIC ACID / SODIUM FORMATE 64-18-6 / 141-53-7  200-579-1 / 205-488-0    0.5% (as acid) 
15 3,3'-Dibromo-4,4'-hexamethylenedioxydibenzamidine and its salts (including isethionate) DIBROMOHEXAMIDINE ISETHIONATE 93856-83-8  299-116-4    0.1% 
16 Thiomersal THIMEROSAL 54-64-8  200-210-4  Eye products  0.007% (of Hg)
If mixed with other mercurial compounds authorized by this Regulation, the maximum concentration of Hg remains fixed at 0.007% 
17 Phenylmercuric salts (including borate) PHENYL MERCURIC ACETATE / PHENYL MERCURIC BENZOATE 62-38-4 / 94-43-9   200-532-5 / 202-331-8   Eye products  0.007% (of Hg)
If mixed with other mercurial compounds authorized by this Directive, the maximum concentration of Hg remains fixed at 0.007% 
18 Undec-10-enoic acid and its salts UNDECYLENIC ACID / POTASSIUM UNDECYLENATE / SODIUM UNDECYLENATE / CALCIUM UNDECYLENATE / MEA-UNDECYLENATE / TEA-UNDECYLENATE 112-38-9 / 6159-41-7 / 3398-33-2 / 1322-14-1 / 84471-25-0 / 56532-40-2  203-965-8 / - / 222-264-8 / 215-331-8 / 282-908-9 / 260-247-7    0.2% (as acid) 
19 5-Pyrimidinamine, 1,3-bis(2-ethylhexyl)hexahydro-5-methyl- HEXETIDINE 141-94-6  205-513-5    0.1% 
20 5-Bromo-5-nitro-1,3-dioxane 5-BROMO-5-NITRO-1,3-DIOXANE 30007-47-7  250-001-7  Rinse-off products  0.1% 
21 Bronopol 2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL 52-51-7  200-143-0    0.1% 
22 2,4-Dichlorobenzyl alcohol DICHLOROBENZYL ALCOHOL 1777-82-8  217-210-5    0.15% 
23 1-(4-Chlorophenyl)-3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)urea (6)
TRICLOCARBAN 101-20-2  202-924-1    0.2% 
24 Chlorocresol P-CHLORO-M-CRESOL 59-50-7  200-431-6  Not to be used in products applied on mucous membranes  0.2% 
25 5-Chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)phenol
TRICLOSAN 3380-34-5  222-182-2  (a) Toothpastes, hand soaps, Body soaps/Shower gels, Deodorants (non-spray), Face powders and blemish concealers. Nail products for cleaning the fingernails and toenails before the application of artificial nail systems. (b) Mouthwashes  (a) 0.3%
(b) 0,2% 
26 Chloroxylenol CHLOROXYLENOL 88-04-0 / 1321-23-9  201-793-8 / 215-316-6    0.5% 
27 N,N''-Methylenebis[N'-[3-(hydroxymethyl)-2,5-dioxoimidazolidin-4-yl]urea]

IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA 39236-46-9  254-372-6    0.6% 
28 Poly(hexamethylenebiguanide) hydrochloride [1];poly(iminoimidocarbonyl)iminohexamethylene hydrochloride [2];Poly(iminocarbonimidoyliminocarbonimidoylimino-1,6-hexanediyl) [3];- [4] POLYAMINOPROPYL BIGUANIDE 32289-58-0 [1]/27083-27-8 [2]/28757-47-3 [3]/ 133029-32-0 [4]  608-723-9 [1]/608-042-7 [2]/923-111-4[3]/- [4]    0.3% 
29 2-Phenoxyethanol PHENOXYETHANOL 122-99-6  204-589-7    1.0% 
30 Methenamine METHENAMINE 100-97-0  202-905-8     0.15% 
31 Methenamine 3-chloroallylochloride QUATERNIUM-15 4080-31-3  223-805-0    0.2% 
32 1-(4-Chlorophenoxy)-1-(imidazol-1-yl)-3,3-dimethylbutan-2-one CLIMBAZOLE 38083-17-9  253-775-4  (a) Hair lotions (b) Face creams (c) Foot care products (d) Rinse-off shampoo  (a) 0,2 %
(b) 0,2 %
(c) 0,2 %
(d) 0,5 % 
33 1,3-Bis(hydroxymethyl)-5,5-dimethylimidazolidine-2,4-dione DMDM HYDANTOIN 6440-58-0  229-222-8    0.6% 
34 Benzyl alcohol (7) BENZYL ALCOHOL 100-51-6  202-859-9    1.0% 
35 1-Hydroxy-4-methyl-6-(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl)-2 pyridon and its monoethanolamine salt 1-HYDROXY-4-METHYL-6-(2,4,4-TRIMETHYLPENTYL)-2 PYRIDON, PIROCTONE OLAMINE 50650-76-5 / 68890-66-4  - / 272-574-2  a) Rinse-off products b) Other products  a) 1.0%
b) 0.5%  
36 Moved or deleted        
37 2,2'-Methylenebis(6-bromo-4-chlorophenol)
BROMOCHLOROPHENE 15435-29-7  239-446-8    0.1% 
38 4-Isopropyl-m-cresol O-CYMEN-5-OL 3228-02-2  221-761-7    0.1% 
39 Mixture of 5-Chloro-2-methyl-isothiazol-3(2H)-one and 2-Methylisothiazol-3(2H)-one with magnesium chloride and magnesium nitrate METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE AND METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE 26172-55-4, 2682-20-4, 55965-84-9  247-500-7, 220-239-6  Rinse-off  0.0015% (of a mixture in the ratio 3:1 of 5-Chloro-2-methyl-isothiazol-3(2H)-one and 2-Methylisothiazol-3(2H)-one 
40 2-Benzyl-4-chlorophenol CHLOROPHENE 120-32-1  204-385-8    0.2% 
41 2-Chloroacetamide CHLOROACETAMIDE 79-07-2  201-174-2    0.3% 
42 N,N'-bis(4-chlorophenyl)-3,12-diimino-2,4,11,13-tetraazatetradecanediamidine and its digluconate, diacetate and dihydrochloride CHLORHEXIDINE / CHLORHEXIDINE DIACETATE / CHLORHEXIDINE DIGLUCONATE / CHLORHEXIDINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55-56-1 / 56-95-1 / 18472-51-0 / 3697-42-5  200-238-7 / 200-302-4 / 242-354-0 / 223-026-6    0.3% (as chlorhexidine) 
43 1-Phenoxypropan-2-ol (8) PHENOXYISOPROPANOL 770-35-4  212-222-7  Only for rinse-off products  1.0% 
44 Alkyl (C12-C22) trimethyl ammonium bromide and chloride BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE (1) / CETRIMONIUM BROMIDE / CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE (2)/ LAURTRIMONIUM BROMIDE / LAURTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE / STEARTRIMONIUM BROMIDE / STEARTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE (2) 17301-53-0 / 57-09-0 / 112-02-7 / 1119-94-4 / 112-00-5 / 1120-02-1 / 112-03-8  241-327-0 / 200-311-3 / 203-928-6 / 214-290-3 / 203-927-0 / 214-294-5 / 203-929-1    0.1% 
45 4,4-Dimethyl-1,3-oxazolidine DIMETHYL OXAZOLIDINE 51200-87-4  257-048-2    0.1% 
46 N-(Hydroxymethyl)-N-(dihydroxymethyl-1,3-dioxo-2,5-imidazolidinyl-4)-N'-(hydroxymethyl)urea DIAZOLIDINYL UREA 78491-02-8  278-928-2    0.5% 
47 Benzenecarboximidamide, 4,4'-(1,6-hexanediylbis(oxy))bis-, and its salts (including isothionate and p-hydroxybenzoate) HEXAMIDINE / HEXAMIDINE DIISETHIONATE / HEXAMIDINE DIPARABEN / HEXAMIDINE PARABEN 3811-75-4 / 659-40-5 / 93841-83-9 / -  - / 211-533-5 / 299-055-3 / -    0.1% 
48 Glutaraldehyde (Pentane-1,5-dial) GLUTARAL 111-30-8  203-856-5    0.1% 
49 5-Ethyl-3,7-dioxa-1-azabicyclo[3.3.0] octane 7-ETHYLBICYCLOOXAZOLIDINE 7747-35-5  231-810-4    0.3% 
50 3-(p-Chlorophenoxy)-propane-1,2-diol CHLORPHENESIN 104-29-0  203-192-6    0.3% 
51 Sodium hydroxymethylamino acetate SODIUM HYDROXYMETHYLGLYCINATE 70161-44-3  274-357-8    0.5% 
52 Silver chloride deposited on titanium dioxide SILVER CHLORIDE 7783-90-6  232-033-3    0.004% (as AgCl) 
53 Benzenemethanaminium, N,N-dimethyl-N-[2-[2-[4-(1,1,3,3,-tetramethylbutyl)phenoxy]ethoxy]ethyl]-, chloride
BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE 121-54-0  204-479-9  a) Rinse-off products b) Leave-on products other than oral products   0.1% 
54 Benzalkonium chloride, bromide and saccharinate (10) BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE / BENZALKONIUM BROMIDE / BENZALKONIUM SACCHARINATE 8001-54-5/ 63449-41-2 / 91080-29-4 / 68989-01-5 / 68424-85-1 / 68391-01-5 / 61789-71-7 / 85409-22-9  264-151-6 / 293-522-5 / 273-545-7 / 270-325-2 / 269-919-4 / 263-080-8 / 287-089-1    0.1% (as benzalkonium chloride) 
55 Methanol, (phenylmethoxy)- BENZYLHEMIFORMAL 14548-60-8  238-588-8  Rinse-off products  0.15% 
56 3-Iodo-2-propynylbutylcarbamate IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE 55406-53-6  259-627-5  a) Rinse-off products b) Leave-on products c) Deodorants/antiperspirants  a) 0.02%
b) 0.01%
c) 0.0075%
 
57 2-Methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE 2682-20-4  220-239-6    0,0015 % Rinse-off products 
58 Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl (preservative) 60372-77-2  434-630-6    0,4 % 
59 1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-, monohydrate and 1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-silver(1+) salt, monohydrate CITRIC ACID (AND) SILVER CITRATE   460-890-5    0,2% corresponding to 0,0024% of silver