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ARTICLE 4

1. Member States shall adopt the Cosmetic Ingredient Listings of the EU Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC including the latest amendments.

2. Member States shall prohibit the marketing of cosmetic products containing:

a) substances listed in Annex II;

b) substances listed in the first part of Annex III, beyond the limits and outside the conditions laid down;

c) colouring agents other than those listed in Annex IV, Part 1 with the exception of cosmetic products containing colouring agents intended solely to colour hair; Schedule B – ASEAN Cosmetic Directive

d) colouring agents listed in Annex IV, Part 1 used outside the conditions laid down, with the exception of cosmetic products containing colouring agents intended solely to colour hair;

e) preservatives other than those listed in Annex VI, Part 1;

f) preservatives listed in Annex VI, Part 1 beyond the limits and outside the conditions laid down therein, unless other concentrations are used for specific purposes apparent from the presentation of the product;

g) UV filters other than those listed in Annex VII, Part 1; and

h) UV filters listed in Annex VII, Part 1 beyond the limits and outside the conditions laid down therein.

3. The presence of traces of the substances listed in Annex II shall be allowed provided that such presence is technically unavoidable in good manufacturing practice and that it conforms with Article 3.

4. Member States shall allow the marketing of cosmetic products containing:

a) the substances and other ingredients listed in Annex III, Part 2 within the limits and under the conditions laid down, up to the dates in column(g) of that Annex;

b) the colouring agents listed in Annex IV, Part 2, used within the limits and under the conditions laid down, until the admission dates given in that Annex;

c) the preservatives listed in Annex VI, Part 2, within the limits and under the conditions laid down, until the dates given in column (f) of that Annex. However, some of these substances may be used in other concentrations for specific purposes apparent from the presentation of the product;

d) the UV filters listed in Part 2 of Annex VII, within the limits and

– definitively allowed, or
– definitively prohibited (Annex II), or
– maintained for a given period specified in Part 2 of Annexes III, IV and VII, or
– deleted from all the Annexes, on the basis of available scientific information or because they are no longer used.

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