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List of Coloring Agents Allowed For Use in Cosmetic Products

ANNEX IV – PART 1

Field of Application

Column 1: Colouring agents allowed in all cosmetic products

Column 2: Colouring agents allowed in all cosmetic except those intended to be applied in the vicinity of eyes, in particular eye make-up and eye make-up remover.

Column 3: Colouring agents allowed exclusively in cosmetic products intended not to come into contact with the mucous membranes

Column 4: Colouring agents allowed exclusively in cosmetic products intended to come into contact only briefly with the skin.

Colour Index Number or Denomination   Field of Application Other limitations and requirements (2)
Colour 1 2 3 4
10006 Green       X  
10020 Green     X    
10316(3) Yellow   X      
11680 Yellow     X    
11710 Yellow     X    
11725 Orange       X  
11920 Orange X        
12010 Red     X    

(1) Lakes or salts of these colouring agents using substances not prohibited under Annex II or not excluded under Anne V from the scope of this Directive are equally allowed.

(2) Colouring agents whose number is preceded by the letter “E” in accordance with the EEC Directive of 1962 concerning foodstuffs and colouring matters must fulfill 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.

(3) 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.

Colour Index Number or Denomination   Field of Application Other limitations and requirements (2)
Colour 1 2 3 4
12085(3) Red X       3% max, concentration in the finished products
12120 Red       X  
12150 Red X        
12370 Red       X  
12420 Red       X  
12480 Brown       X  
12490 Red X        
12700 Yellow       X  
13015 Yellow X       E 105
14270 Orange X       E 103
14700 Red X        
14720 Red X       E 122
14815 Red X       E125
15510 (3) Orange   X      
15525 Red X        
15580 Red X        
15620 Red       X  
15630 (3) Red X       3% max, concentration in the finished products
15800 Red     X    
15850 (3) Red X        
15865 (3) Red X        
15880 Red X        
15980 Orange X       E111
15985 (3) Yellow X       E110
16035 Red X        
16185 Red X       E123
16230 Orange     X    
16255 (3) Red X       E 124
16290 Red X       E 126
17200 (3) Red X        
18050 Red     X    
18130 Red       X  
18690 Yellow       X  
18736 Red       X  
18820 Yellow       X  
18965 Yellow X        
19140 (3) Yellow X       E 102
20040 Yellow       X Maximum 3,3′- dimethylbenzidine concentration in the colouring agent: 5 ppm
20170 Orange     X    
20470 Black       X  
21100 Yellow       X Maximum 3,3′- dimethylbenzidine

concentration in the colouring

agent: 5 ppm
21108 Yellow       X Ditto
21230 Yellow     X    
24790 Red       X  
26100 Red     X   Purity criteria aniline ≤ 0.2%

2-naphtol < 0.2

4-aminoazobenzene≤ 0.1%

1-(phenylazo)-2-naphtol  ≤ 0.3%

1-[2-(phenylazo)phenylazo]-2- naphtalenol ≤ 2%
27290 (3) Red       X  
27755 Black X       E 152
28440 Black X       E 151
40215 Orange       X  
40800 Orange X        
40820 Orange X       E 160 e
40825 Orange X       E 160 f
40850 Orange X       E 161 g
42045 Blue     X    
42051 (3) Blue X       E 131
42053 Green X        
42080 Blue     X    
42090 Blue X        
42100 Green       X  
42170 Green       X  
42510 Violet     X    
42520 Violet       X 5 ppm max, concentration in the finished product
42735 Blue     X    
44045 Blue     X    
44090 Green X       E142
45100 Red     X    
45190 Violet     X    
45220 Red     X    
45350 Yellow X       6% max, concentration in the finished product
45370 (3) Orange X       Not more than 1% 2-(6-hydroxy-3 oxo-3H-xanthen-9yl)  benzoic acid and 2% 2-(bromo-6-hydroxy-3-oxo
3H-xanthen-9-yl) benzoic acid
45380 (3) Red X       Ditto
45396 Orange X       When used in lipstick, the colouring agent is allowed only in free acid form in a maximum concentration of 1%
45405 Red   X     Not more than 1% 2-(6-hydroxy-3 oxo-3H-xanthen-9yl)  benzoic acid and 2% 2-(bromo-6-hydroxy-3-oxo
3H-xanthen-9-yl) benzoic acid
45410 (3) Red X       Ditto
45425 Red X       Not more than 1% 2-(6-hydroxy-3 oxo-3H-xanthen-9yl)  benzoic acid and 2% 2-(bromo-6-hydroxy-3-oxo 3H-xanthen-9-yl) benzoic acid
45430 (3) Red X       E 127,ditto
47000 Yellow     X    
47005 Yellow X       E 104
50325 Violet       X  
50420 Black     X    
51319 Violet       X  
58000 Red X        
59040 Green     X    
60724 Violet       X  
60725 Violet X        
60730 Violet     X    
61565 Green X        
61570 Green          
61585 Blue X        
62045 Blue       X  
69800 Blue       X E130
69825 Blue X        
71105 Orange     X    
73000 Blue X        
73015 Blue X        
73360 Red X        
73385 Voiolet X        
73900 Violet       X  
73915 Red       X  
74100 Blue       X  
74160 Blue X        
74180 Blue       X  
74260 Green   X      
75100 Yellow X        
75120 Orange X       E 160 b
75125 Yellow X       E 160 d
75130 Orange x       E 160 a
75135 Yellow X       E 160 d
75170 White X        
75300 Yellow X       E 100
75470 Red X       E 120
75810 Green X       E 140 and E 141
77000 White X       E 173
77002 White X        
77004 White X        
77007 White X        
77015 Red X        
77120 White X        
77163 White X        
77220 White X       E 170
77231 White X        
77266 Black X        
77267 Black X        
77268:1 Black X       E 153
77288 Green X       Free from chromate ion
77289 Green X       Free from chromate ion
77346 Green X        
77400 Brown X        
77480 Brown X       E 175
77489 Orange X       E 172
77491 Red X       E 172
77492 Yellow X       E 172
77499 Black X       E 172
77510 Blue X       Free from cyanide ion
77713 White X        
77742 Violet X        
77745 Red X        
77820 White X       E 174
77891 White X       E 171
77947 White X        
Lactoflavin Yellow X       E 101
Caramel Brown X       E 150
Capsanthin,Capsoru bin Orange X       E 160 c
Beetroot red Red X       E 162
Anthocyanins Red X       E 163
Aluminium,zinc, magnesium and calcium stearates White X       E 163
Bromthymol blue Blue       X  
Bromcresol green Green       X  
Acid Red 195 Red X        

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