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List of Coloring Agents Provisionally Allowed for use in Cosmetic Products

ANNEX IV – PART 2

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 Colour Field of Application Other limitations and requirements (2)

Note: no colorant id listed in this section for the present time.

(1) Lakes or salts of these colouring agents using substances not prohibited under Annex II or not excluded under Annex 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.

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