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List of UV Filters Which Cosmetic Products May Contain


For the purpose of this Directive, UV filters are substance which, contained in cosmetic sunscreen products, are specially intended to filter certain UV rays in order to protect the skin from certain harmful effects of these rays.

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

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


List of Permitted UV Filters Which Cosmetic

Colipa Number Reference Number Substance Maximum Authorized Concentration Other Limitations And Requirements Conditions of use and Warnings which must be Printed on the Label
S1 1 4-Aminobenzoic acid 5%
S57 2 N,N,N-Trimethyl-4-(2-oxoborn-3- ylidenemethyl) anilium metyl sulphate 6%
S12 3 Homosalate (INN) 10%
S38 4 Oxybenzone (INN) 10% Contains oxybenzone -1
S 45 6 2-phenylbenzimidazole-5-sulfonic 2-phenylbenzimidazole-5-sulfonic and triethanolamine salts 8%(expressed as acid)
S71 7 3,3′-(1,4-Phenylenedimethylene) bis(7,7-dimethyl-2-oxo-bicyclo- [2,2,1] heptylmethanesulfonic acid) and its salts 10%(expressed as acid)
S66 8 1-4–Tert-butylphenyl)-3-(-4-me- Thoxyphenyl)propane-1,3-dione 5%(expressed as acid)
S59 9 Alpha-(2-Oxoborn-3-ylidene) toluene-4-sulphonic acid and its salts
S 32 10 2-Cyano-3,3-diphenylacrylic acid,2 10%
etylhexyl ester (Octocrylene) (expressed as acid)
S 72 11 Polymer of N-{(2 and 4)-[(2-oxoborn 3-ylidene0) methyl] bemzyl] acryla mide 6%
S 28 12 Octyl methoxycinnamate 10%
S 3 13 Ethoxylated-ethyl-1 aminoben-zoate (PEG-25 PABA) 10%
S 27 14 Isopentyl-4-methoxycinnamate(Isoamyl p-methoxycinnamate) 10%
S 69 15 2,4,6-Trianilino-p-carbo-2′- ethylhexyl -1′-oxy)-1,3,5-triazineOctyl triazone) 5%
S 73 16 Phenol,2-2(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4- methyl-6-(2-methyl-3-(1,3,3,3-tetra methyl-1-(trimethylsilyl)oxy)- disiloxanyl)propyl (Drometriazole Trisiloxane) 15%
S 78 17 Benzoic acid, 4,4-((6-(((1,1-dime- thylethyl(amino)carbonyl)phenyl) amino)1,3,5-triazine-2-4-diyl)diimi-no)bis-,bis(2-ethylhexyl)ester) 10%
S 60 18 3-(4′-Methylbenzylidine)-d-1 cam- phor 4-Methylbemzylidine)-d-1 camphor (4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor) 4%
S 61 19 3-Benzylidene camphor (3-Benzy-lidene camphor)
S 8 20 2-Ethylhexyl salicylate (Octyl Salicylate) 5%
21 4-Dimethyl-aminobenzoate of ethyl (octyl dimethyl PABA) 8%
22 2-Hydroxy-4-methoxybenzo-pheno ne-5-sulfonic acid (Benzophenone-5) and its sodium salt 5% (of Acid)
23 2,2′-Methylene-bis-6-(2H-benzotria- zol-2yl)-4-(tetramethyl-butyl)-1,1,3, phenol 10%
24 Monosodium of 2-2′-bis-(1,4-phe- nylene)1H-benzimidazole-4,6-disulphonic acid 10% (of acid)
25 (1,3,5)-Triazine-2,4-bis((4-(2-ethyl- hexyloxy)-2-hydroxy)-phenyl)-6-(4-methoxyphenyl) 10%

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