Our Standards

Code AnnexesCode Annexes » List of Preservatives Allowed

List of Preservatives Allowed

ANNEX VI – PART 1

No. Substance Allowable Concentration (%) Country
1 Aluminium pyrithione 0.1% in non-rinsed-off cosmetic products Thailand
2 Butylated hydroxyanisole 0.2% (for products rinsed off after use) Phillipines
3 Cetylpyridinium chloride 0.01-0.05% (For products that come in contact with the mucous membrane) Phillipines
0.01-1.0% (Other products)
4 Chlorhexidine (INN) and its digluconate, diacetate and dihydrochloride (+) 0.3% expressed as chlorhexidine; Thailand
Not allowed for use in oral hygiene products.
5 Chloro-N-(hydroxymethyl) acetamide 0.30% Phillipines
6 Phenol and its alkali salts 1.0% in soap or shampoo Thailand
7 Phenonip 1% Phillipines
8 Piroctone olamine 0.5% in rinsed-off cosmetic products (Prohibited for oral hygienic products) 0.1% in non-rinsed-off cosmetic products Thailand
9 Thymol 0.10% Thailand

List of UV Filers Which Cosmetic Products May Contain

ASEAN Ref # Substance Allowable Concentration (%) Country
1 2-Ethoxyethyl-p-methoxycinnamate (cinoxate) 3 (mixture : 1-3%) Indonesia
  3 Phillipines
2 4-Isopropyl-dibenzoyl-methane 5 Phillipines
3 Benzyl salicylate 10 Thailand
4 Camphor benzalkonium methosulfate 6 Phillipines
5 Diethanolamine methoxycinnamate 10 Phillipines
10 (mixture : 8-10%) Indonesia
6 Digalloyl trioleate 5 Thailand, Phillipines
7 Dioxybenzone 3 Thailand
8 Ethyl 4-[bis(Hydroxypropyl)] Aminobenzoate 5 Phillipines
5 (mixture : 1-5%) Indonesia
9 Ethyl diethyaminoenzoate 1 Thailand
10 Ethyl N-dihydroxypropyl PABA 5 Thailand, Phillipines
11 Ethyl-p-dimethylaminobenzoate 1 Thailand
12 Glycerol 1,4-aminobenzoate (free from benzocaine) (Glyceryl aminobenzoate, Glyceryl PABA) 3 Thailand, Phillipines
13 Lawsone / dihydroacetate 0.25 / 3 Phillipines
14 Menthyl anthranilate 5 Thailand, Phillipines
15 Red petrolatum 100 Phillipines
16 Sulisobenzone 10 Thailand
17 TEA Salicylate (triethanolamine Salicylate, trolamine salicylate) 12 (mixture : 5-12%) Indonesia
18 Terephthalylidene dicamphor sulfonic acid 10 Cambodia
    (expressed as acid)  
19 Titanium dioxide* 25 Phillipines
20 Zinc oxide* 20 Phillipines

ASC Member Associations

Our Partner Government Agencies