Revision of ‘EU Prohibited Cosmetic Substances List’ takes effect in Oct 2021

Prohibited Cosmetics Bottles Substance List

The European Commission revised the list of substances prohibited in cosmetic products, which will come into force from 1 October 2021. The 12 substances been added to the prohibition list are:

  • Cobalt (CAS number: 7440-48-4)
  • Metaldehyde (ISO); 2,4,6,8-tetramethyl- 1,3,5,7-tetraoxacyclooctane (CAS number: 108-62-3)
  • Methylmercuric chloride (CAS number: 115-09-3)
  • Benzo[rst]pentaphene (CAS number: 189-55-9)
  • Dibenzo[b,def]chrysene; dibenzo[a,h]pyrene (CAS number: 189-64-0)
  • Ethanol, 2,2′-iminobis-,N-(C13-15-branched and linear alkyl) derivs. (CAS number: 97925-95-6)
  • Cyflumetofen (ISO) (CAS number: 400882-07-7)
  • Diisohexyl phthalate (CAS number: 71850-09-4)
  • Halosulfuron-methyl (ISO) (CAS number: 100784-20-1)
  • 2-methylimidazole (CAS number: 693-98-1)
  • Metaflumizone (ISO) (CAS number: 139968-49-3 and CAS number: 852403-68-0)
  • Dibutylbis(pentane-2,4-dionato-O,O’)tin (CAS number: 22673-19-4)

Other amendments were about Titanium Dioxide and Salicylic Acid. Get in touch with RegASK’s experts.


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