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Catalogue of cosmetic ingredients

Catalogue of cosmetic ingredients

The European Commission published a catalogue of all nanomaterials used in cosmetic products in the EU in July 2017, and the catalogue is regularly updated. Many of the substances listed in the catalogue are also registered under the REACH Regulation.

The table below lists the nanomaterials in the European Commission’s catalogue, with their EC and CAS numbers, and links them to their registration data in the chemicals database maintained by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). There you can find more information about their safe use and what regulatory activities are relevant to them.

The linking was done by matching chemical substances existing in ECHA’s database through their CAS numbers and/or with the name of the nanomaterial in the catalogue.

As the registration of nanomaterials under the cosmetics regulation and the registration of substances under REACH have different scopes, it is not possible to a have a perfect match in all cases. Some of the entries in the catalogue of nanomaterials used in cosmetic products are more specific in scope than the substances registered under REACH. Note that a registration made under REACH may not specifically cover the nanoforms of the substances used in cosmetics.


EC/List name EC CAS Type Name
Trisodium 5-hydroxy-1-(4-sulphophenyl)-4-(4-sulphophenylazo)pyrazole-3-carboxylate 217-699-5 1934-21-0 Colourant ACID YELLOW 23 / CI 19140
Barium sulfate 231-784-4 7727-43-7 Colourant BARIUM SULFATE / CI 77120
Carbon black 215-609-9 1333-86-4 Colourant CARBON BLACK / CI 77266
Chromium (III) oxide 215-160-9 1308-38-9 Colourant CI 77288
Diiron trioxide 215-168-2 1309-37-1 Colourant CI 77491
Triiron tetraoxide 215-277-5 1317-61-9 Colourant CI 77499
Prussian blue 237-875-5 14038-43-8 Colourant CI 77510
Titanium dioxide 236-675-5 13463-67-7 Colourant CI 77891
Copper 231-159-6 7440-50-8 Colourant COPPER / CI 77400
Gold 231-165-9 7440-57-5 Colourant GOLD / CI 77480
Disodium 3-hydroxy-4-[(4-methyl-2-sulphonatophenyl)azo]-2-naphthoate 227-497-9 5858-81-1 Colourant PIGMENT RED 57 / CI 15850
Calcium 3-hydroxy-4-[(4-methyl-2-sulphonatophenyl)azo]-2-naphthoate 226-109-5 1234986 Colourant PIGMENT RED 57:1 / CI 15850
Silver 231-131-3 7440-22-4 Colourant SILVER / CI 77820
No EC/List name available 425-950-7 187393-00-6 UV filter BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE
2-ethylhexyl 4-methoxycinnamate 226-775-7 5466-77-3 UV filter ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE
2,2'-methylenebis(6-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol) 403-800-1 103597-45-1 UV filter METHYLENE BIS-BENZOTRIAZOLYL TETRAMETHYLBUTYLPHENOL
Titanium dioxide 236-675-5 13463-67-7 UV filter TITANIUM DIOXIDE
No EC/List name available 479-950-7 31274-51-8 UV filter TRIS-BIPHENYL TRIAZINE
Zinc oxide 215-222-5 1314-13-2 UV filter ZINC OXIDE
Zinc oxide 215-222-5 7440-66-6 UV filter ZINC OXIDE
Zinc oxide 628-643-8 55204-38-1 UV filter ZINC OXIDE
Zinc oxide (ZnO) 617-101-6 8051-03-4 UV filter ZINC OXIDE
Zinc oxide (ZnO), calcined 297-712-9 93686-58-9 UV filter ZINC OXIDE
Zinc oxide dispersion 910-472-8 N/A UV filter ZINC OXIDE
Zinc oxide dispersion 939-819-1 N/A UV filter ZINC OXIDE
Zinc oxide nano 933-598-5 N/A UV filter ZINC OXIDE
Aluminium oxide 215-691-6 1344-28-1 Other ALUMINA
Cellulose 232-674-9 9004-34-6 Other CELLULOSE
Copper 231-159-6 7440-50-8 Other COLLOIDAL COPPER
Gold 231-165-9 7440-57-5 Other COLLOIDAL GOLD
Platinum 231-116-1 7440-06-4 Other COLLOIDAL PLATINUM
Silver 231-131-3 7440-22-4 Other COLLOIDAL SILVER
(C60-Ih)[5,6]fullerene 628-630-7 99685-96-8 Other FULLERENES
Fullerene C70 634-223-5 115383-22-7 Other FULLERENES
Fullerene, multi-walled 923-072-3 N/A Other FULLERENES
Fullerene, single-walled 922-320-8 N/A Other FULLERENES
Fullerenes C60/C70 682-073-4 131159-39-2 Other FULLERENES
Fullerenes C60/C70 943-307-3 131159-39-2 Other FULLERENES
Silicon dioxide 231-545-4 112926-00-8  Other HYDRATED SILICA
Hydroxylapatite (Ca5(OH)(PO4)3) 215-145-7 1306-06-5 Other HYDROXYAPATITE
Silicic acid, lithium magnesium sodium salt 258-476-2 53320-86-8 Other LITHIUM MAGNESIUM SODIUM SILICATE
Platinum 231-116-1 7440-06-4 Other PLATINUM
Platinum 231-116-1 7440-06-4 Other PLATINUM POWDER
Retinol 200-683-7 68-26-8 Other RETINOL
No entry in ECHA chemicals database N/A 1317-82-4 Other SAPPHIRE POWDER
Silicon dioxide 231-545-4 7631-86-9 Other SILICA
Amorphous silica 614-122-2 67762-90-7 Other SILICA DIMETHICONE SILYLATE
Silane, dichlorodimethyl-, reaction products with silica 271-893-4 68611-44-9 Other SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE
Silanamine, 1,1,1-trimethyl-N-(trimethylsilyl)-, hydrolysis products with silica 272-697-1 68909-20-6 Other SILICA SILYLATE
Silicate(2-), hexafluoro-, disodium, reaction products with lithium magnesium sodium silicate 285-349-9 85085-18-3 Other SODIUM MAGNESIUM FLUOROSILICATE
No entry in ECHA chemicals database N/A 101659-01-2 Other SODIUM MAGNESIUM SILICATE
2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with ethenylbenzene 618-461-7 9010-92-8 Other STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
Tin oxide 215-569-2 1332-29-2 Other TIN OXIDE
α-tocopheryl acetate 200-405-4 58-95-7 Other TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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