Inventory of Cosmetic Ingredients as amended by Decision 2006/257/EC establishing a common nomenclature of ingredients employed for labelling cosmetic products throughout the EU.
The Inventory is purely indicative and does not constitute a list of substances authorised for use in cosmetic products. An ingredients assigned with an INCI name that appears in the inventory section of CosIng does not mean it is to be used in cosmetic products nor approved for such use.
The inventory is divided into 2 sections:
•Section 1 – cosmetic ingredients other than perfume and aromatic raw materials;
•Section 2 – perfume and aromatic raw materials.
The inventory contains information concerning the identity of the ingredient, notably the INCI (ex CFTA), Ph. Eur., INN, IUPAC, and chemical names; and the EINECS/ELINCS, CAS; ingredients’ functions and any mandatory restrictions, conditions of use, and warnings.
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DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs - Health Technology and Cosmetics Unit (D4)
BREY 12/042 B - 1049 Brussels (Belgium)