EU Inventory of Cosmetic Ingredients - CosIng

CosIng is the European Commission database with information on cosmetic ingredients contained in the:

  • "Cosmetics Directive" 76/768/EEC (Cosmetics Directive), as amended;
  • Inventory of Cosmetic Ingredients, as amended; and
  • Opinions on cosmetic ingredients of the Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety(only limited to those published on the internet).


You can click the following picture to search CosIng by INCI name, CAS or EC number and find the function and restriction of a particular ingredient in cosmetics.

CosIng Eu
Please note that ingredients assigned with an INCI name which appear in CosIng (Inventory Section) are not necessarily actually used in cosmetic products nor are they approved for such use. However, for ingredients used in cosmetic products as colorants, preservatives and UV filters, only those authorized in Annexes IV, VI, respectively VII to Directive 76/768/EEC are listed in CosIng.

Updates of CosIng

Proposed updates of CosIng can be found below.

Cosmetic Ingredients & REACH/CLP

Cosmetic ingredients are treated as industrial chemicals in Europe. They are also subject to the requirements of REACH regulation and CLP regulation. More info can be found here.

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