EU CosIng

CosIng is the EU’s official database for cosmetic ingredients. It has included not only cosmetic ingredients listed in the previous inventory of cosmetic ingredients but also the latest list of banned/restricted cosmetic ingredients in the EU. You can quickly find one ingredient’s INCI name or CAS no. You could also quickly check whether there are any restrictions on your cosmetic ingredients. This article will show you how to search for the EU CosIng with a few tips.


Under U.S. law, cosmetic products and ingredients do not need FDA approval before they go on the market. The one exception is color additives (other than coloring materials used in coal-tar hair dyes), which must be approved for their intended use. Companies and individuals who market cosmetics have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of their products. In order to take action for safety reasons against a cosmetic on the market, we need reliable information showing that it is unsafe when consumers use it according to the directions in the labeling or in the customary or expected way.