What is it?

“Lilial (a trade name for lily aldehyde, also known as lysmeral) is a chemical compound with the chemical formula C14H20O.” Wikipedia

What are the effects?

This substance belongs to the groups:

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) writes that the substance is causing allergies.

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) classifies lilial as “toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects, may damage fertility or the unborn child, is harmful if swallowed, causes skin irritation and may cause an allergic skin reaction.”

Lilial is reported as an allergen in CosIng, the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

How is it used?

Lilial is used most often used as a fragrance ingredient in cosmetics* and household products.

We use the European Commissions definition of Cosmetics:
“Cosmetics range from everyday hygiene products such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, and toothpaste to luxury beauty items including perfumes and makeup”.

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