Structural formula of lyral


What is it?

“Hydroxymethylpentylcyclohexenecarboxaldehyde is a synthetic fragrance known by the trade names Lyral, Kovanol, Mugonal, Landolal, and has the chemical formula C13H22O2.” – Wikipedia

What are the effects?

This ingredient belongs to the groups:

The fragrance chemical lyral, also known as hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde and hydroxymethylpentylcyclohexenecarboxaldehyde*, is classified as a frequent and well-recognized allergen in CosIng.

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

*If you managed to pronounce it on the first read – well done! 

How is lyral used?

Lyral is a synthetic fragrance ingredient common to find all kinds of cosmetic products*. Products such as perfume, makeup, and various personal care products.

The ingredient is popular to use in cosmetic formulations because of its soft floral and lilac scent, similar to the fragrance ingredient hydroxycitronellal.

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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