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?

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The fragrance chemical lyral (hydroxymethylpentylcyclohexenecarboxaldehyde) is classified as a frequent and well recognized allergen in CosIng, the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

How is it used?

Lyral is a synthetic fragrance ingredient used in cosmetic products*. The ingredient, similarly to the frangrance ingredient hydroxycitronellal, has a soft floral and liliac scent that is used in all kinds of perfume, makeup and personal care product formulations.

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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