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What is Butylphenyl methylpropional and is it safe?

Butylphenyl methylpropional is a popular fragrance but is not as natural as it sounds, and has raised some concerns.

  • What is Butylphenyl methylpropional and is it safe?

    What is Butylphenyl methylpropional and is it safe?

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Also known as Lilial (a trade name for lily aldehyde, also known as lysmeral), it is a colorless pale yellow liquid with a very powerful, floral-fresh scent.

It is often used in moisturizers and anti-aging cream for normal but also for dry/sensitive skins. It is also used in tanning lotions, sunscreen but also hair care products.

Overall occurs in about 7% of all skin care products.

Is Butylphenyl methylpropional safe as a fragrance ingredient in cosmetic leave-on and rinse-off type products?

On individual product basis, Butylphenyl methylpropional with alpha-tocopherol at 0.02%, can be considered safe when used as fragrance ingredient in different cosmetic leave-on and rinse-off type products.

Is Butylphenyl methylpropional safe as a fragrance ingredient in cosmetic leave-on and rinse-off type products?

However, considering aggregate exposure, arising from the use of different product types together, Butylphenyl methylpropional cannot be considered as safe.

The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients referred to when its concentration exceeds 0.001% in leave-on products, 0.01% in rinse-off products