What is Lilial?


Lilial is an ingredient of chemical compound usually used as a perfume in cosmetics industry and laundry powders. Other name used often is butylphenyl methylpropional. See label of product if contains either: LILIAL or BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL

As of 01 March 2022, an ingredient called LILIAL is banned from cosmetics in all European markets. This ban means products containing LILIAL should not be on shelf and in online stores after this date. Local regulatory authorities can be quite strict, so its better that all companies selling products containing Lilial to prepare to either remove them or change the formula.

Lilial’s scientific name is BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL (its a perfume, and it is not always declared on the packaging, as it can be a small component of another larger ingredient).

More to read at the Commission Regulation (EU) No 2021/1902 October 29 2021

Lilial’s scientific name is BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL

This ban of Lilial has resulted in many issued for cosmetics brands and manufactures, distributors and retails. All products that contain the ingredients Lilial must be recalled from the distribution stores and network. Usually, distributors need to send the products containing lilial back to manufacturers, but in same cases they refused to take them. It creates an unpleasant situation between brand owners, distributors and retailers.

Local business in some countries in Europe must check with their health departments if the EU law is in effect in the corresponding country. In some cases, some EU countries apply the law after certain period of time to give more days/months of distributors to recall and withdraw the available units from the distribution network.

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