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Preparing for the Upcoming Ban on Lyral (EU)


Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde (HICC) more commonly known as Lyral is one of the current 26 declarable allergens in cosmetic products and is found in a large number of existing fragrances. Due to the high number of contact allergies attributed to Lyral the SCCS and EU Commission have decided on a total ban on this ingredient.

The ban on Lyral is expected to be significant. It is a very important fragrance ingredient and as such the number of fragrances requiring reformulation is very large. Although the ban is some way off we recommend working with your fragrance suppliers as soon as possible to ensure you are not left without reformulation options when the time comes.

Lyral will be banned: 
From August 23, 2019, only cosmetic products which comply with the Regulation shall be placed on the Union market.

From August 23, 2021, only cosmetic products which comply with the Regulation shall be made available on the Union market.

For more information on this, or any other upcoming ingredient restrictions please contact: Alex Fotheringham - Alex.fotheringham@msl.io