Popular Fragrance Forbidden in the EU After August

As of August 23, 2019, cosmetics containing Lyral may not be marketed. That’s the content of EU Regulation 2017/1410 of the Commission, dated August 2, 2017. Article 2 of the Regulation also forbids any sales of cosmetics that contain the fragrance in the UE market after August 23, 2021.

In its opinion paper of June 26–27, 2019, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) concluded that fragrances 3 and 4-(4-Hydroxy-4-methylpentyl)-3-cyclohexene-1-carbaldehyde (HICC, Lyral) and 3-Chloro-2,6-dihydroxy-4-methyl-benzaldehyde (Chloroatranol) pose a risk to human health and should therefore be prohibited. Lyral occurs naturally in Lilies of the Valley, but both fragrances are responsible for most contact allergies.

At the beginning of this year, scientists at the French the Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) indicated the presence of critical concentrations of Lyral in disposable diapers.

The ASEAN Cosmetics Committee (ACC) of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has also prohibited the use of Lyral fragrances in cosmetics.

For any questions about the legal security of your cosmetics products, please contact us at cosmetic@kft.de.

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