Other ConcernsUse restrictions (moderate), Endocrine disruption (low), Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate), and Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
SYNONYMS2-(4-TERT-BUTYLBENZYL)PROPIONALDEHYDE, BENZENEPROPANAL, 4(1,1DIMETHYLETHYL)Ã METHYL, BENZENEPROPANAL, 4-(1,1-DIMETHYLETHYL)-.ALPHA.-METHYL-, BUTYLPHENYL METHLYPROPIONAL, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, BUTYPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, LILIAL, and P-T-BUTYL-ALPHA-METHYLHYDROCINNAMIC ALDEHYDE
Lilial (butylphenyl methylpropanal) is a synthetic scent ingredient; associated with allergies and contact dermatitis.
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HIGHAllergies & Immunotoxicity
MODERATEDevelopmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|fragrance for women||92 products|
|hair treatment/serum||82 products|
|hair styling aide||62 products|
|fragrance for men||43 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||37 products|
|hair spray||33 products|
|body wash/cleanser||33 products|
|styling gel/lotion||29 products|
|liquid hand soap||25 products|
|hair color and bleaching||25 products|
|hand cream||23 products|
|body spray||23 products|
|bar soap||17 products|
|facial cleanser||17 products|
|daily use with SPF||10 products|
|hand sanitizer||8 products|
|makeup primer||8 products|
|serums & essences||8 products|
|body firming lotion||7 products|
|skin fading/lightener||6 products|
|shaving cream||5 products|
|setting powder/spray||5 products|
|styling mousse/foam||5 products|
|hair relaxer||4 products|
|body oil||4 products|
|foot moisturizer||3 products|
|around-eye cream||3 products|
|sunless tanning||3 products|
|lip gloss||3 products|
|brow liner||3 products|
|makeup remover||3 products|
|beard oil||2 products|
|bubble bath||2 products|
|after shave||2 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||2 products|
|baby soap||2 products|
|after sun product||2 products|
|beard cleanser||2 products|
|nail polish||1 products|
|eye makeup remover||1 products|
|baby lotion||1 products|
|beard care||1 products|
|lip liner||1 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||1 products|
|baby bubble bath||1 products|
|hair-loss treatment||1 products|
|cuticle treatment||1 products|
|tanning oil||1 products|
|Known human any toxicant or allergen||Open scientific literature|
|Possible human immune system toxicant or allergen||SCCPNFP Opinion on Fragrance Allergy|
|Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergies||Open scientific literature|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Persistent or bioaccumulative and moderate to high toxicity concern in humans||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)||International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards|
|Restricted in cosmetics - labeling requirement for allergens||CosIng|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as medium human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Possible human reproductive or developmental toxin||Open scientific literature|
|Associated with endocrine disruption||Open scientific literature|
|39 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 1999. Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers. . SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999; and SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 2000. An Initial List Of Perfumery Materials Which Must Not Form Part Of Fragrances Compounds Used In Cosmetic Products. SCCNFP/0320/00, final May 2000.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
- European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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