Cosmetic Antioxidants Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Cosmetic Antioxidants Market is Segmented by Source (Natural, Chemically Derived), Type (Vitamins, Polyphenols, Enzymes, Carotenoids, Others), Application (Hair Care, Skin Care, Injectables, Others), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and the Middle East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for Cosmetic Antioxidants in revenue (USD Million) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Cosmetic Antioxidants Market Size
Study Period: 2017-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >4 %
Cosmetic Antioxidants Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The Global Cosmetic Antioxidants Market is projected to register a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The market was negatively impacted by COVID-19 in 2020, the pandemic disrupted both production and sales of cosmetics through online and offline channels. However, the global situation is normalizing, and the industry's return to stability provides multiple growth opportunities for improving the industry's performance which was affected by COVID-19.

  • Natural antioxidants, such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and tea tree oil extract, are more expensive than synthetic counterparts due to higher raw material costs.
  • The high cost of natural antioxidants and growing concerns about the use of synthetic antioxidants have been identified as major restraints in the cosmetic antioxidant market.
  • Consumers worldwide are leaning toward natural skin care products as a result of the rising demand for naturally derived antioxidants in cosmetics, which is creating an opportunity for the market during the study period.
  • Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market with the largest consumption of cosmetics containing various antioxidants from countries, such as India and China.

Scope of the Report

Antioxidants are immensely helpful active ingredients in the production of cosmetics. They keep natural ingredients such as proteins, and sugars in cosmetic products from degrading. Antioxidants are also used to protect skin cells from damage and slow the aging process. Cosmetic antioxidants form a protective barrier on the skin, shielding it from the elements and ultraviolet (UV) rays. It is also used in cosmetics to preserve formulations and extend shelf life. The Cosmetic Antioxidants market is segmented by source, type, application, and geography. By source, the market is segmented into natural and chemically derived. By type, the market is segmented into Vitamins, Polyphenols, Enzymes, Carotenoids, and Others. By application, the market is segmented into Skin Care, Hair Care, Injectables, and Others. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the Cosmetic Antioxidants market in 15 countries across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of revenue (USD Million).

Chemically Derived
Skin Care
Hair Care
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Usage of Natural Antioxidants in Cosmetics Products

  • The growing use of natural antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and polyphenols are being increasingly used in the cosmetic industry in various anti-aging creams, which is expected to increase the use of natural oxidants in skin care cosmetic products.
  • Natural antioxidants present in plant extracts include polyphenols, flavonoids, flavonols, flavanols, stilbenes, and terpenes (including carotenoids and essential oils).
  • The sales from the global markets for cosmetics increased to 80.74 billion US dollars in 2021. According to the Statista Consumer Market Outlook, revenue will surpass USD100 billion by 2022 and will reach an estimated 131 billion US dollars annually by 2026.
  • Nowadays, premature aging is a major concern among women. The use of antioxidants in beauty care products is estimated to grow. Anti-wrinkle creams and moisturizers are now becoming widely popular. 
  • Furthermore, there is a growing knowledge of the benefits of natural antioxidants such as polyphenols, which can be helpful for skin healing and rejuvenation. Some of the factors which are expected to boost the Global Cosmetic Antioxidant Market include their ability to help reverse indications of ageing such as sunspots, fine lines, and wrinkles, making them a staple in anti-aging treatments.
  • Owing to all these factors, the market for Cosmetic Antioxidants is likely to grow globally during the forecast period.
Cosmetic Antioxidants Market Share

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region dominated the worldwide market in 2021, with a significant market share in terms of revenue, and is projected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period of 2022-2027.
  • China, India, and South Korea are expected to be leading countries witnessing strong demand for cosmetic antioxidants consumption during the forecast period.
  • The increasing use of high-quality cosmetic products that prevent the skin and hair from the effects of pollution and climate change is driving up demand for antioxidants, fueling the cosmetic antioxidants market.
  • China is the world's fastest-growing and most dynamic market. Several cosmetics companies have collaborated with influencers, beauty bloggers, and advertising on TV to increase product sales. Local brands in China provide consumers with low-to-mid-priced cosmetic products, whereas foreign players cater to the high-end segment. Nonetheless, to increase sales, domestic players have started to utilize natural extraction methods in their cosmetic products,
  • Globally, the Indian beauty industry, which includes a wide variety of skincare, makeup, and hair products, is estimated to be worth around USD 7.2 billion in 2023. In 2021, the market size of skincare products in China was USD 15,576 million and in 2025, the revenue will be around USD 21,809 million.
  • However, international brands were unable to meet the demand for products suitable for Indian skin types, allowing local companies such as Mama Earth, Khadi Essential, and Sugar Cosmetics to promote their homemade cosmetics and personal care products.
  • South Korea has one of the world's most dynamic beauty markets, introducing industry-leading innovations and setting global trends. In order to succeed, the Korean skin care and cosmetics industry is large, fragmented, and highly competitive, with brands constantly researching and developing new products.
  • Due to all such factors, the market for Cosmetic Antioxidants in the region is expected to have a steady growth during the forecast period.
Cosmetic Antioxidants Market Growth

Competitive Landscape

The Cosmetic Antioxidants market is partially fragmented in nature. Some of the major players in the market include BASF SE, Eastman Chemical Company, Wacker Chemie AG., Croda International Plc, and BTSA Biotecnologias Aplicadas among others (not in any particular order).

Recent Development

  • In August 2020, Eastman signed a distribution agreement with DKSH for its personal care products across the Asia- Pacific region.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Rise in Online Purcahse of Cosmetics

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Use of Beauty Products and Personal Care Products

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 High Cost of Natural Antioxidants

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Source

      1. 5.1.1 Natural

      2. 5.1.2 Chemically Derived

    2. 5.2 Type

      1. 5.2.1 Vitamins

      2. 5.2.2 Polyphenols

      3. 5.2.3 Enzymes

      4. 5.2.4 Carotenoids

      5. 5.2.5 Others

    3. 5.3 Application

      1. 5.3.1 Skin Care

      2. 5.3.2 Hair Care

      3. 5.3.3 Injectables

      4. 5.3.4 Others

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.4.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.4.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share (%)**/Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 BASF SE

      2. 6.4.2 BTSA Biotecnologias Aplicadas

      3. 6.4.3 Croda International Plc

      4. 6.4.4 Eastman Chemical Company

      5. 6.4.5 Evonik Industries AG

      6. 6.4.6 Kemin Industries

      7. 6.4.7 Koninklijke DSM

      8. 6.4.8 Lonza Group

      9. 6.4.9 Provital Group

      10. 6.4.10 Wacker Chemie AG

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Rising Demand for Male Cosmetics Products

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Cosmetic Antioxidants Market market is studied from 2017 - 2027.

The Cosmetic Antioxidants Market is growing at a CAGR of >4% over the next 5 years.

Asia-Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

BASF SE , Eastman Chemical Company, Wacker Chemie AG, Croda International Plc, BTSA Biotecnologias Aplicadas are the major companies operating in Cosmetic Antioxidants Market.

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