Lanolin Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Lanolin Market is Segmented by Application (Cosmetics and Personal Care, Pharmaceuticals, Anti-corrosive Applications, Lubricants, and Other Applications) and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecast in revenue (USD million) for all the above segments.

Lanolin Market Size

Lanolin Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: > 5 %

Major Players

Lanolin Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Lanolin Market Analysis

The lanolin market is projected to register a CAGR of more than 5% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The COVID-19 outbreak disrupted manufacturing activities and supply chain, halted production, and resulted in labor unavailability, thus negatively impacting the market. However, the conditions started recovering in 2021, thus restoring the growth trajectory of the market.

  • Over the short term, the increasing demand for skin care cosmetics and the growing usage of lanolin for pharmaceutical products are likely to drive the market.
  • Side effects and the replacement of lanolin with other substitutes are expected to hinder the market’s growth.
  • Asia-Pacific dominated the lanolin market worldwide, with the largest consumption coming from India, China, etc.

Lanolin Industry Segmentation

Lanolin is a fatty substance found on sheep's wool. It is extracted as a yellowish viscous mixture of esters and used as a base for ointments and cosmetics. The lanolin market is segmented by application and geography. The report also covers the market size and forecast for the lanolin market in 15 countries across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecast have been done based on revenue (USD million).

Cosmetics and Personal Care
Anti-corrosive Applications
Other Applications (Paints, Paper)
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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Lanolin Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Lanolin Market according to our research experts:

Growing Demand from the Cosmetics and Personal Care Industry

  • Lanolin has been increasingly used as a complex mixture and self-emulsifying producing agent over time. It finds applications in creams, moisturizers, lipstick, concealer eyeliner, makeup remover, shaving cream, hair removal cream, hair conditioner, and body wash.
  • Formulations made of lanolin mixtures are used as body creams and lotions to lock in moisture, prevent water loss, and act as lubricants on the skin surface, giving the skin a smooth appearance.
  • Lanolin is also used in various hair products such as hair removal creams, hair conditioners, hair sprays, and pet shampoos.
  • It has the unique property of absorbing twice its weight of water. It also has physical properties such as increasing adhesion to dry skin and forming protective films on the skin and lips.
  • Hair textures vary from person to person, and so do the hair- and scalp-related issues. Some people may have damaged or dry hair, while others deal with breakage and hair fall problems.
  • According to L'Oréal, in 2020, the global cosmetics market was worth over EUR 213 billion, with skin care contributing about 42%. In 2020, skin care products had a positive growth on the market and were a leading contributor to the cosmetics market.
  • According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the retail trade revenue of cosmetics in the country accounted for CNY 30.99 billion in October 2021, compared to CNY 28.15 billion during the same month the previous year. The revenue is likely to rise in the coming years, owing to the rising trend of using lanolin in skin care and beauty products.
  • These properties make lanolin attractive to consumers from colder and hotter regions, which may drive the market in the coming years.
Lanolin Market : Revenue Share(), by Application, Global, 2021

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the overall market due to the highly developed cosmetics sector in China, India, Japan, and South Korea, coupled with the continuous investments in the region to advance the pharmaceutical sector through the years.
  • Asia-Pacific accounted for over 43% of the global cosmetics market in 2020, with sales amounting to EUR 105 billion. Japan, China, South Korea, and India are leading the cosmetics market in Asia-Pacific.
  • The growing temperature issues in Asia-Pacific, with most of the population living with various skin diseases, and the increased need for medical attention are increasing the demand for lanolin in several applications.
  • According to Cosmetics Design (Europe), the demand for premium skin and hair care products in Asia-Pacific has been higher compared to previous years. The demand for products like cleansers, moisturizers, balms, shampoos, conditioners, and dyes increased, witnessing decent growth in recent years.
  • In 2020, the health expenditure was CNY 7.2 trillion, accounting for ~7.1% of the country’s GDP. China's medical and therapeutical market witnessed strong growth due to a growing number of hospitals and the increasing demand for medical assistance.
  • According to the Government of India, the Indian pharmaceutical industry is expected to reach USD 130 billion by 2030. India has provided pharmaceutical products to more than 200 countries and may continue to do so in the future.​​
  • Thus, the abovementioned factors are likely to increase the demand for lanolin in the region during the forecast period.
Lanolin Market : Growth Rate by Region, 2022-2027

Lanolin Industry Overview

The lanolin market is partially consolidated, with a few major players dominating a significant portion of the market. Some major companies (not in any particular order) are Croda International PLC, The Lubrizol Corporation, Nippon Fine Chemical, Zhejiang Garden Biochemical High-Tech Co. Ltd, and NK Chemicals.

Lanolin Market Leaders

  1. The Lubrizol Corporation

  2. Nippon Fine Chemical

  3. NK Chemicals

  4. Croda International PLC

  5. Zhejiang Garden Biochemical High-Tech Co. Ltd

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Lanolin Market Concentration

Lanolin Market News

The recent developments pertaining to the major players in the market are covered in the complete study.

Lanolin Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Applications in Skin Care Products

      2. 4.1.2 Growing Demand for Pharmaceuticals

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Side Effects and Replacement by Other Substitutes

      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 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Cosmetics and Personal Care

      2. 5.1.2 Pharmaceuticals

      3. 5.1.3 Anti-corrosive Applications

      4. 5.1.4 Lubricants

      5. 5.1.5 Other Applications (Paints, Paper)

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.2.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.2.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.2.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.2.5 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 Analysis**/Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Croda International PLC

      2. 6.4.2 Lanotec

      3. 6.4.3 Lansinoh Laboratories Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 The Lubrizol Corporation

      5. 6.4.5 Merck KGaA

      6. 6.4.6 Nippon Fine Chemical

      7. 6.4.7 NK Chemicals

      8. 6.4.8 Rolex Lanolin Products Limited

      9. 6.4.9 Suru Chemicals

      10. 6.4.10 Wellman Advanced Materials

      11. 6.4.11 Yixin Chemical Co. Ltd

      12. 6.4.12 Zhejiang Garden Biochemical High-Tech Co. Ltd

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growing Demand for Hair Care Products

    2. 7.2 Increasing Research on the Usage of Lanolin in Pigment Printing of Textiles

**Subject to Availability
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Lanolin Market Research FAQs

The Lanolin Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

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

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

The Lubrizol Corporation, Nippon Fine Chemical, NK Chemicals, Croda International PLC, Zhejiang Garden Biochemical High-Tech Co. Ltd are the major companies operating in Lanolin Market.

Lanolin Industry Report

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