Personal Care Chemicals Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Ingredients (Inactive Ingredients and Active Ingredients), Application (Skin Care, Hair Care, Makeup, Fragrances, Oral Care, and Toiletries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa).

Market Snapshot

personal care chemicals market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Middle East and Africa
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >5 %

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Market Overview

The market for personal care chemicals is anticipated to register a CAGR of more than 5% during the forecast period. Cosmetics and personal care products are designed to cleanse, protect and change the appearance of external parts of an individual. There are more than thousands of different cosmetic products on the market currently, all with differing combinations of ingredients to provide the desired effect required by the individual using the product.

  • Growing awareness among beauty & skin care products and increasing demand for products with active ingredients are augmenting the market’s growth.
  • Stringent government regulations limiting the use of certain cosmetic chemicals is likely to hinder the market’s growth.
  • Growing customer demand for natural ingredients opening opportunities for technical innovation is projected to act as an opportunity for the market in future.

Scope of the Report

The personal care chemicals market report includes:

Inactive Ingredients
Active Ingredients
Conditioning Agents
UV Ingredients
Other Active Ingredients
Skin Care
Hair Care
Oral 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

Skin Care Application to Witness Higher Potential Growth

  • Skin care application dominated the global personal care chemicals market with an estimated share of around 40%. Increasing youth population, growing purchasing power among urban households, preference for a sophisticated lifestyle is driving the market for skin care products globally.
  • The global skin care market is expected to grow at an average rate of around 5% annually. The industry has witnessed a shift from demand from older consumers to a growing younger consumer base. People are increasingly becoming more self-aware about themselves has hence started using skin care at an increasingly young age in order to delay the signs of aging.
  • Every single year, new skin care products are been launched by various beauty brands and the trend is likely to grow in the near future wing to the remarkable growth in such segments.
  • Owing to the boom in skin care products, various smaller manufacturers too have ventured into the marketplace to avail the benefits of the continuously thriving industry. Through the last two years, on an average, over 100 new brands debuted in department and specialty stores in the United States.
  • Such positive factors are expected to drive the market for skin care products, and hence the demand for personal care chemicals through the forecast period.
Personal Care Chemicals Market Revenue Share

India to Dominate the Market in the Asia-Pacific Region

  • The India personal care chemicals market is expected to register the fastest growth of more than 12% among other Asia-Pacific countries.
  • At present, penetration of personal care products in India is comparatively lower when compared to developed or even other developing economies. However, improving economic environment and increasing purchasing power of the Indian population is expected to increase the adoption of personal care products in the country, thereby driving the demand for personal care chemicals.
  • According to a report published by the Ministry of Economy and Industry, the beauty and personal care (BPC) industry in the country is expected to reach more than USD 10 billion by 2021, at an estimated growth rate of 5%-6% annually. The personal care and cosmetics sector in India is expected to register continuous growth, with increasing shelf space in retail stores and boutiques in India.
  • Moreover, the increasing adoption of men’s grooming products (growth of more than 42% since the last five years) in the country too is expected to have a favorable effect on the market.
  • According to a study by Assocham, one of the apex trade associations of India, the country’s beauty, cosmetic and grooming market is expected to reach USD 20 billion by 2025.
  • Such factors are expected to drive the use of personal care chemicals in the county through the forecast period.
Personal Care Chemicals Market - Regional trend

Competitive Landscape

The personal care chemicals market is expected to be fragmented, with no players having a significant share to influence the market. Key players in the personal care chemicals market include Ashland, Croda International Plc, BASF SE, Evonik Industries AG, Clariant, Wacker Chemie AG, Stepan Company among others.

Major Players

  1. BASF SE

  2. Ashland

  3. Croda International PLC

  4. Evonik Industries AG

  5. Solvay

Ashland, Croda International PLC, BASF SE, Lonza, Evonik Industries AG, Solvay, Dow, Nouryon, Clariant, Wacker Chemie AG

Recent Development

Recent developments will be covered in full report.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Awareness among Beauty and Skin Care Products

      2. 4.1.2 Increase in Demand for Products with Active Ingredients

      3. 4.1.3 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Stringent Government Regulations Limiting the Use of Certain Cosmetic Chemicals

      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 Consumers

      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 Ingredients

      1. 5.1.1 Inactive Ingredients

        1. Surfactants

        2. Emulsifiers

        3. Emollients

        4. Colorants

        5. Preservatives

      2. 5.1.2 Active Ingredients

        1. Conditioning Agents

        2. UV Ingredients

        3. Anti-ageing

        4. Exfoliants

        5. Other Active Ingredients

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Skin Care

      2. 5.2.2 Hair Care

      3. 5.2.3 Makeup

      4. 5.2.4 Fragrances

      5. 5.2.5 Oral Care

      6. 5.2.6 Toiletries

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 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 Ashland

      2. 6.4.2 Croda International PLC

      3. 6.4.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.4.4 Lonza

      5. 6.4.5 Evonik Industries AG

      6. 6.4.6 Solvay

      7. 6.4.7 Dow

      8. 6.4.8 Nouryon

      9. 6.4.9 Clariant

      10. 6.4.10 Wacker Chemie AG

      11. 6.4.11 Innospec

      12. 6.4.12 Stepan Company

      13. 6.4.13 Merck KGaA

      14. 6.4.14 Huntsman International LLC

      15. 6.4.15 Corbion

      16. 6.4.16 The Lubrizol Corporation

      17. 6.4.17 Galaxy Surfactants Ltd

      18. 6.4.18 Sasol

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Surging Customer Demand for Natural Ingredients Opening Opportunities for Technical Innovation

**Subject to Availability
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Frequently Asked Questions

The Personal Care Chemicals Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

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

Middle East and Africa is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

BASF SE, Ashland, Croda International PLC, Evonik Industries AG, Solvay are the major companies operating in Personal Care Chemicals Market.

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