Global Personal Care Ingredients Market Size Report, 2022 - 2030
Personal Care Ingredients Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, 2022 - 2030

Personal Care Ingredients Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Source (Natural Ingredients, Synthetic Ingredients); By Type; By Application; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2022 - 2030

  • Published Date:Jul-2022
  • Pages: 115
  • Format: PDF
  • Report ID: PM2515
  • Base Year: 2021
  • Historical Data: 2018-2020

Report Outlook

The global personal care ingredients market was valued at USD 11.83 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.1% during the forecast period. Personal care ingredients, such as emulsifiers, surfactants, emollients, UV absorbers, and antimicrobials, are used to develop beauty products.

Personal Care Ingredients Market
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These ingredients are used in formulating a wide range of products for skincare, hair care, and cosmetics. These ingredients offer properties such as anti-aging, moisturizing, cleansing, complexion-enhancing, and pollution defense, among others. Natural and organic ingredients are gradually replacing synthetic personal hygiene constituents.

Market players are increasingly developing products with natural constituents to offer benefits such as skin repair, prevention of cell damage, enhanced skin immunity, hydration, and anti-aging effects. Lifestyle changes of consumers, growing awareness regarding skincare, and increasing inclination towards the use of personal hygiene natural constituents support the market growth.

Complex emulsions are used in cosmetics and beauty products for sustained skin moisturization, protection of sensitive biologicals, and prolonged release of aerosol fragrances. Consumers are increasingly turning towards natural products, increasing the demand for green, sustainable, and biodegradable emulsifiers. There has been a decline in the use of ethoxylated/propoxylated emulsifiers, whereas demand for green-based non-ethoxylated emulsifiers such as polyglyceryl esters and alkyl glucosides is increasing.

There has been a steady market demand for personal care constituents during the pandemic for the manufacturing of cleaning products, soaps, sanitizers, detergents, and personal care products on account of greater awareness pertaining to individual hygiene. However, the manufacturing of products has been impacted by several operational challenges, logistics delays, and trade restrictions.

The cosmetics and personal beauty products sectors have been severely affected by the pandemic and have experienced declined market demand, disruption of the supply chain, and workforce impairment. Manufacturing activities saw a sudden decline owing to several restrictions and lockdowns across the sectors.

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Industry Dynamics

Growth Drivers
The global market is fuelled by a growing population, changing lifestyle of consumers, rising awareness regarding beauty and wellness, and a growing trend towards skincare products. Increasing consumer disposable income in developing economies and greater market demand for personal hygiene products offering multiple functionalities also drive the market growth.

Shifting consumer trends toward using natural and bio-based products, growth in health awareness, and significant R&D investments encourage market players to develop new products. New product launches and acquisitions by leading players in the market, coupled with increasing demand from emerging economies, have augmented the demand for the personal hygiene products.

Report Segmentation

The market is primarily segmented based on source, type, application, and region.

By Source

By Type

By Application

By Region

  • Natural Ingredients
  • Synthetic Ingredients
  • Emulsifiers
  • Surfactants
  • Emollients
  • Rheology Modifiers
  • Conditioning Polymers
  • UV Absorbers
  • Antimicrobials
  • Others
  • Hair Care
  • Skin Care
  • Make-up
  • Oral Care
  • Others
  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe (France, Germany, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Russia)
  • ·Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia. South Korea)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina)
  • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, South Africa)

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Synthetic ingredients accounted for a major share

On the basis of source, the market has been segmented into natural and synthetic ingredients. Synthetic ingredients accounted for a significant share in 2021. The increasing population, rising disposable income, and growing urbanization have increased the demand for beauty and cosmetics products. The growing use of soaps, cleaning products, and detergents, especially during the pandemic, is also fueling market growth.

The demand for natural ingredients is expected to increase during the forecast period. Increasing health consciousness among users and shifting trends toward sustainable and bio-based constituents boost the growth of this segment. The introduction of regulations associated with the use of chemicals in cosmetic products and the increase in demand for organic, sustainable, and luxurious personal hygiene products accelerates the demand for natural personal care ingredients.

Emollients accounted for a major share of the global personal care ingredients market

Emollients are widely used across products, and other cosmetics to soften skin and seal in moisture by forming a barrier on the surface. Some commonly used emollients include shea butter, cocoa butter, mineral oil, lanolin, petrolatum, and paraffin, among others. Emollients are lubricating and thickening agents used in personal hygiene products to prevent water loss and impart softening and soothing properties to the skin. Emollients also offer glossiness and softness to hair conditioning formulations.

Skin care segment is expected to hold a significant revenue share

The skin care segment accounted for a significant share in 2021. Greater demand for skin care products such as moisturizers, anti-aging creams, and sunscreen products drive the growth of this segment. Personal hygiene ingredients are used in sun protection products to offer enhanced water resistance, a greater duration of UV protection, and superior film formation.

Growing demand in the beauty and color cosmetics sector from the developing economies is expected to fuel the growth of this segment. The increasing adoption of western trends, growing awareness regarding skincare, and promotional strategies employed by industry players have increased the demand for cosmetics and beauty products.

Europe is expected to account for a significant share during the forecast period

The demand for personal hygiene ingredients is high in Europe owing to the growing population, high disposable income, and increasing urbanization. Rising demand for soap and detergents, fragrances, and beauty products has augmented the market growth in Europe. Increasing awareness regarding hygiene, growing trends regarding beauty and wellness, and greater demand for luxury products support market growth.

Change in consumer preference and shift toward the use of organic and natural products, growing research and development activities, the presence of international players in this region, and technological advancements are some factors expected to offer growth opportunities.

Competitive Insight

The leading players in the personal care ingredients market include ADEKA Corporation, Ashland, BASF SE, Clariant, Croda International Plc., Dow, Evonik Industries AG, Henan Qingshuiyuan Technology CO., Ltd., Kemira, Lonza, Maxwell Additives Pvt. Ltd, Nouryon, Nippon Shokubai Co Ltd, Solvay, and the Lubrizol Corporation.

Recent Developments

In July 2022, BASF introduced Verdessence RiceTouch, a plant-based sensory powder biopolymer used in personal hygiene products for light and smooth skin. The ingredient is manufactured using non-GMO rice and offers shine control, a mattifying effect, and excellent oil absorbency. The biopolymer is derived from renewable feedstocks, is readily biodegradable, and free from any preservatives. It also exhibits a low microbial count while decreasing stickiness and improving spreading properties.

In June 2022, Clariant introduced Plantasens OP 95, a fully microplastic-free opacifier. The product is designed to reduce the impact of rinse-off products on marine and river life. The ingredient is naturally derived and readily biodegradable. The ingredient provides high opacifying performance even at low concentrations and imparts a creamy white appearance to the products.

In June 2022, Solvay introduced a new line of biosurfactants called Microsoft. The new range of products is aimed at carbon-neutral and circular beauty products. The biosurfactants are biobased and biodegradable, with a wide range of applications in hair and skin care. The ingredients are derived from rapeseed oil and sugar through a cost-efficient fermentation process, offering a reduced carbon footprint.

Personal Care Ingredients Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2021

USD 11.83 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 16.83 billion


4.1% from 2022 - 2030

Base year


Historical data

2018 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Segments covered

By Source, By Type, By Application, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Key companies

ADEKA Corporation, Ashland, BASF SE, Clariant, Croda International Plc., Dow, Evonik Industries AG, Henan Qingshuiyuan Technology CO., Ltd., Kemira, Lonza, Maxwell Additives Pvt. Ltd, Nouryon, Nippon Shokubai Co Ltd, Solvay, the Lubrizol Corporation