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Global Overview of the Active Cosmetic Ingredients Market, 3rd Edition

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  • 131 Pages
  • December 2022
  • Region: Global
  • IAL
  • ID: 5214038

The fully updated market report Global Overview of the Active Cosmetic Ingredients Market, 3rd Edition brings together the most recent information available on the Global Markets for Active Cosmetic Ingredients, complementing the research on the Global Flavours and Fragrances Market. All the data in this report plus additional historical trends and forecasts are available in the unique online database. Various packages are available.

Active Cosmetic Ingredients (CI):

Product Types: Conditioning Agents, UV Filters/Absorbers (Organic, Inorganic), Anti-Ageing Ingredients, Skin Pigmentation Agents, Exfoliating Ingredients, Warming/Cooling Agents, Protective Ingredients, Other

End-Use Applications: Skin Care, Hair Care

Geographic Scope

The following regions are included in this volume, and are broken down further into the following countries: Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)

Western Europe

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK.

Central & Eastern Europe

Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Turkey.

Middle East & Africa

Israel, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE.


Central & North America

USA, Canada, Mexico.

South America

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Venezuela.

Asia Pacific

Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.


Aspects of the markets covered in these studies:

  • Consumption of active cosmetic ingredients by global region and country by value (US$), 2021 and 2026
  • Market breakdown by product type (by country) and end-use application (by region) for 2021 and 2026
  • Principal trends and factors affecting the markets
  • Overview of suppliers and global market shares
  • Top-level analysis of market volumes for 2021

The information contained within these reports is based upon an extensive programme of interviews throughout the industry. The reports contain market value data by product type and end-use application, with 2021 as the base year and market forecasts provided for 2026.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Global Market Review
2.1 Global Market Trends & Influences
2.2.1 Global Market & Forecast by Region Global Market Breakdown by Product - Base Year Global Market Breakdown by Product - Forecast Global Market Breakdown by Application
2.3 Global Market Volumes & Prices
3 Suppliers
3.1 Global Supply Overview
3.2 Regional Supply Structure
4 Market Review EMEA
4.1 EMEA Trends & Influences
4.2.1 EMEA Market & Forecast by Region
4.2.2EMEA Market by Type & Region
4.2.3 EMEA Forecast by Type & Region
4.2.4 EMEA Market Breakdown by Application
5 Market Review Western Europe
5.1 Western Europe Market & Forecast by Country
5.2 Western Europe Market by Type & Country
5.3 Western Europe Forecast by Type & Country
6 Market Review Central & Eastern Europe
6.1 C&E Europe Market & Forecast by Country
6.2 C&E Europe Market by Type & Country
6.3 C&E Europe Forecast by Type & Country
7 Market Review Middle East & Africa
7.1 Middle East & Africa Market & Forecast by Country
7.2 Middle East & Africa Market by Type & Country
7.3 Middle East & Africa Forecast by Type & Country
8 Market Review Americas
8.1 Americas Trends & Influences
8.2.1 Americas Market & Forecast by Region
8.2.2 Americas Market by Type & Region
8.2.3 Americas Forecast by Type & Region
8.2.4 Americas Market Breakdown by Application
9 Market Review Central & North America
9.1 Central & NA Market & Forecast by Country
9.2 Central & NA Market by Type & Country
9.3 Central & NA Forecast by Type & Country
10 Market Review South America
10.1 South America Market & Forecast by Country
10.2 South America Market by Type & Country
10.3 South America Forecast by Type & Country
11 Market Review Asia Pacific
11.1 Asia-Pacific Trends & Influences
11.2.1 Asia-Pacific Market & Forecast by Country
11.2.2 Asia-Pacific Market by Type & Country
11.2.3 Asia-Pacific Forecast by Type & Country
11.2.4 Asia-Pacific Market Breakdown by Application
12 Overview of the Global Cosmetics Market
12.1 Global Cosmetics Market Trends
A. Profiles - Active Cosmetic Ingredients
A.1 Ashland
A.3 Clariant
A.4 Croda/Sederma
A.6 Evonik
A.7 Givaudan
A.9 Seppic
A.10 Symrise



Executive Summary

A simple definition of an active cosmetic ingredient is an ingredient that brings about a measurable, desirable change or effect in one or more cosmetic skin (or hair) parameters.

The global market for active cosmetic ingredients is estimated at US$3,520 million for 2021 and is forecast to reach US$4,243 million by 2026. The largest product category is conditioning agents, with a share of 36%, followed by anti-aging ingredients at 23% and UV filters at 17%. Growth in 2021 was 5.7%, coming after a difficult year in 2020 when demand declined by 1.8%.

2021 saw a strong rebound in demand, as consumers were once again able to travel and socialise. The Asia Pacific region saw the fastest growth at 7.3%, followed by South America at 5.8%.

The situation in 2022 is concerning for the industry, as the energy crisis is once again forcing more people to work from home, and rising inflation is causing a cost-of-living crisis in many regions. Most likely, this will be further exacerbated in 2023.

The analyst is forecasting growth of 4.6% for 2022 for the global market as a whole, with price rises compensating for some volume declines.

This market is subject to huge influence by social media, which can irreparably harm the reputation of an ingredient or product very quickly.

Principally it is consumer needs and requirements that lead the way in the market for active ingredients, as users seek visible results from their skin and hair care products. There is continued emphasis on natural, sustainable and biodegradable ingredients. Consumers are looking for transparency and traceability of the ingredients in their skin care products. 

Other trends include personalisation/customisation of cosmetics, research into the skin microbiome, transparency, and brand ethics. These issues are particularly important for young consumers. The demand for vegan, kosher and halal ingredients is also soaring.

Among the leading global suppliers of active cosmetic ingredients are BASF, DSM, Symrise, Croda/Sederma, Evonik, Seppic, Givaudan, Clariant and IFF (Lucas Meyer). The market is reasonably consolidated at the top end, with a share of approximately 95% being held by the top 16 players.

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Ashland
  • BASF
  • Clariant
  • Croda/Sederma
  • DSM
  • Evonik
  • Givaudan
  • IFF
  • Seppic
  • Symrise


Information provided in these reports are based on existing in-house data and an extensive programme of interviews with leading product manufacturers, trade associations, distributors and raw materials producers involved with the specific market researched. These interviews are conducted within the 3-6 months leading up to the publication of the study, with the duration of the research programme and the number of interviews completed depending on the scope of the study. The analyst publishes both regional and global reports, and in most cases, the interviews are conducted in the native language of the individual respondents.

In addition, published data and statistics are also reviewed in order to produce as accurate figures as possible for size of markets studied. Market forecasts are based upon industry and economic forecasts as well as upon other relevant commercial and technical issues likely to affect individual market sectors and products, as well as the interviews conducted for the study.