Chemicals for Cosmetics & Toiletries

Published - Sep 2009| Analyst - Srinivasa Rajaram| Code - CHM018F
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Report Highlights

  • Sales in the specialty additives ingredients market amounted to more than $3.1 billion in 2008, increased slightly to an estimated $3.3 billion in 2009, and is expected to reach  $4.1 billion in 2014, for a 5-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.4%.
  • The processing aid segment was valued at $2.6 billion in 2008; this is expected to increase to $2.7 billion in 2009, and is projected to reach $3.4 billion in 2014, for a 5-year CAGR of 4.3%.
  • The market segment, other ingredients, which are used to formulate cleansers, foamers, fragrances and moisturizers, actually accounts for the largest value in the market. It was worth $8.4 billion in 2008, and is estimated to reach $8.7 billion in 2009. By 2014, it is projected to increase to $10.8 billion, for a CAGR of 4.4%.
Like most or all other markets, the global cosmetics and toiletries market has been affected by the recent global economic downturn. Difficulty in obtaining credit has affected consumer spending on cosmetics and toiletries. But generally, consumers in emerging economies such as China, India, and Brazil are not subject to such a credit squeeze as in developed countries. Presence of large domestic markets has cushioned these developing economies from the economic crisis. The cosmetics and toiletries market in emerging economies is still in its developmental stage and promises dynamic growth in coming years. This is likely to offset the effect of downward trends in the developed countries, and overall, the global market for cosmetics and toiletries seems to be poised for modest growth in the coming years.
There are thousands of ingredients used in the formulations of cosmetics and toiletry products. These include a number of chemicals as well as numerous biological ingredients. The basic composition of any cosmetics product is similar to others, but formulators change ingredients depending upon the final market and the customers’ preferences. This report will analyze the various chemicals and other ingredients used in these cosmetics and toiletry products and study the global and regional market for the major ingredients, and forecast the demand for these ingredients. There are various new developments in the technology of these ingredients, and the report will study these developments as well as projected technological trends.
There are constant improvements in the quality of cosmetics and toiletry products as the major manufacturers try to stay current with consumer preferences and market needs. Also, new ingredients and methods are being developed continuously to keep ahead of the competition. Demands for various ingredients keep varying, depending on the growth of different types of new products emanating from new research into the ingredients. Thus, there is need for a report that takes into account these changes and updates the global market consumption figures for the various ingredients. 
This report studies the global as well as regional markets for ingredients used in cosmetics and toiletries industries. It also analyzes these markets by end-use application and major types of materials used, covering all the major ingredients. New patents and technological developments covered by these patents indicate the dynamic nature of the industry, and an analysis of the patents has been made in the report. As newer ingredients increase in number, various regulatory and environmental issues have cropped up that need to be addressed, and existing regulations also have been studied for this report. Profiles of major end-user companies are also included along with their shares of the markets in their respective segments of operation.
This report is intended to help:
  • Cosmetic ingredient manufacturers
  • Cosmetic ingredient suppliers
  • Cosmetic ingredient distributors
  • Specialty chemical manufacturers
  • Potential market entrants into the cosmetics ingredient business
  • Industry advisers to cosmetic ingredient manufacturers.
This report can help the above to:
  • Determine the market and sales potential for new formulations
  • Learn more about competitors in the industry
  • Assess new products and technologies
  • Identify companies for mergers and acquisitions
  • Make better business decisions.
Both primary and secondary research methods were used in this study. Primary information sources for this market research include individuals within companies, various research organizations, governmental agencies, and trade associations.
 Secondary research includes extensive literature reviews, including trade journals, seminar proceedings and patent literature, company literature, published reports, and government publications. Additional secondary research sources include databases, trade literature, specialized journals, and government statistics.
The primary analyst, Srinivasa Rajaram, is a mechanical engineer with more than 40 years of experience in designing factory layouts and setting up factories. He also was senior vice president of M/S Schenck Avery Ltd., an Indo-German joint venture, and has authored several technology market research reports for BCC Research.
Mr. Rajaram has been ably assisted by his wife, Jayagowri Rajaram, who holds a master’s degree in chemistry.
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Published - May-2006| Analyst - Yatin Thakore| Code - CHM018E

Report Highlights

  • The global market for cosmetics and toiletries ingredients is estimated to be around $14.7 billion in 2005, with growth of the ingredients expected to be around 5% per year through 2010. Factors contributing to this steady growth include improvements in the global economy, particularly in developing countries, and the introduction of new consumer-friendly products.
  • In end-user segments, color cosmetics have the highest average annual growth rate (AAGR). They will grow from $2,586.9 million in 2005 to $3,351.7 million in 2010, and AAGR of 5.3%.
  • Hair care products were worth more than $4 billion in 2005, and will maintain the highest market value through the forecast period, growing at 5.2% per year.
  • Bath/shaving products, perfume, and oral hygiene have steady growth rates of 4.6% per year through 2010.

Published - Apr-2001| Analyst - Pat Wier| Code - CHM018D

Report Highlights

  • The estimated 2000 value of U.S. manufacturers’ sales of chemicals used in finished cosmetic and toiletry products is $4.3 billion. Growing at an average annual rate (AAGR) of 3.5%, this market is expected to exceed $5.1 billion in 2005.
  • With 2000 sales estimated at $1.1 billion, essential oils represent the largest segment and the most expensive of the chemical ingredients.
  • Average annual growth should not exceed 2.5% through the period.
  • Polymers advanced to become the second largest segment, with 2000 sales estimated at $811 million. Due to their specific and tailorable properties, growth at an AAGR of 5.8% to more than $1 billion in 2005 is expected.
  • Purified petroleum products represent the third-largest segment, with 2000 sales of about $745 million. Growth should hover around an AAGR of 2.6% through 2005.


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