identifies growth prospects in Global Personal Care Emollients Market

  • Analysis
  • 18-December-2015

The silky, slippery feel that a cream, lotion or a shampoo has is attributed to the presence of emollients. The unperfumed, moisture retaining, itch reducing emollients protect the skin and make it soft and smooth. Emollients are the biggest component of any emulsion system besides water. The selection of an emollient for any formulation depends on various factors. The prominent ones being its spreadability, viscosity, surface tension, polarity and pour point/cloud point. These factors help in shortlisting the right mix for the target formulations.

Emollients are popularly used in industries such as pharmaceuticals and personal care. Emollients available in the form of creams, ointments, lotions, soap, bath oils etc. are used in treating eczema, psoriasis, jchthyosis etc. The widest application of emollients exists in the personal care industry. Emollients – natural or chemical derivatives- are used in various formulations in skin care, hair care, oral care, cosmetics, toiletries and many other personal care products to get the desired results. There is a huge range of emollients available in the market – varying on the basis of its affinity towards water (hydrophilic and lipophilic emollients).Personal care emollients majorly include ingredients such as emollient esters (both classic and complex) and natural plant oils and extracts, including modified natural oils.
A report titled “Global Personal Care Emollients Market Research Report - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 – 2021” offered by gives a detailed account of the personal care emollients market. This descriptive analysis covers the major drivers and restraints that the emollients market foresees in the next six years.

The global personal care market  is on a surging track. This surge is majorly driven by emerging economies of the world. The urge to look and feel younger & healthier is growing exponentially, thus fuelling the growth of personal care products like – creams, lotions, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, soaps, among many more.

The growing personal care industry, promises a strong market for emollients in the coming years. Multi-functional and greener emollients are highly preferred over the conventional emollients by the consumers and the manufacturers of skin care, hair care, and cosmetic products. Emollients with added colour, sun screen actives, long - stay, non-greasy and other novel functions help its formulators to provide an innovative product to the consumers. Recently Amyris, Inc., the industrial bioscience company, won a SEPAWA (largest industry associations in Europe) Innovation Award 2015 for its Neossance® Hemisqualane a high-performance emollient. It is a sugarcane-derived emollient which is a sustainable alternative to silicones.

The Global Personal Care Emollients Market Research Report segments the personal care emollients market based on applications such as skin care, oral care, makeup, hair care, toiletries and fragrances. The study provides forecast and estimates market for each application in terms of revenue and volume during the forecast period from 2015 to 2021. Each application has been further analysed based on regional and country levels from 2014 to 2021 in terms of volume and revenue.

The report studies the regional spread of the personal care emollients market and gives a detailed analysis of Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa regions. The report foresees Asia – Pacific as a lucrative market under the forecast period. Market leaders like Ashland recently presented in-cosmetics Asia exhibition various formulations targeting the Asian skin and hair care industry. AAK Personal Care also developed a new concept of face care rituals featuring the multi-functional emollient ester Lipex SheaLight and other natural based functional ingredients customized for the Asian personal care products market.

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