Personal Care Ingredients Market - Analysis by Ingredients

  • Analysis
  • 14-December-2015

The use of skin care, oral care, hair care and body care products have all become a mundane activity in an individual’s life. Knowingly or unknowingly a huge personal care market is being fed with the desire to look and feel better. From head to feet markets are flooded with products to meet individual specific needs. Product innovation and diversification has been a long used strategy by the companies to increase its market share. The consumer too has become more inquisitive about what these products are made up of. The “going green” trend has highly influenced the purchase behaviour of the consumers and thus opens up huge opportunities for the personal care ingredients industry.
From basic salts to cosmoceuticals a large number of Personal Care Ingredients are extensively used in the huge array of personal care, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. Below mentioned are some prominent personal care ingredients and company details.

1.Ingredient: Antimicrobials
Usage: To prevent microbial growth in the products as well as on the applied surface.
Products: Soap, Deodorants, Lotions, Hand sanitizers, Toothpaste, Mouthwash
Brands available: Germall™ preservatives (Ashland Inc.) Rômacil V™  (Lonza Consumer Care) etc.

2.Ingredient: Conditioning Polymers
Usage: To give manageability and appearance to the applied surface
Products: Hair care and skin care
Brands available: N-Hance™ 4572, N-Hance™ SP-100 (Ashland Inc.), Luviquat® Supreme AT 1 (BASF),SoftCAT™ SX Polymer SX-1300H (Dow Home, Institutional and Personal Care Solutions) etc.

3.Ingredient: Emollients 
Usage: Gives the gliding, smooth feel to the products
Products: Moisturizers, Creams, Lotion, Skin Softeners’ etc.
Brands available: Cegesoft®, Cetiol®J600 (BASF), Formasil* 45(Momentive) etc.

4.Ingredient: Emulsifiers
Usage: To form stable water and oil mixtures
Products: Facial care, body care, sun care and other cosmetic products
Brands available: Dow Corning® Emulsifier 10(Dow Corning Corporation), Eumulgin® and SG, Emulgade® (BASF),NatraGem E145 NP( Croda) etc.

5.Ingredient: Hair fixative polymers
Usage: To form films that weld (spot/seam) the hair in desired style       
Products: Hair products
Brands available: Fixate™ Design Polymer (Lubrizol), Acudyne™ LT-120(Dow Home), Advantage™ 4910(Ashland Inc.), Genamin® PQ 43(Clariant - Personal Care) etc.
6.Ingredient: Rheology control agents
Usage: To give suspension, stabilization and thickening capabilities to the product
Products: Conditioners, shampoo, hair colour
Brands available: VANZAN® NF (Vanderbilt Minerals, LLC), STRUCTURE® X (AkzoNobel Personal Care), Xanthan Gum TP 80 (Unionchem) etc.
7.Ingredient: Surfactants
Usage: To give formability, solubility etc. to the product
Products: Bath and shower and hair care, baby care, men grooming
Brands available: Silwet* L-7607, Silwet* L-7608(Momentive),Zenix™ 4617 Phosphate Ester Surfactant (Ashland Inc.) etc.

8.Ingredient: UV Absorbers
Usage: To absorb harmful UV radiations, improve light stability of alcoholic
Products: Fragrances, gels, liquid detergents, creams, lotions, cosmetics
Brands available: Optisol™ (Croda) XIAMETER® PMX-1556 Fluid (Dow Corning Corporation),Tinogard® TL (BASF) etc.
The conditioning polymers market is anticipating the highest growth among all the personal care ingredients. The growth rests on the rising demand for hair care segments – hair styling, hair conditioning. Moreover the overall personal care products market is augmenting. The growth is majorly expected in the developing economies due to high population, changing lifestyle, high purchasing power, awareness about hygiene and appearance. Among the various segments like skin care, hair care, oral care, antiperspirants and deodorants and others – skin care captures the largest share and is foreseen to dominate the market. In the coming years growth in the European and the North American market with be driven by new products which are natural, greener and multifunctional. adds a new report on “Global Personal Care Ingredients Market Research Report - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 – 2021”. This report examines the global personal care ingredients market and provides information regarding the revenue (USD Million) and volume (Kilo Tons) for the period 2014 to 2021. It further elaborates the market drivers which contribute to the growth. It then describes the restraints that are faced by the market. The market is classified into various segments with deep analysis of each segment for the study period.

The report also offers a competitive landscape of the overall market with company profiles of players such as BASF SE, Dow Corning, Croda, Evonik, Rhodia Novecare, Clariant, Momentive, Ashland, Huber and Wacker.
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