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Personal Care Ingredients: Africa Market Analysis

Base Year: 2020
Published Q2 2021
Regional Coverage: Africa

As growth in some parts of Asia flattens, personal care products and their ingredients are turning toward Africa for their next most-important growth opportunities. This study offers a comprehensive analysis of the ingredients used in personal care formulations, their consumption and supply, and the drivers and restraints affecting their growth.


More than 200 ingredients, covered within nine ingredient groups, as shown in Table 1

  • Consumption of key personal care ingredients by application
  • Supplier sales by ingredient type and application
  • Average market pricing of ingredient
  • Forecast consumption of ingredients within a five-year timeframe
  • The Africa region will be further split by sub-regions:
    • North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, etc.)
    • East Africa (Ethiopia, Ken, etc.)
    • West Africa (Ghana, Nigeria, etc.)
    • South Africa (South Africa, Namibia, etc.)

Table of Contents


The database provides information on the level of the ingredient across all ingredients groups and allows users to fully customize their view.
Data available includes the following:

  • Consumption of each ingredient by application
  • Consumption by application (skin care, hair care, oral care, color cosmetics, sun protection)
  • Supplier sales by chemical type
  • Average market pricing of chemical
  • Forecast consumption (2020-2025)

Concise reports

The report includes one chapter per ingredient group. Each chapter will provide information on:

  • Ingredients pricing
  • Market sizing
  • Market drivers and restraints including trends
  • Appraisal and outlook

Reports are designed to qualitatively explain market dynamics showed in the database.

Table 1. Ingredient Groups​​
Ingredient Groups​ Ingredient Examples​
Antimicrobials​ Phenoxyethanol, Citric acid, Parabens, etc.​
Conditioning polymers Cyclomethicone, Polyquaterniums, Hydrolyzates​​
​Color cosmetics ingredients​ Mica, Iron oxides, Titanium dioxide, etc.​​
​​Emollients​​​ Emollient esters, Glycerin, Almond oil, etc.​​
​Emulsifiers​​ Lecithin, Glyceryl stearates, Polysorbates, etc.​​
Hair fixative polymers​​ PVP, PVP/VA, Gantrez, Aq 48, Amphomer, etc.​​
​Rheology control agents​​​ Hydrated silica, CMC, HEC, Organoclays, etc.​​​
​​Surfactants SLS/SLES, Betaines, Fatty alcohol ethoxylates, etc.​​​
​UV absorbers​​​ Avobenzone, OMC, Bemotrizinol, etc.​​​

Report Benefits

This report is a practical tool designed for marketing, business, and product managers to help them:

  • Empower sales, marketing, and strategic management personnel to utilize the most current personal care ingredient data in their areas of responsibility and geographic location
  • Learn key product usage patterns for each specific market segment and active ingredient volumes, including generics
  • Understand the competitive landscape and market share situation at the level of the ingredient for each region

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