Specialty Actives in Personal Care

Specialty Actives in Personal Care: ​Global Market Analysis and Opportunities

Specialty Actives in Personal Care: ​Global Market Analysis and Opportunities

Regional Coverage: Europe, United States, Brazil, China, India, Japan, South Korea

Base Year: 2019
Published: Q2 2020

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Base Year: 2022
Published: June 2023

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Biofunctional active ingredients continue to be among the fastest-growing segments in the personal care industry. This detailed appraisal of key regional markets for active ingredients assesses current and forecast demand by major ingredients, functionalities, prices, distribution channels, supplier sales, and technical and market trends.


  • More than 50 ingredients covered within 7 active ingredient groups as given in Table 1
  • Consumption of key active ingredients by region​
  • Consumption of active ingredient categories by application in each region
  • Supplier sales by active ingredient category in each region
  • Forecast consumption of ingredients within a five-year timeframe​
  • New product introductions from 2020 through 2022
  • Functionality and claim analysis

NEW: Analysis on Consumer Perception of Active Ingredients

Report Contents


Executive Summary
An overview of the report findings

Market Overview

  • Introduction to specialty actives
  • Regulatory overview
  • Competitive landscape

Active Ingredient Categories

For each active ingredients category, the following information is provided:

  • Market overview
  • Pricing analysis
  • Market sizing
  • Competitive structure and market share
  • Key market drivers and restraints
  • Market forecast and outlook



Functionality Analysis
An analysis of the market from the angle of key functionalities (i.e., anti-aging, skin lightening, anti-inflammatory). Anti-aging is split out by sub-functionality, including anti-wrinkle, moisturizing, etc.

Claim Analysis
While functionality is an important product attribute, claims (i.e., antipollution, blue light protection, etc.) are equally important, as they are often used in the finished product’s marketing messages.

Consumer Perception Analysis
Analysis on the consumer perception of active ingredients and their claims over time and on different age and social groups. This analysis is based on data from social listening tools.

Supplier Profiles
10 supplier profiles in each regional report are provided.

Botanical actives Aloe vera, Bisabolol, Green tea, Grape seed, etc.
Biotechnology products Hyaluronic acid and salts (split by molecular weight), Ceramides (AP, EOP, NG, NP, NS), Stem cell extracts, Betaglucans, prebiotics, probiotics, etc.
Enzymes and coenzymes Coenzyme Q10, others
Marine ingredients Substantiated algae extracts, Chitosan, etc.
Peptides Argireline, Biopeptide, Eyeseril, Matrixyl range, etc.
Proteins Amino-acids, Collagen, Hydrolyzates, Native proteins, Quat proteins, etc.
Synthetic actives Allantoin, Arbutin, Vitamin A and derivatives, Vitamin B and derivatives, Vitamin C and derivatives, Vitamin E and derivatives, etc.
Botanical actives By certification type (COSMOS, Natrue, etc.)
All active categories - By substantiation type (in-vivo, in-vitro/ex-vivo, others)
- By ISO 16128 status (natural/Derived-natural/non-natural)

Report Benefits

This report provides marketing and product managers in the personal care ingredients industry with an understanding of the evolution of the active ingredients market in each significant region, product group, and application. It also offers:

  • Identification of key growth by product and geography to enable the development of targeted sales and marketing strategies to exploit high-growth areas
  • Highlights of new product developments, which will impact market shares of the existing products, thus allowing subscribers to develop the appropriate business strategy to follow growth or protect share
  • Forecasts of scenarios from which to base solid strategic business plans

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Ingredients for Household, Industrial, and Institutional Cleaning Application

Ingredients for Household, Industrial, and Institutional Cleaning Application

Regional Coverage: Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Middle East, Southeast Asia, United States, Rest of the World

Base Year: 2020
Published: Q1 2021

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Base Year: 2023
To be Published: Q4 2023–Q1 2024

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The study is a comprehensive analysis examining the ingredients market for cleaning applications globally with focus on the eight most important markets. It has three deliverables—a database and a series of report, and a new analytical dashboard. One report per region will focus on key trends, drivers, and restraints in the market.​


  • More than 120 ingredients covered within 12 ingredient groups as given in table 1​
  • Two end uses split out
    • — Household
    • — Industrial and institutional
  • Five applications
    • — Laundry care
    • — Hard surface cleaners
    • — Dish care
    • — Deodorizers and disinfectants
    • — Floor care

Note: Each application is further split into different sub-applications. For example, laundry care is split into liquid and powder detergents, fabric softeners, prewash stain removers, water conditioners, and bleaches.



Database provides information on the level of the ingredient across all ingredients groups and allows users to fully customize view.

Data available includes:

  • Consumption of each ingredients by application and region
  • Consumption by end use across applications (household vs I&I)
  • Supplier sales by chemical type and region
  • Average market pricing of chemical by region
  • Historical and forecast consumption (2020–2028)

Concise reports 

Report includes one chapter per ingredient group for each of the seven main regions. 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.

Ingredient Groups Ingredient Examples​
Antimicrobials​ BIT, CIT/MIT, PCMC, PCMX, quats, etc.​
Bleach and bleach activators​​ Perborates, TAED< Hydrogen peroxide, etc.​​
​Enzymes Amylases, cellulases, lipases, etc.​​
Fragrances​​​ Fragrances​​
Functional polymers​​ CMC, PVP, PVPP, PET-PEG copolymer, PE wax, etc.
Odor control agents​​ Cyclodextrins and zinc salts​​
​Optical brighteners​​​ Distyryl and stilbene derivatives, DSDBP, etc.
Organic sequestrants​​​​ Citrates, phosphonates, EDTA and derivatives, etc.​​​
Rheology control agents​​​​ CMC, HEC, bentonites, carbomer, etc.
Specialty silicones​​​ Functionalized and nonfunctionalized fluids, etc.​​​
Solvents​​​ Organic solvents​​​
Surfactants​​​ LAB, Alcohol ethoxylates, fermentation surfactants, etc.​​​

Report Benefits

Through this global program, subscribers will be better positioned to exploit identified business opportunities at a day-to-day operational level and during the strategic planning process. This program provides subscribers with:

  • A reliable and independent assessment of the market for ingredients within household, industrial, and institutional cleaning products​
  • Identification of key growth by product and application to enable the development of targeted sales and marketing strategies to exploit high growth areas​
  • Forecasting scenarios from which to base solid strategic business plans

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Active Ingredients in Nutraceuticals: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Active Ingredients in Nutraceuticals: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Base Year: 2019
Published: December 2020
Regional Coverage: Europe, United States

A comprehensive analysis examining the active ingredients in nutraceuticals in the two key regional markets, providing details in the functional category segments. The report will focus on key trends, developments, challenges, and opportunities.


  • Consumption in volume and value for actives in nutraceuticals considered in the functional categories:
    • Carotenoids
    • Enzymes
    • Polyphenols and flavonoids
    • Prebiotics
    • Probiotics
    • Proteins and peptides
    • Vitamins and minerals (only synthetic active ingredients)
  • Market split by supplier
  • Grades and prices
  • Drivers and restraints
  • Outlook and forecast to 2024

Table of Contents


Executive Summary

Nutraceutical Market Overview

An overview of the market of finished
nutraceutical products

Market Sizing

  • Volume and value
  • Key products

Grades and Prices

  • Key products

Market Analysis by Health Benefit

  • Bone health improvement
  • Cardiovascular health (blood pressure control, blood clots, cholesterol controls, etc.)
  • Diabetes control
  • Eye health improvement/eye disease control
  • Immunity boosters
  • Mental health
  • Metabolic system support
  • Skin health
  • Tumor control

Supplier Share Analysis

Outlook and Forecast

Report Benefits

This report serves as an excellent resource for manufacturers and suppliers of nutraceutical active ingredients. Specifically, it assists subscribers by providing:

  • A highly reliable and independent assessment of the nutraceutical actives market in the two key regional markets
  • An appraisal of market trends and supply and demand drivers
  • Identification of key growth areas in functional product categories

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