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Premium Opportunities for US Cosmetic Chemical Manufacturers

Chemicals | Nov, 2017

Product Overview:

Cosmetic chemicals such as surfactants, emollients, etc. are used in diverse personal care product formulations that comprise various physical and functional ingredients. Cosmetic chemicals largely find application in various cosmetics and toiletries such as shampoos, hair conditioners and gels, creams and lotions, make-up cosmetics and sun protection products. The increasing geriatric as well as infant population apart from expanding female population base are anticipated to boost the Global Cosmetic Chemicals Market.

Country Insights:

High penetration rate of global brands, burgeoning demand for natural cosmetics, growth in working women population and increasing number of beauty clinics are aiding United States Cosmetics Market. Owing to the increasing per capita expenditure on personal appearance, strong regulatory framework and growth in beauty and cosmetics market, the United States Cosmetic Chemicals Market is anticipated to witness unabated growth through 2026. 

Rising Trend of Natural and Organic Cosmetics:

Cosmetic chemical manufacturers are using innovative bio-based high-performance products to address the growing demand for anti-aging, anti-wrinkle and sun protection products. Increasing number of skin related problems caused due to the presence of chemical ingredients in cosmetics and growing awareness about diseases such as conjunctivitis, keratitis and Stye, which are caused due to cosmetics is driving the demand for organic cosmetic products in the United States. As a result, the rising preference for biological cosmetic products among the women and youth to look good is augmenting the consumption of organic cosmetics is US, thereby escalating the demand for green cosmetic chemicals as well.

United States Organic Cosmetics Market Size, By Value, 2011, 2016 & 2021F (USD Billion)

Source: TechSci Research Estimates

For instance, in 2017, the US manufacturer, Revlon commercialized the green soy microbead technology as a substitute to plastic microbeads for utilization in the nation’s growing cosmetics industry.

§  International Beauty Giants are Acquiring US Market Players to Expand Reach:

The major personal care & beauty product manufacturers are keen on diversifying their product portfolios, which is resulting in increasing M&A activities in the region.

Partial List of Major M&A in US Beauty & Personal Care Market, As of 2017

Parent Company

Acquired company



L’Oreal SA

IT Cosmetics

$1.2 billion


L’Oreal SA

CeraVe, AcneFree and Ambi

$1.3 Billion


Bellami LLC

Mirabella Cosmetics LLP and Lipland LLP




Elizabeth Arden

$870 Million



Seventh Generation, Inc.




Dollar Shave Club

$1 billion






Johnson & Johnson

Vogue International

$3.3 billion



                                                                                                                                     Source: TechSci Research 

§  Rising Expansions in US Cosmetic Chemicals Market:

With the aggressively increasing demand for high-performance and advanced beauty products in the United States, several cosmetic chemical manufacturers are planning to expand their footprint in the industry. For instance;

Ø  Cosmetic Solutions which is providing customized skincare formulations for the US market is planning to add more than 25,000 square feet to its factory and head office in Florida, during 2017.

Ø  The UK based company, Green Biologics is also planning to diversify and expand biotech cosmetic ingredients portfolio in the United States. The company has reportedly partnered with Acme-Hardesty in 2017 to develop and manufacture fully biological versions of n-butyl and isopropyl esters at their operating plants in US.

Ø  The renowned Shin-Etsu Chemical is going to invest USD21.3 million on plant expansion of Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc., to serve the US cosmetics industry.


In conclusion, the Global Cosmetic Chemicals market is projected to surpass USD34 Billion by the end of 2026, showcasing a healthy growth during the forecast period. The growth in the global cosmetic chemicals market can be attributed to the rapid rise in ageing population as well as working females worldwide. The increasing consumer spending on the skin care cosmeceuticals and anti-ageing products is driving the global cosmetic chemicals market. Moreover, increasing awareness and acceptance of natural ingredients based organic cosmetics is expected to augment the overall consumption of cosmetic chemicals globally. Furthermore, penetration of advanced nanotechnology in personal care industry would emerge as a positive growth trend for global cosmetic chemicals market over the span of next 9 years.

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