Report Description

Cosmetic chemicals are the basic ingredients of personal care products such as shampoos, conditioners, skin care creams and lotions, body care lotions, sunscreen lotions, anti-aging products and make-up cosmetics. The cosmetic ingredients market is categorized into Surfactants, Emollients, Conditioning Polymers, UV Absorbers and various other categories, with each ingredient offering a different functionality to cosmetic products. Cosmetic ingredients in India are manufactured and distributed by various domestic players as well as multinational companies. Huge investments have been made into the sector over the last five years due to growing demand for personal care products in India. Several research and technological developments to enhance the use of natural products with multifunctional benefits is driving the demand for high performance cosmetic ingredients in the country. 

According to “India Cosmetic Chemicals Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019”, the personal care ingredients market in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of about 10% during 2014-19. Increasing disposable income and influence of western lifestyle have been significantly driving the demand for personal care products in the country. Growing demand for high performance products with multifunctional properties ranging from anti-wrinkle to smoothening and sun protection are expected to further boost the cosmetic chemicals market. Indian cosmetic chemicals market is forecast to expand considerably over the next five years as major manufacturers like BASF and Galaxy Surfactants are planning to increase their manufacturing capacities in India in addition to huge planned investments in R&D from end user personal care companies like L’Oreal. “India Cosmetic Chemicals Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019” report elaborates following aspects related to personal care chemicals industry in India:
  • India Cosmetic Chemicals Market Size, Share & Forecast
  • Segmental Analysis: Surfactants, Conditioning Polymers, Emollients, Rheology Modifiers, UV Absorbers, Etc.
  • Regional Analysis
  • Changing Market Trends and Developments
  • Strategic Recommendations and Competitive Landscape
Why You Should Buy This Report?
  • To gain an in-depth understanding of cosmetic chemicals market in India
  • To identify the on-going trends and anticipated growth in the coming years
  • To help industry consultants, cosmetic chemical manufacturers and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies
  • To obtain research-based business decisions and add weight to presentations and marketing materials
  • To gain competitive knowledge of leading players
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Report Methodology 

The information contained in this report is based upon both primary and secondary sources. Primary research included surveys with cosmetic chemicalsuppliers and industry experts. Secondary research included an exhaustive search of relevant publications like company annual reports, financial reports and proprietary databases.

Table of content

1.     Research Methodology

2.     Analyst Briefing

3.     India Chemicals Sector Overview  

4.     India Personal Care Market Overview        

5.     India Personal Care Chemicals Market Outlook

5.1.   Market Size and Forecast

5.1.1. By Value

5.2.   Market Share and Forecast

5.2.1. By Type

5.2.2. By Region

6.     India Cosmetic Chemicals Segmental Analysis

6.1.   India Cosmetic Surfactants Market

6.1.1. By Value

6.1.2. By Type

6.2.   India Cosmetic Conditioning Polymers Market

6.2.1. By Value

6.3.   India Cosmetic Emollients Market

6.3.1. By Value

6.3.2. By Type

6.4.   India Rheology Control Agents Market

6.4.1. By Value

6.5.   India Antimicrobial Agents Market

6.5.1. By Value

6.6.   India Hair Fixative Polymer Market

6.6.1. By Value

6.7.   India UV Absorbers Market

6.7.1. By Value

7.     India Personal Care Chemicals Market Strategy

8.     India Personal Care Chemicals - Technological Advancements

9.     Drivers and Challenges

10.  India Cosmetic Chemicals Market Trends & Developments


10.2.Male Grooming Market

10.3.Aging Cosmetics & Related Demographic Trends

10.4.Natural Cosmetics Ingredients

11.  India Economic Profile

12.  Competitive Landscape

12.1.Akzo Nobel India Limited

12.2.Ashland India Private Limited

12.3.Solvay S.A.

12.4.BASF India Limited

12.5.Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited

12.6.Galaxy Surfactants Limited

12.7.Huntsman Corporation

13.  Strategic Recommendations

Figures and Tables

List of Figures


Figure 1: India Chemicals Market, By Segment, By Value, 2013, (USD Billion)

Figure 2: India Personal Care Market, By Share, By Value, 2013, (USD Billion)

Figure 3: Personal Care Ingredients, By Types

Figure 4: India Personal Care Chemicals Market, By Value, 2009-19F, (USD Million)

Figure 5: Per Capita Expenditure on Cosmetics, By Value, 2013

Figure 6: India Personal Care Sales, Urban-Rural Penetration, 2013

Figure 7: Personal Care Ingredients Share, (Active and Inactive), By Volume, 2012

Figure 8: India Personal Care Chemicals Market Share, By Segment, By Value, 2013

Figure 9: India Personal Care Chemicals Market Share, By Segment, By Value, 2019F

Figure 10: India Personal Care Ingredients Market, By Region, By Volume, 2013

Figure 11: PCPIRs in India: Funds and Provisions, 2010

Figure 12: India Surfactants Market Size, By Value, 2009-2019F, (USD Million)

Figure 13: India Surfactants Market Share, By Type, By Volume, 2013

Figure 14: India Conditioning Polymers Market Size, By Value, 2009-2019F, (USD Million)

Figure 15: India Emollients Market Size, By Value, 2009-2019F, (USD Million)

Figure 15: India Emollients Market, By Share, By Volume, 2013

Figure 16: India Rheology Control Agents Market Size, By Value, 2009-2019F, (USD Million)

Figure 17: India Antimicrobial Agents Market Size, By Value, 2009-2019F, (USD Million)

Figure 18: India Hair Fixative Polymer Market Size, By Value, 2009-2019F, (USD Million)

Figure 19: India UV Absorbers Market Size, By Value, 2009-2019F, (USD Million)

Figure 20: Global Sun Care Cosmetic Products Sales Share, By Type, 2013

Figure 21: Akzo Nobel, Profit Before Tax and Profit After Tax, FY12-13

Figure 22: Akzo Nobel, Financial Details, FY12-13

Figure 23: Rhodia Specialty Chemicals, PBT and PAT, 2012-13, (USD Million)

Figure 24: BASF India Limited, Segmental Revenue Share, 2012 & 2013, (USD Million)

Figure 25: Clariant Chemicals India Limited, Sales, 2012 & 13, (USD Million)

Figure 26: Huntsman International, Revenue Share, By Segment, 2012 


List of Tables


Table 1: Technological Advancements in Personal Care Products

Table 2: Men Care Cosmetic Ingredients and Products Map

Table 3: Anti-Aging Cosmetic Product Map

Table 4: Natural Cosmetic Ingredients Product Map

Table 5: Personal Care Industry Sustainability Goals, 2012

Table 6: Rhodia Specialty Chemicals, Financial Details, FY12-13, (USD Million)

     Table 7: BASF India Limited, Financial Details, 2012 & 2013, (USD Million)

Frequently asked questions






Sakshi Bajaal

Principal Consultant
Press Release

Cosmetic Chemicals Market in India to Grow due to Increasing Demand for Multifunctional Products

Dec, 2015

Surging demand for high performance, multi-functionality personal care products coupled with growth in male grooming segment to drive cosmetic ingredients market in India