Personal Care and Cosmetics Ingredients:

Traditional and innovative cosmetics ingredients (such as actives, emollients, antioxidants, antimicrobials, color additives, dyes, UV filters, functional ingredients, botanical extracts, preservatives, etc.), packaging/repackaging services, private labeling, custom formulations, etc.

Personal care products include skin care products, bath and shower products, sun care and color cosmetics, and various other products which are used for personal hygiene and beautification. A broad range of chemicals are engineered for use in personal care products to achieve desired traits by enhancing or changing the appearance or odors of the human body and to help boost product performance.

Commonly used chemicals include, but are not limited to, emollients & moisturizers, rheology modifiers, preservatives, antioxidants, antimicrobials, solvents, flavors, fragrances, botanicals, color additives, dyes, pH adjusters, various kinds of surfactants and surfactant blends, emulsifiers, polymers, cosmetic active ingredients, pigments, UV filters, silicones, thickeners, protein products, lipid layer enhancers, and various other specialty additives.

The global personal care chemicals and ingredients market has demonstrated rapid growth in the past decade and this growth is not expected to slack in the next decade. The growth is driven by the increasing demand of various applications of personal care ingredients such as hair care, skin care, oral care, and others, with the skin care segment being the largest application for these Ingredients. Influential trends in this industry include growing consumer preferences for more environment-friendly and sustainably produced ingredients, advocacy against animal testing, and increasing demand for specialized premium personal care solutions.

Key global players in the personal care and cosmetic ingredients space include Ashland, Croda International, BASF, Dow Chemical, Solvay, Stepan Company, DuPont, AkzoNobel, Wacker Chemie, Evonik, Innospec, Clariant, and Lonza Group among others. Importers and exporters of personal care ingredients, contract manufacturers of personal care products, and specialty service providers (labs, custom formulators, etc.) form important components of the personal care ingredients supply chain.

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