Cosmetics Preservatives Market Report Size & Industry Trends 2030

Coverage: Cosmetic Preservatives Market covers analysis By Category (Natural and Synthetic), Product Type (Paraben, Formaldehyde Donors, Phenol Derivatives, Alcohol, Quaternary Compounds, and Others), Application (Hair Care, Skin Care, Baby Products, Toiletries, Fragrances and Perfumes, and Others), and Geography

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The cosmetic preservatives market size is expected to grow from US$ 404 million in 2022 to US$ 655 million by 2030; it is estimated to register a CAGR of 6.2% from 2022 to 2030.

Market Insights and Analyst View:

Preservatives are substances used in cosmetics in order to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and mold. Cosmetic products require preservation against microbial contamination to guarantee consumer safety and also to increase their shelf-life. Manufacturers of cosmetic products use different methods to prevent microbial contamination without affecting the properties of the product itself.  Various synthetic and natural preservatives are used for the cosmetic products. The cosmetic preservatives market is segmented based on product type into paraben, formaldehyde donors, phenol derivatives, alcohol, quaternary compounds, and others. Parabens such as methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, ethylparaben, and isobutylparaben help to safeguard against fungi and some bacteria. Preservatives are important components of cosmetic formulations that provide various benefits, ensuring the quality, safety, and efficacy of the products. Some of the key benefits of cosmetic preservatives are extending product shelf life, preventing microorganism growth, ensuring product safety for consumers, and maintaining product quality. The use of preservatives in cosmetic products helps preserve the quality and performance of the products. They also prevent spoilage and maintain the products' desired texture, appearance, and fragrance.  Cosmetic formulations contain water, oils, and other ingredients that are susceptible to degradation or rancidity when exposed to microorganisms. Preservatives help preserve the freshness and stability of the products and also ensure that consumers receive consistent quality and effective performance.  The presence of preservatives in cosmetic products helps minimize the risk of harmful microorganisms that may cause infections or allergic reactions when applied to the skin, eyes, and other body part.

Growth Drivers and Challenges:

The major factor driving the cosmetic preservatives market size is the strong growth of the cosmetics industry globally.  Factors such as people's rising standard of living, increasing purchasing power, and rising demand for premium cosmetic products are driving the growth of the cosmetics industry. Urbanization and technological improvements have paved the way for access to different global brands. In recent years, there has been a growth in the use of different cosmetic products in men's and women's daily routines. Moreover, manufacturers are focusing on product branding, advertising, and new product launch strategies to increase the sales of cosmetics products. These factors are contributing to the strong growth of the cosmetics industry. Further, The US is one of the world's largest beauty markets and is home to some of the biggest cosmetics companies worldwide. The cosmetic industry in France is robust and is one of the few sectors in which France is a global leader. French cosmetic products are sold in over 200 countries, and the cosmetics companies from France continued to increase market shares worldwide, especially in emerging countries.  Germany is also one of Europe's largest markets for beauty products. Further, the cosmetics industry in India is headed for a major boom in sales owing to social media marketing, rising digitization, and the advent of e-commerce beauty platforms. Moreover, in India, improving socio-economic standards and large-scale development of digital and manufacturing sectors are resulting in an increasing demand for cosmetic products. The cosmetics industry is growing faster, with more and more consumers buying personal care and beauty products. Hence, the strong growth of the cosmetic industry in different countries globally is driving the cosmetic preservatives market growth.

However, various disadvantages of synthetic cosmetic preservatives and the high cost of natural cosmetic preservatives are expected to hamper the market growth during the studied period. Synthetic cosmetic preservatives are often petroleum-based. Few consumers find them irritating to the skin, and they may require a narrow pH range to be effective. Further, natural preservatives are novel in the industry, and huge investments are made in the research and development of these ingredients. Hence, the cost of these ingredients is high.

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Cosmetic Preservatives Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 404 million in 2022
Market Size Value byUS$ 655 million by 2030
Growth rateCAGR of 6.2% from 2022 to 2030
Forecast Period2022-2030
Base Year2022
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Report Segmentation and Scope:

The "Global Cosmetic Preservatives Market" is segmented based on category, product type, application, and geography. Based on category, the market is segmented into natural and synthetic. The market is segmented based on product type into paraben, formaldehyde donors, phenol derivatives, alcohol, quaternary compounds, and others. The market is segmented based on application into hair care, skin care, baby products, toiletries, fragrances and perfumes, and others. The market, based on geography is segmented into North America (US, Canada, and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, Italy, UK, Russia, and Rest of Europe), Asia Pacific (Australia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, and Rest of Asia Pacific), Middle East & Africa (South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Rest of Middle East & Africa), and South & Central America (Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of South & Central America)

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Segmental Analysis:

Based on category, the market is segmented into natural and synthetic. The natural segment held a significant cosmetic preservatives market share and is expected to register significant growth over the studied period. The consumer demand for natural ingredients in various cosmetic products is increasing. As a result, various manufacturers are replacing synthetic cosmetic preservatives with natural preservatives. Natural preservatives are highly preferred by manufacturers of cosmetic products over traditional preservatives such as parabens, formaldehyde donors, and others. Further, the increased use of cosmetic products and the high demand for male cosmetic products are also positively impacting the demand for natural preservatives in the cosmetics market.

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Regional Analysis:

Based on geography, the cosmetic preservatives market is divided into five key regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South & Central America, and Middle East & Africa. The Asia Pacific region holds a significant share of the global market. The market is growing in the Asia Pacific region due to people's increasing purchasing power and the strong growth of e-commerce platforms and the cosmetics industry. Moreover, the rising demand for natural ingredients is also boosting the demand for natural cosmetic preservatives.

Industry Developments and Future Opportunities:

Various initiatives taken by the key players operating in the cosmetic preservatives market are listed below:

  • In January 2019, Symrise launched a new preservative for cosmetics and personal care. The company launched its first benzyl alcohol-based preservative blend with the added power of SymSave H, SymOcide BHO. The newly launched product effectively protects cosmetics from undesired microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria while being safe for consumers.
  • In 2018, schülke launched new cosmetic preservative. The company has developed a new, highly effective cosmetic preservative through the optimally harmonized and patented triple combination of proven and new innovative ingredients.
  • In August 2022, Pilot Chemical Company announced a new product that is a broad-spectrum cosmetic preservative called Enhansys CPH. The new product Enhansys CPH preservative is a >99% active, cGMP-grade Chlorphenesin in a fine crystalline powder form that is suitable for use in a variety of rinse-off and leave-on personal care formulations.
  • In July 2020, Codex Beauty secured new patents for natural preservatives and soothing. The brand will license its preservative for skin, hair, and nails.
  • In January 2021, Emerald Kalama Chemical introduced Kalama Sodium Benzoate Liquid to its portfolio. The ingredient is an effective preservative that incorporates the company's high-quality sodium benzoate NF/FCC into a new solution-in-water form.
  • In 2020, Ashland launched a cosmetic preservative enhancer derived from raspberry. The newly launched product Phyteq Raspberry is a multifunctional preservative enhancer to protect cosmetics from deterioration.
  • In August 2022, Brenntag Specialties expanded its collaboration with preservatives producer ISCA. ISCA is a manufacturer and distributor of specialty chemicals focused on preservatives for the cosmetics industry.

Covid-19 Impact: 

The COVID-19 pandemic affected almost all industries in various countries. Lockdowns, travel restrictions, and business shutdowns in regions such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South & Central America, and the Middle East & Africa hampered the growth of several industries, including the chemicals and materials industry. The shutdown of manufacturing units of companies disturbed global supply chains, manufacturing activities, and delivery schedules. Various companies witnessed delays in product deliveries and a slump in sales of their products in 2020. The negative impact of the pandemic on various segments negatively impacted the cosmetic preservatives market growth. The cost of cosmetic preservatives increased due to the shortage in the supply of high-quality products. The pandemic has negatively impacted the sales of different cosmetic products, thus negatively impacting the consumption of different cosmetic preservatives. On the other, online sales of cosmetic products increased during the pandemic. This has positively impacted the market growth. However, various industries, including the cosmetics industry, are coming on track after supply constraints affecting these industries are gradually being resolved. Moreover, the rising demand for cosmetic preservatives is substantially promoting the growth of the cosmetic preservatives market.  

Competitive Landscape and Key Companies:

A few players operating in the global cosmetic preservatives market include BASF SE, Arkema, Symrise, CLARIANT, International Flavors and Fragrances Inc., Evonik, Chemipol, Sharon Laboratories, Pilot Chemical Company, and Ashland Group Holding Inc. Players operating in the market focus on providing high-quality products to fulfill customer demand. Players operating in the market also focus on adopting various strategies such as investment in research and development activities, new product launches, collaborations, and partnerships in order to stay competitive in the market.

Report Coverage
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Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
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Category, Product Type, Application, and Geography

Regional Scope
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North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

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The List of Companies

1. Akema Srl
2. Ashland Global Specialty Chemicals Inc.
4. Chemipol
5. Clariant AG
6. Cosphatec GmbH
7. Lonza Group AG
8. Quimidroga
9. Symrise AG
10. The Dow Chemical Company

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