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Cosmetic Preservatives Market - By Product (Natural/ Organic Preservatives, Synthetic/ Chemical Preservatives), By Application (Hair Care, Skin Care, Toiletries, Fragrances and Perfumes, Baby Products) & Forecast, 2022-2028

  • Report ID: GMI1279
  • Published Date: Mar 2022
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Cosmetic Preservatives Market Size

Cosmetic preservatives market size exceeded USD 980 million, in 2021 and is estimated to grow at over 8% CAGR between 2022 and 2028. Rise in demand for premium cosmetics has led to incorporation of sophisticated preservatives which should contribute towards the overall market growth.

Cosmetic Preservatives Market

Cosmetic preservatives are used to prevent variations and decay caused by microorganisms and contamination during formulation, shipment, storage, or consumer use. Antioxidants can also be used to protect cosmetic alteration caused by exposure to oxygen. Cosmetic preservatives are available in natural and synthetic products.

Microorganisms grow in water and tend to spoil cosmetic products, but natural ingredients such as organic acid prevent their growth. The organic acids such as acetic, ascorbic, and malic acid are used to inhibit the growth of micro-organisms and prevents decay of the cosmetic products. Synthetic preservatives are highly effective against a large microbial spectrum along with its effectiveness in oil based and water-based formulations.

Growing incorporation of preservatives in cosmetic for upgrading quality of a product is likely to drive cosmetic preservative market statistics. Rise in demand for multifunctional cosmetics has led to incorporation of sophisticated preservatives which may favour the market size. Supporting government policies is likely to act as effective tool to educate consumer pertaining to preservatives content and their benefits thereby increasing consumer adoption.

Increasing consumer awareness and inclination towards cosmetic preservatives owing to its ability to safeguard the cosmetics for a longer time may positively influence product demand. Easy availability of natural and synthetic cosmetic preservatives should boost product demand. Increasing product adoption in hair care owing to various benefits such as maintaining product freshness during the long span between the time of manufacture and the time the customer finishes using the product may contribute towards industry expansion.

Cosmetic Preservatives Market Analysis

Global Natural Cosmetic Preservatives Market

Global natural cosmetic preservatives market is expected to surpass USD 640 million by 2028, owing to rising incorporation of natural ingredients in cosmetic formulations. Availability of natural alternatives over synthetic preservatives supported by increasing consumer awareness towards the harmful nature of chemical ingredients should have positive influence on product demand.

Rising concern among consumers regarding synthetic chemicals pertaining to product safety along with their carcinogenic nature has promoted use of natural & organic alternatives which may favour industry statistics. Natural preservatives ingredients generally used in cosmetic formulations include antioxidants like tocopherol & ascorbic acid, essential oils, organic acids, and plant extracts. Rising acceptance of novel ingredients along with technological advancements in natural preservatives extraction techniques should drive the product adoption.

Increasing consumer focus on use of clean and organic label products is anticipated to proliferate natural cosmetic preservatives industry growth. The rich composition of modern liquid cosmetic formulations is exposed to bacterial skin flora which provides them ideal environment for microbial growth. Essential oils such as thyme, neem, orange, rosemary, clove and lavender exhibit antifungal and anti-bacterial activity which helps in balancing product shelf life and prevents microbial growth.

Organic acids have widespread usage mainly in water-based formulations for preventing the growth of fungal microorganisms. Sorbic acid prevent and retards the growth and reproduction of microorganisms, thus protecting cosmetic and personal care products. Stringent regulatory norms pertaining to the limited use of synthetic preservatives is further anticipated to drive the natural preservatives demand.

Global Cosmetic Preservatives Market, By Skincare Application

Global cosmetic preservatives market from skincare applications is anticipated to surpass USD 640 million by 2028, growing at a CAGR of over 9%. Cosmetic preservatives such as parabens, organic acids, essential oils, natural antioxidants, and plant extracts are commonly used in skin care preparations. These compounds help in maintaining product stability, appearance, and quality throughout the shelf life.

Growing demand for functional cosmetics which include sun care and anti-ageing products should propel the industry forecasts. Antioxidants such as vitamin E, ascorbic acid, and essential oil play vital role in preventing oxidation of oil base formulations and active ingredients, thus driving product demand.

Increasing demand for skin care products such as body lotions, sunscreens, and moisturizers owing to rising consumer preference towards achieving youthful skin is anticipated to drive business landscape. Consumers are becoming more aware about skin protection from harmful sunrays and anti-aging skincare products which is driving the demand for skincare products. These factors are anticipated to propel product demand for skincare application thus boosting the overall market statistics.

Rising awareness about the benefits of using skin care products along with growing e-commerce sector should boost product demand for manufacturing of skin care products thus contributing to market expansion. Moreover, growing consumer inclination towards the purchase of cosmetic products with natural ingredients should further propel product demand for skincare application.

North America Cosmetic Preservatives Market

North America cosmetic preservatives market size exceeded USD 260 million in 2021 and is estimated to witness a CAGR of over 8% owing to increasing preference for vegan, natural and organic beauty products. High demand for organic beauty products to mitigate negative effects of sun, dust, harmful ingredients should boost regional demand for natural cosmetic preservatives.

Changing lifestyle of people along with expanding FMCG sector in North America is driving the toiletries product sales which in turn should favour overall business scenario. Growing research and development activities have led to production of variety of soaps, and other toiletries products which will fuel regional market share.

In North America, consumer focus is increasing towards organic, natural, and herbal cosmetic products which should foster product demand for cosmetic manufacturing. Social media and digital media are one of the key factors driving the regional cosmetic industry. Also, FDA regulation for the use of organic ingredients in cosmetics should augment natural cosmetic preservatives demand. The Asia Pacific cosmetics preservatives industry is estimated to grow at over 8 % CAGR in the coming years owing to the superior demand for aromatic & natural preservatives and increasing awareness of the potential benefits of essential oils.

The Asia Pacific cosmetics preservatives industry is estimated to grow at over 8 % CAGR in the coming years owing to the superior demand for aromatic & natural preservatives and increasing awareness of the potential benefits of essential oils.

The Asia Pacific cosmetics preservatives industry is estimated to grow at over 8 % CAGR in the coming years owing to the superior demand for aromatic & natural preservatives and increasing awareness of the potential benefits of essential oils.

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated brands towards sustainable supply chains which is anticipated to boost natural cosmetic preservatives demand. However, the chemical ingredients are more cost-effective as compared to natural cosmetic preservatives which may propel the growth of synthetic cosmetic preservatives demand.

Cosmetic Preservatives Market Share

Global cosmetic preservatives market is competitive, and key players include

  • Lonza, Ashland
  • Arkema fine chemicals
  • BASF
  • DuPont de Nemours
  • Sharon Laboratories
  • Symrise AG
  • Thor Group Ltd
  • Chemipol
  • Salicylate and chemical Pvt Ltd.
  • Dadia Chemical Industries

They are also showing keen interest in the market with adoption of strategies such as mergers & acquisitions, partnerships, product launch for many of the end use applications such as baby products, fragrances & perfumes, skincare, and haircare products.

In November 2020, Chemipol launched a new product range under SENSICARE C 2060 brand which offers antimicrobial properties used to protect cosmetic formulations. This launch aims to enhance the company’s product portfolio to meet growing demand for cosmetic formulations.

The cosmetic preservatives market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue in USD (Million) from 2017 to 2028 for the following segments:

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By Product

  • Natural/Organic Preservative 
    • Plant & Herbal Extracts
    • Essential Oil
    • Natural Antioxidant
    • Organic Acid
  • Synthetic/Chemical preservative 
    • Parabens
    • Formaldehyde Releasers
    • Alcohol
    • Phenol Derivatives
    • Quaternary Ammonia Compounds
    • Others

By Application

  • Hair care
  • Skin care
  • Toiletries
  • Fragrances and Perfumes
  • Baby Products
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Thailand
    • Malaysia
    • Australia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global cosmetic preservatives market share had crossed USD 980 million in 2021 and is poised to record an 8% CAGR between 2022 and 2028 driven by the escalating need for premium cosmetics and sophisticated preservatives worldwide.

Natural/ organic and synthetic/chemical are the two well-known preservatives employed in cosmetics. The demand for natural cosmetic preservatives is likely to cross USD 640 million by 2028 with higher adoption in cosmetic formulations.

The cosmetic preservatives industry revenue from skincare applications will surpass USD 640 million by 2028 impelled by the increasing usage of parabens, organic acids, essential oils, natural antioxidants, and plant extracts in skincare preparations.

The cosmetic preservatives industry was worth USD 260 million in North America in 2021 and is anticipated to strike a CAGR of more than 8% through 2028 due to the higher acceptance of vegan, natural and organic beauty products in the region.

Cosmetic Preservatives Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2021
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 328
  • Countries covered: 19
  • Pages: 280
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