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Isopropyl Myristate Market - By Form (Solid, Liquid), By Purity (Low, Medium, High), By Application (Skincare products, Haircare products, Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical formulations, Industrial Applications) & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6377
  • Published Date: Aug 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Isopropyl Myristate Market Size

Isopropyl Myristate Market size was valued at around USD 70.7 million in 2022 and will grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2023 to 2032. IPM is widely used in the personal care and cosmetics industry as an emollient, lubricant, and thickening agent. It helps improve the texture and spreadability of creams, lotions, and other cosmetic products. The growth in the cosmetics and personal care sector contributes significantly to the demand for IPM. IPM is employed as a lubricant and solvent in various industrial processes, including the manufacturing of plastics, resins, and waxes. The growth of industrial sectors can impact the demand for IPM.

Isopropyl Myristate Market

IPM is utilized in various pharmaceutical formulations, such as creams, ointments, and topical gels, due to its excellent solubility and skin penetration properties. The expanding pharmaceutical industry, driven by increasing healthcare needs and research, leads to a rise in IPM demand.

The availability and pricing of raw materials used in the production of IPM can impact its overall cost. Fluctuations in raw material prices or shortages can put pressure on manufacturers, affecting the stability and profitability of the IPM market. Like many chemicals, IPM may be subject to environmental and regulatory scrutiny. The IPM market faces competition from other esters and alternative ingredients that offer similar functionalities in personal care, pharmaceutical, and industrial applications. Thus, the high-end pricing and risks associated with Isopropyl myristate may drive down the acceptance rate, further hampering the business growth.

COVID-19 Impact

The personal care, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical industries, which are significant consumers of IPM, were impacted by the pandemic. Lockdowns, social distancing measures, and economic uncertainty led to reduced consumer spending on non-essential products, resulting in lower demand for IPM-containing products. Thus, the reduced number of COVID-19 cases and implementation of subsequent strategies by government and non-government organizations is anticipated to drive the business expansion in the upcoming years.

Isopropyl Myristate Market Trends

Consumers were showing a preference for lightweight and non-greasy formulations in skincare and personal care products. IPM's light texture and non-greasy feel made it appealing for such formulations.  The growing middle-class population and rising disposable incomes in emerging markets led to an increased demand for personal care and cosmetic products, positively impacting the demand for IPM. Manufacturers and researchers were exploring new applications for IPM beyond its traditional uses. Thus, the growing prevalence is expected to expedite the isopropyl myristate industry trends.

Isopropyl Myristate Market Analysis

Isopropyl Myristate Market Size, By Form,

Based on form, the isopropyl myristate market is segmented as liquid and solid. Liquid held a majority market value of USD 45.2 million in 2022. Liquid IPM is widely used in personal care products like lotions, creams, and makeup products due to its excellent emollient and lubricating properties. Liquid IPM is used as a solvent and carrier in various pharmaceutical formulations, including topical creams and gels. Moreover, an increasing usage will further accelerate the segmental growth.

Isopropyl Myristate Market Revenue Share, By Purity,

Based on purity, the isopropyl myristate market is segmented as high, medium, low. High purity held a dominant market share of around 40% in 2022 and is expected to grow at a lucrative pace by 2032. High purity IPM is preferred in pharmaceutical applications, especially in drug formulations and topical preparations. Its high quality and low impurities make it suitable for use in sensitive medical products.

Based on application, the market is segmented as skincare products, haircare products, cosmetics, pharmaceutical formulations, industrial applications. Pharmaceutical formulations held a dominant market share in 2022 and is anticipated to grow significantly through 2032. IPM's ability to act as a solubilizer and enhance the penetration of active ingredients makes it suitable for use in topical pharmaceutical formulations such as creams, ointments, and gels. Thus, the high-quality services and growing usage of isopropyl myristate are anticipated to expedite the business growth.

U.S. Isopropyl Myristate Market Size,

U.S. dominated the North American region with majority isopropyl myristate market share and a revenue of USD 17 million in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at a significant pace from 2023-2032. North America has a well-established personal care and cosmetics industry with a highly aware and discerning consumer base. The demand for premium skincare and cosmetic products, which often contain IPM as an ingredient, contributes to the overall demand for IPM in this region.

Isopropyl Myristate Market Share

Some of the major market players operating in the Isopropyl myristate market are:

  •  Croda International Plc
  •  Stearinerie Dubois
  •  Oleon NV
  •  KLK Oleo Group
  • Acme-Hardesty Co
  •  The Lubrizol Corporation
  •  Vantage Specialty Ingredients
  •  Univar Solutions Inc.
  •  McKinley Resources
  • Sino Lion (USA)
  •  A&A Fratelli Parodi Spa
  •  Alzo International Inc
  •  Isca UK Ltd
  •  Desert Whale Jojoba Company

These players focus on strategic partnerships, new product launch & commercialization for market expansion. Furthermore, these players are heavily investing in research that allows them to introduce innovative products and garner maximum revenue in the market.

Isopropyl Myristate Industry News:

  • In May 2022, BASF SE launched Kollicream® IPM. It is an oil component with low fatty character and high spreadability which used in baby care & cleansing-, after sun-, color care-, body & face care- and sun protection products.

Isopropyl myristate market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million & Units from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Form

  • Liquid
  • Solid

By Application

  • High
  • Medium
  • Low

By End-use

  • Skincare products
  • Haircare products
  • Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceutical formulations
  • Industrial applications

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

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


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for isopropyl myristate was valued at around USD 70.7 million in 2022 and is estimated to reach more than USD 146 million by the end of 2032.

Liquid segment held a majority isopropyl myristate industry value of USD 45.2 million in 2022 as liquid IPM is widely used in personal care products like lotions, creams, and makeup products due to its excellent emollient and lubricating properties.

U.S. IPM market share was worth USD 17 million in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at a significant pace from 2023-2032, owing to the high demand for premium skincare and cosmetic products, which often contain IPM as an ingredient.

BASF SE, Croda International Plc, Stearinerie Dubois, Oleon NV, KLK Oleo Group, Acme-Hardesty Co., The Lubrizol Corporation, Vantage Specialty Ingredients, Inc., Univar Solutions Inc., and McKinley Resources, Inc. among others.

Isopropyl Myristate Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 191
  • Countries covered: 22
  • Pages: 150
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