MENA/G.C.C./China Cosmetics and Personal Care Ingredients Market – Forecast till 2023


The cosmetics and personal care ingredients market is projected to reach USD 2,209.5 million in 2023 with a CAGR of 5.5%.



MENA/G.C.C./China Cosmetics and Personal Care Ingredients Market Overview

Chemicals are an integral part of the cosmetic and personal care industry, a wide range of chemicals are consumer across this industry globally.

According to the properties and functions of these chemicals, it is consumed for manufacturing of different types of products such as surfactants, emulsifiers, emollients, and rheology modifiers to name some.

In processing of latter mentioned products, variety of chemical are consumed as raw materials such as tocopherol, dimethicone, parabens, titanium dioxide, sodium lauryl sulphate, sodium laureth sulphate, and formaldehyde among others, which are some of the most commonly used chemicals across the cosmetics and personal care industry.

The MENA/G.C.C./China cosmetic & personal care ingredient market is projected to grow at a moderate pace registering a CAGR of 5.5% during the review period. Market impetus factors associated with the regional demand for cosmetic & personal care ingredient chemicals in MENA, G.C.C., and China are the bolstering growth of personal care and cosmetic industry in the aforementioned regions.

For instance, China accounts for nearly 10% of revenue generated by the global personal care industry, and is anticipated to exhibit growth rate of ~8% over the forecast period, owing to the factors such as rapid urbanization, rise in disposable income and changing lifestyle of people among others. Also, substantial spending on cosmetics & personal care products in middle east to boost personal care ingredients market.

According to study, per capita spending on cosmetics and personal care products in the Middle East countries such as Saudi Arabia, UAE, and G.C.C. accounted for nearly USD 171, 335, and 240 respectively in 2015, and it is expected to increase substantially over the forecast period.

Furthermore, the female population in the Middle East accounts for nearly 49-50% of total Middle East population coupled with high level of purchasing power, the woman population in the Middle East region tend to spend hefty sum on cosmetic and personal care products.

However, various regulatory bodies active in the MENA, G.C.C., and China have imposed a stringent framework of regulations and compliance in order to ensure consumer safety. For instance, in 2013 Saudi Arabia Food & Drug Administration (SFDA) banned the use of eight shampoo brands in the market, owing to the presence of carcinogenic Dioxane, thus, hampering the growth of the market.


Source: MRFR Report

Regional Analysis

Geographically, the cosmetics & personal care ingredients market is fragmented among regions Middle East & North Africa, China and Gulf countries. Among all the regions China is estimated to be largest consumer of cosmetics & personal care ingredients owing to increasing demand of multi-functional ingredients, high demand of anti-aging products, and skin whitening products in cosmetics & personal care market.

In terms of type of cosmetics, the skincare products accounts for nearly 37% market share of the overall China’s Cosmetics & personal care products market, of which, the skin lighting products are the most attractive product among other products growing at a rapid pace registering double digit growth rate.

Thus, subsequent demand and healthy growth of cosmetics & personal care market in China has witnessed substantial demand for cosmetic chemicals in the region placing China as the top consumer and producer of cosmetic grade chemicals.

The Saudisation programme aimed at replacing the foreign workforce in Saudi Arabia by the Saudi nationals to eradicate unemployment from the country has led to more Saudi men joining the workforce. Thus, the increasing Saudi men in the workforce coupled with substantial spending on male centric grooming products will witness increasing demand for male centric cosmetics.


MENA/G.C.C./China Cosmetic & personal care ingredients market is majorly segmented on the basis of Type, End Use and Region. On Basis of Type, MENA/G.C.C./China cosmetic & personal care ingredients market is segmented into tocopherol, dimethicone, parabens, titanium dioxide, sodium lauryl sulphate, sodium laureth sulphate, formaldehyde, benzones, isopropyls, glycerols, others.

Based on end use, cosmetic & personal care ingredients is segmented into skincare, hair care, bath & shower, colour cosmetics, fragrance, others. Based on region market is divided into Middle East & North Africa, China and Gulf Countries including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, and UAE.

Key Players

Key players of the MENA/G.C.C./China Cosmetic & personal care ingredients market are Sabic, Artec Chemical Company Limited, Dongming Jujin Chemical Co., Ltd., Ittihad International Chemicals Trading LLC (IICT), Reza Chemical Industries (RCI) (REZA Investment Company Ltd.), Chemanol and DOGOIDE Group among others.

Geographic Analysis

The report covers brief analysis of geographical region such as:

• Middle East & North Africa

o Turkey

o Israel

o North Africa

o Rest of MENA

• G.C.C.

o Saudi Arabia

o Kuwait

o Oman

o Qatar

o Bahrain


• China

Key Findings

MENA/G.C.C./China cosmetic & personal care ingredients market is projected to reach USD 2,209.5 million in 2023 with a CAGR of 5.5%. China accounted for largest share due to easy availability of raw material, lower labor cost and increasing per capita spending on the cosmetics and personal care products in the country, increasing demand of multifunctional products leading to specialty ingredients demand boost.

China dominated the market accounting for 66% value share, followed by MENA and G.C.C. China is the fastest growing region in cosmetic & personal care ingredient chemicals market registering a CAGR of 5.89% during the review period.

Formaldehyde as an ingredient accounted for the largest market share in 2016 and is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period owing to its usage as preservatives and additives in personal care & cosmetic products.

Intended Audience

• Cosmetics & Personal Care manufacturers
• Traders and distributors of Cosmetics & Personal Care
• Production Process industries
• Potential investors
• Raw material suppliers
• Nationalized laboratory
DC –Description
• D alpha tocopherol
• Dimethicone lotion
• Dimethicone silicone
• Titanium oxide powder
• Titanium sunscreen
• Personal care products
• Formalin solution
• Organic sunscreen

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

1 Report Prologue
2 Market Introduction
2.1 Market Definition
2.2 Scope of the Study
2.2.1 Research Objectives
2.2.2 Assumptions
2.2.3 Limitations
2.3 Market Structure
3 Research Methodology
3.1 Research Process
3.2 Primary Research
3.3 Secondary Research
3.4 Market Size Estimation
3.5 Forecast Model
4 Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Bolstering Growth of Personal Care Industry in the Developing Nations
4.1.2 Dominance of Hair care, Skincare, Fragrance and Shower Products With Multi-functional Ingredients To Boost Personal Care Ingredients Market
4.1.3 Substantial Spending on Cosmetics & Personal Care Products in Middle East To Boost Personal Care Ingredients Market
4.1.4 Increasing Affinity Towards Skin Lightning & Colour Cosmetic Products Among the Youth Population To Augment Skincare Ingredients Demand
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 The overall market growth is hampered by increasing ban or restrictions on various ingredients
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Capacity Expansion and Migration Of Cosmetic Manufacturers In The  Middle East & Africa Market To Offer Lucrative Opportunities For Cosmetic Ingredient Manufactures
4.3.2 Increasing Prevalence of Male Centric Cosmetic Products Coupled With Robust Growth of Men Grooming Products Market
4.4 Trends
4.4.1 Growing Prominence of Halal certification cosmetic and personal care formulations in G.C.C. and MENA regions
4.4.2 Manufacturers continue to focus on multi-functionality as a product development
4.4.3 Increasing use of natural and green ingredients in global personal care and cosmetics industry
5 Market Factor Analysis
5.1 Supply Chain Analysis
5.1.1 Raw Material Suppliers
5.1.2 Cosmetics & Personal Care Ingredients Producers
5.1.3 Formulators
5.1.4 Personal care Products manufacturer
6 MENA, G.C.C., China Cosmetic & Personal Care Ingredients Market, By Type
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Middle East & North Africa
6.2.1 Introduction
6.2.2 Tocopherol
6.2.3 Parabens
6.2.4 Formaldehyde
6.2.5 Alcohols
6.2.6 Glycerol
6.3 Turkey
6.3.1 Tocopherol
6.3.2 Parabens
6.3.3 Formaldehyde
6.4 Israel
6.4.1 Tocopherol
6.4.2 Parabens
6.4.3 Formaldehyde
6.4.4 Alcohols
6.4.5 Glycerols
6.5 North Africa
6.5.1 Tocopherols
6.5.2 Parabens
6.5.3 Formaldehyde
6.5.4 Alcohols
6.5.5 Glycerols
6.6 Rest of MENA
6.6.1 Tocopherols
6.6.2 Parabens
6.6.3 Formaldehyde
6.6.4 Alcohols
6.6.5 Glycerols
6.7 G.C.C.
6.7.1 Introduction
6.7.2 Tocopherols
6.7.3 Parabens
6.7.4 Formaldehyde
6.7.5 Alcohols
6.7.6 Glycerols
6.7.7 Saudi Arabia
6.7.8 Kuwait
6.7.9 Oman
6.7.10 Qatar
6.7.11 Bahrain
6.7.12 UAE
6.8 China
6.8.1 Introduction
7 MENA, G.C.C., China Cosmetic & Personal Ingredients Market, By Application
7.1 Introduction
7.2 MENA
7.2.1 Turkey
7.2.2 Israel
7.2.3 North Africa
7.2.4 Rest of MENA
7.3 G.C.C.
7.3.1 Saudi Arabia
7.3.2 Kuwait
7.3.3 Oman
7.3.4 Qatar
7.3.5 Bahrain
7.3.6 UAE
7.4 China
8 MENA, G.C.C., China Cosmetic & Personal Care Ingredients Market, By Region
8.1 Introduction
8.2 MENA
8.3 G.C.C.
8.3.1 Introduction
8.4 China
8.4.1 Introduction
9 Company Landscape
9.1 Production Capacity
10 Company Profile
10.1 Introduction
10.2 SABIC
10.2.1 Company Overview
10.2.2 Product/Business Segment Overview
10.2.3 Financial Updates
10.2.4 Key Developments
10.3 Artec Chemical Company Limited
10.3.1 Company Overview
10.3.2 Product/Business Segment Overview
10.3.3 Financial Updates
10.3.4 Key Developments
10.4 Dongming Jujin Chemical Co., Ltd.
10.4.1 Company Overview
10.4.2 Product/Business Segment Overview
10.4.3 Financial Updates
10.4.4 Key Developments
10.5 Ittihad International Chemicals Trading LLC (IICT)
10.5.1 Company Overview
10.5.2 Product/Business Segment Overview
10.5.3 Financial Updates
10.5.4 Key Developments
10.6 Reza Chemical Industries (RCI) (REZA Investment Company Ltd.)
10.6.1 Company Overview
10.6.2 Product/Business Segment Overview
10.6.3 Financial Updates
10.6.4 Key Developments
10.7 Chemanol
10.7.1 Company Overview
10.7.2 Product/Business Segment Overview
10.7.3 Financial Updates
10.7.4 Key Developments
10.8 DOGOIDE Group
10.8.1 Company Overview
10.8.2 Product/Business Segment Overview
10.8.3 Financial Updates
10.8.4 Key Developments
11 Conclusion