US demand for cosmetic and toiletry chemicals will rise 5.8 percent yearly through 2012, aided in part by consumer preferences for organic and natural products. Chemicals used as active ingredients will benefit from continued gains in cosmeceutical skin care products and high value nanoscale additives.
This study analyzes the $6.6 billion US cosmetic and toiletry chemical industry. It presents historical demand data (1997, 2002 and 2007) and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by product (e.g., surfactants, aroma chemicals and blends, fat-based products, natural products, polymers, alcohols), function (e.g., cleansing agents and foamers, active ingredients, emollients and moisturizers), and market (e.g., skin care products, hair care products, perfumes).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 36 industry players, including Dow Chemical, Givaudan and Procter & Gamble.