Emollient Ester Market Analysis - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2025

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Emollient esters are lubricant and humectants in nature and are generally known as moisturizers in the common language. Emollient esters aids in keeping skin supple and moist by furnishing a protective film over the skin. Emollient esters are basically found in various beauty and skin products such as lotions, lipstick and a wide variety of cosmetic products. The global emollient ester market furnishes huge potential due to the expectation of customers for relatively more functional properties despite moisturizing and softening, for instance the presence of sun screen. In addition, demand for herbal or natural based emollient esters is rapidly increasing across the globe, thus driving the global emollient esters market over the forecast period. On the other hand, several sensory properties in the formulations of skin care are manufactured majorly by emollient esters, emulsifiers, humectants and rheology modifiers among others. Hence, emollient esters play a crucial role in influencing the feel of skin formulations. Based on their chemical structures, emollient esters can be bifurcated as hydrocarbons, esters, ethers, glycerides, silicone derivatives and fatty alcohols among others. During the formulation of cosmetics, the choice of emollient esters generally depends on various key aspects such as polarity, chemical structure, spreading attributes, molecular weight, solubility, viscosity, surface tension and contact angle. Isopropyl myristate is most widely used chemical in skin care and beauty products as skin conditioning emollient esters. Emollient esters are crucial cosmetic ingredients which offer a relatively more soft feeling to the skin and are preferred by diverse personal care product manufacturers. Emollient esters also find an important application in bath oil formulations as well.

Market Dynamics

Increasing growth in categories of product such as face cream, lipstick, body wash, etc. as well as rising consumer preferences towards increased focus on overall skin and body care products are some of the key factors driving the growth of global emollient esters market. This growth is basically attributed to the rising demand for emollient esters, especially in anti-aging skin products, moisturizers and sun care products. Fatty esters such as isopropyl myristate are most commonly preferred in skin care products. Despite skin care products, there is a surge in demand for emollient esters across other end use applications such as cosmetics, hair care and oral care. Europe is anticipated to account for the second largest share in the global emollient esters market, followed by North America. Increasing supply of product couple with fluctuating pricing strategies of manufacturers of natural products contribute to growth of emollient esters market in Europe.

Market Classification

The global emollient esters market can be segmented on the basis of product type, end-user and region. By product type, the global emollient esters market can be segmented into isopropyl myristate, C12-C15 Alkyl Benzoate, Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Palmitate and Myristyl Miristate. On the basis of end user, the global emollient esters market can be segmented into skin care, hair care, cosmetics, oral care and others. On the basis of region, the global emollient esters market can be segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East & Africa and Asia-Pacific.

Report Coverage


Emollient Ester Market

Analysis Period

2015 – 2025

Historic Data

2015 – 2016

Base Year


Forecast Data

2018 – 2025

Market Stratification

Product, End-User, Geography

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa (MEA)

Report Coverage

Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, Porter's Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Analysis, Player Profiling, Value Chain Analysis

Market Participants

Major players operating in the global emollient esters market are focusing on some key market strategies such as mergers and acquisitions to keep hold in the ever competitive market. Moreover, they are concentrating on partnering with local players to increase their market reach as well as strengthen their goodwill in the global market. Some of the major players operating in the global emollient esters market include The Lubricol Corporation, Evonik Industries AG, AAK AB, Lonza Group Ltd. and Lipo Chemicals among others.

Market Segmentation

Market By Product

·         Isopropyl Myristate

·         C12-C15 Alkyl Benzoate

·         Capric Triglyceride

·         Cetyl Palmitate

·         Myristyl Miristate

Market By End-User

·         Skin care

·         Hair care

·         Cosmetics

·         Oral care

·         Others

Market By Geography

·         North America

o   U.S.

o   Canada

o   Mexico

·         Europe

o   UK

o   Germany

o   France

o   Rest of Europe

·         Asia-Pacific

o   China

o   Japan

o   India

o   Australia

o   Rest of Asia-Pacific

·         Latin America

o   Brazil

o   Rest of Latin America

·         Middle East and Africa (MEA)

o   South Africa

o   Saudi Arabia

o   Rest of MEA

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