Antimicrobial ingredients play a key role in boosting the safety products, particularly in the cosmetics industry. While their use has been prevalent in traditional cosmetic practices, these ingredients are being widely used for their role in enhancing the products safety in terms of usage and manufacturing. Furthermore, the role of antimicrobial ingredients in extending the shelf life of cosmetic products has emerged as another key factor driving their adoption. Manufacturers of personal care and cosmetic products are collaborating with leading scientific research organizations for procuring antimicrobial ingredients synthetically and lowering the adverse properties of existing natural ingredients.

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According to Transparency Market Research’s recent report, the global market for antimicrobial ingredients is poised to expand at a CAGR of 4.1% in terms of volume, during the forecast period 2017-2026. The report further estimates that by the end of 2026, nearly 118,000 tons of antimicrobial ingredients will be sold across the globe.

High Demand for Antibacterial Agents to Drive Market Growth through 2026

At a global perspective, antibacterial agents are observed as the top-selling products in the antimicrobial ingredients market. Their role in protecting the life of the product and increasing the safety of consumers using the product will continue to drive their demand. Moreover, several leaders in the cosmetics industry are using antibacterial agents in the manufacturing of cosmetic products that have a chance of developing microorganisms upon exposure to certain external elements or when subjected under specific conditions. In 2017, nearly 22,000 tons of antibacterial agents were sold across the global antimicrobial ingredients market. The report further estimates at moderate demand for antifungal and anti-parasitic agents. Collectively, these two product segments are estimated to account for nearly half of the global antimicrobial ingredients market volumes throughout the forecast period.

Skin Care Product Applications to Procure Largest Market Volume Share during 2017-2026

Increasing use of antimicrobial ingredients in the manufacturing of skin care products is driving their demand. Ingredients with antimicrobial properties are being included in the formulations of skin care products to extend the effectiveness of these creams and lotions and avoiding the risks of side-effects caused by undue microbial activities. By the end of 2026, around 28% of global antimicrobial ingredients market volumes will be accounted by skin care product applications. The report also observes hair care products and oral care products as lucrative applications for antimicrobial ingredients.

Dry-form Antimicrobial Ingredients to Register Two-Third Share on Global Market Volumes

The report has further revealed that throughout the forecast period, more than 66% of antimicrobial ingredients produced in the world will be in the form of dry powder. Application limitations of liquid ingredients will continue to drive the demand for dry ingredients in the global antimicrobial ingredients market. Moreover, cost-effectiveness of manufacturing antimicrobial ingredients in dry form will further increase the profit margins for manufacturers.

Manufacturing Insights

Leading producers of antimicrobial ingredients have been profiled in the report to assess the global antimicrobial ingredients market competition landscape. Companies such as, BASF SE, Ashland Global Holdings Inc., Lonza Group Ltd., Croda International Plc., The Dow Chemical Company, Clariant AG, Akzo Nobel N.V., Solvay SA, Evonik Industries AG, and Wacker Chemie AG are expected to actively participate in the expansion of the global antimicrobial ingredients market through 2026. Several companies are eyeing to develop new antimicrobial ingredients synthetically and create safer usability of these ingredients, especially towards finding robust applications in the food & beverage industry.

Global Antimicrobial Ingredients Market: Holistic Outlook

The key role of antimicrobial ingredients in boosting the safety of products continues to drive their demand across multiple industries. Cosmetics and personal care products is observed as the single-most largest end-use industry for antimicrobial ingredients. With advancements in the formulations of cosmetic products, new ways of applying antimicrobial ingredients have been developed. In the near future, the demand for antimicrobial ingredients is expected to witness a considerable traction in the view of rising sales of skin care and hair care products.

Transparency Market Research has developed an exclusive forecast study and analysis report on the expansion of the global antimicrobial ingredients market for the assessment period, 2017-2026. To capture a global understanding, the report has quantified its market size forecasts in terms of volumes (tons). The report has used metrics such as absolute incremental opportunity, compound annual growth rate (CAGR), Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth rate, and market share percentage to interpret the forecasted findings. The report has offered an overview of the cosmetics industry and also studied the role of antimicrobial ingredients in the production of cosmetics.

Global Antimicrobial Ingredients Market: Taxonomy

Key sections in the report provide segmental analysis on the expansion of the global antimicrobial ingredients market. Several geographies and regions have been analyzed to forecast the expansion of antimicrobial ingredients market thoroughly. Government initiatives and regulatory policies have been studied to weigh the attractiveness potential of regions. Production techniques have been examined to render cost-effectiveness index. The global antimicrobial ingredients market has been primarily segmented on the basis of product-type, end-use, form and region. Additional information on country-specific market size forecast is also provided in the report. Cross-segmental analysis of the global antimicrobial ingredients market is also provided in distinct sections of the report.


Product Type

End Use


North America

Antibacterial Agent

Skin Care Products


Latin America

Antifungal Agent

Hair Care Products



Antiviral Agent

Oral Care Products



Anti-parasitic Agent

Make-up Products




Other Cosmetic End Use






Global Antimicrobial Ingredients Market: Scope of the Report

This research report on the global antimicrobial ingredients market provides in-depth study on various techniques and materials used in the production of antimicrobial ingredients. From supply chain breakdown to cost structure analysis, the report has examined multiple aspects encompassing the production and end-use of antimicrobial ingredients. Latest trends in the cosmetics industry have been detailed in the report to gauge their impact on the production of antimicrobial ingredients. The study has observed the evolution of new and hybrid substances exhibiting high antimicrobial properties. Outcomes of recent scientific undertakings towards development of new antimicrobial ingredients have been studied. Moreover, factors influencing the market players to adopt synthetic sourcing of antimicrobial ingredients have also been analyzed in the report.

Inferences provided in the report are of great value for global antimicrobial ingredients market players. Each company partaking in the global production of antimicrobial ingredients can avail this report to assess insights on cost-effective production techniques, competitor analysis, and new avenues for applications. Changing landscapes of the cosmetics industry have been illustrated in the report, creating a roadmap of how antimicrobial ingredients secured their position in this rapidly-evolving industry. Market players can reform their strategies by assessing the market size forecast provided in the report. Lucrative marketplaces for antimicrobial ingredients have been revealed, which can influence the global expansion strategies of companies. Moreover, each antimicrobial ingredients producer has been profiled in detail in the study. With their current market standings revealed, the report has also exhibited the latest strategic developments of market players in an unbiased manner. The report serves as a credible business document that can help the players in the global antimicrobial ingredients market plan their next steps towards the direction of the market’s future.