Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate Market - Snapshot

Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, commonly known as sarkosyl, is an ionic surfactant manufactured from the sodium salt of fatty acids and sarcosine amino acids. It is widely used as a foaming and cleansing agent in various personal care and household products. Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate is preferred over sodium lauryl sulfate, owing to its various features such as good ecotoxicity, mildness to the skin and the eyes, and excellent compatibility. Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate is primarily employed in skin care applications. Commercially, it has been predominantly used in syndet bar formulations. However, recently, it has been increasingly employed in other product forms, notably in foaming facial washes and body washes. Furthermore, requirement of skin care products such as facial cleanser and soaps & body wash is also expanding at a rapid pace. This is anticipated to drive the skin care segment, thereby boosting the sodium lauroyl sarcosinate market in the near future.

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Increasing Awareness about Mild Surfactant Products for Personal Care drives the Market

Mild surfactant products such as sodium lauroyl sarcosinate help in reducing skin damage and preventing premature hair loss. A sulfate-free hair conditioner is designed to get rid of extra oil. However, it retains moisture in the scalp. Thus, the demand for and awareness about mild surfactant products is likely to fuel the sodium lauroyl sarcosinate market in the next few years. Key manufacturers of personal care products such as shampoo, detergent, and soap have started using mild surfactants in order to avoid skin irritation, skin redness, dryness, and itching.

Moreover, increasing concerns about sulfate-containing products and shift in the demand toward organic products are key factors driving the market. Natural and organic personal care products are manufactured by using plants as key ingredients. Plants are grown organically without adding chemicals or pesticides. Rising demand for chemical-free skin care and hair care products and changing approach of consumers toward organic personal care have also promoted the growth of the organic personal care industry. Formulations containing hard surfactants such as sodium laurel sulfate (SLS) are found to be toxic. The detergent action of SLS leads to dryness and roughness. Moreover, sulfate-containing surfactants remove beneficial bacteria that are essential in maintaining the scalp healthy. Sulfate-containing surfactants have the potential to cause chronic skin irritation, leading to hair thinning and noticeable hair loss. These factors drive the demand for mild surfactants and are expected to augment the sodium lauroyl sarcosinate market in the near future.

Formulations of Mild Surfactants invariably more expensive than Sulfate Products

The manufacturing cost of mild surfactants is more than that of sulfate-based products. Alkyl sulfate and alkyl ether sulfate surfactants are commonly used for low-cost viscosity build. Alkyl sulfate and alkyl ether sulfate form the most popular group of anionic surfactants used primarily in hair care products such as shampoo. These sulfates include sodium lauryl ether sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate, ammonium lauryl ether sulfate, and ammonium lauryl sulfate. These are cost-effective materials and they offer effective cleansing, foaming, rheology control, and polymer deposition. Thus, cost-effective products formed by sulfate can restrain the sodium lauroyl sarcosinate market in the near future.

Blend Formulation/Product Mix offers High Growth Potential for Key Players in the Market in Developing Countries

Manufacturers are focusing on the market in developing countries, especially India, South Korea, and China. Key players such as Clariant and Innospec Inc. are concentrating the creation of brand value in order to enter new markets. In line with this objective, manufacturers are forming alliances with key players in end-user industries. Several manufacturers are also exploring new methods for formulating different blends, wherein sodium lauroyl sarcosinate is used in different concentrations. These companies are forming strategic long-term or short-term contracts with various companies engaged in the manufacture of personal care and household products. Manufacturers can forward integrate their business into the sale of personal care and household products in order to expand in the market in those regions that are net importers of sodium lauroyl sarcosinate.

Europe held a Major Share of around 33% in Global Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate Market in 2017

Based on region, the global sodium lauroyl sarcosinate market can be divided into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. Europe dominated the global sodium lauroyl sarcosinate market in 2017. This is primarily due to presence of a large number of manufacturing companies in the region. Demand for sodium lauroyl sarcosinate in Asia Pacific and North America is expected to increase at a rapid pace during the forecast period, due to high demand for sulfate-free and eco-friendly personal care and household products. Latin America and Middle East & Africa each hold an insignificant share of the global market, due to presence of fewer manufacturers of cosmetic products and lack of research facilities in these regions.

Global Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate Market dominated by Several Players

Key players operating in the global sodium lauroyl sarcosinate market are Galaxy Surfactants Ltd., Innospec Inc., Clariant Ltd., Stepan Company, Croda International Plc, Jarchem Industries Inc., Schill + Seilacher GmbH, and Shanghai Oli Enterprises Co., Ltd.

Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate Market – Overview

Sarcosinate are very mild to the skin and eyes and are widely used in baby shampoos. However, they are not easily salt thickened, adding to the cost of formulations. Sodium lauryl sulphate has been traditionally used to make synthetic detergent soap bars and body washes and is mild to the skin. Thus, sulphate are being replaced by sulphate free products. Furthermore, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate are mild anionic surfactants with unique surface activity and compatibility. They act as wetting, foaming, and conditioning agents. Therefore, they are more favorable vis-à-vis sodium lauryl sulfate. Thus, demand for sodium lauroyl sarcosinate is anticipated to rise during the forecast period. The cost of powder form of sodium lauroyl sarcosinate is high compared to that of the liquid form. The prices of sodium lauroyl sarcosinate are estimated to rise during the forecast period, owing to the increase in prices of its raw materials.

Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate is primarily employed in skin care applications. Commercially, it has been predominantly used in syndet bar formulations. However, of late, it has been increasingly employed in other product forms, notably in foaming facial washes, and body washes. Furthermore, major end-use application products of skin care such as facial cleanser and soaps & body wash are also expanding at a rapid pace. This is anticipated to drive the skin care segment, thereby boosting the sodium lauroyl sarcosinate market in the near future.

This report analyzes and forecasts the market for sodium lauroyl sarcosinate at the global and regional level. The market has been forecast based on revenue (US$ Mn) & (Tons) from 2018 to 2026, considering 2017 as the base year. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global sodium lauroyl sarcosinate market. It also covers impact of these drivers and restraints on demand for Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate market during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate market at the global and regional level.

The report includes detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate market. Porter’s Five Forces model for the Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate market has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape in the market. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, where in form and end-user application are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.

The study provides a decisive view of the global Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate market by segmenting it in terms of form and end-user application. In terms of form, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate are classified into powder and liquid. Based on end-user application, it is segmented into Hair Care, Skin Care, Household, institutional and industrial (I&I) Products, and Others. These segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes current and forecast demand for Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.

The report provides the actual market size of Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate for 2017 and estimated market size for 2018 with forecast for the next eight years. The global market of Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate has been provided in terms of revenue. Market revenue has been defined in US$ Million. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and end-user application of Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate. Market size have been provided in terms of global, regional and country level markets.

Key players in the global Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate market are Galaxy Surfactants Ltd., Innospec Inc., Clariant Ltd., Stepan Company, Croda International Plc, Jarchem Industries Inc., Schill + Seilacher GmbH, and Shanghai Oli Enterprises Co., Ltd.

The global Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate market has been segmented as follows:

Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate Market: By Form

  • Powder
  • Liquid

Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate Market: By End-user Application

  • Hair Care
  • Skin Care
  • Household, Institutional and Industrial (I&I) Products
  • Others

Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate Market: Regional Analysis

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Key Takeaways

  • The market for skin care and hair care were accounted key market share due to its high demand from cosmetic and personal care end-user industries.
  • Analysis and benchmarking of sodium lauroyl sarcosinate pricing across all the regions
  • Liquid holds key market share of sodium lauroyl sarcosinate globally due to its cost effectiveness
  • Exhaustive list of key customers of sodium lauroyl sarcosinate and there procurement volume
  • Detailed analysis of manufacturing process of sodium lauroyl sarcosinate
  • Europe is anticipated to dominate the market during the forecast period.
  • Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the significant rate during the forecast period among all the regions