Cosmetic pigments Market

Cosmetic pigments Market Research Report: Information Based on By Type (Special Effect Pigments, Surface Treated Pigments, Nano Pigments, Natural Colorants), By Application ( Facial Makeup, Eye Makeup, Lip Products, Nail Products, Hair Colour Products, Special effect & Special Purpose Products, Others ), By Element composition Type(Inorganic and Organic Pigments), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World) Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Analysis, Competitor Analysis and Forecast 2023-2031.

Chemical & Material | January 2024 | Report ID: EMR00405 | Pages: 301

Cosmetic pigments Market is predicted to reach approximately USD 1,278 million by 2031, at a CAGR of 6.92% from 2022 to 2031.

Cosmetic pigments provide a distinct blend of high gloss and matte texture, catering to a wide range of preferences. These pigments are available in a variety of catalogues, including white pigments, metallic shades, and both natural and lustrous hues. The aesthetic attractiveness of these compositions is substantially increased by adding them into beauty items such as lipsticks and eye shadows. The growing importance of the fashion and entertainment industries is likely to fuel demand for cosmetic pigments, which continue to play an important role in these industries.



Cosmetic pigments Market REPORT SCOPE & SEGMENTATION

Report Attribute


Estimated Market Value (2022)

USD 748 million

Projected Market Value (2031)

USD 1,278 million

Base Year


Forecast Years

2023 - 2031

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- Based on Type, By Application Type, By Element composition Type & Region.

Segments Covered

By Type, By Application Type, By Element composition Type & Region.

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion or Million), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2031.

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others.

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis.

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Cosmetic pigments Market Dynamics

The cosmetic pigments market is driven by factors such as increased consumer demand for innovative and visually appealing cosmetic products. Growing awareness towards natural and sustainable ingredients is also contributing to market growth. However, the market may face challenges due to stringent regulations on cosmetic ingredients and concerns regarding the safety and toxicity of certain pigments. Overall, the market is expected to grow due to the rising demand for organic and sustainable cosmetic products.


Cosmetic pigments Market Drivers

Cosmetic pigments are widely used in a variety of cosmetic and personal care goods, including facial makeup, lip products, nail products, and eye makeup. Their allure stems from their capacity to provide a radiant and dazzling effect on the end products, imparting brightness, gloss, and shimmer. Pearlescent pigments are popular in facial cosmetics because of their ability to cover imperfections and achieve an even skin tone. The beauty industry's growing emphasis on product differentiation and catering to various skin tones has increased demand for cosmetic pigments. Furthermore, cosmetic companies are continuously inventing new and brighter colours to produce fascinating effects in lipsticks and lip glosses, which is increasing the need for bright colours.


  • Restraints:

The cosmetic pigments market is hampered by stringent regulatory regulations. Colour additives and pigment manufacturers must follow rules governing packaging, labelling, and ingredient requirements. Developed regions have extremely tight laws, such as prior approval systems and bans on environmentally hazardous pigments. These restrictions present difficulties in terms of compliance, testing, and formulation changes. The complex regulatory environment can stifle product innovation, raise production costs, and stifle market expansion. Manufacturers must handle these constraints while preserving compliance, quality, and consumer preferences.

  • Opportunities:

Increased public interest and government regulations are driving a transition in the cosmetics sector towards natural and sustainable cosmetic emulsifiers. As a result of this trend, there is an increasing need for environmentally safe and sustainable organic pigments. To accommodate this need, manufacturers are aggressively investing in the green market and implementing sustainable technology. This trend creates considerable potential opportunities for cosmetic pigments market participants. As consumer preferences shift towards organically produced cosmetic pigments, industry players who prioritise sustainability and provide eco-friendly alternatives will be well-positioned to capitalise on this expanding demand.


Segment Overview

By Type

The cosmetic pigments market can be segmented based on type, including special effect pigments, surface treated pigments, nano pigments, and natural colorants. Special effect pigments are widely used to create unique visual effects and textures in cosmetic products. Surface treated pigments undergo specific treatments to enhance their properties, such as better dispersion and adhesion. Nano pigments are characterized by their small particle size, providing enhanced color intensity. Natural colorants are derived from natural sources and offer a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative for cosmetic formulations.

By Application Type

The cosmetic pigments market includes a wide range of application kinds, including facial makeup, nail goods, eye makeup, lip products, hair colour products, special effects, and special uses. Among these uses, facial cosmetics is expected to increase at the fastest rate. The rising demand for root makeup items such as face powders, foundations, and blushers is expected to drive the market in this category. This spike in demand emphasises the importance of cosmetic pigments in generating appealing and high-quality facial makeup products, emphasising the potential for significant growth in the cosmetic pigments market's facial makeup segment.

By Element composition Type

Based on elemental composition, the cosmetic pigments market is segmented into inorganic and organic pigments. During the projected period, inorganic pigments such as titanium oxide, iron oxide, chromium oxide, and mica are expected to dominate the market. These metal compounds are in high demand, particularly in premium and luxury cosmetics. Inorganic pigments' growing popularity can be linked to their appealing qualities and use in high-end cosmetics. As a result, demand for inorganic pigments is increasing, cementing their position as a substantial contributor to the cosmetic pigments market.


Cosmetic pigments Market Overview by Region


Asia Pacific is predicted to lead the global market for cosmetic pigments, owing to increased demand from nations such as China, India, and Japan. This region has enormous growth potential due to factors such as changing consumer lifestyles, rising disposable incomes, and the availability of low-cost labour. With rising awareness and preference for cosmetic products, demand for cosmetic pigments is expected to expand in Asia Pacific. The region's varied and rising customer base, combined with favourable market conditions, puts it as an important market for cosmetic pigments in the next years.

North America

North America has a sizable market share in the cosmetic pigments sector. Both organic and inorganic pigments are widely used in grooming and beauty products, fuelling demand for cosmetic pigments in the region. These pigments are critical in giving brilliant colours in cosmetics. The growing number of manufacturers in the region, notably for lipstick production, is likely to drive additional market expansion for cosmetic pigments. These factors all contribute to the bright outlook and growth potential of the North American cosmetic pigments market.



Cosmetic pigments Market Competitive Landscape

The major players in the market are, Kobo Products, Sun Chemical, Geotech, Merck, Clariant, Sudarshan, Sensient Cosmetic Technologies, and ECKART.

Companies in the cosmetics pigments market have implemented a range of growth strategies to solidify their market position. These leading players have pursued both organic and inorganic strategies to strengthen their foothold in the industry. Expansion has been a prominent growth approach adopted by these companies to cater to the increasing demand for cosmetic pigments in emerging economies and enhance their regional presence. By adopting these strategic measures, the companies aim to meet the evolving needs of the market and position themselves as key players in the cosmetics pigments industry.


Cosmetic pigments Market Recent Developments

In June 2021,

DIC Corporation completed the acquisition of BASF Colors & Effects (BCE), BASF's global pigments business. This strategic move enables DIC to establish a strong global presence in the cosmetic pigments market and diversify its product portfolio.


Scope of Cosmetic pigments Market Report 

Cosmetic pigments Market Report Segmentation



By Type

  • Special Effect Pigments
  • Surface Treated Pigments
  • Nano Pigments
  • Natural Colorants

By Application Type

  • Facial Makeup
  • Eye Makeup
  • Lip Products
  • Nail Products
  • Hair Color Products
  • Special effect & Special Purpose Products
  • Others

By Element composition Type

  • Inorganic
  • Organic Pigments

By Geography

  • North America (USA, and Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Customization Scope

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Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:

  • Cosmetic pigments Market Size and Forecast: To identify and estimate the market size for Cosmetic pigments Market segmented by Type, By Application Type, By Element composition Type, and by value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers between 2023 and 2031.
  • Market Landscape and Trends: To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for Cosmetic pigments Market
  • Market Influencing Factors: To find out the factors which are affecting the market of Cosmetic pigments Market among consumers
  • Company Profiling: To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Cosmetic pigments Market forecast period is 2023 - 2031.
According to Cosmetic pigments Market research, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~ 6.92% billion over the next eight years.
The possible segments in Cosmetic pigments Market are Based on Type, By Application Type, By Element composition Type & Region.
The expected market size for Cosmetic pigments Market is USD 1,278 million in 2031.
The major players in the market are, Kobo Products, Sun Chemical, Geotech, Merck, Clariant, Sudarshan, Sensient Cosmetic Technologies, and ECKART.