Global Humectants Market, by Source (Natural, Synthetic and Others), by Type (Glycols, Glycerol, Alp

Published Date: | Report Code : CH194958


The Humectants Market is projected to register high demand during the forecast period with increasing demand from major application such as hair care products, oral, animal feed, pharmaceuticals, food & beverages, personal care products and Others during the forecast period. 

Humectants are the water attracting substances often termed as a hygroscopic substance that attracts water contents and thus helps to maintain moisture contents on the surface applied. The different hydrophilic groups present in humectants are ester, amines, carboxyl groups, and hydroxyl groups. They are found as natural and synthetic forms. They help keep the skin moisturized and are present many of the skin care products such as body lotions, creams, body wash, hair conditioner, lip balm, etc.

Segment Insights:

With the growth of demand for various products for skin care, the demand for humectants is continuously increasing which is the key factor for the growth of humectants market. The betterment of standard of livings of general populations and growing awareness for personal care products is also contributing to the growth of the humectants market. The enormous change in climatic conditions has also necessitated the need for cosmetic products, which in turn boosts the humectants market growth.

Some of the key Impact Factors: 

  • Major climatic changes
  • Increasing usage in medicines
  • The growth of the humectants in the food products

Regional Analysis:

On the basis of the region, the humectants market has been segmented by North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, & Rest of the World. North America and Western Europe being some of the major markets are also traditional suppliers of chemicals such as specialty chemicals, bulk chemicals, and so on. Major companies in this market are headquartered in North America and Western Europe. This region has been witnessing a number of transitions in terms of productions of chemicals and respective applications by end-use industries. The preference towards bio-based feedstock has been instrumental in the development of the green alternatives in these regions. Moreover, regulatory authorities have imposed strict guidelines with regards environmental concerns and potential health hazards due to exposures. This has been more instrumental in the Western Europe region competitively. Some of the major economies in these regions include the US, Germany, UK, France, Canada, Italy, Spain, and so on.

The Asia Pacific and the Middle East are expected to register substantial growth in the humectants market during the forecast period. This demand is with regard to the growth of major applications such as hair care products, oral, animal feed, pharmaceuticals, food & beverages, personal care products, and Others. Major countries in the Asia Pacific region include China, South Korea, Japan, India, Australia, and so on. Middle East includes the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Israel, Egypt, and so on. Eastern Europe has been largely dominated by Russia and Turkey with operations of major chemical giants in the region. Rest the World that includes South America and Africa has a strong potential for the humectants market. There has been an increasing number of investments by global companies in these regions to strengthen their presence and tap the potential market. Major economies in these regions for the humectants market include Brazil, South Africa, Nigeria, Argentina, Colombia, and others.

Companies Covered: Archer Daniels Midland Company, Ashland Global Holdings Inc, BASF SE, Roquette Freres, VMP Chemiekontor GmbH, Barentz, Cargill Incorporated, E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company….

Market Segmentation: 

By Source :

  • Natural
  • Synthetic
  • Others

By Type:

  • Glycols
  • Glycerol
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acid(AHAs) & Polysaccharides
  • Sugar Alcohol
  • MP Diol
  • Sorbitol
  • Others

By Application:

  • Hair Care Products
  • Oral
  • Animal Feed
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food & Beverages
  • Personal Care Products
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)
    • By Source
    • By Type
    • By Application
  • Western Europe
    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
    • By Source
    • By Type
    • By Application
  • Eastern Europe
    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)
    • By Source
    • By Type
    • By Application
  • Asia Pacific
    • By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific)
    • By Source
    • By Type
    • By Application
  • Middle East
    • By Country (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Rest of Middle East)
    • By Source
    • By Type
    • By Application
  • Rest of the World
    • By Region (South America, Africa)
    • By Source
    • By Type
    • By Application

Reasons to buy this report: 

  • Market size estimation of humectants market on a regional and global basis
  • The unique research design for market size estimation and forecasts
  • Profiling of the major companies operating in the market with key developments
  • Broad scope to cover all the possible segments helping every stakeholder in the market


We provide customization of the study to meet the specific requirements:

  • By segment
  • By sub-segment
  • By region/ country

For more information, contact: [email protected]


License Offering

Single User (PDF)


Multi User (PDF)


Enterprise User (PDF)


Get Regional Report USD 2000 Only

Your personal details are secure. Privacy Policy

Buy Chapters of Sections

Avail customized purchase options to meet your exact research needs.

  • Buy sections of this report
  • Buy country level reports
  • Request for historical data
  • Request discounts available for Start-Ups & Universities
Detailed Coverage

Detailed scope covering all the major segments in the market

Meticulous Data Validations

In line data validations to ensure data precision


Market recommendations supporting decision making processes

Analyst Support

Round the clock analyst support to resolve your queries

Free Customization

Up to 15% additional free customization to meet your specific requirements

15% Free Customization

Share your Requirements

Questions?  Speak to an Analyst

Your personal details are secure. Privacy Policy