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Cosmetic Pigments Market - By Composition (Organic, Inorganic), By Type (Special Effect Pigments, Pearlescents, Metallic, Surface Treated Pigments, Methicone & Dimethicone Treated, Alkyl Silane Treated Pearls, Organo Titanate Treated, Pearl Cross Polymer Treated, Nano Pigments, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Natural Colorants, and Alkanet Root), By Application (Facial Makeup, Eye Makeup, Lip Products, Nail Products, Hair Color Products) & By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asiapacific, Middle East & Africa) – Industry Analysis on Size, Share, Trends, Growth & Forecast to 2027

Published: January, 2022
ID: 9803
Pages: 175

Cosmetic Pigments Market Size, Share & Growth (2021 - 2026)

The global Cosmetic Pigments Market was estimated to calculated at USD 710 Million in 2021 and is foreseen to reach an extent of USD 1,359 Million by 2026 at an annual rate of 9.3% over the conjecture period from 2021 to 2026.

The high growth of niche applications consuming cosmetic pigments across the world is driving the demand for cosmetic pigments market, along with the superior properties of these pigments.

Augmenting demand for make-up products like face powders, foundations, and others are estimated to boost the global cosmetic pigments market growth over the coming years. Global cosmetic pigments market growth in the future is due to the increasing purchasing power of the people and the altering fashion trend of consumers. Also, acceptance of Western culture across the world is anticipated to enhance the global cosmetic pigments market growth over the outlook period. The growth of the market is further driven by the easy availability of cosmetics across the globe, along with the increase in disposable incomes and improvement in the lifestyle.

Drivers in the Cosmetic Pigments Market

Cosmetic pigments have characteristics like bright and brilliant luster, shimmer, and shine. These cosmetic pigments are colored, colorless, or fluorescent. These pigments can also be organic or inorganic finely powdered solids. They are insoluble and chemically unaffected by the medium in which they are incorporated. These applications like facial makeup, lip products, eye makeup, and nail products are used in the cosmetic pigments market. They use cosmetic pigments, especially pearlescent pigments, in facial makeup for help covered blemishes and uneven skin tone. The cosmetic pigments have been supported by the rising demand for pearlescent pigments that are mostly used in root makeup products. They are demanding in cosmetic products as they match the natural skin tone and the consumer demand is rising with increasing product differentiation in the cosmetics & personal care industry. The demand for cosmetic pigments is increasing in economies like India, China, and Brazil. The cosmetics market in India is growing at a rate of twenty percent annually, much faster than the market in North American and European countries.

Restraints in the Cosmetic Pigments Market

The cosmetic pigments are used in the manufacturing of the products and they are different regulations regarding the specification of labeling, packaging, and the ingredients. The stringent regulations, especially for Europe and North America and other regions of the world are following the same trend because of the increasing health and environmental awareness. The cosmetic application is used in the United States FDA has forced the regulations on color additives and pigments. The European Union implemented strict regulations on cosmetic pigments and dyes that are hazardous to health. The European Union has restricted the use of cadmium pigments and leading along with its compounds because of the environmental risks associated with their use. The stringent regulations of cosmetic pigments are because they are not environment-friendly and the approval process is time-consuming.

The chemicals have an adverse effect on human health and increase the risks of health issues when several products are used together. A rise in the public interest and new trends related to the cosmetics industry is encouraging the manufacturers to turn towards natural and sustainable products. The call is rising for organic pigments that are eco-friendly and are produced using novel technologies. Manufacturing companies are investing to venture into the green market and are following sustainable technologies.

Recent Developments

In June 2019, BASF and siHealth Ltd declared a strategic alliance to exclusively market in a systematically based satellite and optronic technologies to the personal care industry worldwide. This partnership is estimated to extend BASF’s offerings, giving the authority to the personal care industry.




Market Size Available

2020 – 2025

Base Year


Forecast Period

2021 - 2026



Segments Covered

By Composistion, Application, Type and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Market Leaders Profiled

Sun Chemical (US), Sensient Cosmetic Technologies (France), Merck (Germany), BASF SE (Germany), ECKART (UK), Sudarshan (India), Kobo Products (US), Clariant (Switzerland), Geotech (Netherlands), EMD Performace Materials, Lanxess


Cosmetic Pigments Market

Cosmetic Pigments Market as per the latest survey done until 2026 with evaluated Size, Share & Trends.

Cosmetic Pigments Market - By Composition

  • Inorganic Pigments
  • Organic Pigments

By composition, the cosmetic pigments market is divided into two parts i.e., into inorganic and organic pigments. Of these, inorganic pigments are estimated to be the fastest-growing segment of the cosmetic pigments market over the outlook period.

Cosmetic Pigments Market - By Application

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

Cosmetic Pigments Market - By Type

  • Pearlescents
  • Metallic
  • Surface Treated Pigments
  • Methicone & Dimethicone Treated
  • Alkyl Silane Treated Pearls
  • Organo Titanate Treated Pearls
  • Cross Polymer Treated
  • Nano Pigments
  • Natural Colorants
  • Alkanet Root

Inorganic cosmetic pigments include zinc oxide, titanium dioxide (TiO2), iron oxide, and chromium oxide (Cr2O3). In Nano pigments, Zinc dioxide is employed in the making of white color cosmetic products like lip balms, nail paints, and so on. Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is added to sunscreen cream formulations. Chromium dioxide (Cr2O3) is used for developing green colored cosmetics.

Cosmetic Pigments Market - By Region

  • Europe

  • North America

  • APAC

  • Middle East & Africa

  • South America

In 2018, Europe was the largest market for cosmetic pigments, which estimated during the forecast period for the largest share, in terms of value. The market in Europe is studied in the nations of Germany, Italy, Spain, France, the United Kingdom, and Rest of Europe. Europe produces the highest quality of products used by advanced technology like surface treatment and pigment dispersion by the cosmetics & personal care industry. The demand is driving the cosmetic pigments market in this region by high-quality cosmetic and personal care products.

Cosmetic Pigments Market Key Players.

  1. Sun Chemical (US),

  2. Sensient Cosmetic Technologies (France),

  3. Merck (Germany),

  4. BASF SE (Germany),

  5. ECKART (UK),

  6. Sudarshan (India),

  7. Kobo Products (US),

  8. Clariant (Switzerland),

  9. Geotech (Netherlands).

  10. EMD Performace Materials

  11. Lanxess

1. Introduction                             

              1.1 Market Definition                  

              1.2 Scope of the report               

              1.3 Study Assumptions               

              1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods                        

2. Research Methodology                                       

              2.1 Analysis Design                      

              2.2 Research Phases                    

                             2.2.1 Secondary Research          

                             2.2.2 Primary Research 

                             2.2.3 Data Modelling     

                             2.2.4 Expert Validation 

              2.3 Study Timeline                       

3. Report Overview                                    

              3.1 Executive Summary               

              3.2 Key Inferencees                     

4. Market Dynamics                                   

              4.1 Impact Analysis                      

                             4.1.1 Drivers     

                             4.1.2 Restaints 

                             4.1.3 Opportunities       

              4.2 Regulatory Environment                     

              4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends                         

5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis                                

              5.1 Key Player Benchmarking                   

                             5.1.1 Market share analysis       

                             5.1.2 Products/Service  

                             5.1.3 Regional Presence

              5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape                    

              5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations                     

6. Market Segmentation                                          

              6.1 Cosmetic Pigments Market, By Type              

                             6.1.1 Pearlescents         

                             6.1.2 Metallic   

                             6.1.3 Surface Treated Pigments 

                             6.1.4 Methicone & Dimethicone Treated             

                             6.1.5 Alkyl Silane Treated Pearls

                             6.1.6 Organo Titanate Treated Pearls     

                             6.1.7 Cross Polymer Treated      

                             6.1.8 Nano Pigments     

                             6.1.9 Natural Colorants

                             6.1.10 Alkanet Root       

                             6.1.11 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)

                             6.1.12 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis          

                             6.1.13 Market Attractiveness Index        

              6.2 Cosmetic Pigments Market, By Application                 

                             6.2.1 Facial Makeup      

                             6.2.2 Eye Makeup          

                             6.2.3 Lip Products          

                             6.2.4 Nail Products        

                             6.2.5 Hair Color Products            

                             6.2.6 Special effect & Special Purpose Products 

                             6.2.7 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)  

                             6.2.8 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis            

                             6.2.9 Market Attractiveness Index          

              6.3 Cosmetic Pigments Market, By Composition              

                             6.3.1 Organic    

                             6.3.2 Inorganic 

                             6.3.3 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)  

                             6.3.4 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis            

                             6.3.5 Market Attractiveness Index          

7. Geographical Landscape                                     

              7.1 Global Identity Governance and Administration Market, by Region               

              7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2018 - 2024)                         

                             7.2.1 By Country            



                             7.2.2 By Type    

                             7.2.3 By Application      

                             7.2.4 By Composition    

              7.3 Europe                      

                             7.3.1 By Country            






                                  Rest of Europe

                             7.3.2 By Type    

                             7.3.3 By Application      

                             7.3.4 By Composition    

              7.4 Asia Pacific                

                             7.4.1 By Country            




                                  South Korea

                                  South East Asia

                                  Australia & NZ

                                  Rest of Asia-Pacific

                             7.4.2 By Type    

                             7.4.3 By Application      

                             7.4.4 By Composition    

              7.5 Latin America                         

                             7.5.1 By Country            




                                  Rest of Latin America

                             7.5.2 By Type    

                             7.5.3 By Application      

                             7.5.4 By Composition    

              7.6 Middle East and Africa                        

                             7.6.1 By Country            

                                  Middle East


                             7.6.2 By Type    

                             7.6.3 By Application      

                             7.6.4 By Composition    

8. Key Player Analysis                                

              8.1 Sun Chemical                          

                             8.1.1 Business Description         

                             8.1.2 Products/Service  

                             8.1.3 Financials

                             8.1.4 SWOT Analysis     

                             8.1.5 Recent Developments       

                             8.1.6 Analyst Overview 

              8.2 Sensient Cosmetic Technologies                     

              8.3 Merck Group                          

              8.4 BASF SE                     

              8.5 ECKART                      

              8.6 Sudarshan                

              8.7 Kobo Products                        

              8.8 Clariant AG               

              8.9 Lanxess                     

              8.10 Geotech                  

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                              


              List of Tables                   

              List of Figures   

  1. Global Cosmetic Pigments Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  2. Global Cosmetic Pigments Market By Type, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  3. Global Pearlescents Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  4. Global Metallic Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  5. Global Surface Treated Pigments Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  6. Global Methicone & Dimethicone Treated Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  7. Global Alkyl Silane Treated Pearls Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  8. Global Organo Titanate Treated Pearls Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  9. Global Cross Polymer Treated Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  10. Global Nano Pigments Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  11. Global Natural Colorants Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  12. Global Alkanet Root Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  13. Global Cosmetic Pigments Market By Application, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  14. Global Facial Makeup Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  15. Global Eye Makeup Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  16. Global Lip Products Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  17. Global Nail Products Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  18. Global Hair Color Products Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  19. Global Special effect & Special Purpose Products Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  20. Global Cosmetic Pigments Market By Composition, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  21. Global Organic Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

  22. Global Inorganic Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027( USD Billion )

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