Isostearyl Alcohol Market

Global Market Study on Isostearyl Alcohol: Increasing Demand as Ingredient in Personal Care Products Complementing Market Growth

Isostearyl Alcohol Market Segmented By Emollient, Glossing Agent, Solvent, Dispersing Agent, Pigment Binder in Personal Care and Cosmetics


Isostearyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol or specialty alcohol that consists of 18 carbons in its molecular structure. It is also called isooctadecanol or isooctadecyl alcohol, and is derived from the reduction of isostearic acid.

Mainly used in personal care and cosmetics, isostearyl alcohol is primarily used as an anti-aging agent in cosmetics. However, it also acts as a viscosity booster, emulsifier, and pigment binder.

The global isostearyl alcohol market size is projected to expand at a moderate pace, and be primarily driven by abundant use in the personal care and cosmetics sector.

Its application as an emollient is expected to generate major revenue for the isostearyl alcohol market by the end of the forecast period (2020 to 2030), owing to high demand in different cosmetic products.

Find Out More about the Report Coverage


  • Croda International Plc.
  • Oleon (Avril Group)
  • Jarchem Industries Inc.
  • Nissan Chemical America Corporation

Isostearyl Alcohol Market Trends

The global isostearyl alcohol market is driven by increasing demand for viscosity boosting and anti-aging agents. Isostearyl alcohol prevents the formation of crystals in personal care products, and hence, its demand as an ingredient in personal care products as well as cosmetics is expected to boost the growth of the isostearyl alcohol market over the forecast period.

However, the development of natural ingredients for anti-aging skin care products, rising demand for multifunctional personal care ingredients, and availability of alternatives to isostearyl alcohol are some of the major challenges for the isostearyl alcohol market.

A recent trend observed in the global isostearyl alcohol market is the blending of isostearyl alcohol with other fatty alcohols to improve its properties. Due to the monotonic properties of isostearyl alcohol, producers are focusing on developing various blends with other fatty alcohols as part of their product strategy.

isostearyl alcohol market

Customize this Report

Explore Intelligence Tailored to Your Business Goals.

Regional Outlook of Isostearyl Alcohol Market

On the basis of region, the global isostearyl alcohol market is segmented into Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. In terms of value, Europe dominates the global isostearyl alcohol market share.

Europe was the largest market for isostearyl alcohol in 2019, accounting for over one-third share of the overall global isostearyl alcohol market, and is expected to be an attractive market during the forecast period.

Significant surge in the demand for cosmetic products is expected to impart a leading position to the market in Europe with a high growth rate. However, Asia Pacific is projected to emerge as the fastest-growing market over the forecast period, owing to a dramatic rise in the consumption of personal care and cosmetic products in the region.

Market Research Methodology - Perfected through Years of Diligence

A key factor for our unrivaled market research accuracy is our expert- and data-driven research methodologies. We combine an eclectic mix of experience, analytics, machine learning, and data science to develop research methodologies that result in a multi-dimensional, yet realistic analysis of a market.

Get actionable insights on Ship Repair And Maintenance Services Market

Isostearyl Alcohol Market: Competition Overview

Established players profiled in the global isostearyl alcohol market report include Nissan Chemical America Corporation, Oleon (Avril Group), Croda International Plc., and Jarchem Industries Inc.

Explore Persistence Market Research’s expertise in promulgation of the business !

COVID-19 Impact on Isostearyl Alcohol Market

The COVID-19 outbreak is wreaking havoc across the world, affecting almost every country and economy. Lockdowns, trade restrictions, and industry shutdowns have adversely affected to the functioning of most sectors.

Steep drop in the sales of different end products, such as personal care and cosmetic products, during the COVID-19 pandemic has badly hit the business and revenue of the global isostearyl alcohol market. The market is expected to bounce back to its usual form with relaxation in the movement of people and goods as the pandemic subsides.

Analysts’ Viewpoint

Growth of the global isostearyl alcohol market is led mainly by Europe, followed by the market in North America. The global market is set to expand at a decent CAGR of 4.5% over the forecast period, mainly driven by demand for usage in cosmetics and personal care products.   

Key Segments of Isostearyl Alcohol Market

PMR’s study on the isostearyl alcohol market is divided into three significant segments - application, end use, and region. This report offers comprehensive data and information about the important market dynamics and growth parameters related to these categories.


  • Emollients
  • Glossing Agents
  • Solvents
  • Dispersing Agents
  • Pigment Binders
  • Others

End Use

  • Personal Care
  • Cosmetics


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • MEA

Key Questions Answered in PMR’s Isostearyl Alcohol Market Report

  • Which region is anticipated to hold a prominent market share over the forecast period?
  • What will be the key driving factors propelling the demand for isostearyl alcohol during the forecast period?
  • How will current trends will impact the isostearyl alcohol market?
  • Who are the significant market participants in the isostearyl alcohol market?
  • What are the crucial strategies of prominent players in the market to upscale their positions in this landscape?

Media Release


Lanolin Market

The global lanolin market was valuated at around US$ 795 Mn in 2018, and is assessed to grow at a 5.6% CAGR over 2018–2028..

Specialty Cosmetic Ingredients Market

The market is expected to witness significant growth with a CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period (2018–2026)..

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Market

The global sodium lauryl sulfate market accounted for around US$ 800 Mn in 2018, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 5.0% over 2019–2029. .

Chloroacetyl Chloride Market

Global chloroacetyl chloride market was valued at US$ 382.9 Mn in 2015 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 5.6% in terms of value over the forecast period 2016–2024.

Our Clients

Our Clients