Alpha Arbutin Market to Witness Notable Growth During the Forecast Period, 2019-2026

  • 12 Aug 2019

Alpha arbutin is a type of hydroquinone glucoside with a bond of alpha glucosyl. As alpha arbutin is a skin-lightening cosmetic ingredient, it has a strong inhibiting effect on the tyrosinase of humans. Alpha arbutin has an antibacterial effect and it interferes with cell processes. It is about nine times effective than its beta counterpart.

The rise in demand for organic ingredients in cosmetic products and an increase in demand for skin lightening products are the primary driving factors of the alpha arbutin market. Furthermore, it helps in the reduction of skin tanning after its exposure to UV rays which assists its market growth. It also minimizes dark spots and aids in lightening skin tone.


However, as arbutin is a glycosylated hydroquinone, it has the potential of causing skin cancer similar to hydroquinone at the same concentration level which has been declared as a carcinogen by the FDA. This can negatively impact market growth.


Rising Demand for Herbal and Natural Cosmetic Products and Pharmaceutical Industry to Offer Attractive Opportunities

There has been a rise in demand for natural and herbal beauty products, especially in the United States and European nations. These regions are projected to create profitable opportunities for arbutin manufacturers. Furthermore, due to its excellent antioxidant properties, there has been an increase in demand for arbutin in the pharmaceutical industry which is predicted to create remunerative opportunities for manufacturers in upcoming years.


North America leads in the consumption of arbutin which is followed by Europe and Asia Pacific. Increasing preference of consumers for using eco-friendly products has made multiple U.S cosmetic manufacturers like L’Oreal and Garnier to produce newer and innovative cosmetic products. Thus it is expected to spur the market growth in North America.


Europe led the arbutin consumption in 2018. Increase in the regulations regarding minimizing the usage of synthetic ingredients in cosmetic products and rise in the geriatric population are some factors that are likely to augment the market growth.


Key Market Players:

·     Huaheng Biotech

·     Bondong Chemical

·     Parchem Fine & Speciality Chemicals

·     Adina Cosmetic Ingredients

·     Intatrade GmbH

·     BOC Sciences

·     MedChemexpress LLC

·     Shaanxi Wuzhiyuan Biotech Co. Ltd.

·     Baowei Technology


Market Segmentation:

By Type

·     Natural

·     Synthetic


By Application

·     Cosmetics

·     Pharmaceutical

·     Others


By Region

·     North America

·     Europe

·     Asia Pacific

·     Latin America

·     Rest of the World


Competitive Landscape:

·     Tier 1 players- established companies in the market with a major market share 

·     Tier 2 players 

·     Emerging players which are growing rapidly 

·     New Entrants


FutureWise Key Takeaways:

•   Growth prospects

•   SWOT analysis

•   Key trends

•   Key data-points affecting market growth


Objectives of the Study:

·     To provide with an exhaustive analysis on the alpha arbutin market by type, by application and by region

·     To cater comprehensive information on factors impacting market growth (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and industry-specific restraints)

·     To evaluate and forecast micro-markets and the overall market

·     To predict the market size, in key regions (along with countries)— North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and rest of the world

·     To record evaluate and competitive landscape mapping- product launches, technological advancements, mergers and expansions


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