Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Market

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Market Study by Cleansers, Foaming Agents, Emollients, Moisturizers, and Conditioners from 2023 to 2033

Analysis of Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate market covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Market Outlook (2023-2033)

The global sodium cocoyl isethionate market is estimated to be valued at US$ 199.7 million in 2023 and it is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.8% to reach US$ 350.9 million by the end of 2033.

Sodium cocoyl isethionate (SCI) is a mild primary surfactant, delivering excellent lather in both solid and liquid formulations. SCI is readily available in the market in different forms such as powders, needles, and granules. They have excellent surfactant properties and are extensively utilized in hair care and skin care applications.

Report Attributes


Estimated Market Value (2023E)

US$ 199.7 Million

Forecasted Market Value (2033F)

US$ 350.9 Million

Global Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

~5.8% CAGR

North America Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)


Key Companies Profiled

  • Innospec Inc.
  • Clariant International Ltd.
  • Galaxy Surfactant Ltd.
  • AkzoNobel N.V

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Historic and Future Path for Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Market

Sodium cocoyl isethionate is a naturally derived ingredient that is widely used in the skin care products such as shampoos, conditioners, and many more. It is most likely derived from coconut and coconut oil and is considered compatible with sensitive skin.

  • Short Term (2023-2026): Growing consumer preference towards the use of the naturally derived ingredient in skin care products is likely to boost sodium cocoyl isethionate consumption.
  • Medium Term (2026-2029): Surging spending on personal care especially across developing nations such as China and India is likely to increase demand for sodium cocoyl isethionate.
  • Long Term (2029-2033): Efforts led by market players to enhance sales and adoption of groundbreaking strategies to gain high-profit margins is likely to spur the SCI market’s growth outlook over the forecast period.

Over the 2018-2022 historical period, the global sodium cocoyl isethionate market registered a CAGR of 4.3%, according to the Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, the market is projected to exhibit growth at 5.8% CAGR between 2023 and 2033.

“Increasing Consumer Preference for SCI with Less Skin Irritancy”

The innovation of solubilizing sodium cocoyl isethionate (SCI) has fueled the trend of sulfate-free shampoos and facial and body washes since the last decade due to the low cost and availability of SCI. It has made SCI the primary surfactant in many leading wash products in the market.

Further, consumers are benefited from silky and soft skin after-feel in addition to cream-dense foaming in the cleansing application. Following the same physical principles, several liquid surfactant blends containing SCI have been developed and make the usage of SCI in liquid cleansing systems much easier.

  • Some of the blends are Chemoryl SFB-10SK Surfactant (Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine); Miracare Plaisant (Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate); Iselux SFS-SB (Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate).

The sulfate-free trend has also promoted surfactant manufacturers to develop new-generation mild water-soluble sulfate-free surfactants. Rising awareness regarding the products via advertisements, promotions, and others has led to increased sales of conditioners, shampoos, and others. This, in turn, fuel the SCI demand during the forecast period.

“Increasing Disposable Income & Consumers Spending on Luxury Grooming Products”

Disposable income is a major macroeconomic factor affecting the growth of the global beauty and personal care products market.

Consumer disposable income is increasing in emerging economies in Asia Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. Rapid industrialization, urbanization, increased spending, and rising incomes are factors expected to drive the growth of the personal care industry and ultimately SCI market. The rise in disposable income has also led to an increasing number of consumers spending on luxury goods.

The market in China contributes significantly to the growth of the luxury goods markets in terms of revenue. Chinese consumers prefer international brand personal care products instead of local brands. China is following trends similar to that in the Americas in terms of consumer spending due to strong currency rates as well as rising disposable income. Such factors drive the SCI market growth.

“High Manufacturing Cost is Likely to Hamper Market Growth”

The high cost of manufacturing is likely to hamper the sodium cocoyl isethionate market during the forecast period. Sodium cocoyl isethionate needs to be dissolved in solvents under hot conditions for use in cosmetics products. This process required highly skilled laborers as well as a sealed plant which in turn increased manufacturing costs.

Thus difficulties in processing and the high cost of manufacturing is likely to have a negative impact on the growth of the sodium cocoyl isethionate.

Country-wise Insights

Why does the US Projects High Consumption of Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate?

The US sodium cocoyl isethionate market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.4% over the projected period.

The US personal care industry is valued at over US$ 100 billion in 2022 and is expected to continue its dominance in the global market during the forecast period. This is likely to create high demand for skin care and hair care products in the US market.

An increasing number of millennials in the US and their preference towards naturally derived ingredients in personal care formulation is likely to create high demand for sodium cocoyl isethionate during the forecast period. Also, the presence of some of the leading cosmetics manufacturing companies in the US is likely to create a significant opportunity for the growth of the sodium cocoyl isethionate market.

What Role does China Play in the Expansion of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate market?

China is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world today. It holds the third-largest skincare market after the US and Japan. With a population of over 1.4 billion in China, it holds the highest number of millennials.

Rising awareness regarding health and well-being coupled with growing investment by individuals in skincare and hair care products especially the young generation in China is likely to drive the sodium cocoyl isethionate market in forthcoming years. Also, the rising demand for sulfate-free shampoos, creams, and body lotions is likely to create high demand for sodium cocoyl isethionate.

It is projected that China will lead the market during the forecast period and will grow at a CAGR of 6.9% from 2023-2033.

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Category-wise Insights

Why Does Hair Care Product Increase the Demand for Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate?

Hair care products are expected to dominate the market growth during the forecast period. Increasing demand for products such as shampoos, conditioners, and tonics is likely to create a high demand for sodium cocoyl isethionate.

The rising hair fall or grey hair problem among the young generation is a prime factor for the growing demand for hair care products across the globe. Growing demand for natural ingredients in hair care products which has no harmful effect on the scalp is likely to increase the demand for sodium cocoyl isethionate during the forecast period.

Which Function is Likely to Dominate the Market Growth?

Cleansers are expected to dominate the sodium cocoyl isethionate market growth during the forecast period. A facial cleanser is a skin care product used to remove dead cells, dirt, and oil, and to remove makeup. It is also helpful in keeping the pores clear and preventing skin conditions such as acne.

With rising demand for skin care products, cleansers are expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% in the forecast period.

Market Titans Key Strategies

Prominent sodium cocoyl isethionate manufacturers are Innospec Inc., BASF SE, Clariant International Ltd., Galaxy Surfactant Ltd., AkzoNobel N.V., JEEN International Corporation, and KIYU New Material.

Manufacturers are focusing on adopting merger and acquisition strategies which will help them in increasing production capacity as well as improve their global presence. Establishment of long-term trade relationships with end-users to drive the SCI market and enable manufacturers to survive in unfavorable trade situations.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the price points of key manufacturers of sodium cocoyl isethionate positioned across regions, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion, in the recently published report.

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Segmentation of Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Industry Research

  • By Function :

    • Cleanser
    • Foaming Agent
    • Emollient
    • Moisturizer
    • Conditioners
    • Softener
  • By Application :

    • Hair Care Products 
      • Shampoo     
      • Conditioner 
      • Tonics           
    • Skin Care Products
      • Shower Gels
      • Bubble Bath
      • Soaps            
      • Foaming Bath Butter/Bath Whip          
      • Shaving Foam         
      • Cleansers     
      • Creams         
      • Lotions         
      • Makeup Remover 
    • Oral Care Products 
      • Toothpaste  
      • Mouthwash
    • Baby Care Products
      • Cleansing bars
      • Baby wipes  
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Electroplating & Electro-polishing
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia & Oceania
    • MEA


- FAQs -

What is the Global Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Market Size?

The global sodium cocoyl isethionate market is estimated to be valued at US$ 199.7 million in 2023.

How will the Market Perform Over the Forecast Period?

During 2023-2033, sales of sodium cocoyl isethionate increased at 5.8% CAGR.

At What Rate Skin Care Products is Expected to Grow?

Skin care product is likely to grow at a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period

At What Rate the US Market is Expected to Grow?

The US market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.4%.

Which Applications Hold the Highest Market Share?

Shampoos dominate the market with over 60.0% of the market share.

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Market