Linalool is a type of terpene alcohol found naturally in flowers, seeds and spice plants, therefore has a light floral and citrus odor. Linalool has multiple other names such as β-linalool, linalyl alcohol, and linaloyl oxide among others with a chemical formula C10H18O and CAS no. 78-70-6.
Over 200 plant species produces linalool and traditionally linalool was used as a sedatives, however linalool has multiple commercial applications associated to its pleasant scent. Linalool is found naturally as well as can be synthesized in a laboratory.
Subsequent rectification and fractional distillation from oils such as Mexican linaloe, coriander seed, and Shiu among others linalool can be obtained. Linalool is a colorless liquid and has a range of bioactive properties and hence has a major potential in the pharmaceutical as well as cosmetic industry.
Bioactive properties of linalool are:
Linalool is extensively used in essential oils and used as a scent in around 60% of perfumed hygiene and cleaning products. Soaps, detergents, shampoos, and lotions are few examples of self-care products which use linalool as an important ingredient to impart its odor and bioactive properties. Linalool market is extensively driven by cosmetics & personal care and pharmaceuticals industry.
Linalool imparts a range of bioactive properties, and is commercially used in cosmetics & personal care industry as well as an ingredient in pharmaceutical products. Linalool inhibits any kind of microbial growth and imparts a fruity smell to the final product making it an extensively used raw material in the personal care industry in products such as shampoos, detergents, lotions and soaps among others. Improving lifestyle and increasing affordability of cosmetic & personal care products has resulted in the increase in demand for such products from the working population.
In the recent years male grooming products have emerged in new economies are contributing immensely to the growth of the cosmetic & personal care market which in turn is expected to increase demand of linalool in such emerging economies.
Moreover, with the increase in customer spending in the recent years, growth in demand for natural or bio-based product have surfaced the cosmetics industry and customers are demanding products which are less toxic and are all natural. Linalool is a naturally obtained chemicals and therefore can be benefitted by this increase in demand for natural chemicals.
Linalool imparts multiple properties in cosmetic products however excessive linalool exposure is suggested to cause skin irritation and could lead to increase in sensitivity of the skin. Linalool market is expected to be affected owing to its adverse effects on human skin. Moreover, the manufacturing of the linalool containing products are a result of intense formulation, and natural linalool sources are highly regulated products and has a limited availability. Linalool’s pure form is from sources such as rosewood which is highly regulated owing to flora protection, this may decelerate the natural linalool market.
Neutraceutical industry have shown major interest in linalool over the recent years owing to its downstream products such as Vitamin E.
Linalool is being considered as source for fighting various cancer cells. Nanotechnology based targeted drug delivery systems are being tested to develop new ways of tackling with cancer cells.
Market: Regional Outlook
North America and Europe are anticipated to be prominent regions in the market of linalool owing to the increase in demand for all natural cosmetic & personal care products. Asia Pacific countries such as China, Japan, South Korea and India are projected to be high growing markets in the cosmetics & personal care industry and therefore a major driving region for the linalool market.
Africa and Latin America are projected to be markets for the future, owing to easy availability of natural linalool in countries of Latin America.
Market: Key participants
- Arora Aromatics Pvt. Ltd.
- Chemical Point UG
- Axxence Aromatic GmbH
- Fleurchem Inc.
- Ernesto Ventós S.A.
- Phoenix Aromas & Essential Oils LLC
- The John D. Walsh Company Inc.
- Robertet Group
- Aroma Chemical Services International GmbH
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Regional analysis includes,
- North America (U.S., Canada)
- Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru)
- Western Europe (Germany, Italy, France, U.K., Spain, BENELUX, Nordics)
- Eastern Europe (Russia, Poland, CIS)
- Asia-Pacific (China, India, ASEAN, South Korea)
- Middle East and Africa (GCC Countries, South Africa, Turkey, Iran, Israel)
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- Essential Oils
- Cosmetics & Personal Care
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