Fibroin and Sericin – Protecting Skin and Hair from Getting Damaged
Silk protein - fibroin – exhibits great water-binding and absorption aspect. Fibroin is non-toxic and biocompatible, making it a suitable ingredient in cosmetic products. Silk protein tackles skin inflammation by promoting cell metabolism, and blood circulation. In addition, the decreased inflammation aids in complementing a uniform skin tone and avoiding acne & wrinkles. Silk protein enhances elasticity and rejuvenates skin – suitable for individuals seeking to change the look of the aging skin.
Silk protein boosts blood circulation to scar tissue beneficial for damaged skin, thereby reversing the occurrence of scars. Owing to antioxidant properties, silk protein counters the oxidative damage caused by free radicals, mitigating sun damage. The employment of silk protein in products for eye makeup or eye drops eliminates the need to rely on toxic chemicals resulting in eye irritation and falling of eyelashes and eyebrow hair. Silk protein – sericin – promotes hair growth by helping consumers to maintain proper hair thickness and prevent hair shedding.
Silk Protein Market - Key Research Findings
- The global silk protein market value in 2019 is estimated at ~US$ 950
- The silk protein market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of ~6% during the forecast period of 2019-2029.
- The powder form of silk protein is expected to remain highly preferred among the end users.
- The growth in demand for powder form of silk protein can be attributed to its convenience during transportation. It is anticipated to account for ~79% of the total sales of silk protein in 2019, and increase with a CAGR of ~5.3% over the period of market assessment.
- Europe is observed as the prominent region for silk protein market, holding ~ 25.7% of the global market share. In Europe, Poland is expected to contribute relatively high share of the silk protein market as compared to other countries.
- Europe is estimated to continue to be the opportunistic market for silk protein manufacturers and distributors, owing to the increasing demand for natural products under every sector by demographics.
- Noteworthy potential applications of silk protein include haircare, skincare, lip care, toiletry, color cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. Adoption for skincare continues to account for comparatively high sales, while growing application in haircare products is likely to result in increased market share.
Key Factors Shaping the Silk Protein Market
Increasing Health Complications and Demand for Natural Products
Silk protein beholds various biological functionalities such as antimicrobial, antibacterial, anticoagulants, and anticancer. Owing to these properties, silk proteins are included as major ingredients in pharma and nutraceuticals. They also provide property of wound healing by promoting cell growth. Oxidization resistance property of silk proteins help increase the shelf life of the drug produced. In addition, they help the skin protect from harmful U.V. rays. Hence, a single natural product with such immense bioactive properties is obvious to rule the pharma & nutraceutical world during the forecasted period. These properties are still not known by many consumers due to the nascent phase of the product.
Manufacturers Supporting the Use of Silk Proteins to Replace Chemicals
The usage of silk protein in products for eye makeup or eye drops makes these products free from harmful chemicals causing eye irritation and falling of eyelashes and eyebrow hair. The usage of silk protein in mascara, eyebrow makeups and eye drops is a possible solution to these problems. As it promotes hair growth, these products will help consumers maintain a proper volume of hair and will add to their beauty. The same way these are used to make moisturizers, facial toner, face masks, soap, body wash, and many more products that will fight early aging of the skin and hydrate the skin to make it look shinier, younger and more beautiful.
Silk protein Market Structure Analysis
- The global silk protein market is a moderately competitive market. Approximately 35% - 40% share of the market is held by tier-1 players.
- Manufacturers are focusing on certain strategies such as acquisitions of small companies that are present in the silk protein market for a long time. These acquisitions can increase their regional as well as local markets and win trust of consumers. Manufacturers are also increasing their market presence by launching different products with the usage of silk protein. In short, they are targeted towards attracting consumers by providing them with innovative and rich products using natural substances or ingredients.
- Noteworthy investments in the research and development for novel and sturdy products are projected to boost the growth prospects of the silk protein market.
- Major players in the silk protein market are SilkTech Biopharmaceuticals Huzhou Aotesi Biochemical Huzhou Xintiansi Bio-tech Co., Ltd. Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (Trading Symbol: KBLB) Evolved by Nature (previously Silk Inc.) Bolt Threads AMSilk GmbH Universal Preserv-A-Chem Inc., Proteina, SUBONEYO CHEMICALS PHARMACEUTICALS PRIVATE LIMITED, and others.
Supporting Bone Tissue Engineering and Target-Specific Drug Delivery in Pharmaceutical Sphere
Silk protein exhibits a platter of properties, including mild aqueous possessing conditions, high biocompatibility, and biodegradability. In addition, silk protein enhances the stability of the loaded APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredient), such as proteins, pDNA, and small molecule drugs. Cytocompatibility studies find that silk protein holds high compatibility with various cell lines - hepatocytes, osteoblasts, and fibroblasts. Crosslinking of silk protein with organic solvents, including methanol, and hexafluoroisopropanol (HFIP) by inducing structural formation (? helix to ? sheet) is responsible for the inflammatory potential of SF formulations.
The presence of carboxyl and amino groups in the silk protein (fibroin) enables bio-functionalization with different biomolecules or ligands beneficial for targeted drug delivery. Silk protein - sericin - possesses relatively lower immunological responses as compared to usual degradable biological polymers in the pharmaceutical space - polylactide (PLA) and collagen which are highly suitable for biological applications. Scaffolds developed by electro-spinning silk protein is utilized in bone tissue engineering, including cartilage, and bone defects owing to the availability of ?-sheet structure, providing great mechanical stiffness sans the need for harsh crosslinking processes. Silk protein exhibits high tensile strength and resistance to compressive force – an ideal material for drug delivery and tissue engineering.
Developed and Developing Countries Offer Worthwhile Prospects
The demand for silk protein linearly associates with the booming progress in the cosmetics sphere of countries including India, Australia, and Brazil. Awakened by the potential dangers of synthetic chemicals, manufacturers of skin & hair care formulations in Australia are turning to bio-based alternatives. As per surveys, anti-aging creams and foundations remain at the top of the list of Brazilian cosmetics consumers, particularly the female cohort. Intensifying internet funneling in India is leading to an exponential rise in the number of millennial women leveraging online retail stores for purchasing beauty and cosmetics products, which will work to the advantage of the silk protein market players.
Stakeholders Hone in On Progressive Silk Protein Development
The therapeutic qualities of silk protein linearly depend on the degree of penetration. As such, market players are developing silk peptide powder or hydrolyzed silk protein following great effectiveness in penetrating several layers of skin. A majority of silk used in skincare products are highly processed, compromising the benefits. Manufacturers are producing lab-based silk protein via the fermentation process to retain the advantages of silk protein, including regenerative qualities, moisture-locking, and prolonged healthy skin. In order to tackle plastic pollution, developers are extracting silk protein present in spider web threads. The silk protein, amalgamated with cellulose fibers, deliver firm and resilient properties akin to plastic. Furthermore, the bottleneck of water shortage is motivating players to design methods for recycling water affluent in sericin – a paramount ingredient in skincare products.
Surging demand for powder
Oil to pick pace
High demand for fibroin
Sericin garnering huge traction
High adoption in skincare
Increasing applicability in pharma & nutraceutical
How Growth will Unfold
Although silk has been under the impression as a crucial natural material for the fabric industry for centuries, clinical studies suggest that the material is emerging as an essential biopolymer for biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. Reimagining silk protein for healthcare purposes is disrupting the medical scenario, particularly in eye-related dosages via electronically-enhanced ocular drug delivery systems.
While majority of female consumers heavily relies on anti-aging cosmetic products for enhanced beauty, their male counterparts are significantly embracing silk protein-based cosmetics for grooming purposes. The textile industry releases tons of wastewater – active water – containing sericin in an ample amount. Manufacturers are developing recycling techniques to recover sericin in a bid to serve the cosmetic space following anti-pollution, and moisturizing properties.
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Silk Protein Market Analysis 2019 - 2029
A recent market study published by Future Market Insights “Silk Protein Market: Global Industry Analysis 2014-2018 & Forecast 2019-2029” offers a comprehensive assessment of the most important market dynamics. After conducting thorough research on the historical, as well as current growth parameters of the silk protein market, the growth prospects of the market are obtained with maximum precision.
Silk Protein Market Taxonomy
The global silk protein market is segmented in detail to cover every aspect of the market and present complete market intelligence to the reader.
- Mask and Peels
- Facial toners
- Eye Care
- Eye Cream
- Nutritive products for Brow and Lash
- Color cosmetics
- Lip Care
- Lip Balm
- Bath Gels
- Shave Preparations
- Liquid Hand Soaps
- Soap Bars
- Body Wash
- Pharm and Nutraceuticals
- North America
- Latin America
- East Asia
- South Asia
- Middle East & Africa
- Emerging Countries (India, China, Japan)
The executive summary of the silk protein market includes the market country analysis, proprietary wheel of fortune, demand- and supply-side trends, opportunity assessment, and recommendations on the global silk protein market.
Readers can find the detailed segmentation and definition of the silk protein market in this chapter, which will help them understand the basic information about the silk protein market. This section also highlights the inclusions and exclusions, which help the reader understand the scope of the silk protein market report.
The associated industry assessment of the silk protein market is also carried out such as market trends, market dynamics, trade analysis, and supply and value chain. The history, processing, and global snapshot are provided in this chapter. This also highlights price point assessment by product, the average price of different types of silk protein in different regions throughout the globe and its forecast till 2029. The factors influencing the prices and the global trends of the silk protein market are also explained in this section.
This chapter explains how the silk protein market will grow across the globe in various segments. Based on product, the silk protein market is segmented into sericin and fibroin. Based on form, the silk protein market is segmented into powder and oil. Based on application, the silk protein market is segmented into haircare, skincare, eye care, color cosmetics, lip care, toiletry, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. Based on region, the silk protein market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania and Middle East & Africa.
This chapter includes a detailed analysis of the growth of the North America silk protein market, along with a country-wise assessment that includes the U.S. and Canada. Readers can also find regional trends, regulations, and market growth based on end-users and countries in North America.
Readers can find detailed information about several factors, such as the pricing analysis and regional trends, which are impacting the growth of the Latin America silk protein market. This chapter also includes the growth prospects of the silk protein market in leading LATAM countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Rest of Latin America.
Important growth prospects of the silk protein market based on its end users in several countries such as Germany, Italy, France, the U.K., Spain, BENELUX, Russia, Poland, and Rest of Europe are included in this chapter.
China, Japan, South Korea are the leading countries in the East Asia region that are the prime subjects of assessment to obtain the growth prospects of the East Asia silk protein market in this chapter. Readers can find detailed information about the growth parameters of the East Asia silk protein market during the period 2019 - 2029.
India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Rest of South Asia are the leading countries in the South Asia region that are the prime subjects of assessment to obtain the growth prospects of the South Asia silk protein market in this chapter. Readers can find detailed information about the growth parameters of the South Asia silk protein market during the period 2019 – 2029.
This chapter provides information about how the silk protein market will grow in major countries in the Oceania region such as Australia and New Zealand, during the forecast period 2019 - 2029.
This chapter provides information about how the silk protein market will grow in major countries in the MEA region such as GCC Countries, Turkey, Kenya, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East and Africa during the forecast period 2019 - 2029.
This chapter provides information about how the silk protein market will grow in emerging countries such as India, China and Japan, during the forecasted period 2019-2029.
In this chapter, readers can find detailed information about tier analysis and market concentration of the key players in the silk protein market along with their market presence analysis by region and product portfolio. Also, readers can find a comprehensive list of all leading stakeholders in the silk protein market, along with detailed information about each company, which includes company overview, revenue shares, strategic overview, and recent company developments. Some of the market players featured in the report are SilkTech Biopharmaceuticals Huzhou Aotesi Biochemical Huzhou Xintiansi Bio-tech Co., Ltd. Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (Trading Symbol: KBLB) Evolved by Nature (previously Silk Inc.) Bolt Threads AMSilk GmbH Universal Preserv-A-Chem Inc. Proteina SUBONEYO CHEMICALS PHARMACEUTICALS PRIVATE LIMITED and others.
This chapter includes a list of acronyms and assumptions that provide a base to the information and statistics included in the silk protein report.
This chapter helps readers understand the research methodology followed to obtain various conclusions, as well as important qualitative and quantitative information about the silk protein market.
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