Mandelic Acid Market: Global Industry Analysis, Growth, Size, Future Trends, by Regional Forecast to 2027

The global mandelic acid market is projected to record momentous gains by 2027 due to high product usage in application avenues such as personal care, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical products. The antibacterial properties of mandelic acid, coupled with new product advancements in the field will greatly aid market growth in coming years.

Mandelic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid, which is usually derived from bitter almonds and is considered much gentler in comparison to other AHAs such as lactic acid and glycolic acid. Due to this property it could safely be used by a broad range of skin types.

It is usually derived from a plant source and is vegan in origin. In fact, bitter almond oil was conventionally used for medicinal purposes owing to its anti- inflammatory and antibacterial properties. In addition, mandelic acid is a nontoxic substance having a long history of use as an antibacterial agent in the treatment of urinary tract infections.

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The acid is utilized in professional chemical peels as well as in over-the-counter skincare products. AHAs generally work by exfoliating the dead skin layers away by breaking the bonds between cells to reveal much brighter and clearer skin while aiding in clearing pores and creating a much more even skin tone.

The global mandelic acid market is segmented in terms of type, application and regional landscape.

In terms of application, the market for mandelic acid is classified into personal care & cosmetics, pharmaceutical and others. The pharmaceutical application segment is further divided into preservative and API synthesis. Among these, the API synthesis application segment is expected to grow more than 11.5% in the assessment period.

The preservative application segment is anticipated to grow at 9% over the forecast time frame. Oxi-propionyl mandelic acid and oxi-acetyl mandelic acid are known to have a very good preservative properties and can be utilized as antimicrobial preservatives in concentrations such as 0.0125 g% and 0.05 g% so as to prevent proliferation or to limit microbial contamination of ointments.

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On the regional front, the LATAM region is expected to grow over 19.5% through the forecast time period. Shift in purchasing habits and preferences of consumers, along with an increasing demand for skincare products, especially in Brazil will stimulate the overall market through personal care & cosmetics applications.

The Middle East & Africa region is slated to grow more than 13% over the forthcoming time period. The region's growing cosmetic industry and rising demand for new and innovative products will fuel the mandelic acid market growth.

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