Global Mandelic Acid Market size was valued at USD 291.3 Million in 2024 and is expected to reach USD 782.6 Million by 2033, at a CAGR of 13.7% during the forecast period 2024 – 2033.

Mandelic Acid Market: Overview

Mandelic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from bitter almonds. It is widely used in skincare products due to its ability to exfoliate the skin, promote cell turnover, and improve skin texture.

One prominent trend in the mandelic acid market is its increasing integration into skincare formulations due to its multifaceted benefits. Mandelic acid, derived from almonds, is gaining traction in the cosmetics industry for its gentle exfoliating properties, making it suitable for sensitive skin types.

It’s also recognized for its ability to address various skin concerns such as acne, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines, appealing to a wide consumer base. Another notable trend is the rising demand for natural and organic skincare products, aligning with mandelic acid’s botanical origin and perceived safety.

Additionally, advancements in formulation technologies have led to the development of innovative products like serums, toners, and masks containing optimized concentrations of mandelic acid for targeted skincare solutions. As consumer awareness grows and preferences shift towards effective yet gentle skincare solutions, mandelic acid is poised to remain a key ingredient driving trends in the beauty and personal care industry.

By type, DL type segment held the highest market share in 2023 and is expected to keep its dominance during the forecast period 2024-2033. DL-mandelic acid, a racemic mixture of its two enantiomers, exhibits versatile properties in skincare formulations.

Its gentle exfoliating action, antimicrobial properties, and ability to target various skin concerns like acne and hyperpigmentation make it a sought-after ingredient, favored for its efficacy and compatibility with sensitive skin types.

By application, pharmaceutical segment held the highest market share in 2023 and is expected to keep its dominance during the forecast period 2024-2033. Pharmaceuticals encompass a broad range of medicinal products, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and vaccines, designed to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure diseases and medical conditions.

Pharmaceutical companies research, develop, manufacture, and distribute these products, working to improve healthcare outcomes and enhance the quality of life for patients worldwide.

In North America, a notable trend involves the increasing adoption of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power, driven by environmental concerns and technological advancements. This shift is reshaping energy infrastructure, policies, and investment priorities, aiming for a more sustainable and diversified energy landscape.

Spectrum Chemical Mfg. Corp. leverages more than 50 years of expertise in sourcing, QC testing and repackaging chemicals provided by other manufacturers to meet the needs of organizations in highly regulated industries.

Report Scope

Feature of the ReportDetails
Market Size in 2024USD 291.3 Million
Projected Market Size in 2033USD 782.6 Million
Market Size in 2023USD 281.1 Million
CAGR Growth Rate13.7% CAGR
Base Year2023
Forecast Period2024-2033
Key SegmentBy Type, Application and Region
Report CoverageRevenue Estimation and Forecast, Company Profile, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors and Recent Trends
Regional ScopeNorth America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South & Central America
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CMI has comprehensively analyzed the Global Mandelic Acid market. The driving forces, restraints, challenges, opportunities, and key trends have been explained in depth to depict an in-depth scenario of the market. Segment wise market size and market share during the forecast period are duly addressed to portray the probable picture of this Global Mandelic Acid industry.

The competitive landscape includes key innovators, after market service providers, market giants as well as niche players are studied and analyzed extensively concerning their strengths, weaknesses as well as value addition prospects. In addition, this report covers key players profiling, market shares, mergers and acquisitions, consequent market fragmentation, new trends and dynamics in partnerships.

List of the prominent players in the Mandelic Acid Market:

  • Sigma-Aldrich
  • Spectrum Chemicals
  • Alfa Aesar (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific)
  • Avantor
  • Synerzine
  • MP Biomedicals
  • Parchem Fine & Specialty Chemicals
  • Toronto Research Chemicals
  • Pure Chemistry Scientific
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Toronto Research Chemicals
  • Clariant
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Solvay SA
  • Arkema Group
  • Others

The Mandelic Acid Market is segmented as follows:

By Type

  • DL Type
  • L Type
  • D Type

By Application

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Textiles & Dye Intermediates
  • Others

By Vertical

  • API Synthesis
  • Dye Intermediate
  • Others

Regional Coverage:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Rest of North America


  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Netherlands
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

The Middle East & Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • Kuwait
  • South Africa
  • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of Latin America