STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
BCC conducted this study to present a comprehensive view of the recent trends in the global cosmeceutical industry and to develop market projections through 2017. One goal was to identify global demand patterns, regional distinctions and key factors that shaped recent historical market size and shares. Another goal was to explore future developments, challenges and opportunities in the highly dynamic and competitive cosmeceutical industry. The study documents the importance of product innovation and differentiation, agile market strategies, nuanced government regulatory oversight and fluid consumer expectations in the global cosmeceutical industry.
REASONS FOR DOING THIS STUDY
As one of the fastest-growing segments of the global toilet preparation and cosmetic industry, it is important for stakeholders to have a reliable information framework to manage business decisions. While there is a lot that is confusing in the current state of the industry, there is ample evidence that many people see strong activity over the foreseeable future, fueled by exceptional consumer demand. The scientific community has more than a casual interest in cosmeceuticals because the secret is out that companies that want to keep up with evolving industry trends need to have superior scientific backup. Premium products that dominate the market are often the outcome of years of extensive research, proprietary technologies, testing and documentation. Even a cursory look at the product labels shows the role of science in the choice of ingredients and formulary. Increasingly, the mass market is benefiting from the sophistication of the prestige segment, creating a blurring of the lines in some product categories. This report covers the key issues that stakeholders need to acquire and maintain beneficial competitive advantage.
SCOPE OF REPORT
This report covers recent developments in the global market for cosmeceuticals. A detailed list of commonly used natural and synthetic ingredients provides a background for the presentation of the topical and injectable cosmeceutical products currently available and those that are likely to be introduced in the near future. The study focuses on cosmeceutical products that promise antiaging and overall appearance-enhancing benefits for adults 18 years and over.
At the date of this report, there is no official classification for cosmeceuticals in most countries. These products are essentially a subset of the cosmetics (skin care) segment of the beauty and personal care industry. The structure of the industry, including distinctive regional differences in R&D, marketing and government regulatory requirements are discussed.
Details of recent sales, market drivers and drawbacks, technological advances and patents inform the projections of global and regional sales of cosmeceuticals through 2017. For the purpose of this report, the regional markets are classified as Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and the rest of the world (ROW). Profiles of major manufacturers of cosmeceuticals are presented in the report.
This report put together, in one place, valuable and current information about the fast-evolving cosmeceutical industry. Historical data and market projections through 2017 provide a comprehensive context for assessing challenges and opportunities in the industry. Companies already engaged in the cosmeceutical business and those seeking areas of expansion will find the information presented in this report useful for their decision-making. This study will be a resource for anyone interested in understanding some of the fundamentals of the manufacture and marketing of cosmeceuticals in the global arena.
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
This report is the result of extensive research of primary and secondary information sources. BCC surveyed relevant databases from the U.S. and foreign governments as well as international organizations. Information from highly acclaimed industry publications and databanks maintained by the financial/investment community is used for validating the qualitative and quantitative analytical framework used to develop the findings presented in this report. Communications with various industry experts provide supplemental information on various aspects of the study.
Rachel Agheyisi is a freelance research analyst for BCC Research. Her professional experience includes more than 20 years in academia and business consulting. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.
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The information developed in this report is intended to be as reliable as possible at the time of publication and of a professional nature. This information does not constitute managerial, legal or accounting advice; nor should it serve as a corporate policy guide, laboratory manual or an endorsement of any product, as much as of the information is of a speculative nature. The author assumes no responsibility for any loss or damage that might result from reliance on the reported information or from its use.