Sun Care Products Market - Global Industry Insights, Taxonomy, Outlook, Distribution Channels, Key Market Players

In United States, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer with more than one million cases reported annually. Some exposure to sunlight is not harmful but excessive exposure is dangerous. Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation can lead to painful sunburn. It may lead to more serious health problems including premature aging of skin, eye damage, immune system suppression, and skin cancer. The U.S environmental protection agency recommended some steps to protect from sunlight, among which one of the important step is to apply sunscreen generously about one ounce to cover all exposed skin 20 min before going outside.

Sun care products are made up of several ingredients, help to prevent the sun’s ultraviolet radiation reaching to the skin. Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is the measure of how sunscreen protect the skin from UVB rays, which causes sunburn, skin damage, and can contribute to skin cancer. The different factors of sunscreen has different properties, for example SPF 15 allows one to stay in the sunlight without burning for approximately 150 min. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gives the standards to all sunscreen manufacturing companies, in order to make a UVB claim all sunscreen must undergo FDA approved SPF.

Sun Care Products Market Taxonomy

On the basis of product type, the sun care products market is classified as

  • Sun protection products
  • After sun Products
  • Self-tanning care products

On the basis of gender, the sun care products market classified as

  • Female
  • Male
  • Child

On the basis of form, the sun care products market is classified as

  • Cream
  • Gel
  • Lotion
  • Powder
  • Liquid
  • Wipes
  • Spray
  • Others

On the basis of distribution channel, the sun care products market is classified as

  • Hypermarkets
  • Supermarkets
  • Specialty Stores
  • Convenient Stores
  • Online Markets

Sun care product with SPF 15 or higher do great job in protecting from UVB. In terms of percentage, SPF 15 can filter approximately 92% of all incoming UVB rays. SPF 30 can filter 97% and SPF 50 can 98%. It may be a negligible difference but it worries to skin sensitive person or having history of skin cancer.

Products containing para-amino benzoic acid (PABA) or oxybenzone as well as those containing preservatives or fragrances can cause allergy-prone skin or conditions such as acne or rosacea so dermatologist  recommend to avoid such products.

Sun Care Products Market outlook

  • Changes in external environment, depletion of ozone layer, pollution, and skin disorders are increasing day by day. Increasing awareness of harmful effects of UV rays in populace has led to the growth of sun care products. In addition, sun care products are being recommended as an essential product by dermatologists in order to maintain the health of the skin.
  • Higher per capita spending on sun care products in emerging countries, growing consumer awareness about harmful UV effects, increasing popularity of health ingredients in sun care products, rise in demand of SPF and anti-aging products drives the sun care market in regions such as North America and Europe. North America is the largest market in sun care products followed by Europe.
  • Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest growing market during the forecast period.
  • According to International Agency of Research on cancer (IARC) of WHO, estimated number of units sold worldwide in US every year are approximately 163 million and is growing at a burgeoning pace.

Key Players in the Global Sun Care Products Market

Some of the key market players in Global sun care products market include OLAY(US), L'OREAL(France), Avene(France), NIVEA(Germany), Mentholatum(US), Pechoin(China), Neutrogena(US), ANESSA(Japan), Biore(Japan), LANCOME(France), Hanhoo(China), SOFINA(Japan), SHISEIDO(Japan), MeiFuBao(China), CHANDO(China), MARUBI(China), LANEIGE(Korea), KANS(China), Clinique(US), and Kiehl's(US).

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