Dermatological Products Market, Latest Industry Trends, Trades, Supply, Demand,

Posted by Deeksha on October 4th, 2019

Biologic agents or protein-based drugs are increasingly used in dermatology for treatment of psoriasis. These products have also gained traction in the treatment of other inflammatory skin diseases. Treatment of psoriasis is the largest area of development for dermatological biologics. There are around 10 approved biologics in the dermatological products market to treat moderate to severe psoriasis.

With advancement in biomedical science, manufacturers in dermatological products market are using new technologies such as bioinformatics, biomarkers, nanotechnology, and molecular targeting for medicine discovery. Production of biosimilars is likely to increase in dermatological products market as these drugs have similar active ingredients to biologic medicines and are more cost-effective.

Based on the regulatory approach of biosimilars, increasing number of biosimilar drugs are set to enter Europe and the US in the coming years. Moreover, with increasing prevalence of psoriasis in children across the world, manufacturers in dermatological products market are working towards developing effective biologics for children with psoriasis.

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Dermo-Cosmetic Products Emerging as an Effective Solution for Skin Related Complaints

The rise in skin allergies and lifestyle-related skin complaints is resulting in increasing use of dermo-cosmetic products by consumers to treat common skin conditions such as eczema, acne, extreme skin sensitivity, and reactive skin. Majority of the dermo-cosmetics products are developed on a large scale in Western European countries including Italy, France, and Spain.

New dermatological products formulas and developments are also on a rise, for instance, Pierre Fabre has launched sterile cosmetics, industries first sterile skincare line made without preservatives and fragrance. The company used a limited number of ingredients and offers D.E.F.I. (Device for Exclusive Formula Integrity) packaging. The packaging helps to protect formula from oxidation.

In order to gain customer interest, brands in the dermatological products market are working with dermatologists to develop the formulation and also attach dermatologist-recommended claim. Dermatologists recommended brands are witnessing a rise in demand due to consumer belief that these dermatological products are safe and effective.

Increasing Prevalence of Skin Problems among Children Driving Dermatological Products Demand

Skin diseases constitute a major health problem among children worldwide. Most common skin conditions found in children are skin rashes, diaper dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, acne, and warts. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, nearly 25% of children compared to 2-3% of adults are affected by atopic dermatitis. Hence, manufacturers in dermatological products market are developing over-the-counter medications, as most of the skin problems in children are treatable with these medications.

Eczema is also emerging as a common skin problem among children due to the rise in viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Moisturizers treating eczema are being developed on a large scale. Moreover, diaper rash is the most common problem among babies. This is driving the demand for dermatological products including medicated creams and moisturizers especially developed to treat diaper rash.

Dermatological products manufacturers are also focusing on developing a range of dermatological products that can be used by both children and adults. This can lead to cost-saving for consumers as well as manufacturers. However, the entire focus is on a formulation that should be safe to be used by adults and children at the same time.

Rise in Melanoma Incidences, Accidents, and Surgeries Worldwide Driving Demand in Dermatological Products Market

According to the American Institute of Cancer Research, Melanoma is the 15th most commonly occurring cancer worldwide, nearly 300,000 new cases were registered in 2018. Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Denmark, and the Netherlands accounted for the highest rate of melanoma in 2018. Meanwhile, Melanoma International Foundation states that incidence is rising steadily globally, with one person dying each hour from melanoma.

With the rise in melanoma cases worldwide, the demand for dermatological products including sunscreen and creams have increased. Manufacturers in dermatological products market are also focusing on developing sunscreen products with SPF between 15 and 50 to provide better protection against damaging UV radiation.

Melanoma is less common in dark-skinned people with higher level of melanin, while it occurs easily in fair-skinned people who tan poorly. Hence, to provide protection against UV rays and tanning, manufacturers in dermatological products market have started producing self-tanning lotions, moistures, as well as sunscreens with added self-tan. 

Meanwhile, road traffic accidents have increased dramatically worldwide, and if it continues, road traffic injuries are likely to be a third-leading contributor in global injury and diseases by 2020, according to the Population Reference Bureau (PRB). Surgical care is playing an important role in treating a broad spectrum of diseases. Hence, the rise in surgical procedures worldwide is driving the demand for scar treatment products in dermatological products market.

Manufacturers in the dermatological products market are focusing on developing silicon gels and mild skin products that can reduce the appearance of the scars. Moreover, Obesity and sedentary lifestyle are the main causes of stretch marks these days. Rising consciousness among pregnant women highly prone to stretch marks is also driving the demand for various stretch mark products including oil and cream in the dermatological products market worldwide.

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Growing Side-Effects of OTC Dermatological Products to Remain Biggest Challenge

Consumers across the globe are buying over-the-counter dermatological products owing to the convenience and easy availability to treat various skin problems. However, improper dosage and longer usage of OTC than recommended time is leading to the rise in side-effects of OTC dermatological products.

In recent years, governments across the globe have been supporting OTC forms of prescription drugs, as it leads to huge savings on health spending. However, rise in incidences of inaccurate and high doses of OTC dermatological products is resulting in serious health issues.

Many ingredients found in OTC drugs have been surrounded in controversy. For instance, hydroquinone, with ability to fade dark spots is used on a large scale in skin whitening and skin bleaching products. However, various side-effects have been observed with prolonged use of hydroquinone product resulting in redness, inflammation, burning, and peeling.

Side-effects of chemicals used in OTC dermatological products is also shifting consumer preference towards natural and plant-based alternatives.

Advanced Technologies to be incorporated in Dermatological Products

Skin care is primarily driven by product’s ingredient. However, new technologies and new delivery systems are gaining popularity in dermatological products. Manufacturers are focusing on developing new delivery systems and ways to get ingredients in the skincare products into skin galore. The technology companies are also focusing on introducing less invasive devices for customers.

Established companies are also introducing various devices containing skincare products. For instance, Samsung launched S Skin in 2017, a prototype from Samsung’s C lab department. The product analysis condition of the skin with help of sensors. It gives recommendation on how to improve skin with skin therapy integrating micro-needle patches including skincare products like collagen.

Nanoparticles are increasingly used in UV-light absorbing sunscreen and anti-aging products. Advancement in nanomedicines, use of antioxidants, and modification in nanocarriers are likely to find large application in skin care products and cosmetics industry, with less environmental hazards.   

Competitive Landscape

The report provides detailed profiles of the leading players in the dermatological products market. The report includes information on the production facilities, market share of each company based on the region. Key developments, key financials, product portfolio, and SWOT analysis are also included in the report on dermatological products market.

Majority of the companies in the dermatological products market are focusing on the research and development activities to develop unique formulations. Mergers and acquisitions are also on a rise in dermatological products market in various regions.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Ltd. is planning to acquire a Japan-based skin care company, Ci:z Holdings Co. Ltd. The acquisition will provide ownership of some popular brands such as Labo Labo, Genomer, and Dr.Ci:Labo. It will also reinforce Johnson & Johnson’s presence in Japan.

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