Cosmeceutical Skincare Production in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

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Over the five years to 2014, strong investment in research and development and an aging population have underpinned rapid growth, even during the recession; moreover, while growth is expected to slow slightly over the next five years as the market approaches saturation and competition heats up, higher demand from mass merchandisers and value-priced products will keep demand for the industry strong. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Cosmeceutical Skincare Production industry to its growing industry report collection.

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High demand has allowed operators to charge a premium, even during the recession

The Cosmeceutical Skincare Production industry is not a new one, but it has grown strongly for more than a decade. Led by ongoing scientific research that leads to product developments and enhancements, industry operators are expected to enjoy average annual revenue growth of 11.0% in the five years to 2014. Even in the wake of the recession, when per capita disposable income remained low and demand for most discretionary products was soft, the industry experienced double-digit growth throughout 2010 and 2011. The expanding pool of Americans aged 50 and older has also supported growth, as this age group represents the industry's primary market. As per capita disposable income increases an additional 1.6% in 2014, IBISWorld expects Cosmeceutical Skincare Production industry revenue to grow another 6.7% to $5.5 billion.

Profit margins (i.e. earnings before interest and taxes) are high for the average industry operator, accounting for 18.5% of revenue in 2014. According to IBISWorld Industry Analyst Jocelyn Phillips, “Cosmeceuticals are functional products that carry a price premium, but consumers are willing to pay the premium in return for enhanced results.” Over the past five years, profit margins have grown slightly as industry operators have improved production efficiencies. The next five years, however, are threatening to limit this growth. Internal and external competition is anticipated to intensify as companies continue to enter the industry and import penetration increases. The industry will likely near its saturation point, curbing growth opportunities for existing players.

Still, revenue growth is projected to remain strong in the five years to 2019. “Steadily rising per capita disposable income will support growth in consumer demand, while new product introductions will tap into a younger market base seeking preventative measures,” says Phillips. At the same time, however, imports are forecast to outpace revenue growth. Therefore, foreign-made goods will satisfy domestic demand, limiting the domestic industry's growth prospects.

For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Cosmeceutical Skincare Production in the US industry report page.

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Companies in this industry manufacture cosmeceuticals, which are cosmetics with pharmaceutical capabilities. Some of the most popular products include wrinkle-reducing moisturizers and creams that even skin tone. This industry does not include doctor-prescribed or administered cosmetic enhancements (e.g. wrinkle-reducing injections).

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