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1.1 Scope of the study

The dermo-cosmetics market is a sub-segment of the beauty and health market. On the one hand, dermatology is a branch of medicine that focuses on skin health problems, on the other hand cosmetics include any substance used to clean, moisturize or alter a person's skin, hair, nails or teeth.

Dermo-cosmetics therefore corresponds to all beauty products that can be applied to the skin or hair, which respond to specific customer problems (dry skin...), more or less effectively.

The concept was born in the laboratories of the Pierre Fabre company and was adopted by the major cosmetics manufacturers which are still mostly French today. The latter have managed to stay one step ahead thanks to the acquisition of many brands. L'Oréal controls, for example, Vichy and La Roche-Posay, Pierre Fabre owns the Avène and Laboratoires Ducray brands, among others.

There are on the market two segments: the one of the "mass" dermocosmetic , and the one of the "premium" dermocosmetics which will also be discussed.

Nevertheless, the sector faces some challenges, which must be overcome in order to prove the effectiveness of its products in terms of beauty and health, while adapting to the digital shift.


1.2 A growing global market, driven by Asia

The world market for dermo-cosmetics is very important, for the year ****, it is estimated at *** billion euros . In ****, the market size was much smaller, at €**.** billion. This means that the sector has experienced a average annual growth of *.*% between **** and **** . [***]
The market for luxury dermo-cosmetics, "premium skin care" in English, which ...

1.3 A concentrated national market that is experiencing difficulties

The dermo-cosmetics market is relatively important in France. The cosmetics market itself is estimated at €** billion, according to figures from the FEBEA (***). The dermocosmetics in the market sub-segment, represented a market of €*.** billion in **** of which ***.* million for luxury dermo-cosmetics brands . [***]
Using the data from the INSEE concerning the French population ...


2.1 A mainly female demand

Using a scientific study conducted by Anne-Sophie Ficheux on the consumption of cosmetics in France, published by NCBI it is possible to give an overview of the profile of consumers of dermo-cosmetic products in France. However, it must be considered that the products grouped in the "care" category are all dermo-cosmetic ...

2.2 Demand is changing: it should drive the market forward in the short and long term

The ageing of the population will drive the consumption of dermo-cosmetic products upwards In ****, France had about ** million inhabitants according to the analyses of INSEE. A major characteristic of the French population is its continuous ageing for several years now In ****, the proportion of people over the age of ** years old ...


3.1 Market organization and dynamics

The cosmetics market is a classic market in which manufacturers and distributors can be distinguished. Manufacturers themselves depend on the production of raw materials and their processing, which in itself represents a large part of the cosmetics value chain
There are some companies that have made the choice to integrate the ...

3.2 High barriers to entry?

The analysis of L'Oréal explains that the risk posed by new entrants is rather low since barriers to entry are rather high. The risks are rather high for new entrants themselves knowing that **% to **% of them disappear after ** months
The sector is rather luxurious and the brands that are evolving ...

3.3 The production of raw materials and dermo-cosmetic products

Production of raw materials
The production of the components can be natural or organic according to the manufacturer's requirements, the harvest can be mechanical or manual
During the phase of the drying, sorting and grinding the actor concerned must ensure that the active ingredients of the flower, or even its aesthetics, ...

3.4 A distribution that takes place in particular in stores

By using the data from Euromonitor, it is possible to give an overview of the distribution channels of dermo-cosmetic products and their relative weight with respect to each other. Source Euromonitor - Businesscoot processing  In-store sales details   Source Euromonitor - Businesscoot processing It should be noted that pharmacies and beauty shops ...


4.1 Dermo-cosmetics with multiple effects

It is possible to categorize products according to their use and primary interest
Revitalize In this category, we find anti-aging or anti-stain serums, and certain eye contours and hair creams, which allow the skin or hair to firm up. Moisturize Moisturizing creams, day and night, and oils, are generally used for ...

4.2 Prices vary according to the brand and the effects sought

With regard to prices on the dermo-cosmetics market, it may be useful to distinguish between products intended for mass consumption and those intended for a more affluent market, luxury dermo-cosmetics products
However, it is important to note that prices vary greatly depending on the product category: even at an entry-level brand, ...

4.3 Supply trend

Dermo-cosmetics and the digital revolution At a time of digitalization, manufacturers and distributors of dermo-cosmetic products must also adapt. First of all, regarding consumption habits Sales on the Internet represented *.*% of the sector's sales in **** compared to *.*% in ****, representing an average annual increase of **.*% Yet, from many obstacles to online consumption ...


5.1 Unclear regulations, which nevertheless remain binding

Definition of dermo-cosmetics We can rely on a raymond Cathel's thesis presented in ****, which includes the main lines of definition of dermo-cosmetics They cannot be defined as drugs, but they do belong to the broader category of cosmetics defined by article L. ****-* as "any substance or preparation intended to come ...


6.1 Segmentation

  • L'Oréal
  • Yves Rocher
  • Pierre Fabre
  • Beiersdorf
  • La Roche-Posay
  • Nuxe
  • Estée Lauder
  • Léa nature
  • Too fruit
  • Sephora
  • Lucette
  • Marionnaud
  • Carrefour
  • A.S Watson

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