The Parapharmacy Market

Update 21/01/2020


1.1 Presentation and definition of the parapharmacy market

The parapharmacy market refers to all sales of care and hygiene products (for adults and babies), as well as beauty products, dietetics and food supplements, which do not require a medical prescription. It is also necessary to include small appliances such as rasps or electric toothbrushes.

The parapharmacy market has evolved considerably since its emergence in the 1980s and the consumption of parapharmacy products has become more democratic by opening up to all modes of distribution: pharmacies, specialized brands, parapharmacy and online sales.

This evolution has been accompanied by an extension of the offer towards new beauty territories. Like the food supplement market, the parapharmacy market is growing rapidly in France.

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