Viewed as a necessity, the industry's performance remained strong during the recession, as consumers continued to buy acne treatments. Revenue growth will continue over the next five years, as disposable incomes improve and manufacturers cater to consumer preferences for all-natural products. Nevertheless, competition from prescription acne treatments and laser procedures may limit overall growth.
This industry manufactures over-the-counter (i.e. non-prescription) acne treatment and medication. Industry products include active ingredients such benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, sulfur, resorcinol or a combination of such ingredients, in addition to a range of inactive ingredients like emollients and surfactants. OTC acne treatments are mostly topical and are manufactured in forms of gels, moisturizers, lotions, creams, soaps and pads.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.