Health & Hygiene
Statistics and market facts on Health & Hygiene
Health and hygiene encompasses a variety of products, including fragrances, makeup, hair care and coloring products, sunscreen, toothpaste, and products for bathing, nail care, and shaving. The industry overlaps with other markets like chemical, health care, and petroleum. The latter is important as personal care product raw materials, such as propylene glycol, come from petroleum products.
The global personal care products industry is concentrated in nature, with the EU, US, UK, Brazil and Russia dominating the industry. Just as consumer awareness leads to a trend towards organic and herbal products, greater corporate awareness means companies are committing to environmental protection by reducing packaging, conserving water, reducing carbon emissions and stressing recycling. As a result, companies have built eco-smart facilities, and research and distribution buildings.
Over the coming years companies are likely to continue investing in eco-friendly practices. Manufacturers will also respond to demand for more natural products, widening their natural and herbal product lines. Marketing efforts will likely be increasingly geared to stress environmental protection and respect for hair and skin through non-toxic ingredients.
Key players in the world oral hygiene market include GlaxoSmithKline, Procter & Gamble and Colgate-Palmolive. Leading companies in the global fragrance market include L’Oréal, Estée Lauder, Inter Parfums, and Avon Products.