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Skin Lightening Products Market Size, Share, Analysis Research Report: Information by Product Type (Creams & Lotions, Cleansers & Toners), Category (Conventional, Organic), End User, Distribution Channel (Store-based, Non-store based), and Region โ€” Global Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/CR/5840-HCR | 90 Pages | Author: Pradeep Nandi| May 2024

Skin Lightening Products Market Overview

Skin Lightening Products Market is projected to develop at a CAGR of 5.6% and reach USD 16.17 billion in the forecast period of 2022-2030, the target audience understands having fair skin as a degree of confidence and enhanced beauty especially amongst the female customers, and hence, the skin lightening products market is expecting to add onto the prevalent rate and grow more during the ongoing forecast period of 2022-2030.

Plant extracts are enjoying a lot of limelight with the emergence of the skincare industry. Plants extracts are being largely used in skincare products and the trend of using such products is more common in the millennials who are more aware and hence, are demanding budget and eco-friendly products in an attempt to save the environment. Healthy skin is one of the most common goals of people these days and hence, they need products that don’t have any side effects. Instead, the demand is more for products that help women in looking younger and add to their beauty. 

COVID 19 Analysis Of Skin Lightening Products Market 

The pandemic is a major healthcare emergency which the businesses, production units, and manufacturing segments all across the globe are having a hard time coping up with. Along with the positive rate of spread, the world economies are having major issues to meet the demand of the target audience and maintain a proper flow of the inflows, outflows, and the supply chain mechanism. The spread of the pandemic was such that the best healthcare systems of the world were collapsing and hence, to curb the spread of the pandemic it was imperative to impose lockdowns and strict regulations like social distancing. This has impacted the sales and pushed for the non-availability of raw materials and skilled labor and workforce.

However, skin lightening is one of the most common topics which many global regions are obsessed with which is rising at a large scale especially during the ongoing forecast period that ends in 2030. The prominent market players are investing largely in the development of skin-lightening products. Massive endorsement and promotional plans are on the way as the investments are increasing here, as well. Also, the market players are roping in stars and celebrities to advertise the same that is likely to add to the credibility of the products amongst the target audience during the forecast period that ends in 2030. This adds to the development of trust over the product results and hence, increases the sale of the products amongst various global locations.

Skin Lightening Products Market DynamicsDrivers

There is a high degree of fascination amongst the target audience to become fair and this is by far, the most prominent driving factor for the market growth during the forecast period that ends in 2030. A huge segment of the population belonging to the APAC region is displaying a high degree of inclination towards a regular use of skin lightening products as a part of their demand for the skincare industry and hence, they wish to invest in these products. Also, this is a bid to avoid discrimination based on the skin color of individuals that will help the market thrive for major global growth from 2022 through 2030. Most people disguise fair skin as the only sign of beauty that will help the skin lightening products market operations to propel in the global regions.



However, people are coming to terms with the fact that skin lightening products have mercury as an important ingredient. The threat is increasing at a large scale amongst the target audience and this is posing as one of the major market restraints that aim for growth during the forecast period that ends in 2030. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed using mercury in a quantity that is less than 1 mg for each kilogram of the skin lightening product produced. High usage of mercury is triggering product recalls but it might result in developing major skin issues.


Technology Analysis

The penetration of internet facilities has worked in favor of the global skin lightening products market players. Moreover, both the local and the international brands are going digital to cater to the needs of a larger target audience that is spread in vibrant parts of the globe. Also, the development of pocket-friendly products is helping people accomplish their beauty goals of having fair skin.

Study Objectives

  • To study the impact of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic on the skin lightening products market operations and further, have an idea about the market dynamics in the form of drivers, opportunities, and restraints that will help in improving the demand conditions during the forecast period of 2022-2030.

  • To analyze the rising degree of competition amongst the market players and thus, draw a similar graph amongst the key market players based on the recent developments undertaken by them during the period in the form of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.

  • To project the revenue potential possessed by the market segmentations that are functional in various global locations to supply the skin lightening products market services and products as per the demand of the target audience.

Skin Lightening Products Market Segment Overview

The skin lightening products market growth is largely dependent on the performance of the market segments in global locations and their ability to make a difference to the final market valuation projected by the experts during the forecast period that ends in 2030. The market has been segmented based on the following factors:

Based on the market products

Based on the skin lightening products market products and a motive to help the customers with convenient options to choose from, the products are masks, cleansers, creams, and face washes, amongst others.

Based on the global regions

Based on the global regions, the market has been divided into 4 mushrooming regions that are the APAC region, North America, the APAC region, alongside the rest of the world (RoW).

Based on the market end-users

The skin lightening products market products have been produced to meet the demands of men and women amongst other consumer groups present in the global market scenario.

Skin Lightening Products Market Regional Analysis

Based on the skin lightening products market analysis, the APAC region and the North American regions are expected to grow at a huge rate during the forecast period ending in 2030. The industry experts predict that the North American market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period. The population of these locations is increasing their inclination of products that help them meet their skill care goals and one of them is being able to get a fair skin tone. Also, splendid marketing skills are an excellent factor that is functioning in favor of the skin lightening products market.

Skin Lightening Products Market Competitive Landscape

The skin lightening products market forecast predicts a rising competitive degree amongst the prominent market players that are as follows:

  • L'Oréal S.A.

  • Avon Products Inc.

  • Beiersdorf AG

  • VLCC Health Care Limited

  • Shiseido Company

  • Lotus Herbals Private Limited

  • Himalaya Global Holdings Limited

  • Unilever PLC

  • Kanebo Cosmetics Inc.

  • Procter & Gamble Company 

Recent Developments

  • With the help of the product developments offered by the prominent players in the US market, the millennials surpassed the baby boomer generation and went on to demand the new products that promised skin lightening results. The surpassing broke a record that is as old as 60 years. The millennials are building authentic brand relationships and presenting their aspirations to use healthy products that help them meet their beauty goals.

  • The Asian market has 35-40% of creams and lotions while serums and toners recorded approximately 26% of the amount of the total sales. The rising emphasis on product variation and development is being associated with formulations that promise the market great growth opportunities during the ongoing forecast period that ends in 2030.

  • The skin lightening industry is witnessing a million-dollar approach in the Indian subcontinent as people are gaining consciousness about the idea of real beauty. Brands like Fair and Lovely witness a major footfall each year and approximately hold 43-48% of the global market share. Hence, the Indian skincare market and the wide availability of skin-lightening products promise a good sale quantum in the market during the ongoing forecast period of 2022-2030.

Report Overview

The global report helps in providing deep insights into the market in the form of the market dynamics that will lead the market operations during the forecast period. The report mentions the performance of the segments and the market players in major mushrooming regions and also, considers the role of the domestic and international market forces that will help the market during the period that ends in 2030.

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 4.2 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 4.4Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 6.6 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 5.20% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered End-User, Distribution Channel, Nature Outlook, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled ย Avon Products, Inc., Beiersdorf AG, Himalaya Global Holdings Ltd., Kao Corporation, Lโ€™Orรฉal S.A., Lotus Herbals Pvt. Ltd., Procter & Gamble, Shiseido Co., Ltd., Unilever and VLCC Health Care Limited
Key Market Opportunities A rising demand for natural and organic formulations, personalized skincare solutions, and an increased focus on inclusivity in product offerings
Key Market Dynamics Evolving beauty standards, a growing awareness of skincare trends, and advancements in formulation technologies, shaping consumer preferences and demand.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Skin Lightening Products Market size is anticipated to increase by 5.6% CAGR to reach USD 16.17 billion by 2030.

L'Oréal S.A., Avon Products Inc., Beiersdorf AG, VLCC Health Care Limited, Shiseido Company, Lotus Herbals Private Limited, Himalaya Global Holdings Limited, Unilever PLC, Kanebo Cosmetics Inc., Procter & Gamble Company are some of the top players in the global skin lightening products industry.

APAC is expected to dominate the Skin Lightening Products Market

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