Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
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.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Operators in this industry manufacture a wide range of OTC acne treatment products, the majority of which are composed of some combination of three active ingredients: benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid and the combination of resorcinol monoacetate and sulfur. Each ingredient treats and helps manage acne in a different way, so the FDA strictly controls the permissible concentration of each.
Benzoyl peroxide is one of the most commonly used active ingredients for OTC acne medications. The compound works by killing acne-causing bacteria, thereby reducing the inflammation and redness caused by the blemish. This ingredient can be commonly found in cleansers, lotions and creams in strengths ranging from 2.5% to 10.0%... purchase to read more