About face: Growth will be constrained as consumers opt for prescription treatments

The Acne Treatment Manufacturing OTC industry benefits from fairly stable demand for these products because acne-prone individuals consider them a necessary expense. However, adolescents comprise the industry's largest market, and high unemployment levels and low disposable incomes within this shrinking age bracket have caused sales of over-the-counter (OTC) acne treatments to decline during the period. Demand conditions are anticipated to clear up over the five years to 2023, with industry revenue projected to rise. Steady unemployment and rising disposable incomes will enable consumers to spend more on OTC acne treatments...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Operators will encounter greater competition from providers of prescription acne products and laser treatments
  • Increasing import penetration and a stronger US dollar have tempered establishment growth
  • Imports are expected to fall as substitute products become more widely used
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Acne Treatment Manufacturing OTC industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne affects an estimated 40.0 million to 50.0 million Americans, and 85.0% of adolescents develop acne. Consequently, there is stable demand for acne treatment products manufactured by this industry. Industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is projected to decline at an annualized rate of 0.8% over the 10 years to 2023. In comparison, US GDP is forecast to rise at an annualized rate of 2.1% during the same period. This disparity is primarily the result of consumers switching to lower-priced products in the early part of the period, hurting revenue and profit...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Acne Treatment Manufacturing OTC Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Acne Treatment Manufacturing OTC Industry are

  • Establishment of brand names
  • Product is sold at high profile outlets
  • Access to niche markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of adolescents aged 10 to 19 and Per capita disposable income in the Acne Treatment Manufacturing OTC industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Acne Treatment Manufacturing OTC Industry?

    This industry manufactures over-the-counter (i.e. nonprescription) acne treatment and medication. Industry products include active ingredients such as 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 as gels, moisturizers, lotions, creams, soaps and pads.

    Industry Products
  • Facial cleansers and scrubs
  • Facial lotions and creams
  • Body care
  • Other acne treatment
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing over-the-counter acne treatments
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of adolescents aged 10 to 19
  • Per capita disposable income
  • External competition
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • International trade and industry landscape
  • Competition from substitutes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Competition increases
  • International trade
  • Table: Acne Treatment Manufacturing OTC Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Acne Treatment Manufacturing OTC Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Pharmacies & Drug Stores
  • Beauty, Cosmetics & Fragrance Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Brand Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Soap & Cleaning Compound Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Facial cleansers and scrubs
  • Facial lotions and creams
  • Other acne treatment
  • Body care
  • Chart: Acne Treatment Manufacturing OTC Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Drug stores
  • Warehouse clubs and supercenters
  • End-consumers
  • Exports
  • Department stores
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Acne Treatment Manufacturing OTC Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Acne Treatment Manufacturing OTC

  • Basis of Competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Acne Treatment Manufacturing OTC Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Johnson & Johnson, Guthy-Renker LLC, Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC,
  • Table: Johnson & Johnson - financial performance
  • Table: Guthy-Renker LLC - financial performance
  • Table: Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Acne Treatment Manufacturing OTC Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Acne Treatment Manufacturing OTC Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Number of adolescents aged 10 to 19 (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Benzoyl Peroxide
  • White crystalline compound used in bleaching and in medicine especially for the treatment of acne.
  • Over-The-Counter
  • Products that can be purchased without a doctor's prescription.
  • Resorcinol
  • A crystalline phenol obtained from various resins and used to make pharmaceuticals, dyes and resins.
  • Salicylic Acid
  • A crystalline acid that is used medicinally, especially as an exfoliant.
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