GVR Report cover After Sun Care Products Market Size, Share & Trends Report

After Sun Care Products Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Lotion, Cream, Gel, Powder, Spray), By Region (Europe, APAC, North America, CSA, MEA), And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Published Date: Jul, 2018
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2017
  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-527-4
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2016
  • Number of Pages: 65

Industry Insights

The global after sun care products market size was estimated at USD 2.23 billion in 2017. Rising consumer awareness regarding importance of cooling, hydration, and moisturization of skin post sun exposure is likely to stoke the growth of the market.

Risk of skin cancer is one of the most crucial factors impacting product consumption worldwide. Increasing occurrence of skin cancer across the globe due to sun exposure for prolonged hours is translating a greater uptake of various types of products. Growing consumer awareness regarding the prevention and protection of the skin is anticipated to propel the market over the forecast period.

U.S. after sun care products market

A variety of ingredients are used for the preparation of after sun lotion, cream, gel, spray, and/or powder that offer multiple benefits such as cooling, soothing, hydrating, moisturizing, and repair. The most commonly used ingredients in the majority of after-sun products include aloe vera leaf juice, glycerin, coconut oil, green tea extracts, cucumber extracts, linalool, menthol, peppermint, lemongrass, shea butter, vitamin E, allantoin, and bisabolol.

The market is expected to be restrained by the predominant demand for sunscreen and sun protection products. These products help in minimizing the impact of exposure and reduce redness and irritation of the skin. Protection before the exposure is still the key to healthy and safe skin, as a result of which, consumers prefer sun protection products to others.

Product Insights

The global market has been segmented into cream, gel, lotion, powder, spray, and others. The lotion segment is projected to maintain its lead in the market throughout the forecast period, followed by the cream and gel segments, respectively.

The use of lotion after exposure offers multiple benefits to the skin such as hydration, cooling effects, moisturizing, and soothing affected areas. The availability of numerous light lotion with high water content, at nominal prices, is poised to contribute to the growth of the segment over the forecast period.

The gel segment accounted for a share of more than 15.0% in 2017 and is expected to gain significant market share over the forecast period. This can be attributed to the growing popularity of gel-based formulations for instant skin cooling and soothing. Aloe Vera-based gels are largely preferred by consumers for instant relief and skin repair.

Powder is largely preferred by consumers with extremely oily skin as they enable better absorption. As a result, consumers in tropical regions prefer powders post application of after sun creams or lotions to avoid sticky and greasy feeling. The segment is estimated to witness modest growth during the forecast period on account of higher use of sunscreen powders with high SPF.

Regional Insights

As of 2017, Europe dominated the after sun care products market, accounting for approximately 30.0% of the overall market revenue. Rapidly changing consumer preferences towards skin protection from exposure to the sun is likely to supplement the growth of the regional market during the forecast period.

North America is the second-largest market. Demand for after sun care products in this region is driven by strong demand from consumers in the U.S. and Canada. Rising incidence of skin cancer and related skin disorders in these countries is anticipated to spur the demand.

Asia Pacific is the most promising regional market in the global arena. It is projected to post a CAGR of 4.3% during the forecast period. Surging demand for sun protection and after sun care products from key economies such as India, China, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, and Australia is one of the primary growth stimulants for the market. Highly dynamic regional skincare & personal care industries with rapidly changing consumer tastes & preferences, evolving lifestyles, and growing awareness are poised to work in favor of the market in APAC during the same period.

The Central & South America market is mainly driven by soaring product needs among consumers in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia. Rising consumer awareness regarding the harmful effects of prolonged sun exposure to skin and hair is expected to fuel growth prospects.

After Sun Care Products Market Share Insights

The major skincare, personal care, and cosmetics manufacturing companies are involved in the manufacture of after sun care lotions, creams, gels, tan maximizers, and body spray. Key manufacturers include L’Oréal, Clarins Group, Unilever Plc, Procter & Gamble, and Burt’s Bees. These companies are actively involved in research & development for advanced products with high precision, faster results, and skin rejuvenation properties. These companies operate through vast distribution networks spread across the globe with production facilities catering to specific regions and economies. The companies engage in mergers and capacity expansions to advance their area of operation, diversify their product portfolio, and increase market shares.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2016

Forecast period

2018 - 2025

Market representation                                

Market Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2018 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, China, India, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Brazil, South Africa, U.A.E, Qatar, Saudi Arabia

Report coverage      

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, & country levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global after sun care products market report on the basis of product and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Cream

    • Gel

    • Lotion

    • Powder

    • Spray

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • The U.S

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • The U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Rest of Europe

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • Indonesia

      • Singapore

      • Malaysia

      • South Korea

      • Rest of Asia Pacific

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Rest of Central & South America

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • U.A.E

      • Qatar

      • Saudi Arabia

      • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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