GVR Report cover Organic Skin Care Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Organic Skin Care Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Face Cream, Body Lotion), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa), And Segment Forecasts, 2016 - 2022

  • Published Date: Jan, 2016
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2015
  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-713-1
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2012 - 2014
  • Number of Pages: 70

Industry Insights

Global organic skin care market size was valued at USD 3.56 billion in 2015. Rising demand for organic body lotions, sunscreens, and face creams is expected to drive the growth. Regulatory approval from bodies including the EU, FDA, and USDA for external product use is expected to further fuel the growth.

Rising awareness regarding benefits of organic products over their synthetic counterparts is expected to have a positive impact on demand over the forecast period. Rising R&D expenditure by key companies to develop improved animal and plant extracts into numerous organic products is expected to propel market growth.

U.S. organic skin care market

E-commerce is one of the main factors promoting market growth on account of the availability of a wide range of products. The online sector is a key source used by consumers to access products otherwise unavailable in malls and retail stores, primarily in developing countries. This trend is expected to propel product demand over the forecast period.

Stringent regulations promoting natural product use in the skin care industry is expected to propel growth. Technological innovations involving oligopeptides used to increase product shelf life and efficiency is expected to have a positive impact on growth in the forthcoming years.

Stringent regulations put forth by various regulatory bodies including the EU, FDA, and EPA to increase product shelf life is expected to challenge the market growth over the forecast period. The Soil Association, which is a regulatory standard for 'made with organic' and 'organic' ingredients, limits a number of synthetic ingredients and preservatives that can be employed in product manufacturing. Few chemicals such as dehydroacetic acid, benzyl alcohol, and phenoxyethanol can be used in organic skin care production.

Product accessibility has been increasing over the past few years owing to widening distribution networks of manufacturers and suppliers. There has also been a rise in the availability of these products in supermarkets, malls, and drugstores, which has contributed to increased accessibility. Growing product accessibility is expected to have a positive impact on the organic skin care market over the forecast period.

Furthermore, agencies in various regions have been defining and adopting private standards for various products as it leads to clear differentiation between pure, cosmetic, natural and organic, and pseudo products. Rising number of certified products clearly distinguished by symbols and logos is expected to strengthen consumer confidence in natural and organic skin care products over the forecast period.

Since the price of organic products is higher than conventional cosmetics and personal care products, customers prefer buying them from stores in person. To strike a balance between these two factors various product manufacturers sell products online on their websites. Such steps are likely to be widely adopted by the market players.

Product Insights

On the basis of product, the market is segmented into face creams and body lotions. Organic face creams was the largest product segment valued at USD 2.32 billion in 2015. Rising importance of natural ingredients such as vegetables, fruits, and herbs in face cream products with anti-ageing and sun protection properties is expected to fuel industry growth in near future.

Global organic skin care market

Body lotions was the second largest product segment and is expected to expand at a CAGR of over 18.0% from 2016 to 2022. New product launches and the establishment of strategic partnerships among key players is expected to be one of the critical success factors for growth. Also, the fact that organic body care products do not comprise chemical substances such as, parabens, sulfur, and ammonia, is expected to augment product demand over the forecast period.

Regional Insights

North America was the largest organic skin care segment, accounting for over 31.6% of global market share in terms of revenue in 2015. Rising market opportunities primarily in Mexico, on account of increasing consumption of natural and organic lotions and creams coupled with new product launches by key manufacturers are expected to augment the growth.

Europe was valued at over USD 929.9 million of in 2015. Rising need for products free of parabens and other harmful chemicals, have zero side effects, and do not affect the skin texture is expected to have a positive impact on the market in the forthcoming years.

Asia Pacific is expected to expand at a CAGR of over 25.0% from 2016 to 2022. Increasing “go green” consciousness, rapid industrialization, and rising concerns for health safety coupled with consumer concerns towards the hazards of using synthetic chemicals particularly on the skin is expected to augment regional product demand over the forecast period.

Organic Skin Care Market Share Insights

Bare Escentuals is one of the largest manufacturers of organic skin care products on global scale. Other producers include; Natura Cosméticos S.A., Burt’s Bee, Kiehl’s, The Body Shop, Estee Lauder, Yves Rocher Amway, Arbonne International, The Hain Celestial Group, Aveda Corp., and L'Occitane en Provence. Rising product demand from different regions has led these major players to focus on new product developments by increasing their R&D investments.

Manufacturers are also engaged in innovation of new skin-care products that contain a mixture of natural and organic ingredients, in an attempt to tap into new customer groups. The launch of new products like Neutrogena’s Naturals collection is also expected to propel product demand as these products are natural and free from parabens and petrochemicals.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2012 - 2014

Forecast period

2016 - 2022

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2016 to 2022

Regional scope

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

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

Country Scope

U.S., Germany, U.K., China, India, Brazil

15% free customization scope (equivalent to 5 analyst working days)

If you need specific information, which is not currently within the scope of the report, we will provide it to you as a part of customization


gvr icn


gvr icn

This FREE sample includes market data points, ranging from trend analyses to market estimates & forecasts. See for yourself...

gvr icn


We can customize every report - free of charge - including purchasing stand-alone sections or country-level reports, as well as offer affordable discounts for start-ups & universities.

Contact us now to get our best pricing.

BBB icon D&B icon

We are GDPR and CCPA compliant! Your transaction & personal information is safe and secure.