The global skin care products industry revenue is forecast to reach an estimated $102.3 billion in 2018 with good growth over the next five years. Rising living standards and increased spending power are anticipated to drive demand for newer skin care products.
Asia Pacific (APAC) is expected to drive the industry followed by Europe over the next five years. The facial care segment will continue to dominate the market, accounting for major portion of the global skin care products industry in 2018. The body and hand care segment is forecast to grow with the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
One of the fastest growing industries in the world is the nutritional supplement group, or more broadly known as Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements, or VMS. Producing about $32 billion in revenue for just nutritional supplements alone in 2012, it is projected to double that by topping $60 billion in 2021 according to the Nutritional Business Journal.
- Brand Value As of May 2015
- $6.8 Billion
- Maureen Chiquet
- $5.4 B
That’s just one of the 1000’s of fragrance companies that are out there, this one is listed on “Forbe’s.”
Now brace yourself for some rather unhealthy facts…
- We absorb up to 60% of what we put on our skin. Children’s bodies absorb 40-50% more than adults. They are at higher risk for diseases later in life when exposed to toxins.
- Chemicals that are found in skincare are also found in brake fluid, engine degreasers and anti-freeze that are used as industrial chemicals.
- Studies have found that many chemicals in skincare products such as fragrances and sunscreens have been proven to be endocrine disruptors, interfere with hormone regulation, increase the risk of feminisation of the male reproductive system, affect sperm count and low birth weight in girls as well as learning disabilities. They are also known to be carcinogenic and can cause skin and eye irritation.
- Myth: The best supplements are those labeled “all natural.”
- Fact: The only part of the label that matters is the nutrition facts.
- Myth: Multiple single-source supplements are better than multivitamins.
- Fact: For healthy adults, a multivitamin is sufficient (with some exceptions).
The vitamin and mineral needs for most adults over 50 can be met with a multivitamin with extra B12, which is beneficial for neurological function and red blood cell formation, and which our bodies tend to absorb less well from foods as we grow older.
There are, however, a few exceptions in which a single-source supplement could be beneficial — these include calcium, magnesium, vitamin D and omega-3.
“No daily multivitamin will have enough of those ingredients,” a Dr. Somers was quoted, adding that most of us don’t get enough of them through our diets either.
With all of this in mind, I began to explore other alternatives. Started to think outside of the box, and begin to explore other healthier alternatives.
There are many companies who have made the decision to “go green” and make products with a greater consciousness towards their patron’s health. One of these companies is “Arbonne.”
If your health is important to you, I encourage you to do your homework and find what works best for your body. Everyone is different and may respond differently to different products. However, if you really find out what is in most of the products you use daily, you might want to reconsider!
Born in Switzerland and raised in sunny California, for almost 35 years Arbonne has transformed lives through premium products, unparalleled leadership and a family-like community. Through our passionate Independent Consultants, with their prestige brand and generous compensation plan, people all over the world are making a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others.
Rocco is the VP here at QuirkyByte, and he has been writing since he could hold a crayon. He is a huge fan of music, nature, the arts and anything unique, or creative. Physical fitness is also a passion for him. Currently Rocco resides in upstate New York.