The Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is an example of strict regulations applicable to products manufactured and sold in Europe.
In the United States, EPA has limited the use of C.I. 61 blue pigments due to their toxicity characteristics. China also has its own Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) version that restricts the use of certain chemicals. It is expected that such strict environmental regulations will increase in the next few years, affecting the growth of the world colorant market. At the same time, the rapid advancement of medical aesthetic technology is gradually eroding the role of makeup.
Cosmetics can only temporarily modify the appearance of the individual, but now there are a variety of advanced medical and aesthetic techniques, such as laser skin rejuvenation and lip surgery, which can change the appearance of the individual for a long time or even permanently. The intervention of medical aesthetics has reduced the dependence of many people on cosmetics. In addition, dermatologists often recommend fewer cosmetic products, especially make-up, for patients who have been treated with medical beauty, further reducing their need for makeup. The popularity of medical beauty, especially in Europe, America, Japan and South Korea, has limited the market for makeup to a certain extent. Another force that has had a negative impact on the growth of the makeup market comes from consumer concerns about the potential side effects of the compound.
Chemicals used in the manufacture of cosmetics can cause damage to an individual’s skin or body. For example, the extensive use of chemical-rich liquid foundations and sunscreens can cause skin irritation and sensitivity problems. In addition, the use of certain chemicals on the eyes and lips may also stimulate these areas, causing corresponding health hazards.
Therefore, customer concerns about the potential side effects of cosmetics are also important factors limiting the growth of the makeup market. Next time, we will conduct an analysis of the world’s largest makeup market, the United States, and in-depth investigation of market trends, sales channels and consumer preferences in the region, so stay tuned.