Sun Care Products Market Size

Report on Industry Size & Market Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The report covers Sun Protection Products Market is Segmented by Type (Self-tanning Products, After-sun Products, and Sun Protection Products), Distribution Channel (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Specialty Stores, Online Retail Stores, and Other Distribution Channels), and Geography (North America, Europe, South America, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East and Africa). The report offers the market size and values (USD Million) during the forecasted years for the above segments.

Sun Care Products Market Size

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Sun Care Products Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR 3.48 %
Fastest Growing Market Middle East and Africa
Largest Market Europe
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Sun Care Products Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Sun Care Products Market Analysis

The sun care products market is projected to witness a CAGR of 3.48% in the upcoming five years.

The market is anticipated to be one of the fastest-growing segments within the personal care industry, driven by the rise in consumer awareness related to skin cancer and aging associated with exposure to UV rays. The demand for self-tanning products is expected to surge in the foreseeable future, and most of the need is likely to be concentrated across North America and Europe.

Consumers will likely look for one-stop solutions across cosmetic brands in the coming years. Therefore, most sun care products available in the market are likely to be infused with a combination of compounds having anti-aging properties and intensive moisturizing solutions. For instance, in February 2022, the skincare brand La Roche-Posay introduced Anthelios UV Correct SPF 70 Daily Anti-Aging Face Sunscreen. It is formulated with Cellox-B3 Shield technology to protect the skin from signs of sun damage. It is formulated with an oxybenzone and octinoxate-free formula that blends on all skin tones and stimulates collagen production.

Furthermore, the growing demand for organic suncare products is expected to provide opportunities for market players in the coming years. These products are made of natural ingredients and are derived from plants. Thus, brands are now offering paraben-free suncare products to satisfy the growing demand for natural products in the market due to rising awareness about the side effects of chemicals used in suncare products.

Sun Care Products Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Sun Care Products Market according to our research experts:

Growing Popularity of Outdoor Recreational Activities

The past few years have seen an increase in participation in sports, especially in outdoor games. For instance, according to Sport England, the number of cyclists taking part in cycling in England increased from 6.3 million in 2020 to 6.5 million in 2021, representing a 3% increase in the number of cyclists taking part in the sport. The emerging trend for beach volleyball helped in the market's growth. According to Outdoor Industry Association, in 2021, there was a record rise in the number of people participating in outdoor activities. The number of Americans who participated in at least one outdoor activity per year was at the highest level ever (54%), and the number of outdoor recreation participants grew by 2.2% in 2021 to reach 164.2 million. As a result of their light-colored skin and reduced melanin production (melanin absorbs sunlight before it damages the skin cell's DNA), Western consumers prefer to use sun care products when they are outside, especially on beaches. Those with light-colored skin are more likely to suffer damage from sunlight. Hence, the higher participation rate of Western individuals in outdoor recreational activities contributed to the rise in sales of sun care products.

Sun Care Products Market: Participation Rate in Outdoor Sports, by Population Share (%), United States, 2016-2021

Middle East and Africa is the Fastest Growing Region

Companies are tapping into the Middle Eastern market through the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia by introducing products with new formulations, such as incorporating natural and active ingredients for maximum protection. For instance, in July 2022, a new sunscreen collection was launched by Dubai-based suncare brand SunKiss. In addition to containing high-quality, paraben-free, silicone-free, cruelty-free, vegan, and reef-safe ingredients, the new products are packaged in reusable, refillable, and recyclable aluminum bottles. Further, online retailers, such as BasharaCare, offer sun care products in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Moreover, people in Israel are interested in a tanned look and heavily use tanning beds in salons to achieve the look.

The extensive distribution channels of international players, such as Beiersdorf, in countries such as Turkey, Kenya, Morocco, Ghana, etc., lead to product availability and shelf visibility of products in stores. Additionally, they enable consumers to choose the required product easily and drive the demand for sun care products in Middle Eastern countries. Consumers of these countries also choose sun care products after ingredient evaluation of the product. They seek information from a variety of sources that include pharmacists, product ingredient lists, suggestions from dermatologists, and information from the media before purchasing the required product. Thus, companies can convey sun protection education messages through social media to influence and reach a more significant percentage of the population residing in these Middle Eastern countries.

Sun Care Products Market - Market Size (%), By Geography, Global, 2021

Sun Care Products Industry Overview

The global sun care products market is a highly competitive market, with the presence of various international players. The major players in the market have a wide distribution network across the world. Players are also focusing on expanding the product portfolio by understanding the various requirements of the segment. L'Oréal S.A., Beiersdorf AG, Shiseido Co. Ltd, Procter & Gamble, and Johnson & Johnson are the major players in the market. Players in the market studied focus on rapid market expansion and new product launches to gain a better market share, efficient results, and a competitive edge over other competitors in the global market.

Sun Care Products Market Leaders

  1. Johnson & Johnson

  2. Beiersdorf AG

  3. Shiseido Company, Limited

  4. Procter & Gamble Company

  5. L'Oréal S.A.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Sun Care Products Market Concentration
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Sun Care Products Market News

  • In May 2022, The cosmetics company L'Oréal introduced new UV filtering technology, claiming it to be the biggest advancement in sun care in the past 30 years. UVMune 400 is supposed to effectively protect the skin from ultra-long UVA radiation, which accounts for 30% of sun rays that had previously gone unfiltered. The first company brand to include the technology in its product line is L'Oréal's La Roche-Posay Anthelios franchise.
  • In May 2022, Beiersdorf's skincare brand Eucerin announced that it would expand into the United States sun protection market with its Eucerin Sun line. With a comprehensive antioxidant complex consisting of five active ingredients, the Eucerin sun care line is designed to extend beyond sun protection and promote healthy-looking skin.
  • In February 2022, in the United States, Beiersdorf inaugurated an innovation center to accelerate local innovation and become the first center of excellence for therapeutic OTC and sun care products.

Sun Care Products Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables and Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Self-tanning Products

      2. 5.1.2 After-sun Products

      3. 5.1.3 Sun Protection Products

    2. 5.2 Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

      2. 5.2.2 Specialty Stores

      3. 5.2.3 Online Retail Store

      4. 5.2.4 Other Distribution Channels

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. Spain

        4. France

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Johnson & Johnson

      2. 6.3.2 L'Oreal SA

      3. 6.3.3 Beiersdorf AG

      4. 6.3.4 Shiseido Company Limited

      5. 6.3.5 Procter & Gamble Company

      6. 6.3.6 The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

      7. 6.3.7 Clarins Groupe International SA

      8. 6.3.8 Supergoop!

      9. 6.3.9 VLCC Health Care Ltd

      10. 6.3.10 Lotus Herbals Pvt. Ltd

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Sun Care Products Industry Segmentation

Sun care products are in the form of cream lotion and spray applied to the skin to protect against the harmful effects of the sun's ultraviolet rays. The market is segmented by type (self-tanning products, after-sun products, and sun protection products), distribution channel (supermarkets/hypermarkets, specialty stores, online retail stores, and other distribution channels), and geography (North America, Europe, South America, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East and Africa). The report offers the market size and values (USD Million) during the forecasted years for the above segments.

Self-tanning Products
After-sun Products
Sun Protection Products
Distribution Channel
Specialty Stores
Online Retail Store
Other Distribution Channels
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
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Sun Care Products Market Research FAQs

The Sun Care Products Market is projected to register a CAGR of 3.48% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Johnson & Johnson, Beiersdorf AG, Shiseido Company, Limited, Procter & Gamble Company and L'Oréal S.A. are the major companies operating in the Sun Care Products Market.

Middle East and Africa is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Europe accounts for the largest market share in Sun Care Products Market.

The report covers the Sun Care Products Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Sun Care Products Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

The key factors driving the Sun Care Products Market are a) Growing public awareness of the dangers of UV radiation and the link to skin cancer fuels demand for sun protection products b) Participation in outdoor recreation and travel is on the rise, leading to a greater need for sun protection

Sun Care Products Industry Report

The global sun care products market is experiencing significant growth, driven by increasing awareness of UV protection and skin cancer prevention. A surge in demand for high SPF and mineral-only products, alongside a preference for sustainable and natural ingredients such as coconut and argan oil, signifies a shift towards more luxurious and eco-conscious sun care solutions. Multi-functional products, blending moisturizers with SPF, are gaining popularity for their convenience and efficacy. Despite challenges like seasonal demand fluctuations and restrictions on certain ingredients, the market is expanding, with a diverse range of sun-protection, after-sun, and tanning products leading the segment. Distribution is transitioning more towards online platforms, enhancing consumer accessibility and convenience. This market growth is bolstered by a trend towards health-conscious, natural, and multifunctional skincare solutions, as detailed in Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports, offering insights into market share, size, and growth forecasts. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Sun Care Products Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)