DERMOCOSMETICS: A BOOMING MARKET
Dermocosmetics are skin care products developed with pharmaceutical expertise. Historically born in France during the 1960’s and 70’s, the dermocosmetics market has evolved from a niche segment and declared domain of pharma-heritage brands, into a mainstream favorite. With consumers increasingly discovering that the secret to true beauty is healthy skin, the dermocosmetics market has witnessed a worldwide surge.
Across geographies, the number of people with sensitive and reactive skin is on the rise. Specific skin issues such as allergies, acne, eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis are pushing the demand for derma care products, which are sporting high levels of efficacy and are developed to treat specific skin conditions. Consumers today are concerned about the true effectiveness of skin care formulations, as well as the long-term effects on their skin’s health. Consequently, dermatologist-recommended brands have risen in popularity as these are believed to be most effective and safe for the skin.
PSYCHO-DERMATOLOGY FOR TREATING STRESS-RELATED SKIN ISSUES
Research is increasingly revealing that the link between skin and stress is more significant than previously thought, and that the health of the skin is intrinsically linked to emotional well-being. Psychodermatology, which is the combination of psychiatry and dermatology, acknowledges how the psychological state directly affects the skin. Under the umbrella of the mind-body connection, there is now a greater understanding of how mental health, particularly the response to stress, can impact the skin. Dermocosmetics brands (which have therapeutic value and offer products associated with reducing stress, boosting well-being, and encouraging feelings of calmness and relaxation) have become increasingly popular with consumers seeking holistic health and wellness benefits. In a post-pandemic world, health and beauty brands should be particularly mindful of mental and emotional health when planning their future developments as, for consumers, their skin is no longer the domain of just the derm.
LOUM Beauty of Calm – USA
LOUM Beauty of Calm is a clean beauty brand developed alongside a leading psycho-dermatologist (an expert in the mind-skin connection) which works to dial down and reverse the effects of stress on the skinand the psyche.
Disciple London – UK
Disciple is a natural wellness company for stressed-out bodies and minds, created by psychotherapist Charlotte Ferguson. Developed to provide multi-pronged solutions for those prone to a stressed-out complexion, its skin care aims to bridge the gap between the body and mind.
Ginger&Me – Australia
Ginger&Me is a brand on the science of neurocosmetics which works on a cosmetic-medicine level to specifically counteract the two modern-day skin disruptors: stress and neuro-aging.
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