Cosmetic products derived from all-natural food-based ingredients are referred to as food-based cosmetics. The range of food-based ingredients include fruits, vegetables, nuts, milk, and many others. Food products have always been active in cosmetic preparations owing to their nutritious content. The detoxifying properties of these staple foods increased their adoption as an active ingredient in the cosmetics industry.
The potential health benefits of healthy food on skin is the primary factor driving the adoption of food products in cosmetic formulations. Consumers across the globe have an interesting perception that healthy food is also good for their beauty. Scientific evidences related to the detoxifying effect of fruits and vegetables is motivating their use as beauty aids, thus driving the growth of food based cosmetics market.
However, concerns related to safety of raw materials procured is the key factor hindering the growth of food-based cosmetics market. The use of fruits and vegetables that are grown in inorganic farming practices causes severe toxicity in the products.
The Food Based Cosmetics Market has been segmented by product type into skin care, hair care, color cosmetics, and others. Skin care evolved as the largest category of food based cosmetics market owing to high consumer demand for eye creams and moisturizers derived from fruits and vegetables. Evolution of mushroom based anti-aging creams, Avocado based lip balms, fruit based cleansers are supporting the segment growth.
By geography, the Market is segmented into North America, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Europe, South America, and the Middle East and Africa (MEA).
Asia Pacific evolved as the largest market for food based cosmetics owing to the well-established market for cosmetic products and demand for natural products in countries such as China, India, South Korea, and Singapore. According to the investor presentation 2018 of L'Oréal S.A., Asia Pacific region accounted for a share of 55% in the global skincare market.
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