The snail-based cosmetics market is expected to register a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period of 2023 to 2031. Women's skin conditions such as stretch marks, dry skin, acne, age spots, rosacea, and burns are driving the need for snail cosmetic products. Snail slime-based anti-aging and anti-acne lotions are becoming increasingly popular among the elderly due to their wrinkles and acne problems. Increased understanding of snail mucin's beauty-enhancing oxidants, such as hyaluronic acid, proteins, elastin, antioxidants, glycolic acid, and antimicrobials, is anticipated to accelerate market growth in the near future. Increasing the use of natural components in skincare products also contributes to market expansion. Key market participants in the worldwide snail beauty products market are using strategies such as product portfolio expansion and merger and acquisition in order to enhance their global footprint.
Snail slime is used to formulate snail beauty products. Snail slime is an exoskeleton mucus released by the snail's body. The slime shields the snail from cuts, wounds, and ultraviolet radiation. The usage of snail slime as a cosmetic product can be traced back to Southern Italy, where ladies use snail mucin or snail slime to treat wounds and calm their skin. Nevertheless, Thailand remains the leader in the use of snail beauty products. Anti-aging creams, face creams, serums, face masks, moisturizers, and toners include snail mucus. These are readily accessible via web resources. The advantages of snail beauty products include skin restoration and healing, skin exfoliating, and skin hydration.
Increased Preference for Beauty and Skin Care Drives Market Expansion of Snail Beauty Products
In ancient Greece, snail slime was used to promote the healing of wounded or burned skin. Snail slime is currently utilized to produce serums, face masks, moisturizers, and anti-fade creams that are largely used to treat acne and rosacea, age spots, dry skin, wrinkles, stretch marks, razor bumps, burns, scars, and flat warts. The market for snail beauty products is primarily driven by an increase in the middle-aged population's predilection for grooming, a movement in preference toward natural skin-enhancing components, and a rise in snail farming. Individuals' increasing desire for snail beauty products is a result of an increase in skin problems. This is a significant aspect that is anticipated to influence the growth of the snail beauty products market. The industry for snail beauty products is being fuelled by the increasing demand for snail skin care products created with natural components, as well as a greater emphasis on physical attractiveness. In the coming years, the expansion of snail beauty products such as snail skin care, snail spa therapy, snail beauty cream, cell renewal cream, snail products for acne, snail face skincare products, and multi-purpose creams is anticipated to increase market statistics.
Increased Demand from Aging Population
With the senior population likely to expand by more than 8% in the next years, the need for numerous cosmetics products is anticipated to rise. Due to this desire, snail beauty products are projected to gain substantial popularity as anti-aging solutions.
In the coming years, it is anticipated that the properties of snail beauty products that minimize skin concerns such as acne and rashes and promote skin sensitivity through increased collagen and elastin production will become widespread.
An increase in the use of alternative medicine is also one of the primary factors contributing to the rise in the popularity of snail beauty products.
Investment Growth in European Snail Farming Drives Market Expansion
The governments of different European countries fund investments in ventures such as snail farming. According to William Reed Ltd., Guerdon exports 40 to 50 tonnes (25 million baby snails) annually to French farms. Due to its calming, therapeutic, and anti-aging qualities, the use of snail extract (to heal burns, etc.) is growing in the dermatological industry. Invertebrates, such as snails, are regarded as an important source of protein.
It is anticipated that the market share of snail beauty products would climb steadily over the next several years as a result of an increase in ads for these items. During the projected period, an increase in celebrity endorsements on television and social media platforms is anticipated to boost the market. In the near future, an increase in customer preference for beauty goods, an increase in disposable income, and an increase in the innovation of new products are anticipated to expand market opportunities.
APAC Remains as the Global Leader
In 2021, Asia-Pacific had the greatest revenue share of the worldwide snail cosmetics market. It is anticipated that the region will maintain its pre-eminence during the projection period. In 2021, South Korea held a significant revenue share in Asia-Pacific. A shift in consumer preference for natural skin care components has a favorable effect on the market for beauty products containing snail extract. According to the Government of South Korea, South Korea is the eighth-largest cosmetics market in the world based on sales. The increasing popularity of snail spas in Japan, Thailand, and Korea is driving demand for snail beauty products in Asia-Pacific, according to market trends.
Investment in R&D to Determine the Market Presence of Competitors
The global market is moderately fragmented, with a handful of major players commanding a large portion. Companies in the snail beauty products market are investing heavily in R&D in order to produce customized products with cutting-edge technologies.
AMOREPACIFIC US, INC. (Sulwhasoo), Benton, COSRX, Eveline Cosmetics, KOSÉ Corporation, Missha, Mizon Co., Ltd., TianDeRheinlandHalabis GmbH, Tonymoly Co., Ltd., and YEOUTH are industry leaders.
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