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Skin Industry Rosacea Research & Social Media


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To understand what is happening with skin industry rosacea research and social media you simply have to know the facts. 

Without a doubt most of the rosacea research is sponsored by the skin industry, particularly pharmaceutical companies and cosmetic manufacturers. [1] The skin industry is using social media to advertise to set trends. 

"Conservative estimates valued the global beauty industry at over $300 billion in 2018, according to a report from Trefis, a financial research and analysis firm. The global skincare market was valued at nearly $135 billion in 2018, increasing nearly 60% in the past 10 years. And Trefis projects it to reach $180 billion — an increase of over 30% — in the next five years." [2]

"Social media has opened up new avenues for purchasing and discussing skincare routines and trends." [2]

"The global cosmetics industry should be worth 438.38 billion by 2026." [2]

"Women in the US spend around $3,756 on cosmetics annually." [3]

"82% of women believe that social media drives trends." [3]

"The beauty industry is valued at $532 billion and is on a rapid upward trajectory, according to a new report from retail analytics firm Edited." [4]

"Cosmetics and personal-care companies will continue to benefit from social media influencers and brand ambassadors, even as they increasingly pivot to sustainable beauty and increased transparency in both manufacturing and pricing, the report stated." [4]

"At the same time, social platforms have evolved to be more shoppable by allowing consumers to purchase items they see in a post directly from the app. Thanks to features like Instagram Shopping and Pinterest's shoppable Pins, if consumers see an item they like, they can click on it to learn more and subsequently make a purchase." [4]

"One of the recent beneficiaries is IT Cosmetics, started less than a decade ago by former TV Broadcast journalist Jamie Kern Lima. She began working on her beauty line after developing hereditary rosacea and realizing that most foundations made her skin look worse. She wanted to create a formula that could work on women with skin problems like acne, wrinkles or rosacea." [5]

"Retailers Sephora and Ulta also provide a huge boost to small upstarts with potential, while consumers are willing to give different brands a try, especially those with strong followings on social media, like IT Cosmetics." [5]

"Another report from Statista projected that the global cosmetics market is projected to value at about 758.4 billion U.S. dollars by 2025." [6]

"The global skin care products market size is projected to reach USD 183.03 billion by 2025 expanding at a CAGR of 4.4%, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing demand for natural, herbal, and organic products that have no adverse effects is expected to boost the market growth over the forecast period. Skin care products include various synthetic and natural products, such as body lotions and face creams. Rising concerns regarding skin problems are also driving the skin care products industry." [7]

"As per the report published by Fior Markets, the global beauty and personal care products market is expected to grow from USD 493.34 billion in 2018 to USD 756.63 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 5.81% during the forecast period 2019-2026." [8]

Rosacea Research in Perspective of Funding

Rosacea Research in Perspective of Idiopathic Diseases 

As you can see from the above stats that there is plenty of money in the skin industry which uses social media to advertise and what small amount of rosacea research is being done, the vast majority is being sponsored by the skin industry. The huge amount of skin industry research is focused on other skin conditions that have a more devastating impact on sufferers, i.e., melanoma, psoriasis. There is way more research done on acne than on rosacea by the skin industry. And while some of the research be done on rosacea is without a doubt helpful to rosacea sufferers, do you think that the skin industry has an agenda in what research is being done, or possibly a bias in what is sponsored for research?  For example, what research was sponsored by the tobacco industry that probably was biased?  Do you think the skin industry may have similar motives?  Why does the pharmaceutical skin industry continue to sponsor the NRS, AARS, and the ARSC with millions of dollars, non profits whose board of directors are all businessmen or dermatologists, while ignoring requests for donations to the RRDi, a grassroots, patient advocacy non profit for rosacea?

Furthermore, since rosaceans have gone over to social media, could you volunteer to post or be a moderator of the RRDi social media accounts?

Would you like to see some independent rosacea research being done by rosacea sufferers?  Join the RRDi. Help make a difference. 

End Notes

[1] Rosacea Research Update

[2] The skincare industry is booming, fueled by informed consumers and social media,  Ahiza Garcia, CNN Business

[3] 45 Absolutely Astonishing Beauty Industry Statistics for 2021, Ljubica Cvetkovska, LoudCloud Health

[4] Beauty has blown up to be a $532 billion industry — and analysts say that these 4 trends will make it even bigger, Bethany Biron, Business Insider

[5] Why The $445 Billion Beauty Industry Is A Gold Mine For Self-Made Women, Chloe Sorvino, Forbes

[6] Cosmetics/Skin Care Market Could Exceed US $750 Billion by 2025, Financialnewsmedia.com News Commentary

[7] Skin Care Products Market Worth $183.03 Billion By 2025 | CAGR: 4.4%, Grand View Research

[8] Global Beauty and Personal Care Product Market is Expected to Reach USD 756.63 Billion by 2026 : Fior Markets, Intrado Global Newswire


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