Prevalence of acne keeps treatment sales up


Acne is the most common skin disorder within the United States, impacting millions of Americans and paving the way for researchers to feverishly develop new therapies and revamp existing treatment options at retail.

While acne usually begins in puberty, the reality is that it is not restricted to any age group. Even adults in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s can develop acne.

According to the most recent 52-week data from Chicago-based market research firm SymphonyIRI Group, sales of acne products rose about 3% to roughly $400 million at food, drug and mass, excluding Walmart.

One of the newer products to hit the market is Murad’s new Acne Overnight Soothing Gel for red, irritated skin due to acne. It is loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that work all night to help reduce the tenderness and redness caused by acne. The product will be available in September at such retailers as Ulta Beauty and Sephora.

In addition, the Clean & Clear brand recently launched its Advantage Oil Absorbing collection, which includes the Advantage Oil Absorbing Acne Treatment to help control blemishes and shine.



The article above is part of the DSN Category Review Series. For the complete Skin Care Buy-In Report, including extensive charts, data and more analysis, click here.

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