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The organic cosmetics market in figures

In step with consumers’ desire for natural beauty and wellness, natural cosmetics are displaying solid growth.

Product ranges have expanded, distribution has broadened and consumers have confirmed their desire for more responsible products. The organic and natural cosmetics market is booming worldwide, with a turnover of 11 billion euros in 2018. In Europe, it has recorded average growth of about 7% per year over the last 5 years to reach 3.82 billion euros in 2018 (+7.2% vs. 2017). And the trend shows no signs of slowing down: according to estimates, European sales are expected to exceed 5 billion euros by 2023.[1]

France, the world’s third largest market for organic and natural cosmetics behind the United States and Germany, is at the heart of this boom. In 2018, the French market recorded a record turnover of 757 million euros, a jump of +18.7% compared to 2017.

Source : Cosmébio®.
[1] Source : Ecovia Intelligence 2019


Market offering breakdown

In France, organic and natural cosmetics are sold through a range of retail channels in the following proportions.

  • 25% in organic shops
  • 22% in drugstores and chemists
  • 22% on Internet
  • 11% in health institutes
  • 5% in mass retail.

Purchases of organic and natural cosmetics in France mainly concern care products. The following percentage of organic cosmetics buyers buy the following:

  • 82% face care
  • 80% hair care
  • 77% body care
  • 76% toiletries
  • 59% make-up
  • 45% massage and relaxation
  • 34% perfumery products

Source: Cosmebio.

Product categories on show in this sector

    • Body creams, gels and milk
    • Manicure, make-up, pedicure and hair removal products
    • Solid cosmetics
    • Soaps, shampoos, perfumes, etc.

The Cosmetics Innovations Forum

CosmebioDiscover the new products and niche brands on the natural and organic cosmetics market. On its space, Cosmebio® will be organising a series of special events to show visitors all the latest on-trend and innovative products. Throughout the exhibition, you will have the opportunity to test products, listen to brands as they present their new releases, and be pampered.

More information about the Cosmetics Innovations Forum


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