Combination of hand wash and shower gel depicts the situation of the hour that helps to keep the hand sanitized and body clean.
Apr, 09

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Combination of hand wash and shower gel depicts the situation of the hour that helps to keep the hand sanitized and body clean.


Keeping one?€™s hand and body sanitized is what the demand of the situation is for fighting against any unseen epidemic _x000D_
Shower gels are such products that allow your skin to fight against the hot humid climate or beneficial for those who naturally have oily skin. The shower gel has a firmer gel-like consistency and typically has a higher concentration of fragrance. On the other hand, with raising awareness about the importance of hand hygiene as a part of personal hygiene, demand for specialized hand hygiene products in India is on an upswing. Since Indians have become more health-conscious, they are showing an appreciation for products that contain herbal ingredients and this does not translate into a proportionate amount of purchases. However, due to the frequent occurrence of infectious diseases through various viruses, bacteria, etc. and rising healthcare costs, Indian consumers are adopting a precautionary attitude. The involvement of these products keeps us up with daily hygiene goals._x000D_
Market insight_x000D_
Shower gels and hand wash products are one of the best personal care segments manufactured by many fast-moving consumer goods companies. As per the report ?€?India Liquid Hand Wash & Shower Gel Market, By Value and Volume, By Brand (Lux, Cinthol, Nevia, Dove, Santoor, Pears, Fiama Di Wills, Palmolive, etc.), By Pack (Pump Pack, Refill Pack, etc.), By Ingredients (Herbal, Non-Herbal), By Company (Hindustan Unilever Limited, Godrej, Wipro, Colgate, etc. ), By Sales Channel (General retail, Multi-Brand Retail, Online), By Demographics (Urban, Rural), By Tier (Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and Others), (Trends & Forecast), Outlook, 2025?€? published by Actual Market Research looking at the dynamic growth of this particular market there is a high possibility that market will grow at a CAGR of above 18% in the years to come. Consumers are finding that traditional soaps make the skin dry by stripping out the moisture, due to the presence of sodium hydroxide. This has led to growth in demand for shower gels as they hydrate the skin due to the presence of various oils and moisturizers. Body wash and shower gel are considered in the premium category of the products which have its highest penetration in urban regions due to the large presence of modern trade mode of distribution. _x000D_
India has seen a great surge in the adaption of hand wash products in the last couple of years due to increasing awareness of hygiene and keep one away from various diseases. It was seen that the adaption of hand wash products has surged with a CAGR of 17% in terms of volume in the last couple of years. The ongoing crisis of COVID 19 Coronavirus will be providing an even surge in its utilization as the consumers taking care of hand hygiene. Along with this, the government's initiative like 'Swach Bharat Abhiyaan' and 'Swastha Bharat?€™ will support in growing the market encourages the people to maintain cleanliness and hygiene. Traditionally, the most of sales of liquid hand wash and hand sanitizer were contributed by Institutions such as hospitals, offices, hotels, etc but now the trend has moved a step further by rapidly growing in households._x000D_
What leads to the demand for hand hygiene products?_x000D_
Most common natural hand wash & hand sanitizers are used oils extracted from plants. Vegetable Glycerin (optional), Aloe Vera Gel, Cinnamon Essential Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Lemon, Orange Essential Oil, Clove Oil, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Oil, etc. are found to be effective as Natural antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial & astringent ingredients in hand sanitizers & liquid hand washes. The demand for organic hand hygiene products is increasing on the back of growing health concerns in India. Thus, manufacturers are launching products made from natural oils. It is also commonly stated that plant-based hand hygiene is better for the environment than synthetic molecules. Recently, commercial hand hygiene products containing plant-based ingredients have gained increasing popularity among consumers, as these are commonly perceived as ?€?safe?€? in comparison to long-established synthetic chemical-based products. There is a need for further invention to better evaluate hand hygiene product compounds and develop new products that offer high protection from infections as well as good consumer safety._x000D_
Advancement of the shower gel segment_x000D_
Advancement of modern chemistry enabled the creation of shower gel (shower cream, body wash), specialized liquid cleaning products for cleaning the entire body during showers. The main difference between liquid soaps and shower gels is that gels don?€™t contain Saponified oil. They are based mostly on petroleum, have numerous chemical ingredients that help easier cleaning of the skin, lathers better in hard water areas, do not leave mineral residue on the skin and bathtub, and are in the balanced PH state (they don?€™t irritate the skin). Because some shower gels can cause drying up of the skin after use, many manufacturers insert various moisturizes into their recipe. Some use menthol, an ingredient that gives your skin sensation of coldness and freshness. The majority of shower gels have conditioning agents, and therefore are perfectly usable as both bodies wash soap and hair shampoo. _x000D_
How body washes products are different from traditionally used soap?_x000D_
It is usually a belief among people that using such products while bathing is just a straight forward task like all you need to do is get under the shower grab a little cleanser and scrub the day away. However, that is not the case here the application of soap, body wash or shower gels depends upon one's type of skin or on the type of regions that you in. People traditionally have the habit of using soap as bathing products but now a day the body washes are getting into the list of consumers. The main difference between soap and body in the form of what they come in. Mostly the soaps are harsher than body wash and can remove essential lipids and protein or can alter skin Ph level which leads to skin irritation. The body wash is generally more hygienic than soap as after taking bath the bacteria from one body may remain on it and have the chances that it can transmit on other bodies while bathing. In this case, body wash has the upper hand as it can avoid building up bacteria._x000D_