United Kingdom (UK) Health and Beauty Market Size, Trends, Consumer Attitudes and Key Players, 2021-2026

Pages: 61 Published: September 08, 2022 Report Code: GDCS220000CSUK

The UK health & beauty market size was GBP36.7 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow with a CAGR of more than 2% during 2021 – 2026. The essential nature of many categories, such as bathroom toiletries, paper products and baby care helped to protect the sector during the pandemic and will continue to offer protection throughout the cost-of-living crisis as consumers will not be willing to forgo these necessary items.

The UK health & beauty market research report offers comprehensive insight and analysis of the country’s health & beauty market, the major players, the key drivers, and consumer attitudes. It also provides a detailed analysis of the key trends shaping the market, market size and forecasts, and the performance of key retailers.

United Kingdom (UK) Health and Beauty Market Size

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The UK Health & Beauty Market Segmentation by Key Categories

The UK health & beauty market is categorized into health and beauty. The health category held the largest revenue share in 2021, as consumers’ awareness of personal health and wellness remains heightened following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, consumer desire for small treats and luxuries will support growth of the beauty segment during the forecast period.

The UK Health & Beauty Market Analysis, by Categories

The UK Health & Beauty Market Analysis, by Categories

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The UK Health & Beauty Market Segmentation by Distribution Channels

The key distribution channels in the UK health & beauty market are drug stores and health & beauty stores, hypermarkets, supermarkets and hard discounters, multi-channel retail, and online specialists among others. The drug stores and health & beauty stores were the most preferred distribution channel, followed by hypermarkets, supermarkets, and hard discounters.

The UK Health & Beauty Market Analysis, by Distribution Channels

The UK Health & Beauty Market Analysis, by Distribution Channels

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Competitive Landscape

The leading players in the UK health & beauty market are Boots, Tesco, Specsavers, ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Llyods Pharmacy, Superdrug, Morrisons, Well Pharmacy, and Aldi among others. Boots had the largest share among the UK health & beauty market vendors. Tesco and Sainsbury’s are expected to maintain a stable performance as as consumers purchased from supermarkets more than other retailers, prioritising food spend and essential visits.

The UK Health & Beauty Market Analysis, by Leading Players

The UK Health & Beauty Market Analysis, by Leading Players

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The UK Health & Beauty Market Overview

Market Value (2021) GBP36.7 billion
CAGR (2021 – 2026) >2%
Key Categories Health and Beauty
Key Distribution Channels Drug Stores and Health & Beauty Stores, Hypermarkets, Supermarkets and Hard Discounters, Multi-Channel Retail, and Online Specialists
Leading Players Boots, Tesco, Specsavers, ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Llyods Pharmacy, Superdrug, Morrisons, Well Pharmacy, and Aldi

Reasons to Buy

  • Using our five-year forecasts to 2025, learn which areas of the health & beauty market will be the fastest performing to enable focus and investment in these winning product areas.
  • Understand how drivers of health & beauty purchases, such as range, price, and quality, vary in importance among different demographics to maximize sales potential.
  • Use our in-depth analysis of the challenges faced by key retailers in the sector to understand how to steal shoppers and market share.

Key Players

Aldi
Amazon
ASDA
ASOS
B&M
Beauty Pie
Boots
Cult Beauty
Debenhams
Feelunique
Flannels
Glossier
Harrods
Holland & Barrett
Home Bargains
John Lewis & Partners
Lidl
Lloyds Pharmacy
Lookfantastic
Marks & Spencer
Morrisons
Next
Poundland
Primark
Sainsbury's
Savers
Specsavers
Superdrug
Tesco
The Body Shop
The Hut Group
TK Maxx
Well Pharmacy
Wilko

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Executive summary

The UK health & beauty market is set to recover to pre-pandemic levels in 2022, driven by rising inflation

Discounters are set to gain share from specialists amid the cost-of-living crisis

Value for money and quality are the most important purchase drivers, with ingredients also an important consideration for young consumers

KEY TRENDS

Market drivers

Market inhibitors

Key Trends: Rising cost of living impacting shopping habits

Key Trends: Discounters will appeal as budgets are squeezed

Key Trends: Retailers focusing on improving beauty propositions

Key Trends: Retailers focusing on improving beauty propositions

Key Trends: Online investment

Key Trends: Sustainability

Strategies for success

MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS

Five year growth 2016-2026

Market size, 2016-2026

Market growth drviers, 2019-2026

CATEGORY PERFORMANCE AND FORECASTS

Key category trends

Health & Beauty categories

Market by category %, 2016-2026

Category segment value and forecast, 2021 & 2026

CHANNEL PERFORMANCE AND FORECASTS

Online market, 2016-2026

Channel growth, 2016-2026

Market by channel, 2021 and 2026

Channel value and forecast, 2021 and 2026

REVENUE AND MARKET SHARES OF TOP 10 PLAYERS

Top 10 retailers, 2022

Market shares of the top 10 retailers

Top 20 most visited and purchased from retailers for Health & Beauty, 2022

Health & Beauty competitor overlap, 2022

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE: PROFILES OF LEADING PLAYERS

Boots

Superdrug

Sainsbury’s

Aldi

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE: RETAILERS TO WATCH

Retailers to watch: Amazon

Retailers to watch: THG

Retailers to watch: Home Bargains

Retailers to watch: Next

Retailers to watch: Beauty Pie

Retailers to watch: Flannels

CONSUMERS

Key consumer trends

Health & Beauty penetration and profile

Health & Beauty category penetration

Health & Beauty channel usage

Fulfilment methods

Health & Beauty purchase frequency

Health & Beauty consumer drivers

METHODOLOGY, DEFINITIONS AND CONTACTS

List of Tables

List of Tables

UK Health & Beauty Channel Value & Forecast, 2021 & 2026

Top 10 UK Health & Beauty Retailers, 2022

UK Health & Beauty Market by Sub Category 2021 & 2026

UK Health & Beauty Competitor Overlap, 2022

UK Health & Beauty Category Penetration by Demographic, 2022

UK Health & Beauty Channel Usage by Demographic, 2022

UK Health & Beauty Fulfilment Methods, 2022

UK Health & Beauty Consumer Drivers, 2022

List of Figures

List of Figures

UK Health & Beauty Market GBP m, 2016, 2021, 2026 & CAGR %

UK Health & Beauty Market Value GBP bn, 2016-2026

UK Health & Beauty Market Annual Growth %, 2015-25

UK Health & Beauty Market Growth Driver, Inflation & Volume, 2019-2026

UK Health & Beauty Categories by Value GBP bn, 2021 & 2026​

UK Health & Beauty Categories by Value Growth %, CAGR, 2021-2026

UK Health & Beauty Market by Category %, 2016-2026

UK Health & Beauty Online Market Size GBP bn and Online Penetration %, 2016-2026

UK Health & Beauty Channel Growth, 2016-2026

UK Health & Beauty Market by Channel, 2021 and 2026

Market Shares of Top 10 UK Health & Beauty Retailers, 2020-2022

Top 20 Most Visited Retailers for Health & Beauty %, 2022

Top 20 Most Purchased from Retailers for Health & Beauty %, 2022

Boots’ UK Health & Beauty sales GBP m, 2018-2022, and annual growth %

Boots’ UK Health & Beauty market share % 2018-2022

Boots’ UK Health & Beauty Penetration %, 2022

Superdrug’s UK Health & Beauty sales GBP m, 2018-2022, and annual growth %

Superdrug’s UK Health & Beauty market share % 2018-2022

Superdrug’s UK Health & Beauty Penetration %, 2022

Sainsbury’s UK Health & Beauty sales GBP m, 2018-2022, and annual growth %

Sainsbury’s UK Health & Beauty market share % 2018-2022

Sainsbury’s UK Health & Beauty Penetration %, 2022

Aldi’s UK Health & Beauty sales GBP m, 2018-2022, and annual growth %

Aldi’s UK Health & Beauty market share % 2018-2022

Aldi’s UK Health & Beauty Penetration %, 2022

UK Health & Beauty Penetration %, 2022

UK Health & Beauty Profile %, 2022

UK Health & Beauty Penetration %, 2022

UK Health & Beauty Channel Usage %, 2022

UK Health & Beauty Fulfilment Methods %, 2022

UK Health & Beauty Purchase Frequency, 2022

UK Health & Beauty Consumer Drivers %, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

The health & beauty market size in the UK was GBP36.7 billion in 2021.

The health & beauty market in the UK is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 2% during 2021 to 2026.

The UK health & beauty market is categorized into health and beauty.

Some of the top distribution channels in the UK health & beauty market are drug stores and health & beauty stores, hypermarkets, supermarkets and hard discounters, multi-channel retail, and online specialists among others.

The key players in the UK health & beauty market are Boots, Tesco, Specsavers, ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Llyods Pharmacy, Superdrug, Morrisons, Well Pharmacy, and Aldi among others.

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