South America Bath & Shower Products Market Outlook, 2028

The market is primarily driven by rising public awareness of health and hygiene issues and increased standard of living.

The market for bath and shower products in South America is expanding rapidly. The market is primarily driven by rising public awareness of health and hygiene issues in the region. Furthermore, the hot and humid atmosphere, which causes sweating, has produced a demand for bath and shower goods. Furthermore, increased disposable income and a rising standard of living are leading customers to want more expensive and aesthetically pleasing bath and shower products with various smells and effective components. Furthermore, the frequent introduction of upgraded products, such as seed oil or vitamin-infused shower gels, has contributed to the market's expansion. Shower gel is in high demand among consumers because of consumer sophistication for liquid soap and bath products, as well as their simplicity of use compared to traditional bar soaps, which make the skin dry by taking away moisture due to the presence of sodium hydroxide. In addition, shower gels are becoming more widely available in supermarkets and hypermarkets. With increased awareness, people are spending large sums of money on health and skincare, particularly in metropolitan areas where shower gel use is significantly higher. South America boasts abundant natural resources, including exotic botanicals, minerals, and ingredients renowned for their beneficial properties. These resources are often incorporated into bath and shower products, attracting consumers seeking natural and organic options. Ingredients like aloe vera, cocoa butter, argan oil, and Amazonian plant extracts are frequently used in beauty and personal care products. South America has a rich history of traditional remedies and indigenous practices related to personal care. Many consumers value natural remedies and traditional ingredients passed down through generations. This preference extends to bath and shower products, where formulations inspired by ancient traditions, such as herbal infusions or indigenous medicinal plants, are sought after. According to the research report, “South America Bath & Shower Products Market, Outlook, 2028", published by Bonafide Research, the market is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period. Natural and organic bath and shower products are becoming increasingly popular on the market. They were looking for products made with botanical extracts and plant-based ingredients that were free of hazardous chemicals like sulphates and parabens. This development is consistent with the region's vast biodiversity and consumers' desire for clean, environmentally friendly solutions. Furthermore, when people's lives became busier, they sought bath and shower products that provided various benefits. This includes moisturising, exfoliating, and aromatherapy products, as well as those addressing specific conditions such as anti-ageing or skin lightening. Convenience and efficiency were highly rated. Personalization is becoming more important in the South American bath and shower products sector. Brands are allowing customers to customise smells, ingredients, and packaging, allowing them to create goods that are unique to them. South American consumers value personal care routines as a form of self-care and self-expression. Bathing is often seen as a ritualistic practice, representing relaxation, purification, and rejuvenation. Traditional cultural practices and beliefs related to bathing, such as indigenous bathing rituals and herbal remedies, continue to inspire consumer preferences for natural and holistic bath and shower products. South American consumers have a deep appreciation for the region's natural resources, which translates into a demand for products featuring locally sourced ingredients like Andean herbs, Amazonian botanicals, and Patagonian minerals. These natural ingredients are often incorporated into bath and shower products to evoke a sense of connection with the land and cultural heritage.

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Cultural festivals and celebrations also influence the bath and shower market, as consumers look for specialty products that align with these occasions. For instance, during Carnival in Brazil, vibrant and fruity scents are popular, while during religious holidays, soothing and relaxing scents are favoured. Moreover, South American consumers are increasingly embracing sustainability and eco-consciousness, aligning with global cultural trends. They appreciate brands that prioritize environmentally friendly practices, such as using recyclable packaging, minimizing waste, and supporting fair trade initiatives. In recent years, there has been a rise in conscious consumerism, where shoppers actively seek out products that align with their values and cultural beliefs. This has led to an increased demand for organic, cruelty-free, and socially responsible bath and shower products. Overall, cultural trends in South America play a crucial role in shaping the bath and shower products market, infusing it with diversity, authenticity, and a strong connection to tradition and natural resources. Based on product type, the market is segmented into shop, shower, oil and others. Soap products, particularly bar soaps, have historically been more affordable and widely accessible compared to other bath and shower products. This affordability makes them a popular choice among a wide range of consumers, including those with lower incomes. Furthermore, Soap has been a staple in personal hygiene routines for generations. It is deeply ingrained in South American culture and traditions, making it a familiar and trusted option for bathing and showering. This cultural familiarity contributes to the enduring popularity of soap products. Soap products are generally more affordable and accessible compared to other bath and shower products. They are available in a wide range of price points, making them affordable for a broad range of consumers, including those with lower incomes. Soap can be found in various retail outlets, from supermarkets to local markets, making it easily accessible to consumers throughout South America. South American consumers often appreciate natural and traditional ingredients in their personal care products. Soap, particularly artisanal or locally made varieties, can be formulated with natural ingredients such as herbs, oils, and botanical extracts. These appeals to consumers seeking simplicity, authenticity, and connections to traditional practices and remedies. The price range of the market includes, mass and premium, the mass range dominates the market with significant market share. South America has a diverse range of income levels, and affordability is a key consideration for many consumers. Mass price range products are generally more affordable compared to premium or luxury options, making them accessible to a larger portion of the population. Consumers in South America often prioritize value for money and seek affordable options that meet their basic bathing and showering needs. South America has a significant population, and the mass market segment represents a substantial portion of consumers. Due to the larger consumer base, mass price range products have the potential to generate higher sales volume, which can be advantageous for manufacturers and retailers. To cater to a broader customer base, brands often focus on offering affordable options within the mass price range. Consumer behavior in South America is influenced by cultural, economic, and social factors. Many consumers prioritize basic necessities and practicality in their purchasing decisions. Bath and shower products are considered essential items, and consumers tend to look for affordable options that provide satisfactory quality and functionality. This behavior drives the demand for mass price range products. End-User segment includes, female, male and unisex. The female segment is dominating market with highest market share and on other hand male segment is expected to register highest CAGR of the market.

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Manmayi Raval

Manmayi Raval

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The distribution channel of the market includes specialist retail stores, supermarket / hypermarket, convenience stores, online retail channel and other distribution channel. Among them the market is dominated by specialist retail stores with significant market share. Traditional retail outlets have extensive reach and accessibility, catering to a wide range of consumer needs and preferences. They offer convenience, competitive pricing, and a variety of product options under one roof. These factors make traditional retail channels attractive to both consumers and manufacturers. Specialist retail stores generally cater to a specific target audience, such as those seeking premium or specialized products, or those with specific skincare concerns. They often offer a curated selection of brands and products, providing a specialized shopping experience. The online channel is expected to exhibit highest CAGR of the market during the forecast period. The rise in internet penetration, extensive increase in E-commerce industry and convenience of online shopping is propelling the online distribution channel in South America bath and shower products market. Considered in this report • Geography: South America • Historic year: 2017 • Base year: 2022 • Estimated year: 2023 • Forecast year: 2028 Aspects covered in this report • South America Bath & Shower Products market with its value and forecast along with its segments • Country-wise Bath & Shower Products market analysis • On-going trends and developments • Top profiled companies • Strategic recommendation

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Countries Covered in the report: • Brazil • Argentina • Colombia By Product Type: • Soap • Shower • Oil • Others By Soap Types: • Premium • Herbal Medicinal • Standard Deo • Baby By Shower Gel Types: • Gel/ Cream • Foam • Scrub • Oil By Foam: • Solid • Gel • Liquid • Others By Ingredients: • Conventional • Organic By Price Range: • Mass • Premium By End User: • Female • Male • Unisex By Distribution Channel: • Specialist Retail Stores • Supermarkets/Hypermarkets • Convenience Stores • Online Retail Channels • Other Distribution Channel The approach of the report: This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and listing out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third-party sources such as press releases, annual report of companies, analysing the government generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducted trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us we have started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources. Intended audience: This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to Bath & Shower Products industry, government bodies and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.

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