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75 Ageing Statistics, Population Growth, Product Usage, and Treatment Options

75 Ageing Statistics, Population Growth, Product Usage, and Treatment Options

Miriam Otero

13 min

April 8, 2024

Ageing is a natural part of life that shows up on our skin, telling the story of all we've been through. But caring for our skin and looking younger isn't just about how we look.

It's really about feeling good and confident. When we take care of our skin, we're also taking care of ourselves inside and out.

At HAIR & SKIN, we get it. Do you wish for skin that shines and shows how great you feel?

With our advanced technology and a team of experts, we've helped over 16,000 customers feel good about themselves again. We believe in helping you feel your best, not just look it.

Here are key statistics from the industry to give you a clearer picture of the ageing market. These stats show what's happening in the world of ageing and anti-ageing, giving us clues about what people face and what might change in the future.

Top 10 Ageing Statistics

  • By 2100, the number of people over 65 is expected to grow from 10% (as of 2022) to 24% of the global population, indicating a significant increase in the ageing population worldwide. [Source: 2]
  • Today, countries with a high percentage of older people include Japan at 30%, Italy at 24%, and Finland at 23%, all of which are high-income nations. [Source: 2]
  • In 2023, the worldwide market for anti-ageing products was valued at 71.6 billion U.S. dollars. [Source: 4]
  • In 2027, the worldwide market for anti-ageing products is estimated to be worth approximately 93 billion U.S. dollars. [Source: 3]
  • The impact of social media and beauty influencers has intensified the demand for flawless and youthful skin, thereby further propelling the market forward. [Source: 4]
  • The 35-55 age group currently dominates the global anti-ageing market share. [Source: 4]
  • Females currently have the largest share of the market. [Source: 4]
  • The high-income demographic currently makes up the majority of spending on anti-ageing products. [Source: 4]
  • The skin-care sector is the largest segment within the anti-ageing products market. [Source: 4]
  • France currently leads the sales in the global anti-ageing market. [Source: 4]

Global Ageing Population Statistics

The global population is getting older because of better healthcare, higher living standards, and fewer births. People are living longer, and there are fewer young people.

This change affects economies and healthcare systems, showing a growing need to support older adults better.

  • From 2015 to 2050, the percentage of the global population aged 60 and over is set to almost double, rising from 12% to 22%. [Source: 5]
  • Within the next thirty years, it's estimated that one out of every four people in Europe, North America, and Asia will be over the age of 65. [Source: 2]
  • Albania stands out as the most significant growth, with a forecast suggesting that by 2100, 49% of its population will be 65 years old and older. [Source: 2]
  • In 2020, there were more individuals over the age of 60 than there were children under the age of 5. [Source: 5]
  • By 2050, it's expected that 80% of the elderly population will reside in low- and middle-income nations. [Source: 5]
  • The population aged 80 years or older is projected to triple from 2020 to 2050, increasing to 426 million. [Source: 5]
  • In Japan, 30% of the population is already aged 60 years or older. [Source: 5]

As medical technology progresses and access to healthcare improves, people are living longer, healthier lives.

At HAIR & SKIN we want to make sure the ageing process doesn’t have to come with losing skin elasticity and wrinkles. Our treatments provide you with options to both treat and prevent conditions associated with ageing.

Skin Ageing Statistics

Skin ageing is a natural process that results from both the passage of time (intrinsic ageing) and environmental factors, like sun exposure (extrinsic ageing).

As we age, our skin undergoes changes such as wrinkles, loss of elasticity, and uneven pigmentation. Genetic factors, lifestyle choices, and external elements such as UV radiation and pollution influence these changes.

  • Aged skin showed a significant correlation with extremely low levels of surface moisture. [Source: 1]
  • As age increases, so does the occurrence and severity of skin wrinkling. [Source: 6]
  • Sunlight and UV exposure are key contributors to skin ageing, with light damage being the primary cause of external skin ageing. [Source: 7]
  • A survey was conducted among 848 Hangzhou residents to assess skin aging severity. The following results were obtained: [Source 6]
    • In the young group, skin wrinkling was observed in 33% of the participants. [Source 6]
    • Among the middle-aged group, the incidence of skin wrinkling rose to 87.8%. [Source 6]
    • For the older group, 100% of individuals exhibited skin wrinkling. [Source 6]
  • The earliest age at which fine wrinkles appeared was 21. [Source: 6]

  • Within the young group, 14 individuals reported experiencing stress and pressure from daily life, and among these, 6 (42.9%) displayed moderate wrinkling.

    This suggests that emotional factors play a significant role in the development of skin wrinkling. [Source: 6]

  • The earliest age at which loss of skin elasticity was noted was 22 years. [Source: 6]

  • In the old group, 94.3% of the participants experienced facial skin laxity. [Source: 6]

The ageing process of the skin is marked by symptoms such as wrinkling, hyperpigmentation, telangiectasia, enlarged pores, and actinic keratoses, with wrinkling and skin elasticity considered to be the most prominent features. [Source: 6]

Patients usually come to us because we provide alternatives to painful anti-ageing medical procedures, which most people see in a negative light.

Medical Director Dr. Hans-Georg Dauer from our team says, “Hyaluron is considered a gentle alternative to facelifts. It does not interfere with the movements of our facial muscles. There is no paralysis. Our facial expressions are not affected.”

In addition to hyaluron products, we also offer a painless and minimally invasive muscle relaxing treatment.

Skincare Statistics

Skincare is a fascinating and broad topic, encompassing everything from daily routines to the science behind product formulations.

Regular skincare can help prevent potential skin issues, like acne or premature ageing, making it easier and less costly than addressing problems after they occur.

  • Globally, South Korea is at the forefront of the skincare market, known for its innovative and effective beauty products. [Source: 9]
  • The global skincare market is expected to produce revenues of US$186.60 billion in 2024. [Source: 9]
  • The market is predicted to see an annual growth rate of 3.08% (CAGR 2024-2028). [Source: 9]
  • The per capita contribution to the Skin Care market revenue is expected to be US$24.09. [Source: 9]
  • In 2024, the United States is set to lead the market, generating a revenue of US$24,350 million. [Source: 9]
  • In 2022, over half of consumers worldwide, at 53%, expressed a preference for natural or minimal makeup styles. [Source: 8]
  • 39% of makeup users in a survey said they are looking for moisturizing face products. [Source: 8]
  • Millennials are more likely to prefer bold makeup for their everyday appearance compared to other generations. [Source: 8]
  • In the same survey, interest in SPF/sun protection products was 22%, and products for sensitive skin was 23%. [Source: 8]
  • From September 2019 to March 2022, purchasing products with at least one green or ethical feature rose by 55% globally. [Source: 8]

Starting at $25.56 billion in 2023, the revenue slightly decreases yearly, reaching $24.71 billion by 2027. This trend suggests a consistent, albeit slight, downward shift in the market for natural skin care products over the five years.

  • Nearly 38% of customers favour products with natural or plant-based ingredients over those with lower prices. [Source: 8]
  • In 2022, one in four people wanted brands to clearly disclose their ingredients. [Source: 8]
  • An increasing number of consumers are looking for products that offer added sunscreen protection. [Source: 8]
  • In the skincare market, the majority of consumers favour creams because they are more readily accessible for addressing skin issues compared to other products. [Source: 10]
  • The female demographic is more knowledgeable about skincare products and thus contributes the most to the demand in this market. [Source: 10]
  • Cosmetic stores lead in sales over supermarkets and convenience stores. [Source: 10]
  • European men and women show greater concern for their appearance and focus on enhancing the quality of their skin. [Source: 10]

Skincare is a blend of science, routine, and personal preference. Finding what works best for your skin type and concerns is key to achieving healthy, radiant skin.

Whether it's adopting a minimalist approach or indulging in a comprehensive routine, the goal is the same: to care for your skin's health and appearance.

Anti-ageing Product Usage Statistics

Anti-ageing products work by targeting various skin concerns with ingredients designed to improve skin health and appearance over time.

From moisturizers and serums enriched with antioxidants and retinoids to sunscreens that protect against UV damage, the range of anti-ageing products caters to diverse skincare needs.

  • The global anti-ageing market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8% from 2024 to 2032. [Source: 4]

  • Regions such as Asia-Pacific are emerging as key markets due to a growing middle class and evolving beauty standards. [Source: 12]

  • In 2022, the female demographic accounted for a dominant 80% share of the end-user market. [Source: 12]

  • The COVID-19 pandemic caused a shift in consumer behaviour, moving from traditional in-store shopping to buying anti-ageing products online. [Source: 4]

  • 80% of U.S. consumers are most troubled by skin texture and discoloration as their top cosmetic worry. [Source: 11]

  • 79% of U.S. consumers are most concerned about wrinkles around the eyes as their principal cosmetic issue. [Source: 11]

  • In 2022, the facial cream and lotion category led the anti-ageing market, holding the highest revenue share at 45%. [Source: 12]

  • As more men focus on skincare and grooming, the market for men's anti-ageing products is growing. [Source: 12]

  • The global market for anti-ageing products is split into offline and online sales channels. Within the offline category, there are specialty stores, supermarkets/hypermarkets, and other outlets.

    In 2022, offline sales dominated, making up 57% of the market's revenue. [Source: 12]

  • Online sales of anti-ageing products are also thriving, offering consumers convenient access to a wide range of options. [Source: 12]

The growing interest in maintaining a youthful complexion has fueled advancements in skincare technology and formulations, making anti-ageing products more effective and accessible.

Whether for preventative care in younger individuals or to address existing signs of ageing, the usage of these products reflects a broader cultural emphasis on wellness and self-care.

Anti-ageing Treatments Statistics

Anti-ageing treatments range from topical products, such as creams and serums loaded with active ingredients like retinol and vitamin C, to more advanced dermatological procedures, including laser therapy, chemical peels, and injectables like fillers.

  • Ceramide helps protect the skin against external stress, preventing dryness and contributing to the skin's barrier function.

    This indicates that ceramide plays a role in shielding the skin and counteracting the effects of external factors on skin ageing. [Source: 7]

  • A 3% retinol concentration is effective in addressing skin ageing. [Source: 7]

  • In a study involving 60 female participants with signs of skin ageing, each was given 200 mg of hyaluronic acid orally every day for 28 days. The findings demonstrated that hyaluronic acid was able to:

    • Enhance skin hydration [Source: 7]
    • Diminish wrinkle depth [Source: 7]
    • Boost both the elasticity and firmness of the skin [Source: 7]
    • These results highlight hyaluronic acid's beneficial impact on mitigating signs of skin ageing. [Source: 7]
  • Excessive UV radiation exposure can cause changes in the immune system and lead to photoageing, making it crucial to limit excessive sunlight or UV lamp exposure. [Source: 7]

  • In another study with 23 healthy women, taking 4 mg of astaxanthin daily for 10 weeks led to reduced skin moisture loss, smoother skin, and protection against UV damage, indicating astaxanthin improves signs of skin ageing. [Source: 7]

  • In a simple test with 50 women using a 20% vitamin C cosmetic applied daily, skin color, elasticity, and luster improved after 4 and 8 weeks. [Source: 7]

  • A study in the U.S. examined 796 anti-ageing products containing sunscreen, ascorbic acid, niacinamide, and retinol available from four leading retailers in the United States. The following results were seen:

    • Walmart provided the most affordable option for sunscreen products, pricing them at $2.00 per ounce. [Source: 13]
    • Conversely, Ulta had the highest price at $22.60 per ounce. [Source: 13]
    • When comparing average costs per ounce across all retailers, sunscreen products were the least expensive. [Source: 13]
    • Among the four retailers analyzed, Amazon had the highest cost per ounce for retinol ($76.20), vitamin C ($125.90), and vitamin B3 ($38.20) products. [Source: 13]
    • Walmart was also the most economical option for retinol, vitamin C, and vitamin B3 products, with prices per ounce at $19.80, $17.70, and $22.70, respectively. [Source: 13]
  • Significant technological progress in the anti-ageing product and service sector, especially within skincare treatments and products, has been observed.

    This includes advancements in treatments like laser therapy, microdermabrasion, radiofrequency devices, and LED light therapy systems, aimed at addressing different ageing indicators. [Source: 14]

  • By 2034, the anti-ageing product service market is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 101,843.40 million. [Source: 14]

  • Between 2024 and 2034, the anti-ageing product device market is projected to grow at a moderate CAGR of 5.30%. [Source: 14]

  • In 2024, the anti-wrinkle treatment sector is expected to secure a market share of 24.70%. [Source: 14]

As technology and research in dermatology continue to advance, anti-ageing treatments are becoming more sophisticated, offering personalized solutions based on individual skin types and ageing concerns.

At our clinics we make sure to perform skin analysis on our patients to ensure they recieve the most effective and lasting treatments for their speific skin types and conditions.

Your doctor will also lead you through every step of the treatment, thoroughly explaining the expected results while making sure your face maintains its elasticity and gains a more youthful look.

Frequently asked questions

What is the ageing population statistics?

  • By 2100, the global population aged 65 and over is expected to increase from 10% to 24%. Countries like Japan (30%), Italy (24%), and Finland (23%) already have a high percentage of elderly people. [Source: 2]

Which is best remedy for anti-ageing?

  • The best anti-ageing approach combines using sunscreens, retinoids, and antioxidants like vitamin C. These help protect against UV damage, stimulate collagen production, and fight free radicals. [Sources: 4, 7]

How can I tighten my skin naturally and permanently?

  • While permanent skin tightening without medical procedures is challenging, maintaining hydration, using products with retinol and vitamin C, and adopting healthy lifestyle habits can improve skin elasticity and firmness.

Which is the best brand for skincare?

  • The best skincare brand can vary based on personal preference, skin type, and specific needs. However, brands leading in the global anti-ageing market like those in France are highly regarded for their quality and effectiveness. [Source: 4, 9]

What causes skin ageing?

  • Skin ageing is caused by a combination of intrinsic factors, like genetics and time, and extrinsic factors, such as UV exposure, pollution, and lifestyle choices. UV exposure is a significant contributor to external skin ageing. [Sources: 6, 7]


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  5. [Source: 5] - Ageing and health by World Health Organization
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  11. [Source: 11] - Percentage of U.S. consumers who said select cosmetic concerns were most bothersome as of 2023 by Statista
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