Conditioning Polymers Are at Risk as Some Personal Care Products Take a Hit 

As COVID-19 continues to have a negative impact on the personal care industryconditioning polymers are expected to be among the least-resilient ingredients in the category. 

Losses within the personal care industry are expected to vary from one product category to another. For example, demand for soaps, hand and body lotions, and hand sanitizers is expected to grow during the pandemic as the importance of hygiene increases. Similarly, demand for oral care products is not expected to be impacted, as people will continue to use them regularly. On the other hand, demand for hair styling products is expected to decline. 

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COVID-19 pandemic proved that brands valuing safety and community are reigning supreme in the market

Knowing Your Audience Is Key to Male Grooming and Indie Brands

Despite struggles in the general beauty market, some segments are experiencing bright spots as a result of increasing consumer interest. Hand sanitizers, clean beauty, and self-care products had already been on the rise as consumers refocused or focused for the first time on these goods as a way to combat time in quarantine. But a surprising segment with renewed consumer interest is male grooming.Continue reading

Gift Card Sales Help Salons Stay Afloat

Gift Card Sales Help Salons Stay Afloat

Many salon clients across the United States went into panic mode when salons were indefinitely closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Consumers’ initial thoughts revolved around how they would maintain their look without a regular salon visit, but as the shutdown extended from days to weeks to months, concern shifted to the salons themselves. Customers realized that salon owners and stylists—people they depend upon and trust, people who are often neighbors or friends—had their livelihoods snatched from them with no warning.Continue reading

2020 U.S. Crop Protection Programs for Distributors, Retail, and Growers 

Kline recently published its second report analyzing the 2020 crop protection programs offered to distributors, retail, and growers by the key researchbased and generic crop protection suppliersThe EFFECTIVENESS OF U.S. CROP PROTECTION COMPANY CHANNEL INCENTIVES: AN OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS report includes a spreadsheet layout of program summaries, organized by supplier, product type, and type of program, along with the estimated percent payout potential by product.  

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Emollients are Among the Least COVID-19-Impacted Ingredient Groups in Personal Care  

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the world, it continues to impact global markets, including personal care. While many personal care products are essential, others are not, including products for which consumers will make alternate choices. Consequentlythe pandemic is expected to adversely impact the demand for personal care ingredients. However, the impact is expected to vary from one product category to another.

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Key Growth Forces in the Chinese HI&I Ingredient Market 

The market of ingredients for household, industrial, and institutional (HI&I) cleaning applications is going through changes across all regions of the world. Innovation in dosage forms, increasing disposable income in developing countries, the growing importance of the green movement, and environmental regulations are some of the key trends driving those changes. Herewith, we are highlighting some insights into the Chinese market from our HI&I study, scheduled to be published in Q4 2020.  

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[WEBINAR] ASEAN Lubricants Market – Key Drivers and Trends

Despite a major setback due to the pandemic, the lubricants market in ASEAN region is very dynamic and presents strong growth prospects over the forecast period. Overall, growth is expected to be driven by the consumer segment, followed by the commercial and industrial segments. Government regulations and policies, COVID-19’s impact in the short term, consumer purchasing power, government spending on key industries, and international trade and commodity prices are some of the factors that can critically impact industrial and commercial automotive lubricants segments over the forecast period. Learn about this dynamic market from the upcoming webinar.

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Bright Future – Key Factors Driving the Biotechnology Products in Personal Care  

Biotechnology is one of the fastest-growing categories of cosmetics products in the world.  

In the personal care actives industry, the term “biotechnology products” indicates all products manufactured through bioprocesses, which primarily includes products produced with extracts from micro-organisms. Cosmetics companies are gradually adopting these technologies, as they offer better results on topical application and meet consumer demand for high-efficacy and natural products.  Moreover, growing consumer awareness about sustainable sourcing favors the growth of biotechnology actives, which are derived from natural sources. 

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The Latest Acquisitions Prove the Biologics Market’s Resistance  

On October 6, 2020, Syngenta Group announced the acquisition of Valagro, a leading biologicals company, by its business unit, Syngenta Crop Protection. This investment positions Syngenta Crop Protection as one of the key global companies poised to shape the rapidly growing biologicals market. This market is expected to nearly double in size over the next five years. Valagro will continue to operate as an independent brand in the market within the Syngenta Crop Protection business.

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