The latest acquisition in skin care is Unilever’s purchase of digital-led brand Paula’s Choice, announced on Monday. This signals the continuation of Unilever’s buildout of prestige brands, as Paula’s Choice will join the company’s prestige family alongside notable skin care brands, such as Dermalogica, Murad, and Tatcha, among others. The substantial online visibility of Paula’s Choice, alongside its clinical-grade ingredient focus and accessible price points, has been a key success factor for the brand in recent years. Under the new ownership, it is anticipated that the brand will leverage these strong suits while further expanding its reach in the market through new distribution partners and product innovation. For additional brand and skin care insights, follow our Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report.
The pandemic ignited a renaissance for the home fragrance industry as consumers acquired a new appreciation for home scent while spending more time in their personal spaces. As we conclude research on this dynamic market for our 23rd edition in our Home Fragrances: U.S. Market Brief report series, we are anticipating the market to achieve a 17% increase in retail sales or greater, with candles notably outperforming the market. Continue reading
AlumierMD, a Canadian-based, professionally dispensed skin care brand, has quickly become a leading player in Canada’s professional skin care market since its debut in 2016. The medical-grade brand is exclusive to physicians; formulates products with clean, clinical ingredients that are free from substances banned by the EU, FDA, and Health Canada; and is most recognized for its award-winning vitamin C and E serum, EverActive C&E + Peptide. The brand is global, with distribution also in the U.K., Ireland, the U.S., and Germany. For additional brand insights, follow our Professional Skin Care Global Series report.
As the beauty industry approached its most important shopping season of the year, there was ambiguity regarding what the final picture would look like for single-brand retailers like Lush and Bath & Body Works, which are renowned for luring consumers with exclusive in-store experiences, desirable promotions, and giftable items. Now, after the holiday months, Kline’s analysis of foot traffic data from SafeGraph reveals that holiday foot traffic for this channel of the beauty industry was down 45% in November and December. Despite this significant drop, sales did not decline as significantly, courtesy of higher consumer spending and stocking up during visits. Continue reading
The subject of intimate beauty is becoming less intimate—and the market is seeing substantial increases as a result.
At one time, the topic of intimate beauty was considered taboo, and products were limited to mass retail aisles. But the U.S. market started to gain significant momentum in the last few years, and now, against the pandemic backdrop, intimate beauty products are expected to record a 13% increase in 2020, according to Kline’s soon-to-be published Intimate Beauty Care: U.S. Market Assessment and Opportunities. Encompassing bikini care, such as hair removal and ingrown hair prevention products; intimate cleansers, including washes and wipes; and intimate moisturizers, such as personal lubricants and external moisturizers for the intimate area, all product categories are forecast to influence growth.Continue reading
Intimate beauty was deemed a trend poised to shape the cosmetics and personal care industry this year. Now, with the unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak, consumers have prioritized essential items such as hand sanitizers, body cleansing products, and facial skin care. So what does this mean for intimate beauty care products as we make our way through 2020? Continue reading
Following a year of respectable performance in 2019 with 4.2% sales gains, the U.S. home fragrances market is poised to end the year with flat growth, which is considered an outstanding result in these uncertain times. Continue reading
Consumers have shifted to hand sanitizers in the last few months as an adequate substitute for handwashing to protect themselves against COVID-19. Due to the unprecedented surge in demand, heritage players like Purell and Bath & Body Works are facing out–of–stock issues, while a new wave of products has emerged courtesy of beauty companies large and small, including LVMH and Tan-Luxe. Continue reading
Last Friday, Nordstrom expanded its footprint in the Big Apple, debuting a flagship location with emphasis on products from emerging designers and exclusive, limited-time collaborations. The seven-level store, located at 57th& Broadway, is the retailer’s latest effort to offer a thoughtfully curated assortment of products spanning apparel, shoes, and beauty. The space is immersed in botanical décor and touch-screen kiosks to help shoppers navigate between floors, creating a museum-like experience.
While the new store features a retro sneaker boutique in partnership with Nike, several restaurants, and a stylist lounge, it is clear that the retailer is betting big on beauty, despite stalled growth of these products through department stores in recent years, as indicated in Kline’s Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report.Continue reading
Earlier this month, the Kline team joined hundreds of skin care professionals and enthusiasts in Washington, DC, at the annual American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) conference to explore all things new in the world of professional aesthetics. The highly attended show demonstrated interest in customized skin care and body applications to strategic partnerships and augmented offerings, and here are some of the notable tidbits that we observed on the floor through displays and conversations with industry experts. Continue reading