As 2018 closes, we are looking back at the salon hair care market’s performance wondering what changes the year has brought to the industry and where did the market land in comparison to its historical performance. Between 2017 and 2018, the salon hair care industry grew at a steady pace of around 3%, although the category and country market performance varied. For example, while the U.S. market shows some slowdown compared to previous years, the Chinese market blossoms, driven by the development of e-commerce. In light of the recent changes on the global landscape, some of the key questions salon hair care players should be asking themselves include:Continue reading
The Chinese professional skin care market grows by nearly 7% in 2018, higher than the global market growth of 6%, according to Kline’s just-published China volume of our annual Professional Skin Care Global Series report. China continues to be the largest market for professional skin care products, accounting for approximately 40% of global sales in 2018. Significant growth of the medical care providers and retail channels primarily drives overall sales of the Chinese market.Continue reading
The professional skin care market in Europe and the U.S. continues to register strong growth in 2018, according to our soon-to-be-published Professional Skin Care Global Series report. The increase in both these markets is mainly driven by the medical and retail channels, and consumer demand is high for products containing retinols, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C in both markets.
The professional skin care market in Europe continues on a steady growth trajectory, completing another dynamic year in 2018 and registering higher growth than the year prior. The U.K. registers the highest growth of over 6%, followed by Poland. However, all other segments comprising smaller markets, including Scandinavia and the Nordics, register strong growth in 2018.
The market for non-surgical procedures has exploded over the last two decades and continues to be vibrant in the United States, recording strong double-digit growth to reach $3.5 billion in 2017, according to our upcoming Professional Aesthetics: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities study. This strong growth is driven by several factors, including growing demand for body contouring treatments, technological advancements, distribution expansion, increasing brand awareness as notable celebrities including Christie Brinkley have become the face of devices, such as Ultherapy (Merz), and partnerships with skin care companies to provide complete skin health to consumers.Continue reading
The U.S. professional skin care market performed at its best in 2017, posting a strong growth of over 6%. Findings from our recently published U.S. volume for our Professional Skin Care Global Series reveal several reasons behind this solid growth, and some of the noteworthy developments are discussed below.
- Two key channels continue to dominate
The medical care providers channel is the largest channel of distribution and continues to gain market share. The number of physicians providing skin care treatments and dispensing products is increasing quickly, creating a favorable environment for beauty marketers. Continue reading
Over 100 million Americans are affected by chronic pain, according to The American Academy of Pain Medicine. With the aging population, the number of people looking for pain relief solutions is set to grow. Currently, the most commonly used pain remedies are prescription drugs, OTC medications, rubs, and powered devices. According to Kline’s Nonprescription Drugs USA report, manufacturers’ sales of OTC medications are valued at almost USD 3 billion, growing at a slow pace of 1.5%. The topical analgesics account for USD 450 million, showing 12% growth. Powered pain management devices, with a market value of USD 250 million, are growing at over 20% in 2017.
Globally, medical care providers tend to be the channel of choice among consumers seeking help with their skin care problems, ranging from fine lines and wrinkles, to brown spots, acne, and sagging skin. The channel includes dermatologists and plastic surgeons that offer an array of both surgical and non-surgical procedures and skin care treatments that attracts consumers. In 2016, Americans spend $6.4 billion on non-surgical procedures, up 18.5% from $5.4 billion in 2015, according to the American Society for Plastic Surgery.
Medical care providers is the key channel driving growth in the skin care sector across several markets, including China, Europe, and the United States, according to Kline’s upcoming Professional Skin Care Global Series report. The channel records strong growth of 28% in China, 10% in Europe, and continues to record mid single-digit growth in South Korea and the United States.Continue reading