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Personal Care Ingredients: Where the Opportunities Lie Post COVID-19

Personal Care Ingredients: Where the Opportunities Lie Post COVID-19

While the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted overall demand for personal care ingredients, some segments fared better than others. With our finger on the pulse of the personal care ingredients market, here’s our take on where the opportunities lie.  

 “Personal care ingredients will play a vital role in the economic recovery of countries post COVID-19,” says Kunal Mahajan, Project Manager in our Chemicals & Energy practice. “As such, companies that manufacture these ingredients are well-positioned to experience opportunities in the short term. Evonik, BASF, Ashland, and Symrise are among those we’re keeping our eye on.” 


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How Indie Brands Helped Power the Clean Beauty Market

How Indie Brands Helped Power the Clean Beauty Market

The market for clean beauty (or natural personal care products) rebounded strongly in 2021 – and our research shows that the increase was greatly due to indie beauty brands. 

Compared to 2020, clean beauty saw a boost of 10% in 2021; several of the strongest gains upwards of 100% year-over-year growth were experienced by indies, which collectively account for about 12% of total market sales. Continue reading

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Back In Business: The Professional Cleaning Market in Germany Is on the Rebound

After experiencing some strong gains and simultaneous declines in 2020 as a result of business closures, the I&I cleaning market is on the rebound in Germany.   

The first nationwide measures in response to COVID-19, implemented on March 22, 2020, reduced the consumption of various cleaning products in many end-use segments through 2020 and even into 2021, leading to declines in sales of laundry products, dishwashing chemicals, and some floor and specialty surface cleaning products. But despite the drastic protocols – which included partial lockdowns; closings of foodservice, recreational facilities, and educational institutions; and suspension of non-emergency visits to healthcare facilities, all as there was a rapid shift to work-from-home situations for many employees – the German market experienced strong surges in sales of other products like hand care and surface disinfectants, driven by increased cleaning frequency and a focus on killing germs. Continue reading

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Medical Dispensing Skin Care: 5 Ways to Generate New Demand

The medical care providers channel has been the shining star of the professional skin care market for several years, registering double-digit growth in 2021 to reach $2.3 billion, according to our Medical Dispensing Skin Care: Global Market Brief report. While the COVID-19 pandemic caused physicians around the world to temporarily shutter their doors, opportunities nevertheless arose, resulting in an unprecedented global surge in sales of medical dispensed skin care brands. 

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Best of Pharma Excipients 2021

Pharmaceutical Excipients: Top 5 Picks for 2021

Pharmaceutical excipients play a crucial role in the industry, streamlining the processing of the drug delivery system during its manufacturing, boosting the effectiveness and/or delivery of the drug, and helping to maintain the integrity of the drug during storage. Choosing the correct excipient can reduce manufacturing costs and make all the difference in terms of patient compliance and overall success of the drug. As such, pharmaceutical excipients represent a lucrative market offering a plethora of opportunities.
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Agrochemicals/Specialty Pesticides: Top 5 Picks for 2021

While production and supply within the agrochemicals market were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the future of the industry, nonetheless, continues to be positive, driven by global population growth, the increasing need to cut crop losses and maximize yields, consumer trends toward sustainably produced food, and the role of agrochemicals in helping to mitigate climate change. However, that’s not to say all is rosy.
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Energy: Top Picks for 2021

In 2021, the energy industry witnessed changes on a transformational level. These included global supply chain disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the enhanced focus worldwide on greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonization, and multiple groundbreaking technological advancements. 
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Top 5 Resources for the Healthcare Industry 2021

Consumer Healthcare: Top 5 Picks for 2021

Looking back at the second year of the global pandemic, we’re reflecting on the issues that shaped the consumer healthcare industry while gauging consumers’ top priorities. One of the most notable themes of 2021 was the increased demand for wellness and treatment products, a trend that is expected to continue for the next several years. Fueled by the growing interest in wellness, innovative products are launching in categories focused on immunity and the “beauty from within” market. 
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