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How K18 Became One of the Top 100 Best-Selling Salon Brands blog banner

How K18 Became One of the Top 100 Best-Selling Salon Brands

K18 has been making headlines in our Kline PRO U.S. database, with  revenue growth in excess of 100% in 2021. Granted, the brand was barely a blip on the radar of Kline PRO in December of 2020, with just one item — Khairpep K18peptide Mask — for sale. Then, in January 2021, a rebranding of the product, which included a name change to K18 leave-in molecular hair mask, brought a tripling of sales, followed by a tenfold increase in February. Sales through the year continued to rise, culminating in K18 breaking into the top 100 best-selling brands of 2021. 

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How Away-From-Home Cleaning Protocols Have Changed Since COVID

How Away-From-Home Cleaning Protocols Have Changed Since COVID

Cleaning in the away-from-home environment takes place two or three times more frequently now than in the pre-COVID era, according to our latest survey with over 600 industrial and institutional end users. A majority of 56% of respondents see increased cleaning frequency as the new standard and expect it to continue for the foreseeable future.   

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New Regulations Shaping the Chinese Medical Care Providers Channel

The National Medical Products Administration in China issued four new regulations to rule out counterfeit products and unqualified institutions from the professional skin care market. As these policies came into play, the medical care providers channel witnessed a strong double-digit growth of more than 27% in 2021, according to our Professional Skin Care Global Series report. The new policies regulate the industry from a product’s life cycle perspective, including the process of production, operation, circulation, and advertising; however, they catered to a limited expansion of brands, such as Winona, that focus on public hospitals. 

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Prestige Beauty Finding Meaning in Non-Traditional Channels

Prestige Beauty: Finding Meaning in Non-Traditional Channels

Prestige beauty brands like Clinique, Sunday Riley, and By Terry, have traditionally lived in high-end retail environments such as Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, and Sephora. Now, these brands are combining convenience, accessibility, and premium beauty in mainstream retail to reach today’s beauty consumer who is shopping cross channels more than ever before. This is especially beneficial for Gen Z consumers, who are navigating seamlessly online and offline for their beauty products.  

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India's Electrifying Journey Toward EV Adoption

India’s Electrifying Journey Toward EV Adoption

Long gone are the days when the electric vehicle (EV) “revolution” in India was considered mere buzz; the moment has clearly arrived. Sales of electric vehicles in India doubled in 2021 compared to 2019. Automotive players have made tremendous investments in setting up dedicated EV capacities, particularly in the two-wheeler segment. Numerous private players have also invested — and are continuing to invest — in infrastructure to support EV charging and/or battery swapping. Further, favorable policies by the central and state governments are creating an environment that will help drive EV sales. Against this backdrop, we provide an update on EV manufacturing, charging infrastructure, battery swapping, government policies and subsidies, and acceptance by Indian consumers.

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