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Upcoming Webinar: Global Lubricant Basestocks & Synthetic Lubricant Basestocks Markets

Upcoming Webinar: Global Lubricant Basestocks & Synthetic Lubricant Basestocks Markets

If you are interested in the webinar, please register by Tuesday, October 16.A variety of challenges and developments within the global basestocks industry continues shaping the market landscape. Moreover, demand for synthetic lubricants, driven by OEM recommendations and regulatory changes, drives demand for synthetic basestocks.

Attend our live presentation led by two key Kline experts, Anuj Kumar and Sharbel Luzuriaga, on Wednesday, October 172018 to gain understanding of the current status of the mineral and synthetic basestocks industry with insights sourced from our two just-published reports Global Lubricant Basestocks and Global Synthetic Lubricant Basestocks.

Join this webinar to learn:
  • How is basestock demand likely to evolve amid the changing demand patterns in finished lubricant demand and new basestock supply creation?
  • How is new supply altering global trade flows?
  • What will be the impact of new basestock production technologies on global synthetic lubricants basestock demand over the next five years?


Professional Hair Care

Professional Hair Care Categories and Affiliated Salon Services Sales Hit 2018 Strong

The first half of 2018 results from Kline PRO USA, our powerful tool for the salon industry based on transactional data, is in. Unlike previous years when Q1 sales routinely fall off after strong fourth quarters that are fueled by holiday activity and gift card sales, Q2 historically trends back up with an increase of 3% to 4%. That did not happen in 2018 − Q2 sales fell 0.6%. While that percent is barely noticeable, it is not consistent with what is normally seen and does not bode well for Q3, which is customarily the weakest quarter of the year.Continue reading

Beauty Devices

New Marketers Help Fuel Beauty Device Growth in Europe

The European market for at-home beauty devices sees an influx of new market entrants from established beauty marketers, helping to keep it lively in 2017. These new launches create curiosity among new and current device consumers, enticing them to try the innovations.

L’Oréal’s luxury skin care brand Carita enters the at-home beauty devices market with the My C.L.E. cleansing device, which uses a combination of electric microcurrents and light therapy and claims to target anti-aging by improving skin firmness and skin radiance.  Beiersdorf, a prominent skin care marketer, also enters the at-home beauty devices market with its Nivea brand in 2017. With the Nivea Pure Skin Electric Cleansing Brush, the marketer penetrates the cleansing skin care category.Continue reading

UEIL Annual Congress in Budapest

You are invited to attend our presentation during the 2018 UEIL Annual Congress in Budapest

Sustainability has become an essential part of corporate growth strategies. The lubricant industry is increasingly playing a decisive role in achieving improved sustainability performance.

Sharbel’s presentation will navigate through the global bio-lubricants market and analyze opportunities existing in the key global markets, across end-use applications. Additionally, a brief description on the holistic approach the industry is taking in order to reconcile sustainability, cost, and performance, will be also provided.

LOCATION: Hilton Budapest

Budapest, Hess András tér 1-3, 1014 Hungary

Connect with Sharbel Luzuriaga, Kline’s Project Manager  at the 2018 UEIL Annual Congress in Budapest to learn more about the role of lubricants in achieving improved sustainability standards. 

Won’t be able to attend? REQUEST THE PRESENTATION DECK.


Booming Indies Feed Growth in Multiple Beauty Categories

Booming Indies Feed Growth in Multiple Beauty Categories

Nature-inspired products, social influencers, technology, indie brands, millennials and the rise of Gen Z are key trends shaping the U.S. cosmetics and toiletries market. Recording solid growth of 4% in 2017, the ever-evolving beauty market is poised for another year of success.

As we begin our research for the 44th edition of our legendary Cosmetics & Toiletries USA 2018 report, encompassing five product classes and 19 product categories, we take note of important developments and highlights. Continue reading

Spotlight on Fast-Growing Irwin Naturals Sales Up 440.0% Since 2016

Spotlight on Fast-Growing Irwin Naturals Sales Up 440.0% Since 2016

Kline will be publishing the 3rd edition of its Natural OTCs: Impact of Non-Drug Products on the U.S. OTC Market study later this month. One of the fastest-growing companies that emerged from the research is Irwin Naturals, based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1994, Irwin Naturals is a producer of soft gel-based herbal formulas sold in more than 90,000 retail outlets and online. The company markets a series of targeted herbal formulas in different lines for men, women, weight management, performance, and joint, heart, brain, and mood and energy support.

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Hair Care

Hair Care with Benefits Sells Well

As simple cleansing and conditioning of the hair is no longer enough, consumers are demanding a broader range of benefits from their hair care regimen. Hair care products with benefits such as hair hydration, scalp treatment, and fuller hair are on the rise, according to Kline’s digital beauty tracking service, Amalgam.
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Indian Beauty Market

Cosmoprof India Confirms that Distributors are Key to International Marketers Entering the Indian Beauty Market

The maiden edition of Cosmoprof India held in Mumbai last week didn’t disappoint. A notable observation was the presence of a myriad European companies, such as Eshel, LOOkX Dermo Cosmetics, Italcosmetici, MAXXelle, and Pettenon, among others, showcasing at the event with the intention of finding distributors/importers to enter the Indian beauty market. What is clearly evident is the common strategy of international brands using distributors to make inroads into the market. Continue reading

Product Innovation and Salon Digitalization at MCB Beauté Sélection

Product Innovation and Salon Digitalization at MCB Beauté Sélection

Last week, we attended MCB by Beauté Sélection in Paris, an emblematic show for beauty professionals willing to showcase their latest innovations and product novelties. Heavily focused on hair, most exhibitors were hair care suppliers followed by those promoting hair tools and electric devices. A large and increasing number of exhibitors were represented by hair salon software providers, since a recent regulation obliges all hair salons in France to digitalize and centralize their accounts. So far, 60% of hair salons are yet to be digitalized in France.Continue reading

Are Dipping Powders Here to Stay?

Are Dipping Powders Here to Stay?

While 2017 was a revolutionary year in the comeback of dipping powders and the introduction of a new form of sculpting gels packaged in tubes, 2018 seems to be rather quiet in terms of innovation. Some marketers are waiting to capitalize on their profits with their newly introduced product lines across these two product forms, while others are still evaluating their success.

The dipping powder trend picked up toward the end of 2016 and continues to be a mainstay in 2018, with most established and smaller brands now including it in their portfolio. Continue reading