Natural Products

Growing Online Ratings for Solution-based Natural Products

A new era of naturals has begun, with solutions-oriented naturally positioned products launching in various categories, stretching from facial treatments to lash boost products and antifungal foot creams. Such products are penetrating the facial skin care category the fastest, with naturally positioned acne treatments, peels, and microdermabrasion and anti-aging products making their way into the Amalgam Digital Beauty Product Tracker by climbing up the ranks in their respective treatment segments.Continue reading

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Spending on Home Fragrances Soars Online

The home fragrances space is a changing landscape in 2017 as the market continues to see a dynamic shift in retail distribution among large, mid-sized, and small brands. Yankee Candle further penetrates the mass market throughout the year, entering Walmart’s doors in the spring, and the brand’s parent company, Newell Brands, opens its first ever experiential pop-up shop during the holiday season as consumers increasingly crave unique and exclusive shopping experiences.

The Internet also sees a big boost in sales as consumers shopping through online retailers, brand websites, and the Internet giant Amazon continues to rise. The direct sales channel has grown at a rate of 11.0% since 2012, and the channel’s share has risen from 10.6% to 16.2% in just five years, according to our soon-to-be-published Home Fragrances: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities report. Candle sales through the direct channel in particular have grown at a rate of nearly 19.0% over the same five-year period.Continue reading

Rose-inspired Skin Care

Flower Power: How Rose-inspired Skin Care is Climbing the Charts

Rose petals rose oil, and rose water—ingredients that date back centuries—are shining bright again in 2018. Kline’s digital tracking service Amalgam shows that 16 rose-infused products rank among the top 100 products in the astringent/toners segment of the facial skin care category in March 2018, compared with only 11 in January 2018.Continue reading

Amalgam’s Best-selling Products

Korean-inspired Makeup Among Amalgam’s Best-selling Products

Cushion compacts, a Korean-inspired skin care-infused foundation, brought to the United States in 2015 by AmorePacific, are having another moment in 2018. According to Kline’s digital tracking service Amalgam, the compacts with foundation-soaked sponges are gaining in popularity, as 18 cushion compacts rank among the foundation category’s top 600 products in March 2018, compared with 12 cushion compacts ranked among the category’s top 600 products in December 2017.

In fact, Missha M. Magic Cushion SPF50+/PA+++ is the third best-selling product in the foundation category in March 2018. The product moves up 34 spots to become the highest ranked cushion compact we have seen to date, as more on-the-go consumers take note of the nifty travel-sized product. Even more notable is that the Missha M. Magic Cushion is sold only on Amazon.Continue reading