Beauty indie brands continue to unfold their power, contributing to industry growth with double- to triple-digit gains. Unique concepts, authentic stories, innovative ideas, customized solutions, and exotic ingredients, all supported by the digital force are behind the success story of indie brands. Heightened consumer interest in these focused, fine-tuned beauty brands brings these niche players into the spotlight. While overnight successes, like IT Cosmetics, Too Faced, and Becca, have been acquired by major companies, new brands, such as Nudestix, Glossier, and Kylie Cosmetics, have become the hot topic in beauty with their audience-focused approach to product and brand development.Continue reading
Drawing upon on our new and exciting feature, a complimentary highlights report that comes with subscription to our annual Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report, we’ve selected several trends to watch out for as we enter 2016.
- The rise of consumerism and expression of individualism
The beauty industry projects a further rise in consumerism and expression of individualism. The unique needs of consumers are addressed by marketers who offer personalized solutions and custom-made products.Continue reading
Innovation is the single biggest driver in the mature $64 billion U.S. beauty market. Consumers crave newness and, more than ever, demand value-added products that are not only “new and improved,” but truly deliver results. On May 15, 2015, CEW hosted its 21st Annual 2015 Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards to recognize some of the industry’s most innovative beauty launches from 2014. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at a few award winners that had a positive impact on the beauty market.Continue reading
After a lull following the global recession of 2009, merger and acquisition activity heated back up in 2013 and strongly continues into 2014. Among the most notable transactions so far this year are Henkel’s acquisition of three U.S. professional hair care brands, Sexy Hair, Alterna, and Kenra; Bayer’s purchase of Merck’s OTC and consumer care business, including Coppertone and Dr. Scholl’s; and L’Oréal’s purchase of NYX Cosmetics. The beauty industry has clearly emerged from the recession with a number of buyers that have significant cash on the books who are searching for attractive (and often smaller, niche) beauty brands and are willing to pay more than in previous years. As such, brands that were previously off the market are reconsidering availability.Continue reading
The FIT Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management Master’s Degree 2014 graduates are predicting a “seismic shift” in the beauty consumer based on their Capstone research. Several teams undertook extensive global research to develop a future view of the world of beauty and how the beauty consumer will evolve, presented at June 4th’s Capstone Research Presentations in New York, NY. Topics covered included: Accessible Beauty, Engaging the New Beauty Consumer, and Men’s Beauty.
The presentations provided a comprehensive view of how the beauty business and consumer will develop and unfold to 2030. Continue reading
Skin care is the most technologically advanced and fastest evolving category within the beauty industry. Building on an estimated market of $88 billion in 2010 and expected to reach over $102 billion over the next five years, this segment is being fueled by relentless growth in emerging markets, coupled with continuing demand for natural and anti-aging products in developed markets. Innovation and efficacy remain the keys to capturing and maintaining market share in this vibrant sector.
To this end, Kline is proud to be part of Skincare Ingredients 2012 Virtual Conference & Expo.Continue reading