The cosmetics & toiletries market in the United States

First Findings from the Cosmetics & Toiletries USA Report

As we are in the process of conducting the research for our soon-to-be-published flagship Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report, we’re sharing a few insights that came to light so far in an interview with the report’s research team.

What continuing trends are we noticing this year?

Some of the major trends that continue to impact the beauty market are clean and sustainable beauty. The ingredient of the year is cannabis, which grows more popular with increased legalization in the United States. Meanwhile, investments, mergers, and acquisitions continue into 2018 and beyond as companies look to take advantage of new, trendy indie brands in the marketplace.Continue reading

Amalgam Trend Spotting

Amalgam Trend Spotting by Kline – Instant Beauty Results on the Label and on the Charts

Products that claim to provide instant results to satisfy the on-the-go consumer continue to climb the charts of Kline’s new digital tracking service, Amalgam, during Q2. Many of the products that make an appearance in the top 500 of their respective product categories highlight the count of seconds or minutes it takes to see results in their product names, and virtually all of these products improve their score and rank from Q1.Continue reading

Male Grooming Market

Male Grooming Madness Continues

Taking the industry by storm, male grooming continues to be one of the fastest-growing segments in the beauty and personal care industry, advancing at high single-digit growth rates. New product introductions, relaunches, aggressive marketing strategies by brands, and most importantly—accessibility and ease of purchasing of products with a click of a button—contribute to the dynamic growth of the category. Kline’s soon-to-be-published Male Grooming: U.S. Market Analysis report explores this dynamic segment, focusing on market size and growth, news-making imports, alternate channel analysis, key new launches, and product trends. Moreover, this edition has insights into the consumer’s mind by exploring areas that answer questions of key grooming concerns men want to address and influencers of purchasing decisions.

Kline’s experts answer some of your questions regarding the category: 

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Amalgam - New Textures

Amalgam Trend Spotting by Kline—New Textures and Glow Givers Help Hot Summer Items Move Up in Digital Sales

Products offering glowing skin and sun-kissed, beachy hair sans days spent in the sand move up the ranks in Q2 according to Amalgam, Kline’s digital tracking service.

One of the top trends revealed by Amalgam is tanning waters, a new texture in self tanners. Several appeared for the first time in Amalgam during Q2, including Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Water, St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse, James Read Gradual Tan Coconut Water Tan Mist Body, and Vita Liberata Invisi Foaming Tan Water with Mitt. Ten tanning waters rank in the top 600 in sun care in June, up from just one in March. Overall, the entire sunless tanning segment improves the score and ranking in Q2.

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Beauty by Subscription in USA

Beauty’s Big Movers: Indies and Beauty Boxes

We are about to kick off the 43rd edition of Cosmetics & Toiletries USA, our flagship report that takes a close look at the key drivers and trends, relevant product launches, changing competitive playing field, and evolving retail channel landscape that transform the beauty and personal care market, with a forward-looking analysis through 2022. Naira Aslanian, the report’s project manager, answers questions about key topics that will be investigated, including two agents that are helping to transform the industry landscape: indies and beauty boxes.Continue reading

Beauty Indies

Beauty’s Notable Disruptors Move Categories Across the Board

Indies, beauty’s notable market movers, are disrupting categories across the board with innovative product offerings and utilizing social media platforms to appeal to experimental consumers. Kline’s new Beauty’s Most Buyable Brands: Global Tracking Service will take a close look at these disruptors and assess what makes them relevant in today’s marketplace. In the following interview, Kline’s experts answer important questions on this upcoming report.Continue reading

Kline’s Karen Doskow and Dana Kruetzer at Indie Beauty Expo

Finding the Next Billion Dollar Buyout at the Indie Beauty Expo

More than 130 independent brands from around the globe, each with their unique concept and story, took over New York City’s Metropolitan Pavilion last week for this year’s Indie Beauty Expo (IBE). The event showcased the latest trends and new brands that are waiting to be discovered and hoping to follow in the footsteps of IT Cosmetics, GlamGlow, and NYX.

Natural beauty was certainly the theme at IBE, with more than 100 brands marked as green, clean, or both. Besides the obvious nature-inspired aesthetic, skin care products galore, and fascinated shoppers, here are a few brands that we thought were noteworthy:Continue reading

NYX is Coming to Town

You’d Better Watch Out, You Might Want to Cry—NYX is Coming to Town

NYX, the now L’Oréal-owned mass cosmetics brand that has taken the beauty market by storm, opened its first retail locations in Arcadia and Torrance, CA, in October. The brand has already opened a third location in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, and plans to open at least two additional locations in California before the end of the year. Major plans are apparently in place to transform the chain into a national retailer in early 2016, as initial signage has popped up in malls around the United States indicating that NYX is “coming soon,” potentially disrupting the beauty retailing landscape in a major way.

NYX had already altered the mass beauty market by covertly acquiring a cult-like following via a modern twist on grassroots marketing: putting free products in the hands of beauty vloggers.Continue reading

Beauty Retailing Keeps the Market Alive with Alternate Channels and New Chains

Beauty Retailing Keeps the Market Alive with Alternate Channels and New Chains

The retail landscape for personal care products in the United States is constantly evolving with many consumers no longer finding themselves tied to one particular channel. This puts pressure on retailers to create a fun, seamless shopping experience whether a consumer is purchasing in a store, online, or using a smartphone or tablet. In today’s post, Donna Barson, Kline’s Senior Associate for Consumer Products Practice, reveals some of the newest and hottest trends from the U.S. beauty retailing scene.Continue reading