The fashion and beauty industries have always been closely aligned, with runway trends often dictating the latest crazes in makeup and hairstyles. The two industries have now officially collided with the arrival of cosmetic textiles. The cosmetotextile market’s recent rise is paving the way for a new means in which consumers can consider their garments, providing a new growth avenue for both cosmetic and apparel manufacturers.Continue reading
CEW’s Product Demonstration, an annual event where beauty’s best showcase their finest creations, took place last week at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York. Over 800 exciting new products were presented across several product categories, ranging from skin care to hair appliances, which appeared for the first time ever at the event.
Kline was excited to see that many of the products profiled in its latest edition of Beauty Devices: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities were showcased at this year’s event. Age-defying, innovative devices, such as JeNu’s Ultrasonic Infuser System, Tria’s new Age Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser, and Clarisonic’s Alpha Fit made their mark again, following the success of Ilumask at last year’s event.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
As we take flight into 2016, this is the perfect time to reflect and evaluate what’s happened and will continue to develop in the world of beauty. In 2015, we brought you an array of new trends and data from large and important markets, such as natural personal care, professional skin care, salon hair care, professional nail care, and more. We also expanded our portfolio with three new studies covering promising and fast growing markets, such as professional ethnic hair care, sexual wellness products, and pain management devices, as well as a number of mini reports covering hot topics across the globe.Continue reading
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
In an interview, Kline’s beauty experts reveal some insights from the new Beauty’s Most Buyable Brands: Analysis of Booming Independent Brands in the United States report that focuses on independent beauty brands.
Q: Why is the subject of independent or “indie” brands so relevant?
A: Indie brands have been making headlines in the industry as they pose a challenge and threat to the large cosmetics giants. In fact, this subject is so relevant that a first-ever expo dedicated to independent brands was held in New York City last month.Continue reading
An interview with our beauty experts about the latest and newest market research reports.
Q: Kline’s already working on the next edition of the Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report. What changes are being made to the actual report?
We find that our subscribers don’t have the time to read through a sea of pages to find the information they are looking for. Therefore, we are going to serve up the gems for each of the 25 product categories we cover and really focus on what’s important versus what’s nice to know. Showing key takeaways will be our mantra this year.
We are also working on providing our subscribers with a deliverable in January! This is super early for us, but we know how great the need is for information on 2015 as soon as the year closes.Continue reading
Procter & Gamble (P&G) has been the leader in the U.S. beauty and personal care market since the very first edition of Kline’s Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report was published in 1963. That study, which was authored in part by Dr. Charles Kline himself, reported P&G among the leaders in the soap, deodorant, toothpaste, and shampoo categories—a position the company still retains some 50+ years later, now with a new CEO taking the helm.
Once the transaction to shift ownership of 43 brands to Coty, which was announced in July 2015, is complete, P&G will slip to the #2 spot, leaving L’Oréal in the #1 position. Meanwhile, Coty will jump to fifth place, up from ninth, edging Johnson & Johnson out of the top five.Continue reading
As a new analyst at Kline, I was invited to attend The Fashion Institute of Technology’s Cosmetics and Fragrances Marketing and Management Master’s Degree Program—2015 Student Capstone Presentations. The topic this year was “The Future of Luxury,” and I was excited to learn more about the topic from scholars who have been learning and collaborating alongside renowned professors throughout the past few years. The presentations did not disappoint. The knowledge and articulation of each presenter, coupled with interesting anecdotes and attractive graphics playing in the background, made for a captivating experience. The event showcased tremendous talent from top consumer products companies and provided very important insights on the ever-changing luxury industry. Here are three of my key takeaways.Continue reading
The world’s leading personal care ingredients tradeshow, in-cosmetics, held this year in sunny Barcelona, has once again brought together an immense
number of ingredient suppliers and marketing specialists to showcase the novelties offered by their businesses.
While some novel ingredients were introduced at the show, this year is rather signified by new end product concepts and formulations with the existing ingredients. Textures, softness, smoothness, comfort, and consumer needs were touted by many marketers and the word “sensory” permeated a variety of marketing campaigns.Continue reading