COVID-19 pandemic proved that brands valuing safety and community are reigning supreme in the market

Knowing Your Audience Is Key to Male Grooming and Indie Brands

Despite struggles in the general beauty market, some segments are experiencing bright spots as a result of increasing consumer interest. Hand sanitizers, clean beauty, and self-care products had already been on the rise as consumers refocused or focused for the first time on these goods as a way to combat time in quarantine. But a surprising segment with renewed consumer interest is male grooming.Continue reading

Spring 2014: Whimsy and Elegance are in the Air

Spring 2014: Whimsy and Elegance are in the Air

The change of season is always a good opportunity to welcome new trends. This spring, we see a dichotomy of products, largely skewing toward either a playful, fun side or an elegant, sophisticated one.

In makeup, many spring collections turn to fun pastel and bright shades. Cover Girl introduces its Pastelicious collection, which features new pops of powder blue, green, and pink for spring. In nail salons, manicure shades turn to ice blue and bursts of yellow. In lip balms, EOS offers a limited-edition two pack of its Strawberry Sorbet and Passion Fruit Smooth Sphere lip balms, touted as “the perfect springtime gift.” For a fresh, simple look, shimmery nudes are featured in foundations and powders from multiple brands including Bobbi Brown and Maybelline. MAC’s website features “Altogether Peachy,” an online palette of fresh peaches in creamy, gleaming fan-favorite formulas for the lips and face.
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COSMOPROF 2014 - A New World of Beauty

COSMOPROF 2014 – A New World of Beauty

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna has always been the perfect stage for the latest trends and the most innovative products of the beauty universe, being a reference point for professionals and specialists of the sector.

This year, the show brought together about 2,000 exhibitors and more than 200,000 visitors around the world. Over 90,000 square meters­ of exhibition space were dedicated to the various sectors of the beauty industry, including perfumery, natural cosmetics, packaging and contract manufacturing, beauty salons and spas, hair, nails.Continue reading

U.S. Personal Care Sales March

Rough Road Ahead, but U.S. Personal Care Sales March Onwards

The cosmetics and toiletries market continues to move upward, but is still influenced by societal and economic trends. Despite the recent struggles, total U.S. sales exceeded $41 billion at the manufacturers’ level in 2013 and are up 2.4% from 2012 levels. Backed by the strong performance of the makeup and skin care product classes, the market has seen revenue growth for the fourth consecutive year. Furthermore, a few mature product classes, such as hair care and oral care, contribute to the market’s overall growth, signaling that companies are making inroads leveraging innovation and new products to keep their revenue streams buoyant.Continue reading

Dentists and Dental Hygienists Know the Drill

Dentists and Dental Hygienists Know the Drill

With a compound annual growth rate of 5.1% over the last three years, sales of professional oral care products are offering much to smile about. Sales in 2013 are estimated at $426.5 million, according to Kline’s Professional Oral Care USA, which includes extensive research with dentists and dental hygienists.

Evidence suggests that there is an increasing trend towards the introduction of periodontal products targeted towards pediatric patients in an attempt to develop good oral hygiene habits at an early stage in life.Continue reading

Nut Oils, Vitamin C, and More at Top European Professional Beauty Trade Shows

Nut Oils, Vitamin C, and More at Top European Professional Beauty Trade Shows

March was a busy period for the professional beauty industry, with two of the largest professional beauty trade shows happening this month: Cosmoprof Bologna and Beauty/Top Hair International Dusseldorf.

Cosmoprof Bologna continues to be a major industry crossroad. Among the trends that caught our attention were product lines with vitamin C, such as Skeyndor’s Power C skin care line, as well as several new launches of BB creams from Algotherm, Levissime, and SKIN79.Continue reading

P&G's Category-leading Brands

It’s Not Lonely at the Top: P&G’s Category-leading Brands Hit the Hardest in 2012

The latest market data just released by Kline on the U.S. beauty industry illustrates that although the market grew by 3.4% in 2012, there were varying levels of success where some of the key players fared better than others.

Procter & Gamble (P&G) remains the clear leader in the U.S. personal care market, which Kline defines to include fragrances, hair care products, makeup, oral care products, skin care products, and other toiletries, such as deodorants and soaps. Via both acquisition and organic growth, this leadership has solidified over the last decade. However, 2012 has proven to be one of the most challenging years to date, as P&G’s category-leading brands have lost footing in several categories including shampoos, toothpastes, and color cosmetics.Continue reading

InnoCos USA Personal Care Industries

Join Us at InnoCos USA – A Must Attend Event for Innovation, New Product Development and Marketing Professionals in Cosmetics and Personal Care Industries

This InnoCos USA summit will bring together senior executives from the cosmetics and personal care industry to discuss key issues on front-end innovation, new product development and high-growth markets. To truly stay ahead in this marketplace, companies need to respond quickly and decisively to global trends, transforming traditional customer-facing functions into activities with a competitive edge.Continue reading