The 25th Annual ISPA Conference & Expo

Focus on Naturals as the 25th Annual ISPA Conference & Expo Convenes

The International Spa Association (ISPA) held its annual conference on October 19-21 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Professionals from all spa industry sectors gathered to connect with each other, gain insight and inspiration, as well as to celebrate the industry’s continued growth. Over 220 companies offering the latest spa products and services available on the market were present while the theme for this year’s conference was ”explore,” with many seminars focusing around the idea.Continue reading

Professional Skin Care Global Series

China, the Hidden Dragon of the Professional Skin Care Market

China, Europe, and the United States are three of the world’s leading markets for professional skin care products. While Europe surprised everyone with the strongest growth it had experienced in the past six years, China managed to maintain growth and the status of the largest of these markets despite the current economic slowdown and challenging political conditions, registering growth across all distribution channels in 2014, finds our recently completed Professional Skin Care Global Series: Market Analysis and Opportunities.

The three culturally-distinct regions highlight that social, ethnic, and environmental factors play an undeniable role in shaping consumer preferences and behavior in the market, and therefore each market is unique, offering distinct growth pockets.Continue reading