Professional Skin Care

A Look Ahead Into Aesthetic Skin Care Acquisitions

Professional beauty remains a popular hunting ground for acquisition targets, with small and mid-sized brands offering growth potential to their future owners. Both Unilever and Colgate have pursued professional skin care with this strategy in mind, with Unilever’s Dermalogica gaining ground through retail expansion and Colgate-owned EltaMD making progress in the Chinese market. Brand stewards have pursued opportunities in this space including attracting new (younger) consumers and new, advanced products. The recently published 2019 edition of our Professional Skin Care Global Series report indicates that this is still a market filled with vitality, as sales reached $8 billion at the manufacturers level globally in 2019, showing a healthy gain of 5% over the prior year.Continue reading

Professional Skin Care

How Is Professional Skin Care Shaping Key Markets?

The professional skin care market continues to witness a healthy growth of more than 7% in 2019 across key markets such as China, Europe, India, and the United States, according to our soon-to-be-published Professional Skin Care Global Series report. China continues to be the largest market; however, developing markets such as India register the strongest growth of more than 12% in 2019. This solid increase is driven by various factors including rising incomes, an emerging middle class, a growing millennial population, and increasing awareness of skin health.Continue reading

Dermatologist Detailing

Therapeutic Skin Care Sees Continued Sales Boom

While skin care continues to steadily grow, there is a segment known as therapeutic skin care that has performed particularly well in 2018 and is expected to have another unprecedented year of growth in 2019. Therapeutic and dermatologist-recommended products not only include facial care but also hand and body products for skin care issues like eczema; they also include sun care. According to our Cosmetics and Toiletries USA report, this segment includes brands such as Eucerin, CeraVe, Cetaphil, and Neutrogena, to name a few. Combined, these brands exhibited growth of 7.1% in 2018 and total nearly $3 billion at the retail level.Continue reading

Kline team at AAD 2019

AAD Snapshot: Customization, Body Applications, and Beyond

Earlier this month, the Kline team joined hundreds of skin care professionals and enthusiasts in Washington, DC, at the annual American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) conference to explore all things new in the world of professional aesthetics. The highly attended show demonstrated interest in customized skin care and body applications to strategic partnerships and augmented offerings, and here are some of the notable tidbits that we observed on the floor through displays and conversations with industry experts. Continue reading

Professional Beauty London: A Mix of Skin Care, Aesthetics, and Lash Extensions

The Professional Beauty London trade show is one of the largest platforms for marketers participating in the professional beauty business to showcase their innovations and treatments. The 2019 event was crowded with a mix of marketers from various categories including skin care, aesthetics, nail care, hair care, and lash extensions. There were many large, medium, and small brands displaying their products/treatments and educating consumers and beauticians about their efficacy.Continue reading