Cosmetics & Toiletries USA

Beauty Market Displays Amazing Resiliency in an Unprecedented Year

What could have been a dismal year for the U.S. beauty market in 2020 turned out just as we predicted. After analyzing 20 different product categories, five trade classes, and the performance of hundreds of brands, we have found that the overall beauty market declined by a mere 0.2% in 2020 to $77.8 billion, essentially flat with 2019 sales.  Continue reading

Professional Hair Care

Steps Toward a Sustainable Salon Industry in Europe

Last week, we had the pleasure of attending an exciting event—Hairdressers Ahead, a European congress by Coiffure EU—that raised awareness about the importance and benefits of “going green” in the salon environment. Although the topic of waste and environment is highly discussed in various industries, it’s still in the nascent stage in the salon hair care industry in Europe.  A political officer from the EU Commission discussed the steps that are being taken on the government level to minimize waste in the industry, including the development of a real market for green products and minimizing greenwashing.Continue reading

Cosmoprof India Mumbai 2019

India: A Hot Spot for International Marketers

We were recently invited to present on the latest developments taking place in the professional beauty sector at the second edition of Cosmoprof India in Mumbai. It was an amazing experience to see how the event expanded from its premier edition in 2018—not only in terms of space and time but also in the form of exhibitors and attendees.

What caught our eye in particular was the wide presence of international exhibitors who gathered from 23 countries, according to organizers. Coming mostly from Europe and Asia, these marketers were looking to form alliances with Indian distributors and expand their global presence by entering the Indian beauty market. Among these are Eldan Cosmetics, Mediterranea Cosmetics, Italcosmetici, LookX International, Sifarma, and Yuya in Europe and Doosun Cosmetics, Beyond Cosmetics, Misocos, Natural Korea, and S.C. Artistry Company Limited in Asia.Continue reading

Cosmetics & Toiletries

The Key Drivers of the U.S. Beauty Industry

Driven by advancements in facial skin care, the beauty market maintains its steady growth into 2018. Our recently published annual flagship report, Cosmetics & Toiletries USA, finds strategically positioned indie brands to be influencing trends across product classes and categories. Male grooming products also play a key role in advancing the market, despite a significant slowdown in sales in some categories.

Indie brands, such as Beautycounter, Juice Beauty, and Glossier, contribute to the strong growth of facial skin care. These brands use their innovation and unique positioning to carve out a niche segment of the market, often appealing to millennials or clean beauty enthusiasts. Many also look to expand into other categories, such as makeup, with new launches and may help in rebounding the struggling product class. Tatcha launches The Silk Canvas in 2018, bringing its skin care expertise to the makeup class via the primer.Continue reading

Breaking Beauty: The Elements of Cosmoprof North America

Breaking Beauty: The Elements of Cosmoprof North America

Two parts professional hair, nails, and tools, one part cosmetics and personal care, and a dash of wellness and spa, and you’ve got the formula for success at Cosmoprof North America 2014. While certainly less controversial than Walter White’s coveted recipe, some of this year’s exhibiters have cooked up concoctions featuring elements from the periodic table that are almost as fascinating.Continue reading

Tracing Your Style to Its Roots

Tracing Your Style to Its Roots

Whether it’s The Pixie, The Bob, “The Rachel,” or even the Big Hair of the 1980s, they can all be traced back to the same roots: the scalp! Data from Kline PRO’s recent report shows that dollar share for the scalp care segment is growing. While this isn’t particularly “sexy” or earth-shattering news, it does indicate that the massive trend of hair oils a few seasons ago has had some lasting effects. It raised consumers’ consciousness about the importance of a healthy scalp and made a big enough impression to continue strengthening and growing the segment.Continue reading

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