Beauty Devices

Aging Gracefully with At-home Beauty Devices: An Eye-opener for Consumers and Marketers in 2013

Sales of at-home beauty devices continue to boom due to the increasing awareness and popularity of multi-functional devices among consumers, growing prominence of the direct sales distribution channel, expansion of prominent marketers in countries other than the United States, improved products, and an increasing number of alliances between beauty marketers and technology companies to introduce new devices. While the United States continues to gain sales, focus is shifting to the growing prominence of European and Asian markets. Last year, the Asian market enjoyed an impressive sales growth, driven by the current stellar growth of China. Part of this superior performance is because of the introduction of new products, the entry of Clarisonic during 2013, and an overall strong performance from brands like Silk’n, Galvanic Spa, Clarisonic, and TRIA.Continue reading

Cosmetics and Toiletries Market

“Innovate!” – A clear message to personal care ingredient manufacturers

Innovation continues within the personal care ingredients industry with a significant number of new product launches at both In-Cosmetics and the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Suppliers’ Day that happened recently. Examples include Eastman who promoted a natural emollient for leave on skin care products and Kobo launched a non-nano zinc oxide.Continue reading