The popularization of ethical and healthy lifestyles in Europe and the United States has made its way to Brazil. The demand for cruelty-free, vegan, and organic products is growing, and consumers embrace brands promoting a socially and environmentally responsible message. Lately, brands and product lines with natural claims have swarmed the Brazilian market, posting strong sales growth of 10% in 2019, according to our recently published Natural Personal Care Global Series.Continue reading
With the recent announcement of L’Oreal’s intent to purchase Thayers Natural Remedies—plus Shiseido’s and LVMH’s purchases last year of Drunk Elephant and Tatcha, respectively—it seems that the naturals personal care market has become a hotbed for future acquisition targets. Natural personal care market growth has been on a strong upward trajectory as consumers quickly gravitate to brands with unique product premises and socially responsible messages. Continue reading
Taking the industry by storm, male grooming continues to be one of the fastest-growing segments in the beauty and personal care industry, advancing at high single-digit growth rates. New product introductions, relaunches, aggressive marketing strategies by brands, and most importantly—accessibility and ease of purchasing of products with a click of a button—contribute to the dynamic growth of the category. Kline’s soon-to-be-published Male Grooming: U.S. Market Analysis report explores this dynamic segment, focusing on market size and growth, news-making imports, alternate channel analysis, key new launches, and product trends. Moreover, this edition has insights into the consumer’s mind by exploring areas that answer questions of key grooming concerns men want to address and influencers of purchasing decisions.
Kline’s experts answer some of your questions regarding the category:
Kline’s research in Personal Care Ingredients is getting even more detailed with 2018 add-ons in ingredient groups such as color cosmetics and preservative boosters, split of Europe by key countries, redesign of surfactants and emulsifiers categories, and an analysis of natural ingredient trends. Below we highlight the key new developments designed specifically for the ingredient suppliers’ business needs.Continue reading
The ever- growing demand for cosmetics and personal care products also drives sales growth of ingredients used in these products. The market value for specialty personal care ingredients in the key regions (including Europe, the United States, Brazil, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, and India) covered in Kline’s recently published Personal Care Ingredients Database reaches USD 9.0 billion in 2015. Based on our research findings, we identified several important trends from the end user’s experience, which in turn affect the personal care ingredients market going into 2016.
1. Multifunctional products are on the rise
With increasingly busy lifestyles, consumers tend to simplify their daily beauty routines. Multifunctional products are therefore growing in popularity as they offer several benefits at once, such as anti-aging, cleansing, moisturization, anti-oxidant, UV protection, etc.Continue reading
The world’s leading personal care ingredients tradeshow, in-cosmetics, held this year in sunny Barcelona, has once again brought together an immense
number of ingredient suppliers and marketing specialists to showcase the novelties offered by their businesses.
While some novel ingredients were introduced at the show, this year is rather signified by new end product concepts and formulations with the existing ingredients. Textures, softness, smoothness, comfort, and consumer needs were touted by many marketers and the word “sensory” permeated a variety of marketing campaigns.Continue reading
On December 16, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a proposed rule that would require manufacturers of antibacterial hand soaps and body washes to demonstrate that their products are safe for long-term daily use and more effective than plain soap and water in preventing illness and the spread of certain infections. The FDA is specifically targeting triclosan, a chemical proven to have some adverse effects on animals and humans alike because it is absorbed through the skin. The chemicals originally used by surgeons to wash their hands before operations in recent decades were added by manufacturers to a variety of products, including mouthwash, laundry detergent, fabrics, and even baby pacifiers. Interestingly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the antibacterial active ingredients, triclosan, is present in the urine of 75% of Americans over the age of 5. The New York Times had reported on this back in late summer 2011, bringing to light this very issue – the safety as well as the efficacy – of triclosan. The chemical has been in use in consumer products since 1972 at a use level of 0.10 – 1.0%.Continue reading
Kline’s recently published Global Personal Care Ingredients Database, featuring the dynamic performance of the personal care ingredients market in 2012, found that among several new ingredients such as conditioning polymers, anti-microbials, and emulsifiers, all witnessing significant growth over the last five years, the more traditional surfactants were able to maintain the primacy as the largest product category.
Health and wellness devices are largely untapped and can be a burgeoning opportunity for healthcare, beauty, and technology manufacturers, finds Kline & Company’s new Health and Wellness Devices report. One of the trends driving the strong growth in this market is that consumers are looking to build healthier lifestyles in order to improve their quality of life and reduce medical costs. Health-conscious consumers are also slowly shifting their focus to home care using devices such as blood glucose and pressure monitors, heart rate monitors, pedometers, teeth whitening devices, etc.Continue reading