Dispensing skin care continues to be attractive to physicians in the United States as the number of physicians dispensing skin care products increases in 2016, especially among medical spas and other physicians. As the demand for cosmetic procedures continues to increase, physicians typically recommend take-home skin care products to be used in combination with procedures to increase the benefits or reduce the side effects of procedures. However, dispensing skin care products have been a tradition/mainstay mainly for dermatologists and plastic surgeons as over 40% of both these physician types, respectively, have been dispensing skin care products for over 10 years, according to Kline’s soon-to-be-published Physician-dispensed Skin Care: Perception and Satisfaction Survey.Continue reading
As thousands of dermatologists converged in Washington, D.C. this past weekend to attend American Association of Dermatologists’ 74th Annual Meeting, we had the pleasure of poking around the exhibit hall to discover new products for improving skin conditions. Within just a few hours, one could have walked the floor and been cleansed, moisturized, and even receive a lip makeover from start to finish. From the serious issues of treating cancer to more novel affairs, like creating the Washington Monument out of thousands of playing cards, there were many interesting booths to discover.Continue reading
Drawing on our freshly published Professional Skin Care: U.S. and Europe reports, Kline’s professional beauty and personal care experts answer five essential questions regarding the current state of this market.
1. What are the most important changes you have seen in the professional skin care market in 2015?
The professional skin care market in the United States continues to consolidate with Unilever acquiring Dermalogica and Murad, two leading brands in the spas and salons channel. A new online platform called RegimenMD is launched, helping plastic surgeons and dermatologists legitimately sell their products online and simultaneously eliminate online diversion.Continue reading
After experiencing a lackluster performance in 2013, the professional skin care market in Europe shows signs of recovery, posting a 5% average growth through 2015. An increasing number of consumers embracing healthier lifestyle choices and spending more on wellness and fitness has had a positive impact on take-home and in-salon treatments, which have been on the rise.
Germany and the United Kingdom continue to be market drivers, while southern countries, such as Spain and Italy, which posted sharp declines in 2013, have also begun to turn around. The Russian market remains strong despite the country’s political and economical crisis.Continue reading