Physician-Dispensed Skin Care

Against All Odds: The Professional Skin Care Market Is Slated to Exceed Expectations

The market for pricey professional skin care products, particularly those dispensed by physicians, is giving an incredible performance despite the country’s worst health and economic period in recent times.

U.S. sales for these physician-dispensed brands, led by SkinCeuticals, are projected to see increases similar to last year, when the medical care providers channel grew 11%. While most brands have leaned on their digital assets, including brand websites and third-party retailers such as Dermstore and Amazon Professional, the greater surprise is how successful doctors have been in their retailing efforts to clientele.Continue reading

Where Are the Bright Spots? Online Services Booming in the Times of Pandemic

Professional Skin Care: Surviving the New Reality 

Most professional skin care outlets in the United States have been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, with no clear indication of when reopenings will occur. In fact, COVID-19 may mark a permanent closure for many of these outlets, particularly in the spa channel. For aesthetic physicians, teledermatology and taking out a small business loan to stay afloat will hopefully preserve businesses. 

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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

skin care consumers

Professional Skin Care: Engaging Consumers in the New Decade

Taking measures to reach new skin care consumers and devotees, professional skin care marketers are pushing beyond their traditional selling environments and product offerings more than ever. From the emergence of new outlets to express services, these initiatives helped sales for these brands around the globe rise 5% to reach nearly $8 billion in 2019.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

Coty to sell its professional beauty division

How Would Coty’s Professional Beauty Brands Look on You?

Wella and its sister brands are on the block again after Coty’s recent announcement regarding its plans to sell its professional beauty division. Ranking #2 in the global professional hair care market, according to Kline’s Salon Hair Care Global Series, makes Coty an attractive business to potential buyers. Drawing on 60 years of knowledge in the beauty industry, Kline analyzes some of its staple brands in the professional hair care segment as well as the potential new owners of them.Continue reading

The New Nordstrom Store in NYC

From Facial Fitness to Botox: Can the New Nordstrom Flagship Revive Beauty Business in Department Stores?

Last Friday, Nordstrom expanded its footprint in the Big Apple, debuting a flagship location with emphasis on products from emerging designers and exclusive, limited-time collaborations. The seven-level store, located at 57th& Broadway, is the retailer’s latest effort to offer a thoughtfully curated assortment of products spanning apparel, shoes, and beauty. The space is immersed in botanical décor and touch-screen kiosks to help shoppers navigate between floors, creating a museum-like experience.

While the new store features a retro sneaker boutique in partnership with Nike, several restaurants, and a stylist lounge, it is clear that the retailer is betting big on beauty, despite stalled growth of these products through department stores in recent years, as indicated in Kline’s Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report.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