Professional Skin Care

L’Oréal Ventures Outside of the United States for Recent Professional Skin Care Acquisitions

The past few years were significant for M&A activity in many industries, with the professional skin care market being no exception. Given the recent surge in acquisitions of brands in this market, one wonders what  attractive opportunities still exist.

Since Kline started tracking this industry in the early 2000s, nearly all of the independent brands that target the physician dispense sector have been acquired, with the most substantial acquisitions occurring this year!Continue reading

beauty markets in France

Vive la différence – Professional Beauty in France

La belle France, a country with a strong aesthetic tradition, widely admired for its taste in style, luxury, and beauty, and where those with an eye for professional primping à la Française continue to pamper themselves – albeit with notable moderation finds our research on professional skin care, beauty devices, and salon hair care markets in France.

When it comes to professional skin care, the discerning French bon vivant is right at home in the largest market, with France accounting for over 20% of skin care product sales in Europe. This figure has remained stable through 2012, save for incremental growth of 0.9%. Ongoing challenging market conditions have seen Guinot, the country’s largest professional skin care brand, which enjoys a loyal clientele, suffer a drop in sales. Conversely, Clarins and Sothys both experienced growth in this period. Continue reading…

Lights, Cameras, Doctors, and Skin Care Education!

Lights, Cameras, Doctors, and Skin Care Education!

With dermatology’s many facets and an even wider variety of solutions, an event such as the Annual Meeting of American Academy of Dermatology is the place where professionals discuss the most topical skin care condition issues and introduce the latest treatments. Despite record-breaking rain in sunny San Diego, there was an incredible turnout—nearly 11,000—at this year’s AAD meeting! The meeting was attended by dermatologists, many of whom traveled from faraway places like Saudi Arabia, Denmark, and Brazil to soak up information and insights.Continue reading