Professional Skin Care Market Research

Hydroquinone-free Products Shine in the Professional Skin Care Spotlight

Hydroquinone-free products are among the most dynamic performers in the U.S. professional skin care market in 2014. Introduced by several leading manufacturers, non-hydroquinone-based products are driving sales in the hyperpigmentation/sun damage skin care concern category, which outperforms the total market growth in 2014, finds recently published report Professional Skin Care: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities.

While hydroquinone (HQ) has been the gold standard ingredient in the physician dispense arena for the treatment of hyperpigmentation, this ingredient is surrounded with controversy due to some of its reported side effects. Continue reading

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Digital Sales and the Professional Skin Care Market: A Double-edged Sword

As we move further away from the recession that resulted in sweeping changes in consumers’ spending habits, the professional skin care industry shows signs of recovery with an estimated 5% increase in overall sales in 2014. Dispensing physicians continue to be the primary source of growth for the industry. The channel is expected to post another strong year of growth this year as companies and consumers spend more on marketing and products, respectively.

Spas are recovering, as more and more consumers return to these venues to spend on skin care treatments and their favorite products. Spa sales are also showing healthy gains, and the number of day spas has increased by up to 15%, as several of the small, independent outlets that had gone out of business return or are replaced by new entrants.Continue reading

Finding the Gems in the Global Market for Professional Skin Care Products

Finding the Gems in the Global Market for Professional Skin Care Products

In 2013, the global professional skin care market performed at its best, posting moderate growth to reach almost $6 billion. Findings from our recently published Professional Skin Care Global Series: Market Analysis and Opportunities reveal that among the reasons behind this growth are solid gains in four emerging markets representing gems of opportunities for beauty marketers – Indonesia, Thailand, Poland, and Russia.

An improved level of treatment services and equipment used by skin care professionals, as well as rising disposable income, leads to consumers flocking to the professional sector for treatment of their skin care concerns.Continue reading

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Dispensing Skin Care Physicians Moving Up to the Next Level

Almost one-fourth of dispensing physicians generate over 15% of their revenue from the sales of skin care products. Nearly three-fourths of dispensing physicians want to increase this proportion in 2014 finds Kline’s survey based on hundreds of in-depth interviews with dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and medical spas that sell professional skin care products to their patients. The survey pinpoints which factors are most important when doctors deliberate whether to continue, eliminate, or adopt a new brand.

Contrary to popular belief, the strongest performance scores do not belong to the most renowned brands in the industry, but to medium-sized brands, some of which are relative newcomers. Continue reading

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Kline Marks 10th Anniversary of Professional Skin Care Research with an Exclusive Look at Seven New Untapped Markets

With a decade of experience in presenting indispensable market insights and analysis that have propelled the global professional skin market forward we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Professional Skin Care Global Series report with its newly expanded coverage of seven of the world’s up-and-coming markets.

The 2013 edition of the industry’s longest-running report of its kind will examine emerging market opportunities in Thailand, Indonesia, Benelux, Poland, Russia, South Africa, and Canada, along with continuing coverage of Brazil, the United States, and India.Continue reading

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Channeling Growth – Distribution Ever More Critical in Today’s Professional Skin Care Market

The modernization of professional facilities, wider offerings of treatments appealing to consumers of different ages and genders, and increased marketing efforts contributed to the healthy growth of the professional skin care market in both the United States and Europe in 2011.

There are many changes happening in the professional arena, with the retailing landscape standing out.

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