The cosmetics & toiletries market in the United States

First Findings from the Cosmetics & Toiletries USA Report

As we are in the process of conducting the research for our soon-to-be-published flagship Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report, we’re sharing a few insights that came to light so far in an interview with the report’s research team.

What continuing trends are we noticing this year?

Some of the major trends that continue to impact the beauty market are clean and sustainable beauty. The ingredient of the year is cannabis, which grows more popular with increased legalization in the United States. Meanwhile, investments, mergers, and acquisitions continue into 2018 and beyond as companies look to take advantage of new, trendy indie brands in the marketplace.Continue reading

Professional Skin Care 2018 U.S. and Europe Growth

Professional Skin Care 2018 Preliminary Results Show Impressive Growth for U.S. and Europe

The professional skin care market in Europe and the U.S. continues to register strong growth in 2018, according to our soon-to-be-published Professional Skin Care Global Series report. The increase in both these markets is mainly driven by the medical and retail channels, and consumer demand is high for products containing retinols, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C in both markets.

The professional skin care market in Europe continues on a steady growth trajectory, completing another dynamic year in 2018 and registering higher growth than the year prior. The U.K. registers the highest growth of over 6%, followed by Poland. However, all other segments comprising smaller markets, including Scandinavia and the Nordics, register strong growth in 2018.

 

Continue reading

Beauty Devices

New Marketers Help Fuel Beauty Device Growth in Europe

The European market for at-home beauty devices sees an influx of new market entrants from established beauty marketers, helping to keep it lively in 2017. These new launches create curiosity among new and current device consumers, enticing them to try the innovations.

L’Oréal’s luxury skin care brand Carita enters the at-home beauty devices market with the My C.L.E. cleansing device, which uses a combination of electric microcurrents and light therapy and claims to target anti-aging by improving skin firmness and skin radiance.  Beiersdorf, a prominent skin care marketer, also enters the at-home beauty devices market with its Nivea brand in 2017. With the Nivea Pure Skin Electric Cleansing Brush, the marketer penetrates the cleansing skin care category.Continue reading

CEW Product Demonstration Image source: CEW

Glowing with New Products: CEW Product Demonstration

Last week, we attended CEW’s Product Demonstration, where over 800 products and 433 brands showcased their newest products. The sold-out event was not only exciting in the number of new products and brands that were showcased, but also exciting in the advancements, ingredients, and technologies that were put on display this year. Here’s what caught our attention in each category.Continue reading

ISSE 2018 Photo credit: Professional Beauty Association

Education Reigns in the Pro Beauty Space, ISSE Confirms

Education continues to reign supreme in the professional beauty industry, and this year’s ISSE show certainly confirms it with most brands stressing its importance. At this year’s show, we noticed a shift from the flashy stage acts to more usable techniques for the modern stylist, with brands demonstrating innovative looks and cutting-edge techniques.

Leading professional hair care brands, such as Redken, Moroccanoil, Olaplex, and Brazilian Professional, were all present at the show with large booths, showcasing their latest novelties. Conair featured its new education program for men’s cutting Barberology, whose single mission is to teach the latest barbering techniques. Indie brands like Amika and Pulp Riot had a huge following on both the technique and product side, with models showcasing the latest trends and runway looks. Continue reading

Professional Beauty in Asia and the Middle East

New Horizons for Professional Beauty Marketers – Asia and the Middle East

Asia, which is important in size, but extremely fragmented with hundreds of local players having some important advantages over international brands, has nevertheless continued to attract foreign companies in terms of both professional hair care and nail care products. The region is the second largest after Europe when it comes to the salon hair care market, accounting for almost 30% of the global sales of professional hair care products. The three giants of Japan, China, and South Korea have experienced sluggish growth recently, and there are many smaller markets where sales show much higher dynamics. Among them, India leads the way with continuous double-digit growth. In fact, India has shown a compound annual growth rate in terms of salon hair care sales of 17% between 2011 and 2016, whereas Asia’s overall growth during that period has averaged to only 2.5%. Because the Asian market’s growth is driven by these smaller markets, such as India, our 2017 edition of Salon Hair Care Global Series will take a deeper look at 12 markets in Asia!Continue reading

Free Webinar - Passport to Natural Beauty

Free Webinar – Passport to Natural Beauty

Destinations:
The United Kingdom
The United States

Experiencing more than five consecutive years of double-digit growth, the natural beauty and personal care market is more vibrant than ever, outpacing the growth of the U.S. cosmetics and toiletries market by more than double. The market is propelled by several factors, including greater consumer awareness, more efficacious products, and expanding shelf-space across various retailers.

To learn more about this ever-evolving market, join this live webinar drawing on key findings from our soon-to-be-published Natural Personal Care Global Series report. The session will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 11:00 AM EST | 4:00 PM GMT.Continue reading

Natural Personal Care

Six Key Things to Know about the Natural Personal Care Market

We have seen the natural and organic personal care market shift from a niche industry to a force of power over time, with naturals still gaining ground. As we continue to explore this market for the next edition of our Natural Personal Care Global Series report, early findings reveal another green year backed by an increasing shift of awareness from consumers towards choosing more natural products. The natural personal care market outpaces the growth of the cosmetics and toiletries market in the United States, with an estimated 9% growth in 2016 compared to the about 4% in general market in 2015. What’s behind this robust growth?Continue reading

Kline’s Karen Doskow and Dana Kruetzer at Indie Beauty Expo

Finding the Next Billion Dollar Buyout at the Indie Beauty Expo

More than 130 independent brands from around the globe, each with their unique concept and story, took over New York City’s Metropolitan Pavilion last week for this year’s Indie Beauty Expo (IBE). The event showcased the latest trends and new brands that are waiting to be discovered and hoping to follow in the footsteps of IT Cosmetics, GlamGlow, and NYX.

Natural beauty was certainly the theme at IBE, with more than 100 brands marked as green, clean, or both. Besides the obvious nature-inspired aesthetic, skin care products galore, and fascinated shoppers, here are a few brands that we thought were noteworthy:Continue reading

American Association of Dermatologists’ 74th Annual Meeting

From Sun Protection to Fine Lines, AAD’s Annual Meeting Covers it All

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