Pumpkins aren’t just for pie anymore. This time of year, we see inspiration from these beautiful orange edibles in coffee, candles, and even beer. More and more, They are  sprouting up in the world of beauty, with numerous examples of beautiful pumpkin picks and Halloween treats uncovered during our industry research.

When it comes to skin care, pumpkin enzymes can be a natural and powerful exfoliant and antioxidant.   Spas across the country are offering pumpkin peels and facials to exfoliate dead skin cells and help rejuvenate skin for a natural glow. Several products can create the experience at home, including MyChelle Dermaceuticals’ collection, which includes Pumpkin Renew Cream, Incredible Pumpkin Peel, and Creamy Pumpkin Cleanser.Continue reading

The Future is Non-invasively Restoring the Past

The Future is Non-invasively Restoring the Past

As producers of advanced cosmetic lasers and intense pulsed light aesthetic equipment used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons step into the limelight with their new-found alliances with beauty marketers to reach the general market beauty consumer, a better understanding of the professional aesthetics market and its potential is imperative.

Leveraging the skills and synergies of our Professional Skin Care and At-home Beauty Devices reports, Kline will be focusing on the under analyzed nonsurgical procedures market in the Professional Aesthetics: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities report.Continue reading

Eccentricity, Ethnicity, and Electricity Drive the U.K. Professional Beauty Market

Eccentricity, Ethnicity, and Electricity Drive the U.K. Professional Beauty Market

Despite the generally challenging economic climate, the U.K. professional beauty market remains among the fastest paced across all European countries. Today’s cautious, more enlightened, and empowered British consumer is demanding more affordable products and better in-store services to complement their beauty regimes and not tax their budgets.

Taking the biggest cut, the hair-care segment continues to keep ahead of the United Kingdom’s professional beauty market with a 65% total market share, generating £370 million (USD 560 million) in sales at the retail level in 2012. However, consumer visits to hair salons continue to decrease, particularly in the lower-end segment.Continue reading

Personal Care Companies Post Above-average Growth

Ripe for Acquisitions – Smaller Players in Personal Care Companies Post Above-average Growth

Thousands of deals were announced globally through 2012, and this level of confidence and activity in M&A continues apace into 2013 as exemplified by Valeant’s acquisition of Ambi Skincare Products from Johnson & Johnson and Acne Free from University Medical. Similarly, Valeant has recently announced it is acquiring outstanding Obagi stock for $360 million. Other noteworthy activity includes Markwins International acquiring Physicians Formula for $75 million and Dr. Fresh acquiring the Reach brand of toothbrushes from Johnson & Johnson. Yellow Wood Partners private equity firm acquired Parfums de Coeur, a previously privately-held company, for an undisclosed sum. Furthermore, L’Oréal’s CEO Jean-Paul Agon announced early this year that he is willing to make an important acquisition in 2013 to maintain growth.

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Nut Oils, Vitamin C, and More at Top European Professional Beauty Trade Shows

Nut Oils, Vitamin C, and More at Top European Professional Beauty Trade Shows

March was a busy period for the professional beauty industry, with two of the largest professional beauty trade shows happening this month: Cosmoprof Bologna and Beauty/Top Hair International Dusseldorf.

Cosmoprof Bologna continues to be a major industry crossroad. Among the trends that caught our attention were product lines with vitamin C, such as Skeyndor’s Power C skin care line, as well as several new launches of BB creams from Algotherm, Levissime, and SKIN79.Continue reading

Korea Professional Skin Care Market Growth

Added Value and Better Focus on Consumer Boosts Growth for the Professional Skin Care Market, South Korea Posts Highest Growth

In our previous blog on the professional skin care market, we focused on the two largest purchase channels: beauty institutes and salons in Europe, and spas and salons in the United States. After receiving several comments and questions about this market, we would like to share newer insights related to different trends in these two markets. We also want to share a few facts from the freshly published research on South Korea.Continue reading

Skin Care Trends Worldwide

State of the Market – Lifting the lid on Skin Care Trends Worldwide

Skin care is the most technologically advanced and fastest evolving category within the beauty industry. Building on an estimated market of $88 billion in 2010 and expected to reach over $102 billion over the next five years, this segment is being fueled by relentless growth in emerging markets, coupled with continuing demand for natural and anti-aging products in developed markets. Innovation and efficacy remain the keys to capturing and maintaining market share in this vibrant sector.
To this end, Kline is proud to be part of Skincare Ingredients 2012 Virtual Conference & Expo.Continue reading

Cosmetics and Toiletries Market

A Focus on Added Value Helps the U.S. Cosmetics and Toiletries Market Rebound

Rising consumer confidence, aggressive promotional activity, and technological advances have propelled sales of cosmetics and toiletries in the United States by 2.4% to reach $36.5 billion in 2010 at the manufacturers’ level, according to recently released data from Cosmetics & Toiletries USA 2010, a study by worldwide consulting and research firm Kline & Company. After experiencing a 0.8% decline in 2009, the current increase has brought sales to above pre-recession levels.Continue reading