Suppliers of natural ingredients are the most attractive acquisition targets

Dynamic Personal Care Actives Market Draws Heightened M&A Activity, Particularly in the Naturals Space

Globally, the personal care active ingredients market is one of the most innovation-driven ingredients marketplaces after pharmaceuticals. The ever-increasing quest for natural products with high efficacy and visible results by consumers drives the industry towards a dynamic environment of research and technological competence. This dynamic marketplace, offering viable growth opportunities, is drawing investments within the personal care active ingredients market.Continue reading

Specialty Actives in Personal Care

U.S. Consumers Demand Innovation in Personal Care

Savvy consumers have a sense of how advanced technologies can help attain a better, younger-looking and healthier complexion. End users in the United States consider expensive purchases as an investment in their appearance and self-confidence. As a result, cosmetic products that apply novel solutions with premium pricing are well-accepted, which adds to healthy growth of the U.S. market for active ingredients. According to Kline’s Specialty Actives in Personal Care: Multi-regional Market Analysis and Opportunities report, the market reached USD 365 million in 2016. To meet the demand for effective solutions, the supplier landscape is becoming highly competitive in terms of innovation, from new technologies to new ingredient categories and applications. In this article, we look into the most innovative solutions available on the U.S. active ingredients market.Continue reading

Active Ingredients for Cosmetics

Specialty Actives: Market Insights from China

China is the largest market for professional skin care and the third largest consumer of active ingredients globally. What are the key growth drivers, which trends are reshaping the industry, and how will this region perform in the future? We asked Kline’s Chemicals & Materials industry experts to share their insights on this highly promising market.

What are the key drivers of the specialty actives market in China?

Today, Chinese consumers are increasingly concerned about the efficacy of cosmetic products and the active ingredients used in them.Continue reading

Advanced Technologies in Personal Care Formulations

Technological Advancements in Ingredient Formulations: From Probiotics to Neuro-cosmetics

While today’s consumers continue to show a preference to natural or naturally-derived products, they also see high efficiency as a must-have feature in cosmetic products. Simultaneously, end users look for solutions to new skin concerns, such as the harm from blue light and infrared radiation. To meet the demand, manufacturers shift their focus to more advanced product technologies, such probiotics, cell-derived actives, and neuro-cosmetics.


From your lunch to skin care routine: probiotics

Well-positioned on the food market, probiotics are now used to cultivate “skin-friendly” bacteria in cosmetic formulations, responding to aging and specific skin care concerns. Several cosmetics companies already offer probiotic-based skin care products. Continue reading

What drives the market for specialty actives?

Disruptive Trends Enhancing the Specialty Actives Market

The time when biofunctional active ingredients were only used in high-end products is a thing of the past. Now it is a key cosmetic component for the majority of manufacturers, with an estimated market size in Brazil, China, Europe, and the United States at about USD 1.1 billion. Even though the market has grown significantly over the last decade, it is still a highly desirable segment with an expected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 6% during 2016-2021, according to Kline. While the market’s overall growth is evident, it is important to understand the actual game-changing forces that help the industry grow.

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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

Nikola Matic Cosmetics Barcelona

Market Trends: Nikola Matic at in-cosmetics Barcelona

Recently at in-cosmetics Barcelona, Nikola Matic, Kline’s Chemicals and Materials Project Manager, delivered the presentation Opportunities in Skin Care: Exploring Specialty Actives where he shared insights gleaned from Kline’s latest findings: Specialty Actives in Personal Care: Multi-Regional Market Analysis and Opportunities. These included the significant drivers and trends behind the growing ubiquity of specialty actives and how multifarious consumer demands are shaping the market and affording formulators ever greater opportunities.

Shortly afterwards, Matic was interviewed by Michelle Yeomans on behalf of William Reed Business Media. Watch this short, but informative interview here.

Read Matic’s incisive article Does the Consumer Drive Actives  Development? here.

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Advanced Technologies in Personal Care Formulations

WEBINAR Specialty Actives and Delivery Systems in Personal Care 2011: Europe Market Analysis and Opportunities

Join us for an insightful presentation focused on the European market for specialty actives and delivery systems in the personal care industry!
We would like to invite you to hear Anna Ibbotson, Kline’s Industry Manager in the Chemicals & Materials practice, discuss current trends in the European market for specialty actives and delivery systems in the personal care industry. The web-presentation will be followed by a live question and answer session.
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