Earlier this week, we attended the annual American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) conference to scope out what’s new in the world of professional aesthetics, from topicals to injectables and lasers. Below are the most notable tidbits we saw and heard at the conference.
#1 Both Rx and OTC marketers are very focused on providing options for treatment of eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
#2 Skin tightening is gaining traction among doctors and consumers. New topical neck lift products were seen from NeoStrata along with the category captain Nectifirm from Revision Skin Care. (more…)
The global market for fly control products in the 12 countries studied totaled over USD 470 million in 2015 at the manufacturers’ level. Brazil is the leading country with over 40% of the volume based mainly on its large beef herd. The United States is second with an estimated 20% market share. (more…)
Consumers’ desire for natural products doesn’t pertain only to foods and beverages, but extends into many other areas, including personal care products and OTC medicines. Consumers are increasingly aware of ingredients and seek transparency in labeling for products that will be applied topically or ingested. Environmental concerns, green consciousness, and sustainability are important to consumers who are driving strong growth of natural products in both the personal care and natural OTC markets. (more…)
The face of beauty retailing continues to change with new brick-and—mortar approaches, along with more competition from online disrupters, such as Amazon. The major beauty specialty stores, such as Sephora, Ulta, Bluemercury, and CosBar, continue to grow, introducing new formats, services, and brands. Department stores try various tactics to expand their beauty sales, including in-store boutiques, while mass retailers, including Target and Walmart, up their game in beauty. (more…)
From established luxury players, like Archipelago, Illume, Nest Fragrances, Paddywax, and Voluspa, to small, niche players, like Gibson & Dehn and Kobo Candles, these home fragrance marketers showcase their latest creations last week at the NY NOW Gift Show.
A new research report outlining the key trends that have had a lasting impact on the lubricants industry has been published by Kline, a global market research and management consulting firm specializing in the lubricants industry. Kline Perspectives 2018 looks at the events happening in the past year, provides information on the current state of the industry, and analyzes the top 10 trends that are forecast to be shaping the industry in the medium term. (more…)
Understanding the needs of professional end users, such as commercial laundry processors, hospitals, lodging establishments, restaurants, extended care facilities, prisons/jails, and other on-premise laundries, are key for laundry chemical suppliers. Trends in product usage, channels of distribution, penetration of textile rental firms, the role of machinery/equipment, such as extractors, continuous batch washers or tunnels, and dispensing systems, and cost structures for processing laundry are key variables that have a direct impact on the demand for laundry chemicals. (more…)
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. (more…)
Sales of pesticides to the segments of the industrial vegetation management (IVM) market covered in this study are estimated at over $490 million at the manufacturers’ level in 2017. This represents an average annual increase of 0.7% from sales in 2013. Herbicides, including aquatic herbicides, constitute the largest product category in 2017, accounting for over 95% of the total sales.
Rangeland and pastureland is the largest segment covered in this study, with estimated pesticide purchases valued at over $200 million at the manufacturers’ level in 2017, representing over 40% of total sales to the IVM segment. Roadways ranks second with over 15% of the total. (more…)