The Chinese Beauty Devices Market Skyrockets in Asia

Foreo UFO
Foreo UFO

It isn’t just a typical year for the beauty devices market in China, which has wavered between single-digit to low double-digit growth over the past few years. There are several factors driving this incredible growth of approximately 71% in 2017, but, undeniably, the Foreo brand plays the strongest role.

Other factors playing a role in this booming market include an influx of low-priced silicone devices, strong sales of multi-functional devices, and personalized devices based on artificial intelligence.

Relative newcomer Foreo has gone from being an unknown brand to the leading brand in the market with sales registering an incredible growth of over 300% to reach an estimated $85 million in 2017. This is in stark contrast to sales in the United States of $17 million. (more…)

Socially responsible and natural brands are among the top sunscreens sold online, according to Kline’s Amalgam tool

Top-ranked sunscreen brands by Amalgam, May 2018
Top-ranked sunscreen brands by Amalgam, May 2018

Kline’s digital tracking tool Amalgam regularly scans online retailers and ranks brands monthly based on a proprietary algorithm that takes customer ratings, reviews, prevalence, and duration into account. In May 2018, Amalgam’s top ranked sunscreen brands include Thinksport (#2) and Thinkbaby (#3) from Thinksocial, a company that is focused on social responsibility and using natural ingredients in its brands. Thinksport sunscreens contain zinc oxide 20% with SPF 50+ and are touted as the first sunscreens to pass Whole Foods Premium Care requirements and are rated #1 by the Environmental Working Group. (more…)

Festival Season has Arrived, Along with its Makeup Products, and Many are Shining Online, Shows Amalgam

New Too Faced Life's a Festival Collection
New Too Faced Life’s a Festival Collection

The U.S. music festival season, which starts in late spring and goes into the summer, draws much attention in the beauty industry for inspiring some of the most talked about trends of the year. Many beauty marketers are using the occasion to launch products specifically for these music festivals. Glitter and bold colors are among the makeup trends that are observed leading up to the 2018 festival season. In 2018, Kline’s digital tracking service Amalgam finds that some of these new products are also some of the best-selling products online.  (more…)

The U.S. Cosmetics and Toiletries Industry Continues its Growth Trajectory

Cosmetics & Toiletries USA
Cosmetics & Toiletries USA

Governed by rapid changes and constant newness, the U.S. cosmetics and toiletries market is picking up the pace in 2017, growing by almost 1% faster than in 2016. New trends and exciting product launches are in, while consolidations in the industry continue, with several key shifts among the top players. As our annual flagship report – Cosmetics & Toiletries USA is now in publication with most of the chapters already being available, Naira Aslanian, the report’s project manager, answers questions on key discoveries. (more…)

Commercial Usage, Female Riders, and Rural Markets Support Strong Growth for the MCO Market through 2022

women and red scooter
Percentage of female riders in the two-wheeler market is increasing

The global two-wheeler population is estimated to increase at a CAGR of over 5% through 2022, with the highest growth coming from Asia-Pacific. Consequently, the total demand for motorcycle oils (MCO) is forecast to grow strong at a CAGR of 3.5% during the same period. Three-fourths of the total MCO demand comes from Asia-Pacific, where four countries—India, China, Indonesia, and Thailand—combined account for more than half of the total MCO demand globally, (more…)

Hair Detox: The Power of Clarifying Shampoos in Salons and Retail

Salon Hair Care
Salon Hair Care

Detoxing can be good for your body and hair! Hair? Yes, if you think about it, your hair is exposed to a number of things that affect its health: air pollution, hard water, chlorine, styling products, and even your daily shampoo. So, what can be done to rid it of these harmful elements and restore its luster? One answer is by using a clarifying shampoo.

What is a clarifying shampoo? It is a “super” shampoo with the ability to deep clean and cut through all the build-up. The frequency of usage will vary based upon how you treat your hair. If you are a product junkie, use a lot of dry shampoo, or are exposed to water with chemicals then it might make sense to use clarifying shampoos once a week.  However, if you have color-treated or dry hair, using clarifying shampoo once a month may work best for you. (more…)

Small, Yet Dynamic: A Dive into the German Professional Skin Care Market

Professional Skin Care in Germany
Professional Skin Care in Germany

The professional skin care market in Germany grows by 4%, in line with the overall European market growth in 2017, according to our freshly-published Professional Skin Care Germany market analysis. Germany is the third-largest country in Europe and accounts for about one-fifth of the overall region. Several factors drive professional skin care products in Germany, some of which include new product developments, substantial growth in the number of new spas and medical aesthetic clinics, as well as a greater variety of in-salon treatments for different age groups, skin care concerns, and lifestyles. (more…)

Olly has been a disruptive brand in the vitamin/supplements aisle, but which category is next?

Olly box
Olly box
source: olly.com

Eric Ryan, the CEO of Olly and co-founder of Method eco-friendly cleaning products, is an entrepreneur known for shaking things up and marketing products in categories very differently from existing brands. With Method, Ryan says he was “…looking for a category that was really big, but had failed. (more…)

Amazon Salon Pro and Natural Products Shake Up the German Salon Market

Professional Hair Care
Professional Hair Care

Germany is the largest professional hair care market in Europe, driven by hair coloring, which makes up over 40% of salon hair care sales, according to our soon-to-be-published Salon Hair Care Global Series. Consumers in Germany continue to visit the salon for hair color services, as well as to experiment with lower commitment hair colors. On the other hand, marketers launch innovative color ranges, such as Goldwell’s Pure Pigments range, which claims high definition color intensity. (more…)

Commercial Laundry Trends in Extended Care

Trends in the professional cleaning segments.
Trends in the professional cleaning segments.

Kline is actively conducting research with end users of laundry chemicals to assess their usage, perceptions, and perspectives on emerging trends. The extended care segment, including nursing homes, assisted living, and independent living facilities, are part of this research. The most commonly used laundry chemicals among extended care facilities are detergent, bleach, and fabric softeners although unscented softeners are preferred due to the fragile patient populations at these facilities. Extended care facilities are most concerned with sanitizing and disinfecting their laundry, resulting in a majority preferring to process laundry on the premises rather than sending it out. Other important laundry chemical attributes for this end-user group include chemical performance and stain removal.  (more…)