Sun Care Products by Professional Skin Care Brands Shine Bright

pro-sun-careSeveral professional skin care brands have products ranked among the top 100 sunscreen items in March 2018 reveals Amalgam, a new service by Kline. EltaMD is a key performer in the sun care space with its UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 and UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 in the number two and three spots, respectively. Sun care products from brands like Colorescience, Dermalogica, Murad, Dr. Dennis Gross Skin Care, and SkinCeuticals also appear, including SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 and Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF 50. In March 2018, all of these products improve their rankings in the sun care segment compared to the month prior, with the exception of EltaMD’s UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40, which remains in the number two position for the third consecutive month. (more…)

Spending on Home Fragrances Soars Online

Home Fragrances Online Sales
Home Fragrances Online Sales

The home fragrances space is a changing landscape in 2017 as the market continues to see a dynamic shift in retail distribution among large, mid-sized, and small brands. Yankee Candle further penetrates the mass market throughout the year, entering Walmart’s doors in the spring, and the brand’s parent company, Newell Brands, opens its first ever experiential pop-up shop during the holiday season as consumers increasingly crave unique and exclusive shopping experiences.

The Internet also sees a big boost in sales as consumers shopping through online retailers, brand websites, and the Internet giant Amazon continues to rise. The direct sales channel has grown at a rate of 11.0% since 2012, and the channel’s share has risen from 10.6% to 16.2% in just five years, according to our soon-to-be-published Home Fragrances: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities report. Candle sales through the direct channel in particular have grown at a rate of nearly 19.0% over the same five-year period. (more…)

Sprucing Up for Spring: What’s Trending at NY NOW

Home Fragrances
Home Fragrances

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.

Sophisticated fragrances and unique product designs have helped these luxury players record double-digit gains in recent years, according to Kline’s Home Fragrances: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities, and we expect to discover similar growth for these brands as we complete our research for 2017. (more…)

Lash Enhancers Take Beauty by Storm

Lash Enhancer Products and Services
Lash Enhancer Products and Services

Lash extensions and eyelash enhancers have become the latest trend in beauty in recent years as women opt for an alternative to makeup and move towards effortless beauty. Lash services thrive in 2017, and according to our Kline PRO, the number of professional eyelash services performed are up 14%, as well as up 15% in revenue, through second quarter 2017 versus the same period the prior year, with an average price point of $70.00.

Amazing Lash Studio, a leading lash service franchise located across 28 states with a heavy concentration in Texas, expands quickly in 2017. Since its opening in 2010, the company has expanded to 170 locations in the United States with plans to open more than 130 sites in the near future. (more…)