Flower Power: How Rose-inspired Skin Care is Climbing the Charts


Rose petals rose oil, and rose water—ingredients that date back centuries—are shining bright again in 2018. Kline’s digital tracking service Amalgam shows that 16 rose-infused products rank among the top 100 products in the astringent/toners segment of the facial skin care category in March 2018, compared with only 11 in January 2018. (more…)

Brick-and-mortar Retailing Still Alive and Growing

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Beauty Retailing

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…)