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…)

Growing Online Ratings for Solution-based Natural Products

Natural Personal Care
Natural Personal Care

A new era of naturals has begun, with solutions-oriented naturally positioned products launching in various categories, stretching from facial treatments to lash boost products and antifungal foot creams. Such products are penetrating the facial skin care category the fastest, with naturally positioned acne treatments, peels, and microdermabrasion and anti-aging products making their way into the Amalgam Digital Beauty Product Tracker by climbing up the ranks in their respective treatment segments. (more…)

The Rise of Inclusive Beauty

Gender-free beauty products
Gender-free beauty products

Inclusive beauty has become embraced by brands and retailers alike in its ability to reach the previously under-served segments of the population who are eagerly accepting products specifically targeted at catering to their needs. Multicultural products, which started in hair care with “ethnic” brands in the market catering to multicultural consumers, have since evolved and penetrated other categories, such as makeup. The rise of gender fluidity and gender-free products is particularly seen in the fragrances and makeup classes. (more…)

Naturals – The New Mainstream Wonders of Beauty

Natural Beauty
Natural Beauty

Naturals continue to gain strength with today’s increasingly conscious consumers who choose greener alternatives in all aspects of their lives, be it food, detergents, or beauty and personal care products. The record-breaking size and attendance of the Natural Expo West Show we attended earlier this month has undoubtedly confirmed that natural products are a mainstream movement that is here to stay. Here are some key observations our team made for the upcoming 2018 edition of our Natural Personal Care Global Series report. (more…)

What are the Biggest Trends in Beauty?

The ever-changing world of beauty continues to evolve, and another year of reporting on trends, brands, and products comes into full swing as our analysts delve into the research for the 43rd edition of the Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report, which encompasses five product classes and 18 product categories. While many of the new trends and developments are category-specific, a few stood out during the year that we would like to highlight below. (more…)

Beauty’s Big Movers: Indies and Beauty Boxes

Beauty by Subscription in USA
Beauty by Subscription in USA

We are about to kick off the 43rd edition of Cosmetics & Toiletries USA, our flagship report that takes a close look at the key drivers and trends, relevant product launches, changing competitive playing field, and evolving retail channel landscape that transform the beauty and personal care market, with a forward-looking analysis through 2022. Naira Aslanian, the report’s project manager, answers questions about key topics that will be investigated, including two agents that are helping to transform the industry landscape: indies and beauty boxes. (more…)

Nutricosmetics – The Business of Beauty Inside Out

Nutricosmetics
Nutricosmetics

The new age of beauty has dawned, where it is no longer defined by heavy makeup or performance creams, but rather beauty that comes from within. The concept of beauty and personal care has evolved over the past several years as part of a holistic approach to self-care, which promotes the notion of eating healthy and organic foods, taking supplements, exercising, and managing stress. (more…)