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…)

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…)

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…)

April’s Top Five Digital Beauty Winners

beauty product winnersThe results for April have just been released from Amalgam, Kline’s new e-commerce tracking service. Several beauty items landed at the top of the charts for the first time. Here are some that caught our attention:

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay has been inching up the charts since it first debuted in Amalgam last June. In April, it joined the top 10 for the first time, ranking #2 in facial skin care and #1 in masques. This 100% natural calcium bentonite clay is said to be the “world’s most powerful facial.” Most recently, we’ve found this item only at Amazon among the sites monitored in Amalgam; in prior months, it was also found among Walmart’s top sellers. (more…)

Professional Aesthetics Take a Turn from Facial Skin Care to Body Treatments

Professional Body Treatment
Professional Body Treatment

The market for non-surgical procedures has exploded over the last two decades and continues to be vibrant in the United States, recording strong double-digit growth to reach $3.5 billion in 2017, according to our upcoming Professional Aesthetics: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities study. This strong growth is driven by several factors, including growing demand for body contouring treatments, technological advancements, distribution expansion, increasing brand awareness as notable celebrities including Christie Brinkley have become the face of devices, such as Ultherapy (Merz), and partnerships with skin care companies to provide complete skin health to consumers. (more…)