How Indie Brands Are Reinventing Beauty

Indie Beauty
Indie Beauty

Beauty indie brands continue to unfold their power, contributing to industry growth with double- to triple-digit gains. Unique concepts, authentic stories, innovative ideas, customized solutions, and exotic ingredients, all supported by the digital force are behind the success story of indie brands. Heightened consumer interest in these focused, fine-tuned beauty brands brings these niche players into the spotlight. While overnight successes, like IT Cosmetics, Too Faced, and Becca, have been acquired by major companies, new brands, such as Nudestix, Glossier, and Kylie Cosmetics, have become the hot topic in beauty with their audience-focused approach to product and brand development. (more…)

Taking a Look Back at the Best of Beauty in 2016

Best of Beauty in 2016
Best of Beauty in 2016

As we enter 2017, we wanted to share with you our most appreciated initiatives through 2016. We covered an array of new trends from bond builders in the global salon hair care market to barbershop trends in Europe. We continued our coverage of the dynamic and important markets through our well-regarded report series: Beauty Devices Global, Natural Personal Care Global, Professional Skin Care Global, Salon Hair Care Global, and Professional Nail Care Global. We also expanded our portfolio to cover the fast growing channel of boutique beauty retailers in four dynamic markets, as well as one of the most talked about trends in the United States—Korean beauty. We also introduced our legendary Cosmetics & Toiletries USA in a new and interactive format to enhance your experience while browsing this insightful study, which is often called the “industry bible” by industry professionals. (more…)

What’s Ahead in the U.S. Cosmetics and Toiletries Market?

Cosmetics & Toiletries USANaturally positioned products, male grooming, indie brands, beauty apps, and the power of social media were some of the most talked-about trends in the U.S. cosmetics and toiletries market in 2015. Posting solid gains for the sixth year in row, the market is poised to continue on this upward path in 2016. We will reveal these trends and assess their impact on the market landscape.

As we start our research for the next edition of our annual Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report, our beauty expert Naira Aslanian shares a few insights about the market and this highly detailed report. (more…)

Best of 2015 from Kline’s Beauty and Personal Care Research

Best of 2015 from Kline's Beauty and Personal Care Research
Best of 2015 from Kline’s Beauty and Personal Care Research

As we take flight into 2016, this is the perfect time to reflect and evaluate what’s happened and will continue to develop in the world of beauty. In 2015, we brought you an array of new trends and data from large and important markets, such as natural personal care, professional skin care, salon hair care, professional nail care, and more. We also expanded our portfolio with three new studies covering promising and fast growing markets, such as professional ethnic hair care, sexual wellness products, and pain management devices, as well as a number of mini reports covering hot topics across the globe. (more…)

Innovation in Action: CEW Honors Top Beauty Launches

CEW 2015 Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards
CEW 2015 Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards

Innovation is the single biggest driver in the mature $64 billion U.S. beauty market. Consumers crave newness and, more than ever, demand value-added products that are not only “new and improved,” but truly deliver results. On May 15, 2015, CEW hosted its 21st Annual 2015 Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards to recognize some of the industry’s most innovative beauty launches from 2014. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at a few award winners that had a positive impact on the beauty market. (more…)

Wearable Devices and Elegant Lasers Invigorate the At-home Beauty Devices Market

La Lumière's illuMask
La Lumière’s illuMask

Inspired by professional technologies like lasers and the first-ever wearable mask devices, new products help fuel consumer interest and the at-home beauty devices market, which globally increases by nearly 14% in 2014, reveals our recently released Beauty Devices: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities study. The market continues to be remarkably dynamic, nearly doubling in size since first tracked globally in 2014.

One of the most unique launches comes from newcomer La Lumière with its illuMask brand of wearable LED light masks. Available in two varieties—Anti-Acne and Anti-Aging—and at an affordable $29.95 price tag, illuMask caters to the mass market, which has, until now, lacked traction. (more…)

U.S. Beauty and Personal Care Sales Continue to Rise Each Year

Cosmetics & Toiletries USA
Cosmetics & Toiletries USA

Sales of the U.S. cosmetics and toiletries market have topped $42 billion at the manufacturers’ level in 2014, and, for the fifth year in row, the market posted revenue growth, according to the soon-to-be-released data from Kline’s Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report. Upward growth is driven by the consistent healthy performance of all product classes, with oral care, hair care, and makeup occupying the top spots in terms of growth. (more…)

Free Webinar – It’s All About Skin Care: Insights from Two Powerful Beauty Markets

It's All About Skin Care: Insights from Two Powerful  Beauty Markets
It’s All About Skin Care:
Insights from Two Powerful Beauty Markets

The market for at-home BEAUTY DEVICES is certainly one of the most popular topics in the world of beauty today, for a number of reasons. In 2014, we saw more consumers moving towards this convenient DYI approach and a growing number of marketers expanding their offerings through a broader range of price points.

The PROFESSIONAL SKIN CARE market has also posted a healthy growth in the United States, driven primarily by the strong performance of medical care providers and Internet sales. (more…)

Notes from Professional Beauty London: The Bright Side of 2015

Professional Beauty London 2015
Professional Beauty London 2015
Photo credit: Professional Beauty London

On February 22 and 23, 2015, professional beauty aficionados gathered at the Excel Exhibition Center in London to get acquainted with the latest trends and product innovations in professional skin care, nail care, and, for the first time, hair care expected to blossom throughout the beauty year of 2015. (more…)