Kline, Google, and IRI Weigh In on Data’s Escalating Importance to the Beauty Business

Driving the Beauty Industry Forward with Data
Driving the Beauty Industry Forward with Data
Image source: Personal Care Products Council

At the Personal Care Products Council annual meeting, Susan Babinsky, Senior Vice President of Kline’s Consumer Products and Life Sciences practice, moderated a panel session entitled “Driving the Beauty Industry Forward with Data”. The content and insights shared by the panel provided meeting attendees with insights on how they could take greater advantage of their own and third-party data sources to drive better business performance. Babinsky highlighted how clients are using Kline’s algorithm-based tool Amalgam Digital Beauty Monitor, which rates beauty products to understand who is winning in digital beauty. For instance, Ulta’s own automatic eyeliner brand is among the most recent winners. (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…)

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…)

TOP HAIR International in Dusseldorf Sets New Trends for Hair Care in 2015

TOP HAIR International 2015
Photo source: TOP HAIR International

This year, the TOP HAIR trade show in Dusseldorf was attended by a number of salon hair care professionals looking for new trends, products, and brands. Besides the leading market players, such as L’Oréal, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, and Kao, several niche companies and brands showcased their product portfolio for the German market. (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…)