The Growing Business of Medical Care Providers

Professional Aesthetics
Professional Aesthetics

Globally, medical care providers tend to be the channel of choice among consumers seeking help with their skin care problems, ranging from fine lines and wrinkles, to brown spots, acne, and sagging skin. The channel includes dermatologists and plastic surgeons that offer an array of both surgical and non-surgical procedures and skin care treatments that attracts consumers. In 2016, Americans spend $6.4 billion on non-surgical procedures, up 18.5% from $5.4 billion in 2015, according to the American Society for Plastic Surgery.

Medical care providers is the key channel driving growth in the skin care sector across several markets, including China, Europe, and the United States, according to Kline’s upcoming Professional Skin Care Global Series report. The channel records strong growth of 28% in China, 10% in Europe, and continues to record mid single-digit growth in South Korea and the United States. (more…)

Hydration Tops List of Most-wanted Beauty Device Benefits Worldwide

e.l.f. Beauty’s new silicone cleansing device
e.l.f. Beauty’s new silicone cleansing device

Consumers around the world still have a strong appetite for devices that will help perfect the health and appearance of their skin. According to the Beauty Devices: Global Consumer Insights report, consumer research we conducted in global six markets with 1,300 women, we found that products that can help improve skin hydration are highly desired. Moreover, device users are surprisingly young, and the median age of beauty device users varies from country to country. In the United States, 24-34 years old represents the median age of device users whereas users in Japan, Germany, and Europe skew slightly older.

South Korea and China are hotbeds of opportunity, where the inception of many of these products occurs. Device sales growth in these markets range from 10-15% each, well above the global average of 5%. (more…)

Professional Skin Care: Eye on Europe

Professional Skin Care
Professional Skin Care

The professional skin care market in Europe enjoys another year of dynamic growth, according to Kline’s soon-to-be-published Professional Skin Care Global Series report. Key countries for the region, such as France, the United Kingdom, and Germany, account for over 50% of the total European sales in 2017. The region is dominated by local companies, such as Clarins, Babor, and Dermalogica, respectively.

Beauty institutes and spas continue to be the largest channel, accounting for the majority of the market share. However, growth through this channel is slowing down due to the growing popularity of the retail channel, especially the Internet, as more consumers are making replenishment purchases through the Internet to refill their product supply rather than visiting aestheticians. Some large brands, such as Dermalogica, have also increased their focus on the retail channel in 2016 and 2017. (more…)

Beauty’s Fusion of Natural and Digital Worlds

Beauty’s Fusion of Natural and Digital Worlds
Beauty’s Fusion of Natural and Digital Worlds

Nature-inspired products, social influencers, technology, indie brands, millennials, and the rise of gen z are key trends shaping the U.S. cosmetics and toiletries market today. Recording solid growth of 3% in 2016, the ever-evolving beauty market is poised for another year of success.

As we begin our research for the 43rd edition of Kline’s Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report, encompassing five product classes and 17 product categories, we take note of important developments and highlights. (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…)

The Growing Business of Dispensing Skin Care

Professional Skin Care
Professional Skin Care

Dispensing skin care continues to be attractive to physicians in the United States as the number of physicians dispensing skin care products increases in 2016, especially among medical spas and other physicians. As the demand for cosmetic procedures continues to increase, physicians typically recommend take-home skin care products to be used in combination with procedures to increase the benefits or reduce the side effects of procedures. However, dispensing skin care products have been a tradition/mainstay mainly for dermatologists and plastic surgeons as over 40% of both these physician types, respectively, have been dispensing skin care products for over 10 years, according to Kline’s soon-to-be-published Physician-dispensed Skin Care: Perception and Satisfaction Survey. (more…)

Skin Rejuvenation: From Tattoo Removal to Fine Lines

Tattoo Removal Products and Services USA
Tattoo Removal Products and Services USA

Getting a tattoo is no longer a lifetime commitment with the new removal techniques available. During a tattoo, ink permeates the skin to varying degrees. Depending on the color, depth of the needle, and the type of ink used, tattoos can look fresh and vibrant for long periods of time. However, what happens when the ink fades and the customer is left with a faded, blurry unappealing mark? The options are limited to having the tattoo covered, redone, or removed. In this day and age of millennials, blemished skin is no longer an option.

Technology has finally caught up to the way artists “sling ink” for removal. Various fade creams have always touted the ability to help remove or pull out the ink. However, laser removal has advanced to the point that, in most cases, tattoos can be completely removed, but, this option is not without substantial pain and cost. (more…)

Small, but Mighty: A Look at the Professional Skin Care Markets in Brazil and Canada

Professional Skin Care
Professional Skin Care

The professional skin care markets in Brazil and Canada can be considered small when compared to the U.S. and European markets; however, these markets post strong growth in both countries, increasing by over 5% and 10%, respectively, in 2015. Sai Swaroop, our professional skin care expert, reveals some interesting particularities about these small, but very dynamic countries for professional skin care products. (more…)

Big Opportunities for Small Players in the Canadian Salon Hair Care Market

Salon Hair Care
Salon Hair Care

The Canadian salon hair care market can be characterized by small, but steady growth, the dominance of leading multi-national companies, and stiff competition—not only among the large market-movers, but also the emerging independent brands making their presence notable in the industry. In the following interview, Naira Aslanian, Project Manager for Kline’s Consumer Products Practice, reveals some interesting facts about this market from the soon-to-be-published Salon Hair Care Global Series: Market Analysis and Opportunities. (more…)

Top Trends of Cosmetics and Toiletries

Cosmetics & Toiletries USA
Cosmetics & Toiletries USA

Drawing upon on our new and exciting feature, a complimentary highlights report that comes with subscription to our annual Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report, we’ve selected several trends to watch out for as we enter 2016.

  1. The rise of consumerism and expression of individualism

The beauty industry projects a further rise in consumerism and expression of individualism. The unique needs of consumers are addressed by marketers who offer personalized solutions and custom-made products. (more…)