Investments Pay Off for Beauty Device Brands in Asia

The At-home Beauty Devices Market in Asia
The At-home Beauty Devices Market in Asia

High returns are rewarded to the majority of at-home beauty device firms that had the foresight to enter Asia, finds Kline’s just published Asia reports on China, Japan, and South Korea from Beauty Devices: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities. Asia’s sales growth for the beauty devices market outpaces the United States and Europe, growing much higher than the industry average, increasing by over 29% in 2014.

New product launches are plentiful throughout the region, helping to fuel overall sales growth. A large number of the newly launched devices in China target skin cleansing. For instance, Kingdom, a leading local brand, launches a popular heat-based cleansing device in spring 2014. In Japan, MTG launches its new ReFa ACTIVE, while YA-MAN expands its portfolio by launching new devices targeting hair removal and anti-aging. Philips introduces its first cleansing device for men called VisaPure Men in South Korea in 2014.Read More »

Scanning the Growing Segment of Dispensing Skin Care Physicians

Physician-dispensed Skin Care
Physician-dispensed Skin Care

Driven by an increased number of physicians dispensing skin care products from their offices, as well as a high frequency of consumer visits to physicians’ offices, medical care providers continues to emerge as the strongest professional channel in the U.S. professional skin care market in 2014. Findings from the 2014 edition of Physician-dispensed Skin Care: Perception and Satisfaction Survey show that almost one-fourth of dispensing physicians generated over 15% of their revenue from the sales of skin care products, and many of them said they want to increase this number in the near future.Read More »

Free Webinar – What Lights Up the Home Fragrances Market?

The Home Fragrances Market in the United States
The Home Fragrances Market in the United States

The U.S. home fragrances market records its highest growth in the past five years, fueled by luxury candles and active diffusers, which show prosperous gains in 2014. Attractive packaging and scent are some of the major drivers behind this $3.7 billion burgeoning market.

To learn more about this market, join Sagar Gehra, Kline’s Senior Consultant for Consumer Practice, for a free and insightful webinar on the key findings from our imminent Home Fragrances: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities. The webinar will take place Thursday, June 18, 2015
8 AM PDT / 11 AM EDT / 17 PM CET
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Democratizing Beauty: A Look at the Changing Face of Skin Care CEW Event in Southern California

Beauty Devices: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities
Beauty Devices: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the CEW West Coast event, which is centered around one of my favorite topics—beauty devices. The event was well-attended by 250+ members and held at the very elegant and welcoming Shutters hotel in Santa Monica, CA.

I kicked off the meeting by sharing some of the topline influencers of today’s beauty devices market, along with exciting findings from our recently published Beauty Devices: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities report. As noted in our report, there’s certainly a need for more technology-based newness and opportunities to capture additional beauty device consumers through lower price points.Read More »

The Future of Luxury Beauty Products Seen Through the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Eyes

The Future of Luxury Beauty Products Seen Through the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Eyes
FIT’s Cosmetics and Fragrances Marketing and Management Master’s Degree Program—2015 Student Capstone Presentations

As a new analyst at Kline, I was invited to attend The Fashion Institute of Technology’s Cosmetics and Fragrances Marketing and Management Master’s Degree Program—2015 Student Capstone Presentations. The topic this year was “The Future of Luxury,” and I was excited to learn more about the topic from scholars who have been learning and collaborating alongside renowned professors throughout the past few years. The presentations did not disappoint. The knowledge and articulation of each presenter, coupled with interesting anecdotes and attractive graphics playing in the background, made for a captivating experience. The event showcased tremendous talent from top consumer products companies and provided very important insights on the ever-changing luxury industry. Here are three of my key takeaways.Read More »

The Future of Luxury Beauty Products Seen Through the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Eyes

The Future of Luxury Beauty Products Seen Through the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Eyes
FIT’s Cosmetics and Fragrances Marketing and Management Master’s Degree Program—2015 Student Capstone Presentations

As a new analyst at Kline, I was invited to attend The Fashion Institute of Technology’s Cosmetics and Fragrances Marketing and Management Master’s Degree Program—2015 Student Capstone Presentations. The topic this year was “The Future of Luxury,” and I was excited to learn more about the topic from scholars who have been learning and collaborating alongside renowned professors throughout the past few years. The presentations did not disappoint. The knowledge and articulation of each presenter, coupled with interesting anecdotes and attractive graphics playing in the background, made for a captivating experience. The event showcased tremendous talent from top consumer products companies and provided very important insights on the ever-changing luxury industry. Here are three of my key takeaways.Read More »

Chic Décor and Fine Home Fragrances Delight U.S. Consumers’ Senses

Home Fragrances: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities
Home Fragrances: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities

Praline Pecan Cobbler and the Moss and Sea Mist are not goodies from your favorite beach patisserie, but rather scents trending on the U.S. home fragrances market, which hits another year of record high growth in 2014. Accounting for over 50% of total market sales, the luxury segment continues to drive this market, shedding light on the healthy growth behind several home fragrance categories as found in Kline’s Home Fragrances: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities report.

While mass-market candles sales are dimming, sales of luxury candles doubled in growth in 2014. Bath & Body Works is one of the largest and fastest growing brands among prestige candles, but smaller brands, such as Nest, RibbonWick, and Dyptique, are the ones igniting the market with strong, double-digit growth and standing out through distinctive, decorative visuals and high tech identity.Read More »

Hair Treatments and Scalp Care Products Driving Growth in the Global Salon Hair Care Market

Salon Hair Care Global Series
Salon Hair Care Global Series

Newly released data from Kline’s Salon Hair Care Global Series shows that 2014 has been another good year for the global salon hair care market with almost 3% growth. For the first time in three years, Europe shows a positive sales performance. Although Spain and Italy are still lagging behind, Eastern European markets, such as Russia or Turkey, experience double-digit growth, boosting the entire region.

Conditioners is by far the fastest growing category globally, due to a surge in treatment product sales. Feeding the upward growth is a completely new breed of bond multiplier products sparked by the launch of Olaplex. This product can be used as an add-on during a coloring service to reduce breakage or as a standalone treatment to repair and condition the hair and has already generated several copycats.Read More »

Top 10 Checklist for Successful Beauty Retailing in the United States

Beauty Retailing in the United States
Beauty Retailing in the United States

Karen Doskow, our Director for Consumer Products practice, was recently invited to speak at HAPPI’s Brand Building Seminar about the challenging beauty retailing landscape in the United States. During her presentation, she revealed some interesting facts from our soon-to-be-published Beauty Retailing USA: Channel Analysis and Opportunities report. We have collated these gems into a top 10 list to share with you this week. These tidbits may not seem so impressive individually, but collectively they provide a menu of factors that should be considered to effectively navigate through the ever-changing beauty retailing landscape.Read 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.Read More »