Professional Skin Care Market Rx: Top Five Ingredients

Professional Skin Market Rx: Top Five IngredientsIn our recently published reports—Professional Skin Care Global Series: Market Analysis and Opportunities and Physician-dispensed Skin Care: Perception and Satisfaction Survey—we learned about the ideal “prescription” that makes this $6 billion global market for professional skin care products thrive. Some of the most important key areas that skin care market players should consider are:

  1. Emerging markets: although small in dollar sales, they show high potential in the future.
  2. Medical care providers represent a tremendous distribution opportunity. Continue reading

The Colorful Facets of the Global Professional Hair Care Market

professional hair careThe dynamic and hard-to-track professional hair care market continues to evolve each year. Care products, consisting of shampoos and conditioners, is the fastest growing category, advancing 3% globally in 2013. The conditioners category remains vibrant, particularly the treatment segment, which has begun to shift away from oils in favor of multi-benefit and hybrid products, a trend spurred by Revlon’s Uniq One.

Hair colorants are also gaining share, driven mainly by the continuation of the low/no ammonia trend which began in 2009 with the launch of INOA by L’Oréal Professionnel. In 2013, the segment evolved into new sub-segments, such as colorants with conditioning properties and those that are free from potentially harmful ingredients. The popular low/no-ammonia segment surged by 41% in North America, but still has relatively low penetration, especially when compared to Western Europe, which represents the majority of the segment’s sales. Continue reading

Healthy Growth of the U.S. Nonprescription Drugs Industry Projected to Continue

U.S. Nonprescription Drugs Findings from the recently published Nonprescription Drugs USA study show positive signs of growth for the 2013 U.S. OTC market. Compared to 2012 when the market had flat sales performance, 2013 recorded healthy growth of 3.0% to reach $23.5 billion at the manufacturers’ level. The market is driven by the strong performance of several brands including Novartis’ Excedrin and Johnson & Johnson’s Tylenol and Motrin IB, as well as the continuous strong sales performance coming from nutritional brands, such as Vitafusion (Church & Dwight), Centrum (Pfizer), and Schiff (Reckitt Benckiser). Continue reading

Acute/Long-term Care Facilities Drive Growth of Janitorial Cleaning Products

Janitorial Cleaning Products Hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities are among the end-use segments that are driving gains in the dollar volume of janitorial cleaning products. The market for janitorial cleaning products accounts for about one-third of the overall market for industrial and institutional cleaning products and is estimated at $4 billion in 2014.

The use of janitorial cleaners in acute care settings, such as hospitals, are increasing as these facilities aim to maintain cleanliness, kill germs, and reduce patient readmission rates. Hand-care products are the primary drivers of janitorial cleaning products growth in the hospitals. Demand for hand-care products that spiked in 2009 following the outbreak of the H1N1 virus began to drop significantly in post-pandemic period through 2010, but still outpaces all other product categories as hospitals try to reduce the presence of pathogens and infectious diseases. Continue reading

Back to School, Back to Fall’s Beauty Regimens

Fall’s Beauty RegimensDuring the summer, beauty routines may have lightened up a bit as the skin, hair, and nails are caressed by the sun’s rays and glow naturally thanks to a range of freshly available summer season fruits and vegetables. With the beginning of back to school and office time, the desire to look as beautiful this fall as in the summer is about to reinstate daily beauty routines and maybe add a few new products to the mix. Continue reading

Kline’s August Index of Base Stock Production and Re-refining Cash Margins Shows Temporarily Improved Returns for VGO Refiners and Re-refiners

August Base stock indexIn January,  Kline & Company, a worldwide consulting and research firm serving needs of organizations in the lubricants and base stocks industry, introduced its monthly  Base Stock Margin Index, a characterization of recent cash margin contributions in the U.S. base oil market over the past 24 months.

The Index estimates cash margin contributions associated with U.S. Group II base stock production. It simulates EBITDA before the deduction of corporate SG&A expenses for typical VGO-based virgin base stock plants and RFO-based re-refineries. A more detailed description of the Margin Index can be found in the January release. Continue reading

The Professional Hair Care Market in the United Arab Emirates and South Africa: Resemblance, Uniqueness, and Duality

salon hair care UAE and SAAmong the 21 markets covered in our recently published Salon Hair Care 2013 Global Series: Market Analysis and Opportunities, two are very interesting and different from the ones analyzed so far: United Arab Emirates and South Africa. Even though they seem at the first glance similar to a few other markets, especially the Western ones due to the strong dominance of salon hair care multinationals such as L’Oréal, Procter & Gamble, and Henkel, a different picture is revealed when one takes a deeper look.

The most important feature of the salon hair care market in the United Arab Emirates (as well as another Middle Eastern country we profiled in 2012 – Saudi Arabia) and South Africa is the strong duality of salons serving two different consumer groups. Continue reading

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