Personal Care Ingredients Mix to Delight Consumers’ Senses at this Year’s in-cosmetics

in-cosmetics 2015

in-cosmetics 2015

The world’s leading personal care ingredients tradeshow, in-cosmetics, held this year in sunny Barcelona, has once again brought together an immense number of ingredient suppliers and marketing specialists to showcase the novelties offered by their businesses.

While some novel ingredients were introduced at the show, this year is rather signified by new end product concepts and formulations with the existing ingredients. Textures, softness, smoothness, comfort, and consumer needs were touted by many marketers and the word “sensory” permeated a variety of marketing campaigns. Continue reading

Kline’s April Index of Base Stock Production and Re-refining Cash Margins Reflects Relatively Profitable Conditions for Refiners

Base Stock margin Index

Base Stock Margin Index

In January 2014, Kline & Company, a worldwide consulting and research firm serving the 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 2014 release. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Prestige Candles Illuminate the Home Fragrances Market

The home fragrances market in the United States

The U.S. home fragrances market in 2014
Photo credit: beautyminded.be

In 2014, the U.S. home fragrances market records its highest growth in the past five years, backed by luxury candles, which collectively post a very healthy gain. The solid performance of premium brands such as Diptyque, LAFCO, Nest, or Votivo helps this segment shine, also driving the overall market’s growth.

Recently released data from the 2014 edition of Kline’s Home Fragrances: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities report reveals that attractive packaging and scent are some of the major drivers behind this market’s growth, with most marketers focusing on these aspects more. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Allergy Sales That Rose Up Your Nose

The Allergy Market in 2014

The Allergy Market in 2014

In 2014, two intranasal steroids for the treatment of allergic rhinitis received FDA approval for Rx-to-OTC switch—Sanofi’s Nasacort Allergy 24 Hour and GlaxoSmithKline’s Flonase Allergy Relief. Nasacort entered the OTC market in February 2014 and according to recently released data from Kline’s Nonprescription Drugs USA study, from February through December 2014, the product generated about $100 million in sales at the manufacturers’ level. Kline pegs the overall allergy market up 10.0% to over $1.8 billion in sales at the manufacturers’ level. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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