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Biocides Southeast Asia Market

A complex combination of factors is driving specialty biocides demand in Southeast Asia. With the 5% growth forecast in biocides consumption during 2014-2019, Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions for biocides globally.

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Kline’s January Index of Base Stock Production and Re-refining Cash Margins Reflects Improved Profitability Driven by Declining Crude Oil Prices

Kline's Base Stock Index

Kline’s Base Stock Index

In 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 Move Towards Truly Natural Products Aims to Strengthen the Natural Personal Care Market

Natural Personal Care Market

Natural Personal Care Market

While products formulated with a high proportion of synthetic ingredients dominate the global natural personal care market, accounting for nearly 75% of the total market share in 2014, truly natural positioning is gaining importance with consumers, manufacturers, and retailers. Following this trend, marketers have increasingly been reformulating with a higher proportion of truly natural ingredients in their products, finds the imminent Kline’s soon-to-be-published Natural Personal Care Global Series report.

The popularity of natural-inspired products is higher in less mature markets, such as Brazil and some Asia-Pacific countries, where disposable income and consumer awareness regarding product ingredients are low and where distinguishing between natural-inspired and truly natural cosmetics is not as important when making a purchase. Continue reading

Instrumental Cosmetics: the Story of a New Eldorado

At-home Beauty DevicesFormes de Luxe, a French beauty magazine, joins the discussion about one of the most popular and hottest topics in the world of beauty today – beauty devices. Published in January 2015, the article looks at the attractive opportunities within the beauty devices market and delves into the various device options that are currently available on the market. The article notes: Continue reading

South Korea has Seoul – the New Beauty Capital

South Korea has Seoul - the New Beauty Capital

South Korea has Seoul – the New Beauty Capital

With its 51 million consumers, South Korea belongs among the most sophisticated and fastest moving markets for beauty products worldwide. Most recently, South Korea is looked at by multinational beauty companies as an inspiration for trends that will come to the West. Whether it is Asia’s interest in Korean drama series stars, U.S. women’s appetite for Korean skin care regimens, or the raving beauty of K-Pop stars -the trends coming from this country are popular and undeniable. While inspiring the world, local brands within their country’s borders are biting off a slice of the market share from international brands. Continue reading

Kline Continues to Monitor the Changing Face of Beauty Retailing With an Enhanced Service

 Beauty Retailing USA: Alternate Channel Monitor

Beauty Retailing USA: Alternate Channel Monitor

The recently published inaugural edition of Beauty Retailing USA: Alternate Channel Monitor covering the period from January 2014 to June 2014 finds that consumer purchasing from social media is finally becoming more of a reality. This use of beacon technology is increasing in specialty stores, and lipsticks are selling nearly as much as skin care products through mobile technologies. This service will be updated every six months to provide marketers with the regular insights and dynamics on the ever-evolving alternate channels like direct sales and specialty stores. Continue reading

Best of 2014 from Kline’s Beauty and Personal Care Research

Best of 2014 from Kline's Beauty and Personal Care Research
The beginning of the year is a great opportunity to reflect and learn from the developments of the prior year and leap into the next one armed with a clearer, fresher, and well-thought-out plan. At Kline, we have closed another successful year full of exciting insights into the beauty and personal care industry, which have been featured in our weekly newsletter. Continue reading


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