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

Despite High Demand for Two-wheelers, Emerging Technologies May Impact Lubricant Consumption in the Future

Lubricants for Motorcycles, Mopeds, and ScootersThe global two-wheeler market, which includes motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds, is expected to reach over 700 million units by 2021. This is a high-growth market segment, increasing at a rate of 8% per annum. Rising economic conditions, lack of public transportation, poor road infrastructure, high fuel efficiency/ mileage, lower emissions, and growth in the young population are the leading drivers for this significant uptick in demand. As a result of these trends, countries like Brazil, India, and Vietnam are at the forefront of driving demand for two-wheelers.  However, as electric two-wheelers gain prominence in Southeast Asian countries, lubricant demand growth may be subdued. Continue reading

Demystifying Halal for the Beauty Industry

Halal Beauty and Personal Care

Halal Beauty and Personal Care

For many Americans, the term “halal” may only conjure up vague images of meat on a stick sold by vendors on the steets of New York. However, new regulations that quietly passed in Indonesia last fall will soon bring it to the forefront of the beauty world, having implications for all multinational cosmetic and toiletry marketers—both inside and outside of the country. A recent interview with Renu Singh, a Project Lead in Kline’s Consumer Products practice, helps demystify this phenomenon. Continue reading

The markets for ingredients for HI&I cleaning products in China, India, and the United States are characterized by strong regional specificities

????????????????????????????????????????The markets for HI&I ingredients in the United States, China, and India—the three regions from the upcoming global HI&I ingredients report—are rather diverse in terms of growth, value, and volume. While there are differences in the size of these markets and their growth potentials, qualitative attributes also differ widely.

The consumption of ingredients in all three countries represents a large chunk of the total market, accounting for over USD 10 billion, driven by the United States, which represents more than half of this total. In terms of future outlook, India is forecast to post the strongest growth among these three countries, of almost 13% during the forecast period of 2014-2019. Continue reading

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

Kline's Base Stock Margin Index

Kline’s Base Stock Margin Index

In January 2014, 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 2014 release. Continue reading

Free Webinar – It’s All About Skin Care: Insights from Two Powerful Beauty Markets

It's All About Skin Care: Insights from Two Powerful  Beauty Markets

It’s All About Skin Care:
Insights from Two Powerful Beauty Markets

The market for at-home BEAUTY DEVICES is certainly one of the most popular topics in the world of beauty today, for a number of reasons. In 2014, we saw more consumers moving towards this convenient DYI approach and a growing number of marketers expanding their offerings through a broader range of price points.

The PROFESSIONAL SKIN CARE market has also posted a healthy growth in the United States, driven primarily by the strong performance of medical care providers and Internet sales. Continue reading

Hydroquinone-free Products Shine in the Professional Skin Care Spotlight

Professional Skin Care

Professional Skin Care Market Research

Hydroquinone-free products are among the most dynamic performers in the U.S. professional skin care market in 2014. Introduced by several leading manufacturers, non-hydroquinone-based products are driving sales in the hyperpigmentation/sun damage skin care concern category, which outperforms the total market growth in 2014, finds recently published report Professional Skin Care: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities.

While hydroquinone (HQ) has been the gold standard ingredient in the physician dispense arena for the treatment of hyperpigmentation, this ingredient is surrounded with controversy due to some of its reported side effects. Continue reading


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