A record-breaking turnout of nearly 20,000 dermatologists converged in South Beach, FL, this past weekend for the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting. Dermatologists furthered their knowledge of aesthetic practices through attending “Scientific Sessions.” One such session included a live aesthetic demonstration with commentary from well-known cosmetic docs Mary Lupo, Jeffrey Dover, David Goldberg, and Fredric Brandt. (more…)
Acne Boot Camp, Fillers and Cosmetic Peels for Men, Tattoo Cover Up- All at the 71st AAD Meeting in South Beach
Brush heads for Christmas? Some gift, huh? But for that special someone’s favorite cleansing brush, it may be the perfect solution as a holiday stocking stuffer. That’s the angle many of the leading U.S. beauty device marketers are taking to infuse freshness into their offerings–make them giftable, fun, and friendly. (more…)
Today’s beauty retail environment carries a unique set of challenges which we define and analyze in our Beauty Retailing USA: Channel Analysis and Opportunitiesreport. We have been busy searching for the latest market trends, retail approaches, marketing strategies, and shopper insights. To get a pulse on what’s relevant, we personally talk to hundreds of industry participants, scan blogs, scrutinize beauty publications, and attend conferences and tradeshows which ultimately empowers our clients’ retail strategies. (more…)
According to initial findings from Kline’s 2012 Beauty Devices: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities, sales for the at-home beauty devices market in the United States are estimated to rise by about 17% this year to reach nearly $600 million in manufacturers’ sales. Sales are fueled by higher priced devices with prices tags of $150 and up. Venues enabling the showcasing of these home and portable skin care machines whilst concurrently educating consumers regarding their benefits are equally imperative for boosting sales. (more…)
On a glorious fall day, we set out to explore the latest and greatest in beauty retailing formats on Wall Street. We had heard that the iconic Duane Reade opened last year on 40 Wall Street, but never imagined what we would be in store for.
To begin, we entered a magnificently renovated building with an interior reminiscent of the art deco era. We were amazed at all the options right in front of our eyes. We were welcomed by a Tensator Virtual Assistant that greets customers and provides information on this 22,000 square foot store.
New types of shopping experiences and enhancements have altered the way consumers purchase beauty products. Both men and women are enthusiastic about trying different ways to buy their personal care products, giving way to an even greater number of new formats for retailing. This heightened interest has been responsible for the growth of beauty purchases electronically and in specialty stores. (more…)
It was not long ago that our at-home skin and body grooming rituals involved nothing more complicated than just a few jars of creams and lotions in which we indulged our tired complexion. But even these not-so-complicated jars nowadays are already brimming with innovation. Science and technology-based innovation is becoming increasingly evident in all skin care products. Sophisticated delivery systems put active ingredients exactly where they are most effective. But more recently we have a new way of achieving visible and compelling results, with the help of a clever gamut of technologies that includes LEDs, microcurrents, and even lasers.
The home fragrance market registers some surprising developments in 2011. Sales for premium-priced home fragrance products went up just over 4%, contrasting with the decline seen in mass market products in 2011. Unexpectedly, consumers opt for high-involvement wax melts, transforming the segment into the fastest growing. (more…)
Added Value and Better Focus on Consumer Boosts Growth for the Professional Skin Care Market, South Korea Posts Highest Growth
In our previous blog on the professional skin care market, we focused on the two largest purchase channels: beauty institutes and salons in Europe, and spas and salons in the United States. After receiving several comments and questions about this market, we would like to share newer insights related to different trends in these two markets. We also want to share a few facts from the freshly published research on South Korea. (more…)
With dermatology’s many facets and an even wider variety of solutions, an event such as the Annual Meeting of American Academy of Dermatology is the place where professionals discuss the most topical skin care condition issues and introduce the latest treatments. Despite record-breaking rain in sunny San Diego, there was an incredible turnout—nearly 11,000—at this year’s AAD meeting! The meeting was attended by dermatologists, many of whom traveled from faraway places like Saudi Arabia, Denmark, and Brazil to soak up information and insights. (more…)
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