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  • Right in The Kisser

    Right in The Kisser

    October 2, 2014
    Market research firm Mintel contends that after experiencing a 2% decline from 2011-2013, the lip cosmetics segment posted gains of nearly 9% between 2012 and 2014, with sales poised to reach nearly $1.4 billion this year. While lip cosmetics still a…


  • Prestige Beauty Sales Rise 5% in Q2

    Prestige Beauty Sales Rise 5% in Q2

    October 2, 2014
    In the second quarter of 2014, sales of US prestige beauty products were $2.5 billion, a 5% increase from Q2 2013, with sales growth across each of the three primary categories, according to The NPD Group. Makeup sales rose 8% over Q2 2013 to $1.0 b…


  • Cleaning in America

    September 3, 2014
    According to a survey commissioned by CLR, one-third of Americans consider themselves to be cleaning fanatics with the average American spending almost five hours a week cleaning and mothers with children under eight years old spending an average of…


  • Scented Body Products Prove Popular

    September 3, 2014
    Nine out of ten women in the US use a scented personal product, and the majority of fine fragrance users also use some type of scented body product, according to the 2014 Women’s Fragrance Track Report from The NPD Group, Inc., a global informa…


  • The Most Trusted Brands in America

    August 1, 2014
    BrandSpark International has revealed the “Most Trusted” brands in the American CPG sector.  Consumers’ reasons for citing a brand as being their most trusted vary by category. For health and beauty brands, trust is built on qu…


  • Leading Beauty Brands Cut Back on Q1 Ad Spending

    August 1, 2014
    Fueled by the Winter Olympics, total advertising expenditures increased 5.7% in the first quarter of 2014 to $34.9 billion, according to recent data from Kantar Media. According to Jon Swallen, chief research officer at Kantar Media North America, w…


  • The Chosen Few Get Chosen A Lot

    August 1, 2014
    Coca-Cola, Colgate, Oreos and Downy are part of an elite list, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s Brand Footprint study of the 50 Most Chosen Global FMCG Brands. In fact, only 16 global FMCG brands were chosen by consumers more than one billion t…


  • Scientific Skin Care

    Scientific Skin Care

    July 23, 2014
    Offers the best of both worlds


  • Style & Appearance
On a Global Scale

    Style & Appearance On a Global Scale

    July 23, 2014
    New Euromonitor International study looks at grooming habits around the world


  • Market Opportunities
For Wound Healing

    Market Opportunities For Wound Healing

    July 22, 2014
    Propels demand for growth factors and skin substitutes.


  • The Kindest Cut...

    The Kindest Cut...

    July 22, 2014
    'Man-scaping' catches on in the US.


  • Like Father, Like Son

    July 2, 2014
     In a study conducted by grooming company Wahl and Opinion Research Corporation, half of all men learn to groom from their father or a father-like figure. Of those who received dad’s grooming guidance, most remember it as an important mom…


  • I Always Feel Like... Somebody’s Watching Me

    July 2, 2014
    The vast majority—80%—of consumers aged 20-40 in the US and the United Kingdom believe total privacy in the digital world is a thing of the past, and nearly half (49%) said they would not object to having their buying behavior tracked if…


  • At-Home Devices: Low Awareness, But High Satisfaction

    July 2, 2014
    Skin devices, such as the one below, have low penetration rates, but high satisfaction levels, according to Kline & Company. In fact, nearly 70% of respondents from its newest consumer research, which queries women from China, France, Germany, Ja…


  • The Scent of Southern Men

    The Scent of Southern Men

    June 19, 2014
    NPD finds regional support in fragrance sales.