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  • Color Cosmetics | Fine Fragrance | Skin Care

    Happy Holidays Ahead For The Beauty Business?

    Amid signs of increased optimism about their personal finances, 25% of US consumers plan to spend more on holiday shopping this year compared to 20% in 2013, and spending on holiday gifts is expected to average $718, according to Accenture’s an…

  • Prestige Beauty Sales Rise 5% in Q2

    Prestige Beauty Sales Rise 5% in Q2

    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…

  • Right in The Kisser

    Right in The Kisser

    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…

  • Online Buying Intentions in Personal Care

    Online purchase intentions around the world have doubled since 2011 for many durable and entertainment-related categories, according to a new study conducted online by Nielsen. Nearly half of global respondents intend to make an online purchase in th…

  • Women’s Hair Removal Device Sales Skyrocket

    Women’s Hair Removal Device Sales Skyrocket

    More women’s grooming appliances, like electric shavers and many other in-home personal grooming and hair removal devices, have sold over the past 12 months (July 2013 - June 2014) than in the previous two years, according to The NPD Group.…

  • Scented Body Products Prove Popular

    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…

  • Cleaning in America

    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…

  • The Chosen Few Get Chosen A Lot

    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…

  • Leading Beauty Brands Cut Back on Q1 Ad Spending

    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 Most Trusted Brands in America

    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…

  • Hair Care | Personal Cleansers | Skin Care
    Style & Appearance
On a Global Scale

    Style & Appearance On a Global Scale

    New Euromonitor International study looks at grooming habits around the world

  • OTC/Medicated  | Skin Care
    Scientific Skin Care

    Scientific Skin Care

    Offers the best of both worlds

  • Actives | Functional Ingredients | Polymers | Skin Care
    Market Opportunities
For Wound Healing

    Market Opportunities For Wound Healing

    Propels demand for growth factors and skin substitutes.

  • Actives | Functional Ingredients | Hair Care | Skin Care
    The Kindest Cut...

    The Kindest Cut...

    'Man-scaping' catches on in the US.

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

    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…

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

    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…

  • Like Father, Like Son

    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 moment…

  • The Scent of Southern Men

    The Scent of Southern Men

    NPD finds regional support in fragrance sales.

  • Direct-Sale Prestige Fragrances Post Significant Gain

    The NPD Group, Inc. reports that direct-to-consumer sales of US prestige fragrance grew 10% in the 12 months ending February 2014 to $285 million. Although just a fraction of the $3.0 billion US prestige fragrance market, the performance of products…

  • Laser Procedures on the Rise, Frost & Sullivan Study Finds

    Aesthetic procedures, though cost-intensive, have increased during the past decade. With patients gradually shifting from more complicated, time-consuming invasive procedures to minimally invasive and non-invasive ones, surgical lasers in particular…