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The Future of Men’s Grooming

  MEN'S GROOMING BY THE NUMBERS In 2016 US men’s grooming grew 5% to reach sales of $8.9 billion Men's skin care posted the highest growth (10%, $312 million), driven by brands diversifying beyond men's shaving Men's hair care also had a strong performance in 2016 (8% growth, $1.0 billion), driven by strong demand for [...]

By | October 14th, 2017|Beauty Care, Men's Care, Trends|1 Comment

The Sustainability Product Story Consumers Want

Consumers look for products with a sustainability story. The more a product can relate to consumers' lifestyles, the better. We want to feel a connection between ourselves and the companies & brands we choose to bring into our lives. We all know corporations have to first satisfy their true customer – investors. Thankfully, major corporations are [...]

Home Care and Industrial Cleaning Market Trends and Formulation Solutions

MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS Sustainability, convenience, efficacy and going beyond the basic functions of cleaning to provide extra caring for the hands, clothes and surfaces are key trends impacting consumer demand and new product development in the H&IC market. Consumers are more informed than ever on the value vs. performance of their products and seek [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Industrial, Sustainability, Trends|0 Comments

Effect Pigments for Color Cosmetics and Personal Care Products

DISCOVER THE POSSIBILITIES WITH EFFECT PIGMENTS   Social media and the color cosmetics industry are telling a story, one of fairy tale makeup for the adult market. Consumers never grow old of wanting to adapt fantasy-inspired looks with magical shimmery and glitter, or simply adding a touch of eye gloss and captivating peachy-pink lipstick to an everyday look!   [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Beauty Care, Color Cosmetics, Trends|0 Comments

Car Care Market Trends and Formulation Solutions

  FROM AT HOME CAR WASH TO CAR WASH CENTERS, WHAT DO CONSUMERS WANT?   WHO WASHES THEIR CAR AT HOME?   WHO WASHES THEIR CAR AT CAR WASH CENTERS? Household customers account for the largest share of car wash & detailing industry revenue at approximately 76%. Car Wash & Detailing household customers are broadly [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|Industrial, Sustainability, Trends|0 Comments

Hair Styling Taking Over 2017

Pump Up the Volume Ultra-voluminous hair and endless curls and waves are envy-inducing hair trends moving from 2016 to 2017 as modern twists on traditional styles. 54% of US consumers use styling products(1) A sweep to one side, and a pile of perfectly layered spirals will raise the volume over the months to come, while a [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Beauty Care, Hair Care, Men's Care, Trends|0 Comments

Do You Dry Shampoo?

Do You Dry Shampoo? Dry Shampoos continue to crash the daily shampoo-and-repeat party. According to Mintel, regular shampoo usage has seen a slight decline, as 85% (2016) of those polled indicated they wash their hair less, compared to 89% just a year earlier (2015).  In addition to just washing their hair less frequently, consumers are [...]

By | October 7th, 2016|Beauty Care, Hair Care, Men's Care, Trends|0 Comments

Opportunity in the Beauty-Healthcare Cross-Category

The separation between cosmetic, skin and hair categories is dissipating as health and preventative measures are becoming top of mind for consumers.  Daily protection from pollution, cosmetic touches in treatment products to heal skin ailments and provide complete abrasion coverage are some examples of preventive measures consumers look for. Some applications that address these claims include general purpose body [...]

Advancements in Hair Care Ingredient Solutions and Market Opportunities

  The migration of color cosmetics and skin care claims and technologies into hair care has become the basis to offer consumers hair care products with added-value benefits focused on caring and protecting the hair. This trend represents an important shift in the industry to boost value sales in a market that has long ago [...]

By | August 17th, 2016|Beauty Care, Hair Care, Trends|0 Comments

Sustainable Exfoliants to Replace Plastic Spheres

Microbead-Free Waters Act Law In 2016, the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015 was signed into US law. The act prohibits the manufacture and introduction to market of rinse-off cosmetics containing plastic microbeads. The intention is to phase out the manufacture of such products by 1 July 2017 with sales stopped by 1 July 2018. The [...]

By | January 12th, 2016|Bath & Shower, Beauty Care, Skin Care, Sustainability, Trends|0 Comments