July 10, 2014

The bath and body segment has benefited from near universal usage as consumers use these products in their daily personal hygiene routine.

July 10, 2014

Benefiting from a heightened focus on healthier, youthful-looking skin and a flawless complexion, sales within the facial cleanser segment are on the upswing.

July 10, 2014

When it comes to skin care, facial anti-aging potions still reign, as women continue their quest for younger, healthier looking skin.

June 16, 2014

Sometimes it’s not about what’s in your beauty products — but what isn’t.

May 15, 2014

Oils that are rich in antioxidants and vitamins are not only becoming increasingly part of skin care regimens, but they also are finding their way into hair styling tools.

April 21, 2014

This year is bound to be interesting for beauty as the industry is likely to see an increased focus on innovation, blurring of the lines and multi-functionality — a 2014 trend research firm Mintel has coined as “mixologiste.”

February 18, 2014

Is the smell of money in the air for the fragrance market? Perhaps.

February 18, 2014

Mintel projects the pet products category will grow an average of 3.8% over the next five years to nearly $13.7 billion by 2017.

February 10, 2014

Interested in a fragrance that can be worn at night to help you sleep? If so, you’re not alone. According to new Mintel research, there is a growing demand for more distinct, non-traditional uses on the fragrance front. To that end, 64% of women and more than half of men who use any scented item would be interested in fragrances that can be worn at night to help them sleep or refresh the sheets.

February 10, 2014

As many as 86% of Americans have experienced some type of GI or digestive issue in the past year, but according to recent Mintel research, some 40% of those who suffer from gastrointestinal issues are concerned about the side effects associated with them, the company reported Friday.

January 9, 2014

Fueled by the opening of new distribution channels, an enhanced focused on new natural ingredients and greater consumer interest, the natural personal care market continues to see strong global growth.

January 9, 2014

Women are increasingly feeling empowered to achieve “go-natural” looks or salon-level results on their own, and as more beauty mavens embrace DIY styling, brands are responding with innovation.

January 9, 2014

Expect 2014 to be an interesting year for beauty as the category continues to see increased innovation, blurring of the lines and cross-pollination.

January 9, 2014

Nail color remains very much alive, despite rumblings that it has lost its luster.

January 6, 2014

According to new research from Mintel, nearly 6-in-10 Americans who are current energy drink or shot users say they worry about the safety of these beverages.

December 26, 2013

Is natural the new norm in African-American hair care? It just might be.

December 26, 2013

The highly saturated and competitive hair care category has experienced only modest increases in recent years, but industry observers predict the category will grow double-digits through 2017, thanks in large part to niche items and products that target emerging segments.

December 4, 2013

Some men may not like to admit that they have a skin care regime, but according to new research from Mintel, many younger men report using a facial moisturizing product.

According to Mintel, 58% of men ages 18 years to 24 years and 63% of men ages 25 years to 34 years report that they use a facial moisturizing product.

November 8, 2013

The U.S. men’s grooming category is expected to see growth through 2017, albeit perhaps at a slower rate than previously predicted due in part to a tapering of new product launches and increased market saturation in such categories as shave.

November 8, 2013

Despite the buzz about BB and CC creams, eye makeup continues to be a rock star within the beauty space.

November 8, 2013

It’s as simple as B-C-D. Multifunctional makeup continues to — and will continue to — drive significant growth in facial cosmetics.

October 28, 2013

A growing number of consumers are concerned about their privacy when they sign up for loyalty card programs, according to a new survey.

October 11, 2013

It's been the week of the dollar store. Dollar General opened store No. 11,000 last week, and Family Dollar continues to reinvent its brand relevance with the consumer as the company posted monster gains for its fiscal fourth quarter and the year, driven by store experimentation, remodels and the introduction 1,000 SKUs, including many health and beauty items.

October 10, 2013

Sales of body care products have been on the downslide in recent years, according to research, likely because of consumers turning away from nonessential purchases amid a weak economy. However, times appear to be changing.