The NPD Group

Oil, Clay, Mud Beauty Regimens On The Rise

Oil and clay were recognized and used regularly by the Ancient Egyptians for their beauty benefits, but in today’s world these ingredients have only recently become beauty buzzwords. They are also the two skincare textures experiencing the greatest growth within the U.S. prestige beauty industry, according to global information company The NPD Group's research gathered from BeautyTrends, its POS tracking service, which measures the performance of fragrances, makeup and skincare products.

Fewer Women Shopped for Beauty in 2014

The vast majority of U.S. women—eight out of 10—shop for beauty products, but a 4% drop in 2014 brought the industry to its lowest level of shoppers since 2008, according to the Annual Beauty Consumer Economic Indicator, the latest beauty report from global information company The NPD Group.

The NPD Group: U.S. Prestige Lip Color Sales Grow By Double Digits

Prestige lip color sales in the United States experienced a significant 24% increase in dollar sales for the month of November 2014, according to The NPD Group.

“The trend of women seeking to make a bold makeup statement continues as marketers showcase lips more prominently than seen in prior years,” said Karen Grant, vice president and global beauty industry analyst at The NPD Group. “A red lip is both ‘on trend’ and classic at the same time. For the holiday celebrations, it is not only bold, but also fun, festive and can’t be missed.”

Beauty Stocking Stuffers to Take Off This Holiday Season

Small items, makeup and fragrances are expected to take front and center this coming holiday season, according to the NPD HIGHLIGHTS: Beauty Holiday 2014 Outlook.

The NPD Group: Specialty Stylers & Curling Irons/Brushes Lead U.S. Haircare Appliances Growth

How big is the overall U.S. haircare appliances business? Sales of flat irons/straighteners, hair dryers, specialty stylers and curling irons/brushes to consumers reached $1.318 billion for the 12-month period that ended in August 2014, Beauty Store Business has learned from The NPD Group.

New NPD Report Examines Consumer Nailcare Preferences

New NPD Study Examines Consumer Nailcare Preferences

The March 2013 Nail Care & Polish Consumer Report from global information provider The NPD Group reveals that more than half of women over the age of 18 have purchased nail products for at-home use or professional nail services in the past year.

“The appeal and power of the nail category is both the permission to play and the accessibility in price,” says Karen Grant, vice president and global industry analyst at The NPD Group. “Even for those on a tight budget, nail products offer a relatively guilt-free treat with the power to change their options.”