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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.

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.”

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.”