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Skin Care Vs. Make Up Sales

Are you thinking of entering the skin care or makeup product industry? Although both are very lucrative industries, sales from last quarter are showing more generosity toward skin care products with an increase of 6%. This means skin care sales outperformed make up sales last quarter.

As most cost-conscious consumers opt for skin care products, makeup sales have slowed down 4%. This is because the skin care industry has newer products and brands, including from smaller companies, which have been very appealing to consumers seeking unique and innovative products.

An industry analyst at The NPD Group has stated that makeup sales have been slowing down significantly since 2016. Contributing factors are the decrease of average prices for makeup and lip products are not selling as good as before.

What this means for someone looking to enter the cosmetics industry? Like people leaning towards healthier food restaurants rather than fast food, perhaps the skincare industry is more ideal to enter because people are no longer worried of covering up their skin and would prefer actually taking care of their skin.

If you are interested in the cosmetics industry and need more information and guidance, feel free to contact us. Our services range from manufacturing, research & development, quality control, regulatory and packaging specifically in the cosmetics industry.

https://www.cosmeticsbusiness.com/news/article_page/Premium_skin_care_sales_outperform_makeup_in_the_US/132099

By |September 5th, 2017|Research & Development, Sales & Marketing|Comments Off on Skin Care Vs. Make Up Sales

Estee Lauder Introduces New Modern Muse Spokesperson

Estee Lauder is a beauty product company that has named Misty Copeland as their new international spokesperson for their fragrance products categorized as Modern Muse, launched in 2013. Estee Lauder plans to advertise Modern Muse on TV, Internet, print and in-store locations. The slogan that will be used for their spokesperson campaign is “What inspires you?” and will coincide with Copeland’s messages on wisdom. Afterall, muses were originally known as Greek Goddesses that inspired creativity among all types of artists. In this case, Copeland will embrace the “modern muse” role and seek to inspire women to live life on their own terms, while making great accomplishments and inspiring everyone around them.

Who Is Misty Copeland?

Misty Copeland is a professional ballet dancer for one of the best ballet companies in the United States, the American Ballet Theatre. She is also known for the being the first African-American dancer to be promoted to first dancer there since its beginning 75 years ago. She’s also a stage performer, public speaker and writer. Other companies she’s had endorsements with are Under Armour, The Dannon Company, Dr. Pepper, T-Mobile, Coach Inc., and Seiko.

When asked about how she feels to be working with Modern Muse, she replied “I am so honoured to represent Estée Lauder Modern Muse. My two passions are dance and giving back, and I love passing on knowledge to the next generation. I also have a strong connection to the scents I wear when I perform. The Modern Muse campaign is the perfect way to see another side of my story.”

Here are some of the great Modern Muse product selections:

  • Modern Muse Spray (self-titled)
  • Modern Muse Le Rouge Spray
  • Modern Muse Le Rouge Gloss Spray
  • Modern Muse Rollerball (limited edition)
  • Modern Muse Shower Gel
  • Modern Muse Body Lotion
  • Modern Muse Shimmer Body Lotion
By |August 18th, 2017|Sales & Marketing|Comments Off on Estee Lauder Introduces New Modern Muse Spokesperson

Formulation Tips For Men’s Grooming Products

The demand for men’s grooming products continues to grow. More men have begun to care about their personal appearance, such as their hair and skin. The men’s grooming product industry has doubled in size in the last 10 years. With that comes a rising demand for good formulations, as men’s hair and skin requirements are different and unique. If you are in or are looking to join the men’s grooming product industry, Arizona Natural Resources can help.

SpecialChem has a great set of formulation tips for men’s grooming products (registration required).

The male customer is looking for products that are quick, simple to use and deliver multiple benefits. These formulation tips can help you understand the different needs and product requirements men need based on their skin physiology. Consider Arizona Natural Resources as your partner when you are ready to formulate your male grooming line.

We can help you produce shaving creams, products for beard care, after shaves and facial care products, such as cleansing products and moisturizers.

By |August 8th, 2017|Production, Research & Development|Comments Off on Formulation Tips For Men’s Grooming Products

Where Is The Candle Industry Going?

Candles have been around since 3000 B.C. In the last five years, the candle industry has been recovering from the recession. People just didn’t have the disposable income for them. But that is now changing and people are beginning to buy candles again, especially with new scents and colors being introduced. Not only that, but candles are also great product for home decor.

The types of candle products being produced today are votive candles, pillar candles, jar candles, container candles, taper candle and many other types of candles, which are usually the more creative type. If you are in the or are looking to enter the candle industry, the only obstacle in terms of competition are lower priced imported candles and substitutes that continue to grow in market share such as flowers. Nonetheless, the candle industry is expected to grow at an annual rate of 3.1 percent according to an IBIS World industry world report.

The IBIS World industry report on candles determined that the key factors for success in the candle industry are:

  • Increased savings in costs gained by increased level in candle production
  • Introduction of premium products
  • Having the ability to alter the production of candle products according to what the market wants.

There is about 10,000 different candle scents and about 2000 varieties available in the U.S., usually in gift shops, supermarkets, drug stores, discount stores, home decor stores and department stores. Don’t let that scare you away. What seems to be working great is the use of the Internet and social media to better advertise candle fragrances. Also about 35 percent of the revenue from candles are made during the holiday season, primarily November and December. The candle industry is not a bad one to enter if you can have a bit of innovation and determination. You’ll need a solid manufacturing partner and dealing with a contractor that has experience in the industry like Arizona Natural Resources will get you off to a great start. For more information or inquiries about quality candle manufacturing, feel free to contact us.

By |July 20th, 2017|Research & Development, Sales & Marketing|Comments Off on Where Is The Candle Industry Going?

Top Three Trends In The Cosmetics Industry

Do you have interest in the cosmetics industry? Do you have a cosmetic product idea or are looking for a good idea based on the direction where the industry is heading? Here some of the top trends of the cosmetics industry that can perhaps help you in your future endeavors.

Eco-Friendliness and Sustainability

Like many other industries, the cosmetics has and is continuing to lean more towards eco-friendliness and sustainability. This means consumers are looking for cosmetics products that are made organically or from raw materials that don’t play a role in harming the environment. Companies invest a lot of money in research and innovation in products not made from harmful materials, that are sustainable and are not lacking in quality. Vegan products are very common now.

Part of sustainability is recycling, so consumer choices will come down to things such as the type of packaging the product has and whether it is recyclable or reusable. Then comes labeling, which is important in terms of transparency. Make sure all the information about how the product is made available.

Social Media in High Definition

Social media is becoming effective in helping consumers make purchase decisions. People with a good eye can see through the Photoshop effects a social media campaign uses in their pictures. It is important that if products are going to be promoted in action, then they should work as they are shown. This is where professionals such as make-up artists come along. Many have gathered strong social media followings on Instagram and Youtube, so it is important to form strong relationships with them.

Men

Cosmetics for just women is a thing of the past. The trend towards more men using cosmetics products has risen. Products for men such as balms and shaving creams are more popular than ever. Men’s grooming products are something to consider, as it is a growing market.

By |July 7th, 2017|Sales & Marketing|Comments Off on Top Three Trends In The Cosmetics Industry

How To Choose The Right Beauty Care Manufacturer

Do you have a new beauty care product idea that you want to introduce to the market? If you wish to sell this beauty care product on a large scale, it should come as no surprise to learn that it will take an experienced manufacturer that knows what they are doing to fill a big order. Unlike the unregulated manufacturing of many products, the beauty care industry has rigorous standards. After all, you are dealing with products that contain ingredients that people will be applying directly to themselves with the potential to cause harm if something goes awry.

A manufacturer can promise you the world in a brochure or on their website, but you should get these questions answered outside of marketing materials to better understand if the manufacturer is right for you:

  • What kind of certifications do they have?
  • Will they be committed to your product formulation?
  • What will be the cost of your product formulation?
  • What is their minimum order size?
  • Where do they get their raw material from?
  • What expertise and experience do they have in your product type’s formulation and regulation?
  • What are their packaging restraints?
  • What is their storage availability for bulk product of multiple fills?
  • What is their R&D expertise?
  • Where are they located?
  • Where can their products be found?
  • Do they follow current good manufacturing practices regulations?
  • Do they have strong quality control?
  • Do they have a large R&D support?
  • Do they have technical transfer capabilities?
  • Are they committed to growing with you, for example being able to account for growing capacity needed?
  • What kind of historical knowledge and experience do they have with your kind of products?
  • Do they operate under a nondisclosure and confidentiality agreement?

Getting these questions answered is essential in having a strong partnership with a manufacturer. No manufacturing relationship is perfect. There will always be issues, but getting a good manufacturer that can stay committed despite obstacles is key because the cost of switching manufacturers is high and difficult.

By |June 22nd, 2017|Production|Comments Off on How To Choose The Right Beauty Care Manufacturer

Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse cleanses your scalp and conditions your hair using the power of apple cider vinegar. Apple Cider Vinegar gently removes impurities from your hair and scalp without stripping the natural oils essential to your hair’s health. Enriched with tamanu oil and aloe vera, Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse conditions your hair, leaving it noticeably smoother, softer and shinier. Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse strengthens hair, reduces the appearance of damaged hair and prevents further damages from factors such as chemical treatments, environmental stresses, or styling practices.
Whether you wash your hair every day or once a week, incorporating Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse into your routine as a shampoo and conditioner substitute will leave your hair healthy, vibrant and restored. Contact us to try a sample or get started on making your own Apple Cider Vinegar hair product or other Personal Care product.

By |March 28th, 2017|Research & Development|Comments Off on Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

Micellar Cleansing Water

Micellar Water is a leave-on Facial Cleansing Water that is strong enough to remove dirt, oil, and water proof makeup but gentle enough for sensitive skin. These products originated in France and are now a growing trend in the US, UK, and Australia. Here at Arizona Natural Resources, we formulated our version of a Micellar Cleansing Water that thoroughly removes makeup, excess sebum, and impurities without stripping the skin while incorporating ingredients that stimulate cell turnover and collagen production thus reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The result is skin that is left feeling soothed and refreshed. Contact us to try a sample or get started on making your own Micellar Water or other Personal Care product.

MICHAEL SLAYTON Senior Chemist Arizona Natural Resources

By |February 15th, 2017|Research & Development|Comments Off on Micellar Cleansing Water

Hair Types

At Arizona Natural Resources, we are able to formulate products whether you have fine, thin hair and need a lighter conditioning treatment or have thick, curly hair and require more detangling and conditioning properties. Consider Arizona Natural Resources as your innovative partner in developing products to fit your brands culture and customer desires.

http://www.cosmeticsandtoiletries.com/testing/sensory/The-Perplexing-Topic-of-Hair-Type-How-Do-We-Classify-Hair-401901675.html

MICHAEL SLAYTON Senior Chemist Arizona Natural Resources

By |December 16th, 2016|Research & Development|Comments Off on Hair Types

Private Label vs Contract Manufacturing Personal Care Products

Do you want to start your own personal care line of skin, hair or bath care products but you’re not sure whether private label or contract manufacturing is right for you?  Maybe you don’t know the difference between these two services?  There is a significant difference in the amount of time and resources it will take for each of these options.  Below are some of the features and benefits of each service.  See which service may be a better fit for you:

privatelabel

Private label manufacturing is a service that is better suited for companies with a smaller budget or need a quicker turnaround time.  With private labeling, you get to select products from a manufacturer’s existing formulations, put your own label and logo onto them and you’re ready to go!  This is the quickest and easiest way to get products to the market.  The advantage of this is that the product formulas should already have undergone stability and micro testing which can be costly and time consuming. The downside of this service is that you cannot make any changes to the formulas.  They must remain as originally formulated and tested otherwise they should be treated as a new formula, even if it’s just changing the fragrance, as any modifications can affect the stability of the formulations.

Some of the companies which may be best suited for private label manufacturing are, plastic surgeons, dermatologists, estheticians, salons, spas, retail stores and specialty stores.

anrcontractmanufactingContract manufacturing is a service that is better suited for companies that have the resources, time and expertise to have completely custom products made for them.  Although the manufacturing laboratory, you select, should have knowledgeable chemists on staff, it’s really up to each companies own vision and desires that will differ and allow them to create their own unique product line, focusing on their star performance ingredients and formulation desirables.  Each product will be custom manufactured to their specific needs and to get a custom formula created, that meets with certain specifications, can take time and effort to create.  Before any product is brought to market, a smaller pilot batch is recommended to be manufactured for use for PET (Preservative Effective Test) & 90-day stability testing to ensure the products are bacteria-free and have a 2 year shelf life.  After formulations have passed recommended testing the actual production run is manufactured, so you can see where this option is more time consuming and requires a larger investment.

Some of the companies that may be best suited for contract manufacturing are, any company with a unique idea, larger retail stores, existing nationally or internationally known brands, a company wanting completely custom formulations, a company that is already making their own products and is seeking to expand their line of products, and companies that may have done private label on the past and are now ready to start a new venture with the creation of their own custom brand line of products.

Liz Tudrej Arizona Natural Resources Account Executive

 

By |November 28th, 2016|Sales & Marketing|Comments Off on Private Label vs Contract Manufacturing Personal Care Products