Archive | Health/beauty

The Doctor Is In

In February of this year, Eastman Kodak licensed Dealmed, a medical supply manufacturer and distributor, for a line of Kodak-branded infrared thermometers. The products, which allow for accurate, non-contact temperature readings, are available in the U.S. and South American markets. Thermometers are likely to remain in demand post-pandemic. Not only are they perennially necessary for […]

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Beauty Competition

The beauty segment has been one of the most active for inbound licensing and especially collaboration deals over the past several years, with the pace picking up during the pandemic. The category is seen as a prime opportunity for celebrities, classic characters, films and TV series, museums, corporate brands, and IP from virtually every other […]

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Beyond the Nail

Last month we wrote about the diverse landscape of nail color collaborations, driven in part by the enjoyment many young adults get from creating nail art and sharing it on social media. This has led to ongoing demand for new colors, finishes, and combinations thereof. Some of those amateur nail artists, along with professional salon […]

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Skin and Bones

Collagen has been up-and-coming as a beauty ingredient for the past few years, both for topical uses such as lotions and shampoos and in ingestible configurations such as protein powder, tea, and bone broth. Lately, licensed properties, especially celebrities, have been jumping into the collagen space with short-term collaborations, long-term licensing deals, joint product development, […]

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The Art of the Nail

For teens and young adults, the fingernails represent a canvas for social expression. Whether using bright colors and unusual finishes, having each nail a unique color or style, or painting elaborate designs, many young consumers spend significant time and money turning their nails into fashion statements, often sharing the results on social media. The nail […]

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Beautiful Inside and Out

The beauty industry has been increasingly fostering a connection between consumers’ health and wellness and their outward appearance. As one component of that trend, more cosmetics, skincare, nailcare, and haircare marketers are adding ingestible supplements with specific formulations as part of their traditional lines of creams, powders, eye and lip color, and other items for […]

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Big Names in Beauty Shift to Skincare

Prior to the appearance of the coronavirus, celebrities had been increasingly entering the skincare category, a much less crowded segment of the beauty industry than color cosmetics (eye color, lip color, blush, etc.). The presence of celebrities in the beauty category in general, and the skincare segment in particular, has not waned at all since […]

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