If you have designed or marketed cosmeceuticals for a while, you know that anti-aging products have experienced vigorous sales from the 40-and-over demographic for many years now. Though there will always be a demand for high-end gene-expression and neuro-peptide products that treat mature skin, make sure that while catering to the boomers you don’t miss the millennial bonanza.
First off, lets look at some numbers so we know who we are referring to. This is from the Pew Research Center:
“Millennials, whom we define as those ages 18-34 in 2015, now number 75.4 million, surpassing the 74.9 million Baby Boomers (ages 51-69). And Generation X (ages 35-50 in 2015) is projected to pass the Boomers in population by 2028.”1
Selfies are Shaping Buying Habits
Instagram has brought the make-up artistry terms strobe, tontouring (not a typo, it really starts with a “T”), baking, and cut creasing into the mainstream. Sales of facial masks has increased as users proudly show their masked faces on social media. Anyone can learn to use products like a make-up pro and snap a selfie to prove it. But first you need all those concealers, primers, highlighters, moisturizers, and luminizers.
Millennials want products that furnish instant results instead of skin care regimes designed for long-term use and they are not loyal to one specific brand, preferring to mix and match mainstream brands with independents. Other trends include all-natural, clinical, multicultural, and make-up/skin care hybrids.
“The market shift creates an opening for small, nimble skin-care brands that target Millennial desires.”2 -Allison Collins, WWD
- Body mists
- Make-up primers
- Facial masks
- BB (blemish balm or beauty balm) emollients
- CC (color and correct) creams
- Tinted moisturizing fusions
- Nutritional supplements with beauty-related results
Wasatch Contract Manufacturing can formulate a YouTube tutorial-worthy winner clearly targeted to the cash-in-hand millennial generation. We do it all:
- Higher viscosity creams and lotions
- Medium viscosity lotions
- Lower viscosity body washes
- Capping, pump-placing, and labeling
- Tube-filling equipment
Call Wasatch so you can snatch your share of the multi-billion dollar millennial category.
1Richard Fry, “Millennials overtake Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation,” Pew Research, April 25, 2016, http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/04/25/millennials-overtake-baby-boomers/, accessed February 2, 2017
2Allison Collins, “Millennials Disrupt Beauty Industry’s Antiwrinkle Agenda,” WWD, April 27, 2016, http://wwd.com/beauty-industry-news/skin-care/millennial-beauty-antiwrinkle-baby-boomer-10419202/, accessed on February 2, 2016
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