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Industry Research: Beauty

Business guide to industry research


The Beauty industry covers a wide variety of personal products (skin care; color cosmetics; hair care; fragrances), beauty appliances (hair dryers; brushes; combs), services (salons; day spas) and related functions (packaging; supply chain).  Not all segments of the beauty industry will be represented on this guide.

For general overviews and market research reports, search terms like: BEAUTY, COSMETICS, PERSONAL CARE (bath, shower, soap, deodorant, depilatories), TOILETRIES, MAKE-UP, COLOR COSMETICS, SKIN CARE, HAIR CARE, ORAL CARE, SUN CARE, PERFUME, FRAGRANCE, MEN'S GROOMING, etc.

Key USC Databases - Beauty

USC Industry Information Databases

USC Books

Search USC Libraries Catalog for books and periodicals using the following words and phrases:

  • Beauty industry
  • Cosmetics industry
  • Cosmetics regulations
  • Cosmetics ingredients
  • Specific companies (L'Oreal; Elizabeth Arden; Max Factor)

Trade Publications

Government Statistics & Data

Industry Associations

Additional Internet Resources