Executive Director, Industry Analyst - Beauty@ljensen_beauty
Larissa Jensen, Executive Director, Beauty Industry Analyst at The NPD Group, is an expert in the prestige skincare, makeup, fragrance, and hair categories. She travels globally to lend her knowledge of the U.S. market to the beauty industry, which includes the evaluation of new business opportunities for top beauty manufacturers around the world.
Larissa shares her expert insights and analysis on The NPD Group Blog, and has contributed to major media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Women’s Wear Daily, Vogue, The Business of Fashion, HAPPI, and GCI magazine. She has delivered keynotes and trend presentations at established beauty events and conferences for Cosmetic Executive Women, HBA Global Expo, Cosmoprof, and The Society of Cosmetic Chemists. She is an Advisory Board Member for The Fashion Institute of Technology’s CFMM Master’s Program, and on the Board of Advisors for Beauty Packaging magazine.
Larissa joined NPD in 2005 following her marketing roles at The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. and L’Oréal USA. Larissa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Ithaca College, and a Master of Professional Studies degree in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management from The Fashion Institute of Technology.
Nov 11, 2019
The VSCO girl subculture took hold this summer and has created opportunities for products and brands in a variety of industries including apparel, beauty, fashion accessories, footwear, sporting goods and technology. We asked our industry analysts to weigh in regarding the implications and opportunities for their industries.
Oct 1, 2019
Beauty brands are incorporating sustainability through ingredient sourcing and reusable packaging, and through their business practices. Brands that use their voice to bring consumer attention to industry issues like sustainability are experiencing double digit growth in a softening market.
May 28, 2019
NPD Group Beauty Industry Analyst Larissa Jensen examines just how much impact the antics of beauty influencers - using their platforms to stir up drama - can have on how well their promoted products do in the short- and long-term.
Jan 11, 2019
In beauty, we have seen stress-reducing ingredients like adaptogens, healing crystals and CBD emerge as some of the breakout stars of 2018. The coming year will see areas of growth within each U.S. prestige beauty category, but recession fears may slow the performance of the total market as consumers make the move to more careful consumption.
Nov 13, 2018
With over a week until Thanksgiving, the holiday season is already in high gear. Given the huge success of the U.S. beauty market last holiday, what can we expect from this one?
Mar 15, 2018
In today’s retail landscape, industries cannot live strictly in their silos, but must learn from each other. Beauty is among the fastest-growing. Here are the top trends driving its success today, and what others like the sports industry can learn from it.