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The UK Beauty Market

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Beauty Market Research in UK - Since 1996, the prestige beauty industry has relied on NPD’s comprehensive beauty market research and business solutions to deliver insights into what is selling, where, why, and at what price. Our research includes information for the U.S., Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and U.K. beauty markets. It helps companies address the emerging trends, needs, and behaviours of the next generation of beauty consumers. We monitor global beauty industry trends – from the “big picture” down to the category, geographic region, and store levels. We can even help you look for opportunities or evaluate pricing strategies. How do we do it? We bring our robust data assets, along with our industry expertise, and combine them with your data or third-party data to find solutions to your business issues.

BeautyTrends BeautyTrends® retail tracking measures the performance of the U.K. prestige beauty market. Monthly and weekly data is available. For more information, contact us. Mathilde Lion. British beauty means business. The industry is stepping out of the shadows of London Fashion Week with a new initiative From left: Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne, Jo Malone; Aoud Parfum, Roja Parfums; LP No9 For Women, Penhaligon; Royal Arms Eau de Parfum, Floris; Lip Glow in Pink Sweet Pea, Burberry For an industry that is based on building confidence, the British beauty business has always suffered from low self-esteem.

The £17bn industry, which employs 1m people in the UK and is forecast to grow 16 per cent by 2016 (according to Ernst & Young), has, ironically, long been seen as the plainer younger sibling of fashion. As facialist Amanda Lacey says, “Fashion has been the bigger sister, and beauty has been pushed to the bottom of the pile.” This may be about to change. “People were not aware of the size of the contribution of beauty business,” says Carol Bagnald, commercial director at HSBC, which is co-hosting the event. Caroline Neville, chairman of CEW UK, supports this view. Beauty and Personal Care in the United Kingdom. Beauty and personal care continues to grow The UK beauty and personal care market continued to grow in 2014.

This was thanks to a number of categories in which both economy and niche premium brands reinvigorated sales through new formats and multi-functional products, creating intense competition for a slice of the market. An increasing obsession with image has intensified the desire of UK consumers for a consistently well-groomed appearance. A new younger demographic of young teen and tween consumers, particularly influenced by social media, is also interested in beauty and personal care products as a result of growing social pressures with regard to appearance from a younger age.

Premium segment outperforms the mass segment Premium beauty and personal care outperformed the mass segment in 2014. The sweet smell of success for fragrances In 2014, fragrances was the best performing category. Reasonable outlook for beauty and personal care Samples (FAQs about samples): Overview. CTPA - Key facts. Key Facts about the Cosmetics Industry Historical use of cosmetics Cosmetic products have been in existence for thousands of years – In 400 BC, Greek Olympic athletes covered their bodies with a ‘sunscreen’ mixture of sand and oil to protect their skin from the sun!

The Chinese Cho Dynasty (600 BC) used gum, egg whites, gelatine and beeswax to create nail varnish.The use of henna as a hair colorant was first recorded around 1400-1500 BC.A soap formula was found written on a Babylonian tablet around 2200 BC.Ancient Romans used a mixture of soil and water in their hair, rolled with textiles and baked it in the sun to create temporary waves.In 5000 BC the Egyptians made a bath powder from myrhh, the powdered ashes of ox hooves, powdered and burnt eggshells and pumice.Use of perfume dates back to the beginning of mankind; the first perfume bottles were found in the Mediterranean in 7000 BC.

(small, medium-sized enterprises) The Lipstick Effect - How Recessions Reveal Female Mating Strategy | Dr Raj Persaud. Sales figures from one of the world's largest cosmetics companies - L'Oreal - revealed that during 2008, a year when the rest of the economy suffered record declines in sales, this cosmetics leviathan experienced sales growth of 5.3%. Now a series of psychology experiments have confirmed for the first time that while tougher economic times decrease desire for most items, they also reliably increase women's yearning for products that boost their attractiveness. Psychologists contend that these 'lipstick' effects are operating largely below conscious awareness of men and women, and therefore require precise experiments to reveal them.

This is the first experimental demonstration of the famous 'lipstick effect' with psychologists confirming this psychological phenomenon is driven by women's desire to particularly attract mates 'with resources'. For example, wars are known for moments of most intense romance. But was this men or women who were buying cosmetics or personal care products? The Beauty Economy.