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Russia Is One to Watch In European Skin Care
Imogen Matthews, Consultant
February 7, 2014
Facial skin care is one of the more dynamic product categories within European cosmetics and personal care and a source of considerable new product development. There are two key trends for multifunctional products and targeted treatments, which are…  Read More »
Imogen Matthews, Consultant
January 1, 2014
In recent years, the European bath and shower market has struggled to keep pace with other beauty sectors, both in terms of value growth and new product ideas. Although shower gels and bath liquids are a daily essential for most people, intense price…  Read More »
Imogen Matthews, Consultant
December 3, 2013
Oral care is big business in Europe, worth $11.7 billion in 2012 and growing more than 3% a year, according to Datamonitor. Some consumers are becoming more oral care conscious and adopting more extensive daily regimes, while demanding more from the…  Read More »
Has the Shine Rubbed Off of European Cosmetics?
Imogen Matthews
November 4, 2013
Lipstick sales have long been viewed as a barometer for the economic health of nations—when times are tough, sales of lipstick soar as women treat themselves to this little magic bullet which has the power to make them feel as if things aren&rs…  Read More »
Imogen Matthews, Consultant
September 27, 2013
Spa products for use at home are a category that has benefited hugely from the economic downturn, as consumers use spas and salons less often but are reluctant to give up the whole pampering experience. Not only are spa-inspired products proving popu…  Read More »
Drastic Action Needed For Older Consumers
Imogen Matthews
September 4, 2013
An aging population determined to hold onto their looks has driven growth of anti-aging products across Europe. Non-surgical procedures, such as Botox, chemical peels and dermal fillers are on the rise, a trend that is also reflected within the skin…  Read More »
Hair Care Sales Slow In Much of Europe
Imogen Matthews
August 2, 2013
Hair care products, such as shampoos and conditioners, are  widely used by most consumers in Western Europe, so any sales gains in these categories are unspectacular. Rather, the potential for growth is higher in Central and Eastern Europe, wher…  Read More »
Imogen Matthews, Consultant
July 10, 2013
The majority of Europeans regard the use of a deodorant or antiperspirant as a necessary part of their personal hygiene routine, leaving manufacturers little room to drive volume growth in this mature market. However, demographic factors, such as ge…  Read More »
Imogen Matthews
June 6, 2013
The European body care market has posted only modest value growth of 7% during the past five years, topping $4.8 billion in 2012, according to the latest Datamonitor research. A major reason is that most women do not consider body care as a “mu…  Read More »
Imogen Matthews, Consultant
May 3, 2013
Fragrance company executives in Western Europe are most likely relieved to have 2012 behind them, after the market flat-lined at $12.8 billion, according to Euromonitor. Both premium and mass fragrance struggled to reach parity with 2011, which was a…  Read More »
Poor Weather, Economy Cloud European Sun Care
Imogen Matthews
April 3, 2013
Sales of sun care products in Europe are strongly linked to the weather, which has been dominated by gray skies and cool temperatures during the past few summers. Coupled with a bleak economic outlook resulting in fewer consumers taking holidays ab…  Read More »
When It Comes to Grooming…It’s Time to Man Up!
Katie Middleweek, European Cosmetic Markets Tel: (44) 020 7193 6862
March 13, 2013
It has been a very mixed year for the male grooming market across the Big 5. As with most other cosmetics sectors in the past year, male grooming sales have been uneven. On the whole, the segment is growing, but that is not to say that male custome…  Read More »
Europe’s Big 5 Puts Its Best Face Forward
Katie Middleweek, European Cosmetic Markets
February 12, 2013
Facial skin care is always a thriving market but there have been some ups and downs in the past year, despite the fact that product innovation remained high. Henkel’s new Diadermine Lift + Tono Perfecto C…  Read More »
Soaking Up Success In Euro Bath Market
Katie Middleweek, European Cosmetic Markets Tel: (44) 020 7193 6862
January 24, 2013
It has been a successful year for the bathroom products category in the Big 5 (Germany, UK, France, Italy and Spain) with all countries reporting an increase in value sales. That’s quite an achievement, especially when one realizes how much t…  Read More »
Polished to Perfection
Katie Middleweek, European Cosmetic Markets Tel: (44) 020 7193 6862
January 22, 2013
There is no doubt that it has been a vintage year for the nail care market in Europe. The past two years in particular have seen nail care products taking off in a big way. Gone are the days of the simple French manicure or the infrequent, special-…  Read More »