• Saving Face in Europe With New Skin Care

    Saving Face in Europe With New Skin Care

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets February 17, 2011
    || New skin care SKUs are making waves in stores. The facial skin care market in the Big 5 has had a fairly static year with no real notable gains or losses for the most part. France, Germany and Italy all recorded declines, w…

  • Its Gains All Around In European Color

    Its Gains All Around In European Color

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets November 4, 2010
    || Sales of eye and nail color are pacing growth in much of Europe. All of the color cosmetics markets in the Big 5 made rosy progress during the past year with each of them posting a gain in value terms. The most impressive in…

  • A Beauty Boost in the Spa Category

    A Beauty Boost in the Spa Category

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets October 1, 2010
    || Spa therapies and spa products continue to perform well across the Big 5 countries and there is definitely a keen interest from consumers in this sector. This is proven by the fact that more day spas are popping up all the time and spa brands now hav…

  • Hair Styling Marketers Are in a Real Fix

    Hair Styling Marketers Are in a Real Fix

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets September 7, 2010
    || To spray or not to spray? Hair styling product sales took a hit in much of Western Europe. The hair styling category in the Big 5 in Europe has fallen resolutely flat in the past year—with the sole exception of the UK,…

  • A Lackluster Performance In European Hair Care

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets August 3, 2010
    || There was little to get excited about in the Big 5 countries when it came to hair care in the past year. Most countries reported declines, although Italy and the UK did each post nominal growth. This pullback follows a fairly lackluster performance t…

  • Spray Away Success In the AP/Deo Arena

    Spray Away Success In the AP/Deo Arena

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets July 8, 2010
    || It was certainly a fresh and fragrant year for the deodorant market in Western Europe with all countries in the Big 5 recording gains in the past year. This really is reason for celebration indeed as it has been a while since France, Germany, Italy,…

  • Body Care: Taking The Rough with The Smooth

    Body Care: Taking The Rough with The Smooth

    May 28, 2010
    || It’s been a roller coaster for the Western European body care market during the past 12 months—some market values have gone up while the rest have slumped. Germany and the UK reported losses, while France and Italy managed slender gains.…

  • Women’s Fragrances: A Mixed Bouquet

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets April 29, 2010
    || It was a very mixed year for the women’s fragrance market across Europe with the effects of the recession really being felt in some areas. Among the Big 5 markets, the UK and Germany were the only two to make gains in value terms while France,…

  • The Sun Shines on Europe

    The Sun Shines on Europe

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets March 31, 2010
    || On the whole, it has been a sunny and temperate year for the European sun care market with all Big 5 countries, apart from Germany, registering growth in value terms. The UK and France recorded the most growth in value terms, while Germany dramatical…

  • Sales of Men’s Products Make Gains in Europe

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets March 9, 2010
    || Male grooming across Europe is certainly going from strength to strength with all Big 5 countries making gains in value terms. France and the UK saw the healthiest gains while Italy just managed to eek out some growth. Germany and Spain fell somewh…

  • Facing Facts in Europe

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets February 4, 2010
    || When it comes to skin care, the past year has been, by and large, a successful one for the Big 5 countries of Western Europe, with all (apart from Italy) registering growth within the facial skin care sector—and in some cases, this growth was q…

  • Personal Cleanser Sales Just Keep Bubbling Along

    Personal Cleanser Sales Just Keep Bubbling Along

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets January 4, 2010
    || All of the Big 5 countries had a successful year when it came to bathroom products. All of them posted gains in value terms and although launch pace was slow in some areas, the sector seems to have kept its head well above water. It must be said tha…

  • Europe’s Oral Care Market Tries to Smile

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets November 25, 2009
    || The European oral hygiene market has experienced mixed fortunes during the past year. France and Germany posted declines in most categories while Italy, Spain and the UK have had more reason to smile, posting growth in value and volume terms. Despit…

  • Color Cosmetics Market Is Increasingly Vibrant

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets November 9, 2009
    || It has been a dynamic and successful year for the color cosmetics industry in the Big 5 countries. Each recorded an increase in value terms proving that no financial strains will dampen customer’s appetite for bright and innovative cosmetics. T…

  • European Spa Industry Continues to Thrive

    European Spa Industry Continues to Thrive

    Katie Rodgers, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets October 5, 2009
    || Despite recenteconomic problems, the Big 5’s spa industry has experienced relatively good fortunes in the past year. The number of spas and treatments available, as well as the number of products launched into the market,…

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