Operating profit doubled to $374 million from $187 million, while net income leaped 60% to $236 million.
The company's 19% growth in beauty sales included increases in all categories: color was up 26%, fragrance grew 17%, skin care increased 15% and personal care rose 17%.
Beauty sales benefited in part from a year-over-year 10% increase in advertising expense to $103 million, according to the company. Advertising supported the launch of new products, such as Pro-to-Go Lipstick and Anew Ultimate Eye Contouring System as well as representative recruitment advertising in priority markets. Additionally, 2008's second quarter included an incremental $16 million of costs for initiatives to improve the Representative Value Proposition (RVP).