Beauty and Personal Care

Are Western European men ready to embrace a skin care regime?

by March 4th, 2003

In men’s grooming products razors, blades and deodorants continue to provide staple income for competitors, comprising around 62% of total global sales. However, it is recognised that niche areas such as men’s bath and shower and men’s skin care products offer further avenues for stimulating growth by diversifying beyond the traditional realms of men’s grooming products.

Asia-Pacific Skin Care: High Margins Fuel Sales

by June 24th, 2002

With sales amounting to US$11.2bn in 2001, the Asia-Pacific region scoops the lion’s share of skin care sales globally, accounting for over 37% of the overall market. Following the economic repercussions of the Asian financial crisis of 1997-1998, the region’s sales of all personal hygiene and cosmetic articles have made a strong recovery, although suffered a 3.5% decline last year due to economic recession in Japan.