According to this new data, while sales of cosmetics and toiletries slightly decreased by 0.8 percent last year, nail polish actually experienced double-digit growth, with a 14.3 percent increase in sales. I think it's safe to assume this is because more people are doing their own manicures and that nail polish is cheap. To see what else the study found, just keep reading.
- Products with multiple benefits, like antiaging creams, performed well.
- Beauty products containing SPFs also did well.
- Partly due to H1N1, sales of antibacterial hand gels spiked.
- Sales of lipsticks and glosses decreased by 5.3 percent.
- The fragrance market performed the worst, perhaps because it's becoming an overwhelmingly crowded market. Also, scents are losing their appeal as gifting options.
- Shaving products, personal cleansing products, and deodorants suffered the least.