The British beauty sector will parade its status as an economic powerhouse and potent transformer of lives at next month’s British Beauty Week, as the industry and world slowly moves past the COVID-19 pandemic once and for all.
The UK’s organic beauty and wellbeing market has reported its 11th consecutive year of growth, largely driven by shifting consumer mindsets favouring environmentally friendly products, says British charity and certifying body the Soil Association.
E-commerce now represents the second-largest channel for cosmetics and toiletries in the UK, with growth outpacing pharmacies and drugstores, creating important opportunities for brands and e-tailers, says GlobalData.
The British beauty industry has secured formal, sector-specific representation within the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) – a move industry leaders says finally gives the sector the spotlight it deserves.
The UK cosmetics and toiletries sector will see a €1.8bn (£1.7bn) value decline in 2020, after a tough year largely defined by the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. But growth will return in 2021 with the right investments, says GlobalData.
US below-the-waist grooming brand Manscaped has launched into the UK as part of its wider global expansion, targeting British millennial males – a group it says are way ahead in the ‘manscaping’ trend.
The British Beauty Council wants to overturn the dated view that beauty has no serious purpose or value and cultivate a more elevated view that celebrates widespread innovation in the sector, its CEO says.