Beauty buffs are driv­ing boom­ing skin­care in­dus­try in the UK

The Borneo Post - Nature and health - - Style & Grooming -

BRITISH women are spend­ing more than ever on skin­care, ac­cord­ing to new re­search. A re­port from mar­ket re­search com­pany Min­tel has found that British women spent a whop­ping £1.15 bil­lion (about RM5.84 bil­lion) on fa­cial skin­care in 2017, a fig­ure that is ex­pected to climb to £1.18 bil­lion for 2018. By 2023, Min­tel ex­pects the in­dus­try to in­crease by 15 per cent to reach a value of £1.36 bil­lion.

Cleans­ing ap­pears to be one of the main prod­uct cat­e­gories driv­ing the growth. 92 per cent of British women cur­rently use fa­cial cleansers, be it face wash (55 per cent) wipes (54 per cent) or mi­cel­lar wa­ter (27 per cent). The pro­por­tion of women us­ing day cream has also in­creased over the past year, ris­ing from 59 per cent in 2017 to 66 per cent in 2018, with night creams also in­creas­ing in pop­u­lar­ity, from 39 per cent to 48 per cent in the same time­frame.

“As beauty trends con­tinue to be in­spired by Korean fa­cial skin­care rou­tines, which can reach as many as 10 steps, British women are adopt­ing mul­ti­ple cleans­ing rou­tines and even us­ing dif­fer­ent cleansers for dif­fer­ent oc­ca­sions,” said Roshida Khanom, As­so­ciate Di­rec­tor, Beauty & Per­sonal Care at Min­tel, in a state­ment. “The rise in dif­fer­ent for­mats, from mi­cel­lar wa­ters to cleans­ing milks, oils and lo­tions, is also driv­ing ex­per­i­men­ta­tion.”

How­ever, when it comes to sun pro­tec­tion, the re­port found British beauty buffs to be less en­thu­si­as­tic, with only 47 per cent of the 1,008 women sur­veyed say­ing they used fa­cial skin­care prod­ucts con­tain­ing SPF. Some 40 per cent of re­spon­dents said they were con­fused about ap­pro­pri­ate lev­els of daily sun pro­tec­tion.

When ques­tioned about fac­tors that can take a toll on the com­plex­ion, 72 per cent of skin­care users cited sun expo- sure as hav­ing the big­gest im­pact, fol­lowed by pol­lu­tion (41 per cent) and cold weather (39 per cent). Sleep was con­sid­ered the big­gest in­ter­nal in­flu­encer for 62 per cent of par­tic­i­pants, fol­lowed by diet (54 per cent) and wa­ter con­sump­tion (46 per cent). How­ever, only five per cent were aware of the pos­si­bil­ity of dam­age caused by the blue light and HEVL (high-energy vis­i­ble light) emit­ted by mo­biles and other elec­tronic de­vices. – Re­laxnews

British women spent a whop­ping £1.15 bil­lion (about RM5.84 bil­lion) on fa­cial skin­care last year, a fig­ure that is ex­pected to climb to £1.18 bil­lion this year.

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