Sign in

Mixed Fortunes for Body Care

Carrie Lennard May 2010 issue of Skin Inc. magazine

Get the Skinny! This is just part of the article. Want the complete story, plus a host of other cutting-edge articles to make your job easier? Sign up!

The recession has seen mixed fortunes for body care products. Body skin care has proven to be one of the more susceptible beauty and personal care categories to consumer trade-down during the recession, and suffered a drop in value growth to 5% in 2008 from 7% the previous year.

Body care products with multiple functions or those that were naturally positioned did experience growth during 2007 and 2008, primarily driven by some of the emerging markets. Euromonitor International examines the reasons behind the different growth patterns in these categories, identifies which countries are contributing the most to growth and predicts where opportunities exist for future success in body care. These trends can be directly translated into the skin care products and services offered at your spa, and may provide guidance on how to budget for body care in the coming months.

Body care threatened

The introduction of ultra budget skin care products has been a distinct trend in body skin care during the recession. Many consumers who previously purchased premium-priced brands are now trading down to cheaper and private label products as a means of compensating for more limited budgets brought about by widespread job losses and low consumer confidence. This trend is most prevalent in general purpose body skin care and hand creams, categories in which consumers are likely to compromise on price.

Want the rest of the story? Simply sign up. It’s easy. Plus, it only takes 1 minute and it’s free!



Firming Anti-Cellulite Body Care Growth Chart

Firming Anti-Cellulite Body Care Growth Chart

Firming Anti-Cellulite Body Care Growth Chart

Next image >



Welcome to the new!

Delivering the best information on the spa, skin care and wellness industry is our passion, and we’ve worked hard to design a powerful new website that incorporates cutting-edge technology to bring you:

  • Mobile-friendly Design
  • Integrated Sample Request
  • Refreshed Look and Feel
  • Dynamic Content
  • Free Registration

Mobile-friendly Design

Providing a unified experience from mobile to desktop, responsive design allows you to access Skin Inc. content from any device, whether you’re in the treatment room, at home or on the go!

Integrated Sample Request

Visit Featured Product pages to quickly and easily identify new suppliers and request product samples and information.

Dynamic Content

Articles are now linked with relevant products so you can find the products and treatments you need to provide the best results for your clients.

Free Registration

Create your user account to gain unlimited access to Skin Inc.’s unparalleled content.

Enjoy the New!

Thank you for joining the Skin Inc. community of passionate skin care professionals. We look forward to providing you the best information to enhance your career!