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How much do cosmetics really matter? 7 August 2017 Keeping track of the world’s largest cosmetics market, the recent ‘Consumer Insights 2017’ research study revealed that 71% of consumers across Europe regard cosmetics and personal care as very important in their daily lives. The research was prepared by Third-i on behalf of Cosmetics Europe in the form of an online survey to 4,116 consumers (in all groups, men and women) in April 2017 across France, Germany, UK, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, and Bulgaria. Seventy-two-percent of consumers said that the cosmetics and personal care products they use improve their quality of life. This extended across every age group and is particularly strong among women, depicting an industry aligned to consumer needs and providing an effective range of products to meet them. The report reads: “When asked to prioritise their most important criteria of quality of life, consumers value good health and personal hygiene the most; and placed cosmetics and personal care products as key to achieving and maintaining them. Consumers consider these most important to their quality of life – even above financial stability or a rewarding job – reflecting an emerging emphasis on wellbeing across society. Consumer perception also supports wider current research that cosmetics and personal care products play an important role in building up self-esteem and enhancing social interactions every day.” According to the report, consumers appreciate innovation most as a tool to drive product quality and efficacy. To read the full report log on to https://www.cosmeticseurope.eu/news-events/do-cosmetics-matter-yes-they-do-
In conjunction with concerned beauty industry stakeholders, Professional Beauty is to launch an online petition to raise awareness around the threat posed by the Allied Health Professionals Council of South Africa (AHPCSA), which wants to make ‘non-therapeutic’ massage, aromatherapy and reflexology part of its register. The AHPCSA has already made representation to the Minister of Health on this issue. Should the AHPCSA succeed in its goal, then no beauty therapist will be able to perform massage, aromatherapy and reflexology services unless they are registered with the AHPCSA, and they would only be able to perform these services in registered practices, as opposed to salons or spas. Speaking at the Professional Beauty Network Breakfast held on 25 April at Moyo Zoo Lake in Johannesburg, Professional Beauty’s commercial director, Phil Woods, urged the beauty industry as a whole to make a stand and present a united front to the Minister of Health to counter the AHPCSA threat. “This is an extremely serious issue,” continued Woods. “If the AHPCSA is successful in its mission, it will have a hugely detrimental effect on the industry. “We need to get the word out to the wider industry. “In addition, spas and salons need to make their clients aware of the issue and get them to sign the petition. It’s vital that we show the Minister that we need to regulate our own industry.” Professional Beauty will inform the industry of the launch of the online petition and awareness campaign in the near future.
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