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The Beauty Economy

Dec, 2017

The beauty industry is undergoing seismic disruption as cultural ideals of beauty and diversity change, catalysed by social media. The Beauty Economy special report, published in The Times, features a comprehensive look into an industry at a tipping point. A new breed of doctor-led skincare brands, determined to transform the beauty industry, are gaining ground, while small brands are making big money from private equity investors. Also featured is an infographic on beauty in numbers, showing the leading brands' revenues and largest markets, as well as comment on the potential of the wellness trend to turn toxic, and the proliferation of premium beauty brands in India


Beauty is big business, with the beauty and cosmetics market estimated to generate $445 billion in annual sales worldwide. This infographic explores the leading brands by revenue and profits, and the biggest markets in terms of sales