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million on a 1.9% decline in volume to
7. 5 million units. Breaking the category
down further, 71% of overall sales were
sun protection products and, of that,
some 15% were aimed specifically at protecting the face.
By comparison, last year in Spain,
$30.6 millon was spent on tanning products and $16.7 million was spent on aftersun products. And while sun care as
a category is traditionally dominated
by branded products, there has been a
growth in own brand alternatives, according to SymphonyIRI Spain.
Coty had some notable launches. Its
Lancaster brand, for example, added sun
treatments to its range that have been
designed to include protection from infrared rays.
Continuing the trend for high fac-
tor protection, the company launched
SPF 50 Comfort Touch Cream, which is
for the face, and Sun Beauty Satin Sheer
Oil, an alcohol-free oil that has SPF30
protection and is said to activate the tan.
Both contain titanium dioxide to block
UV rays, while an enriched antioxidant
complex helps neutralize free radicals.
In the UK, sales slipped 6.2% to $324.8
million, according to Kantar Worldpanel.
Volume fell 4.5% to 35.2 million units.
In terms of new product development,
manufacturers continue their support of
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