Market Statistics

In this section you can find snapshot statistics on:

GB Market - The Cosmetic Industry in Figures

International Trade - The UK in the Global Landscape

European Market


Cosmetic products can be divided into five main categories:

  • perfumes and fragrances
  • decorative cosmetics (make-up)
  • skin care
  • hair care
  • toiletries

a 'cosmetic product' shall mean any substance or mixture intended to be placed in contact with the various external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs) or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity with a view exclusively or mainly to: