Editorial: April 2021
Among the sectors most affected by changes in consumer spending as a result of Covid-19 has been the cosmetics industry. In the United Kingdom, sales are normally around £2.5 billion a year, but who needs expensive lipstick and make-up when wearing a facemask? Estimates of a reduction in sales approaching 70% are tempered a little by increased expenditure on skincare and hair products. Most people want to appear reasonably well groomed on Zoom.