The latest trends in the UK hand, body and foot care market


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The latest trends in the UK hand, body and foot care market

For the purposes of this report, Mintel’s definition of body, hand, and footcare includes, as follows:

  • Hand care
  • Foot care
  • Body care, including:
  • Body lotions/creams, including those that match or are line extensions to men’s or women’s fragrances
  • Body moisturisers in formats other than lotion and cream, including sprays
  • Body butters
  • Emollients such as E45 cream
  • General-purpose products
  • Exfoliant products for body use, eg polishing grains and scrubs
  • Anti-cellulite products
  • Bust-firming gels, creams, and lotions
  • Fragrance treatment sprays
  • Tanning moisturisers – skin care with added tanning agent to build a gradual tan with frequent use
  • Men’s bodycare products.

Written by Alex Fisher, a leading analyst in the beauty and personal care sector, his extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.

The growth of the market to £557 million in 2018 has been driven by bodycare as consumers don’t understand the need for hand and foot products.

Innovation trends create a focus on all-purpose products, meaning brands must develop personality to differentiate. Links to wellness could work for footcare; feeding the organs with spiritual energy or friendly bacteria via reflexology.

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