Aging Face-Off

Formulations that work magic by reducing the visible signs of facial aging were thought to be recession proof with fairly robust sales reported last year. But sales figures from SymphonyIRI Group, Chicago, for the 52-week period ending Aug. 8, 2010, indicate the $1.4 billion anti-aging body and face segment is sagging with consumer resistance to spend on discretionary items. When looking at the anti-aging

Formulations that work magic by reducing the visible signs of facial aging were thought to be recession proof with fairly robust sales reported last year.

But sales figures from SymphonyIRI Group, Chicago, for the 52-week period ending Aug. 8, 2010, indicate the $1.4 billion anti-aging body and face segment is sagging with consumer resistance to spend on discretionary items.

When looking at the anti-aging segment, facial product sales far dominate with a 97% share of total dol

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