Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) March 06, 2014
“The increase in attention being paid to anti-aging skincare between the coasts and beyond the largest markets speaks to the growing emphasis on flawless skin, and the power of anti-aging as a part of that movement,” said Karen Grant, vice president and senior global industry analyst, The NPD Group, Inc.
New York and Los Angeles are the leaders, representing 24 percent of all age specialist facial skincare sales at U.S. prestige department stores, but sales are growing in major markets across the U.S. The average price spent on age specialist skincare is also growing, up 6 percent for the segment overall. Among the top 10 DMAs, consumers in 8 of them are spending more than the $93 segment average. Leading the way in outpacing the average spend on age specialist skincare products are Miami (15 percent more), Los Angeles (9 percent more), and San Francisco (8 percent more). It is understandable that consumers in coastal warm weather markets would spend more on age specialist skincare products, but New York and Washington, DC aren’t far behind.
“Despite our best efforts, exposure to the sun and time cannot be avoided, making products that offer wrinkle repair and firming very attractive, but the crusade has been taken to the next level,” said Grant. “The message of a perfected face with radiance and resiliency clearly resonates whether you are on the east coast, in the sunshine state, or in central U.S.”
*Source: The NPD Group, Inc./BeautyTrends, U.S. Geo Level, January–December 2013 vs. 2012
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