2019 Unilever sales strengthened by luxe beauty

Consumer goods company, Unilever, has achieved strong prestige beauty sales for the first half of 2019, with Dermalogica, Hourglass and Ren being singled out for their double digit growth.

Growing by a healthy 3.3 per cent, the beauty and personal care division was strengthened by new formats in cleansing, such as Dove bath bombs and foaming hand wash. Thanks to a number of trendy launches, the skincare category also saw success. Hair care, however, only achieved a modest increase – particularly in the US.

“We have delivered consistent growth within our guided range for 2019, led by our emerging markets,” Unilever CEO, Alan Jope, said.

“Accelerating growth remains our top priority and we continue to evolve our portfolio and seek out fast growth channel and geographical opportunities, as well as address those performance hotspots where growth is falling short of our aspirations.”

Overall company sales increased by 3.3 per cent – just short of analyst expectations of 3.7 per cent.