Despite the gloomy financial outlook, beauty is bucking the trend and weathering the recessionary storm well. As long as we have skin to indulge and lips to paint, the future of the beauty economy will be bright, writes Bella Blissett
Once a foreign trip meant exciting discoveries in French pharmacies and American drug stores, but now international products are available in the UK as the beauty industry searches the world for new ingredients
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder but, in our image driven society, beauty plays a huge role in how we feel about ourselves and others. Beatrice Aidin explores how our concepts of beauty have changed over time and asks if there is a formula for what makes a face beautiful?