Willing to pay price to look and feel good

Cosmetics can take up a floor of a shop and, for feel-good market leader Sephora, the shop

Women in France have long had a glamorous image and the pressure to be slim and attractive continues to be important in French culture.

Even the smallest towns have at least one hairdressers and may even have a beauty clinic while a survey by beauty products retailer, Escentual found that French women spend £1.9billion on skincare each year whereas UK women spend around half that at £854million. 

The survey also revealed that more than a third of French women start using skincare cream when they are 15 compared to aged 25 for British women.

Pascale Hébel, director of consumer affairs at living standards research group Crédoc, said the ...

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