We are pleased to publish our annual Salary Survey and Industry Report, capturing views and opinions across the beauty, cosmetics and personal care industry.

We’d like to thank our industry friends and colleagues who took time to participate.

The Beauty & Personal Care market is one of the fastest growing consumer markets. Global revenue is predicted to reach £445bn in 2023, with the UK accounting for £12.7bn. Global growth is driven in particular by the cosmetics and skincare segments. 27.5% of this year’s Global Beauty & Personal Care revenue will be generated through online sales. In the UK, that rises to a record-busting 44.2% (source: Statista.com).

A source of constant inspiration and continual innovation, the industry generates passion and enthusiasm. Once in the industry, loyalty levels are high. 73% of our respondents have worked in the industry for six years or more.

We close this this year’s report by considering the future workplace, and the future for recruitment. Plus a small selection of the inspiring and uplifting responses we received to the question ‘What do you love most about working in the beauty industry?’.


Arthur Edward provides these surveys and reports for public use. Arthur Edward is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within the document. While the information contained within these documents are periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided in these documents is correct, complete, and up-to-date. These surveys and reports contains data specific to the Cosmetics and Personal Care industries and reflects only the responses obtained from respondents and our own views. The mention of third-parties within the document does not constitute an endorsement by Arthur Edward of the parties or their products and services.