Boom in Skin Care Sales Signals Economic Rebound

This from today's 'bizarre correlations' department
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2010 1:38 PM CDT
Jessica Simpson's new line of body care and fragrance products are seen at a press conference on February 9, 2005 in New York City.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Turns out skin care is an economic bellwether—so you should be happy to hear that sales are picking up. Women were slow to skimp on, say, moisturizer even as sales of makeup and perfume declined, but in 2009 skin care sales finally fell by 4%, according to new research. The good news: Late last year, sales of lotions and potions picked back up and rose 2%, the Chicago Tribune reports, indicating a possible economic rebound.

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