Infographic reveals most iconic beauty products ever

A new infographic has revealed the most iconic beauty products ever, as well as how many times per minute the item is sold.

Unsurprisingly, the classic Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream, which was launched in 1930 is incredibly popular, with two sold every minute in the world.

In terms of hairspray, Elnett reigns supreme with 20 sold every minute in the UK. Another popular product in Britain is John Frida’s Frizz-Ease smoothing serum, 13 of which are sold every minute.

Other icons of the beauty world include Maybelline’s Great Lash mascara, Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, Nars’ Orgasm Blush and Urban Decay’s Naked Palettes. But perhaps the biggest selling product in the world is Touche Eclat - six are sold every minute in the world.

As for iconic perfumes, it'll come as no surprise that Chanel no.5 is one of the most popular scents in the world, which was the most popular in the 1920s. In more modern times, the most iconic is CK One, which was launched in 1994 and, perhaps a little surprisingly, Britney Spears' scent Curious, which earned £61.7 million ($100 million) in the first five weeks on the shelves.

So, how does an iconic product become an iconic product?

While it might seem that celebrity endorsements might be the key for making an item popular, according to the infographic many actually distrust celebrity campaigns.

Ultimately, people will buy something if family and friends recommend it and that's how an iconic product is created.

However, now, with the increase in popularity of beauty bloggers, many turn to the web for online recommendations, with blogs twice as likely as magazines to influence a beauty product purchase.

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