Home entertainment: Quarantined Chinese buy condoms, cosmetics and yoga mats to stave off boredom

Home entertainment: Quarantined Chinese buy condoms, cosmetics and yoga mats to stave off boredom

THE WHAT? China’s consumers have taken to the internet to stave off boredom as they see out their quarantine, according to a report published by Reuters.

THE DETAILS Sales of cosmetics, condoms, yoga equipment and games consoles have jumped, says Reuters, as consumers attempt to keep their minds and bodies healthy while stuck indoors.

Meanwhile, Alibaba has revealed that lipstick sales have leapt sevenfold and sales of eyeshadow palettes are up 150 percent.

In South Korea, Lotte Home Shopping reports sales of ginseng, probiotics and vitamins have increased by 143 percent compared to the same period last year, per Reuters.

THE WHY? With health anxiety on the rise, it’s no wonder that items such as the Nintendo Switch and vitamins are selling fast as consumers attempt to stay healthy despite their confinement.

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