French cosmetics group L’Oréal has reported a 5.4% growth in sales for the second quarter.

L’Oréal said that its like-for-like group sales had also increased from 3.1% in the first quarter of the year to 5.1% in the second quarter.

Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones, chairman and chief executive officer of L’Oréal, said that an intensive programme of promotional activity and new product launches this year would cause sales growth to accelerate.