Emap relaunches glossier Top Sante

Emap Consumer Media has revamped its health and beauty title Top Sante.

The monthly magazine, which has undergone a redesign to give it a glossier look, introduces four new sections. These are a plastic surgery section, designed to advise women on treatments, a celebrity body section, a style section and a competition section.

The magazine revealed its new look in the September issue, on sale this week.

Top Sante targets thirty-something females and competes against titles such as IPC Media's Essentials and The National Magazine Company's GoodHousekeeping.

Top Sante has a circulation of 141,911 copies. This was up by 8.5 per cent period on period in the June-to-December ABC figures.

Top Sante's editor, Lauren Libbert, said: "Top Sante is the antidote to domestic-goddess magazines such as Good Housekeeping, Prima, Easy Living and She, which are unrealistic in view of modern women's time pressures."

Dawn Bebe, the managing director of Emap Elan, added: "At a time when the health magazine market is in decline, Top Sante continues to buck the trend."