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One of the biggest emerging markets in the industry, India has long been tipped for massive market growth in the coming years. Natural products and ingredients are increasingly popular as consumers are well accustomed to them due to traditional and cultural reasons. Key markets in the region of India include Bangladesh, Bhutan, Comoros, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Fragrance industry supports the 'heightened abilities' of the visually impaired

24-Nov-2015 - Delegates at the International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades Conference in Sri Lanka have heard how the industry has come together to help train those with a visual impairment in...

L’Oréal COO seeks new pastures following India success

27-Oct-2015 - After playing an instrumental part in launching the likes of Garnier and L’Oréal Paris Excellence crème in India, Dinesh Dayal has hung up his hat as chief operating officer to start his own advisory company....

L'Oréal establishes India as a hub for Southeast Asia markets

15-Oct-2015 - Global cosmetics giant, L'Oréal is stepping up its research and innovation division in India to further cater to Southeast Asia's demand in the hair care and male grooming sectors....

Clariant continues flurry of investment in Asia with Vivimed Labs acquisition

06-Oct-2015 - It's been a busy year of expansion for chemicals supplier, Clariant who now intends to acquire a part of Vivimed Labs personal care portfolio to strengthen its Industrial & Consumer Specialties (ICS)...

Berry nice! Asia's 'beauty from within' formulators preference for Nordic fruit

29-Sep-2015 - East Asia's supplements market - which includes 'beauty from within' products is favoring bilberries, lingonberries and cloudberries so much that workers from Thailand are even traveling to Finland and Sweden for supplies....

Shiseido’s Social Business Model in Bangladesh recognised by the UN

24-Sep-2015 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has recognised cosmetics maker Shiseido’s Social Business Model, whereby it seeks to improve social status and lifestyle of rural women by skin care products,...

Sephora signs deal with Arvind to manage portfolio in Delhi

17-Sep-2015 - Indian textiles firm, Arvind is moving into the beauty sector after signing a deal to manage three of global cosmetics retailer, Sephora's stores in Delhi and one in Pune. 

Gattefossé's investment in a new Mumbai facility represents Asia success

15-Sep-2015 - The center, officially inaugurated on September 11th, features a 'state-of-the-art' personal care laboratory which the France-based active ingredients supplier says reinforces the activity of its affiliate, Gattefossé India....

Oriflame develops 'Love Nature' range around India's 'most cherished' ingredients

10-Sep-2015 - Swedish cosmetics maker, Oriflame has launched a ‘Love Nature’ skin care range specifically for India, featuring the market's "most cherished" ingredients - Neem, Tea Tree, Wild Rose and Aloe Vera....

Solvay teams up with L'Oréal to promote sustainable practices in India

08-Sep-2015 - Solvay has teamed up with L'Oréal to teach sustainable agricultural practices to guar bean farmers in India - derivatives of which are used in various hair and skin conditioning products....

India & China to take the reigns in the beauty technology arena

03-Sep-2015 - As growing concerns of the effects of ultraviolet radiation and an increase in disposable income sky rockets demand for at-home beauty devices, China and India are set to take the reigns in terms of...

L’Oréal India to incorporate more 'traditional based' beauty formulations

02-Sep-2015 - With India deeply rooted in traditional herbal or natural based cosmetics, L’Oréal is looking to bridge a gap between hygienic products and 'treatment' and 'care' ranges.

UBM launches first India based personal care expo

27-Aug-2015 - India's retail cosmetics market is predicted to grow to $2.68 billion by the year 2020, with this in mind UBM held its first personal care expo in New Delhi this month.

Mibelle Group sets its sights on India's personal care market

25-Aug-2015 - The Swiss ingredients provider has teamed up with Future Group (Future Consumer Enterprise) to develop new brands and products specifically for the Indian personal care market.

Coty's plans to conquer India's hair care segment with P&G portfolio

12-Aug-2015 - Following Coty's acquisition of P&G’s beauty portfolio, the colour cosmetics player is set to make its mark in India's fast-growing professional hair care market for the first time....

Unilever takes to Twitter over mercury furor stating: "extensive studies found no harm in Kodaikanal"

11-Aug-2015 - Following accusations that Hindustan Unilever exposed former factory workers in Kodaikanal to mercury poisoning, the brand states that "extensive studies found no harm to workers or the environment". ...

India and China: the main markets to see colour cosmetics growth by 2020

22-Jul-2015 - Persistence Market Research has reported India and China to be leading the way in Asia's colour cosmetics sector, thanks to higher disposable incomes and a rise in consciousness about appearance....

Unilever shakes up marketing approach with Google partnership

18-Jun-2015 - Hindustan Unilever is shaking up its marketing approach by teaming up content creators like Facebook and Google in an effort to move away from traditional product placement.  

Emami moves into scalp care with 'Kesh King' business

09-Jun-2015 - Emami has moved into the ayurvedic scalp care segment with the acquisition of six year old hair care brand 'Kesh King’, reportedly one of the largest deals in India's FMCG sector....

Amway focuses on India's skin whitening demand

29-May-2015 - Amway is targeting India's whitening market, a segment it says holds great opportunity - dominating 60 per cent of the skin care category.

Market Insight

ASEAN is ideal for catering to organic and natural demand, says expert

27-May-2015 - Whether working out, meditating or making healthy purchasing decisions, consumers today are taking better care of their health. This shift in behaviour has impacted the cosmetics industry, particularly with organic...

Sweet smell of success: eBay rises as India's biggest perfume retailer

27-May-2015 - eBay India has emerged as the country's largest online perfume mall as it expands its' portfolio to include luxury perfumes at cheaper prices.

Beard trend sees Indian men go to great lengths for facial hair

14-May-2015 - From sophisticated rituals to complex and innovative skin care - male grooming in Asia is BIG. Take for example India, where the latest trend is with facial hair loss treatments...

India's first halal cosmetics brand gains momentum

07-May-2015 - After launching in 2014, IBA Cosmetics - India’s 'first' Halal certified range has attracted a steady consumer base, and not just from the Muslim community.

Kosé develops range to meet needs of India's women

23-Apr-2015 - Japanese cosmetics firm, Kosé has invested in India's markets with a skin care brand it developed to better cater to the women of the country.

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