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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.

First ever 'Kosmetica' beauty event caters to India's rapid growth

09-Apr-2014 - With the Indian cosmetic industry forecaste to reach $200 billion by 2020, more beauty focused events are springing up all over the country, Kosmetica being the first of its kind...

Growing it out: room for hair care to expand in India

19-Mar-2014 - India has got room for further hair care growth, according to market analysts at Trefis, and professional salon retail looks set to drive this expansion.

New Delhi based Modi Revlon to take on L’Oreal

19-Mar-2014 - The Indian based subsidiary of Revlon is set to roll out a new brand of colour cosmetics that it has priced 60% cheaper than its existing range in a move...

Shiseido all set to launch Za range in India

11-Mar-2014 - Japanese beauty giant Shiseido is set to go ahead with the launch of its skin care brand ‘Za’ in India next month, following the successful establishment of its Mumbai subsidiary...

Indian men seeking greater grooming comfort

06-Mar-2014 - Market researcher Reportlinker has identified that despite changes in the current market landscape, the male toiletries market in India is growing steadily in both value and volume terms.

India’s smaller businesses losing out

04-Mar-2014 - India’s micro, small and medium enterprises may need to step it up with exports, as recent figures show that the country’s MSME exports are declining.

Rural consumers to lead India's boom: Unilever looking to profit

27-Feb-2014 - Unilever has announced its intention to join the Facebook-led alliance ‘’, which seeks to provide web access to India’s rural population, in a move which looks to make the most...

Centre for Science says natural claims are not always safer

27-Feb-2014 - According to a survey from the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a lack of regulation in India means a ‘herbal’ claim on a cosmetic product might not always mean natural or...

P&G focus on Southeast Asia in hopes to boost performance

26-Feb-2014 - Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble has been targeting the Southeast Asia market in a bid to profit from the region’s growth, and balance stagnant sales in the West.

Mintel identifies 2014’s trends for the Asia Pacific consumer

05-Feb-2014 - An increase in technology, safety concerns and value are top of the trend list when it comes to consumers in Asia Pacific according to new research from Mintel.

India's Marico lowers hair range by 30% to compete with L'Oreal

04-Feb-2014 - Indian personal care products company, Marico has expanded into the hair care segment with its Livon brand, a product it priced 30% lower than those of the leaders of the segment,...

TRI-K expands its surfactants capabilities with acquisition

22-Jan-2014 - Specialty ingredients player TRI-K has expanded its ingredients capabilities with the acquisition of US-based business Surfactants International.

Wacker to strengthen presence in India with center expansion

22-Jan-2014 - Chemicals company Wacker is strengthening its presence in India by opening its expanded technical center for silicone products in Amtala near Kolkata. 

Unilever and L’Oreal hit back at mercury, chromium and nickel claims

21-Jan-2014 - Cosmetic giants Unilever and L’Oreal have hit back at activist group, Centre for Science and Environment over claims that metals like mercury, chromium and nickel are in their products.  ...

India’s cosmetics industry set to treble

14-Jan-2014 - The retail beauty and cosmetics market in India,  currently estimated at $950 million, is predicted to grow to $2.68 billion by the year 2020.

Another pharma giant targets India derma-cosmetic brands

28-Nov-2013 - Italian pharmaceutical conglomerate Menarini is buying out an established derma-cosmetics product portfolio in an effort to strengthen its operations across various industries in India.  

The best approach to targeting the India cosmetics market – be fully prepared!

06-Nov-2013 - Targeting the India market for cosmetic and personal care goods requires a clear strategy that avoids a number of potential pitfalls, claims Anurag Sharma, executive director of Ayurveda-based cosmetics brand...

Demand for hair colourants in India set to boost global market

06-Nov-2013 - Over the next five years India is expected to be the star performer in the colourants sector which in turn is going to boost the global hair care market posting...

New Delhi implements differentiation to determine cosmetics levy excise duties

05-Nov-2013 - The Supreme Court in New Delhi has implemented a "cure or care" differentiation to separate medicinal products from cosmetics in a bid to avoid confusion as to when suppliers will need to pay a levy of central...

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Synthetic tea tree oil puts both cosmetics consumers and genuine suppliers at risk, producer claims

22-Oct-2013 - Synthetic and uncertified tea tree oil has been flooding the market for years now, and is cropping up in cosmetic products worldwide causing big problems for both consumers and manufacturers,...

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JCB plans new Indian salons

21-Oct-2013 - Salon company JCB is planning at least 40 new locations in India over the next 4-5 years.

Sephora 'in talks' with new franchise partner in India

15-Oct-2013 - Cosmetics retailer Sephora is said to be in the process of finding a new franchiser for the Indian markets as a result of on-going 'spats' between its owner LVMH and...

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11,000 petition against animal testing in India

15-Oct-2013 - A petition has been signed by 11,000 Indians protesting against the sale and import of cosmetics tested on animals, according to Human Society International.

Concerns over slowing Indian economy highlighted by Unilever profit warning

02-Oct-2013 - The slowdown in growth of the Indian economy is leading to signs that it is starting to hurt big cosmetic and personal care manufactures, highlighted by Unilever’s recent profit warning....

Increased tariffs will see knock-on affect in India cosmetics market

25-Sep-2013 - The Assam government in north-eastern India has increased VAT on cosmetics from 12.5 to 13.5 per cent, which regional industry experts reckon will trigger a knock on effect in terms...

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