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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.

Symrise opens creative centre in Mumbai

05-Jun-2017 - Global fragrance supplier, Symrise, inaugurates new creative and development centre in Mumbai, India.

Hindustan Unilever prepares Citra for India launch

24-May-2017 - Consumer goods company Hindustan Unilever (HUL) reveals it is getting set to bring its skin care brand, Citra, to India.

AkzoNobel and Atul gear up for 2019 Indian production plans

22-May-2017 - On 15th May 2017, multinational name, AkzoNobel, formalised its partnership with chemicals manufacturing company, Atul, and will begin production of monochloroacetic acid (MCA) in India in 2019.

GCPL launches hair care and soap range amid strong domestic growth

16-May-2017 - Fast moving consumer goods leader (FMCG), Godrej Consumer Products (GCPL), prepares to release its new range of hair colourants and soaps in India and Indonesia.

Luxasia and Anchanto to advance e-commerce beauty

10-May-2017 - Beauty products distributor, Luxasia, provides funding to Singapore-based e-commerce platform, Anchanto, to support its expansion plans in Asia-Pacific (APAC) markets.

Johnson & Johnson targets 'Active Kids' with shampoo range

01-May-2017 - Baby care producer, Johnson & Johnson, is entering the child-specific personal hair care sector by launching shampoos aimed at 3 to 10-year-olds.

Healthy lifestyles fuel natural ingredient demand in India

18-Apr-2017 - Market intelligence provider, Mintel, finds that healthy living, time management and overall happiness are opening up vast opportunities for brands in the natural sector.

D&K Worldwide set to launch skin care range in India

05-Apr-2017 - Following their attendance at the Beauty India show, Korean-based skin care label, D&K Worldwide, hopes to make its cosmetics product line a permanent fixture in India.

ArtDeco targets Indian market with BeYu range

21-Mar-2017 - German cosmetics company, ArtDeco Group, eyes up India for a second time as its prepares to relaunch its BeYu range in the marketplace amid strong projected growth.

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Anti-fatigue part 2: Energy boosting Indian beauty

14-Mar-2017 - We continue our conversation with Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel on this growing niche segment and what we can expect from it in...

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Anti-fatigue part 1: India’s evolving society prompts niche segment

13-Mar-2017 - UK-based market research company, Mintel, identifies the anti-fatigue area as an up and coming niche segment as consumers battle against burgeoning careers and lack of sleep.

BASF opens new innovation campus in India

08-Mar-2017 - Chemical giant, BASF Group, has introduced its new innovation campus in India for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

Clariant furthers its personal care brand identity in India

06-Mar-2017 - As the Swiss company builds upon its presence in the natural ingredients sphere, it aims to appeal to the Indian market with a selection of organic cosmetic products.

India moves towards cashless beauty buys amidst demonetisation decision

07-Feb-2017 - Mintel, the UK-based market research company presents the dilemma facing retailers in India in 2017 and going forward, following its demonetisation move.

Indian SSK Group launches new personal care brand

06-Feb-2017 - The Indian LED lighting and mobile accessories brand, Shree Sant Kripa (SSK) Group, has launched into the personal care area by promoting new grooming habits for the country’s younger generation...

Halal popularity goes global

31-Jan-2017 - The halal cosmetics market is expected to rise to $52.39 bn (€48.9 bn) by 2021, up from $26.47 bn (€24.7 bn) in 2016, global technology research and advisory company Technavio, reports.

Silicone features highly in production and on the shelves

30-Jan-2017 - With APAC consumers looking for new and improved formulations that take their favourite beauty applications through the day, into the night, producers and developers are upping their silicone usage.

Luxasia teams up with Puig to grow presence in Asia

23-Jan-2017 - Dominant prestige Asian beauty retailer, Luxasia, enters a joint venture deal with Spanish fragrance company, Puig, to expand its name throughout Asia.

Animal testing restrictions and alternative methods move forward in 2017

04-Jan-2017 - Korea will become the next country in the APAC region to ban animal testing in cosmetics, while India further supports its decision by advocating non-animal alternative tests.

Packaging event hosts team up to secure India growth

04-Jan-2017 - The New Year marks a new partnership between the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) and the Indian subsidiary of German trade show organiser, Messe Düsseldorf, as they aim to develop...

How the big cosmetics players targeted India in 2016

21-Dec-2016 - India has been flagged up as one of the fastest-growing markets for beauty in the world, so it’s little wonder that some of the biggest players have been making moves...

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The evolution of the halal trend part I: Creating new target markets

12-Dec-2016 - As the number of facial skin care products with Halal claims in APAC continues to rise steadily, we asked Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst...

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Social media - digital marketing channel of choice part I: Growth opportunities for all

12-Dec-2016 - As both startups and established conglomerates have the opportunity to utilise social media to generate healthy brand loyalty and returns on investment (ROI), we spoke to Belinda Carli, Director of...

The Beauty Industry Awards are now open for submissions

07-Dec-2016 - The most comprehensive and far-reaching awards for the global beauty industry are now open for submissions that will recognize the most outstanding achievements.

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Gastronomia part 2: What’s next for natural ingredients?

07-Dec-2016 - With companies taking inspiration from the food and drinks industry, we asked Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst at Mintel how the sector is impacting ingredient...

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