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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.

Indian beauty player plans to take on the multinationals

05-May-2016 - Domestic personal care player Patanjali is making moves to take on India’s FMCG leaders, including Unilever and Colgate.

Dove targets Indian women with country-specific feel-good campaign

04-May-2016 - Dove has launched the first campaign from its ‘Masterbrand’ directed specifically at consumers in India, in a move which confirms the country’s rising prominence for personal care players.

'Men-only' sunscreens marketed in India

14-Apr-2016 - The male grooming sector is seeing a strong boost across Asia, thanks to the growing enthusiasm among male consumers for a meterosexual style - in India, the latest category to...

Unilever re-enters India’s hair oil segment

13-Apr-2016 - Hindustan Unilever (HUL) has completed its acquisition of an ayurvedic hair and personal care brand in India.

India protecting domestic cosmetics market with anti-dumping duty on Chinese chemical

31-Mar-2016 - The Indian government is debating whether to extend its anti-dumping tax on an imported chemical from China, coumarin, to protect the domestic market.

India's National Green Tribunal takes up the case for banning microbeads

23-Mar-2016 - With the international momentum against microbeads in beauty products now beginning to take hold in the APAC region, India is the latest to turn its sights on addressing the question.

Korea's It's Skin heads for India expansion

17-Mar-2016 - One of Korea’s major cosmetics firms has reportedly announced its intention to expand into India, as its popularity across the Asia region continues to grow.

Inglot lays out plans to strengthen in India

16-Mar-2016 - Polish beauty player Inglot has laid out its plan to raise its market share in India, increasing its market presence in the country from 14 stores to 100 by 2020.

Indian Unilever personal care head elevated to global role

09-Mar-2016 - Personal care consumer goods giant Unilever recently announced the appointment of its vice present and executive director in India, Samir Singh, to a global executive vice president role.

Avon's new MD: is the company looking to strengthen in India?

02-Mar-2016 - Beauty giant Avon has recently appointed a new MD in India, in a move which suggests the company is looking to raise its profile in the country.

Dove takes its 'Real Beauty' marketing drive to India

24-Feb-2016 - Skin care brand Dove has enjoyed strong success over the years for its ‘Real Beauty’ marketing, and is now pushing focus on this campaign within India.

Unilever CEO praises India's economic 'momentum'

23-Feb-2016 - Paul Polman, CEO of consumer goods multinational Unilever, recently described India as a market which is emerging with “momentum”, which he attributes to the government’s efforts to facilitate economic growth...

L'Oreal launches Women of Worth 2016 Awards in India

17-Feb-2016 - L'Oreal has launched this year's instalment of its annual Women of Worth awards in India, indicating that the multinational is keen to push brand awareness forward further in the country.

Nivea sniffs out body odour opportunities in India

11-Feb-2016 - Nivea is making efforts to move ahead of competitors within the antiperspirant and deodorant category within India, with a new marketing campaign which centres on the hashtag #BanBodyOdour.

India must align regulatory framework with Europe, says L'Oreal chairman

03-Feb-2016 - Loic Armand, president of L’Oreal, has said that India must bring its cosmetics regulation closer in line with that of the European Union.

Unilever failing to profit from raw material price drop in India

02-Feb-2016 - Sales growth for consumer goods multinational Unilever is failing to meet expectations in India, despite the country currently experiencing a considerable drop in raw material prices.

L'Oréal cashing in on Bollywood brand reps

28-Jan-2016 - L’Oreal has signed up several Indian actresses as brand reps lately, in a move set to push up brand awareness among younger consumers in the country.

Luxury cosmetics consumption to sky rocket in India despite economic slowdown

13-Jan-2016 - According to recent research by Assocham, with thanks to high internet penetration across tier-II and tier-III cities, luxury consumption is expected to grow by 30-35 per cent over the next...

Beiersdorf contributes to the 'Made in India' initiative with Nivea site

07-Jan-2016 - Beiersdorf's first manufacturing site to be based in Sanand, India will focus on Nivea's for Men range in an effort to provide the country's people with the best products.

Ambitious brow brand 'High Definition' sets its sights on India

06-Jan-2016 - UK brand, High Definition has set its sights on 'revolutionizing' the brow industry in India by partnering with Mumbai's at-home beauty service provider, MyGlamm.

P&G to better cater to South Asia with Telangana hub

16-Dec-2015 - Proctor & Gamble India is the latest cosmetics giant scrambling to better cater to South East Asia, with a center in Telangana that will focus on the home, beauty, baby and...

Cosmetics SMEs to feel the brunt of India's rise in trademark registration fees

10-Dec-2015 - While the fees are still considered to be reasonable by international standards, Asia's smaller cosmetic corporations will be hit by a hefty rise in registering their trademark in India.

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....

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