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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.

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Why the dynamics are changing for skin whitening in Asia

11-Aug-2016 - Skin whitening has been a mega trend in Asia for a number of years now, but with questions over the safety of some ingredients and several skin whitening campaigns causing...

Second edition of Personal Care India Expo opens this month

10-Aug-2016 - The Personal Care India Expo will open its doors in New Delhi later this month, following the success of the first event held in conjunction with industries bodies.

L’Oréal growth remains strong in China despite economic slowdown

02-Aug-2016 - Despite the economic slowdown in China, L’Oréal’s performance in the country continues to go from strength to strength as the product innovation pipeline is maintained.

Pucker up: Shiseido gets millennials to kiss through their smartphones

13-Jul-2016 - Shiseido is behind the latest beauty marketing drive to go deep into millennials’ use of social media in order to court younger consumers on their own terms.

India advertising watchdog finds 27 health and personal care ads 'misleading or unsubstantiated'

12-Jul-2016 - The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has found 27 recent complaints in the Health Care & Personal Care category to be valid, and has upheld the criticism against the...

New survey reveals Indian consumers' top beauty brands and spending habits

07-Jul-2016 - A new survey has found that for Indian consumers, international beauty players come out on top, with L’Oréal, Nivea and Maybelline three companies topping the list of preferred brands....

India set to overhaul drugs and cosmetics legislation

29-Jun-2016 - India is moving towards a shake up in its cosmetics regulation in order to keep up with the rapid pace of today’s innovation, with its union cabinet having just withdrawn...

L'Oréal's latest Garnier launch taps into India's naturals enthusiasm

22-Jun-2016 - India’s strong consumer enthusiasm for its traditional wellness system, Ayurveda, has seen brands tapping into the naturals trend to profit: L’Oréal’s new Garnier launch is the latest....

L'Oréal loses the bulk in India: smaller packaging to court consumers

14-Jun-2016 - L’Oréal is making a bid to cater to a dominant consumer trend in India for smaller product sizes, especially the widespread enthusiasm for hair products in sachets.

P&G's performance returning to healthy levels in 'critical market' India

02-Jun-2016 - Consumer goods multinational P&G has been stabilising its performance in India, enjoying double digit growth across both its Hygiene and Healthcare and its Gillette portfolios in recent months.

India puts five-year anti-dumping coumarin duty in place

01-Jun-2016 - The Indian government has extended its anti-dumping duty on cosmetics and personal care ingredient coumarin, in order to limit the impact of cheap imports from China undercutting the domestic market.

全球皮肤护理和除臭剂制造商妮维雅推出了一款 体味检测APP : 鼻子 (NOSE) 。

25-May-2016 - 拜尔斯道夫集团与越南广告公司 Happiness FCB 联手打造 , 它涉及一种特殊的定制的手机壳,以便检测消费者的体味, 让他们知道何时该梳洗一番。

New deodorant attempts to disrupt India market

19-May-2016 - Emami, a major domestic personal care player in India, has announced a further addition to its ever-expanding portfolio with the launch of a new range of deodorants.

UAE beauty brands target Asia

18-May-2016 - United Arab Emirates cosmetics firms are reportedly eyeing up expansion into Asia, with moving into the region proving a hot topic at this week’s Beautyworld Middle East event.

J&J under pressure to prove product safety in India

11-May-2016 - Johnson & Johnson is facing pressure in India after losing two recent high-profile lawsuits in the US from women who blame its talcum products for their development of ovarian cancer.

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.

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