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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.

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.

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.

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