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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.

India & China to take the reigns in the beauty technology arena

03-Sep-2015 - As growing concerns of the effects of ultraviolet radiation and an increase in disposable income sky rockets demand for at-home beauty devices, China and India are set to take the reigns in terms of...

L’Oréal India to incorporate more 'traditional based' beauty formulations

02-Sep-2015 - With India deeply rooted in traditional herbal or natural based cosmetics, L’Oréal is looking to bridge a gap between hygienic products and 'treatment' and 'care' ranges.

UBM launches first India based personal care expo

27-Aug-2015 - India's retail cosmetics market is predicted to grow to $2.68 billion by the year 2020, with this in mind UBM held its first personal care expo in New Delhi this month.

Mibelle Group sets its sights on India's personal care market

25-Aug-2015 - The Swiss ingredients provider has teamed up with Future Group (Future Consumer Enterprise) to develop new brands and products specifically for the Indian personal care market.

Coty's plans to conquer India's hair care segment with P&G portfolio

12-Aug-2015 - Following Coty's acquisition of P&G’s beauty portfolio, the colour cosmetics player is set to make its mark in India's fast-growing professional hair care market for the first time....

Unilever takes to Twitter over mercury furor stating: "extensive studies found no harm in Kodaikanal"

11-Aug-2015 - Following accusations that Hindustan Unilever exposed former factory workers in Kodaikanal to mercury poisoning, the brand states that "extensive studies found no harm to workers or the environment". ...

India and China: the main markets to see colour cosmetics growth by 2020

22-Jul-2015 - Persistence Market Research has reported India and China to be leading the way in Asia's colour cosmetics sector, thanks to higher disposable incomes and a rise in consciousness about appearance....

Unilever shakes up marketing approach with Google partnership

18-Jun-2015 - Hindustan Unilever is shaking up its marketing approach by teaming up content creators like Facebook and Google in an effort to move away from traditional product placement.  

Emami moves into scalp care with 'Kesh King' business

09-Jun-2015 - Emami has moved into the ayurvedic scalp care segment with the acquisition of six year old hair care brand 'Kesh King’, reportedly one of the largest deals in India's FMCG sector....

Amway focuses on India's skin whitening demand

29-May-2015 - Amway is targeting India's whitening market, a segment it says holds great opportunity - dominating 60 per cent of the skin care category.

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ASEAN is ideal for catering to organic and natural demand, says expert

27-May-2015 - Whether working out, meditating or making healthy purchasing decisions, consumers today are taking better care of their health. This shift in behaviour has impacted the cosmetics industry, particularly with organic...

Sweet smell of success: eBay rises as India's biggest perfume retailer

27-May-2015 - eBay India has emerged as the country's largest online perfume mall as it expands its' portfolio to include luxury perfumes at cheaper prices.

Beard trend sees Indian men go to great lengths for facial hair

14-May-2015 - From sophisticated rituals to complex and innovative skin care - male grooming in Asia is BIG. Take for example India, where the latest trend is with facial hair loss treatments...

India's first halal cosmetics brand gains momentum

07-May-2015 - After launching in 2014, IBA Cosmetics - India’s 'first' Halal certified range has attracted a steady consumer base, and not just from the Muslim community.

Kosé develops range to meet needs of India's women

23-Apr-2015 - Japanese cosmetics firm, Kosé has invested in India's markets with a skin care brand it developed to better cater to the women of the country.

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P&G looks to expand its anti-pollution skin care offerings

16-Apr-2015 - In Asia, Procter & Gamble is already at the forefront in providing anti-pollution skin care solutions. In the second part of this exclusive interview we take a look at the...

Indian brands investing in hair care: new ranges launched

16-Apr-2015 - Jawed Habib Hair and Beauty in India is all set to expand its offering of hair care ranges from four to seven by the end of this year, making the...

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P&G research stays one step ahead on anti-pollution skin care

15-Apr-2015 - Anti-pollution is a claim we are starting to see more and more of on skin care products in Asia, and increasingly worldwide. This exclusive interview lifts the lid on how...

Clearasil maker challenges India's call for 'animal origins' to be declared in cosmetics

05-Mar-2015 - The Delhi High Court has been challenged on a notification that requires cosmetics packaging to indicate if it contains any ingredient of animal origin; - a green dot for 'vegetarian' and a red/brown one...

India based Essel Propack sets sights beyond oral care

29-Jan-2015 - The speciality packaging supplier to Hindustan Unilever, P&G and Colgate Palmolive, is adjusting its focus to accommodate more cosmetics segments.   

Study raises ethical concerns of skin whitening ads

28-Jan-2015 - Skin whitening is quite the trend in Asia-Pacific but expert Professor Lynne Eagle has questioned the ethics of marketing such products.

New India Cosmetics Bill comes with 5 year jail sentence for violators

28-Jan-2015 - The new Drug and Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill, if it comes into effect, will see anyone in violation of the clinical trials procedure facing a jail sentence of up to five years....

Scientists discover bacterial pigment potential to improve SPF

22-Jan-2015 - Two pigments have potential as ingredients in sunscreens as they have been shown to improve sun protection factor and also display antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.

DSM Personal Care signs distribution agreement with Mascot in South Asia

07-Jan-2015 - DSM Personal Care is upping its presence in South Asia having announced that Mascot Universal Pvt. Ltd will be its sole distributor in in the region.

Indian consumers show high awareness of green products

01-Oct-2014 - Green products have a good chance of being a hit with Indian consumers after a new survey found that there is high awareness of biobased products in the region.

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