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Facial Skincare - Indian Consumer Report

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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Facial Skincare market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.

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What are the key challenges facing the industry? Who is the consumer and what do they want? Where are the opportunities, where are the risks and what lies ahead?

Key points included

  • Leverage familiarity of kitchen ingredients in skincare
  • Natural products landscape in India extends across mass to premium
  • Focus on holistic approaches to skincare; diversify skincare offerings to include men

What you need to know

Low penetration of skincare products

Increase usage of skincare products in India, which is currently basic and low. Only 31% use a face wash and lip balm while usage of toners (18%) and eye creams (15%) is very low. Tier 2 consumers show an affinity towards skincare products (40% use face wash) but frequency of usage is low, indicating no regime is followed.

Establish a holistic skincare regime

Offer bundled packs of health supplements, anti-stress eye masks and rejuvenating oils with regular skincare products for a complete skincare regime. Address concerns of pollution, stress and diet to help consumers achieve 'healthy skin'. 18% consumers in the age group of 18-34 rank pollution as the top most factor impacting skin.

Make men the focal point of skincare in India

Focus innovations and multi-functional products aimed specifically at men. Communicate the importance of skincare to men and top it up with an easy to follow skin regime. 14% of men who use skincare products use premium products vs 8% of women. Men prefer expert references. 15% of men use a dermatologist-recommended brand.

Expert analysis from a specialist in the field

Written by Nidhi Sinha, a leading analyst in the Beauty sector, her extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.

India is at a very basic level in the usage of facial skincare products. The penetration of products is mainly with young consumers and has low frequency usage.Offer consumers products suitable as per their lifestyle and needs to resonate with them. Play up the 'natural' ingredient to help consumers adopt products. Stress on a basic skincare regime of 'cleanse-tone-mositurise', which is relevant in today's day and age. Nidhi Sinha
Head of Content

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Table of contents



      • Key drivers
      • Global trends and how they are playing out in India

      • Facial skincare regime
      • [Graph] India: Skin type for females, by city tier, April 2018
      • [Graph] India: Facial skincare product usage – Select, by gender, April 2018
      • [Graph] India: Facial skincare product usage – Select, by occupation, April 2018
      • Skincare: Factors and product usage
      • [Graph] India: Facial product usage – Select, by skin type, April 2018
      • [Graph] India: Skincare product claims – Select , by skin type, April 2018
      • [Graph] India: Skincare product claims – Select , by occupation, April 2018
      • Attitude towards facial skincare
      • [Graph] India: Attitudes towards skincare – Select, by gender, April 2018
      • [Graph] India: Attitudes towards skincare – Select, by occupation, April 2018
    • market applications

      • Opportunities
      • Who's innovating
      • Global innovations
    • appendix

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