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The Indian Cosmetic Toiletries & Essential Industry has witnessed rapid growth over the last couple of decades. In that time the range of cosmetic and beauty products in India has widened tremendously. Beauty products manufacturers in India mostly cater to the great demand for cosmetics and toiletries that fall into the low or medium price categories as the greatest demand in India has always been for these economically priced.
Herbal cosmetics from India have a great demand in the overseas market and many cosmetic products that are manufactured in India, today are supplied to international suppliers to branded cosmetics products.  The first being the increase for the demand in Indian cost-effective products and the second being the increased purchasing power of the average Indian.

India is acknowledged to be the second largest exporter of Herbal cosmetics to the world market after China, the range of products being skin care products, including creams, lotions, lubricants, skin fresheners, bleaches, medicated ointments, deodorants, sunscreens, face creams, toilet powder, lipsticks, mascaras, eye brow pencils, eye shadows etc., Hair cosmetics include shampoos, conditioners, hair dyes/color, Hair tonics, hairdressings,
bleaches and depilatories etc., Oral cosmetics covers dentifrices, mouth wash, toothpastes, mouth fresheners etc., Recently, aromatherapy products have also achieved popularity for their medicinal values and perfumery attraction. In the entire range of products that fall within the territory of the Indian cosmetic and toiletries market, the most popular items are color cosmetics, of which nail varnish, lipsticks and lip glosses account for the most sales.

The Indian herbal and natural cosmetics manufacturing industry has also capitalized to high demand from international markets. Thanks to our centuries of experience in extracting the best from natural dyestuff, flowers, roots, Oils etc. Indian manufacturers export a wide range of quality cosmetic production which have gained acceptance of consumers all over the world. India exports such natural and herbal cosmetics products to countries like UAE, USA, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, UK, china, Indonesia, France, Russia and Italy. The Indian cosmetic industry has shown its ability to produce a wide range of products of good quality and price. When it comes to the herbal and natural cosmetics, the new globalize scenario has created the need to maintain consistent quality and price at par with international markets. Global trends suggest cosmetics and toiletries products containing natural ingredients are reviving growth in maturing cosmetics markets.

Essential oils are generally extracted by distillation. Other processes include expression or solvent extraction. They are used in perfumes, cosmetics and bath products for flavoring food and drink and for scenting incense and household cleaning products.

Interest in essential oils has revived in recent decades with the popularity of aromatherapy, a branch of alternative medicine which claims that the specific aromas carried by essential oils have curative effects. Oil are volatilized or diluted in a carrier oil and used in massage, diffused in the air by a nebulae or by heating over a candle flame or burned as incense. The exports of Cosmetics, Toiletries & Essential Oil during the year 2016-17 touched US $ 1572.66 million.
(USD in Million)
CHAPTER NO. /PANEL 2015-16 (Actual) 2016-17 (Actual) % over 2015-16 2017-18 (Actual) % over 2016-17
(33)Cosmetics, (34) Soaps, Toiletries & (33) Essential Oils 1171.30 1264.22 7.93 1454.79 15.07
Panel Members 2014-15 Members 2015-16 Members 2016-17
Cosmetics, Soaps, Toiletries & Essential Oils 449 415 437
Representatives in Committee of Administration – Inorganic, Organic & Agro Chemicals.
Member - Cosmetics, Toiletries & Essential Oils Panel
Executive Director & President (Chemicals)
M/s. Godrej Industries Ltd.,
Vikhroli, Mumbai - 400 079
Tel : +91 22 25188010 / 20 / 30 (Board)
+91 22 25194834 (Dir.)
Fax: +91 22 25188096
Mobile: +91 9820022296
Email :
Chairman - Cosmetics, Toiletries & Essential Oil Panel
Managing Director
M/s. Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt. Ltd.
1502, 15th Floor,
Synergy Business Park
Off. Aarey Road,
Goregaon (E)-Mumbai - 400 063.
Tel : +91 22 28773918/28774416
(D)+91 22 67376702
+91 22 33716716
Fax : +91 22 67376725
Mobile : +91 9821018095
E-mail :
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