Men doll up!

HUL, Garnier, Nivea, Emami looking for a piece of market share

Men’s grooming market which includes face cleansers, hair gels, deodorants and shaving products-is estimated around 1500 crore.


According to industry players, the men face care and cleansing segment across metros is estimated at 77 crores, while the deodorants segment in Indian metros is estimated at 340 crore with three fourth characterized by male products.


Fair and Axe are on top in face cream and deodorant categories followed by Paras Pharma, Nivea, Garnier and HUL’s own brand Vaseline Men. The market has been growing at the rate of 20% and expects the market to double in 3 years. P & G recently announced Olay to extend to men category.. Nivea has 155 of its personal care revenues coming from men’s products while fair and Handsome accounts for 10% of Emami’s personal care revenues. Analysts say there is room for more products