The cosmeceutical market in India is growing by leaps and bounds. The number of patients that Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons attend on a daily basis is a testimony to the fact that the demand for pharmaceutical products coupled with cosmetic properties is on the rise. The global market was initially focused on the treatment of acne using retinoid and skin lightening agents such as hydroquinone but there has been a shift to anti-ageing in the last decade and especiallyto the ones having natural anti-ageing actives.
It will not be a fair to compare the potency of synthetic cosmetics and natural sources. Both undergo years of research in their own way. But in the Indian context, we often see people inclined towards the conventional products from natural sources.
As today's emerging market, India attracts advanced attention of all leading world players in the instrumental techniques to measure various segments. The Indian dermatology market is growing and is estimated to be worth Rs. 20,000 crores by 2014.