1. Lakme Founded in 1952 by Simone and J.R.D Tata at the request of Jawaharlal Nehru. It is the most known and preferred widely in India. It ranked number one among cosmetics brands in India. Named after the French Opera Lakme which is the French form of Goddess Lakshmi. It was started because the then PM thought that the Indian women were spending precious foreign exchange on beauty products. In 1996, it was sold to Hindustan Unilever. Lakme also organizes Lakme Fashion Week, which is a bi-annual fashion event in Mumbai.
2. VLCC Vandana Luthra founded VLCC in 1989. It has 310 locations in 143 cities across 12 countries. It has 191 Wellness Centers and Beauty Clinics across 106 cities and 25 more in 9 other countries. It also has the approval of the Indian Medical Association (IMA). They are currently marketing over 118 skin-care, hair-care, and body-care products and nutraceuticals under various brands. They have their manufacturing facilities. Two in India and one in Singapore.
3. Shahnaz Husain An organic beauty care brand based on Ayurveda, the formulation is comprised of Herbs, flowers, fruits, essential oils, and minerals, and gems. Their products have been sold in Paris, London, Milan, Spain, the USA, Japan, etc. The group is currently exporting to over 100 countries worldwide. And have received Quality Excellence Awards in London, Geneva, Cannes, Paris, and New York.
4. Elle 18 It was launched in 1998 and is currently, owned by Hindustan Unilever Limited. It targets school and college-going youth with its variety of shades, from neutral to neon. The product is relatively cheap compared to other brands thus making it accessible for poor students. 5. Blue Heaven The company offers facial kits, massage creams, exfoliating scrubs, hair gel, perfume, hair removal cream, kajal, lipstick, and other personal care products. It was founded by Charanjit Singh and Gurnam Singh.