Top 10 Indian Cosmetic Brands
We are standing in the 21st century and we are all aware of the fact that our country India is the mother of agricultural products. In India, we find all the ingredients to fight against acne issues, hair loss, fat loss in our own kitchen. These common practices have given a high rise to promote natural cosmetic brands.
Similarly, we are also blessed with tons of our own cosmetic brands. Here, I mean to say about those brands which are “Made in India”. So today in this blog I am going to discuss a very important yet knowledgeable topic and I personally feel like I could’ve discussed way back. But it’s never too late when you are going to discuss something good. As we all are in lockdown and god only knows how many days we are going to be in this situation.
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Recently, our honorable Prime minister Shri Narendra Modi has discussed a few points about promoting local products. Let me clear you guys that, I don’t support any political party but the concept drew all my attention. As I am a beauty blogger so my concern is to emphasize more in beauty or cosmetic products. The concept is to promote local products in our country. So being an Indian citizen I, completely support this campaign, #AatmaNirbharBhartAbhiyan.
Today I am going to list down 10 of my personal favorite Indian/ Local cosmetic brands that we need to use more. I am sure that these brands are going to do wonder for your skin. So without blabbering further let’s get started.
When I talk about biotique the first thing which drags my attention is – 100% ayurvedic botanical extracts. The brand has everything related to health, and beauty. According to me, we all should have an equal balance of these two things in each of our lives.
Experts and scientists agreed that biotique has all the ingredients present in their products are picked from the Himalayan region. It not only works as a beauty product but also as a therapeutic agent. I have personally used many products from Biotique starting from its face toner to face mask. Girls’ who are college or office going can definitely try out these products because it won’t harm your skin. Additionally whatever you apply on your face is definitely 100% natural.
I am sharing few of my favorites links from the brand.
- Biotique Bio Cucumber Pore Tightening Toner
- Biotique Bio Honey Gel Refreshing Foaming Face Wash
- Biotique Bio Papaya Revitalizing Tan Removal Scrub
- Biotique Bio Fruit Whitening And Depigmentation & Tan Removal Face Pack
- Biotique Bio Seaweed Revitalizing Anti Fatigue Eye Gel
One of the most luxurious looking brands in India. Initially, when Colorbar was launched in India many girls including me were all confused about the exact parenting of colorbar.
Colorbar was launched in 2004 and the brand has caught its attention by it’s most affordable and wearable liquid lipstick. The brand is cruelty-free and it delivers the product all over the world. It is now rated as the 3rd largest cosmetic brand in India in a very short span of time. Colorbar has recently changed its logo and they always believed in “change is the new constant”.
Colorbar has a wide range of makeup and beauty products available in it. When it started the product range was limited and now it has everything. It not only took all the online market but today in India it has more than 100 stores and 1000+ multi-brand outlets which are available in selected partner chains like lifestyle, Shoppers Stop, Pantaloons, etc.
Now coming on to the product availability. It is easily available at their own website as well as other third party websites like Amazon, Nykaa, etc.
I am sharing my few favorite buys from the brand:
- Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain, Haute Latte 007
- Colorbar Deep Matte Lip Creme, Deep Pink 007
- Colorbar Nail Polish Remover
- Colorbar All Matte Eyeliner, Black 001
3. Forest essential
Forest essential is one of the best luxury cosmetic and wellness brands all over the world. I feel really proud to talk about this particular brand. Girls take a moment and appreciate the luxuriously looking packaging and aromatic ingredients present in their product.
It was launched a decade ago by emphasizing more in hand made candles and soaps. Later the business was enlarged in keeping the Indian skin conscience in mind. Forest essentials sell each and every product which contains only authentic ayurvedic products that cannot be tested on animals.
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If anyone is looking for luxury skincare and body care products definitely reach out for Forest essentials. It will surely pinch your pocket but trust me each and every penny is worth spending. The brand has around 80 stores all over India, which is a great number as per a luxury product. It even supplies its authentic ayurvedic products in hotels and motels all over the world.
I am so glad that Forest essential is proudly made in India. I have used the rose water from the skincare range.
4. Kama Ayurveda
Kama Ayurveda, another luxurious brand that was founded 8 years ago. A brand where the name itself is derived from Sanskrit, which means kind. It gave authenticity of beauty and wellness to the world.
The main intention of Kama Ayurveda is to promote the message of Ayurveda. In ancient times when people started noticing the power of Ayurveda then they started learning more about it. Kama Ayurveda has every traditional remedy to combat skin and hair related issues.
Kama Ayurveda also supports small scale farmers and laborers who lend their hand in making these products.
This brand is proudly made in India. The products cannot be tested on animals and are 100% vegan. No harmful chemicals or preservatives are added to it. It is also as pricey as Forest essential. But trust me each of the products is worth every penny.
My favorite product from Kama Ayurveda –
5. Sugar cosmetics
If anyone who is looking for a mid-range luxurious product then definitely checks out Sugar Cosmetics
The brand Sugar itself means sweet yet long-lasting, very very long-lasting. It was founded in 2012 by IIM graduates of the year Kaushik Mukherjee & Vineeta Singh. The brand believes that carrying makeup not only needs a confident smile but it also requires to hold that attitude. For them, makeup is not just a necessity; it’s a statement that says, “I am beautiful but a dash of lipstick every once in a while makes me feel sexy” (taken from Sugar Cosmetics website).
By far I have noticed one thing about Sugar Cosmetics is, they have a beautiful range of lipstick. They have launched many beautiful lipstick ranges starting from crayon lipstick to liquid lipstick.
Their makeup line is also very reliable and budget-friendly.
It is made in India and it has no harmful chemicals and parabens present in it. The products cannot be tested on animals. Now coming on to the availability, they are available in stores as well as online. You can also download their own makeup app from the play store and Appstore.
My favorite from this range has to be lipstick of course.
- SUGAR Cosmetics Matte As Hell Crayon Lipstick 01 Scarlett O’Hara (Red)
- SUGAR Cosmetics Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick 03 Tan Fan (Mauve Nude)
- SUGAR Cosmetics Nothing Else Matter Longwear Lipstick – 16 Cloud Wine (Burgundy, Red Berry)
6. Himalaya herbals cosmetics
The first brand which has category covered everything starting from baby products to medicinal products. It has literally everything according to a person’s requirements.
Himalaya herbals cosmetics is serving for more than 80 years all over the world. The purpose is to serve the nation with its own home ingredients so that the people who use this product won’t feel that they are paying anything baseless.
Himalaya products are by far the best budget-friendly products starting from skincare to hair care. Himalaya herbals are gradually upgrading their product range. They are bringing more sort of a luxe skincare regime in their product category.
Himalaya products are available everywhere nowadays. From drugstore to shopping malls everywhere Himalaya products are available. You can also buy Himalaya herbal products from Amazon, Nykaa, etc
I have literally tons of favorite from Himalaya herbals.
- Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Wash, 400 ml
- Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Foaming Face Wash, 150ml
- Himalaya Herbals Moisturizing Aloe Vera Face Wash,100ml
- Himalaya Oil Clear Lemon Face Wash, 200ml
- Himalaya herbals purifying neem scrub, 100gm
- Himalaya Herbals Fairness Kesar Face Pack, 100gm
- Himalaya Nourishing Skin Cream, 200ml
7. Lotus Herbals
A brand that has our national flower name and ever since it was founded 25 years ago Lotus.Herbals was founded 25 years ago by Mr. Kamal Passi. Lotus always encourages close contact with nature. It commits to nature which is apparently wealth to all of us and promises to take care of our skin and body in all effective ways.
The product range contains everything from nature. From ingredients to research everything is done in a very well precise manner. Lotus herbals is completely natural which does not contain any harmful chemicals like sulfate or parabens, in fact, it is also not tested on animals.
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They make sure that each product is experimented under highly equipped laboratory, maintaining every norms and condition. In today’s date, Lotus herbal is synonymously one of the best brands driven by science. They offer over more than 400 products starting from low to high range.
Previously Lotus did not have their own makeup line but now they are also getting their hands on cosmetics. Lotus has by far the best anti-aging products. Our famous Bollywood actresses Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Jacqueline Fernandez are the face of lotus herbals.
Lotus herbals products are available around 16 countries all over the globe. The products are available almost everywhere and mainly their facial kits have always remained the best selling products of all the time. You can also purchase these products from their official website.
So now coming on to my personal favorite from lotus-
- Lotus Herbals Whiteglow 3-In-1 Deep Cleansing Skin Whitening Facial Foam
- Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-In-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF 40 | 100g
- Lotus Herbals WhiteGlow Intensive Skin Whitening & Brightening Serum + Moisturiser
- Lotus Herbals Ecostay Kajal, 1.2g
- Lotus Herbals Color Kick Kajal, 0.28gb
8. Iba cosmetics
The word Iba is a Arabic word which means Pride. The brand’s vision is to provide beauty products to their consumers to experience a new range of beauty products using natural and purest ingredients that offer to you is only “Beauty”.
So let me explain to you, Iba cosmetics products do not contain any impurities. It is alcohol-free, chemical-free, and even free from animal fat and other animal-derived ingredients like sulfates and parabens.
Iba cosmetics are the first-ever halal-certified cosmetic brand in India. The Government of India has certified Iba’s products as safe to use and to be recommended. Now not only that they are also PETA certified cruelty free and vegan.
Iba cosmetics are easily available in Amazon and Nykaa. You can also buy the products from their own website. The best-sellers are the vegan lipstick which is a must-try.
My favorite Iba cosmetics products are
- Iba Halal Care Breathable Nail Color, B08 Very Berry, 9ml
- Iba Halal Care Pure Lips Moisturizing Lipstick Shade, A65 Ruby Touch
9. Ruby’s Organics
This brand Ruby’s Organics has a very nascent age as it is founded in 2017 by their beautiful founder Rubeina Karachiwalla who gave up her 9 to 5 job for starting her own makeup line. Today she is among one of the top leading entrepreneurs present in India.
The name itself has been taken from their founder, which makes this brand more luxurious at the same time. Ruby’s Organics is such a brand in India which is soon going to take over many famous cosmetic lines.
The products are made by swapping out harmful chemicals and including organic ingredients which even makes the brand feel richer. The brand has a very limited line of cosmetics as they emphasize more in making Indian skin look more natural,long-lasting rather than including tons of makeup products in their range.
The products can make your skin look free from texture and gives a satin effect on your face. The key ingredients used in their lipstick and concealers are shea butter, beeswax, oils, and pigments. All the makeup related products give you perfect coverage by covering all your skin imperfections. The products are also free from alcohol so, the eyeshadows they sell are in the form of loose pigments.
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The brand always promotes using natural minerals and also promotes wearable make-up. The products not only give you coverage but simultaneously it also takes care of your skin.
Ruby’s Organics products are available in Amazon and Nykaa. You can also purchase their product from their own official website.
My favorite product from Ruby’s Organics is –
- Ruby’s Organics LM 01.5 -Skin-Tint Mattifying Foundation (Light-medium Skin Tones with Neutral to Warm Undertones)
10. Blue heaven cosmetics
Blue heaven cosmetics reminds me of my school days where I used to wear blue heaven products in my school’s annual day. It is one of the oldest cosmetic line present in India.
Now running in their 4th decade, Blue heaven cosmetics was founded by Mr Charanjit Singh and Mr. Gurnam Singh. I have personally seen this brand growing after each and every product launch.
First, they were only into cosmetics but now there are tons of skincare products added to their range. I am a proud consumer of blue heaven cosmetics because I previously knew it was not liked by many customers. But now I can see many beauty influencers and bloggers talking about this brand.
Blue heaven products are not tested on animals. They are made for each and every Indian skin tone keeping budget on point. It is by far one of the most budget-friendly brands I have come across in these many years.
The products are available almost everywhere in India. Each and every stationery shop to the online site is available anywhere and everywhere. I have tons of favorites from this brand just check them below.
- Blue Heaven Studio Perfection Primer, Clear,
- Blue Heaven Combo of Soft Kajal (Blue) & Soft Kajal (Green)
- Blue Heaven Non-Transfer Lip Color, Punk Maroon, 2.8ml
- Blue Heaven Cosmetics Eye Liner – Black
- Blue Heaven Non-Transfer Lipstick-705, Seductive Red
So these are so far my best 10 Indian Cosmetic brands which need some of our attention. From all of these 10 brands, some of them were best in their own time but now as we are more inclined to a few of our favorite foreign brands. So somewhere we all have neglected these products.
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Disclaimer – While going through this blog one thing I want to clearly tell you guys that, Aatma Nirbhar Bharti Abhiyan doesn’t mean to hate foreign brands. Our Prime minister has asked us to use more of these “Made in India” brands so that we Indians don’t feel like we are less in any aspect as compared to foreign brands. I don’t hate any of my personal favorite foreign brands, they work fabulously on me. So before making any kind of judgments or thoughts please go through our prime minister’s speech once again.
There are many underrated brands like this that need consumers’ attention. Girls’ India has over 100 of its own cosmetic line but I don’t think that many of them are celebrated publicly. Please do comment down below which is your favorite Indian brand.
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