Indian Cosmeceutical Market: A Study of Consumer Preferences and Consumption Patterns
Abdullah Bin Junaid*, Reshma Nasreen, Ravichandran N and Faheem Ahmed
Department of Management, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Abdullah Bin Junaid
PhD Scholar, Department of Management
Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 29, 2014; Accepted date: February 19, 2014; Published date: February 25, 2014
Citation: Junaid AB, Nasreen R, Ravichandran N, Ahmed F (2014) Indian Cosmeceutical Market: A Study of Consumer Preferences and Consumption Patterns. J Clin Exp Dermatol Res 5:212. doi: 10.4172/2155-9554.1000212
Copyright: © 2014 Junaid AB, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The study was done to investigate various factors that are associated with the consumption behaviour of the consumers in the Indian market. This study also tries to find out the new and emerging trends of the Indian cosmeceutical industry. The research first sought to explore how different variables influence the behaviour of the consumers regarding the usage of cosmeceutical product. Various factors such as self esteem, the decision making process while purchasing the cosmeceutical products etc were also studied in depth. However this study also tries to examine the various key determinants involved in the purchasing behaviour of consumers while purchasing their cosmeceutical product. The target sample was above 15 years. The sample size is 120 and the sampling method used is the quota sampling method. The study was conducted in six different cities of India that are Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Jaipur and Patna. Among these six cities three are metro cities and the rest of the three are Tier-I cities. Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata are the metro cities and luck now, Jaipur and Patna are the Tier-I cities. The instrument used to collect primary data is the questionnaire. The data is finally analyzed through analytical software named SPSS version 16. The various analytical tests used are Correlation, ANOVA, and Post Hoc Tukey and Cross tabulation. The result of the study indicates that more of the young males were becoming aware of the cosmeceutical products. The result also shows that the brand, quality, price and availability are certain factors that influence consumer behaviour.