|Data from an independent market research agency||Market share report for April 2015 to March 2016, for category - 'Skin cream', SS category - 'Fairness', and sub category - 'Face Moisturizer'. Moving Annual Trend (MAT) data for this period is to be used from this report.|
|Adult||A person of 18 years of age or above as on the date of making a Claim|
|BIS||Bureau of Indian Standards for Skin Cream [IS 6608: 2004] (used for purposes of this Challenge for classification of Skin Creams). Please refer to specific BIS standards alluded to in this case.|
|Brand Variant||All Products under Brand based on either Variant or SKU level in the data from an independent market research agency report which qualify as per the T&C of the Challenge|
|Challenge||This Fair and Lovely Fairness 5 crore Instant Fairness Challenge 2016, by whatever name called|
|Challenge period||The period between May 15, 2016 to August 31, 2016 (both days included) within which a Claimant is required to enter the Claim on the Claim web-site|
|Claim||A Claim entered on the Claim website by the Claimant claiming that his/her Claimed Cosmetic Fairness Skin Cream meets the Challenge criteria as per the Terms and Conditions of the Challenge|
|Claim form||A standard format to be filled in with all requisite details, available only on the Claim web-site|
|Claim web-site||The web-site www.fairandlovely.in on which all Claims must be entered in order to be considered|
|Claimant||Any Indian citizen of 18 years of age or above as on the date of entering the Claim on the Claim web-site, who is an actual user of the Claimed Cosmetic Fairness Skin Cream, and who enters a Claim on the Claim web-site by accepting the terms and conditions of the Challenge|
|Cosmetic||'Cosmetic' in India is defined under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act & Rules of India as any article intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled or sprayed on, or introduced into, or otherwise applied to, the human body or any part thereof for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance, and includes any article intended for use as a component of cosmetic. This includes only those products approved for manufacture and free sale under a cosmetic license in India, by the FDA authorities. By definition, this does not include any OTC products, Drugs, Medicines, Ayurvedic Proprietary medicine(s), or any products registered other than as BIS Creams with the relevant FDA.|
|Claimed Cosmetic Fairness Skin Cream||The brand of Cosmetic Fairness Skin Cream entered by a Claimant on the Claim web-site to participate in the Challenge. This does not include any product manufactured, marketed or sold by HUL, any imported product, any cream which does not meet the specified Challenge criteria, any Ayurvedic product, any drug, or any bleach-based cream.|
|Cosmetic Fairness Skin Cream||Any Cosmetic Fairness Skin Cream compliant to BIS standards for Skin Creams [IS 6608 : 2004], marketed in India for women, meant for external application and for individual usage. For removal of doubt, it is clarified that this term specifically excludes skin creams specifically designed, targeted and / or advertised as products for men.|
|Expert panel/Jury||A team comprising of independent technical experts as appointed by HUL who will take a final decision on every Claim received on matters relating to validity of claim and winner determination.|
|Indian Citizen||As defined under The Citizenship Act, 1955|
|Fair and Lovely||Fair and Lovely advanced multi vitamin cosmetic fairness skin cream marketed for women. It does not include any other variant of Fair and Lovely.|
|Instant Fairness||It is fairness achieved via coverage based on an average improvement or increase in the L*value on #50 bio-skin plate (from Beaulax Co., Ltd.) as measured by Minolta Spectrophotometer CM 2600d at 60 seconds post application a Cosmetic Fairness Skin Cream in D65 light source under SCE mode from 4 different points. Superior Instant fairness is an average improvement or increase in L* value > 1.|
|Fairness Measurement Time||Measurement of Fairness in 1 minute post application of the Claimed Cosmetic Fairness Skin Cream as per Usage Protocol i.e., instrumental measurements of skin color carried out before (baseline) and in 1 minute post product application with Minolta spectrophotometer CM2600d.|
|FDA||Food and Drug Administration|
|HUL||Hindustan Unilever Limited|
|Laboratory (or Lab)||An independent laboratory which shall be identified and engaged by HUL for carrying out the independent validation and re-testing (if any) of the Claimed Cosmetic Fairness Skin Cream(s) entered in the Challenge|
|MRP||Maximum retail price as printed on the pack|
|PKD date||Date of packing as mentioned on the package of the Claimed Cosmetic Fairness Skin Cream|
|Skin||Skin refers to skin on face|
|Skin Cream||As per BIS standard for Skin creams, a skin cream is described as: The skin cream shall be in the form of a thick emulsion or unctuous mass with a pleasant odour. It shall be white or pigmented or of uniform color. The Skin cream manufactured in India should have a valid Cosmetic manufacturing license from State FDA as per the Drugs and Cosmetic Act and Rules of India and should comply with the BIS standard for Skin cream [IS 6608 : 2004]|
|T&C||These Terms and conditions, as amended from time to time|
|Usage Protocol||Apply product on whole 50# Bio skin plate (BSP, from Beaulax Co., Ltd.) at the dose of 2mg/cm^2 (equal 20 micron film thickness); Measure the L* value with spectrophotometer CM-2600d (from Konica Minolta, JP) in D65 light source under SCE mode at 4 different points.|
|Valid Claims||Claims which are entered on to the Claim web-site and found by HUL to be complete, correct and complying with the T&C of the Challenge as determined by HUL and / or Expert Panel / Jury|
HUL claims that no Cosmetic Fairness Skin Cream commercially manufactured and sold in India at a brand average price between Rs. 250 to Rs. 350 per 100 grams as per the Data from an independent market research agency report, with specified market share as defined by these Terms and Conditions, provides superior Instant Fairness than Fair and Lovely.
Adult Indian citizens who are users of Cosmetic Fairness Skin Cream commercially manufactured and sold in India at a brand average price between Rs. 250 to Rs. 350 per 100 grams as per the Data from an independent market research agency, with specified market share as defined by these Terms and Conditions are eligible to participate in the Fair and Lovely Instant Fairness Challenge 2016 during the Challenge period.
HUL proposes to pay Rs. 5 crores to the first Indian Adult citizen who is a user of Cosmetic Fairness Skin Cream commercially manufactured and sold in India at a brand average price between Rs. 250 to Rs. 350 per 100 grams as per the Data from an independent market research agency, with specified market share as defined by these Terms and Conditions and who is able to disprove the Claim in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the Challenge.
The Claimed Cosmetic Fairness Skin Cream which is eligible to be entered in this Challenge by the Claimant must comply with all the following criteria:
The Claimed Cosmetic Fairness Skin Cream must be manufactured and commercially sold in general trade / retail outlets in India during the period April 2015 to March 2016 with specified market share as defined below:
The following clauses define the process of lodging a Claim, which must be followed by the Claimant. Any deviation from the defined process will render the Claim disqualified.
All Claims received will follow a defined process, as mentioned below, to determine if they are complete, accurate and aligned with the T&C of this Challenge. This process is not subject to being queried or changed by any Claimant. This process as defined by HUL shall be final & binding and cannot be questioned in any manner what so ever.
All Valid claims received will be sorted by the different brands of Claimed Cosmetic Fairness Skin Creams (CCFSC). Once the above has been determined, the first valid Claimant per each qualifying Claimed Cosmetic Fairness Skin Cream will be sent a letter inviting the Claimant to visit HUL office and view the results of the tests performed by HUL for Fair and Lovely and other brands which are eligible as per the T&C of the Challenge. The Challenge will end at this point, if the test data is able to satisfactorily prove the Claim made by HUL. However, if the Claim is not proven to the satisfaction of the Claimant, then a test as per the Usage Protocol shall be conducted in the presence of an external auditor, and Instant Fairness shall be examined at the Fairness Measurement Time.
For purposes of inviting the first valid Claimant per brand of Claimed Cosmetic Fairness Skin Cream, the following process shall be ensured: