Priyanka Chopra Says No to Pyorrhea with Colgate Active Salt Neem

By: | Published: June 10, 2015 7:53 AM

Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, the market leader in Oral Care, has launched a toothpaste to address the inflammatory gum problem of pyorrhea ...

Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, the market leader in Oral Care, has launched a toothpaste to address the inflammatory gum problem of pyorrhea – Colgate Active Salt Neem. Its unique formula, containing Salt & Neem, helps strengthen weakening gums & helps keep Pyorrhea away. Colgate has signed renowned Bollywood actress and former Miss World Priyanka Chopra as the brand ambassador.

Benefits of Neem

  • Anti-germ: Fights germs in mouth
  • Anti-inflammatory: For swollen gums, helps keeps them healthy and tight
  • Anti-periodontic: Prevents gum infections and helps keep gingivitis and pyorrhea away
  • Antiseptic: Prevents the growth of microorganisms (germs) in mouth

95% of Indian adult population suffers from signs of gum problems*. Pyorrhea is severe inflammation of the gums and tooth sockets, which often leads to loosening of teeth, discharge of pus or severe periodontitis.

Colgate Active Salt Neem is a “Made in India” innovation from Colgate, developed on strong belief in dental benefits of Neem as an anti-germ, anti-inflammatory, antiperiodontic, and antiseptic solution. Integrating the benefits of salt and neem, this new toothpaste offers an everyday solution to the serious and prevalent gum issues. Also, the toothpaste contains a blend of essential oils – Eucalyptus, Lemon, Clove, Basil and Thymol – that offer various oral care benefits.

Eric Jumbert, Director, Marketing, Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited said, “The launch of Colgate Active Salt Neem is an innovation rooted in the Indian insight of the Neem plant’s therapeutic oral care properties. Combining traditional know-how with contemporary technology, this ‘made in India’ innovation is focused on addressing the issue of gum problems or pyorrhea – which according to the IDA is prevalent among as many as 9 adults out of 10.”

Commenting on Priyanka Chopra as the brand ambassador, he shares, “We are delighted to partner with Priyanka Chopra on this launch campaign, an inspiring personality and global superstar who embodies our brand values so well.”

Essential oils in Colgate Active Salt Neem

  • Eucalyptus Oil: Effective against cavities, dental plaque, gingivitis and other dental infections owing to its germicidal properties
  • Lemon Oil: Natural teeth whitener
  • Clove Oil: Its germicidal properties of the oil make it effective for relieving dental pain, tooth ache, sore gums and mouth ulcers
  • Basil Oil: Mouth freshener and oral disinfectant. Destroys germs in the mouth.
  • Thymol Oil: Fights tooth decay and infection while also offsetting the effects of gum disease or bad breath

Priyanka Chopra said, “In today’s world, given the kind of lifestyle we all lead, taking care of all aspects of our health has become very important.  A critical part within that, which is often ignored, is oral care. That’s where Colgate steps in with its new ‘Active Salt’ toothpaste filled with the goodness of Neem.  With this new launch, they’ve made it simple and easy to take care of your teeth and gums.  It’s a winning combination of a trusted expert such as Colgate and natural, trusted ingredients such as Neem which make the Active Salt Neem toothpaste product the right choice for your everyday oral care needs.”

Colgate Active Salt Neem is available at retail stores across India in 100g pack priced at Rs. 50 and 200g pack priced at Rs. 90. It is also available in 30g pack priced at just Rs.15. The launch is being supported by an integrated 360 degree marketing campaign encompassing TV, retail and on-ground activities.

*Indian Dental Association (National Oral Health Programme)

About Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited

Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited is India’s leading provider of scientifically proven oral care products with multiple benefits at various price points. The range includes toothpastes, toothpowder, toothbrushes and mouthwashes under the “Colgate” brand, as well as a specialized range of dental therapies under the banner of Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals. These have become an essential part of daily oral hygiene and therapeutic oral care in India. The Company also provides a range of personal care products under the ‘Palmolive’ brand name. Colgate has been ranked as India’s #1 Most Trusted Brand across all categories for four consecutive years from 2003 to 2007 and in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by Brand Equity’s Most Trusted Brand Survey. It is the only brand to be in the top three from 2001-2014. 
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Photo caption: Colgate Active Salt Neem Toothpaste

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