Halal? So, is it edible? LOL! No way! So, is it sacrificed skincare? ROFL! No wayyy!
Well, Halal skincare and beauty is a pretty common notion around the world just like vegan brand and products. Though this concept is pretty new in India with the one and only Halal Certified Brand functioning as a pioneer in this field – Iba Cosmetics, yours truly!
Halal Cosmetics and Skincare isn’t towards any particular faith it is more about a ‘way of life and living.’ Just like going in for vegan products – you might not be a vegan by lifestyle but you’d rather pick your cosmetics and skincare that’s vegan; only reason – they’re pure and free from chemicals.
Similarly, Halal Means that which is lawful and permitted. Lot of cosmetics products available in the market contains non-halal ingredients such as pig fat, lanolin, carmine, keratin and alcohol.. these ingredients are neither halal nor vegan. Iba Cosmetics is the only brand in India that caters to both needs and is Halal Certified as well as Peta Certified Cruelty free and vegan.. Thus everyone can be rest assured to use its products. Moreover, iba products are also free from harmful chemicals such as Parabens, Sulfates, Bleach & Ammonia.
Cool right? Let’s check out few other brands around the world which are Halal makeup brands also dabbling in other aspects of beauty & personal care.
Wardah Cosmetics – Indonesia
Wardah was founded by NurhayatiSubakat and it is one of the best selling brands in Indonesia. They have a wide range of skin care, body care, hand care, makeup, fragrances.
Sampure Minerals – U.K
Sampure Minerals is certified by the Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC). This brand has also won numerous Beauty awards and owns a range of premium mineral cosmetics. This brand is also vegan and cruelty free.
Bonus Clarity – Singapore
The special thing about this brand is that it took them 2 years to get their halal certification. But pure determination got them through. And, now they offer a range of skincare and eye treatment related products. These products help in reducing dark circles, signs of ageing and fine lines.
Tuesday in Love – Canada
The main feature of this brand is their breathable nail colour range that water permeable and wuzu-friendly. They also offer a fun range of lipsticks, eye shadows, liquid foundation, eye and brow mascara and eyeliner. Another special story of this brand is that whatever profit the brand makes, the proceeds are donated to the Islamic Relief Canada. Isn’t that beautiful?
Amara Halal Cosmetics – U.S
Just like Iba in India, Amara is the pioneer in North America. They are well known for using paraben-free, gluten-free, petrochemical-free and avoiding alcohol and animal ingredients. This brand is one stop and steal place for a wide range of breathable nail colours, makeup, beauty brushes and eye products.
Glow by Claudia Nour – U.S
Claudia Nour, a Latina Muslim convert hailing from the U.S is the founder of her very own makeup and skin care line – Glow. Her Halal makeup products are free from alcohol, pig derived ingredients, gelatine and carmine. If you’re looking for variety then Glow is you next stop that shall offer a range of mineral foundations, concealers, blushes, bronzers, powders, lipsticks, cream lipsticks, scented lip balms, eye liner pencils....wow!! isn’t that amazing?!
INIKA Organic – Australia
Apart from being a Halal Certified brand, INIKA Organic also has quite a few accolades to its name. Namely – Australian Federation of Islamic Council Inc., Choose Cruelty Free Australia, Organic Food Chain Australia and Vegan Society UK. This brand offers everything a girl would ever need for her caboodle; from primer to highlighters, bronzers, lip tints and gloss...you just name it!
See? Halal Cosmetic and Skincare isn’t that uncommon after all!