There are many beauty products on the market and a lot of them are not Halal. It’s very important to know what to look for in cosmetics to find what products are Halal. The cosmetics need to contain permissible ingredients. Most cosmetic brands include ingredients that are not permissible. They may have something in or about them that are not Halal. Interested in learning what makes cosmetics Halal? Keep on reading below to find what makes cosmetics Halal and how to find them.
Islamic LawFor cosmetics to be Halal they need to contain permissible ingredients. This means the cosmetics need to be free of any ingredients that practicing Muslims are not allowed to consume according to Islamic law. Some examples are, the cosmetics can’t contain ingredients from forbidden animals and/or alcohol. This is especially important for cosmetics.
Why Do You Need to Know about Non-Permissible Ingredients?You need to know about non-permissible ingredients in cosmetics because your skin absorbs the product, which means your absorbing the non-permissible ingredient. For example, lipstick is possibly consumable while you eat, drink, or talk. So, the lipstick has to have all permissible ingredients.
No AlcoholCosmetics that contain alcohol aren't permissible under Islamic law. Alcohol is not a permissible ingredient. The consumption of alcohol is forbidden by Qur’an. Since your skin absorbs whatever product on it, the product is technically consumed. That’s why it’s important for the product to contain no alcohol.
No Animal-Derived IngredientsFor cosmetics to be Halal they cannot contain any animal-derived ingredients. Some examples of non-Halal ingredients are:
- Animal fat
- Anything from pigs
- Anything from carnivorous animals