Up until now, there have been very few products on the market in the US that were considered “halal”. Today, there is an increase of these products in the beauty market. Companies such as 786 Cosmetics are find the importance in making products that cater to all beliefs and practices. As a celebration to diversity, 786 Cosmetics
has created a halal nail polish that practicing Muslims can wear. So what does halal mean? What is halal nail polish? Keep reading to discover more about this beauty breakthrough!
What Is Halal?
"Halal" is an Arabic word for lawful, or permitted. Halal is commonly used in relation to meat, food, personal care products, cosmetics and, recently, nail polish. For something to be considered halal, it must meet the following criteria
- Free from any component that Muslims are prohibited from consuming according to Islamic law (Shariah).
- Processed, made, produced, manufactured and/or stored using utensils, equipment and/or machinery that have been cleansed according to Islamic law
Are All Beauty Products Halal?
No. There are many beauty products that are not halal. This is because many ingredients in these products are prohibited by the Qur’an. This includes alcohol and other ingredients derived from animals.
So, What Is Halal Nail Polish?
Halal nail polish is breathable and allows oxygen and water to pass through. The technology is similar to what is used in contact lenses. According to the Muslim faith, the entire body must be cleansed before performing the 5 daily prayers. This includes nails as well. This act of washing before prayer is referred to as performing “Wudu”.
Traditional polishes form a barrier over the nail, therefore oxygen and water are unable to touch the skin itself. Previously practicing Muslims would completely remove nail polish before prayer and later re-apply. The constant removal and application of nail products becomes not only an inconvenience, but also a damaging process to nails and cuticles. Because of this, many Muslim women have never worn polish… until now!
Halal and vegan nail polishes have many health benefits. Once you know about the harmful chemicals in typical nail polish, you’ll never go back. Many top nail brands use harsh ingredients that are known to cause cancer or contribute to other negative health concerns. 786 Cosmetics
is an up-and-coming brand that offers an innovative nail polish formula with unmatched pigmentation and wear-ability. These products are completely halal, vegan and cruelty-free. Now you don’t have to sacrifice quality for a healthier alternative!