Category: Personal Care

Singapore: Halal cosmetics – a new alternative

| 28/05/2012 | 5 Replies
Singapore: Halal cosmetics – a new alternative

There are many Muslims in Singapore – and while most have always been careful to stay away from consuming non-halal (unlawful) meat such as pork, some are now starting to ensure that the makeup they wear is also halal.

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UAE to chair and host body on unifying standards for Halal cosmetics and personal care

| 28/05/2012 | Reply
UAE to chair and host body on unifying standards for Halal cosmetics and personal care

“Thanks to the prudent leadership’s interest in providing solid infrastructure and technical foundations, the win reflects the confidence other Islamic countries have in the UAE’s relevant expertise and technical efficiency,”

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Opinion: Bright future for Halal personal care

| 14/03/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Bright future for Halal personal care

With a worldwide recession looming, the Halal sector is one of the few industries bucking the trend fueled by savvy consumers increasingly demanding purity of ingredients in their personal care products.

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USA:  Halal cosmetics prove to be a market trend in the US

| 17/02/2012 | Reply
USA:  Halal cosmetics prove to be a market trend in the US

Following the first international in 2010 on the emerging global Halal cosmetics and toiletries sector, big players like Bare Minerals have started to introduce all natural ingredients to their line.

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UK: Saaf Pure Skincare expanding with wider range of products

| 10/01/2012 | Reply
UK: Saaf Pure Skincare expanding with wider range of products

Founded 15 years ago by Dr Mah Hussain-Gambles, Saaf has developed into an effective and ethical face and body care range that utilizes organic botanicals and essential oils. The company is undergoing a considerable expansion that will result in a wider range of products, reaching new and previously untapped markets.

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Indonesia: The Halal Beauty Debate Is More Than Skin Deep

| 08/01/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: The Halal Beauty Debate Is More Than Skin Deep

For some Indonesian Muslims, the voluntary halal label is the determining factor in their decision about whether to eat at a certain restaurant or buy particular products. For some international companies working in Indonesia, having the label is also crucial for selling their products because almost 90 percent of the population is Muslim, making it the world’s most populous Muslim country.

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UK: All Things Halal (ATH) joins HMC

| 22/12/2011 | Reply
UK: All Things Halal (ATH) joins HMC

ATH has agreed to join HMC and transfer all its certified products under the HMC brand. Jointly HMC intends to grow its non-meat products certification for the benefits of the Muslim consumer in what has become a complex food area.

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Malaysia: Muslims Advised To Be Alert Over Health Product Contents

| 02/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Muslims Advised To Be Alert Over Health Product Contents

Muslim consumers need to be more aware of the contents of medication and health products in the market to ensure that they are made from halal sources, a pharmaceutical health seminar was told today.

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UK: Pure Halal Beauty

| 08/11/2011 | Reply
UK: Pure Halal Beauty

Pure Halal Beauty, a store dedicated solely to Halal Certified and Vegan Registered beauty products, opened its doors last Christmas in Birmingham’s Pavilions Shopping Centre. Now less than a year after opening the business is booming.

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Brunei: Thumbs up for Halal cosmetics

| 06/11/2011 | Reply
Brunei: Thumbs up for Halal cosmetics

An expert in Halal cosmetics Science and technology from Japan has said that Brunei has the potential to develop its own Halal cosmetics industry. Mr Takahashi stated this while presenting his working paper entitled “Halal Cosmetics: An Expert’s View and Recommendations for the Brunei’s Initiatives” in a seminar held by the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources.

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The Growth Potential for Halal cosmetics

| 30/09/2011 | 2 Replies
The Growth Potential for Halal cosmetics

The latest in green cosmetics comes from the ancient Islamic tradition of halal. Although halal products have been around for a few years, a recent report has shown that the market is set to grow.

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Indonesia: Halal Certification by MUI Gaining Increasing Appreciation Worldwide

| 29/09/2011 | 2 Replies
Indonesia: Halal Certification by MUI Gaining Increasing Appreciation Worldwide

At least 22 countries with 48 Islamic institutions and international Islamic fatwa bodies all over the world have recognized and received the fatwa issued by MUI.

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Halal Beauty – The Next steps

| 09/09/2011 | Reply
Halal Beauty – The Next steps

Being able to choose Halal when it comes to cosmetic purchases is still a relatively new concept with the vast majority of brands yet to celebrate their fifth birthday. So far it looks like Halal cosmetics fit very neatly (at least on a scientific level) alongside other Natural, Environmentally conscious, pure and animal-testing free cosmetic ranges. So do we need Halal personal care?

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How to identify and meet the needs of the Muslim consumer

| 28/08/2011 | Reply
How to identify and meet the needs of the Muslim consumer

Sunsilk has realised that there are specific needs that Muslim women who observe the headscarf have, and speaks directly about their concerns for the condition of their scalp. The have come up with the “1st shampoo for covered hair.”

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UK: Leicester woman fulfils halal cosmetics firm dream

| 19/08/2011 | Reply
UK: Leicester woman fulfils halal cosmetics firm dream

A mother of two fulfilled her dream to have her own Halal make-up collection. In July, with the help of her husband and family, she launched Miracle Halal Mineralz.

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Malaysia: New herbal mouthwash could prevent oral cancer

| 20/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: New herbal mouthwash could prevent oral cancer

A mouthwash that may help prevent mouth cancer has been developed by researchers at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). The plant based product could provide a non-alcoholic alternative to conventional products for the Islamic market.

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Malaysia: Palm oil base for pharmaceutical & cosmetic products

| 18/04/2011 | 2 Replies
Malaysia: Palm oil base for pharmaceutical & cosmetic products

Oleopharma Sdn Bhd, in partnership with Redhacare Sdn Bhd, University of Malaya, Malaysia and Imed Lab Sdn Bhd are introducing a robust and natural base cream for use in the production of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products – in a semi solid dosage form. This product is known as HAMIN™.

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Opinion: Serving the Halal Ecosystem

| 06/03/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Serving the Halal Ecosystem

With the Islamic community now the fastest-growing consumer segment in the world, can businesses afford not to become part of the halal trend?

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Philippines: Intertek invests full Halal testing lab in the Philippines

| 04/03/2011 | Reply
Philippines: Intertek invests full Halal testing lab in the Philippines

Sandy Bucao, president and country manager of Intertek Testing Services Philippines, Inc., relayed this to the Manila Bulletin, saying Intertek has been involved in the halal industry not only in the country but also in other countries such as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

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Indonesian women splash out at Islamic spas

| 16/02/2011 | Reply
Indonesian women splash out at Islamic spas

Indonesian women are splashing out on treatments at spas aimed at meeting Islamic values, including paying for special headscarf styling, as affluence rises in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.

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