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Halal-Certified Cosmetics – At A Website Near You

| 08/01/2010 | 1 Reply

Muslims invariably read labels before they purchase cereals, meat or toothpaste. The same rules apply when choosing cosmetics and personal care products, as well. If the ingredients are pure the product is permissible, so long as their use does not cause any harm, either to one's health or socially. However, if a product is composed of impure substances such as porcine collagen, gelatin or hydrolyzed animal protein, or other similar impure constituents, it is Islamically prohibited. ...

Muslims invariably read labels before they purchase cereals, meat or
toothpaste. The same rules apply when choosing cosmetics and personal
care products, as well. If the ingredients are pure the product is
permissible, so long as their use does not cause any harm, either to
one’s health or socially. However, if a product is composed of impure
substances such as porcine collagen, gelatin or hydrolyzed animal
protein, or other similar impure constituents, it is Islamically
prohibited.

Award-winning company, Sunrider International, manufactures
over 415 products including a line of health and beauty products that
are certified as halal by IFANCA. Twenty-year-old CNI Enterprise, a
multi-level marketing company based in Malaysia, also offers its own
range of IFANCA halal-certified cosmetics. At both companies, each
product is carefully formulated with the finest ingredients, an
in-depth knowledge of cosmetics and the latest trends, and a
manufacturing process that meets the highest levels of quality control.
The cosmetics work in harmony with all skin types, skin tones, and
ethnicities. Jojoba oil, squalane, herbal extracts and vegetable-based
ingredients are just some of the ingredients used to enhance one’s
natural beauty.

However, are Muslim women permitted to use cosmetics? According
to shaikh Jaafar Al-Quaderi, IFANCA Religious Advisor, make-up that
does not draw inappropriate attention is permissible.

“Use of cosmetics and make-up that has been determined to be
halal is permissible for women to wear if it is done in a manner that
does not attract undue attention. When make-up is done in a manner that
makes a person self-confident and pleasant (in appearance); and does
not convey the impression of bad taste or poor grooming, it is
permissible. But wearing excessive make-up, that attracts undue
attention from others is not allowed,” he says.

And what about creams and other skin care products? According to the Shaikh, Creams, lotions and similar products are modern versions of oils intended to keep the skin healthy and pliable and to prevent dry skin. ...And
what about creams and other skin care products? According to the
Shaikh, “Creams, lotions and similar products are modern versions of
oils intended to keep the skin healthy and pliable and to prevent dry
skin. So there is no prohibition against the use of such products as
long as they are free from haram (not lawful for Muslims) or mashbooh
ingredients. However, when it comes to making ablution (wudu) or ghusl
after applying such a product, you have to know exactly what type of
product you are using. They are two types; one that leaves a
perceptible layer on the skin and the other that washes off easily. The
first kind, such as lipstick, leaves a perceptible layer on the skin,
and prevents water from getting to the skin or the organs that should
be washed during ablution or ghusl. It must be removed in order for the
ablution to be complete. The second kind is a cream or color that does
not leave any perceptible layer on the skin but becomes part of the
skin like henna or oil that doesn’t prevent water from reaching the
skin. It is not obligatory to remove such a product before one makes
the ablution or ghusl,” he says. [God knows best] Trial Sets of
Sunrider cosmetics and beauty products are available. IFANCA
halal-certified makers of cosmetics and beauty products include
Sunrider International (www.sunrider.com),
CNI Enterprise (www.mycni.com.my),
AloeCorp (www.aloecorp.com), Neways (www.neways.com)
and USANA Health Science (http://www.usana.com/dotCom/index.jsp).

See: www.ifanca.org for other products certified by IFANCA

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Category: Asia, Halal Integrity, Personal Care, USA

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  1. salama says:

    I am sorry we are unable to offer you this information. You might try the http://www.muslimconsumergroup.com site.
    HalalFocus

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