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Singapore: Halal cosmetics – a new alternative

| 28/05/2012 | 5 Replies


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 alsohalal.

Because many ingredients used in cosmetics are made from animal content, they do not conform to Islamic laws unless the animals used and the manner in which they are slaughtered are halal. For example, carmine, a pigment frequently used in lipsticks, is made by grinding the scales of insects and them boiling them in a chemical compound such as ammonia. Likewise, many skin creams contain arachidonic acid, which is retrieved mainly from animal liver. A comprehensive list of ingredients can be found here.

Such concerns have propelled Muslims all over the world to come up with halal cosmetics, which are also usually vegetarian. While the market in Singapore is still relatively small and undeveloped, with many Muslim women going to Malaysia to purchase halal cosmetics, there are a number of credible, reputable halalcosmetics brands out there.

Here’s a list that’s not exhaustive, and most let you buy online too:

FX Cosmetics (UK)

Samina Pure Makeup (UK)

Pure Halal Beauty Products (UK)

OnePure (USA)

Ivy Beauty (Malaysia)

Saaf International (UK)

Safi Cosmetics (Malaysia)

MENA Cosmetics (Dubai)

Sheikha Shopping (Dubai)

Besides cosmetics brands that overtly declare themselves halal, Muslim women – like many environmentally-conscious women – are also turning to vegetarian or vegan cosmetics, which are halal by default. These can easily be acquired in Singapore, at any organic shop.

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Category: Asia, Ingredients, Personal Care, Retail

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  1. Aisha says: is another halal brand which is manufactured in the UK!!!

  2. Gul says:

    Is there any online shop in India selling halal cosmetics???

  3. Wardah says:

    Wardah Halal Cosmetics, a well known brand in Indonesia are here now in Singapore market.

  4. Saara says:

    Where can I get ward ah cosmetics in Singapore ???pls mention the address if you can.
    Can I get this ward ah products from little India in Singapore ???

  5. salama says:

    The information is on their Wardah Halal Cosmetics Facebook page: Wardah Cosmetic (Singapore) By Fadhilah Network Co.
    Contact Hotline :65- 93884307
    SMS / Whatsapp : 65-93884307

    Our Retail Outlets :

    1) Waterway Point@
    Punggol MRT

    2) Jannah Muslimah Salon
    No. 970 Geylang Road
    #01-05 Tristar Complex
    Tel : 64407574
    Business Hour : 12pm-6pm (Mon-Sat)

    3) D’ Fatin Collection
    448 Changi Road
    Wisma Indah
    (Next to Masjid Kassim)
    Tel : 63455265
    Business Hour : 11am-8pm (Mon-Sun)

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