Halal cosmetics are a rapidly developing niche of the halal and mainstream market. The 100% natural ingredients commitment of halal products also attracts many non-Muslims. The increased popularity of these products requires development of a regulatory and certification system.
Definition of HALAL
In Islamic countries Halal means “permissible and acceptable”. In the cosmetic sector, Halal implies two things:
- firstly, the ingredients used in the product are all from natural (original) sources
- Secondly, the product won’t cause any adverse effects when applied to human skin
The opposite of “Halal” is “Haram” a word which refers to something that is not permitted. In Halal products “Haram” ingredients are totally prohibited. For example, all ingredients derived from pigs are considered Haram.
The growing halal market and its prospects