Halal Series: How to Obtain a Cosmetic Halal Certification in Malaysia

Dr. Mohd Iskandar
Wednesday , 16th Dec 2020
Holistics Lab

Halal cosmetics is one of the most promising and potentially high value-added industries since the halal-certified products incorporated with quality, safety, hygiene, and sustainability. Global Islamic Economy Report forecasts that the demand for world halal cosmetics will reach $76 billion by 2024, with Malaysia ranking the fourth biggest gold consumer. Malaysian government has been investing significantly in various halal product segments (including halal cosmetics) to become the global halal hub.

Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM) has received worldwide recognition as a credible halal certification agency and played a pioneering role in the establishment of the Halal Guidelines. For any enterprises who wants to produce halal cosmetics, they need to adhere to the halal certification standards and procedures set by JAKIM. The updated Halal Certification Procedure Manual, Halal Management System, and Halal Standards will be implemented on Jan. 1, 2021, bringing improved halal certification requirements, procedures, and standards.

To help enterprises whose target market is Malaysia and who want to obtain the halal certification to increase competitiveness level and win over Muslim consumers, ChemLinked invited Dr. Mohd Iskandar to analyze the Malaysian halal certification requirements, procedures and standards in details.

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[Webinar Series]

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Who should attend?

  • Cosmetic enterprises whose target market is Malaysia; or

  • Cosmetic enterprises who want to obtain a halal certification; or

  • Enterprises who want to increase competitiveness level and win Muslim consumers.


1. Introduction of Halal Cosmetics and Halal Certification

2. Cosmetics Halal Certification Regulation in Malaysia

3. What Enterprises Need to Do to Get Cosmetics Halal Certifications?

Qualified applicants, general and specific requirements, certification procedures

4. Challenges/Common Problems in Malaysian Halal Certification

*The final outline may be subject to revision.

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  • CEO of Holistics Lab
    Dr. Iskandar is a senior lecturer and the Deputy Chairman of UTM – Halal Consortium that manages the research and development activities in halal science and technology at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He co-founded HOLISTICS Lab Sdn Bhd, a UTM spin-off company that focuses on the commercialization of halal innovation and technology. One of the innovations that has been commercialized is QuikHalal, the world's first cloud-based mobile halal auditing application. Dr. Iskandar is the lead trainer at HOLISTICS Lab, which is also the certified training provider for Halal Professional Board by JAKIM. For his efforts to promote innovation and technology in the halal industry, Dr. Iskandar received numerous awards including the Malaysia Halal Hi-Tech Challenge, the Malaysia Commercialization Year Award from the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Malaysia, Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology, the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia and Royal Academy of Engineering, UK.