The word ‘Halal’ comes from an Arabic word which means ‘permitted’ or ‘acceptable’ according to Islamic terminology.
Contrary to popular belief, ‘Halal’ is a holistic approach to life for Muslims, (rather) than just a list of ingredients that are allowed or not allowed for the followers of Islamic faith.
Products that are labelled halal must not contain any forbidden animals such as pork, animals that were dead prior to slaughtering, blood, alcohol or carnivorous animals. Additionally, they should ideally be cruelty free.
Meanwhile, demand for vegan / cruelty-free cosmetics is now skyrocketing and more women consumers are concerned about the ingredients in their makeup products.
Halal cosmetics are not a new phenomenon and smaller companies have started to identify their products as adhering to Islamic regulations.
Although these products aren’t consumed, many Muslims believe that products applied topically on the skin should adhere to halal standards.
The rationale behind this (according to some) is that skin is the largest organ in the body which absorbs and thus indirectly ‘consumes’ all ingredients applied to it (for example, lipstick can be easily consumed while eating or drinking).
Subsequently, halal cosmetics are (increasingly) used by people who want to wear makeup safely and decrease harm to their skin.
It is important for a product to go through the appropriate certification channels to ensure there is no animal substances such as pig, alcohol, or contamination during manufacturing.
Aisa Cosmetics are a Halal alternative and their products have pharmaceutical-based formulas that are cruelty free and not harmful to the skin.
Their collection consists of two colors: Devotion and Bodacious which reflect their concept of empowerment.
The products are made of high quality natural ingredients (not from animals) such as shea butter, argan oil, vitamin E and black cumin seed oil.