Use of Gelatin in Skin-care Products

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The use of gelatin in modern cosmetic products has become necessary because it’s the main ingredient found in shampoos, lotions, creams, and soaps.  It's said to act as a moisturizer to restore your skin/hair and promote smoothness. However, in Islam, gelatin is prohibited because it's extracted from the skin, tendons, ligaments, and bones of a pig, which is a haram animal. The ingredients derived from pigs are highly impure in both tangible and intangible ways. Allah mentions in the Quran: "I find not in the Message received by me by inspiration any (meat) forbidden to be eaten by one who wishes to eat it unless it is dead meat, or blood poured forth, or the flesh of swine; for it is an abomination. Or what is impious (meat) on which a name has been invoked other than Allah's." [6:145]

Not only is Gelatin considered haram in Islam but in general, it has many side effects that people aren't aware of. Cosmetics having an increased amount of gelatin can cause a severe allergic reaction, resulting in itching, dizziness and breathing problems. If you're taking gelatin supplements, there are risks associated with it such as exposure to toxins, dermatitis and improper functioning of organs.

Looking for gelatin-free skincare products? At Hebeloft, we recommend the Skylake Herb Relax Toner. This is an all-in-one product that will improve complexion, reduce redness and acne, giving the perfect glow to your skin. It's highly recommended for those who have sensitive skin as it calms down the rashes and other allergies that cause a skin reaction.


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