What you need to know about Halal Beauty Products

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Everyone has the right to beautify and become a better version of themselves. Your skin is a gift bestowed to you by God and it's your responsibility to take good care of it. Muslim women make sure that they don’t commit any act that goes against Islam. Therefore, they have become hesitant in buying modern skin care products that contain prohibited ingredients However, the arrival of halal skincare products have stepped up the game for Muslim women who want to look beautiful and at the same time follow their religion without crossing the boundaries.

Allah says in the Quran: "Prohibited to you are dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine, and that which has been dedicated to you other than Allah, and those animals killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a head-long fall, or by the goring of horns, and those from which a wild animal has eaten except what you're able to slaughter before its death and those which are sacrificed on stone altars and prohibited is that you seek decision through divining arrows. [5:3]

The concept of halal and haram is clearly evident in the above reference. In Arabic, halal refers to what is lawful for the Muslims while Haram signifies what is unlawful for them. Before purchasing any beauty product, it's always advised to check the ingredients to ensure that it’s halal. For a cosmetic product to be halal, it shouldn't contain non-permissible ingredients such as alcohol, gelatin, and collagen. However, there are some exceptions to the usage of these substances.

It’s important that you should know about the three major ingredients used in cosmetics, namely alcohol, collagen, and gelatin. The coming articles highlight the use of these ingredients in the cosmetic industry, whether it’s halal or haram to use and what alternatives you should go for.

Every woman wishes to have clear, glowing and youthful skin. However, due to religious obligations, Muslim women have to be careful about halal and haram, which means they can only go for halal skin-care products. The halal range of products aren’t only meant for the Muslim audience, but non-Muslims can reap the benefits from it as well.

The first thing that comes to mind is what halal beauty products are and why people are endorsing it? Keep on reading as we clear out your doubts! 

What are halal-certified products? 

Halal skin-care products are products that contain halal (permissible) ingredients according to Islamic teachings, which means that there is no use of alcohol, gelatin, keratin and animal products in beauty products. In general, people tend to have a misconception that they aren't directly ingesting these makeup products, thus it is safe to use despite having haram ingredients inside. However, when you apply lipstick/lip balm, it can be easily swallowed, whereas facial skin-care products can penetrate through your skin which is a major cause of concern. Therefore, halal products have become quite popular in the cosmetics industry.

Why Halal Skincare Products? 

"The halal is clear and the haram is clear, and between them are matters unclear that are unknown to most people. Whoever is wary of these unclear matters has absolved his religion and honor. And whoever indulges in them has indulged in the haram.” [Bukhari & Muslim]

Islam lays down a strong emphasis on halal and haram as depicted in the hadith above. The products were introduced because the Muslim Community became suspicious of international brands using impermissible ingredients so they came up with a solution and brought halal skin-care range to market.

Aside from carrying religious importance, halal skincare products are cruelty free and made from real organic ingredients which means it's completely safe to use as it doesn't contain chemicals that can harm your skin.  The manufacturing companies makes sure that their practices completely adhere to Islamic laws and are certified by the halal association. From the manufacturing phase to packaging, the quality assurance is guaranteed.

Hebeloft aims to bring you the highest quality Korean beauty products for every individual out there. If you are looking for authentic halal beauty products, you have come to the right place! In the following blog posts, we will be introducing to you more details about Halal beauty products as well as recommendations from Hebeloft’s skincare range that we believe will best help you.

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