Halal cosmetics requirements
Halal requirements for cosmetics
The Code of Halal standards prescribes requirements, contrary to popular belief, not only for food products, but also for perfumes and cosmetics, jewelry, clothing and even lifestyle. In this article, we will consider the main criteria, due to the observance of which cosmetics and cosmetic products can be classified as permitted by the Muslim religion.
In order for cosmetics to be considered halal, they should not primarily harm the person who uses them. The components must not be toxic and contain harmful substances in their composition. It is thanks to this point that halal cosmetics and products in general become the choice not only of followers of the religion of Islam. People who show awareness in the choice of care for their body are increasingly giving preference to Halal cosmetics. This mark on the product packaging has long been a symbol of quality and integrity of the manufacturer.
Cosmetics for Muslim women do not contain alcohol in any form. Such a ban is primarily due to religious restrictions. This substance is considered impure, and therefore excluded for use in the composition of any product. From the point of view of body care, such a ban is quite justified. Alcohol and alcohol-containing components in contact with the dermis contribute to the accelerated evaporation of moisture. With frequent use of such a tool, you will certainly bring your skin to dehydration.
Alcohol – this substance is often used as a component that promotes high skin permeability and has an antiseptic effect. With the declared qualities, the ingredient really copes. But let's remember that we were lucky enough to live in the 21st century. The era of technology and revolutionary discoveries in all possible areas of human interest. The modern industry of care products is saturated with a number of more noble substances that have a beneficial effect on human skin than alcohol. Preference for such elements is given by manufacturers of halal cosmetics.
An important requirement for the composition of cosmetics is the absence of pork in any form in production and as an ingredient in the product. Most cosmetics manufacturers use components of animal origin in their composition. It can be insect extracts, pork fat, components of the secret of various animals. The creators of halal cosmetics try to adhere to the principle of environmental friendliness of their own products. Pork is considered an unclean animal, and is completely absent from the life of Muslims.
Also, using it as a sample to test the reaction of the body is excluded. Testing products on any of the animals is considered an obsolete habit of the past years. Modern technologies allow you to exclude contact with the animal in the key of the test sample. For example, the new generation of cells IN-VITRO allows you to get more accurate data on the reaction of the human skin to a particular ingredient. Pork fat, which is loved by manufacturers as a moisturizing component, is also considered a barbaric and wild ingredient in our time. The analog is glycerin of plant origin. Its action is much more familiar to the skin and does not cause harm. What can not be said about any fat of animal origin. In the 21st century, there is no need to be like the inhabitants of past centuries, to put animal remains on your skin. It's not aesthetic or eco-friendly.
It is this position that appeals not only to representatives of Islamic culture, but also to adherents of the green movement. Increasingly, people who are aware of the importance of a harmonious existence on earth prefer halal cosmetics, because they are confident in the integrity of the manufacturer and the exceptional quality of the products. Such a choice is justified by the strictest control of each stage of the creation of cosmetics. This attitude is due not only to the conscientiousness of the manufacturer, but also to the God-fearing nature of the manufacturers. Anything that is not halal, or produced with disregard for manufacturing technology, is haram. In Arabic, this translates to "forbidden". For Muslims, haram is unacceptable and is considered a great sin.