Can Halal Cosmetics Outgrow Their Niche?
“In one of Seoul’s busiest neighbourhoods lies Myeongdong 8-gil, better known to locals as ‘Cosme Road.’ It’s been dubbed as such because of the countless cosmetic stores that line up the street, from The Face Shop, Skin Food and Nature Republic to Innisfree, Missha and Etude House. One brand, however, is unlike the rest. Talent Cosmetic, which currently operates six stores in the district, sells a range of beauty products from matte lipsticks and BB creams to cleansing oils and sheet masks. In December 2014, it became the first Korean makeup company to obtain halal certification from the Malaysian government.” Read more at Business of Fashion.