“With the rise of organic, vegan, and cruelty-free beauty, it's clear that many people care a great deal about what goes into their beauty products. The ‘natural’ and ‘green’ labels are so ubiquitous that you can find them everywhere. But there's a newish addition to the world of conscious cosmetics that you may not have heard about–Halal Beauty.” Read more at Refinery29.Read More
“Prior to 2013, the ‘not tested on animals’ logo was enough to make us choose one product over the other. Now, animal testing on EU sold cosmetics is illegal, making cruelty free labels outmoded. Beauty brands are therefore igniting new and innovative campaigns to clean up their act, from the skincare brands taking on the South American drug trade to those sourcing the most eco-friendly water droplets possible.” Read more at Refinery29.Read More
“Halal, the Arabic word meaning ‘allowed’ or ‘permissible,’ is generally used to describe food that adheres to Islamic dietary law. This law bans things like pork and alcohol and dictates how animals must be slaughtered, for example. But now, savvy female entrepreneurs are bringing the standard to makeup by creating cosmetic lines that promise to not only follow Islamic law, but to offer more natural and safer makeup for non-Muslims too.” Read more at Shape.Read More
“Online searches for ‘halal makeup’ were virtually nonexistent before 2013 and have held a steady interest since, at least based on Google Trends. Market research predicts that the halal makeup market in Saudi Arabia is projected to grow 15% between 2015 and 2020. Many owners of halal cosmetics companies believe the term applies more broadly to a lifestyle that is ethical. When it comes to the actual makeup, halal products are free of any ingredients that have pork or contain alcohol, but other details vary.” Read more at Style.Mic.
“Korean cosmetics manufacturers, like Talent Cosmetic, have been seeking out halal certifications — despite the fact that the Muslim population within Korea is extremely small. The main reason? Muslim consumers are spending an increasing amount of money on cosmetics.” Read more at Refinery29.Read More
“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.Read More