Muslims compose the second largest religious group in the world, so it follows that the demand for their needs, especially the halal products is snowballing.
So what is halal? Known to many, Islam prohibits the consumption of pork, alcohol, and blood. The products that contain one or more of these ingredients are considered as “haram” or forbidden; Muslims are not allowed to consume “haram” products. On the other hand, products that do not contain pork, alcohol, and blood are “halal” or permissible; Muslims are free to consume “halal” products.
In essence, halal makeup and beauty products are produced without any pork, alcohol, and blood ingredients. More than the ingredients, the concept of halal stresses the implication of a complete lifestyle. Thus, the concept of what constitutes a product as “halal” or “haram” goes beyond the ingredients; this includes the wrapping, manufacturing, as well as the delivery methods.
Consuming ingredients that are “haram” breaks Islamic rules. But all women, even the Muslims, need products to beautify themselves. And it would be depressing (more than discriminating) to not heed to these needs. Moreover, the necessity for makeup and beauty products among Muslim women never ceases. A report from the Saudi Arabia Halal Cosmetics Market Forecast and Opportunities 2020 supports this with their prediction that the halal beauty market would grow over 15% in the next five years. And this growth has already started as more and more cosmetic brands are venturing into making and selling halal products.
For example, there is Amara Cosmetics. Amara Cosmetics is actually the first halal-certified company to be founded in North America. This brand is popular among Muslim women and features a huge offering that includes lip-glosses, eye shadows, and foundations showcased in plain black tubes and compacts.
There is also Iba Halal Care, which is a cosmetics brand based in India. Iba Halal Care, just like Amara Cosmetics, focuses on selling not only halal but eco-friendly products including lipsticks, fragrances, and body lotions.
And for the women in the Middle East, there is OnePure- a cosmetic brand established by Canadian makeup artist Layla Mandi. Mandi and OnePure intend to carry the lavish core of global brands but without implicating the elements prohibited by Islamic law. OnePure has thirteen skincare products that include serums, toners, anti-aging creams, cleansers, lotions, and eye creams, which are all packaged in pastel pink and white containers.
Muslims are no longer deprived of the makeup and beauty products that they could use to beautify themselves thanks to these halal makeup and beauty products from Amara Cosmetics, Iba Halal Care, and OnePure!