Let’s face it. Halal beauty brands are not easy to find. Given that around 23% of the world’s population is Muslim, one would think that halal beauty brands would be more prevalent is today’s beauty industry.
According to halalwatchworld.org, “to be certified halal, every ingredient in cosmetic products must be traceable . Products must not contain any ingredients derived from pig, carrion, blood, human body parts, predatory animals, reptiles, and insects, among others. Animal-derived ingredients must come from permissible animals slaughtered according to Islamic law. This also applies to application tools such as makeup brushes, where bristle fibers can contain animal by-products. In its preparation, processing, storage, and transport, products need to be in pure and hygienic conditions, free from filth. The brand labeling and imagery must be in alliance with good Islamic virtues and should not portray any obscenity if it wishes to carry the logo of a local certifying body. The rigor of enforcing these regulations makes it appealing to Muslim and non-Muslim customers alike for its approved quality assurance. The process of getting products certified can take several months and can be costly. For this reason, many brands choose not to apply for certification. In those cases, responsibility would be on the consumer to check the ingredients list to assess their halal legitimacy.”
Here are halal beauty brands that we love:
Amara Halal Cosmetics
Established in 2010, Amara Cosmetics is the first halal-certified cosmetics brand to come out of North America. According to their website, their mission is to “provide Muslim women a safe, clean products that abides by Islamic teaching.” They go on to say, “nearly all the brands of cosmetics in the market today utilize materials (alcohol, animal fatty acids, and animal gelatin) that are haram by Islamic law and in choosing to use them, women are inadvertently absorbing through skin and consuming during the act of eating and drinking, these religiously condemned substances.” Amara’s products include lipsticks, eye products, face powders, and wudhu-approved nail polishes. They also manufacture and sell makeup tools, sponges, and brushes too.
This Australian beauty brand is making major waves worldwide. Inika Organics is a vegan, cruelty-free, halal, and organic beauty brand free from parabens, fragrance, and silicones. Inika Organics has a wide variety of both skincare and makeup products. The skincare line features serums, cleansers, and moisturisers according to skintype. The makeup line contains a wide assortment of lip products, powders, creamy eye products, and brushes.
Hailing from Malaysia, Breena Beauty is a popular halal skincare and makeup brand. According to their website, Breena Beauty is made “especially for asian skin-toned beauty lovers.” This brand features a variety of facial products and is known for their Healthy Glow Serum Infused Liquid Foundation.
Tuesday in Love
Tuesday in Love is a vegan and halal nail polish and cosemtics brand founded by a husband and wife…on you guessed it, a Tuesday. Their extensive range of products includes haircare, skincare, makeup, fragrance, and even beard oil for men. Tuesday in Love’s nail polish is a non-peelable formula that requires nail polish remover to be removed.
It’s easy to stay on top of all the nail trends with Nails Inc’s halal-friendly Plant Power Nail Polishes. These vegan polishes come in 38 shades (including the base coat and top coat) and are packed with superfood ingredients. We love the Soul Surfing periwinkle blue colour.
This family owned, mineral-based makeup brand is halal, vegan, and 100% natural. The entire line is mineral based and offers both cream and powder formulas. They also have a range of halal-friendly nail polishes. According to their website, their best-selling Instant Glow Mineral Loose Setting Powder is a “deluxe, silky blend of the lightest, most delicate minerals. Applied after foundation, it will add greater finish to your skin with light diffusing qualities helping to smooth away fine lines and imperfections. Used on its own it will create a velvety, matte finish.”
So.LEK Cosmetics is a Malaysian beauty brand founded by siblings with the aim of creating high-quality halal beauty products at affordable prices. So.Lek’s cosmetic line includes eyes, lips, nails, and skincare products. Their soft-matte liquid lipsticks come in 17 shades are easy to apply and non-drying.
Indonesian brand Wardah Cosmetics hosts a plethora of products including ones for skincare, makeup, and bodycare. They have a virtual skin analyzer as well as a makeup product try-on feature on their website so you can purchase the products that are right for you. Their extensive skincare line is based on ingredients, like vitamin C, and skin concerns, and sun protection.
Halal and vegan British beauty brand, Jolie Beauty, has a glitter-infused makeup range that is both fun and trendy. They also create and sell synthetic lashes and makeup brushes. According to their website, Jolie Beauty is the “brainchild of highly-skilled makeup artists who have previously worked with Mac, Sephora, Illamasqua, Clinique, and Estee Lauder.”