9 Halal-Certified Beauty Products That Absolutely Everyone Can Enjoy
Chances are you're probably familiar with vegan, clean, and cruelty-free makeup products, but the term "Halal-certified" might be new to you. That's because as a category in the mainstream beauty space, Halal-certified brands are still few and far between, but that's slowly changing.
When a brand is Halal-certified, that makes it "permissible" in Muslim culture. This means the products are manufactured and formulated in a way that is compliant with Islamic standards. Similar to when a brand is deemed "cruelty-free" or "vegan" there is a list of criteria that beauty brands have to meet to obtain the Halal-certification. For one, there is a list of forbidden ingredients that are not allowed to be used in product formulations, like pork, and there are also rules for how animal-derived ingredients are obtained. With that in mind, it's important to note that not all Halal-certified brands are automatically cruelty-free or vegan, but some are.
Lyda Beauty founder Lida Djarar Fischer recently explained to POPSUGAR why this is important. "As Muslim women, we pray five times a day, and before we pray, we have to wash our hands and face to be clean," she said. "Imagine how much work it is for a woman wearing makeup to wash it off and put it back on five times a day. But when the makeup is Halal-certified, that means it's permissible, so you don't have to keep washing it off."
Regardless of your background or practice, this type of diversity in the beauty industry is important. Ahead, we're rounding up a few Halal-certified makeup and nail polish products and brands for you to discover.
786 Cosmetics Halal Nail Polish In Karachi
786 Cosmetics is a Halal brand that carries over 40 different shades of non-toxic, vegan nail polishes. 786 Cosmetics Halal Nail Polish In Karachi ($13) is a beautiful deep green color that's named after the city of Karachi, Pakistan.
Inika Organic Certified Organic Liquid Foundation with Hyaluronic Acid
The Inika Organic Certified Organic Liquid Foundation with Hyaluronic Acid ($49) is a bestseller of the brand with over 60 reviews. Its products are all vegan and cruelty-free.
Sampure Minerals Enchanting Look Mascara Mysterious Extra Long Lashes
The Sampure Minerals Enchanting Look Mascara Mysterious Extra Long Lashes ($18) nourishes lashes while coating them in a rich-black pigment. This UK-based brand is vegan and cruelty-free, as well as Halal-certified.
Halal Beauty Cosmetics Classic Red Matte Lipstick
The Halal Beauty Cosmetics Classic Red Matte Lipstick ($39) is a richly-pigmented liquid lipstick that's made with all Halal ingredients.
Orly Breathable Treatment + Color Nail Polish
The Orly Breathable Treatment + Color Nail Polish ($9) collection is made with a clean formula of plant ingredients and is also Halal-certified.