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The Best Halal Beauty Brands & Products To Know
It’s 2019 and it’s time we start recognising halal beauty products. Vegan, Korean and organic, among many other labels, are so ubiquitous, so why doesn’t halal get the platform it deserves? With heavy focus on clean and conscious cosmetics, it only seems right we look in the direction of halal certified beauty products because one, they’re super mindful about their ingredients and two, it’s time to make cosmetics more inclusive.
But, before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s break down what halal actually means and how it relates to beauty.
Halal beauty has to pass the ISWA Halal Certification Department for it to be classed as halal certified. For them to do so products have to meet a specific criteria. This means they can't contain pork or pork by-products, animals that were dead prior to slaughtering, animals not properly slaughtered in the name of Allah, blood and blood by-products, alcohol, carnivorous animals, birds of prey and land animals without external ears. You’d think many organic and vegan brands would be halal safe but more often than not alcohol manages to creep into the ingredients lists.
Shopping for halal certified products can be hard, especially when most ingredients lists are practically in another language. If you’re an avid reader of our articles, then you’ll know we’ve dissected the cruelty-free, Ayurvedic and clean beauty markets and it’s only apt we do the same for the budding halal beauty scene.
Here are our top three halal certified brands and their superstar products:
PHB Ethical Beauty is the epitome of authentic, natural beauty. With a belief that your skin should be fed the same wholesome ingredients as you feed yourself, PHB ensures their ingredients are as safe as they are effective. As a conscious brand, they’re 100% vegan, halal certified, eco-friendly and against animal testing. Oh, and 20% of their profits goes to charity. I mean, could they be more ethical?
PHB Ethical Beauty 2 in 1 Hand & Body Moisturiser
Serving up ultimate nourishment, this no-nonsense moisturiser is your fast track to skin that's soft and smooth from head-to-toe. Mango and shea butter are combined with apricot and pumpkin seed, and together they work to keep skin deeply hydrated and healthy. Suitable for all ages, skin types and genders, it's a must-have for your collection.
PHB Ethical Beauty Superfood Face Wash
Calming and wonderfully purifying, this Balancing Facial Cleanser is a real treat for troubled skin. It gently sloughs away makeup and impurities to keep your skin fresh, clean and healthy. It’s rich in essential nutrients and vitamins and, with added vitamin C, it’s great for redness, blemishes and scarring.
With a motto of ‘healthy is beautiful’, Australian brand INIKA is passionate about what goes into their products. Ethically sourced and derived from botanicals and minerals, each individual ingredient has been selected for their safety, efficacy and purity, and, of course, for your health and well-being. You’ll never find any animal products, chemicals, alcohol or even gluten in INIKA’s wholesome line up.
INIKA Certified Organic Liquid Foundation
This bottle of wonder is the key to hydrated, elasticised skin and flawless coverage. Loaded with hyaluronic acid, the nutrient-rich foundation keeps your skin in prime condition while providing you with a stunning and natural-looking finish. It’s also jam-packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals – it’s like a spa day for your face, every day.
INIKA Baked Mineral Illuminisor
This Baked Mineral Illuminisor provides the sort of luminosity that one can only dream of. Its light-diffusing particles create a soft-focus, ethereal effect that makes you look like you’ve just fallen from the heavens. It’s made from 100% naturally derived ingredients that have been baked on a terracotta tile in Tuscany, Italy. Just wow.
Farsali offers a collection of beauty products that we know you're going to love. On a mission to bridge the gap between makeup and skin care, they've combined powerful technology with innovative ideas in order to create a range of must-have formulas that are bursting with beauty benefits. Cruelty-free, halal-certified and eco-friendly, Farsali no doubt ticks all the boxes.
Farsali Unicorn Essence
Unicorn-inspired skin care isn't going anywhere any time soon, making this Farsali face serum a must-have for your collection. The Unicorn Essence is an oil-free, antioxidant solution that's bursting with skin-loving ingredients such as acai, goji and blueberry. Together they moisturise, protect and restore your complexion, allowing you to forever put your best face forward.
Farsali Liquid Glass
Inspired by the Korean 10-step routine, the Liquid Glass is your one-stop shop to dewy skin. The groundbreaking formula boasts a blend of hyaluronic acid and AcquaCell - a natural complex that combines watermelon rind, lentil and apple extract - in order to leave skin smooth, hydrated and luminous. Whether you choose to use the serum alone or as a primer, expect your complexion to showcase a glowy, glass-like finish.
Halal beauty doesn’t have to be restricted to makeup and skin care, your nails deserve a pamper too – and that’s where Nailberry comes in. In respect to the environment, Nailberry has created a core line of nail polishes that are vegan, cruelty-free, 12 free and halal certified. They’re a multi-award-winning brand that provides you with the tools to create a stellar mani from your bedroom.
Nailberry Nourishing Cuticle Oil
The secret to sexy nails begins with the cuticles. If your cuticles are dry and cracked, your nails don’t stand a chance. Keep them healthy and hydrated with this Nourishing Cuticle Oil. Formulated using concentrated sweet almond oil, it repairs and protects your cuticles while infusing them with oodles of vitamins. A single drop is all you need for gorgeous cuticles.
Nailberry L'Oxygene Nail Lacquer
We love a red nail and this deep burgundy is everything. A few coats of this baby and your nails will be looking incredible. The polish is breathable and oxygenated, keeping your nails healthy for longer. And thanks to its clever technology, you can say goodbye to dry, flaky nails after wearing varnish.