Halal Cosmetics: General Information and Certification Guidelines

The halal cosmetic industry is larger than ever and continues to grow larger by the day. Here’s everything you need to know about halal cosmetics and the certification process.

What are Halal Cosmetics?

The term “Halal” means lawful or permitted under Islamic law. When it comes to the cosmetic industry, the term Halal is used to indicate that the product is formulated and manufactured only using traceable ingredients that are permitted under Islamic law.

“Haram” is an Islamic term that means unlawful, forbidden, or unpermitted. In the cosmetics industry, this means that products can not contain ingredients derived from:

  • Pork
  • Carnivorous (meat-eating) animals
  • Insects
  • Reptiles
  • Gelatin
  • Glycerin
  • Lanolin
  • Blood
  • Any animal that was not raised under Halal guidelines
  • Lead
  • Mercury

Islamic law also states that any application tools (such as brushes) shall not be fabricated using any of the above substances or ingredients.

Halal places a focus on pureness, cleanliness, and being informed about exactly what is being put into and on the body.

Since the skin is one of the body’s most receptive and absorptive organs, it is important to ensure that the cosmetic products you use are healthy, pure, and clean. Using only Halal-certified products is the best way to do this.

Cosmetics Halal Certification

Becoming Halal certified is your way of guaranteeing your consumers that all of your products are certified to be Halal.

What’s more, is that when you become Halal certified you are ensuring that your operation or company has direct access to prized and continually growing Muslim consumer markets.

Below are the 6 steps involved in applying for a cosmetics Halal certification:

  1. Application
  2. Inspection
  3. Registration
  4. Certification of Product
  5. Certification fees
  6. Post-certification monitoring

Halal Food Council USA is your trusted halal certification agency; we strive to upkeep and enforce Muslim values and traditions to ensure that all Halal certifications are fully validated under Islamic law. Check out our site for more information about our Halal certification services.

Halal Food Council USA: Halal Certification Online

With the information you have learned here, you will have a thorough understanding of the importance and significance of the use of Halal cosmetics. You should also have a more solid idea of what goes into becoming Halal certified.

Halal Food Council USA is here to provide a solution for all of your Halal certification needs. If you own or operate an American business and are interested in Halal cosmetics certification in the USA, HFC-USA is here to help you become Halal certified.

In addition to comprehensive Halal certification for cosmetics, we also offer the following services:

  • Meat & Poultry Halal Certification
  • Pharmaceutical Halal Certification
  • Dry Goods Halal Certification
  • Halal Food Service Training

We will provide both supervision and Halal certification services for any and all American businesses that wish to provide their customers with Halal food – whether it be meat and poultry, dry goods, or pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. We also provide comprehensive Halal food service training.

For more information about obtaining American halal certification or to apply for Halal certification, give us a call at 410-548-1728.