If you’re not familiar with halal-certified skincare, it means that the products are permissible under Islamic law, from production and packaging down to the ingredients.
Halal skincare products do not contain any animal derived ingredients and harmful substances, so they are totally safe and cruelty free.
Luckily, halal skincare isn’t that difficult to find what with the many local Malaysian beauty brands we have available. But what about international beauty brands, how many are certified halal?
It turns out there are quite a few halal-certified international beauty brands out there, and we’ve gathered a list of them right here.
It’s hard to ignore Wardah’s growing presence in the Malaysian skincare market, as it’s such a popular halal-certified brand.
Hailing from Indonesia, the brand aspires to spread awareness about halal beauty products and how anyone can use them, not strictly Muslims or Hijab-wearing women.
Wardah has got both makeup and skincare products, and we actually covered a list of Wardah Skincare’s bestsellers and what people say about them.
Belonging to the same parent company as Wardah, Emina markets itself as a highly affordable and halal-certified skincare and cosmetics brand.
The Indonesian brand targets the wants and skin concerns of teenagers, so expect a lot of youthful colours and acne-prone skincare.
Taiwan has a halal-certified beauty brand too, and it’s called MKUP. Their philosophy is to provide affordable and quality products suitable for beginners.
You’ll find that their products are 100% vegan and only tested on human volunteers, so you can rest soundly at night while looking beautiful in the day.
Founded in 1980, this is a Korean brand with more than 100 halal-certified products ranging from skincare to makeup to body care.
Our favourite products from Talent Cosmetic have got to be their face masks, which contain lots of skin-loving ingredients to moisturise your skin and treat other skin concerns.
You can find Talent Cosmetic on their official website.
Korean brand AXIS-Y has recently dipped its toes into the world of halal beauty with their newly halal-certified Mugwort Pore Clarifying Wash Off Pack and New Skin Resolution Gel Mask.
Suitable for all skin types, the AXIS-Y Halal Duo Set is formulated with a combination of soothing and beneficial ingredients like mugwort and heartleaf.
Meaning “Peach Princess” in Japanese, this brand was founded by a Japanese Muslim couple in hopes for providing safe and high-quality skincare to women worldwide.
Certified halal by the Japan Islamic Trust, their products have a pleasing peach aroma and are free from alcohol, colourants, mineral oil, parabens, and silicon.
You can find Monohime on Shopee.
Another Japanese skincare brand, Black Paint received their halal certificate from Malaysia’s government JAKIM via the Japan Halal Association.
About 95% of their products are certified halal, including their signature Black Paint soap, which is a human-lactobacillus-based soap that is formulated with natural and certified organic ingredients.
You can find Black Paint on their official website.
You might be surprised to find out that there is an Indian halal-certified beauty brand that is also wudu-friendly.
What’s great is that their products are PETA certified vegan and cruelty-free too. You won’t find animal derived ingredients, alcohol, and harsh chemicals in Iba’s products.
You can find Iba on their official website.
Cruelty-free, halal-certified, and vegan and vegetarian-certified, Sampure Minerals was established in Great Britain back in 2009.
You should try their Nourishing Long-Lasting Hydra Lipsticks, which are rich in jojoba oil and shea butter to give you the most creamy yet ultra-pigmented pout.
You can find Sampure Minerals on Zalora.
Tuesday in Love
Created by a Canadian husband-and-wife duo on a Tuesday (hence the name), they’ve got an extensive range of products including skincare, makeup, haircare, and fragrance.
Their most popular halal-certified products have got to be their nail polishes, which allow water molecules to penetrate through their micro pores.
You can find Tuesday in Love on their official website.
Claudia Nour Cosmetics
Here’s another halal-certified and wudu-friendly makeup and skincare brand. Formulated in New York, you can be confident that Claudia Nour Cosmetics’ products are in line with Muslim rules and guidelines.
Their products are free from talc, mineral oil, bismuth oxychloride, nano particles, parabens, or artificial dyes. Plus, their packaging is totally recyclable, renewable, or post-consumer made.
You can find Claudia Nour Cosmetics on their official website.
If you’re looking for another halal nail polish brand, try US-based Mersi Cosmetics. They’ve got more than 20 shades, all inspired by and named after nature.
You can expect hydrated, healthy nails that won’t chip as easily thanks to its breathable, vegan, and cruelty-free formula.
You can find Mersi Cosmetics on their official website.
Halal Beauty Cosmetics
Aptly named, Halal Beauty Cosmetics offer makeup products that are all certified by the Islamic Society of North America.
While most of their products are made in Canada, there are a few like their eyeliner and lip liner that are manufactured in Germany.
You can find Halal Beauty Cosmetics on their official website.
Nixoderm was founded by an physician in America over 50 years ago and currently has nearly 40 products that are certified halal in Malaysia.
Some of their most popular halal-certified products are their soaps, which are 100% vegetable-based with no animal derived ingredients and free from alcohol, parabens, and sodium lauryl sulfate.
You can find Nixoderm on Shopee and local pharmacies such as Guardian, Caring Pharmacy, and BIG Pharmacy.
Amara Halal Cosmetics
This is a halal-certified makeup company that was founded in the US and strives to break the stereotypes surrounding halal beauty.
They carry a large assortment of makeup items like foundations and lipsticks, all of which use natural plant-derived ingredients that are also free from alcohol.
Unfortunately, Amara Halal Cosmetics does not ship to Malaysia.