5 Halal Beauty Brands You Need On Your Radar

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The beauty world is constantly evolving, and we’ve seen more change than ever before in the last five years. One category that’s gaining the traction it deserves is Halal-certified beauty products. Halal beauty products have always been tricky to find, but more halal beauty brands are coming onto the scene.

Okay, so what exactly does Halal-certified mean? Halal is a term most often associated with food, but it actually goes far beyond your dietary requirements. Overall, Halal simply means ‘permissible’ in Arabic. In the beauty sphere, this means products that do not contain alcohol or animal products such as carmine (derived from cochineal beetles); fat from pigs, cows and sheep; animal hair, skin and bones, or beeswax.

To be Halal-certified, these requirements must be followed from the formulation process to the packaging, even from how workers are treated to product packaging sustainability is considered. Halal certifications can take years to finalize, as brands must apply and disclose information about their manufacturing location and labeling. Once multiple committees approve this, an auditor will come and inspect the rest. So, if halal beauty is important to you, you can rest assured that it’s got the Halal-certified seal of approval, it truly has been vetted and approved at every level.

While Halal-certified products are designed to cater for Muslims, it’s also a great indicator that the product and packaging are ethically and consciously formulated. So without further ado, here are five incredible halal beauty brands you need on your radar.

1. Flora & Noor


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Flora & Noor was created to provide inclusive luxury skincare formulated with organic ingredients. Made with clean beauty addicts in mind, they wanted to create products that nourished the skin with superfoods bursting with wholesome goodness. And they did exactly that. Flora & Noor is an inclusive skincare brand with halal, vegan, and cruelty-free products that’ll slot into your skincare regimen and target a range of skincare concerns, from brightening to oil control. An organic, clean beauty brand suitable for everyone? That’s a brand that we can get behind.

2. PHB Ethical Beauty

PHB Ethical Beauty is literally the definition of a brand that goes above and beyond. Not only do they deliver insane formulas fueled with skin-loving natural ingredients that’ll bring out your glow game, but they’re also 100% vegan, Halal-certified, eco-friendly, and against animal testing. Plus, with every purchase, 20% of their profits go to their charity, The OneLove Foundation, which works with an array of causes. They also have an impressive lineup of serums, moisturizers, cleansers, and makeup products, including a pressed powder and liquid eyeliner.

3. Inika Organic 

With the motto “healthy is beautiful,” Australian brand Inika Organic likes to guarantee that every ingredient that goes into the final formula will enrich your skin in some way. Therefore, each ingredient is ethically sourced and derived from botanicals and minerals selected for purity, efficiency, and overall well-being. Of course, all of their products are free of animal products, chemicals, alcohol, and even gluten. Plus, they offer both makeup and skincare, making it the ultimate one-stop-shop for Muslim beauty lovers. From glow-getting serums to pigmented blushers, vegan mascaras, and do-it-all cleansers, Inika Organic has a halal solution for everything.

4. Shade M

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Shame M was founded by Nour Khalife & Jolie Nuban, two ex-L’Oreal execs, who came together with a simple mission: to create a beauty brand for everyone that’s been overlooked in the mainstream beauty industry. More specifically, founder Nubani told Refinery 29, “We chose to focus on the Muslim woman who represents over one billion people across the world. Yet she is rarely seen in the mainstream beauty space,” She added: “The global halal beauty industry is also growing significantly faster than the beauty industry as a whole. Seeing the response from consumers, retailers, and manufacturers further support the drive and demand for halal makeup – it isn’t just a trend, it’s here to stay.”

They launched Shade M in 2020 with one hero product: a highly pigmented matte lipstick with incredible pigment payoff that’s also cruelty-free and Halal-certified. There are currently 15 shades to choose from, including reds, berry tones and diverse nude shades.

5. 786

Finding halal nail polish can often be a struggle, which is why 786 is coming through with the ultimate solution. All of their nail polishes are tested and certified halal. This means that water can penetrate through their polish, allowing Muslims to perform wudu and prayer without having to remove it. (Muslims must cleanse certain parts of their body in preparation for prayers, including their nails). Plus, contrary to popular belief, being water-permeable does not make halal nail polish chip or peel quicker than regular polish. We also love that their colors are inspired by cities around the globe, from Bagdad and Spain to Agra and India.

As if you needed one more reason to love 786 Cosmetics, they’ll also be donating 20% of their profits to organizations helping refugees around the world. The donations will be split between the UNRWA, UNHCR, International Rescue Committee, and the Islamic Relief USA; find out more about their cause here.

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