Cruelty Free Beauty Products Should Be Used

29.5.15

We Muslim are not allowed to eat pork in our religion Islam, this is a ruling of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. Al-Qur'an is the best guide to all mankind however Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala gave us a brain to use logic and to think outside the box with reason.
 Therefore why should we rubbing these lotions full of animal fat by-product into our skin which we purify before prayer?

Personally, it doesn't make sense. I feel that we go about using these products blinded, honestly I'm saying because I've been there and I think we should take our time to search more and read who use pure ingredients in thier products. Please do not get confused and mistake this blog post this is just my view and maybe many other Muslim sisters views. Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala made us the only mammal who can think, listen, read, write and talk. It's about time we should put a little more extra time before per chasing beauty products.

So as you know my lovelies make up is everyone favourite (: We all have our favourite brands of make up, skin care and such but do we ever check to see what is inside of them?
Many could ask; "Do we really have to go this far? We already have to check food labels so why do we have to check beauty product labels as well?
You maybe thinking "I've read the labels but most of it is gibberish!"

This is very true, many companies are not going to list an ingredient called "pig fat", therefore they use 'Glycerin' or 'Sodium Tallowate'.
NOTE: Glycerin can be taken from different animals or plants or vegetables - so before you disguard that product, double check to see which type of 'Glycerin' is used. If it is plant or vegetable then it is ok to use.

Products that are tested on animals are completely prohibited for Muslims, most animal by products are not halal and so we can't use the MAJORITY OF PRODUCTS ):
In 2009 there was a ban on animal testing in the EU for cosmetic ingredients, however that is only in the EU. Animal testing is still ongoing throughout the world. Our products come from large companies based all around where these rules do not apply. Not forgetting the possible loop holes that some companies may have found to continue testing on animals in the EU. Only Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala knows, but we can all do our bit.

All you need to do is search for each ingredient online, it is worth it in the end trust me! You could just need to check out your favourite products, rather than the whole range if you don't want to (:
Remember that companies may change their ingredients whenever they want to so although this wouldn't hurt to keep updated  by checking them out every now and again. 


Which alcohols are permissible to use in cosmetics, if any?


Cetyl Alcohol - Halal
Cetyl alcohol is a long chain alcohol which is solid hence obviously not drinkabale nor does it cause intoxication if at all ingested. Therefore, it is halal to use in cosmetic products. It is also not absorbed through the skin when applied as a cream. 

Cetearyl alcohol - Halal
In cosmetics and skincare Cetearyl Alcohol is not really an "alcohol" such as ethyl or rubbing alcohol, which would dry the skin, but is an emulsifying wax made by combining fatty alcohols derived from vegetable sources. 

Ethyl Alcohol - Haram
Ethyl Alcohol is also used in many cosmetic agents both for men (Aftershave Lotion) and for female perfumes. Ethyl Alcohol is absorbed through the skin. It then passes through the flesh into the blood vessels and finally mixes with the blood and circulates throughout the body. Once in the blood it is as good as if one has ingested through the mouth. As a small quantity of any intoxicant is haram therefore, as mentioned earlier, all liquid cosmetic products containing Ethyl Alcohol are prohibited. Other names given to synthetic Ethyl Alcohol are, Ethanol, Methylated Spirits (contains 5 percent Methyl Alcohol and 95 percent Ethyl Alcohol). Products containing these ingredients therefore will also be prohibited. 


❤️ keep digging until you know the truth ❤️



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