Some experts say the GCC suffers from a lack of local halal certification bodies, as buyers opt for European rivals.
As the cosmetics industry continues to perform strongly in the Gulf, it’s curious that halal products have not risen in conjunction with the wider beauty market.
When Polish chemist Wojciech Inglot worked on creating a “breathable” nail polish for consumers who were becoming increasingly health-conscious, he had no idea of the changes he was about to bring about in the Muslim world.
Freedom to wear nail polish: A ‘breathable’ nail polish, which allows water vapors to pass through to the nail, is causing a stir among devout Muslim women who are unable to wear regular polish because of daily prayers. PHOTO: REUTERS
Cosmetic company Inglot claims it’s manufactured the world’s first ‘wudu-friendly’ nail polish.
The Halal label is gaining popularity in the Asian cosmetics industry with Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh being the main markets, or with Thailand operating the world class Halal Science Centre at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, which focuses in developing standard and methods for the detection of prohibited ingredients. According to Organic Monitor, adoption rates of these products targeted at the growing Muslim population are rising. However, the market research firm considers there are questions whether the Halal label is meeting the growing ethical needs of consumers.
The French halal C&T market has been a tough nut to crack but there is potential for growth, as David Hayhurst reports from Paris
By Seri Nor Nadiah Koris
KUALA LUMPUR: Secret Garden, a brand of halal personal health care products, recently introduced a vibrant new look and logo as well as launched its new products for women and men.
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May 21, 2012 (LBT) – Yaseen’s Computerized Graphics, one of the largest suppliers of labels to the apparel industry has invested over Rs. 200 million to diversify to the cosmetic segment. Director Marketing, Yaseen’s, Hiran S. B. Wijesinghe said they diversified to the cosmetic market since they saw an opening for quality and affordable foreign products. “With the Sri Lankan living standards on the increase and people looking for better things in life, we found out after extensive market study that there is a high demand for high quality cosmetic products. “This is the reason we tied up with the Turkey Cosmetic manufacturer, Farmasi to launch their product range in Sri Lanka,” he said.
To reach a multicultural marketplace, Natural Remedies has obtained halal certification for its range of standardized herbal extracts.
A chemical used in cosmetics can increase risk of diabetes and obesity, according to a new report.
By CINDY MCNATT
Here’s the thing about products you put on your hair and skin – they are absorbed into your bloodstream, inhaled in aerosols and can even transfer on doorknobs. Increasingly consumers are becoming more aware of what’s going into their bodies including the lotions, potions and pretties we apply on the surface.
A personal care products firm, founded by a former director at Scholl footwear and Durex condoms giant SSL International, remains on the takeover trail after after acquiring two beauty brands for £500,000.
Following the first international conference in 2010 on the emerging global Halal cosmetics and toiletries sector, big players like Bare Minerals have started to introduce all natural ingredient products to their line.
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