Ask us to name a beauty trend that’s refusing to let up, and the Halal beauty industry would rank right on top. In fact, Muslim or not, if you are vegan, and searching for natural, cruelty-free products, some Halal Beauty brands will tick more boxes for you, than other mainstream ones.
But first what is Halal beauty? Halal beauty products are manufactured, produced and composed of ingredients that are permissible under Islam. In the simplest of terms, Halal beauty, skincare or cosmetics, are free from animal-derived ingredients (animal fats, placenta, etc) as well as contents which are harmful to health and have not been processed using instruments contaminated with impurities.
Ready to indulge? We’ve listed out the top halal beauty brands and products in Singapore, that are sure to leave you looking gorgeous - and in a good way!
If you are a makeup enthusiast, Golden Rose is a brand to put on your radar and pronto! Originating from Turkey, this Halal-certified brand prides itself on making high-quality cosmetics that are affordable for all women. Specialising in Halal makeup such as foundation creams, powder blushes, eye shadows, mascaras, lipsticks and lip glosses, the products by Golden Rose adhere to EU directives and are paraben-free.
Their versatile Halal lip range is a bestseller and there’s no wonder why! Gorgeous colours that smoothly glide, the lipsticks contain Vitamin E and ensure you get hydration and moisture, throughout the day. Worried that natural, paraben-free products don't give enough colour or last too long? Golden Rose’s lip range is lightweight and comes with bright long-lasting pigments that will give you coverage for a considerable amount of time without the fear of drying out.
Another popular category is their range of Halal eye makeup - a selection of Halal eyeliners, mascaras and eyeshadows that add more depth, colour and contrast to the eyes. And if you’ve been struggling to find primers, setting sprays or CC creams that come with 100% Halal certifications, you’ve got ample options to choose from with Golden Rose.
Where can you buy their products? With a long list of retail partners spread across Singapore, it’s easy to get your hand on these high quality and affordable Halal cosmetics. But, should you want to have them delivered to the comfort of your own home, simply make a purchase on their online store.
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Looking for a one-stop beauty store shop that houses halal-certified, vegan and organic beauty brands? The Min List is an online marketplace that houses some of the best local and international clean beauty brands available in Singapore. Should you want to test the products in person, visit their flagship store in Bugis which gives you physical access to a long list of exclusive beauty products.
We’ve also got a few favourites on here! Ayn Skin provides quality personal care products that are botanical, cruelty-free, Halal-certified and ethically derived without animal by-products or alcohol substances. Using natural ingredients such as aloe vera, coconut oil, olive oil and shea butter, Ayn Skin products are free from colourants, mineral oils, parabens and sulfates. Their travel-friendly Ayn Skin Jet Pack is a great one to snag! Filled with a range of travel essentials in a stylish cotton pouch containing shampoo, conditioner, body cleanser and body lotion - you’ll be able to be kind to your skin and the environment too, as you jet around the world.
Momohime Skincare is another halal skincare line on The Min List that has us intrigued! Made in Japan and using peach extracts, sakura leaves extracts, hydrolyzed marine collagen, and hyaluronic acid NA, this Halal-certified brand is good for all skin types including sensitive skin. The Momohime Peach White Essence, is an award-winning signature beauty serum, that was developed with liquid crystallization technology to boost permeability of selected moisture-rich ingredients. In addition to the key ingredients, it comes infused with arbutin, vitamin C, and mandarin orange extracts for skin brightening and preventing dullness and spots of skin!
Itsumi Skincare’s Founder, Pornsak Prajakwit had the opportunity to travel the world hosting the hit show – Food Source. Through this show, he was able to get first-hand knowledge of different kinds of plants and flowers and enhanced his faith in the benefits of natural ingredients. And hence, gave birth to this certified Halal skincare brand that is suitable for both men and women. By infusing the Anti-clock flower (Marvel-of-Peru) cells to enhance key nocturnal metabolism mechanisms, Itsumi products are designed to revive your complexion’s radiance. ITSUMI products also serve to lighten your skin tone, detoxify and slow down cell oxidation for a younger look. They are also paraben, silicone, SLS and alcohol-free.
Another one to watch out for, Orkid Cosmetics, is a global trendsetting Halal cosmetic brand for the cool kids and conscious women. Their range of popular Matte Liquid Lipsticks come in 14 shades ranging from nudes, pinks, orange-reds and purples. Besides being Halal-certified by JAKIM Malaysia, Orkid Cosmetics are also a vegan and cruelty-free cosmetic company. With an inherent belief that everyone should be able to afford high quality and safe beauty products without burning a hole in their wallets - Orkid Cosmetics are a must-have for your shelfies!
Surely you’ve heard of the popular dUCk scarves brand? After a super successful venture into scarved beauty, founder Vivy Yusof started dUCk cosmetics and her own line of exquisite lipsticks, eye palettes and more. The cherry on top? All products are 100% halal, cruelty-free and paraben-free!
Our favourites have to be their Halal-certified lipsticks and lip creams - perfect for those who enjoy neutral shades. The lip creams feature a creamy formula that gives a thick matte finish with just the right amount of colour. Enriched with Vitamin E, Jojoba and Olive Oil means they ensure you get smudge-proof coverage, without drying out the lips.
What’s more, dUCK Cosmetics are readily available at your nearest Sephora store.
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The products from this Aussie brand are vegan, cruelty-free and certified Halal and some more! Inika Organic Makeup and Skincare is free from phthalates and parabens, and is non-comedogenic, and hence good for your pores. Best known for their liquid and loose mineral foundations, organic concealers and vegan, Halal lipsticks, this is a good brand to turn to for nature-inspired, softer shades of makeup.
Should you prefer to indulge in Halal Skincare products, get started on their gentle cleansers, antioxidant moisturisers or resveratrol eye creams. Using antioxidants to fuel their skincare, Inika Organic comes with the added promise of being more than just a Halal brand. Natural beauty addicts - we’d keep this one on our radar if we were you!
Google breathable nail paint and chances are you’ll hit Zahara, a cruelty-free, Halal certified makeup brand in Singapore that houses a hugely popular nail polish range. The breathable Oxygen Nail Polish comes in fun colours and allows water and oxygen to pass through the nails. This means that nails stay hydrated and strong, and are guarded against chipping or breakage - and without resulting in nasty, yellow nails.
The non-toxic, Halal beauty formula is 10-free from common chemicals and is made in France. For those with little girls, know that Zahara nail paints are suitable and safe for all ages, so if there’s a mommy-daughter date waiting to happen, we’d suggest grabbing a couple right away!
As India’s first Halal-certified, vegan makeup brand, IBA is an eco-friendly brand that contains natural ingredients with no animal products.
With a wide variety of lipstick shades, hair products, fragrances, sulphate-free cleansers and Micellar Water under its umbrella, IBA is increasingly gaining popularity as an upcoming natural beauty brand - and not only one that’s known to be Halal-certified.
The Halal skincare range by IBA is divided by benefit type, so whether you are looking for moisturizing, anti-ageing, skin lightening, or anti-acne properties, there’s quite a choice on here. Kajal or Kohl wearers will be delighted to see they offer a vegan version that’s dark, easy to apply and does the job pretty well!