Ensure Your Cosmetics are Halal Certified
In today’s era, many cosmetic companies claim that their products are safe to use, making promises to whiten, fade spots, and eliminate wrinkles. However, will consumers immediately believe these claims if the products are not proven with certification? Not necessarily! In Indonesia, this matter is actually regulated. Products entering, circulating, and traded in Indonesia must be halal certified, meaning every product we encounter, especially daily-use cosmetics, should have halal certification. People have also become more critical of the ingredients they use on their bodies, aiming to provide a sense of safety and comfort for consumers from all walks of life. So, what exactly constitutes halal cosmetics, and how can these products be certified?
Cosmetics are substances used by most people for beautification and self-care, materials that are applied to the body daily. Naturally, these substances must be guaranteed safe to prevent side effects such as itching, rashes, or allergies. To avoid undesired consequences, it is essential to re-examine the composition of a cosmetic product to ensure its safety. Typically, the ingredients used in cosmetics fall into four categories: plant-based, microbial, animal-based, or human-derived. Of these, only ingredients conforming to Islamic sharia (as evidenced by their halal certification) are allowed to circulate in Indonesia.
For example, animal-derived ingredients frequently found in cosmetic products, such as collagen and placenta, must adhere to Islamic sharia regulations to qualify for halal certification. Only halal animals in healthy conditions, according to Islamic sharia, are permitted.
The Importance of Cosmetic Ingredients
The ingredients used in a cosmetic product are not only a requirement; they are crucial because they will be applied to the body. The halal status of cosmetics is crucial when a Muslim wants to perform prayers and needs to perform ablution first. Not all cosmetics can be washed off by water, so if the cosmetics used are not halal according to Islamic sharia, the remaining cosmetics on the body are considered impure, rendering ablution invalid.
As a company that is conscious and aims to provide comfort to consumers, it is advisable to register your products for halal testing and certification. If you are unsure about choosing a competent Halal Certification Body, now you no longer need to hesitate! Just trust SUCOFINDO.
We provide a one-stop service for Halal testing. SUCOFINDO’s laboratory holds international and national licenses, accreditations, and recognitions. As a Halal Certification Body, we can assist in Halal testing by ensuring the integrity, safety, health, and halal status of food and providing Halal certification support.
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