Thursday, 22 July 2010

Halal make-up

Halal make-up is making news headlines today as it has become available in the UK. The main discussions in the news seem to be focused around whether there is a gap in the market for halal make-up for Muslim women or whether businesses are ‘cashing in’ on halal products. But this leads me to wonder, religion aside, whether this represents a wider opinion view for all women?

Most of us are conscious about the products we are putting on our skin particularly with regards to chemicals, alcohol and the testing process which the products undergo. I often receive emails from customers on these matters, so perhaps halal make-up could be seen as extension to the animal friendly/anti-animal testing culture and not purely for religious reason as more of us are not only concerned about how the products are tested but whether the products actually contain ingredients derived from dead animals.

I think it will be interesting to see how the market leaders in the cosmetics industry react to these products. What do you think?