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Halal Cosmetics: A Review on Ingredients, Production, and Testing Methods

Laboratory of Pharmaceutics and Cosmeceutics, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Josai University, Saitama 350-0295, Japan
International Center for Halal Studies, Management and Science University, Selangor 40100, Malaysia
Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Science, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta, Banten 15419, Indonesia
School of Pharmacy, Walailak University, Nakhon Si Thammarat 80161, Thailand
Department of Pharmacy, University of San Carlos, Cebu 6000, The Philippines
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Cosmetics 2019, 6(3), 37;
Received: 6 June 2019 / Revised: 26 June 2019 / Accepted: 28 June 2019 / Published: 1 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cosmetics: Feature Papers)
The demand for halal cosmetic products among the 2.4 billion Muslim consumers worldwide is increasing. However, the demand for halal cosmetics remains unmet because cosmetics production is dominated by non-halal cosmetic manufacturers, whose production methods may not conform with the requirements of halal science. The development of halal cosmetics and the assessment of their product performance is still in its infancy. The integration of halal science in the manufacture of most cosmetic products remains inadequate. Moreover, there is a global dearth of guiding documents on the development and assessment techniques in the production of comprehensively halal cosmetics. This paper aims to abridge existing literature and knowledge of halal and cosmetic science in order to provide essential technical guidance in the manufacture of halal cosmetics. In addition, the adoption of these methods addresses the unique ethical issues associated with conformance of cosmetics’ product performance to religious practices and halal science. It highlights the applicability of established methods in skin science in the assessment of halal cosmetics. View Full-Text
Keywords: cosmetic ingredients; cosmetic manufacture; halal cosmetics; formulation; in vitro testing cosmetic ingredients; cosmetic manufacture; halal cosmetics; formulation; in vitro testing
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Sugibayashi, K.; Yusuf, E.; Todo, H.; Dahlizar, S.; Sakdiset, P.; Arce, F.J.; See, G.L. Halal Cosmetics: A Review on Ingredients, Production, and Testing Methods. Cosmetics 2019, 6, 37.

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