Vegan Alternatives as the Source of Halal Cosmetic Products: An Overview on Its Potential Benefits


Nabilah Ulfah Mujib
Halalan Thayyiban Research Centre, Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA)


In the following years, the market for vegan cosmetics is predicted to grow at a 6.5% of Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) from 2022 to 2028 and is expected to reach US $20 billion in 2028. The demand for vegan cosmetics is being fuelled by the increased awareness of the health benefits of vegan products, such as reduced risk of skin cancer. Additionally, its market is expanding as more consumers become aware of the fact that vegan products are made from natural ingredients, devoid of chemicals, safe to use, and are cruelty-free. For instance, in US laboratories, about 100 million animals are burnt, injured, poisoned, and mistreated annually for cosmetics testing. Halal cosmetics, in contrast to vegan beauty, generally may contain animal products or substances derived from animals whilst the methods used are consistent with Islamic Shari’ah law. However, there is a strong possibility that animal-based cosmetics will not be halal and would irritate skin due to mineral oils, artificial agents, fragrances, and other compounds. In addition to saving animals, and protecting the environment, utilizing vegan cosmetics may be a wonderful method to lessen harsh and toxic chemicals present in most skincare products. As a result, there are more factors to consider while examining vegan cosmetics and their potential halal accreditation. This study aims to highlight the benefits of using vegan alternatives and identify the possibilities of utilizing it as a source for halal cosmetics.

August 22, 2023