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Halal Certification LogoDemand for halal-certified products is growing to provide cosmetics to satisfy the demand by the Muslim community.  Product is in great demand in Maghreb, the Middle East and Asia.  The market for halal-certified products is expected to grow 13.7% each year up to 2019.

The driving force behind this demand is Indonesia that has over 200 million Muslims.  Indonesia passed a law in 2014 requiring all products be labelled halal or haram to begin in 2019 going forward.  Halal-certified cosmetics are also being requested by consumers in the U.S.

What does halal certification mean for the cosmetic industry?  In order for a product to achieve HAS 23000 certification, companies have to follow strict guidelines for raw materials, purchasing, manufacturing, filling, warehousing and transportation so the products can be traced back through the entire manufacturing process in accordance with Islamic Law.

Products will include sugar-based surfactants, pearlizers, emollients and protein derivatives.  Ingredients in Europe already have to be approved by Halal Control, Russelsheim or the Halal Food Council of Europe and Brussels.  Several European companies have had to undergo as many as four audits to achieve halal certification status.

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McDougall, A. (2016) Cosmetic Design, “BASF announces 145 halal-certified ingredients as market demand grows”, Retrieved March 8, 2016, from: http://www.cosmeticsdesign.com/Market-Trends/BASF-announces-145-halal-certified-ingredients-as-market-demand-grows/?utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=08-Mar-2016&c=9sHOSUTBWShKRKnLm2yXJYLDv4%2FxFN%2FJ&p2=