However, vegan products are not necessarily halal. According to Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah have mercy on him). The Quran says, And your Lord inspired to the bee, “Take for yourself among the mountains, houses, and among the trees and [in] that which they construct. We get lanolin from sheep’s wool, and it is also known as wool grease or wool wax. I have this feeling that ethanol and isopropyl are on the verge of being one of the next big dangerous baddies that should be avoided at all costs… Sucks to be a perfumer when that happens! A group of jurists from the Hanbali and Syafi`i schools of thought believe that the concept of Istihalah are only applicable when the change in the nature of a substance is confirmed from the Quran or the Sunnah. We understand that finding halal skincare and makeup products can be difficult with limited halal skincare brands in the market. Only a halal certification agency can do that. Improper slaughter techniques for animals. Extremists; however, will condemn the product no matter how infinitesimal the amount of “bad” alcohol or to what purpose it is being incorporated but then that’s their fear and they are entitled to it. Most importantly, it is also alcohol-free! These include eggs and dairy. Scholars use this term to refer to the transformation of haram or impure substance into a new form that is pure and halal. The details on honey and halal animals clear the confusion around vegan vs. halal. No Istihalah occurs in the event of lack of textual evidence. In chapter 16, verse number 66 of the Holy Quran, Allah Almighty says, And indeed, in the cattle, there is a lesson for you. A broad opinion on this subject is the same – the hair of halal animals is pure even if no proper slaughter took place. Or is it extracted with pure ethyl alcohol? Makes sense to me Rebecca but they might also have to know the source of the fatty alcohols since they can be animal derived. In our most recent discussion, Perry reviewed evidence that ethanol is NOT irritating to skin. Contrary to the MNFC, the jurists of the Middle East have less stringent fatwas and they follow the second standpoint in the case of Istihalah. Fatty alcohols such as Cetyl and Cetearyl alcohol are also used to keep the moisturiser homogeneous. So you actually have sensitive skin? Ethanol is prevalent in skincare and makeup products. When it comes to makeup and skincare products, they also need to be careful as cosmetics containing ingredients derived from impure animals and alcohol are considered haram. This verse clearly describes how a food that the cattle ate converts into both halal and haram products. Also what does it mean when a product range is certified halal? It frequently happens that a so-called “bad” alcohol is being used in the processing of a “good” substance. Hence, one is not allowed to use cosmetics that contain impure substances, such as pork-based gelatin, porcine, and glycerin, as per this standpoint of scholars. Fatty alcohols (Cetyl and Cetearyl alcohol) are derived from natural sources which makes them suitable ingredients for halal skincare and makeup products. It is permissible to use collagen products as long as the source is a halal animal. Ethyl alcohol is used as a solvent in fragrance products (like perfumes) but I believe other solvents are used in the “fragrance” ingredient used in makeup.