What does it mean for something to be halal?
What are halal cosmetics?
While we all love a good vegan, cruelty-free, organic beauty product, it’s important to note that these labels don’t always mean the product is halal! Vegan cosmetics may not use haram (the opposite of halal) animal by-products, but they may contain alcohol or other haram ingredients.
If you’re in need of halal cosmetics, the best way to ensure their integrity is to purchase from a halal-certified company or to do some research on the ingredients yourself.
Can nail polish be halal?
The second concern has to do with the practice of Wudu or ablution — the act of cleansing the body before prayer — that must be done before each of the five daily prayers required for practising Muslims. During Wudu, water must cover certain parts of the body, including the hands and feet. The problem? Traditional nail polish isn’t usually water-permeable, which means that in order to complete the ablution process correctly, the nail polish must be removed before each prayer. Talk about time-consuming!
Halal nail polish is possible — if it’s made correctly
Luckily for nail polish lovers everywhere, there is! Some companies, including Sienna, have recognised the need for a nail polish that looks great but still allows the wearer to adhere to their religious standards.
Truly halal nail polish not only uses natural, healthy and permissible ingredients, but it also utilises a unique, breathable formula that allows water to fully permeate the polish and reach the nail bed. This makes it possible to perform Wudu properly, even while wearing your polish.
Where to find the best halal nail polish
We’re proud to hold a current Halal Certificate from the Halal Certification Services (HCS), which means that our nail polishes completely meet every requirement for halal standards. Our line of nail polishes is made using the proper processes and ingredients and formulated to be water-permeable and Wudu-friendly.
Browse our range of products today to find organic, halal, cruelty-free, ethical and sustainable nail polish that’s beautiful on you and better for the planet.