Is it allowed to use face creams and lotions containing steric acid?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by


is it halal to use face creams and lotions(eg. fair n lovely, dove)containing steric acid..JazakAllah.




In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh


Steric Acid has harmful side effects.[1] If it is used for medical purposes and it is prescribed by one’s doctor, it will be permissible to use such creams and lotions.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Ismail Desai,

Darul Iftaa


Checked and Approved,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.