Ingredients in make-up powders

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Q: I want to ask a question about cosmetic ingredients mica and stearate acid which is used in face powders and blusher is it halal to use it? I read that mica is a kind of silicate or silicone which sticks to your hair and will not come out. It is not recommended because you cannot do wudhu. 


A: If these ingredients have no najis substance, does not prevent the water from going through and are not harmful then it is permissible.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


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Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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