|Please this in pending while we resear other issues which have to our attention since about the permeabilty of some dyes.
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
“THANK YOU FOR YOU E/MAIL REGARDING THE L’OREAL HYDRATING GEL CREAM – WE HAVE WE HAVE CONSULTED WITH OUR SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR AND THE INFORMATION WE ARE ABLE TO SUPPLE IS AS FOLLOWS ;-
L’OREAL DOES NOT USE ANY ANIMAL DERIVED PRODUCTS AS ADDED INGREDIENTS. ANY PRODUCTS CONTAINING ALCOHOL LABELLED AS ALCOHOL OR ALCOHOL DENANT WILL BE LABELLED ON INGREDIENTS LISTING ON PACKAGING.
You may be aware that under EU legislation, all products manufactured since 1 January 1997 require full ingredient labelling. All of our products have this information listed on the packaging, which should assist you in future purchases of our products.
Thank you for taking the time to contact us L’OREAL CONSUMER ADVISORY”
According to the information provided, we deem the products of L’oreal as permissible for Muslims subject to conditions. Be aware also that L’oreal can change their ingredients anytime though this is unlikely. Keep an eye on the ingredients. We will ask L’oreal to inform us of any changes to these statements.
Conditions of use:
L’OREAL is a huge company making many cosmetic products. We are not aware of the nature of all products so we say that permissibility is dependent upon the nature of the product and by the use of persons in a Halaal environment. For example, In principle the use of gold is permissible however males are prohibited to wear gold but women are permitted to wear gold. The permissibility of use is conditional as in the case of cosmetics.
The use of lipsticks and other beautifiers are permissible conditionally that it is not used in an unislamic way. To beautify oneself for one’s spouse is exceedingly praiseworthy but certainly not to allure the opposite sex which is totally contrary to Islamic principles and warrants Divine Wrath. In principle, it is permissible but women especially should not expose their beauty to Ghayr Mahaarim (not prohibited in marriages) males. The same principle also applies to males i.e. they must not use any beautifier (whatever) that may be to allure the opposite sex despite the product being Halaal in itself.
Whilst we are sure that most Muslims would adhere to the Islamic Regulations of modesty, we felt it necessary elaborate as we do not wish the permissibility to be misconstrued and misused for unislamic practices. If you are unsure whether a specific product is Halaal to use then please consult with us
Wa Alaykumussalaam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh
(Mufti) Abdullah Patel
Halal Food Guide