Are Your Cosmetics is HALAL?

Beauty is divine”. Millions of people use various types yang brand of cosmetics that are available in markets. They use them on their daily basis in order to face the world confidently. Some cosmetic are consumed by eating and some of them are applying directly to our skin. Since Muslim is the biggest population among Malaysians, most of them are concern either the products are Halal or Haram.

Halal is an Arabic term referring to permissible according to the Islamic Law. Halal product is fit to consume by Muslim people. It can be for food, cosmetics, healthcare and personal care products. Thus, study about the critical ingredients that might be extracted from the haram source, such as pig and its derivatives has developed special attention among researchers.
Generally, cosmetic ingredients are the mixture of oils, chemicals, fragrance, vitamins, proteins, organic plants, herbs which are believed to be more effective. Nevertheless, are all the cosmetic ingredients 100% synthetically produced? In this topic, we will discuss more detail on the ingredients which are probably derived from pig, such as Glycerine, Hyaluronic Acid, Lactic Acid, Stearic Acid and Allantoin.

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Halvec Laboratories Appointed as JAKIM Halal Panel Lab Series II

Putrajaya (13 October 2017) – In line with Jabatan Agama Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM)’s efforts under the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) framework to meet the rapid growth of halal industry in Malaysia with faster Halal certification process, Halvec Laboratories Sdn Bhd (Halvec Laboratories) was honoured to be appointed as Halal Panel Lab. The appointment was officially commemorated in the Signing of MOA between JAKIM and Halvec Laboratories held at Putrajaya on 13 October 2017.

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Training on ISO 17043 & Guide 34

Halvec Laboratories Sdn Bhd (Halvec) had organized an in-house ISO 17043 & Guide 34 training that was participated by staff from several business units of Revongen Corporation from 16-19 May 2017. The ISO 17043 is a standard specifies conformity assessment in general requirement for proficiency testing while Guide 34 is a standard specifies general requirement for the competence of reference material producer.

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Is Non-Alcoholic Beer Halal?

Low-alcohol beer is beer with low alcohol content or no alcohol, which aims to reproduce the taste of beer without the inebriating effects of standard alcoholic brews1. In 2011, flavored beer from the Middle East had been found and advertised as non-alcoholic. There is no halal beer in Islamic law. Any beverage that contains alcohol is considered not halal2.

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