samedi 18 décembre 2010

Make up


A Muslim businesswoman has launched Britain’s first range of halal make-up, free from alcohol and animal products.

Samina Akhter set up Samina Pure Make-up from her home in Birmingham after questioning the ingredients of many High Street make-up products.


Under Islamic law, alcohol and certain meats are forbidden. Pork especially, so Akhter was shocked to learn that some of the products she used contained fatty acids and gelatin from pigs.

“As a Muslim, I was questioning what I was putting on my skin,” Akhter said. “I wanted to know whether it was permissible in Islam.”

samina akhter

Akhter’s lipsticks and eyeliners are made from plant extracts, minerals, essential oils and vitamins.

“Many Muslim women like me have been frustrated by wanting to look good and follow their faith,” Akhter said.

Interest in the range has been shown as far as Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.


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