Why Halal

What is HALAL?

Halal is an Arabic word that means ‘lawful or permitted’.

What does Halal mean in Cosmetics?

Halal Certification in cosmetics is a stringent process that guarantees products are free from harsh alcohols (Alcohol, Alcohol Denat. & Ethanol) and Genetically Modified (GM) ingredients. It simply means products that have been manufactured, produced and composed of ingredients that do not contain alcohol, pigs and their derivatives, blood and carrion, fluids or objects discharged from humans' or animals' bodies, such as urine, excrement, blood, vomit and pus.

We believe these ingredients are unnecessary in beauty products, and this certification provides reassurance not only for those wanting Halal products but also for those looking for products that are free from alcohol for other reasons. As we are a compassionate company and we value the lives and welfare of animals we have chosen to work with a Halal Certification company who only certify Beauty, Personal Care & Pharmaceutical Products.

Cosmetics that are not Halal

To attain cost benefits and to increase the production some of the biggest names in beauty industry are still guilty of using animal derived ingredients including fats and oils in their products. Lipsticks and anti-aging creams are particular culprits. Unless a company makes it clear that they do not use animal derived ingredients it’s likely that some of their ingredients will be.


We, at PHB, never use animal extracts and use natural, plant-derived alternatives for these ingredients.

PHB uses only the purest ingredients

At PHB Ethical Beauty we understand that what goes on to skin goes into skin. This is why all PHB products are handmade using 100% naturally derived and organic ingredients that are proven to be safe and effective. As a living organ your skin responds to authentic and natural ingredients in the same way the rest of your body does. If you feed your body junk food it will look and feel unhappy; your skin is no different. In an ever changing world there are many new developments in the cosmetics industry. We keep our eyes, ears and minds open in order to constantly improve our product range. This stance is an on going commitment to all our customers.

  • No Alcohol
  • No Animal Ingredients
  • No Animal Testing
  • No Parabens
  • No SLS / SLeS / ALS
  • No Palm Oil
  • No Synthetic Fragrance / Parfum
  • No Colourants /Dyes
  • No PEG / Petrochemicals
  • No Formaldehyde
  • No DEA / TEA / Phthalates
  • No Urea

Our ingredients are always ethically harvested and responsibly sourced and we support fair trade co-operatives and regeneration projects which provide assistance and stability for farmers / growers & their local communities. We research endlessly the finest and most beneficial natural ingredients to blend with our organic produce and creating effective and ethical beauty products is our passion.

Halal Cosmetics are for everyone:
It doesn’t matter whether you are a Muslim or not – Halal is the ultimate stamp of purity and safety guaranteeing superior quality products.