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Vegan make up products

Fatwaa ID: 1947

Asalamualaikum wrwb respected mufti someone has enquired the following:

If a makeup or skincare product is vegan however the place it’s made in may have animal origin products, will it make the makeup or skincare product haram? Today I contacted Charlotte tilbury (a makeup brand) And this is what they said, “We have a number of vegan products in our range, which can be found on our website on the vegan-friendly page here. Please note that although our vegan products will be formulated free from products of animal origin, we cannot guarantee the premises where they are manufactured are 100% free of products of animal origin.”

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

We take note of the details of your query and we commend you for your consciousness in this regard. Cross contamination is a genuine issue. If there is a doubt in regards to something, then it is best to avoid it. We cannot issue a specific ruling as we do not have sufficient details regarding the ratio or details of the cross contamination. Nonetheless, we advise against it.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

05/10/1445 AH – 11/24/2023 CE | AML1-8576

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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