Polyhydroxystearic Acid

04 Jul 2024 Ref-No#: 6730

This is urgent question please reply me soon i want to ask that i have bought one makeup products and one ingredient in it (polyhydroxystearic acid) is permissible for muslim to use and also in that makeup products concealer there is written that it is cruelty free so please confirm me as soon as possible!
JazakAllah

Answer

Wa ‘alaykum as-salām wa raḥmatullāhi wa barakātuhu,

Polyhydroxystearic Acid (PHSA) is generally considered permissible (Ḥalāl) since it is typically derived from castor oil, a plant-based source.

Based on the limited information available, there seems to be no reason why the makeup product would not be permissible for you to use.

However, for complete peace of mind, it is always a good practice to check the entire list of ingredients to ensure there are no other animal-derived components or impermissible (Ḥarām) ingredients.

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