L’Oréal Paris – The Facts – Halal or Haram?

L’Oréal Paris – The Facts

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The following is an E-mail from L’Oréal to our Halal or Haram Team


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Thank you for your email.

I would like to assist you with your enquiry.

Some of our products may contain derivatives of sheep’s wool (LANOLIN – though no animal is sacrificed to obtain this) and some of our products also contain beeswax, honey or silk amino acids, fish products (collagen and oil) and fowl products (eggs and feather keratin). These can all be identified in the ingredients lists on each product. Some of our lipsticks however may contain carmine, which gives it it’s red colour from carminic acid which is derived from insects.

L’Oréal Group actively monitors all issues that could lead to questions concerning the safety of its products and the ingredients used in their manufacture. The ingredients are always strictly selected in observance of the legislations in effect, and are safe for consumers based on the most recent scientific knowledge. It really depends on the consumer as to what they regard as going against their vegan/vegetarian lifestyle. For example, does this consumer wear leather shoes, belts or use leather handbags, as these are products of animal origin? Similarly, in a lot of instances when you are eating foods containing spices, these also contain dried insects.

As for foundations, if it is a moisturising foundation, it may contain lanolin (derivative of sheep’s wool) which can be used for its moisturising properties. So you may wish to use a foundation with no moisturising properties. You can check the ingredients labelling to see whether it contains lanolin.

With all of these technical facts, I trust you can make an informed decision.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to call me using our telephone number 0800 0304 033

Kind regards,

Benedict Hopper
Wednesday 27 February 2013

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