Monday, October 25, 2010

Herbal remedy is part of natural skin care. Herbs are very good for sensitive skin. This is because they are free from harsh chemicals that can cause skin care problem.

Herbs contain natural ingredients that can be good for the skin. The following are some tips for you to try:-

1. Try to make face mask out of vegetable like cucumber;
2. Use jojoba oil to cleanse your face;
3. Use almond oil to cleanse your face;
4. Mix grape fruit with oatmeal to make facial exfoliate;

It is advisable to check every product including natural skin care product on a small portion of your body before use it in full.

This article is written by Chai Yong of

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Halal Cosmetic

From time immemorial, human being has used cosmetic to improve attractiveness, to beautify, to cleanse skin, body and face. It is an important item in our life especially for women.
Cosmetic is defined as an article to be applied to human body for cleansing, beautifying, improving attractiveness, changing appearance without affecting the body’s structure and function. It can be skin care products, manicure products, fragrance, hair color, shampoo, deodorant, lotion etc.
Halal cosmetic is a special cosmetic. Halal means “permissible” or “allowed” in Arabic. For cosmetic to be halal, it must be (i) alcohol free (ii) animal cruelty free and (iii) free from pork, pork residue and pork fat.
The concept of halal cosmetic is very new to the Muslim world. There is an emerging market for halal cosmetic. The global cosmetic market is valued worth at USD334 billion with the global halal cosmetic market USD13 billion.
As halal cosmetic market is still in its infantry, there is a great potential of growth in this area
Based on survey, the halal cosmetic and toiletries industry had a 9% share in global halal product market in 2005.
There is a ready market for halal cosmetic. Survey showed that 58% of Muslims in Singapore and 38% of Indonesian were aware of halal cosmetic and would buy if the products are available.
Muslim purchasers must be alert when choosing cosmetic because some popular cosmetic may contain pork residue in them.
In Malaysia, the Islamic Development Department (JAKIM) is the official body which regulates the halal certification. JAKIM’s halal certification has won international reputation among the Muslims. In fact, JAKIM imposes very stringent procedure in its inspection and certification.
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Friday, October 8, 2010

Placenta in Cosmetic

Nowadays, it is commonplace to use placenta in cosmetic.

Placenta is the inside layer of the womb which helps the foetus to get food. It is an excellent ingredient for cosmetic.

Placenta helps to stimulate cell growth and renewal. Subsequently, it slows down human aging process.

In the past, extracts from sheep, pig, cow are used in placenta cosmetic. Researches show that the use of human and pig placenta extracts are more compatible when use for skin care products.

Although extract from animals like pig are biologically similar to human skin, issues have been raised as to the use of these sources in cosmetics, especially in Muslim consumers.

There is another issue namely animal placenta may carry contagious diseases like bird flu, mad cow disease etc. This is the key factor customer shun away from using cosmetics with animal placenta.

The use of plant placenta has been proven to be as effective as animal placenta.However, the use of sheep placenta, known as ovine placenta is accepted in Muslim community.

Living Proof Halal Cosmetic uses phyto placenta (plant placenta) formula which is also halal for the Muslim Consumers.

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