FAQs

What does Halal mean?
Halal is an Arabic word for ‘that which is lawful or permitted’. The word Halal may bring the thought of food to mind, but it is actually a universal tenet that applies to all aspect of life and not just food. If a product is Halal certified, it doesn’t contain alcohol, animal ingredients and harsh chemicals and is not tested on animals, so it gives people the reassurance that it is pure and natural. Halal is 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.
Why should I use Halal cosmetics?
Halal cosmetics are ethical beauty products rooted in the science of ‘Halal’ and free of impurities such as pig fat, gelatin, keratin and other animal derived ingredients, alcohol and harsh chemicals such as sulfates and parabens commonly found in many popular brands’ products. Halal cosmetics are not merely natural but also pure and hygienically manufactured, vegan and animal cruelty free. Such products are bound to be better for us as well as for our environment.
Are all Iba products Halal and how can I be sure they are safe to be used?
Iba Halal Care – India’s first Halal Cosmetics brand consists of a high-quality and wide range of products. Formulated with natural ingredients and free of alcohol, animal derived ingredients and harsh chemicals, it is Halal Certified by ‘Halal India’ – India’s premier halal certification body. Putting the Halal aspect first, Iba always ensures that its products benefits users and are safe and pure to be used by the entire family.
Are Iba products vegetarian?
All Iba products are 100% vegetarian and vegan, which means they are free of any animal derived fats and other ingredients. Instead, Iba products contain plant and mineral based ingredients. Being vegan, Iba products also do not contain ingredients such as beeswax, honey, and milk. They are safe for consumptions by vegetarians as well as vegans alike.
Where can I obtain Iba Halal Care products?
Iba Halal Care products are currently available in Ahmedabad, Gujarat at our two exclusive stores located in Mithakhali and Juhapura. Iba products will soon be available for online purchase and through exclusive stores slated to open in other cities in Gujarat and other parts of India.
How long will it take before I see an improvement in my skin?
Skin tends to regenerate naturally in 4-6 weeks and that is about the time it takes to notice improvements in your skin texture and tone. For best results, use Iba products regularly and avoid using any other synthetic/harsh products at the same time.
What are the benefits of alcohol-free fragrances?
Alcohol-free fragrances such as Iba Pure Attars, Iba Pure Perfumes and Iba Attar Sprays are much more pleasing to the nose and they are also longer lasting than perfumes with alcohol. In addition, alcohol can be drying and irritating to the skin, causing some people with sensitive skin to have bad reactions. Choose an alcohol-free fragrance product of your choice from the Iba Halal Care range to enjoy longer lasting, safe fragrance throughout the day.
What are sulfates and parabens? Why do Iba products claim to be free of these chemicals?
Sulfates such as SLS and SLES are widely used surfactants, i.e. foaming agents used in face wash, shampoo, conditioner, etc. They are harsh in nature, so while they help to remove dirt and oil from the skin and hair, they also dry out and dehydrate the skin and scalp by stripping off moisture and natural oils. Sulfates damage the hair follicles leading to hair loss, cause henna or colored hair to fade faster with every wash and can cause skin irritation to those with sensitive skin.

Parabens such as methylparaben, propylparaben, and butylparaben are among the most commonly used preservatives in cosmetic products. Parabens as preservatives should be avoided because they may be harmful to our health. In many scientific studies, parabens have been deemed as xenoestrogens - agents that mimic estrogen in the body. “Estrogen disruption” has been linked to breast cancer and reproductive issues. There are concerns that if parabens can be stored in the body, over time they could have a cumulative effect and pose a health risk.

All Iba Halal Care products are free of sulfates and parabens. Instead, Iba uses safe, naturally derived ingredients that are equally effective.