Alcohol in Cosmetics


Country: India

Assalamu alaikum wa rehmatullahi wa barakatuhu.
In the ingredients of loreal Paris white perfect toner it is mentioned alcohol. Is it permissible to use it or not?

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In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-ramatullāhi wa-barakātuh

In principle, if a product contains alcohol which has been derived from dates and grapes then it is not permissible to use. The alcohol used in cosmetics is often synthetic and not khamr, hence, it would be suitable to use. If you are uncertain regarding the source of the alcohol, then it is better to exercise caution and purchase alcohol free products. [1]

And Allāh Ta‘ālā Knows Best

(Mufti) Bilal al-Mahmudi

3 Dhū l-Qa‘dah 1439 / 15 August 2018

Concurred by,
Mufti Faisal al-Mahmudi


(أحسن الفتاوى (٢/٩٥) سعيد)

(فتاوى دار العلوم زكريا (٦/٥٨٩) زمزم)