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The mainstream cosmetics industry in Malaysia and the emergence, growth, and prospects of halal cosmetics

Swidi, Abdullah and Cheng, Wie and Hassan, Mohamad Ghozali and Al-Hosam, Asma and Mohd Kassim, Abdul Wahid (2010) The mainstream cosmetics industry in Malaysia and the emergence, growth, and prospects of halal cosmetics. In: The Third International Conference on International Studies (ICIS 2010), 1st-2nd December 2010, Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur. College of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia. , Sintok, pp. 1-20. ISBN 9789832078456

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Muslims all over the world are almost totally dependent on cosmetics products made by non-Muslims. Moreover, Muslims seem to have taken the back seat when it comes to the cosmetics industry which is dominated, and to a certain degree monopolized, by non-Muslims. Thus, the issue of Halal ingredients in cosmetics products poses serious challenges. On the other hand, the growing consumer awareness and hence demand for Halal products, not just Halal food and drink, has provoked existing and new players in the cosmetics industry to make Halal products. However, in the global cosmetics industry there is a new trend that is the wave of Halal cosmetics and personal care products. The increasing number of Muslims around the world and the raise of awareness among their recent generations are two crucial reasons behind the new trend in the change of behaviors among Muslim consumers. The faith-based new wave in the global cosmetics market may be reflected in the recent change in the global scenario. Since the Muslim consumers constitute nearly 20% of the population of the world, they started pushing the mainstream cosmetics industry to listen to their voice and satisfy their needs in offering Shariah-compliant products.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Jointly Organised by Ministry of Higher Education, UUM College of Law, Government & International Studies (UUM COLGIS) and Association of International Studies Malaysia (AIS)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: PM Dr. Mohamad Ghozali Hassan
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2011 06:49
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2016 03:02

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