Let's Talk Jamiil: Halal Personal Care Products launched by DOST-ITDI

Finally, DOST-ITDI has virtually launched its very first Halal cosmetic products last Dec. 14, 2021. The launch, “Let’s Talk Jamiil: Halal Personal Care (Exploring the Muslim World of Beauty,” was attended by DOST Secretary Fortunato Boy Dela Pena, Undersecretary for R&D Dr. Rowena Guevarra, DOST-ITDI Director Annabelle Briones, DOST Halal Program Leader Dr. Anthony Sales, Deputy Director for Research and Development, Dr. Christine Marie C. Montessa; Deputy Director for Administrative and Technical Services, Dr. Zorayda V. Ang.

Guest speakers were
Dr. Dave D. Centeno, Market Study Specialist, and Ms. Monica Ronda, Halal personal care technology adapter who shared her experience to encourage other prospective adapters. Ms. Nelia Florendo, ITDI-TSD Chief shared the Halal Personal Care journey, from the Lab to the shop floor.

Presented on the launch were the first five products namely, moisturizing lipstick, lip balm, herbal whitening toothpaste, moisturizing and lightening soap, and shampoo with hair-growing properties.  

These are formulated in accordance with the Malaysian Standard 2634:2019 Halal Cosmetics General Requirement and follow the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to ensure quality and safe product development process.

Since the products conformed with Halal standards, this only means that these products that we will use for our face and body were not produced using animal-based ingredients and cleaned genetically modified organism of the gene host and alcohol. These products are guaranteed safe to use and ethically produced using natural and organic materials.

Halal cosmetics and toiletries have a huge potential demand in the country. Both Muslim and non-Muslim segments pose potential in different respects: clean and permissible for the former; natural, organic and ethical for the latter.




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