Amara Halal Cosmetics has launched a 100% halal certified makeup line in the United Arab Emirates. The company is educating and encouraging all Muslim women to be aware of some ingredients that non-halal cosmetics contain. Currently, the size of the halal personal care market in the Middle East is estimated to be worth US$500 million.
Why it matters
Will this line of cosmetics convert Muslim women to start favouring halal beauty products? Will it force many international makeup brands to consider launching halal products in order to cater to their Islamic audience?
‘Dacha’ are country homes located in the exburbs of Russian cities where urbanites retreat during the summer months. Gardening is a big part of the tradition with Dach-ites often growing flowers and vegetables during their retreat. In celebration of the beginning of this year’s Dacha season, cosmetics brand Optograd have launched a hand cream specifically designed to nourish hands that will be hard at work in the garden.
The Ostrich pillow is a revolutionary product designed by Kawamura-Ganjavian to help people to take a nap anywhere they are. The idea was to create the perfect place to rest; its soothing soft interior shelters and isolates your head and hands (mind and body) for a short break, without needing to leave your seat. Several research experiments have discovered that even a short 20 minute nap during the day increases productivity at work by more than 30%. However, the Ostrich pillow doesn’t limit its use to the office, they have tested it in airports, trains and also libraries.