I want to buy items of personal hygiene like face-washes, shampoos, body-washes and scrubs but I am not sure if all the ingredients used in making these products are halal. Can I still purchase and use these products?
When purchasing a body product, you should ask the manufacturer if there are any animal-by products. If animal-by ingredient have been used then you should seek an alternative.
If you can not find any product that does not contain animal-by ingredient then you may use it because according to the opinion some Hanafi scholars, external use is allowed.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America