Ramadan is here, and this means a month of fasting, prayers and reflection for fellow Muslim friends...
Before performing prayers, Muslims must go through the ritual of ablution or wudhu (the process of washing before prayers). For women, it could be challenging finding halal-certified beauty products to suit their skin....
However, this is no longer a problem as Mamonde, one of my favorite Korean beauty brands has taken into account its different customers’ needs and has gone the extra mile to come up with products that use ingredients without any alcohol or animal substances....
Mamonde's Ceramide and Rose Water ranges are certified halal and wudhu-friendly, and can be freely used without having to be removed before prayers....
They also contain moisturising properties that are ideal for the skin especially during the fasting month when water consumption is restricted....
Moisture Ceramide Range
For the Ceramide range, Mamonde focuses on the Hibiscus Flower as its research has uncovered the flower’s moisturising properties that can offer hydration benefits to the skin. The popular Ceramide range is formulated with moisturising Hibiscus extract along with ceramide, its key ingredient.
The ideal combination of the Hibiscus extract and Ceramide helps to strengthen the skin’s outer barrier by keeping moisture close to the skin. This range is especially suitable for dry and dehydrated skin. Upon application, skin instantly feels fresh and moisturised without having any sticky residue.
The products under the Ceramide range that have been given halal certification are Ceramide Skin Softener, Ceramide Emulsion, Ceramide Light Cream and The Ceramide Intense Cream.
Ceramide Skin Softener (200 ml, RM70)
This intensive moisturising toner helps protect the skin’s moisture barrier that has been damaged by external environment factors and provides a boost of hydration to the skin without leaving any sticky residue. It also contains the moisturising agent Betaine extracted from beet to further moisturise the skin. Suitable for those experiencing flaky/sensitive/rough skin.
Ceramide Emulsion (150 ml, RM80)
Helps in strengthening the skin’s moisture barrier and provides moisture to the skin. Its lightweight creamy texture is absorbed quickly into the skin.
Ceramide Light Cream (50 ml, RM131)
This has double the moisturising ingredient made up of mainly hibiscus extract to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier, leaving the skin feeling moisturised and looking healthy. A lighter alternative for those with combination skin.
Ceramide Intense Cream (50 ml, RM131)
Works like the Light Cream to provide a boost of moisture to the skin. Ceramide is quickly absorbed and the double content of moisturising ingredients extracted from the Hibiscus helps to strengthen the skin’s barrier to create a moist and healthy-looking skin. Suitable for those with flaky, sensitive and rough skin.
Rose Water Range
Mamonde’s Rose Water Range uses 100% Organic Damask Rose as its main ingredient for its Rose Water range. Picked by trained experts when the morning dew is at its peak, the Damask Rose is highly-prized for its top quality. Rose extracts from the Mamonde Rose Water Range is grown in the Rose Valley in Turia village, Bulgaria...
One of the reason I love this range is because it is soothing and moisturising on my skin and I also just love the lovely scent...
Products in the Rose Water range included in the halal list are the Rose Water Toner, Rose Water Gel Cream and the Rose Water Soothing Gel.
Rose Water Toner (250 ml, RM85)
Infused with 90.97% rose water, Mamonde Rose Water Toner helps provide excellent soothing and moisturizing care for the skin. When applied, it absorbs into the skin and immediately softens rough, flaky skin to reveal a clear and vibrant complexion.
Rose Water Toner Pad (40 sheets, RM70)
This is a rosy pad soaked in Rose Water Toner that can be used as a toner or a sheet mask. Functions are similar of the Rose Water Toner, it provides excellent soothing and moisturizing care for the skin. The Rose Water Toner Pad is ultra-lightweight and mesh. Upon application, the rose pad fits closely to the skin to remove dead skin cells and aid in delivering the rose water deeper into the skin.
Rose Water Gel Cream (80 ml, RM99)
A refreshing moisturizing cream effective for soothing and intensive skin moisturizing care. The Rose Water Gel Cream is light-weight and has a non-sticky texture. When applied, it forms a moisture barrier on the skin and keeps the skin hydrated for an extended time.
To achieve optimum result, use the Rose Water Toner/Rose Water Toner Pad followed by the Rose Water Gel Cream for a double-layered moisturising effect that will result in a smooth and dewy skin inside out.
Rose Water Soothing Gel (300 ml, RM55)
The Mamonde Rose Water Soothing Gel is a multi-purpose soothing gel infused with 90.81% of rose water that penetrates quickly onto skin and provides the skin with rich moisture. It comes with rose fragrance and a cooling formula to help soothe dry and tired skin on the face, hair and body.
Did you know the Rose Water Soothing Gel can be used as: -
• A cold pack or an overnight mask pack
• A rose-scented hair essence on hair roughened by hot shower or UV rays
• A fragrant and cooling body lotion in the summer
Both the Moisture Ceramide and Rose Water range of products are available at Watsons stores nationwide.