using a facial cream

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I am using a facial cream which is called Nivea Creme and it contains a product called cinnamyl alcohol. Please could you let me know if this product is halaal for me to use. I am assuming that the alcohol mentioned is not the same as the alcohol which is the drink. However i am not sure and therefore would be grateful if you could shed some light on this matter in light of the Quraan and Hadith.




Muhtaram / Muhtaramah


In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.

Cinnamyl alcohol is a Synthetic Alcohol derived from plant origin. All synthetic alcohol is permissible for external use.


And Allah knows best


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