India-based entrepreneur introduces first vegan/Halal beauty products to SA
UMHLANGA – An elegant event held at the Beverly Hills hotel in Durban’s Umhlanga, saw India entrepreneur, Mauli Teli, introduce the South African market to a beauty care range which is said to be the first Halal, Cruelty Free and vegan produced product in India.
The product, known as Iba, is expected to launch in South Africa soon. “Many women don’t know what goes into the ingredients that makes up their cosmetics. For example, the red pigment in lipsticks is actually found in beetles. Beetles are crushed and these pigments are extracted,” she explained.
Teli said that the new product range is produced in a way that is in line with the philosophy that is Halal. “We use all natural ingredients, and ensure that no animal extracts are used and it is not animal tested,” she said.