How It Works

How can nail polish be Halal?

786 Cosmetics does not produce ordinary nail polish. Our industry leading revolutionary formula is water permeable. Which means water can penetrate through our nail polish allowing you to perform Wudu and pray without having to remove it. Our formula took years of research and development. Every aspect has been perfected. Contrary to popular belief being water permeable does not make our nail polish chip and peel easily. Actually quite the opposite, unlike other nail polishes our non-peelable formula lasts anywhere from 7 to 10 days with just one coat.  786 has also been tested & verified as 100% Halal & Wudu Friendly by Kalamazoo Islamic Center (KIC).

The science behind wudu friendly

In theory, if oxygen can permeate a film then hydrogen attached to oxygen can also travel with the oxygen therefore enabling water to transfer from one side of the film to the other ie the film is “breathable”. By demonstrating that oxygen can transfer from one side of the film to the other in a diffusion chamber under laboratory conditions, then the theory is satisfied. Experimentally, a nail polish film sample is put inside a diffusion chamber separating the two halves of the chamber. Oxygen flows into the top of the chamber and an oxygen free carrier gas (ie nitrogen that will bind oxygen if it is available) flows into the other half on the other side of the film. The experiment is carried out according to ASTM D 3985 and ISO 15105-2 standards. (These exacting standards have far greater technical relevance than any coffee filter paper test).

As oxygen molecules travel through the film and bind to the carrier gas, the concentration of the combined gases can be measured allowing for the calculation of an Oxygen Transmission Rate (OTR). The OTR measures how much oxygen (cm3) can move through a certain film area (m2) per day iecm3/m2/day. To apply this measure to a film, the measure used is this OTR x micron of thickness of the film or cm/m2/