The motivating factors for switching intention to use halal cosmetics in Indonesia

Wisudanto, Tika Widiastuti*, Dien Mardhiyah, Imron Mawardi, Anidah Robani, Muhammad Ubaidillah Al Mustofa

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Purpose: The halal cosmetics industry continues to grow significantly. Furthermore, using halal cosmetics is a must for Muslims. This study aims to analyze the factors influencing the switching intention to halal cosmetics in Indonesia. Design/methodology/approach: This quantitative study uses a Partial Least Square-Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM) on 214 respondents. The variables include halal certification, halal awareness, product image, perceived behavioral control, subjective norm, attitude, advertisement and switching intention. Findings: The product image plays the most influential role in deriving the attitude toward switching intention to halal cosmetics, following perceived behavioral control, halal awareness and subjective norm, but not halal certification and advertisement. The result indicates that the image of halal cosmetics influences customers’ attitudes toward switching to using halal cosmetics. Indonesian customers know the obligation to use halal products because they are Muslim. However, the existence of halal certification does not derive the switching intention to halal cosmetics. Research limitations/implications: This study conducts research only in Indonesia. As a recommendation, further studies might conduct a comparative test using multicultural respondents in several countries. Other studies also suggested examining factors of switching intention through different generational, especially in countries with high individualism traits. Practical implications: This study will encourage the halal industry, especially the halal cosmetics industry, to pay more attention to the product image. Meanwhile, the government can provide incentives or rewards to promote industry participation in halal cosmetics. The findings provide a more detailed understanding of how product image can influence someone to switch to halal cosmetics. Originality/value: Research on switching intention to halal cosmetics is still limited. This study uses halal variables, while previous studies only used religiosity. This study also introduced the product images motivating customers’ switching intention to use halal cosmetics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-683
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2024


  • Halal cosmetics
  • Muslim consumer
  • Muslim consumption pattern
  • Switching intention


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