Monday, 9 July 2012

Colgate Palmolive

Dear Adeel

Thank you for contacting us with your question.  We appreciate your interest in our company and its products.

Products distributed by Colgate-Palmolive in Australia & New Zealand will not be Halal or Kosher certified. There is one Colgate Toothpaste however which does display Halal certification. This is Colgate Fresh Confidence Gel Toothpaste.

All Colgate Toothpaste distributed by Colgate-Palmolive Australia is free from animal and alcohol content and many of the mouth rinses will also be free from animal and alcohol content. The exceptions regarding alcohol content in mouthwash are the Plax varieties which contain ethanol, Peroxyl Oral Cleanser, Neutrafluor 900 , Neutrafluor 220 (excepting Neutrafluor 220 Alcohol-Free) and Savacol Mint & Fresh Mint.

Colgate Toothbrushes and Floss do not contain ingredients derived from animal. The deleted product, Colgate Wisp Mini-Brush, was the only exception.

Colgate-Palmolive Personal Care & Hair Care products will vary with regards to animal content. There is usually no need for drinking alcohol/ethanol to be included as an ingredient in these products. We therefore encourage our consumers to refer to the ingredient list which is displayed on all our Personal Care & Hair Care products as ingredients may vary from time to time. Ingredients derived from animal will include; milk/lactose, honey, gelatin, silk & keratin.

Thank you for your contact. We hope this information has been helpful.

Yours Sincerely
Niki Lindsay
Senior Consumer Affairs Consultant



  1. Yep - very helpful.

    So all Colgate toothpaste is ok EXCEPT for Colgate Fresh Confidence Gel Toothpaste - won't be buying that muzzie shit.

  2. awesome! I tried to not brush my teeth just then to make sure that it does not contain alcohol. Now, back to brushing :)