Guidelines

The products in the Biofficina Toscana line are...

NATURAL Just read the ingredients!

CERTIFIEDThey adhere to Aiab standard for certifying natural eco-friendly organic cosmetics. This means they contain no PEGs, parabens, petrolatum, paraffin, SLSs, SLES, silicones or artificial colours.

TESTED Their safety and effectiveness are guaranteed by clinical and dermatological tests conducted by the University of Pavia. They also undergo nickel testing, and some products are also tested for chrome and cobalt, to protect consumers from allergies and intolerances

LOCAL Made with extracts of plants grown in Tuscany and high quality Tuscan ingredients, such as sea buckthorn, pomegranate juice and hot pepper oil from biodynamic crops grown in Tuscany's Maremma region; Tuscan organic extra virgin olive oil; special organic honey from the Parco di Migliarino beach and organic honey from the hills of Lucca; pure organic hydrolats from cultivations in Tuscany's Maremma area; deodorised organic sunflower oil from Mugnano on the border between Tuscany and Umbria; pomegranate juice, again from the Tuscan coast; organic helichrysum extract from Elba island.
Certain major innovative and patented active ingredients used derive from Tuscan organic raw materials. Made in local laboratories, specialised in making certified eco-friendly organic cosmetics with a UNI EN ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System.

ORGANIC AND BIODYNAMIC Made with extracts and quality local ingredients from biodynamic organic agriculture, combining care for organic standards with farming techniques that respect the earth, following and supporting its natural processes.

NATURALLY SCENTED AND VARIABLE Their fragrances come from 100% pure fine essential oils or certified natural-like essences. Because they are made with natural ingredients, they may change over time due to the cycles of nature that may cause variation in colour or fragrances between one product batch and the next. This is a guarantee of their natural quality, which sets our products apart, imbuing them with personality, testifying to their artisanal nature This means that each product is unique and never absolutely identical to the others.

INNOVATIVE Their formulas are innovative and packed with patented active ingredients such as Uviox®, made from the fresh skins of red grapes from Siena's Chianti vineyards selected among the richest in biophenols from certified
organic agriculture, and Oleox®, a bioliquefaction of green Crete Senesi olives which have a powerful anti-oxidant effect. Uviox® and Oleox® have an anti-oxidant, protective effect and are proven to work against free radicals with the synergistic action of the two extracts in carefully regulated proportions. A special merger of red berries from the hills around Lucca is used to create Rubiox®, one of our exclusive innovative active ingredients with an antioxidant, replenishing, protective and balancing effect. A special blend of organic Tuscan vegetable oils (olive oil, sunflower oil, linseed oil and grapeseed oil) to which enzyme technology has been applied was put together to create Setol®, one of our exclusive patented medicinal plant compounds with elasticising and anti-oxidant properties. Other active ingredients include: Hydropom®, a bioliquefaction of tomato skins with a high concentration of lycopene; Phytaluronate®, an effective natural alternative to collagen and hyaluronic acid and collagen; Iricalmin, a moisturising biocomplex that rebuilds the skin’s protective layer; PoreAway, made from mastic with a purifying and sebum-regulating effect; Luminescine® a radiance-enhancing ingredient; Pentavitin® with a moisturising and soothing effect; Alpaflor® Alp-sebum® with a sebum-regulating and anti-inflammatory effect.

LOW ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT in the production process, we use no petrochemical solvents and adhere to the principles of
"green chemistry”. For the packaging, as well, we choose to use less material, forgoing boxes or leaflets and opting for screen printing instead of the usual labels to avoid creating waste when the product is finished. Our catalogues and all other informational material are made of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper, made of 100% recycled fibres, bleached without using chlorine.

NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS ICEA-LAV certified for adhering to the international standard “Stop Animal Testing”