The fruits of our land come together with our driving ideas, principles and passion to make Biofficina Toscana, a line of eco-organic cosmetics certified by ICEA and adhering to the ICEA-LAV "Not Tested on Animals" international standard.
Our cosmetics unite craftsmanship and innovation (patented ingredients), and nature and science, with ongoing research, guaranteeing safety with dermatological and nickel tests.
In pursuit of true essence beyond mere image, we chose to make our beauty products from the extracts of plants grown in Tuscany with organic and biodynamic methods and fine ingredients like organic seabuck oil, organic hot pepper oil, organic olive oil and honey.
This choice was made out of the desire to use the best of our local resources in line with a "Km 0" ethos, resulting in less CO2 emissions to transport materials in the pursuit of a mission compatible with the environment in every step of the process.
True to our objectives, we chose to reduce packaging for our products forgoing the use of boxes or leaflets, opting for screen printing instead of the usual labels to avoid creating waste when the product is finished.
We believe it is essential to always have a "complete" view of the product, from its inception (and the raw materials used to make it) to its disposal in the environment.
For our business cards, we also used FSC certified paper (Forest Stewardship Council). For our catalog, we used various types of FSC certified and 100% recycled paper.
The line is produced by a local laboratory specialized in making certified eco-organic cosmetics. We drew on the center's research laboratory as well as the work of a company of university researchers. Working with the University of Bologna, the company is creating a new generation of active ingredients that are natural, certified and patented for their high degree of technological innovation.
These are just a few of the ecological choices we made to adhere to the principle think global, act local. Many more such choices can be made as our project develops...
Care for the environment is not a movement or ideology. It is the next step in our evolution. (Daniel Goleman)