Our products put the richness of our land into your hands, so you can live a healthy and vibrant life
Feed your skin with our natural cosmetics
Our vision is of a beauty industry that values products that nourish rather than damage. We believe that cosmetics should care for your body with the most powerful technology available in nature. We are committed to responsibly producing natural cosmetics in a sustainable way that cultivates a thriving local environment.
Your health is our priority
Unfortunately the beauty industry is overrun with chemical-filled products that are damaging to your body and the environment. Your skin is your largest organ, so your wellbeing depends on using products that are as nourishing and high quality as the food you eat. That’s why we believe in natural cosmetics and make it with passion using the best quality ingredients.
Making the right ecological choices for better health and a bright future
Think global, act local
At Biofficina Toscana, we care for the future of you and your family. The beauty industry is so much more than skin deep. We think it’s important to take a complete view of every product on the market, from the materials used to make it, to where it is disposed of after use. Our certified eco-organic cosmetic product lines are the result of a passion for innovation, craftsmanship and for taking care of our world.
- We are committed to using local resources in line with a “0 Km” ethos, to reduce CO2 emissions from transporting materials.
- We are certified for adhering to the ICEA-LAV “Not Tested on Animals” international standard.
- We reduced the packaging of our products by limiting the use of boxes or leaflets and opting for screen printing instead of labels to minimise waste.
- We use FSC certified paper (Forest Stewardship Council) for our business cards.
- For our catalogue, we used various types of FSC certified and 100% recycled paper.
- The Biofficina Toscana cosmetic line is produced by a local laboratory that specialises in making certified natural cosmetics.
We are leading the way in creating a beauty industry that’s focused on wellbeing and sustainability. We work with local research laboratories and university researchers to cultivate cutting-edge beauty solutions. In collaboration with University of Bologna, we are developing a new generation of active ingredients that are natural, certified and patented for their high degree of technological innovation.
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We choose only the best quality ingredients possible
The quality of our products is achieved because we know every detail about our ingredients: where, how and by whom they were grown. We are leading the way in cosmetic innovation to create patented, active ingredients from the most valuable finds in the Tuscany region, for use in their pure state, or to make exclusive organic extracts. We’ve uncovered some of the most powerful ingredients in nature. Our range of patented extracts are derived from organic Tuscan ingredients:
Uviox® and Oleox®
Made from Chianti grape skins and olives from the hills around Siena, these ingredients offer a powerful anti-oxidant and protective effect.
One of our most exclusive and innovative active ingredients made from a special merger of red berries grown on the hills around Lucca, with anti-oxidant, replenishing, protective and balancing effects.
Enzyme technology is applied to a special blend of organic Tuscan vegetable oils (olive oil, sunflower oil, linseed oil and grapeseed oil) to create this exclusive, patented medicinal plant compound with elasticising and anti-oxidant properties.
Features of our natural cosmetics
Just read the ingredients! The plants from which the extracts are made are grown with biodynamic agriculture.
Made with extracts of plants grown in Tuscany and with traditional Tuscan ingredients. They are made in a local laboratory specialized in making certified eco-organic cosmetics with a Quality Management System certified UNI EN ISO 9001.
Organic and Biodynamic
The plants from which the extracts are made are grown with biodynamic agriculture, combining care for organic standards with farming techniques that respect the earth, following and supporting its natural processes. Biodynamic agriculture is also used to make quality sea buckthorn oil and hot pepper oil. Extra virgin Tuscan olive oil, honey and other ingredients used in the line come from certified organic crops.
They contain Uviox®, Oleox® and Hydropom®, three active ingredients patented for their superior innovative quality. Uviox® is made from the fresh skins of red grape selected among the richest in biophenols from certified organic agriculture. Oleox® is made from the bioliquefaction of fresh olives which have a powerful antioxidant activity. It has been proven to have an optimal effect against free radicals with the synergistic action of these two extracts in carefully regulated proportions. Hydropom® is a bio-liquefaction of tomato skins with a high concentration of lycopenes. The face cream contains Phytaluronate®, an effective natural alternative to collagen and hyaluronic acid.
Our products adhere to ICEA standards for certifying eco-organic cosmetics. They contain no PEG, parabens, petrolatum, paraffin, SLS, SLES, silicones or artificial colouring.
Their safety and effectiveness is guaranteed by clinical and dermatological tests conducted by the University of Pavia. They also undergo nickel testing to protect consumers from allergies and intolerances.
All our products are formulated in accordance with Biodizionario guidelines.
Naturally Scented and Unique
Their fragrances come from 100% pure fine essential oils. Because they are made with natural ingredients, they may change over time due to the cycles of natures that may cause variation in color or scents between product batches. This is a guarantee of their natural quality, which sets our products apart, imbuing them with personality, evidence of their artisan nature. This means that each product is unique and never absolutely identical to the others.
In the production process, we use no petrochemical solvents and adhere to the principles of “green chemistry”. For the packaging as well, we chose 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 catalogs and all other informational materials are made of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper, made of 100% recycled fibers, bleached without using chlorine.
In compliance with Directive 2003/15/EC of the European Community, our finished products are not tested on animals. We also use no animal-derived ingredients in our line (except for the organic honey and propolis) . We also adhere to the “Not tested on animals” international standard, which fights increased testing of cosmetic ingredients on animals, ensuring a “cruelty free” company policy with ICEA-LAV verification: “Stop testing on animals”.
Tuscany’s finest ingredients
Here at Biofficina Toscana, we strive towards 0km living to reduce carbon emissions
All of our ingredients are sourced locally within the Tuscany region in Italy. Ironically, imported ingredients are often cheaper than local ones. Despite the challenges, we have succeeded in creating top quality locally sourced products that are amazing value.
- Biodynamic extracts from the Tuscan mountains
- Organic extra virgin olive oil from the hills around Pisa
- Organic honey from Parco di Migliarino on the coast
- Biodynamic sea buckthorn and hot pepper from crops in Cecina
- Honey from the hills of Lucca
- Organic extra virgin olive oil from Siena
- Hydrolats from Tuscany’s Maremma area, and
- Deodorised organic sunflower oil from Mugnano on the Umbria border.
Decongestant, refreshing, purifying and regenerating properties. Excellent as a tonic for delicate and sensitive skin.
Invigorating and refreshing properties. It can be used as a tonic for sensitive skin and to soothe swollen sensations in eyelids and areas around the eyes. Cornflower blossoms, in the form of distilled water, are used for their content of anthocyanins and flavonoids for inflammation of the eye.
Firming, anti-reddening and anti-inflammatory.
Anti-reddening, emollient, soothing, toning and refreshing.
Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, emollient, soothing and refreshing.
Antioxidant (it contains silymarin, a flavonoid valued for its properties of slowing the formation of free radicals to block the causes of skin aging).
Anti-wrinkle, anti-stretch mark, elasticizing, regenerating.
Anti-cellulite, healing, hair revitalizing.
Anti-inflammatory, skin cleansing, soothing, protective, regenerating.
Elasticizing, toning. Very good for you!
Anti-inflammatory and antiseptic for eyes.
Purifying. Very good for you! Recommended for regular use.
Purifying, regenerating. Very good for you!
Anti-inflammatory, astringent, strengthening.
Purifying, skin stimulating. Very good for you!
Softening, anti-inflammatory, anti-reddening, emollient, soothing and refreshing.
Astringent, refreshing. Very good for you!
Fights dandruff and itchy scalp, stimulates scalp and hair growth.
Astringent, cleansing. Very good for you!
Astringent and anti-perspiration, purifying, stimulating, regulating the skin’s physiological functions (recommended to treat roots and stimulate hair growth).
Its polyphenol and caffeine content gives it draining, reinvigorating circulation, protective and antioxidant properties.
Purifying, cleansing, stimulating.
Emollient, moisturizing, sebum regulating, soothing, healing, decongestant; it is effective both for skin and hair.
Aprecious oil with exceptional cosmetic properties. It is emollient, elasticizing, softening, nourishing, including for particularly dry, flaking skin, for restoring sebum and soothing redness. Effective in restoring luster to dull, opaque hair. It is also rich in vitamins A and E, which have well-known antioxidant properties.
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Precious oil with a distinctive orange color – rich in vitamin E, provitamin A, carotenoids, tocopherols and unsaturated fatty acids including palmitoleic acid. It has emollient, elasticizing, soothing and cosmetic healing properties for skin damaged by time, stress and the atmosphere or irritated by natural elements. This makes it an excellent antioxidant as well as an effective decongestant and restructuring agent.
Has emollient properties; it is non-comedogenic and rich in linoleic acid.
Hot Pepper Oil
Its high capsaicin and carotenoid content gives it rejuvenating, firming, and stimulating properties and restores circulation.
Excellent dermocompatibility, light oil, emollient, nourishing, antiseptic and astringent. High content of tocopherols, tocotrienols and gamma oryzanol; it has high oxidation stability and is an excellent antioxidant. It is an excellent skin elasticiser.
Excellent emollient, antioxidant and sebum restoring properties. It is particularly recommended for oily skin, which absorbs it easily.
Grape Seed Oil
A lightweight, non-greasy oil, emollient, elasticizing, rich in antioxidants because of its high linoleic acid and polyphenol content. It is also protective, astringent and toning and stimulates capillary microcirculation. Rich in vitamin F, suitable for delicate and sensitive skin.
An ingredient derived from chamomile with powerful hydrating and soothing properties.
It has cosmetic properties of draining, anti-swelling and skin circulation stimulation, which make it a popular ingredient in anti-cellulite and reactivating formulas.
Obtained from the unsaponifiable fraction of olives. It is present, to about 12%, in the secretion of the sebaceous glands. It has a moisturising and a major protective effect against oxidative skin stress.
An ester of citric acid. Maintains low pH of skin for a prolonged period of time thus preventing the proliferation of germs and bacteria that cause odours.
Is made from the fresh skins of red grape selected among the richest in biophenols from certified organic agriculture. It has a powerful antioxidant effect because of its high water solubility and stability of its biophenols. The molecules in Uviox ® also actively inhibit MMP2 metalloproteinase which causes damage to collagen and other proteins, such as elastin. Ideal as an anti-wrinkle treatment and to protect skin from damage caused by sun exposure.
The ultimate antioxidant vitamin, protects the lipids of cell membranes, the main target of free radicals.
Made from the bioliquefaction of fresh olives which have a powerful antioxidant activity. Oleox ® has a very high concentration of biophenols to counter damage caused by free radicals, strengthening natural defense systems, while protecting the skin against UVB rays by acting as a sunscreen.
Taking the industry by storm
Winning two Major Awards at Cosmoprof
Biofficina Toscana achieved huge success in winning two major awards at the 2016 edition of Cosmoprof, the world’s leading international Beauty fair, held in Italy. We’re very excited that our new hair care products, Hair repair cream and the Radiance-enhancing protective oil, were selected for recognition out of thousands of products presented at the show, including by conventional cosmetic companies and big multinationals. Biofficina Toscana proved that our innovative natural cosmetics can beat conventional mainstream brands.
Big in Japan
We won the “Innovative Social Product Award 2016” in Japan for our Shampoo concentrates, which offer a unique, personalised system with blends that are gentle, reinforcing, volumising or purifying. This major award has established Biofficina Toscana as one of the leading Italian companies on the competitive Japanese cosmetics market. Biofficina Toscana’s shampoos are not only innovative because of our special formulas and ingredients, but also with the personalized system of use. They come as a concentrate, which is diluted with water and our hydrolats (lavender, rosemary, sage and cypress) to allow customers to create a unique blend that perfectly complements their hair type.