Choosing vegan and bio-cosmetics


Every day we use many products and cosmetics that we apply on our face and body. Have you ever wondered if there is a way to figure out if this product really can be harmful to the skin? In aid to doubt comes Biodizionario. But what is it? How to use?

What’s Biodizionario?

The Biodizionario is a website created by Dr. Fabrizio Zago in which are collected the main substances at the base of tricks and products. The purpose is to tell you if the ingredient you have sought is harmful or unhealthy. To date the possible substances to combine to create a product are well 6205. On Biodizionario have been cataloged only 4947 substances, those using more than fruente.

Fortunately, thanks to the obligation to include the INCI on each product on the part of the companies, it is possible to evaluate the list of ingredients independent

Unless you are a chemist, unfortunately this evaluation is a bit difficult. In fact, if you are used to reading product labels, you will realize that most are written in English. Generally the ingredients of a label so inserted:

  • From that to the greater quantity to that in less quantity;
  •  Vegetable Ingredients named in Latin, while those of Chemical Synthesis are in English.Then? What to do? Do you graduate in chemistry? No! Just use the Biodizionario. Using a search box within the site, you can search for the ingredient to verify the evaluation.

Evaluation of the ingredients by Biodizionario

For each ingredient, five are the possible evaluations received:

  • Two green balls: it means that the substance goes more than good;
  • A green ball: the substance is acceptable;
  • A yellow ball: the element could be problematic, but if the remaining components are fine, then there is nothing to worry about;
  • A red ball: use is not recommended unless it is the only ingredient of the product with red ball or if it is at the end of the INCI;
  • Two red balls: an unacceptable substance.

Controversial opinions on Biodizionario

Since this tool has been online, the audience has split into two factions: whoever finds it absolutely indispensable for those who think it is useless or even alarming. Obviously, as the founder points out, the Biodizionario is just a matter of guidance and evaluation is the result of an opinion.

In addition to Biodizionario, there is also Skin Deep. It works the same way as his Italian cousin, but in this case the evaluation is numeric is from 0, practically perfect, to 10, most avoidable.

Moreover Skin Deep is in English while the Biodizionario in Italian. The last difference is in the number of ingredients cataloged, which in this case is more than six thousand. The Biodizionario finally also has a very useful function, the INCI-Analyzer, a search form in which you load all the INCI and we think the system to recognize each individual ingredient and to evaluate it.