Eco-bio cosmetics: what they are and how to recognize them.
The eco-bio cosmetics are a very strong reality that embraces two schools of thought. Curious to find out what it is? Then continue to read the article.
For eco-bio cosmetics, we mean ecological cosmetics, so produced in full respect for the environment and nature, devoid of substances derived from oil or chemicals, and with only the use of biological elements derived from organic farming. This combines cosmetic ecology with organic cosmetics creating a category of products that are highly appreciated by those who care about nature and their skin
When we can really talk about eco-bio cosmetics.
But is it possible to meet such complex standards by putting products that do not harm the environment, but above all functional? Unfortunately, advertising often misleads those who win these items from the consumer’s point of view. For this reason it is essential to clarify that:
Ecological cosmetics can be defined only if the product does not include ingredients derived from oil or synthetic chemicals;
Biological cosmology is only bioin the substances used in INCI come from organic farming which in turn does not use pesticides or toxic substances for cultures.
Eco-friendly cosmetics are also free of nickel, aluminum and allergens that can cause allergic reaction or cause health damage.
Recognize eco-bio cosmetics
Read the INCI, or International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients, is the only way to accept that you are actually buying eco-organic cosmetics. The label usually consists of a list of ingredients inserted in descending order based on the quantity used. So the first elements you will read will be those in greater concentration, while those in the end will be contained in small quantities.
This is the only way to understand the composition of the ingredients, since it is not mandatory by law to enter the precise concentrations that make the product.
In the middle part of the ingredients list there are the active ingredients that are added to perform a specific function. They are generally preceded by surfactants, gelling agents, wetting agents and preservatives, dyes and perfumes.
In addition Latin names represent plant ingredients that have not undergone chemical processes, while those in English describe the ingredients obtained in the laboratory.
So how do you know if we are talking about a true eco-bio product? It’s easy! There is a secret: the list is short and consists of Latin-based ingredients, plus the product is natural and free from chemicals. Certifications are also very useful. Usually on the product label is written and clearly “certified” or the company logo is present. In this case, you can search the certification body online and read what its values and standards are to comply with the environment and organic farming.
Further help comes from the Biodizionario we mentioned in the previous article.
Fortunately, more and more manufacturers have embraced eco-bio values, enabling the consumer to choose from a wide catalog that is well-stocked for any need.