Earth Day, a little help for our Planet!

Earth-DayWe are now entering the 46th year of Earth Day, the occasion that constantly attracts the interest of critical and eco-friendly consumption. Several challenging ideas and good actions are on the table to ignite passion and motivate people to action in saving our Planet. In 1970, the year of the first Earth Day, the movement gave voice to an emerging consciousness: channeling human energy toward environmental issues. Forty-six years later, earth day movement continues to lead with groundbreaking ideas and with the power of a simple example: TREES for the EARTH, let’s plant 7.8 billion trees for the Earth! Let’s divest from fossil fuels and make cities 100% renewable. Among principal goals of Earth Day, there is the need to promote a major consciousness in the citizens with respect to purchases and life-style. Hoping that the decision makers will be guided by means of strict criteria of social and economic sustainability.

In our own small way, how can we contribute to the main goal of environmental protection and promote ethic and eco-friendly consumption?  BeC, as a natural cosmetics company, has recently devoted a growing attention toward organic and eco-friendly cosmetics, for this reason we created our organic cosmetics line Terra biocare. Beside having a high amount of ingredients coming from organic farming, the organic cosmetics have low impact on environment during each production process. Indeed, even natural ingredients will not allowed in a certain formulation if they do not guarantee low environmental impact. Such  attention includes packaging materials in the overall supply chain. In eco-friendly cosmetics development, particular attention is paid to the easiness of waste management in the overall supply chain.

On the occasion, we report here an abstract of an interview by CosmesiDoc where we’ve been asked how sustainability issues could be linked to the cosmetic world:

Environmentally conscious consumers address their attention to environmental protection by choosing not only sustainable food but also eco-friendly wellness products. In particular, organic cosmetics are eco-friendly products that represent the harmony between Man and Nature. Our certified organic cosmetic line is directed to everyone who wants to approach a more conscious, ethic and eco-friendly life-style, without sacrificing their efficacy. This very relevant point deserves further attention: if consumers give away their full satisfaction with the efficacy of a certain product, sooner or later they will be disappointed and will change their mind, the will go back looking for something that better meets their actual needs.  It would be a failure! It is important that organic products have good efficacy and fully satisfying performance, in order to be perceived not as a renouncement. The environmentally conscious choice will then be sustainable in the long-term for the consumer… that is really sustainable!

However, BeC commitment to the environment does not deal exclusively with the organic Terra biocare line: since long ago, BeC has been adopting an integrated Quality and Environment Management System, for R&D, production and commercial activities, according to the international standard ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environment). The system guarantees the continuous improvement, year by year, of both the performance and the monitoring of environmental impact, prompted by previously achieved results. Among the pursued goals, BeC uses only certified FSC paper as material for secondary packaging of all products. This guarantees the responsible management of forests and the sustainable handling of natural resources.

Environmental protection, ecology and sustainability are the driving forces that have to lead industrial production, from little craft business up to the big industrial firms, wishing more awareness for every actor of the supply chain. Thanks to Earth Day, let’s commit to promoting knowledge and exchange of ideas for an eco-friendly and better future… the Earth will thank us!

Natural, Organic and eco-friendly Cosmetics?

Beauty does not come only from the care of our appearance, but is also the projection of our ethic and inner being

cosmetici bioThe approach to natural and organic cosmetics is achieving resounding attention from consumers thanks to a revived interest toward eco-friendly consumption both in the world of nutrition and in that of cosmetics. This relevant trend to critical consumption stimulates professionals and operators to better claritfy the concepts of Natural and Organic cosmetics so to allow for a more informed and conscious choice.

Natural cosmetics

Natural cosmetic are exclusively (or nearly so) formulated with ingredients of vegetable origin. Natural cosmetics are not intended to contain chemical components such as silicones, petrolatum, mineral oils, polymers and synthetic preservatives. Research is addressing to investigate skin-friendly products in order to limit irritation and sensitization onsets.

Organic Cosmetics

Organic and eco-friendly products are designed with a special attention toward the environment, i.e. limiting the impact on it. They have a certain amount of ingredients of vegetable origin and coming from organic farming. Organic and eco-friendly cosmetics are developed by taking into the highest consideration the production procedures of raw materials: they should to be obtained from organic agriculture respecting animal wellness. A growing attention is also being addressed to the use of eco-friendly packaging materials and procedures.

Which consequences does the choice of  natural or organic cosmetics implicate?

One of the basic reasons to choose a natural cosmetic is to answer to the higher consciousness and ethic sensitivity concerning environmental issues, without renouncing the efficacy of the product. Choosing an organic cosmetic meets the renewed care for pollution, environmental issues and eco-friendly consumption, not only by the final consumers but also by each component of the supply chain.