the only real teacher of beauty

“You cannot speculate when it comes to products used in contact with the skin”
stressed Elisabetta Gallese back in 1969.

A principle always upheld over the years. We believe in nature, sustainability, eco-sustainable formulations and quality materials.

Ahead of our times, we have always respected the environment that witnessed our birth as men and women and as a business.
Our gratitude to Nature, the only teacher of beauty, encouraged us to innovate and grow following the principles of sustainability.
An essential reference point in production and structural terms.

Our facilities were built following the GMP, thanks to which we obtained the ISO 22176 GMP certification. We also obtained the PEFC certification.

We have been producing eco-sustainable formulations for some time now. This is something we are very proud of and thanks to which we obtained the ECOCERT, NATRUE, and COSMOS certifications for many of our products.

Today, in addition to the formulas, we can ensure a good level of sustainability also in relation to paints, pencil caps, and other materials.

formulazioni eco sostenibili, sostenibilità


sostenibilita linea essential


Essential for the environment, Essential for your beauty. The new PEFC-certified wood pencil with COSMOS ORGANIC certified formula created by CONFALONIERI MATITE is the perfect synthesis of concrete and tangible values for pure make-up right from the start. ESSENTIAL is a pencil with a very high ultra-black pigment content. Super-blendable with excellent coverage, temperature resistant, and totally palm oil free. ESSENTIAL is also innovative thanks to the new water-based BIO paint, with resins obtained from the refining of waste vegetable substances, with reduced environmental impact and CO2 reduction. The paint accounts for 2.48 % of the total weight, the ink for 0.3%. The cap is made from Bio Base Compostable eco material, reducing CO2 emissions.  The material is accompanied by TUV Austria and Vincotte compostability certificates and complies with EN 13432:2000. Essential is not merely trivial, it is not simple, but is the result of a process that leads to perfection. “Buy less Buy better” is the inspiration behind a product that holds an invitation. ESSENTIAL – EYE PENCIL is “essential” for the environment, for your beauty and for respecting your skin. It comes from a sustainable production process. It is a clear “HERE and NOW” invitation to make a radical choice by choosing products of the highest quality, a certified quality, which encompasses a choice of field: “my make-up is different” because it loves and respects the delicate and increasingly compromised balance of the Planet.

Linea Colibrì

Launched in 2021, COLIBRI’ is the most comprehensive line released to date by Confalonieri.

COLIBRI’ is fully aligned with market demand, thanks to its INNOVATIVE formula, designed for the most exacting customers.

Pencils for blusher, highlighter, eyeliner, eyeshadow, eyebrows, lipliners and lipstick with a truly unparalleled composition.

Our strong focus on SUSTAINABILITY was also a key factor in the development of the line.

With our line of wooden COLIBRI’ pencils, we have created a formula that is:

  • certifiable by Cosmos Organic
  • certifiable by Natrue
  • certifiable by CCPB
  • dermatologically tested on volunteers with sensitive skin
  • ophthalmologically tested on volunteers with sensitive eyes and users of contact lenses
  • with a texture designed for optimal results in a broad range of situations.
Linea Think Greener, cosmetici bio

A tangible example is the THINK GREENER line, created by Confalonieri at the end of 2020.

Using PEFC certified wood, THINK GREENER is made with “COSMOS ORGANIC” certifiable vegan formulas. Textures have a high content of vitamin E and provide a better hold as well as being more resistant to high temperatures. Additionally, the high percentage of pigmentation guarantees excellent colour payoff.

The significantly high percentage of ORGANIC coconut oil deeply nourishes the skin preventing dehydration and inflammation.

Lastly, all the caps in the line are produced with recyclable plastic.

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Living with Nature to love Nature…

means recognising and bringing value to a fortune that has no merits. CONFALONIERI is well aware of this privilege. Our growth has always been aimed at harmony and sustainability.
Certificazione prodotti forestali
Forest products Chain-of-Custody (CoC) standard and certification

Confalonieri Matite Srl has obtained the forest products chain-of-custody certification from SGS. Forestry product chain-of-custody (CoC) certification enables you to demonstrate that the wood you trade or use comes from well-managed forests or other controlled sources. Anyone, anywhere in the world, can quickly determine the origins of our wood products and the processes through which they have been. It plays an important role in ensuring the traceability of wood from its origin through the entire supply chain.

Forest certification is a mechanism that makes use of on-site verification by third-party certification organizations to ensure that a forest is managed in accordance with sustainability-based management standards, globally recognized standards.

What is the PEFC certification scheme?
The PEFC isn’t a government global organization, but independent no-profit global organization, that promotes sustainable forest management worldwide through a certification issued by an external certification body that is totally independent of the PEFC. Certification that is recognized at international level. PEFC is the acronym of Program for Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes. The PEFC brand identifies products from woody raw material that comes from PEFC certified forests for the sustainable management of their resources.

Who supports the PEFC?
The PEFC have the internationally support of numerous forest-wood sector operators such as:

  • forest owners;
  • public administrations;
  • organizations and associations for the marketing of wood;
  • trade associations and civil society
  • workers’ unions;
  • non-governmental organizations and environmental organizations.

What are the characteristics of sustainable forest management?

A forest is managed sustainably when:

  • the wood quantity cut isn’t never superior to the quantity that grows in forest;
  • after cutting, the trees will be replanted or will be helped to renew themselves naturally;
  • the habitats for wild plants and animals are protected, as well as all the protective functions that the forest normally performs in relation to the climate, soil and water.
Certificazione ICEA confalonieri
Cosmos Organic

It is the most stringent and demanding ICEA (Institute for Environmental Ethics Certification) level because it integrates the requirements of natural and green chemistry with the use of significant quantities (declared on the label) of components of organic farming. To obtain the Cosmos Organic certification label, at least 20% of the total ingredients must be organic. Exceptions are rinsing products and products containing at least 80% mineral ingredients (in this case the limit drops to 10%). The physically processed agricultural ingredients present in the formula must be at least 95% organic.

Certificazione SGS 2007
ISO 22716: 2007
Certification (GMP - Good Manufacturing Practices)

ISO 22716:2007 is the international standard for the good manufacturing practices (GMP) for cosmetics. The guidelines for the standard has been approved and accepted by a many global regulatory bodies, such as the International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN).

The ISO 22716 standard has been prepared for consideration by the cosmetic industry and take into account the specific needs of this sector. The standard focuses on the production, control, storage and shipment of cosmetic products. These guidelines offer organizational and practical advice on the management of the human, technical and administrative factors affecting product quality.

Good manufacturing practices (GMP) are essential to any organization looking to reduce the risk and liability of their costmetic product that can result from poor handling within their operation.

Certificazione cosmetici biologici
Biological Cosmetics
CCPB has set up a special certification scheme for organic cosmetics.The Production Standard for this scheme contains the minimum requirements for obtaining two types of product: organic cosmetics and cosmetics with organic ingredients, classed according to the raw material content originating from organic agriculture. In order to be called Organic, a cosmetic product has to contain a minimum and the raw materials need to be at 95% organic: in the production it is not possible to use derivatives from petroleum:paraffin, formaldehyde and colourants of synthetic origin. Those ingredients are substituted by vegetal derivates, safer for human health and with more attention to the safeguard of the environment. Certified cosmetics have more affinity with the skin,thanks to the limited presence of synthetic substances and in fact, it is encouraged the use of natural ingredients such as floral waters, vegetable oils, essential oils and phyto extracts best if from organic agriculture. Organic Cosmetics do not contain gmos or synthetic perfumes.
Certificazione natrue
NATRUE is a non profit organisation formed by producers from all over Europe that, in absence of a public european regulation such as the one for agrifood products, has created a standard for Organic Cosmetics, known for being one of the most serious and strict.