What are the ingredients?
The ingredients are a combination of powdered pigments, glycerin, witch hazel, aqua, rosin, benzyl alcohol, and isopropyl alcohol. It is gamma-ray sterilized, vegan and cruelty-free. All ingredients can be found in the MSDS and can be downloaded from the website:
here for SofTap
here for Li
here for Everafter
What kinds of pigments are there?
PMU pigments fall into two categories: Inorganic and Organic.
organic pigments are much brighter, richer, luminous and intense
better colour retention
more vibrant and easier to implant
less resistant to sunlight, humidity and chemicals
when you want to wash organic pigment of your skin its very hard because they stain a lot
their are less stable but much easier to remove with laser
the most important is they are shorter lasting (fading faster)
more matte and opaque colours
little bit more difficult to implant
more stable ( end the most used element is Iron)
easy to wash from skin
harder to remove with laser
the most important longer lasting (fading slower)
What does that mean for me?
All brown pigments are actually made up of three colors: BLACK, YELLOW, RED - all in different levels depending on the color chosen.
ORGANIC PIGMENTS: Our bodies tend to metabolize and process the RED & YELLOW more quickly. And the BLACK tends to hang around longer before fading. This can result in a bluish tone around touchup time.
INORGANIC PIGMENTS: Our bodies tend to metabolize and process the BLACK & YELLOW more quickly. And the RED tends to hang around longer before fading. This can result in a pink tone around touchup time.
Is this normal?
Yes, this is completely normal and happens to everyone at some point. Whether it be 9 months or 9 years. When you come in for your touchup we replace the pigment that has naturally faded and this neutralizes the unwanted tone.
Watch the first 3 minutes of this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Lmo4zn8VxI