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 Tina Davies. -Brows HERE for Everafter - Lips/Eyeliner What kinds of pigments are there? PMU pigments fall into two categories: Inorganic and Organic. ORGANIC PIGMENTS organic pigments are much brighter, richer, luminous and intense more translucent 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) INORGANIC PIGMENTS 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.
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.
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.
HYBRID: A combo of the above to counteract or delay any of the above results.
All Perma Blend pigments including Tina Davies are a blend of both organic and inorganic pigments and are identified as an “hybrid” pigment line.
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 COMPOSITION Organic/hybrid pigments contain both carbon pigments and mineral pigments. They are typically soluble and dissolve easily in water. Inorganic/iron oxide pigments are derived from mineral and salt compounds and are insoluble, separating in water. INTENSITY OF THE PIGMENT COLOR Organic/hybrid pigments have a very bright color/hue intensity whereas inorganic/iron oxide pigments are more earthy and muted. PARTICLE SIZE Organic/hybrid pigments contain carbon CI’s which are smaller, reflect more light, and are more transparent. Inorganic/iron oxide pigments have a larger particle size, reflect less light, and are not transparent. Despite carbon black being an inorganic, it has the smallest molecule size out of organic and inorganic pigments. PIGMENT DEPOSIT INTO THE SKIN Organic/hybrid pigments have smaller particle sizes and are much easier to implant into the skin. Inorganic pigments have larger particle sizes and are harder to implant into the skin. OPACITY Organic/hybrid pigments can be highly transparent depending on the amount of white and black CI’s whereas inorganic pigments are more opaque. LONGEVITY Organic/hybrid pigments will last for years and are considered “forever pigments” with little fading out. Inorganic/iron oxide pigments are much more forgiving and will fade out rapidly within 1-2 years. EFFECTS OF FADING & MAINTENANCE FREQUENCY Organic/hybrid pigment formulations that contain carbon black can look cool/ashy/grey after 2-3 years and will need to be "warmed-up" to shift the color back to a neutral hue/color. This can happen because the organic pigment ingredients such as red and yellow fade, leaving behind carbon black and white. Inorganic/iron oxide pigments can look very faded with an orange/red residual after approximately 1.5 years and will need to be “cooled-down” to shift the color back to a neutral hue/color. This can happen because as iron oxide black fades, it can leave behind the red and yellow inorganic/iron oxide pigments.