Are your permanent makeup pigments
organic? This is a common question, and whether you're a permanent makeup client or an artist, you should know the answer. Sadly, most permanent makeup training programs today don't have the time to understand the chemical structure of pigments. The result is that both consumers and artists are often misled.
First, the terms "organic" and "inorganic" can be important when choosing your agricultural or animal products and cosmetics (we all want to choose the safest and healthiest option), but for pigments, these terms have the same It does not matter where or how they are made, mined or created. Organic is only related to its chemical structure.
Pigments are finely divided insoluble black, white, or colored materials whose job is to provide color to the medium to which they are added. There are organic and inorganic pigments for tattoos and permanent makeup, as well as mixtures of the two.
Organic permanent makeup pigments with carbon
Organic pigments are not grain fed. They contain carbon and hydrogen and are made of dyes (chemicals that reveal color when dissolved) and lakes (dyes stabilized with inert binders such as metal salts).
In general, organic colors tend to be brighter, more vibrant, and bolder than inorganic colors, so they are often used in body tattoo paints and some lip glosses.
The carbon-based particles of organic pigments are much smaller than inorganic pigments, so organic pigments tend to be more transparent or more transparent, sometimes more unstable, and can shift position in the skin, causing the pigment to bleed or migrate. Typically, titanium dioxide, an inorganic pigment, is added to organic formulas for more opaque coverage and to reduce the risk of uneven fading.
Elemental carbon is the smallest of all organic pigment molecules. It is a very intense black and is often used in eyeliners, but should only be used by experienced artists due to its very small particle size and increased risk of migration.
"Inorganic" permanent makeup pigments are metal oxides
Inorganic pigments are metal salts formed from iron and oxygen, and they do not contain carbon. Iron, the most stable and common of all the elements, is inert, non-toxic, and very stable in the skin.
Inorganic pigments tend to be softer and less intense in color, so they are the most common source of the soft, natural colors we often use for permanent makeup. Inorganic pigments tend to have larger particle sizes, so our inorganic pigments have better hiding power, are more opaque, and are more UV resistant than organic pigments.
People often ask if metal oxide pigments are harmful. Inorganic pigments may be of concern because they are originally derived from natural sources such as rocks, minerals, iron oxides, and quartz. These natural oxides (like dust and dirt) are often mixed in nature with toxic metals such as arsenic, lead, and mercury.
Although inorganics were originally mined from natural sources, they are now produced synthetically in the laboratory, their chemical composition can be safely and accurately reproduced, and their quality and purity are strictly monitored.
What about allergic reactions?
Although anything you put on or on your skin can cause an allergic reaction, inorganic, inert, and stable iron oxides are less likely than organics to cause a reaction. They have been used in the tattoo industry for many years and are proven and authentic. There have been no successful lawsuits filed against iron oxide-based pigments.
What about NMR?
MRI uses magnetism to create images, and many people mistakenly believe that the iron in iron oxide pigments is affected, but iron oxide is a salt, not a piece of metal. The only pigments that can be affected by MRI are impure pigments that contain metal fragments.
The above briefly introduces the composition of permanent makeup pigments. If you want to know more or want to buy permanent makeup inks, please contact us
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