🥥 Coconut Oil
Let's dive into the world of coconut oil, the skin's moisture magician. It's like the skincare version of a hydration spa, thanks to its fatty acid buddies. Think of it as Mother Nature's way of saying, "Your skin deserves a drink!"
Now, imagine this: eczema and dry skin are like your skin's arch-enemies, but here comes coconut oil to save the day. It's their kryptonite, swooping in to moisturize and rescue parched skin. And guess what? It's not just a skin savior, it moonlights as an art protector too. Think of it as your tattoo's personal bodyguard, ensuring the colors stay vibrant and your skin stays happy.
And the million-dollar question: Can you trust coconut oil with your fresh ink? You betcha! Coconut oil isn't just safe, it's like a spa day for your tattoo. It brings a whole arsenal of healing powers to the table, making sure your ink game is strong.
Due to its fatty acid components, coconut oil delivers a high level of moisture to the skin.
This is what makes the oil so popular for eczema and dry skin. When considering tattoo aftercare, coconut oil can help protect the art from looking dull while also keeping your skin healthy.
Many question during the aftercare process if you can safely use coconut oil on a fresh tattoo. The answer is that coconut oil is absolutely safe to use on new tattoos and offers a wide array of healing and restorative properties to the skin.
🌿 Hemp Seed Oil
Enter hemp seed oil, the comfort blanket for your tattooed skin. Thanks to its impressive fatty acid lineup, it's like a soothing symphony for discomfort after getting inked.
Here's the cool part: hemp oil has this fatty acid MVP called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). It's like the cool kid in school who's both an anti-inflammatory champ and a skin growth guru. Imagine it as your tattoo's personal life coach, keeping things calm and encouraging growth.
But wait, there's more! Hemp oil doesn't discriminate - whether you've got dry skin, oily skin, or anything in between, it's got your back. It's like the Swiss Army knife of skincare, minus the corkscrew.
The level of fatty acids in hemp oil means that it is a natural emollient, which is amazing news for tattoo lovers. This means that it's the perfect remedy for discomfort after a new tattoo is completed.
One of the omega-6 fatty acids that hemp oil contains is gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory while simultaneously encouraging skin growth and new cell generation.
There are a number of skin care benefits that you can get from using hemp seed oil topically.
Hemp oil is perfect for most skin types as it can moisturize without clogging your pores. It can even help to balance out oily skin, hydrating it and regulating the skin’s oil production.
Dryness can also cause your skin to overproduce oil, which in turn, can bring about dry skin. Hemp oil can prevent dry skin without clogging pores.
🌼 Jojoba Oil
Let's talk about jojoba oil, the skin's doppelgänger. It's like your skin's long-lost twin, offering a healing touch that's oh-so-natural. Think of it as your tattoo's cool and collected mentor, guiding it through the healing journey.
Here's the science: jojoba oil mimics your skin's natural oils. It's like giving your tattoo a big ol' high-five, saying, "I got you, buddy!" Plus, it's armed with antibacterial and antimicrobial powers, making sure infection keeps its distance.
Jojoba Oil will aid in the healing process because of its natural properties being so close to the bodies’ own oils.
Mimic's the skin's natural oils. Pure Jojoba oil moisturizes, let's the skin breath and protects—all traits that a tattoo needs for healing. Jojoba Oil has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, which help keep infection out of a healing tattoo.
🧈 Shea Butter
Introducing shea butter, the tattoo's BFF. With a dash of wit and a sprinkle of science, it's like a superhero for your skin. Imagine it as a fusion of vitamins A, C, and E - the trio that makes dryness and scarring run for the hills.
But here's the kicker: shea butter doesn't just moisturize, it's like a skin whisperer. It gets deep into the skin, leaving your tattoo less scaly and more radiant. And the best part? It's got infection-fighting skills too.
Shea Butter is rich in vitamin A that helps in the regeneration process and helps provide better-finished aftercare for your tattoos. Shea Butter also consists of high Vitamin C and E levels, which are potent antioxidants for the skin and help prevent the skin from drying up and scarring.
Shea Butter includes significant properties necessary for protecting your skin, moisturizing, healing wounds, and shielding the skin from UV rays.
When you apply this lubricating and moisturizing fatty acid, the tattoo will end up being less scaly and will heal much faster and better.
Shea Butter, as a moisturizing ingredient, penetrates deep into the skin, but a thin layer remains on the skin surface to keep your tattoo protected even after using VI Tattoo Soap. It also comes with the additional functionality of preventing any infection on the skin.
🍶 Olive Oil
Say hello to olive oil, the soap star with a smooth touch. It's like the skin's gentle conductor, leaving it soft and supple. Packed with Oleic acid, it's like a spa treatment for your skin every time you lather up.
Olive oil makes a solid, long lasting bar soap with a gentle cleansing lather, suitable for all skin types including tattooed areas and sensitive skins. High in Oleic acid, olive oil will help to condition your skin leaving it smooth and supple.
🍊 Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil
Now, let's talk about sea buckthorn fruit oil, the skin's repair crew. With omegas 6 and 7, it's like a renovation project for problem skin. Picture it as the calming force, soothing inflammation and turning redness into history. And guess what? It's got a backstage pass to a party of nutrients and vitamins.
Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil contains omega 6 and the highly sought after omega 7, brilliant for aiding in skin repair and regeneration, making this oil ideal for problem skin. It’s fast absorbing and will help to soothe inflammation and reduce redness. Of course Sea Buckthorn Berry is an all natural berry, the raw berry is even consumed by many people for numerous other health benefits.
Sea buckthorn contains an incredible 190 nutrients and phytonutrients. In fact, its vitamin C concentrations are 12 times higher than that of an orange. If you aren’t aware, vitamin C is actually referred to as the “beauty vitamin” thanks to its ability to reduce inflammation in the skin, boost collagen for plumper, firmer skin, as well as brighten.
Fatty acids are also absolutely fantastic for healthy, clear and glowing skin and sea buckthorn is jam-packed in omega 3, 6 and 9. It’s also the only plant source on the planet that contains the elusive omega 7. Fatty acids not only promote a gorgeous, radiant glow, their anti-inflammatory effects are unrivaled.
Sea buckthorn also contains vitamins B1, B2, K, C, A, and E, folic acid, an array of powerful antioxidants and minerals.
🌴 Palm Oil (sustainably sourced)
Palm oil is like the sophisticated cousin of coconut oil. Overflowing with fatty acids and vitamins, it's like a nutrient-packed smoothie for your skin. Imagine it as the skin's loyal companion, moisturizing without abandon and delivering a soap with a bubbly personality. Plus, it's got some secret skills: skin elasticity, UV protection, and the timeless art of wrinkle-fighting.
Palm oil is an edible plant oil that is made from the pulp of the fruit of the oil palm tree. The oil, which is similar to coconut oil, is one of the richest edible oils known to man. The oil is full of many healthy fatty acids, as well as an assortment of vitamins, antioxidants, and other phytonutrients. Additionally, the oil has incredibly high levels of vitamin A and vitamin E, making it a wonderful ingredient in skin care products and in natural soaps.
Palm oil is very moisturizing and never dries out your skin. Also, adding palm oil into any natural soap results in the soap having a pleasant lather with nice medium bubbles. Finally, palm oil increases the hardness of the bar and helps it last longer.
Palm Oil enhances skin elasticity, protects skin from harmful UV radiation, boosts circulation, soothes minor burns, slows the look of wrinkles, lightens dark spots and blemishes, and facilitates the regeneration of newer, more supple skin.
Give it up for glycerin, the hydration maestro. Imagine it as your skin's personal magnet for moisture, ensuring it stays hydrated and happy.
This versatile ingredient acts as an amazing humectant, helping to hydrate the skin by drawing in moisture from water in the air. Glycerin is a valuable and beneficial byproduct of the soap making process.
⚗️ Sodium Hydroxide (none remains in the final product) (Lye)
Lye, the soapmaking maestro, takes the stage. It's like the magical alchemist that turns oils into soap and glycerin. And don't worry, we're all about that extra-mile service - we've got extra oils in the mix so there's no lye hangover in the final product.
Lye is a critical ingredient in the soap-making process; It reacts with oils during the saponification process to create soap and glycerin, changing the liquid oils into a solid soap bar. We add extra oils to our product in a process called 'superfatting' to make sure no lye remains in the final product.