I would like to introduce to you our organic & in-organic pigments. I have been doing permanent make-up for more than 10 years and have learned from the best in the field there is. SL Web Store‘s pigments have proven success over the years of using and have come out on top of any other pigment in the PMU industry! Our pigments are hypo-allergenic and safe to use.

Basically, there are THREE types of permanent makeup pigments, (1) Iron Oxide Based Pigments, (2) In-Organic Pigments, (3) Organic Pigments and they are as follow:

1)Iron Oxide Based Pigments

This type of pigment is not recommended by us but is widely used in the PMU industry. I found that some and more so, of the eyebrow, eyeliner and lip procedures that I personally have done, started to change colour and fading also happened inconsistently.

My research in this phenomenon brought about the following finding:

  • Iron oxide is the most widely used pigment.
  • Some iron oxide based pigments are unstable in that it does not stay true to its colour when inserted in the skin.
  • Companies supplying iron oxide pigments developed rectifying colour to treat pigment that changed colour.
  • Permanent makeup companies teach rectifying techniques to counter pigment colour change and migration.
  • Reports have appeared of people having undergone an MRI and experiencing burning pain in the area where permanent cosmetics were implanted. The iron oxides in the pigment react to the magnetic fields and radio waves used in an MRI, causing this pain.

2) In-Organic Pigment

In-organic pigments are derived from ores and it is also the best tolerated, BUT not all colours can be obtained from this substance and other metals have to be used. In-organic pigment is thus a combination of organic and iron oxide elements to create an in-organic pigment that is more commonly used these days.

To sum up, in-organic pigments or minerals are primarily used in derma graphics.  These are more often than not produced synthetically from metals. The pigments used in derma pigmentation should reveal the following characteristics: the absence of toxicity, stability when subjected to light, insensitivity to metabolism, and absolute insolubility. This is to ensure that their stability remains constant and that they do not spread.

3) Organic Pigment

Being of the few permanent make-up companies that can create natural-looking permanent make-up on the eyes, brows and lips, is a powerful way to introduce organic pigments.

Organic pigments used to be made from living organisms, vegetable or animal, and are essentially carbon derivatives. Nowadays some organic pigments are made of plant extract. Carbon is the base of organic chemistry.  This is no longer the case today: for the most part, they are products of synthesis born of carbon chemistry.

Why carbon?  Because this element combines so perfectly with it as well as with other elements that they can never be separated.  In other words, these pigments are virtually indestructible. The three most frequently used elements in the synthesis of these pigments are hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen. They are to be found everywhere and, depending on the quantity and position of the substances combined with carbon, allow the great number of tonalities desired.

These organic pigments dispersed in the skin. This means that as the main constituent of the human body is water, they will dissolve over a period of time. To prevent the colour from dissolving, the soluble organic pigments are combined with an insoluble substance, such as hydroxide of alumina, which “coats” the pigments.

The pigment becomes heavier and as a consequence acts as fixatives, which hold better under the skin. The coat also renders the pigment molecule insoluble in the human body.  Lastly, the added advantage of these pigments is that it reduces the risk of an allergic reaction because the “coat” isolates the organic substance in the body.

The lighter colours are generally composed of organic pigments whose life expectancy is shorter than that of inorganic pigments.