Electric Ink…Keeping Skin Art At It’s Most Vibrant

I’ve actually seen a lot more tattoo goos lately – in store and advertised on-line.  And by “goos” I lovingly mean ointments, creams, lotions and potions to keep one’s skin art looking it’s best.  A decade ago you’d need to take a trip to the shop to get something of the ilk, while everyone else looked at your cross-eyed. 

Not anymore!  CVS has one such tattoo protectant gracing the shelves (the one I  noted being SkinFix Tattoo Balm.) While the formula isn’t necessarily novel, I love that a mass market retailer actually jumped on the tattoo bandwagon – talk about making the stuff more accessible! 

Electric Ink is a new name to me, but I saw these new goodies by way of BritishBeautyBlogger this morning (April 10) and thought they were worth sharing.  

Again, the formulas aren’t necessarily mind-bending as far as ingredients or what they can actually do – most of it is about hydration and keeping the skin looking it’s best (which makes for a healthier, glossy tattoo!) That said, I like that the ingredients are nourishing, and even take inflammation into account (which, yes, can last for a time after the initial inking.)

It’s pretty awesome that companies are embracing the idea that those with art often DO care about keeping things bright and beautiful as long as possible (why wouldn’t we?!)  I think we’ve all seen those well-weathered, and sun-beaten ones, which the wearing is more than entitled to…but many of us hope to have ones that “age” a little more gracefully.

Well, companies and retailers are making it a lot easier for your to protect your investments so there’s no reason (or excuse) for you to end up looking too much like a pirate. Unless, of course, that’s your thing…then, more power to you and your mysteriously faded artwork!

 

Palmer’s Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil has definitely gotten some major praise over the last year or two, and has come to the forefront in all sorts of cosmetic products.  Palmer’s, who is known (I think it’s fair to say) for its Cocoa Butter formulas (I have some myself!) has recently posted some new products on its Instagram page, all made with Coconut Oil.

By the looks of it, there are four items in the lineup:

  • Body Lotion
  • Body Cream
  • Body Oil
  • Hand Cream

One of the things I have always liked about Palmer’s Cocoa Butter is the scent – it reminds me of baking! I’d be curious to see what these smell like – good coconut scent is delicious.  

(There are, by the way, other Palmer’s Coconut Oil products out….but this does appear to be a new range all together!.)