For many years, people have been using natural oils on their tattoos. And for good reason. They can provide excellent healing qualities for new ink.
Common natural oils used on tattoos:
Wheat germ oil
Rice bran oil
Tea tree oil
Vitamin E oil
These oils work well at keeping your skin's outer layer (epidermis) moisturized. They do this by sealing the surface of your skin. Some oils also have anti-bacterial and anti-microbial protection, which is great for healing. Natural oils help soften your skin and may even temporarily brighten your tattoos.
Natural oils can provide excellent support for dry skin and other skin conditions. And as a bonus, these oils can be very affordable, but this comes at a cost.
Oils are greasy (oily) and can leave a residue.
Oils can have a strong odor or fragrance.
Oils can clog skin pores.
Oils cannot penetrate deep into the skin's epidermis (outer layer).
You may be thinking what does this have to do with my tattoos? Excellent question.
Tattoos fade as we age. This is due to our skin's natural aging process. As we get older, the look of our tattoos will become dull and washed out.
The interesting fact is that our tattoos do not actually fade. Their ink remains bright, deep below the surface of the skin. In simple terms, aged skin is like a dirty windshield on your vehicle. Keep the glass clean, and you can see the reflection on the other side of the glass.
If you want bold vibrant tattoos, keep your skin healthy and youthful. This is why we developed Inked Ritual's Anti-Fade Tattoo Serum.
Inked Ritual's complex formula nourishes, rejuvenates, hydrates and moisturizes your skin. This occurs deep below the skin's outer layer (epidermis) and into the dermis skin layer. Inked Ritual's potent anti-aging peptides, hyaluronic acid, amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and phospholipids feed your skin. This encourages collagen and elastin production, which keeps your skin firm, healthy and youthful. The result - Bold Vibrant Tattoos!
Compared to Inked Ritual, natural oils do not contain any anti-aging ingredients. Oils can be too heavy to penetrate and absorb deep into your skin, like Inked Ritual does. Oils will sit on the surface of your skin, making great surface moisturizers. They may be excellent for healing and even protecting your skin from infections. But anti-aging and stopping tattoo fading - No.
And when it comes to applying natural oils, you'll see your tattoos look brighter, but it's only a temporary effect caused by the oil lubricating and sealing the surface of your skin.
Unlike natural oils, Inked Ritual does not seal the surface of your skin. But Inked Ritual does change the look of your tattoos. By enhancing the skin's health, your tattoos will look more bold and vibrant. These changes remain, unlike with oils, because Inked Ritual works below the epidermis skin layer to keep your tattoos looking their best. In fact, the more you use Inked Ritual the more positive changes you'll see in your tattoos. It's like watching your physique transform after going to working out every day.
Now the cost. Most natural oils are affordable, but natural oils are limited in their capabilities. And there's a good reason for that when comparing them to Inked Ritual Tattoo Care Anti-Fade Serum.
Remember..., you'll always get what you pay for. If your tattoo investment matters, consider your options to stop your ink from fading.
Another awesome thing about Inked Ritual, is that you can still use your natural oils with it. Apply Inked Ritual first onto your clean dry tattooed skin. You can then apply your oil, lotion, cream, butter, balm or butter over top. This is not necessary, but it can add another layer of protection on your skin. This will also lock in Inked Ritual's ingredients.
Again, not necessary, but optional if you have excessively dry skin.
I understand that advanced tattoo skincare protection is not for everyone. But if you're dead set on using natural oils on your tattooed skin, that's all good. Better that than nothing.
I've met too many people who shared with me how they regret not taking care of their tattooed skin. They took it for granted, never considering how bad their tattoos would look dull and faded as they aged.
Bottom line, you can never compare Inked Ritual to natural oils, lotions or creams, balms or salves. These are different skincare products, with different functions and purposes.
The undisputed fact is if you want bold vibrant tattoos for life, then your skin needs to stay youthful and healthy.