Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Review // Tattoo care with Eco Cosmetics

I've been tattooed for a couple of years now and it's definitely one of those things that I often think to myself why on earth did I wait so long to get started?! Currently I have quite the collection of them ranging from the smallest to bigger thigh fillers. I have well and truly caught the tattoo bug! Being tattooed has given me a new found appreciation for many things that include but are not limited to body confidence, just how amazing the human body is and just how rude some people can be too! I'll save that last one for another post though, eh?! 

I literally love everything about the process of being tattooed. From researching the best artists to actually getting tattooed (even though it hurts, yes!) to looking after my ink long after it has healed. I am working on getting my legs fully tattooed and so I'm most definitely in this for the long haul as I have a lot of leg still to cover.... haha!

I know this sounds super nerdy but I am really pedantic about looking after my tattoos as I intend for them to look their best for years to come. Long term care is something I think a lot of people overlook but I have adapted my routine over the past few years to include everything from using the right products to keep the skin pampered and moisturised to staying out of the sun and even eating a better diet. Healthy skin is gonna keep that ink bright and fresh for as long as possible, am I right?! 

Recently, I received an email from Eco Cosmetics who have developed a range of products that have been designed specifically for tattooed skin and they very kindly asked if i''d like to try some out. I jumped straight on board to put them to the test as you guys know that I am super passionate about finding new products that are cruelty free, chemical free and are actually good to use too!

"For Tattoo Lovers" is a superb range of products that have been designed to care for and protect tattooed skin. The range contains ingredients that have been selected specifically to look after your ink including noni extract which is renowned for it's healing and rejuvenating properties. These products are packed full of goodness and have no nasties and I absolutely couldn't wait to try them out! 

Let's start with the Tattoo Sun Lotion which is the one product I haven't actually tried out yet for obvious reasons (it's currently snowing outside as I write this!). This is the first sun lotion that I have personally come across that has been specifically created for use on tattooed skin and I am really looking forwards to trying it out when the sun makes an appearance again in 2018! 

I love the fact that it is a lotion (I hate sun protection that comes in oil format.... so messy!) and that it comes with a pump dispenser. Products that are quick and easy to use are always a winner in my book!  

The sun lotion is an SPF 30 and all of the ingredients inside are of 100% natural origin. As it's so gentle and natural, I'd have absolutely no problem using this on kiddo too. It's free of synthetic sunscreen filters and provides immediate protection so I'll definitely be popping this in my bag to use on the whole family, not just my tattooed legs! 

Next we have the Tattoo Shower Gel which is the product that I was the most excited about because I never know what I should be using to cleanse my tattooed skin effectively! Once again, I love the design of the bottle which comes with a flip top lid. Super easy and fuss free.... my kinda thing! 

The fruity smell is gentle but refreshing and this shower gel foams up beautifully without using harsh foaming agents such as SLS. A little goes a long way and the 200ml size bottle is going to last me a long time, I'm sure! 

I love that this range of products covers everything from cleansing to pampering, it really makes me feel reassured that I am covering all bases when it comes to looking after my tattooed skin!  

Finally, we have the Tattoo Body Lotion. Let me tell you, I flipping love this product. It's a superb lotion suitable for every day use and contains SPF 10 which acts as daily UV protection and reduces the bleaching effects of sun radiation. It also contains panthenol which actively helps to protect tattoo colour. 

Basically, it's ace! 

I usually use thicker creams on my skin, especially during winter but this lightweight lotion does just as good a job and is an absolute delight to use.

The lotion melts into the skin effortlessly and smells just delicious in a gentle, fruity, natural and refreshing kinda way. It feels super soothing to use and isn't at all greasy meaning that I can get dressed immediately after using it. 

Again, a little goes a long way and I really do think that my skin feels brighter and refreshed after applying it to my tattoos. 

As with all of the Eco Cosmetics products, the body lotion is vegan and cruelty free. I am really so impressed with this product, so much so that I have currently swapped it for my usual unscented cocoa butter as my daily go-to body moisturising product. 

I feel that this lotion would be a really good one to use in summer as it's so refreshing but obviously I'm going to use it all year round as it's so lovely! 

Before I wrap up this post, I finally wanted to mention the beautiful design of these products. They look incredible, don't they?! Each of the three products come in a gorgeous little box which is both printed on the inside and out. They would make perfect gifts for any of your tattooed buddies or just as a treat for yourself!

If you're looking for natural, vegan, cruelty free products to care for tattooed skin then I would really recommend checking out Eco Cosmetics. You can find out lots more on their website and also over on their instagram and twitter pages. 

Have you got any tips for long term tattoo care? I would love to hear them so please leave a comment below!

* I was kindly sent these products in return for an honest review. As always, all content and thoughts are my own

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