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Why can't inorganic pigments for permanent makeup be called "mineral"?

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Call things correctly

If you read the content of GOST standards, then you have probably seen the abbreviation NDP. What does it mean?

In our work, we also teach to call things correctly. For example:

  • Not a molecule of titanium dioxide, but a particle of titanium dioxide
  • Not pigments, but inks (when talking about the finished product, and not about solid, insoluble colored particles)
  • Not mineral, but inorganic pigments

Let's talk more about the latest error.

Inorganic pigments are not "mineral"

The majority of PMU artists calls inorganic pigments "mineral". Moreover, what they call mineral is not the dry fraction, but the finished product—ink. There are no mineral inks, there are inks assembled from inorganic components.

GOST standard, written back in 1974, speaks of the differences between these concepts. And for a good reason. The difference is that there is the production of inorganic pigments (their synthesis) and the extraction of mineral pigments from rocks. That is why the text features the descriptor — NDP (not allowed for use).

The production of inks for tattoos and permanent makeup is implemented through the use of synthesized components, and it does not matter if they are organic or inorganic. And they are definitely not mineral.

Check out the screenshot from the official document. By the way, this GOST standard is still valid!

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