Organic, inorganic Pigments and hybrid mixtures in Permanent Make-up

What’s the difference in organic and inorganic as well as hybrid PMU pigments?

In order to understand the difference and properties of hybrid pigments, let’s take a look at the differences of inorganic and organic PMU pigments as hybrid pigments are a blend of both. The difference between the two lies in their composition and properties. Here’s a breakdown:

Organic PMU Pigments

  1. Composition: Organic pigments are derived from organic compounds, typically carbon-based. They are usually made from a combination of natural and synthetic ingredients, such as minerals, plant extracts, and synthetic organic dyes.
  2. Color Range: Organic pigments generally offer a broader range of colors, including a variety of warm and cool tones. They are more likely to match natural skin or hair shades and are often used for creating more natural-looking results.
  3. Color Retention: Organic pigments tend to have a slightly higher chance of color change or fading over time due to factors such as oxidation, UV exposure, and the body’s natural skin renewal processes.
  4. Allergy Potential: As organic pigments are in part derived from plants / plant extracts, some individuals may react to them. However, also LONG-TIME-LINER® organic pigments are known for their very low allergy potential.

Inorganic PMU Pigments

  1. Composition: Inorganic pigments are typically made from minerals. They contain elements such as iron oxide and other inorganic compounds.
  2. Color Range: Inorganic pigments offer earthy tones and muted shades. They are known for being more long-lasting and having a high color stability- other than their reputation may suggest.
  3. Color Retention: Inorganic pigments tend to have better color retention and stability compared to organic pigments. They are generally more resistant to fading, oxidation, and UV exposure.
  4. Allergy Potential: Inorganic pigments have a lower risk of causing allergies or adverse reactions compared to organic pigments. However, individual sensitivities can’t be excluded, this is why no pigment can be declared allergy-proof. LONG-TIME-LINER® pigments are generally know for their very low allergy potential.

The choice between organic and inorganic pigments depends on various factors, including the desired color outcome, technique used, and individual factors such as clients’ skin type and sensitivity. Professional PMU technicians need to provide guidance on selecting the appropriate pigment type based on the client’s preferences and requirements. That is why an intense color theory for pigments and skin tones as well as undertones is so essential in pmu education, especially for beginners – in combination with accurate predrawing techniques this is why our professional pmu education is more sound and profound than others.

What are considered hybrid colors of PMU and what are their advantages?

Hybrid colors in Permanent Make Up refer to pigments that combine both organic and inorganic components. These pigments are created by blending organic and inorganic pigments to achieve specific colors. Here are some advantages of using hybrid colors in PMU:

  1. Color Stability: Hybrid pigments tend to offer even better color stability compared to purely organic pigments. The inclusion of inorganic components helps enhance the pigment’s UV resistance to reduce fading, resulting in an even more stable color retention.
  2. Natural Appearance: Hybrid pigments can provide a more natural-looking outcome, particularly for eyebrow micropigmentation from hair-by-hair to powder brow. The combination of organic and inorganic parts allow to mimic natural hair or skin tones even more accurately – preventing them to fade in greyish (organic pigments) or reddish (inorganic pigments) tones.
  3. Wide Color Range: Hybrid pigments offer a broader range of colors and shades, giving PMU technicians more options to match a client’s specific preferences and individual skin tone. The combination of organic and inorganic components allow a vast choice of colors.
  4. Compatibility and Safety: Hybrid pigments are often formulated to be compatible with various skin types and less likely to cause adverse reactions.

It’s worth noting that the specific advantages of hybrid colors can vary depending on the brand and formulation of the pigments. PMU technicians should always ensure they are using high-quality pigments from reputable manufacturers and follow proper hygiene and safety practices during the application process. Additionally, conducting tests on a small, hidden part (after doctors’ clearance in case of known allergies) on clients before the procedure can help identify any potential sensitivities or reactions.

LONG-TIME-LINER® PMU colors are based on over 35 years of pmu expertise. We always strive to offer you the best pigments available – so that you can offer your clients the best pmu results. We are know for having pmu colors with a very low allergy potential as we pay careful attention to the pigments and ingredients used. Our pigmentes are of highest purity and our ingredients are of medical quality – they are very economical, a few drops go a long way.

Since 1986, LONG-TIME-LINER® stands for highly tolerated PMU pigments with an extremely low allergy potential, which can be further reduced by hybrid pigments. In addition, we pay attention to the purity and medical quality of each component of our colours, especially the individual pigments. But our responsibility does not end here, which is why we regularly have batches of our pigmentation inks tested by independent external laboratories!

In our assortment of over 70 pigmentation inks for all decorative and camouflage PMU techniques (scar or areola pigmentation for example) you can find organic, inorganic pigments as well as hybrid pigments. Check our Online Shop to see our vast color choice.

LONG-TIME-LINER® Permanent Make Up

Since more than 35 years we stand for quality and safety Made in Germany. Several thousand Linergist® in more than 70 countries rely on the uncompromising quality of our Permanent Make-up products and professional PMU education and training from beginner level to PMU professionals. Our high-quality, REACH-compliant pigmentation inks (pmu colors) and the particularly precise and gentle pigmentation devices as well as hygienic single use PMU modules are made in Germany and are subject to regular quality tests.

Our PERMANENT MAKE-UP TRAINING ACADEMY in Munich is renowned worldwide and synonymous with a highly professional PMU training and high-quality products made in Germany from our PMU devices to pigmentation modules to our PMU inks. That is why we welcome people from all over the world in our academy – from the USA to Australia, from Ireland to the Emirates, Asia and all the way even to New Caledonia. Trainings are also held and training material is provided in English if needed – you are also welcome to bring a translator if you may need a particular language translation. We do have Franchise Partners in several countries as well as International Trainers – contact us to find out more and get all information needed.