Deep Cleansing Antibacterial Aftercare Soap for Tattoos & Piercings
Tattoo Goo states that their Deep Cleansing Antibacterial Aftercare Soap is formulated to provide a broad spectrum germicidal kill while being gentle to the skin. The soap's specially formulated cleansing agent PCMX-L cleans at a deeper level to prevent bacterial growth and infection by removing more dirt and dead skin cells. New healthy emerging layers of skin are exposed, an important step in tattoo healing and piercing aftercare. Comes in a 2 oz bottle.
When choosing a soap you want to pick one that is not harsh to the skin. Harsh soaps can dry out the skin causing "special safe harbors" for bacteria and viruses to hide in making it very difficult to get a good kill on the skin. Traditional antimicrobial / antibacterial soaps contain quats (quaternary ammonia) compounds which carry very alkaline (high pH's) although effective at short term kills they are ineffective on persistent antimicrobial activity and they complicate good skin hygiene by systematically destroying the acid mantle of the skin. Ordinary "green" soap you speak of is an example of this kind of activity. Most people don't realize that although alcohol is known as a Class 1 Antiseptic it has a VERY short kill time maybe only 10-15 seconds. If you read the medical articles which support the use of alcohol based products you will find that in order to gain an "effective kill" you need to use at least 5ml's on your hands. Most applications by individuals barely reach 1ml. These products are temporary and do not provide a sustainable germ resistant environment.
Deep Cleansing Aftercare Soap - Active Ingredients: Chloroxylenol (PCMX). Inactive Ingredients: Water Deionized, Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium Lauryl Sarcosinate, Cocamide DEA, Glyceryl Laurate, EDTA, Glycerin, Methylparaben, Polyquaternium-7, Allantoin, Rose Red Color, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride