PurSan 118mL Skin Cleanser

Aftercare Skin Cleanser
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
May. 13, 2013
By: UCTattoos

This review is for: SOLabs’ PurSan 118mL Skin Cleanser

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This was purchased directly from Science Options Laboratories Inc. It is a very nice sized bottle of 118mL with a flip-top cap to prevent cross contamination. It is paraben-free, fragrance-free, replenishes natural emollients, purifies skin, hydrates the skin and prevents damage caused my dryness, kills odour-causing bacteria, and contains Chloroxylenol (PCMX).

This soap is amazing. By far my favourite soap I have tried. All of my clients who have tried it also swear by it. It makes your skin very soft afterward, and lathers amazingly. You use a raindrop sized amount on your finger, and it will lather your entire tattoo! Using very little it also lasts quite a long time. I’ve had a repeat client use this for five tattoos, and still have a little bit left. It is used for aftercare, not for use during a tattoo. It is also designed to work in tandem with PurKlenz, and PurTect. This way when artist, and client use the PurLine there is no chance of reaction between soaps, and ointments.

Recommended usage protocols can be found on their website for both tattoo, and piercing aftercare. Their usage protocols for tattooing are pretty spot on. Their MSDS for the product is also available there. The only difference I recommend to my clients is to not use it under running water, and to wait at least one hour before applying your aftercare ointment. This is to prevent water logging of your tattoo. Their protocols are as follows: Apply PurSan to hands to wash and rinse hands, wet the tattooed area to be washed, apply a small amount of PurSan to freshly washed hands and gently rub the tattoo area, rinse fully under running water, gently pat dry with a clean towel, apply appropriate aftercare ointment, repeat 2-3 times a day for seven days.

It is very difficult to use this product incorrectly. It is designed phenomenally. SOLabs is also very good for taking the advice of their clients, and other tattoo artists, and are always working on their formula to improve their product for the tattoo industry. They work to make the clients, and industry better rather than to make a quick buck. The only thing I can see people doing is using too much, but really—from experience—all that will do is make you need to put forth extra effort to make sure you rinsed all the soap off of your tattoo. However, being as you use very little this soap is a must have for anyone who is thinking of getting a tattoo. It is inexpensive, and goes a very long way. I’d also like to mention that their packaging is amazing. PurSan is shipped sealed, and covered in a protective barrier.

PurKlenz, PurTect and PurSan are available in Canada at www.solabs.ca and distributed by Eikon Device, BodyArtPro (PurKlenz only) and Bowers Medical Supply. See the American website www.purklenz.com for a list of Canadian and American Distributors selling PurKlenz and PurTect in the U.S.A. Note, PurSan should be available in the U.S.A. soon.

PurSan is by far my favourite soap on the market. It easily gets 5 out of 5, and I request everyone I speak with to use it. Using the entire PurLine is a safe and easy way to prevent reactions with products, and they work amazingly well. Everyone should use it.

SOLabs’ PurTect

Ointment of the Gods

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

March. 26, 2013
By UCTattoos

This review is for:
SOLabs‘ PurTect


I purchased this ointment from: PHILink TATTOOz(a tattoo shop in my city). It costs me about $20.00CAD with taxes. However, if you buy direct from SOLabs it turns out to be cheaper. You need to buy a case though. It’s more expensive at once, but cheaper in the long run. If you go through it quickly, and have the funds I suggest buying a case!


purTect AfterCare
purTect AfterCare

This is a great ointment. I use it during my tattoo process, as well as an aftercare for myself! It works great both ways. The ointment has vitamin A, and E in it, as well as being antimicrobial. I find it is less liquid, and less oily than some other ointments. I also find you use a lot less of it. During a tattoo I use about a dime sized amount. For aftercare I use about a rain drop(obviously depending on the size of the tattoo). I’ve never had to use more than 2 rain drops of ointment. It keeps your tattoo moist, but doesn’t over moisten. It also keeps your skin healthy, and bacteria free!


I give this ointment 5 out of 5 stars. It goes on nice, wipes off easily, and makes tattoos heal quickly, and bright!

Troll Skin

Troll Skin Tattoo Aftercare
Troll Skin Tattoo Aftercare

Nestled quietly in the back of an unsuspecting Gilbert business plaza, Skin Actives’ derma logical scientists have been formulating a rapid tattoo healing serum dubbed “Troll Skin”.

Nestled quietly in the back of an unsuspecting Gilbert business plaza, Skin Actives’ derma logical scientists have been formulating a rapid tattoo healing serum dubbed “Troll Skin”.

In our meeting (a week or so ago) Rosa touts the rave reviews that the product received at the 2010 biggest tattoo show on earth. Being the skeptic that I (the tattoo artist) have about any new magic aftercare product, I approach the meeting with caution. I also started to recall the whole salon / skincare scene that I had experienced in the past… but as soon as we sat down with Jonatan in the modest board room to discuss the Troll Skin tattoo serum and cream, I quickly realized that I was not dealing with snobby “Rolfs” types that I dreaded.I found myself engaged in a really informative conversation about a promising product . . . from competent and excited people. You could sense the feeling of pride that these two had about their product and you could sense the awe they had about the ambiguous industry that is tattoo. Arizona tattoo is a genre of its own, complete with its own class system. Aftercare products are the same way. You got your “over the counter” tried and true aquifer / A&D ointments – moving up to your “balms and salves” specifically designed for tattooing, and finally you have you “upper product lines” that tout themselves as a packaged solution for tattoo aftercare options. These packages are getting increasingly more complex (as it seems) by the day, and this tattoo artist is feeling the fatigue with the whole concept.I know artists who personally have nudged their clients away from purchasing aftercare products sold at the shops saying “save your cash”. Jonatan , with a confident smile looks across the table at me and says, “we know this product works, and we know once artists try it they will want to use it.” I agreed to give it a whirl. I took 2 of each serum and cream. Joe Lucero and I will conduct our own tests and share the results on tattooradar.com(Professional Tattoo Gear Review Website Coming Soon)- I will also post updates to Arizona tattoo magazine as well.Keep your eyes out for this product which is actually for sale now. Also check out the link to their facebook.Jonatan shared a little insight for his plans for the product line,…. it was obvious what business he was in as he puts a few drops of another liquid on my hands before I knew what was happening.. “this is great for tattoo artists who have dry hands”, he said enthusiastically . .I agreed that my hands are always messed up from alcohol and gloves and cleaning sterilization chemicals… but I didn’t have the heart to tell Jonatan that I used “dove bar soap” to wash my hair that morning… (if that says something about the level of thought I put into my OWN skin).This product: Troll Skin is not for the tattoo artist though; it’s for their clients and their art. I am a strong proponent of the saying “a good tattoo will heal well as long as the skin is not overly damaged during the tattoo”,  but I have seen some tattoo artists who put such a strong emphasis on aftercare products that their clients too swear by them.Is it a necessity?Nah…But are tattoos themselves a necessity? If this tattoo Troll Skin product can make your skin heal faster and brighter, would you be willing to use it on your next tattoo?My overall editorial opinion on these guys is that they appear to be good people with common sense and positive outlook on the whole tattoo industry. This industry is rapidly expanding and Arizona is no exception. You will have those who are along the “old school” mentality that will tell you that there are too many tattoo studios already and too many artists, and too many supply companies, and too many aftercare products. I think that in a few years the dust will settle and you will see which companies, shops, and products will come out of this change alive.

Tatu Derm

Tatu Derm Review from Tattoo Radar

Professional Tattoo Aftercare Product Review: Tatu Derm

The Product: Tatu-Derm Aftercare

The Review:

First having seen this roll of adhesive futuristic stuff at Hell City in 2008, I was pretty impressed with the presentation and conceptual idea of the thing. I did not stick around to see the tattoo that was on “demo” heal. I did not try it out myself. I recently picked up a roll of this stuff for about $20.00 from Eikon. I want to let you know that it has a dual purpose. If you use EMLA or a pain management topical, this stuff is really helpful in ensuring proper absorption and quicker / easier than plastic wrap. Now for the actual real life intended purpose of this stuff, I know there is a lot of debate about using plastic wraps, dry healing, after care yadda yadda yadda… My typical rant to my clients is to use some A&D lightly for first few days then as needed after that. I decided to test the tatu-derm on a portrait tattoo on my wife’s thigh. I did mostly large mag work with black and gray pigments. I would not say that I ran the machines super light, but it was typical tattoo style for me. My wife has a difficult time healing on her legs as well (from previous tattoos experience). We were skeptical with the tatu derm, but we did think that at a minimum it would prevent some pigment from staining the bed sheets the first night or two.

I have to say that it healed very fast with the tatu-derm. She barely put any aftercare product on the tattoo, she said it felt like it was healed the 2nd day. I checked it out, and it was kind of dried out, but I believe she left it on longer than the recommended timeline, but it was very soft and smooth and pretty much healed. I really think I have to experiment with it some more, but I think there is a lot of room for incorporating it into the tattoo process for your client. Maybe not having them use it for a week, but just enough for two days or so. I think it takes a lot of guess work out as far as if the client is taking care of it. It does what it says, and it keeps it the right moistness / dryness. I think I like it, but I have to play with it some more.

The PROS: Easy to apply, overlapping sheets actually works, seems to aid in healing process

The CONS: if you wanted to give your client some to take home – you have to peel it off the roll first, and it can get a bit complex.

Should you buy it: I am going to have to say yes, go get some – for twenty bucks you can’t go wrong. Play with it a bit and see for yourself.

The Rating: 7/10