Is Recovery Tattoo Lotion suitable for SMP (scalp micropigmentation) semi-permanent tattoos? Does the ingredient cetyl alcohol count as alcohol?

Is Recovery Tattoo Lotion suitable for SMP (scalp micropigmentation) semi-permanent tattoos? Does the ingredient cetyl alcohol count as alcohol?

Yes, Recovery Tattoo Lotion is an emollient intended to soothe dry skin and replenish its natural moisture, so it should not pose a problem for micropigmentation. That said, we always recommend a small patch test if a client is unsure or concerned about an allergic reaction.

The term, cetyl alcohol, is a bit misleading. According to published literature, cetyl alcohol is considered safe and nontoxic for use on skin and hair. It also isn't drying or irritating like other types of alcohol. In cosmetic labeling, the standalone term "alcohol" refers to ethyl alcohol. Cosmetic products including those labeled "alcohol-free" may contain alcohols known as fatty alcohols, such as cetyl, stearyl, cetearyl, or lanolin.