Wednesday, February 22, 2006

What's in it for me...

As part of the tattoo contribution gift, I was also given a jar of tattoo aftercare cream on the advice that is the best stuff available and given my lack of itching, bruising, scabbing and other associated post-tattoo symptoms I'd been warned about, I'm in no position to argue.

Seriously, it's all natural, it's very good and it does work - I've already bought another jar to continue looking after this one and in anticipation of my next inking adventure. Check out their website for further details and if you order online, they deliver next working day within the UK.

Now the shameless plugging is over, I confess I began to wonder what exactly was in this magical potion. The label on the bottom of the jar was marked "THC 20ml" - where have I seen those initials before? Perhaps it stands for The Hemp Company as that also appears on the label.

In my line of work, I'm aware that all cosmetic products must contain an INCI list (the list of ingredients with internationally agreed names) and peeling back the top layer of the label it revealed a list of the following:

Helianthius Annuus, Olea Europeae, Cera Alba, Calendula Officinalis, Lavandula Augustifolia, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Tocopheryl Acetate, Melaleuca Viridiflora.

To you and me that's:

Sunflower Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Beeswax, Marigold, Lavender Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Vitamin E and Paper Bark.

Well what else could I have possibly expected to find...


dec said...

Hobgoblin,honey,lemon juice and Arizona roadkill rubbed in by lightly oiled nubile young Swedish women.Oops...I thought I was still on Scaryduck!

Dec said...

His recipe is worse and can only be collected in a French car.