FAQs: Questions and answers regarding the new Swiss Color pigments
14th November 2021 by Helga Langreiter and Ingrid Bregenzer
Why has Swiss Color launched a completely new pigment line?
ECHA compliant and REACH compatible: Due to the new European legislation, we have developed 31 new Swiss Color pigments for the Permanent make up and Microblading market. Among them are 5 base pigments for individual mixing and optimisation of color shades. All pigments can also be mixed with each other - so you can create a precise selection of shades for all skin types.
As of January 1, 2022, the provisions of the REACH regulation have severely limited the available color palettes in the PMU sector. Swiss Color exclusively manufactures REACH-compliant pigments. We thus guarantee our customers products of the highest standard and maximum safety.
How do the new pigments differ from the previous ones?
The new Swiss Color pigments meet the requirements of the current version of the REACH regulation and offer the following advantages:
- Better durability at first pigmentation, less to no rework required
- Brilliant, well covering pigment color
- Perfectly adjusted pigment consistency
- Clear, compact range that covers all needs
- Flexibility in the variety of color mixtures
- Flowing pigment color, for shorter implementation time of the pigment
Each color is a creation developed with heart for you!
Can IL, IB or similar Swiss Color pigments be mixed with the new pigments?
No, only the new Swiss Color pigments can be mixed with each other. If the new pigments are mixed with the "old" pigment series, the consistency of the colors will change and can no longer be used. We therefore recommend mixing only the new pigments.
Can the new Swiss Color pigments be mixed with each other?
Yes. We have succeeded in producing the pigment consistency in such a way that they can be mixed with each other! This means that all colors can be adapted to individual skin types and skin needs. Thanks to the new development of the 901 Pigment Solution and the 902 Pigment Performer, the pigments can be made more solid or more liquid in viscosity.
To familiarise yourself with the new Swiss Color pigments and their mixing versatility, we have created the Swiss Color Box "Ready to mix" for you. The box contains 11 pigments à 10 ml, 1 pigment mixer, Swiss Color mix template sheets, microbrush, paint pots plus a free online pigment mixing course with Ingrid Bregenzer, Managing Director of SC-International AG Switzerland and developer of the new pigment line.
More information is available at www.swiss-color.at/en/academy.
Are the new pigments suitable for all Permanent make up and Microblading techniques?
Of course, the new pigments are suitable for all PMU, Paramedical and Microblading techniques. The pigments can be used pure or mixed.
As a world first, the consistency of all pigments can be adapted. If you prefer to use more liquid pigments for shading techniques, simply add a small amount of the 901 Pigment Solution. For Microblading techniques or also PMU techniques where you prefer a creamy or firmer pigment consistency add the world's first 902 Pigment Performer from Swiss Color. The color intensity of the pigments remains the same after adding both the 901 Pigment Solution and the 902 Pigment Performer! With this new development, Swiss Color shows that every stylist can realise his individual artistic way of pigmenting.
What do I use instead of Gigaplast?
SC MedSkin is a hygienic spray of the latest generation developed for pigmented skin areas. It improves skin regeneration, was developed by our pharmaceutical laboratory and is continuously tested and recommended by specialists. The extremely skin-friendly spray consists of water, salt and a minimal amount of hypochlorous solution.
Use SC MedSkin for a professional and hygienic finish after a PMU or MB treatment instead of the traditional Gigaplast. The skin is perfectly disinfected - thus the PMU or MB treatment is professionally completed. The SC MedSkin spray visibly soothes irritated skin areas in a very short time.
Can I dilute the new pigments with my IL, IB or similar thinners?
No. No other thinners can be used with the new pigments. The new SC pigments can only be diluted with the 901 Pigment Solution.
Can I continue to use IL, IB, MB or similar pigments in my specialist institute in the EU?
From January 4th, 2022 onwards, all pigment colors, regardless of manufacturer, country of manufacture or distributor, may no longer be used if the label on the color vial is not REACH compliant and the ingredients do not comply with the REACH regulation.
What does REACH compatible and ECHA compliant mean?
REACH is a chemicals regulation that came into force in the EU on June 1st, 2007. The abbreviation "REACH" is made up of the following individual terms: Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation of Chemicals.
ECHA stands for "European Chemicals Agency". The European Chemicals Agency is responsible for the management of all chemicals data under the REACH Regulation and the authorisation of substances of very high concern. In addition, it must ensure consistency at Community level.
Ingrid Bregenzer and Helga Langreiter
Ingrid Bregenzer is CEO of SC-International AG.
Helga Langreiter is CEO of SC Cosmetics Handels GmbH.