Bepanthen’s popularity as a household brand name is known around the globe, and a lot of new mum’s use it as a diaper rash cream. In the past 15 years Bepanthen has been used on fresh tattoos as a healing cream by many many tattoo artists and recommended by tattoo shops directly to their customers.
From reading a lot of reviews online it has been well received by some people and not others. People online say bepanthen on tattoos can irritate and even experience a burning sensation when applying on a new tattoo which is not a good thing, and others have no negative experiences at all. It has also been stated that people have experienced colour loss from using bepanthen also which is very concerning.
Bepanthen for your tattoo is not a preferred choice as it contains substances including liquid paraffin which is made from petroleum jelly and also contains cetyl alcohol which is a emulsifier (also drying the skin out). When available it is recommended to only use natural skincare & tattoo aftercare, so it is great to check the back of the ingredients and research them in google. The one that has great reviews online is Mr Bees Manuka’s tattoo healer which is made in Australia and only uses excellent natural ingredients that include manuka honey, zinc oxide, d/l panthenol, sweet almond oil and is packed full of goodness.