Here are some of our most frequently asked questions
Where does Crocodile oil come from?
CrocArt have secured the crocodile used in our products through exclusive deals with ethical and well-run farms in South Africa. All our crocodile oil has been approved by the UK and EU authorities. These farms produce the raw oil to commercial standards for external use.
To ensure a world-class product range, we formulate and manufacture all our products in the UK. This creates a consistency of product which is vital in ensuring our elite artists consistently get the excellence they demand, and the quality their customers deserve.
How much CrocOil do I need to use?
All CrocodOil products are formulated with effectiveness in mind. CrocArt products are specifically designed to give you maximum benefit, coverage and performance from small amounts. They are powerful yet gentle and a little goes a long way.
How often do I apply CrocArt products?
You can use CrocArt products - including our oil, cleanser and aftercare as often as you feel the need to. Twice per day is ideal, but you will not cause any harm by using them more frequently. How often you need to use them will depend on the condition of your skin, any medical issues you may have, and various other factors.
Are crocodiles killed to produce crocodile oil?
No, absolutely not. We source our crocodile oil from ethical farms in South Africa, where crocs are reared for their meat and skins. The oil is a by-product of these farming activities, which would go to waste if it weren’t used. We have taken a leaf from the philosophy of Native Americans and other cultures around the world: if an animal must be killed for its meat, no part of that animal should be wasted.
We understand that many find animal farming for the sake of meat and skin production distasteful. However, as long as these activities are going on, surely it is more respectful to these beautiful creatures that we do not waste their sacrifice. The properties of crocodile oil are unique in terms of its benefits and medicinal properties. Where skincare is concerned, their treatment of psoriasis, eczema and other skin problems cannot be replicated.
So while it is true that crocodile oil cannot be extracted from live crocs, no crocodiles are killed for the production of crocodile oil. Instead, the oil is produced in order to ensure as little as possible is wasted when crocs are farmed for their meat, in order to ensure local African populations can eat.
Are crocodiles an endangered species?
CrocArt’s crocodile oil comes from Nile Crocodiles in South Africa which are NOT endangered. Trade in the Nile crocodile is strictly regulated and controlled by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES). These official bodies ensure that the highest ethical standards are met during the farming process. The farms themselves also do a great deal to ensure the preservation, continuation, and strengthening of local crocodile populations.
Crocs are not harvested from the wild. While the original crocodiles from these farms, captured many generations ago, would have been wild, they are now bred in captivity.
Can I Buy CrocArt products from any tattoo studio?
Unfortunately, no, we are very selective about the Tattoo Studios we work with. CrocArt is only stocked by Elite Tattoo Studios approved by the CrocArt team. To find the closest studio to where you live, check the Studio Page and enter your postcode.
How long have people been using crocodile oil for skin problems?
It’s thought that indigenous people have been using crocodile oil for the treatment of various skin conditions and ailments since the 15th century.
Apart from eczema and psoriasis what else can I use crocodile oil for?
Many people use CrocArt products to look after their skin with or without tattoos. All the range is suitable for all ages and skin types, including sensitive skin.
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