Inked or not, these meticulously-formulated essentials combine dirt-eliminating benefits with impressively soothing moisture.
Written By AMBER KALLOR
With A-list clients including Justin Bieber, Drake, and Miley Cyrus, Dr. Woo is widely hailed as the most in-demand tattoo artist — commanding a nearly three-year waitlist. The intricacy of his art has been likened to a pencil drawing, with the human body as his canvas. Intimately familiar with the complexities of skin, the pro parlayed his unique expertise into an eponymous product line, Woo Skin Essentials, that works whether you’re inked or not.
While you bide your time for a coveted appointment with the doctor himself, we suggest lathering up with the Gentle Cleansing Soap. Stocked exclusively at VIOLET GREY, this coconut oil-based bar infused with moisturizing glycerin and naturally antiseptic sodium chloride whisks away impurities without stripping skin of necessary hydration. Water-activated and fragrance-free, this formula made with clean, simple, and healing ingredients keeps sensitive skin and freshly tatted areas alike soft and soothed.
For the ultimate regimen, follow with the Revitalizing Body Moisturizer to simultaneously slough dead skin cells and boost moisture. Powered by exfoliating papain enzymes (extracted from the papaya plant), this supercharged lotion exclusive to VIOLET GREY uses ColorLift Technology to preserve the clarity, definition, and vibrancy of tattoos. For those without body art, it also features one-of-a-kind Waterbreak Technology to lock in hydration, as well as calming green tea extract, smoothing ceramides, and healing vitamin E to keep skin thoroughly nourished from the neck down.
Together, this dynamic duo cleanses and refines while cocooning your entire body in major moisture. Whether you’re inked all over or vow to remain a tattoo virgin, Dr. Woo provides a universal prescription for perfect skin.
“Get the moisturizing benefits of an oil-based cleanser in the convenience of a bar!” —Stevie Huynh, Makeup Artist
“Papain enzymes gently dissolve dead skin cells, while a combo of vitamin E and ceramides in this dewy hydrator locks in moisture.” —Betina Goldstein, Nail Artist
“Great bar soap! It smells super fresh and leaves skin feeling clean and hydrated.” —Simone Siegl, Makeup Artist
As with every product on VIOLET GREY, the Woo Skin Essentials Gentle Cleansing Soap & Revitalizing Body Moisturizer reached our shelves once a minimum of 70 percent of testers deemed it a winner. At that time, we added them to our body care edit with the Violet Code’s official stamp of approval.