the British Association of Skin Camouflage


The main objective of the BASC is to alleviate the psychological, physical and social effects that an altered image can have on someone’s life by the simple application of specialised skin camouflage products. Founded in 1985, BASC is an independent association, which is not affiliated to any industry, company, organisation or authority. We do not endorse or sell any product. This independent status allows us to operate free from any constraint in the following ways...


BASC is internationally acknowledged as the leading training provider for medical professionals, make-up artists, pharmacists, therapists, beauticians and beauty therapy tutors.We continue to be pivotal in improving education facilities and were invited to be the expert adviser on the Consultative Committee for the S-NVQ qualifications rewrite (2002-3) and the 5-year revision review (2008-9). We are part of the BSI Technical Committee currently reviewing the Management and Quality of Services in Beautician Professional Enterprises in Europe. BASC are nominated as expert advisers to BABTAC-CIBTAC.


BASC courses are awarded CPD accreditation by the;

  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technicians
  • College of Occupational Therapists
  • Hair and Beauty Industry Authority
  • Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology
  • The Institute of Trichologists


Published in 2010, COVER the principles and art of para-medical skin camouflage is accepted as the only textbook written and endorsed by professionals.

We have a nation-wide network of BASC graduates who are able to offer a consultation service within the NHS and in private practice and members who undertake medical-legal reports. We provide helpline advice for healthcare professionals, patients, patient support groups, educators, make-up artists, beauticians and beauty therapists.

Presentations & Demonstrations
We organise camouflage awareness sessions for healthcare professionals, colleges and patient support groups.

We continually campaign for improved understanding of the psychological and social-economical problems associated with an image that may be considered different to others. We are active participants at national meetings, including; the All Party Parliamentary Group on Skin, the British Association of Dermatologists Patient Support Group, the Dermatology Council for England & Northern Ireland, the Dermatology Council for Scotland, the Dermatology Council for Wales, National Voices, the Patients Association, Skin Care Campaign Scotland and Skin Care Campaign Wales.


The psychological benefit to people who have been shown how to successfully apply and manage skin camouflage cannot be over-emphasised...

...it empowers them to face the world, with confidence!


16th July 2014

Keromask Re-Introduce Powders

Keromask light, medium and dark powders will soon be available again...

We will post more detail as we receive it.


29th June 2014

Sheffield University Research Study

A general invitation has been sent out to skin camouflage users and BASC graduates to take part in a research study.

Based at the University of Sheffield the study centres around developing self-help information for use in skin camouflage services.

Click here for more details...


27th June 2014

Keromask - Change of Contact Details

As of 1st July 2014, Bellava Limited will be the new Licensee for Keromask.

For all orders being delivered from Tuesday 1st July 2014 please place with Bellava Limited.

1st June 2014

Open Invitiation

The history of McIndoe and BASC is well established and we are delighted and honoured that the McIndoe Memorial Statue will be unveiled by HRH The Princess Royal on Monday 9th June at approximately 1.20pm.

The statue will be situated in front of Sackville College, in the historic High Street in East Grinstead, a spot McIndoe passed daily on his journey to work at The Queen Victoria Hospital. You can get further information from;



Archived News...



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