Welcome to the British Association of Skin Camouflage website.



Our main objective 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!


14th February 2014

The Government's response to the Keogh Review can be downloaded from the official website here.


13th February 2014

The Beauty Salon Services

Requirements & recommendations for the provision of service (EU). 

This draft will be ready for public reading in the next couple of weeks.

To access, read and make comment (all comments must be received before 6th June 2014) please go to British Standards Institute, drafts for public comment (14/30294097) here - EN16708.


12th February 2014

Keromask have stopped production of their tinted powders known as 'light', 'medium' and 'dark'. The Translucent one remains available.


18th November 2013

Our 12 year campaign for the Beauty Industry to stop teaching "sunbed" use has finally met with success!

We are delighted to report, that we have just heard from HABIA...

"At this present time we do have UV tanning as an optional unit in our NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy Qualifications. This will be reviewed next year and will be removed from the structure. We have already advised and will continue to advise the Awarding Organisations not to include UV tanning in any future qualifications structures."

Thank you to all who supported our on line campaign, to tutors who asked their colleges to drop the module, and to you, our supporters who lobbied for this change!


8th July 2013

The BASC would like to give assurance that all Cleaning Products and Skin Camouflage Products used by The BASC and issued to Graduates during training do NOT contain




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