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the British Association of Skin Camouflage

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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...

 

Training
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 Beauty Care Services 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

 

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

Consultations
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. Please note that our trained consultants work independently of BASC – we do not employ any staff.  Access to FREE clinics provided by BASC trained consultants within the NHS will require referral in accordance with local agreements.  BASC trained consultants providing services within private clinics and high street salons will accept self-referrals, but a consultation fee may apply. We provide helpline advice for healthcare professionals, patients, patient support groups, educators, make-up artists, holistic and beauty therapists.

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

Membership
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, National Voices, the Patients Association, Skin Care Campaign Scotland and Skin Cymru.

 

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!

NEWS


LATEST NEWS

Language Research

There are many words currently used in reference to someone who has a condition that is visible to other people. The word that BASC understand to give the most offence is "disfigured" - this is the result of our open survey, and can be found under Publications on our website.

Derma UK

Derma UK launched it's Leg Magic camouflage in 12 skin-match colours. These are not on NHS prescription, but the 50ml tubes are available from sk1n.co.uk.

Veil Camouflage

Veil has increased it's colour range with 5 new skin-match colours ( Warm Coffee, Bourbon, Tawny, Russet Tan and Tuscan ) and an orange corrector - these colours are not available on NHS prescription.

Covermark Camouflage

Covermark's range of products can now be purchased directly online after Derma UK launched it's sk1n.co.uk website.

 


Archived News...

 

 

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