· Publications

Cover, the principles and art of para-medical skin camouflage
A comprehensive instruction manual designed to meet the requirements for medical professionals, qualified aesthetic therapists and makeup artists who wish to increase their expertise and provide this specialist service.Adapted from Joyce Allsworth’s original text by Elizabeth Allen for the British Association of Skin Camouflage.

Due to ever increasing demand, we are now into our THIRD print run.  First published 2010 (Second Edition 2015) our book is proud to display both the Information Standard and Plain English Campaign approval.

Expert Readers’ Comments,

“This book belongs on the bookshelf of every aspiring and accomplished skin camouflage practitioner and every beauty therapist who carries out even the smallest amount of camouflage work.”
Angela Bartlett BABTAC & CIBTAC Chair (2009-2011)

“The use of skin camouflage methods of therapy for those with disfiguring conditions offers remarkable benefits to holistic patient care. This book is a comprehensive, yet readable, guide for all involved in such care. It certainly should be in every library of those caring for the disfigured.”
Tim Goodacre MSc   MB   BS   FRCS
Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Nuffield Department of Surgery, University of Oxford
and Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford

ISBN   978 1 4520 6603 5 £39.99 (GBP) + P&P  available from BASC and nominated suppliers,Order Form

“I always welcome texts that help dermatology patients cope with the challenges of their condition and I feel that this book is a great addition to the current self-help literature in the field.”
Dr Linda Papadopoulos CPsychol  CSci   AFBPsS
Reader in Psychology at Metropolitan London University
(specific research interest in the field of psychodermatology)

“Changing Faces knows that many people who look ‘different’ find great value in effectively applied skin camouflage – and I am delighted to see that skin camouflage practitioners now have this most authoritative guide to enable them to help their clients.”
James Partridge OBE  DSc(Hon)   FDSRCSEd(Hon)
Chief Executive, Changing Faces

“This book provides a comprehensive review of the principles and practices of skin camouflage. It is full of useful information and tips to guide practitioners. It will provide a valuable resource to all involved in skin camouflage.”
Prof. Andrew Wright M.Med.Sci(Hons.)   LRCP   MRCS   MBCHB   FRCP
Consultant Dermatologist


the Cover

The Cover, BASC’s professional journal, is issued free of charge three times a year to Members, Patient Support Groups, Hospital Wards and Specialist Clinics. This allows everyone to be kept well informed of current issues, events and product changes.  The Cover also helps to raise public and professional awareness. We welcome articles, for deadlines please contact


BASC – face the word with confidence information leaflet

This 6-fold leaflet comprehensively advises on skin camouflage. It is available free of charge (P&P applicable) for people’s information at hospitals, clinics, colleges, chemists and libraries.  Approved by the Information Standard and by Plain English Campaign Crystal Clarity Mark no. 21563 and Plain English Campaign Honest Mark no.181.


British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) Patient Information Leaflet – skin camouflage

This leaflet has been produced by BASC for BAD (first published 2011 with 3 year review) to help people understand more about skin camouflage – what products are available, what can be achieved with them and where you can find out more about them


We were honoured to be invited to write chapter 20 for inclusion in

The Scar Book, Formation, Mitigation, Rehabilitation and Prevention

Andrew C Krakowski, MD and Peter R Shumaker, MD
Published by Wolters Kluwer (2017)   ISBN-13 9781-4963-2238-8 and ISBN-10 1-4963-2238X

Scarring and fibrosis affect millions of people worldwide, and can be devastating both physically and psychologically, whether they result from major trauma such as burns or common conditions such as acne. Put today’s most advanced clinical approaches to work for your patients with The Scar Book : Formation, Mitigation, Rehabilitation, and Prevention!  A multidisciplinary team of leading world experts presents the state of the art in scar pathophysiology and treatment, breaking down the barriers between medical disciplines to provide unprecedented holistic guidance.


We are frequently requested to write articles for
magazines, newspapers and specialist journals.
For a list of published articles, please contact