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Cosmetic Camouflage (Cosmetic Concealer)

Cosmetic Camouflage (Cosmetic Concealer)

Cosmetic camouflage (concealer) is the application of creams and/or powder to conceal a skin problem of the face or body.

It can provide a quick visual fix for a skin problem and help in attending social/special events as well as everyday life. The treatment can help you look good and feel better. It can improve self-esteem, confidence, and create a sense of wellbeing. Cosmetic camouflage has been shown to significantly improve the quality of life.

Skin camouflage is suitable for those looking to cover skin blemishes and even out skin tone.

With our service, a trained British Association of Skin Camouflage professional assists you in finding an acceptable skin color match, which you can then apply in the comfort of your own home.

After applying the crème, the client can apply cosmetic makeup on top and is able to go swimming as the crème is waterproof (although care should be taken to pat the skin dry afterward, rather than rubbing it). Topical medication can be applied under the crème, and sun protection may be applied either under or over the crème, provided it is non-oily.

The camouflage crème’ can be removed with soap and water, cosmetic wipes, moisturizing cream, soap substitute, or emollient.

Once the client has learned the easy application techniques the application of camouflage crème’ can become part of their daily routine or applied for special occasions.

Skin camouflage crème’ is available for purchase at the chemist or online. When a skin color match has been agreed with the client, time will be allowed for the client to practice application. The information on where to purchase the products and written application instructions will be provided as part of the consultation.


Skin conditions suitable for skin camouflage crème’ include:

  • Vitiligo
  • Melasma
  • Uneven skin color tone including darker or lighter skin or blemishes
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Rosacea
  • Haemangiomas and red birthmarks
  • Surgical scars
  • Burn scars
  • Skin grafts
  • Moles and congenital birthmarks
  • Cleft lip
  • Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
  • Freckles
  • Age spots
  • Psoriasis
  • Stretch marks
  • Tattoos
  • Red skin
  • Facial thread veins
  • Leg thread veins
  • Spider naevi
  • Xanthelasma
  • Many other dermatological conditions


Application of skin camouflage is not suitable for:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Insect bites
  • Broken skin, ulceration, and pustular lesions
  • Blisters
  • Skin infection
  • Skin cancer
  • Sutures
  • Very sweaty skin


Our prices and consultation

The consultation should be performed in natural daylight which limits the time of the consultation. This can vary according to the time of year.

1-hour skin camouflage consultation £75

  • Skin color matching with an expert
  • Camouflage application training
  • Bespoke list of products to your skin condition
  • Information on where to buy
  • Advice on the combined use of cosmetic products and camouflage creams to get the best possible results

If your case is complex and a good solution has not been found, clients can extend the appointment by, ¼ hour, ½ hour or more depending on the complexity of the condition

  • ¼ hour extension will be £15
  • ½ hour extension will be £30

When ready, please call Alternatives Clinic on 01908 526524 and book your appointment