Health and Safety policy

  • We do not recommend face painting for children under the age of three years old but may ,at our discretion, offer a design to be painted onto the hand or arm of a child who is over the age of 3 years old.

  • All the face paint products we use are safe, water-based, non-toxic, hypo-allergenic & certified by EEC or FDA approval. Professional face paints are formulated especially for this purpose and will not irritate or harm the skin.

  • We use high quality brands such as Diamond FX, Grimas, Global, TAG, FAB, Wolfe and Superstar.

  • These products contain anti-bacterial agents and are gentle enough to use on younger skin. All products used by us comply to EEC and UK safety regulations for cosmetics.

  • All brushes and sponges are washed and cleansed thoroughly in between sessions, and water pots are changed regularly throughout each session. In addition to these safe-guards, you can rest assured that we work to a very high standard of safe and hygienic practice

  • We request that adults remain present when children are being painted, as children will remain the responsibility of the parent, guardian, event host or organiser. Whilst we are used to working at very busy events, our concentration is focused on the child we are painting in front of us, and so we cannot be responsible for watching over unsupervised children.

  • It is incredibly rare to experience an allergic reaction to professional standard face paint products. However, as a precaution, smaller children should be always be accompanied by a parent or guardian and/or have consent from either to ensure that face painting is suitable for them.

  • We will not paint any child (or adult) with any of the following conditions: contagious diseases such as measles or chicken pox; contagious skin conditions such as cold sores, ringworm, scabies, impetigo; sore or broken skin; any inflamed / itchy skin condition; anyone suffering from known allergies to cosmetics; conjunctivitis.

  • It is the responsibility of the guardian or parent of the child to advise us of the child's suitability to face painting. If a child has sensitive skin or has experienced allergic reactions previously, it is advisable not to paint their face. In this case, a small design painted on their arm or hand which may also double as a patch test may be more appropriate and will be offered at the artist's discretion.

  • We are covered by Public Liability Insurance but we won't be liable for any allergic reactions to face paint due to the above.

  • If a child is visibly uncomfortable, and will not sit still enough for us to paint them safely, or wants us to stop painting them for any reason at all, we will stop painting them.

  • Face paint removal.  Our face painting products are water based, removing them is easy with soap and warm water. Some colours are more highly pigmented than others and may leave a slight tint on the skin, for this we recommend a second wash with soap and water and applying a small amount of coconut oil. We do not recommend using baby wipes as these could cause skin irritation.

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