At present we predominantly use a combination of four professional brands of face and body paint. These are TAG, Cameleon, DFX and Wolfe. We also use a small amount of Snazaroo, the most commonly accessible face paint in this country.
Each of these brands meets the hygiene standards of this country and of their country of origin. They also contain antibacterial agents to reduce the risk of contamination from one face to another.
We support this by ensuring we use plenty of clean water for our brushes and we use a new sponge for every child. After use the sponges are machine washed with non-biological washing powder and the brushes are cleaned thoroughly with antebacterial soap.
Our glitter is all of cosmetic grade and is safe to use on bodies and faces, unlike craft glitters which are too course, usually made of metal and can cause severe irritation to the eyes.
We also use stencils to add extra detail to our designs. These are also cleaned with antebacterial soap after use.