Face Painters Allergy Advice
Grimas face paints are made without using any of the ingredients known to cause allergies.
Because people can be allergic to almost anything, we can't say no one will ever have a reaction to Grimas but, because it is made with none of the most common allergy-causing ingredients, it is much less likely to cause a reaction.
Perfumes are the commonest cause of contact allergy from cosmetics and face paints. Grimas face paint is unperfumed. The colours used are the safest of all the colours permitted by EU legislation for cosmetics.
Skin damage caused by inappropriate methods can be mistaken for an allergic reaction
Avoid skin damage when removing face paints
Heavy rubbing with tissues, wipes or flannels will chafe and inflame the skin.
Hot water will open the pores and make the colour harder to remove.
Unsuitable solvents - especially alcohol-based wipes - will remove natural skin oils along with the face paint.
The safe way to remove Grimas face paints and cake makeup
Rinse away the colour gently with tepid - not hot - water. Avoid hard rubbing. Once most of the colour has gone, lift off the rest by washing with a mild, pH-balanced detergent skin cleanser. If the skin cleanser you use does not already contain moisturiser, use one after drying the skin.
The Grimas B.V. site lists the ingredients, dermatological safety sheets and test results for all Grimas makeup, including face paints (called water makeup on the Grimas site).