Skincare support and information groups and charities

  • Acne Academy
    Website providing balanced, practical information covering everything about acne, including information about treatments and what you can do to get help. Developed by team of UK medical professionals including dermatologists and specialist nurses and pharmacists.
  • British Association of Skin Camouflage
    Founded in 1985, the BASC is an independent association whose objective is to alleviate the psychological, physical and social effects that an altered image can have on someone’s life, by the simple application of specialised products.
  • The British Skin Foundation
    A national charity dedicated to raising funds for skin disease research, from common skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis through to rare and potentially lethal diseases like Harlequin Ichthyosis. Every penny raised is put back into research.
  • Cosmetics Database
    A massive database/safety guide run by the US Environmental Working Group listing over 44,000 products and 8,500 ingredients.
  • ChemicalFree.co.uk
    Excellent new site set up by Nicky Greenham, herself a sufferer from multiple chemical sensitivities. Lots of helpful advice on minimising your chemical exposure, coping with exhaustion, useful therapies and practitioners, products and foods, plus a support group and newsletter.
  • Chemical Sensitivity Foundation
    Main US support group for chemical sensitivity sufferers - excellent and informative site.
  • The Cosmetic Toiletry & Perfumery Association
    Evidence-based public information resource on skincare, cosmetic ingredients and skin sensitivities.
  • Drugwatch (Accutane)
    Comprehensive site extensive information about medications, drug interactions, and drug side effects. Drugs such as Accutane, used to treat severe acne, have been known to cause serious depression that could lead to suicide.
  • Itchy Baby
    A useful site with lots of suggestions and help for those with eczematous babies.
  • Methylisothiazolinone Free
    Informational resource dedicated to MI / MCI and isothiazolinone allergies, including lists of safe cosmetics and household goods (laundry detergents, domestic paints, surface cleaners).
  • More Than Psoriasis
    Website offering advice on how to deal with the emotional impact of psoriasis. It includes tips on establishing honest relationships and on how to deal with the often difficult and sometimes embarrassing area of sex.
  • MyHandEczema.co.uk
    Information about the causes, management and treatment of hand eczema – which affects one in ten people, and is a painful and debilitating condition causing red blisters beneath the skin, itching, swelling, scaling and deep cracks that can become infected.
  • National Eczema Society
    The UK’s leading eczema patient support organisation.
  • Naturally Better for You
    An on-line subscription newsletter about personal and homecare products. Information about the ingredients in conventional products which may be allergenic, carcinogenic or toxic and about alternative natural ranges including where to buy them.
  • Pesticide Action Network
    Information about PAN, journal, publications, news, activities, links.
  • Psoriasis Association
    The leading national membership organisation for people affected by psoriasis.
  • The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance
    A UK registered charity dedicated to helping people affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, offering articles, downloads and support.
  • PSOTeen
    A Psoriasis Association website which offers emotional and psychological support to teenagers and young people living with psoriasis. It provides simple tips and the opportunity for young people to share stories and messages with one another.
  • Rosacea Support Group
    Excellent Australian support site.
  • Safe Cosmetics
    Information resource on cosmetic safety and health.
  • SkincarePhysicians.com
    A site developed by the American Academy of Dermatology specifically for patients and health professionals to use as a resource for up-to-date information on the treatment and management of skin diseases.
  • Talk Eczema
    Talk Eczema was started and is run by Deborah Mason, whose daughter suffers from severe eczema and a number of allergies. The site includes an A-Z of treatments, a newsletter, a forum, features, personal stories and loads of information.

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