Non Toxic Cosmetic Grade
As already discussed, liquid latex has many advantages over other kinds of body paint. It has a more realistic skin appearance, it doesn't smudge and doesn't leave a residue on clothing. When buying liquid latex be sure to avoid anything that doesn't specifically claim suitability for skin application. 'Cosmetic grade latex' or 'liquid latex body paint' and 'non-toxic' should be clearly stated on the bottle label. Other types of latex contain higher levels of ammonia and thixotropic thickening agents which are not designed for skin application. Craft and mould making latex can also be quite brittle compared to latex body paint. The thixotropic agents result in a less elastic, uneven finish which certainly doesn't have the appearance of fake skin.
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