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greydonthemagician
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Hey everyone,
My hands are dry a lot of the time. I tried using St.Ives and Lubraderm, but these lotions left my hands oily. Are there any lotions out there that I could use that will make my hands moist but not greasy or oily?
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The lotion used by many past and present card luminaries is Chamberlain's Golden Touch. I found it at a pharmacy on the internet. I put it in a small atomizer and it works great. For other options, you can find threads that discuss this through the search engine. Good luck!

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Try office depot. the stuff for bill sorters... I think its called sortquick. that works really well
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Vaseline Intensive Care "Waterproof". It comes in the light blue bottle. Great stuff.
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Erdnase says a good diet.
I read that after a bath do not dry the hands but cover them in lotion while they are still wet and that seals in the moistness. My theory is it just lets the lotion into the hands better when hands are hot as the pours are more open?
This topic comes every month or so, try a search.

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Difficult to find, but well worth the search for ZODIAC Hand Softener. It is greaseless and oderless. It works into my hands effortlessly leaving them with a sort of young feeling.

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Does it on women? I can only get old ones.
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I have extremely sweaty hands, is there any solution for that?
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Plain old Corn Huskers lotion does the trick for me, no greasy after effect, cheap, no purfume. Works great.
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Count me in as a fan of the aforementioned Chamberlain's Golden ouch Lotion. Can't get it here in Toronto, Greydon, but it is available on the Net.
See you at Sorcerers Safari, Greydon!
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Vasoline, "Total Moisture" has been my product of choice this year. I made it through an entire winter without a single "cracked finger" and that's the first time. I swear by this stuff and it's not greasy.
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I've found that 'SORTKWIK' easily found at better office supply stores (ie) STAPLES
is very effective (and economically cheap)when applied to the fingers and hands. Excellent for handling cards or when fluorishing. SORTKWIK is a finger moisturizer that DOES NOT leave your hands feeling greasy like a lot of lotions and moisturizer creams available. It (SORTKWIK)is a superb product because it provides just enough 'tackiness'for thos times when you really want to perform card sleights and fluorishes - and the BEST part? it doesn't leave any residue on your playing cards - NONE WHATSOEVER! Try it. I can assure you that this will definitely work - use it all the time because it is very cheap and very effeective.

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On 2005-06-09 21:55, Dan McLean Jr aka, Magic Roadie wrote:
Count me in as a fan of the aforementioned Chamberlain's Golden ouch Lotion. Can't get it here in Toronto, Greydon, but it is available on the Net.
See you at Sorcerers Safari, Greydon!


Dan brought this stuff in to the local shop a while back, it makes MANY sleights that much easier. It provides a good amount of tackiness to the hands, without being annoying. Certain colour changes become a joy, false deals become easier etc.
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Oscar Munoz turned me on to Vagisil a few years ago. A few drops adds a very natural tack with no oiliness or odor. It takes a self-confident man to walk into Walgreen's and buy Vagisil, but the label comes off easily and it works well for most hands...although it has less grab than SortKwik.

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On 2005-06-10 02:27, Glenn Godsey wrote:
Oscar Munoz turned me on to Vagisil a few years ago. A few drops adds a very natural tack with no oiliness or odor.


Make sure you get the liquid and not the cream. I would reiterate that very little is necessary (we're talking 1 or 2 drops).

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I've always had problems with dry hands. I've tried a lot of different products and found these to work best: Golden touch, Working Hand Cream, Vagisil, and sortkwik.

Sortkwik dries off too quickly but you can reapply quite easily. Vagisil works fine but I find that sometimes I lose the tackiness but you can blow into your hands and it will re-moisturize your hands again. Working Hand Cream works well not only for performances but to protect & treat your hands/feet. The only down side is that you have to wait for a while before you can work with cards when you apply it. Golden touch works well and easy to carry around but man does it smell.

I would suggest trying these and see which ones work best for your type of skin.
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I was blessed with some of the driest hands on the planet. I've tried just about every hand lotion known the man, and here's what I've found:

In the morning, well before I do any performing, I use Cetaphil. This helps condition my hands.
Right before performing I apply Vagisil. This really is the best stuff I've found for card manipulation.
During the performance I keep a small container of SortKwik at hand just to be safe.

I have tried Chamberlain's Golden Touch (which is easy to find on the Internet), but I don't recommend it. Yes, it works pretty well, but it's got enough fragrance in it to drive a person out of the building. Even in small amounts. Also it contains alcohol, which actually dries out the skin, so it creates the very problem that it is supposed to be curing.

Cornhusker's is very good. I often use it in place of the Vagisil. In both cases, the main active ingredient is Glycerin. Glycerin by itself isn't bad either, but a little goes a long way. Aloe Vera lotion also works, but it has no staying power.

There is also stuff called NaPCA, which you can find in health food stores. This is a chemical that draws moisture from the air (not recommended if you live in a very dry climate--reportedly it will draw its moisture from your body instead of the air if the air is too dry). This is recommended for the very dry-handed people only. For most people it is overkill. This is a very popular ingredient in wrinkle creams.

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I have used SORTKWIK and its good. Don't overuse it or you'll be sorry.
I use the homeblend mentioned in numerous posts and books to wit: Rose water, Glycerine, and rubbing alcohol - mixed in equal parts - and its great. Again, don't overuse it- a drop or two will do - or you'll be sorry.
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Cornhusker's is very good. I often use it in place of the Vagisil. In both cases, the main active ingredient is Glycerin.

Jim


The problem I have with Cornhusker's is its intense perfumy odor. I guess some like the smell, but I personally find it overwhelming.

Best regards,
Glenn Godsey
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On 2005-06-09 22:13, FADE wrote:
I've found that 'SORTKWIK' easily found at better office supply stores (ie) STAPLES
is very effective (and economically cheap)when applied to the fingers and hands. Excellent for handling cards or when fluorishing. SORTKWIK is a finger moisturizer that DOES NOT leave your hands feeling greasy like a lot of lotions and moisturizer creams available. It (SORTKWIK)is a superb product because it provides just enough 'tackiness'for thos times when you really want to perform card sleights and fluorishes - and the BEST part? it doesn't leave any residue on your playing cards - NONE WHATSOEVER! Try it. I can assure you that this will definitely work - use it all the time because it is very cheap and very effeective.

Fade
The only problem I have had with sort quick is that it evaporates off the hands quickly, requiring constant reaplication. If you are in the middle of a performance, it looks tacky (pardon the pun) to keep putting stuff on your hands.
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