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Alan Munro
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On 2005-12-17 11:38, rogueclown wrote:
My wife told me that udder cream is supposed to work well. Has anyone heard of this before?

My aunt and uncle used to use Bag Balm - probably the same thing. It can be found at stores that sell farming supplies.
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Udder lotion is readily available. ig sells under the name "Bag Balm"
I use it every night, it works for me
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Gary Ouellet offered a formula in Close Up Illusions: Equal parts Rose water, glycerine, and rubbing alcohol
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For coin work many common hand creams are greasy and will prevent a classic palm. I found Ultra Mide 25 (order thru a pharmacy)to be very moisturizing, without being greasy/slippery for coins.

For cards, I find Sortwik (in Staples or Office Depot?) on the finger tips to be helpfull.

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Gary Ouellet offered a formula in Close Up Illusions: Equal parts Rose water, glycerine, and rubbing alcohol

This mixture is similar to Golden Touch, which is reportedly what Marlo used. I heard Michael Close lecture last summer and that is what he uses.

It has a strong fragrance, but it gives your hands enough tackiness without gumming up your cards or other props. The mix mentioned above as recommended by Gary Ouellet works nicely too, w/out the fragrance.
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Aquaphor. Used primarily to keep babies skin soft. Works great on the hands. Can be foubd in the baby section of Dept. stores.
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I use glycerine soap found at whole foods. I keep a bottle at home and at work. I never use soap during the day. There are also these neet little things that look like q-tips that have a special formula for cuticles if they are dried out and cracking. You crack the middle like a glo-stick and then rub the stuff on. If I am starting to get dry hands and follow the glycerine q-tip regime I can have great fingers withing a few days.
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Where do you find glycerine?
Dave V
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Most drug stores or pharmacies have it. You might have to ask someone.
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Hey sethb,
I just received a bottle of Golden Touch to try out. Works nice. PM me and I'll send you a bit to try for yourself.
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Another dumb question, what is rose water
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For about the last year I have been trying the several potions and lotions that have been suggested here and on the Genii Forum. I found that Corn Huskers was about the best that I could find for my area. I live in the desert area outside of Palm Springs and the humidity here is about 11%(winter) to 38%(summer). I never have problems with sticky hands - coins slide off like on teflon and a double-lift would be easier if you coated your hands with fanning powder.

As I said,Corn Huskers was as good as I could get, but it was necessary to apply a little more frequently. I am not sure that it was on this board or Genii, but I saw someone refer to "O'Keefes Working Hands Creme". I saw a tube of it the last time I was on my Corn Huskers quest and bought a tube and have been using for about a month and I have practiced over the holidays with both cards and coins for about four hours and have had great adhesion throughout.

If you live in as dry a climate as I do, this is something to take a look at - and no scent!

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Being diabetic, skin care is a matter of survival. My personal choice is Neutrogena Norwegian Formula® Hand Cream.

To steal an old hair care phrase: "a little dab will do you." It's glycerin-based, available in fragrance-free and a two ounce tube will fit in your close-up kit without a problem.

Not the cheapest stuff out, but I prefer it to Cornhuskers® or Udder Cream®, both of which are also good products.

Makes doing an Erdnase color change a snap.
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