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jaschris
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Another vote for O'Keefes Working Hands. Out of curiosity, I ordered some stuff from Williams magic called Gripper. We shall see.
https://williamsmagic.com/shop/index.php......&x=0&y=0
dschmunis
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I have to say that out of all the creams, lotions, sticky stuff that I’ve tried so far O’Keefes is probably giving me the best results, although I usually have to re-apply after 20 minutes or so.

The other interesting thing is that for just moisturizing my hands I usually use the one that comes in a tube but for magic work I use the one in the plastic jar/container. As far as I can tell they are both the exact same (just different container), yet they feel very different in my hands. The one in the tube makes my hands and card feel a lot damper... go figure...
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1 part Glycerine/1 part alcohol/1 part water or other toner, e.g., witch hazel. Mix it in a small spray bottle. That's it. Glycerine can be bought in any pharmacy.
So many sleights...so little time.
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Columbia ProGrip Non-Slip grip cream. Marketed to bowlers & golfers, this stuff is completely waterproof and doesn't really gunk up cards or coins once it is worked into the fingertips and palm crevasse. A tiny bit goes a looong way.
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Gaddy thank you for the top on the ProGrip. Just placed an order to try it out. In the process of reading its reviews on Amazon I found another product that was also recommended for grip: https://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-Snot-Original-Drumstick-Guitar/dp/B00JTP1S94/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Gorilla%2BSnot%2B%26%2BPick%2BHoney&qid=1610742972&sr=8-1&th=1. I also purchase these to try it out. Once I get my hands (PUN TOTALLY INTENDED) on both this products I'll post back a quick review!

Stay safe and stay healthy!
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UPDATE: Today I got the little jar for ProGrip. I HATE IT! It smells like listerine but worst and it's tacky and way to grippy and sticky. I can see how it can be a great product for anything requiring a solid grip (drums, golf, baseball, etc.) but for cards it's just too much!
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@dschmunis Any update on the Gorilla Snot?
dschmunis
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Hi DerekG,

The product is back ordered and Amazon doesn’t have a timeline for when it may ship Smile
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I have tried various moisturisers. They all leave my hands feeling very slimy. This includes a "non oil" one by Neutragena.
The only exception so far is O'KEEFE"S. You only need a tiny amount. As soon as I apply it, it feels kind of "dry" but grippy. Totally different from all the other gooey ones. Kind of like your hands have been given a fine coating of rubber.

Another tip I read on the Café - it looks pretty gross to lick your fingers, but moisture on your fingertips helps a lot. So try having a cold drink to hand. It needs to be cold enough to create condensation on the outside. (And needs to be in a glass container I think, not plastic). Whenever you pick it up for a sip, you automatically lubricate your fingertips with the condensation.
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dschmunis
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Yeah I have to say that out of all the stuff I tried so far, O'Keefe's has probably been the best. howerver I need about 5 minutes after applying before I can use cards as it feels to wet and soggy immediately after
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