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Ravenspur
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I don't know if this helps, but here's a list of ingredients from their website. I don't use it. I use Corn Huskers lotion.
https://okeeffescompany.com/products/working-hands

JAR

Water, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Paraffin, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Allantoin, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Acrylates/Acrylamide Copolymer, Mineral Oil, Polysorbate 85

TUBE

Water, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Isopropyl Myristate, Ceteareth-20, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Sodium Hydroxide, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Paraffin, Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Diazolidinyl Urea
TeddyBoy
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Good job Ravenspur. I don;t see formaldehyde, nor would I expect there to be any. It is used to preserve tissue, e.g., for various microscopic procedures. I don't use O'keefe's myself.
So many sleights...so little time.
"Slow...deliberate...natural." Bill Tarr

Cheers,
Teddy
Schlawiner
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I got my info from amazon when I tried to buy it. In the comments several people mentioned this test:
https://www.oekotest.de/kosmetik-wellnes......7_1.html

English site via google translate:
https://translate.google.com/translate?s......7_1.html

Ökotest is a well-known institut in germany which verifies the quality of products.

In the test they say that the manufacturer doesn't include formaldehyde in the ingredients, but the labor test showed that it's included.
TeddyBoy
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Very interesting [although the English translation did not show for me]. I can believe it but it still does not make sense to me. I found this on the web:

"Formaldehyde in cosmetics is widely understood to cause allergic skin reactions and rashes in some people. Although concentrations of formaldehyde in personal care products are generally low, everyday products can contain enough formaldehyde to trigger a reaction in people with formaldehyde sensitivities."

Another article reported:

"But the major concern is that formaldehyde causes cancer. The National Toxicology Program’s June report classified formaldehyde as a carcinogen under conditions with high or prolonged exposure—conditions typical for industrial workers and professional groups, including embalmers and even salon workers. These exposures typically do not occur in cosmetic and personal care products."


The main question should be why it is not listed on a product's ingredient list, unless the level is really very low.
So many sleights...so little time.
"Slow...deliberate...natural." Bill Tarr

Cheers,
Teddy
Glenn Morphew
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Quote:
On Apr 29, 2021, Rebis wrote:
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On Apr 28, 2021, mightytimbo wrote:
I Just want to say I am so grateful for this thread. I was so very frustrated working with cards (My primary interest) and ready to give up on any of it, until I found this thread. As the OP mentioned my hands just slide of the cards like they are made of ice, but per the suggestions here I got okeefe's and I can handle the cards with any sleight. (Anyone that I can do anyway).

Other lotions had been greasy and were not a viable solution. The advice here has made a huge difference in my moving forward in magic. Hope bumping this up helps others.


I felt the same; the top card palm (Morphew's way) has been a pain in the **s for a long time, then I stumbled across this thread and... done! Smile


Rebis... the first thing I talk about in my tutorial is "dry skin solutions" and I offer 3 of them. How did you miss it? In any event, I'm glad to hear you have the problem solved now. Doing card magic with dry hands is Impossible at worst and very difficult at best.

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Rebis
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Actually, the solution I adopted was the Glycerine+alcohol+rosewater, and if I remember correctly it's in the tutorial (as well as in this thread).

Of course, after reading this thread I went back to that tutorial and.. as you said, that's the first thing you talk about.

At the time I must have been to excited to get to the "juicy" part.
TeddyBoy
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Excellent move Rebis. Inexpensive too!
So many sleights...so little time.
"Slow...deliberate...natural." Bill Tarr

Cheers,
Teddy
Aintnothingbutachickenwing
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I use any hand moisturizer I can get my hands on (see what I did there) and this works fine for me
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