These Adhesives are for theatrical use, not everyday use. We cannot advise you on products for daily wig use.
Please see the end of this price list for a brief article on skin adhesives.
Ben Nye Spirit Gum
Our sticky adhesive dries to a flat finish and keeps lace beards, hair pieces and prosthetic appliances attached firmly. Tap adhesive until "tacky" before use. Remove from skin, hair pieces and prosthetics with Spirit Gum Remover, Bond Off! or Remover-It All.
Flammable, Must be shipped UPS Ground.
Kryolan Prosthetic Adhesives
Pros-Aide I: Is a water-based adhesive for the skin. It adheres for long periods without irritation. It is safe to use on all skin, including sensitive areas. It gives a strong bond and has high water resistance.
Prosthetic Adhesive Type II: Is useful on sensitive skin or thin areas of appliances and prosthetics. It is also great for short term applications. Many cleansers and adhesive solvents will break this formula down more easily than the Pros-Aide l.
With these adhesives, a slight non-toxic residue may remain on the skin for a while.
PROS-AIDE ADHESIVE (ORIGINAL FORMULA)
Excellent Skin Adhesive and key ingredient for PAX paints
Special Effect Supply Corp. is proud to carry ADM Tronics Pros-Aide, a favorite skin adhesive for makeup artists.
INSTRUCTIONS: Apply a thin and even coat to the skin surface and let it dry. It will dry clear. Position the appliance over the area and press down. For stronger bonds apply to both surfaces, let both surfaces dry and then press together. Press the center of the appliance first then smooth the edges.
PROS-AIDE CREAM ADHESIVE
This is the new popular creamed version of Pros-Aide
Mehron AdMed Liquid Adhesive
This strong, clear medical grade synthetic adhesive bond does not break down with sweat. It can be used on latex prosthetics, such as bald caps and ears. To apply coat the skin and the appliance with the adhesive. Once the adhesive becomes tacky, press the appliance to the coated skin. Remove with AdMed Adhesive Remover, followed by soap and water.
Mehron Spirit Gum Remover
A specially developed solvent to remove Spirit Gum. Gentler to the skin than most other removers.
Remove-It All Remover
Ben Nye's newest remover contains universal solvents that make it indispensable as a cleanser to gently and efficiently remove all crème makeups, Spirit Gum, Prosthetic and Medical Adhesives. It is non-hazardous, color and perfume free.
About Skin Adhesives
Skin adhesives, sold for cosmetic or theatrical use, are made from FDA components and are safe for use on the skin. All are, to a degree, moisture or sweat resistant. Therefore, a remover would is needed to cleanse them from the skin. Always get the right remover for the adhesive you are using. Bond Off! is a remover that will work on almost anything. Bond Off! contains flammable solvents so it works faster. Please wait for the remover to do its job! If you get impatient and start pulling you can tear the skin.
Spirit gum is the traditional skin adhesive. However, prosthetic adhesives and medical adhesives are stronger (in that order). Prosthetic adhesives are often latex based and medical adhesives are often silicone based. Medical adhesives have a strong smell, so actors usually don’t like them around their face.
Spirit gum is best for students, beards and mustaches. Here is a trick for when you are using spirit gum: Put a thin coat of spirit gum on the skin and allow it to dry. Then pull at it with a lint-free cloth (a piece of panty hose rolled in on itself works great) until you can feel it gain more and more strength. When applying the adhesive, less is more, just like rubber cement. Once you have some “Tooth” as I call it, you can place the appliance on the skin. For real holding power, do this to both sides. This also works well with prosthetic adhesives.
These adhesives will not create a miracle. If you expect to glue a heavy object to the skin and have it stay, you will be disappointed when your skin sags toward the ground.