Skin Adhesives
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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.

Generic Spirit Gum

This is an amber colored, alcohol/resin liquid adhesive. It is used to apply: crepe hair, mustaches, beards, wigs, fake noses, and bald caps. Removable with Spirit Gum Remover.

Flammable, Must be shipped UPS Ground.

Spirit Gum Liquid Adhesive
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ME-118 Spirit Gum Liquid Adhesive, 1 fl oz *S* $5.50 Flame Add

Kryolan Spirit Gum

Adhesive made from natural resins with a thin consistency developed for film and TV, Suitable for lace hair goods.

Flammable, Must be shipped UPS Ground.

Matt Spirit Gum
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K02111 Spirit Gum, TV Matt Mastix, with brush, 1 fl oz *S* $10.80 Flame Add

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.

Ben Nye Spirit Gum Adhesive
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BN-SG1 .25 oz/7 ml *S* $3.50 Flame Add
BN-SG2 1 oz/29 ml *S* $8.00 Flame Add
BN-SG25 4 oz/118 ml *S* $18.00 Flame Add
BN-SG3 8oz/236ml *S* $30.00 Flame Add
BN-SG4 16oz/473ml jug *S* $45.00 Flame Add
Ben Nye

Prosthetic Adhesive
Apply this durable adhesive to securely bond prosthetic appliances, such as latex ears or clown noses. Durable against perspiration. Remove with Remove-It All.

Ben Nye Prosthetic Adhesive
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BN-AD1 1 oz/29 ml $8.00 Add
BN-AD3 4 oz/118 ml $18.00 Add
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.

Kryolan Pros-Aide Adhesive
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K06101 Pros-Aide No-Tack 4 oz/118 ml Currently Unavailable N/A
K06102 Pros-Aide I, (tackier) 4 oz/118 ml $19.40 Add
K06103 Prosthetic Adhesive Type II, 4 fl oz Currently Unavailable N/A

Kryolan Medical Adhesive

A silicone-based adhesive for extremely sensitive skin. Medical Adhesive is pressure-sensitive and dries very fast. Must be removed or thinned with Medical Adhesive Remover.

Flammable, Must be shipped UPS Ground.

Medical Adhesive
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K02100 Kryolan Medical Adhesive, 1 fl oz *S* $38.00 Flame Add
K02101 Kryolan Medical Adhesive 4 fl oz *S* $104.50 Flame Add
K02103 Kryolan Medical Adhesive 16 fl oz *S* Currently Unavailable N/A
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.

Ben Nye Spirit Gum Remover

Quicly dissolve the sticky residues of Spirit Gum Adhesive with this effective remover. Follow with Hydra Cleanse or soap and water.

Flammable, Must be shipped UPS Ground.

Spirit Gum Remover
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BN-GR1 .25oz/7ml *S* $2.50 Flame Add
BN-GR2 2 oz/59 ml *S* $3.00 Flame Add
BN-GR22 2oz/59ml *S* $5.00 Flame Add
BN-GR25 4 oz/118 ml *S* $7.00 Flame Add
BN-GR3 8 oz/236 ml *S* $9.00 Flame Add

Bond Off! (Medical Adhesive Remover)

Ben Nye Removes Prosthetic Adhesive and Spirit Gum. Thoroughly cleans Spirit Gum, Medical Adhesive and similar residues from skin and appliances. Follow with Hydra Cleanse or soap and water.

Flammable, Must be shipped UPS Ground.

Bond Off!
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BN-BR0 .5oz/14ml *S* $2.50 Flame Add
BN-BR1 2oz/58ml *S* $7.50 Flame Add
BN-BR15 4 oz/118 ml *S* $9.00 Flame Add
BN-BR2 8 oz/236 ml *S* Currently Unavailable N/A
BN-BR4 32 oz/946 ml, Jug *S* $35.00 Flame Add
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.

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BN-RR2 2oz/59ml $7.50 Add
BN-RR8 8oz/236ml $14.00 Add
Kryolan Removers

Flammable, Must be shipped UPS Ground.

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K06431 Medical Adhesive Thinner & Extender, 4 fl oz *S* $8.00 Flame Add
K06433 Medical Adhesive Thinner & Extender, 16 fl oz *S* Currently Unavailable N/A
K06434 Medical Adhesive Thinner & Extender, 32 fl oz *S* Currently Unavailable N/A
K06531 Medical Adhesive Remover, 4 fl oz *S* $10.10 Flame Add
K06532 Medical Adhesive Remover, 8 fl oz *S* Currently Unavailable N/A

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.

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