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By Elizabeth Ginns Britten — December 2004
Working on or around boats requires being exposed to the elements and getting into some dirty stuff that can wreak havoc on your skin. If you’ve ever scraped barnacles, sanded a hull bottom, winterized an engine during the colder months, or applied antifouling paint, you get the picture. Any one of these can leave the outer layer of skin on your hands and/or knees feeling like sandpaper by the time you’ve finished.
There is a solution, however. Next time try Gloves in a Bottle, a greaseless, hypoallergenic, nonsticky lotion. It bonds with the outer layer of skin to keep moisture-robbing irritants out while retaining your skin’s natural moisture and oils, turning it into, well, a pair of invisible gloves. I tried it and found that a single application is virtually undetectable once dry, protects skin for a minimum of four hours, and comes off naturally.
The eight-ounce bottle retails for $12.95 and yields 120 applications; it’s available at pharmacies nationwide.
Gloves in a Bottle ( (800) 600-1881. www.glovesinabottle.com.
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This article originally appeared in the November 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.