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Depilatories

What are Depilatories?

One of the first alternatives to razor shaving, a depilatory is a cream or lotion for removing unwanted hair. The two main types of depilatories are Sulfide (sulfur based) and Thioglycolate (Thioglycolate acid based) depilatories.


Treatments

Both types of depilatories work to remove hair in the same fashion. The active chemical ingredients in the depilatories interact with keratin in the skin, the primary protein from which all hair is made. As a result of different chemical reactions, the hair becomes like a gel resting on the surface of the skin and can then be wiped or rinsed away. Always check with your dermatologist.

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All about Depilatories

Unwanted facial and body hair detracts from your appearance and can make you less confident in social situations. Decades ago, shaving was the biggest option for removing unwanted facial hair, as it allowed men and women to remove hair over larger areas at once, unlike tweezing, which requires pulling out one hair at a time. However, as the personal care industry continued to evolve, people began to look for alternatives to razors to produce better results.

Emergence

Depilatories were one of the first alternatives to razor shaving to become widely available on the market. These products are creams, gels or liquids that use chemicals to remove unwanted hair. The instant popularity of depilatories led to numerous skin care companies producing their own versions of these powerful hair removers.

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