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depilatory

(dĭpĭl`ətôr'ē), substance used to remove hair. In preparing hides for tanning, lime is the chief depilatory. For the removal of superfluous hair from the human body, metal sulfides such as barium sulfide, sodium sulfide, calcium hydrosulfide, and strontium hydrosulfide are used. The powdered material is usually combined with other substances (lime, sugar, chalk, perfume) and made into a paste which is spread on the skin. The hair is dissolved into a gelatinous mass and is removed along with the paste. However, these reagents do not prevent regrowth of hair and are potentially dangerous. Wax depilatories that harden on the skin and pull up the hair by the roots when peeled off delay but do not prevent regrowth of hair. The only permanent method of removing hair is by cosmetic electrolysis, in which a weak electric current, passing through a needle, destroys the hair follicle.

depilatory

[də′pil·ə‚tȯr·ē]
(materials)
A chemical that removes hairs from skin.

depilatory

a chemical that is used to remove hair from the body
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14, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Global Depilatories Industry 2015 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Depilatories industry.
Depilatories Market in India: Market Profile to 2018" provides data on India Depilatories market, providing marketers with the essential tools to understand their own and their competitors' position in the market.
Advertising the products is also vital to the success of this category, though many industry observers say that price is not the primary reason consumers decide where and when to purchase depilatories.
As a result women wore shorts and skirts more frequently and for longer, helping drive demand for depilatories.
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DeoPlex is used in applications such as underarm deodorant, baby care, foot care, feminine hygiene, household products, liquid and bar soaps, pet care products, cosmetic base odor neutralization and depilatories.
They wish to look good and feel attractive, which has positively influenced sales of depilatories as hair removal has become a regular part of hygiene routines.
the maker of Nair(TM) depilatories and waxes, announces the extension of the Moroccan Argan Oil line of hair removal products with a new face wax and depilatories for face and body.
Major Products: A range of personal care products including nail care, skin care, bleaches and depilatories, marketed under the Sally Hansen, Cornsilk, Lacross, Naturistics and N.
The Depilatories Products in USA report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level.
Major Products: Plus+White whitening toothpastes; Booster and Sudden Change skin care products; Nutra Nail, Power Gel and Nutra Nail 60 nail treatments; Bikini Zone pre- and aftershave products, Hair Off depilatories, Wash n' Curl shampoos, Cherry Vanilla perfumes, Scar Zone scar diminishing cream.