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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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The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global depilatory products market for 2016-2020.
The null hypothesis is that no difference exists in the adequacy of hair removal or development of post-operative infection between patients undergoing razor or depilatory cream for preoperative hair removal.
The additions to the Nair line include Nair Milk & Honey rollon wax, a microwavable wax for legs and body; Nair cool gel, the first translucent Nair depilatory gel that removes hair from the legs and body using advanced technology, a unique cooling sensation, and a fresh, clean scent; Nair Silky Sensations sensitive formula, a depilatory that is specially formulated for sensitive skin; and Nair For Men Shower Power, an in-shower depilatory system.
Razors led the way in North America, accounting for 48 percent of launches (the highest share anywhere), followed by shaving preparations, with 35 percent, and depilatory products, with a below-average 17 percent.
You apply the depilatory gel wait three minutes then remove with the bladeless razor.
It aims to position the brand as cosmetic and feminine and move on from the smelly and functional image associated with depilatory products.
Consumers who try the depilatory and share their experiences will instantly receive free prizes from the Grooveshark music-streaming website and will be entered to win an all-expenses-paid weekend trip for two to a major concert of their choice.
whose breadth of product offerings includes over 150 different items that provide comfort and care in the area of first aid, foot care, deodorant and body spray categories, introduces a new category to their private label lineup with its addition of the simplyBare Depilatory Line for Women.
Try bleach (Sally Hansen Hair Bleach Creme Face) or depilatory (Surgi-Cream Facial Hair Remover Original Formula).
A distinctive, bladeless tool removes the depilatory by following the body's natural contours, providing better hair and product removal than hands alone.
Never rub skin with a dry towel to remove excess wax or depilatory creams or you may get a fine rash.
Hoping to eliminate razors, which are seemingly among the most dangerous weapons in the jail system, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is currently testing a variety of depilatory creams.