Making depilatories: The key ingredients you need

Published: 28-Nov-2019

Whether you are looking to remove facial hair or ensure smooth pins, the cosmetics industry has many depilatory solutions available, but what are the best ingredients to ensure hair-free skin and avoid irritation? John Woodruff writes

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In humans, facial and body hair on men may be seen as attractive – less so on women. As such, there are many ways of removing unwanted hair, including electrolysis and laser treatments.

However, these are beyond the scope of this feature, which will focus on hair removal by chemical treatments and shaving, and on compositions that mitigate unwanted side effects.

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