Types of depilatory waxes

Tipos de ceras Depilatorias

Within the cosmetics market there are several types of depilatory waxes well known for all for years.

But in reality everything has been evolving and the world of waxes has been changing to apply many improvements in terms of formulation, application techniques and skin care.

Quality depilatory treatment

Generally the depilatory treatment is a service that has the bad reputation of not being of those most desired by annoying and sometimes irritating. For this reason, it is essential that the product used be of aexcellent quality, added to aExcellent application techniqueand the proper use ofDepilatory cosmetics. These three factors are those that make waxing with waxes transform into a trueDepilatory treatment of beauty and well-being.

Hair removal with Wax Vs Photodepilation

Waxing with wax is a treatment that is still maintained, despite the existence of photodepilation, which has proven to be not entirely effective.

But not to ride us, we will clarify that, on the one hand, is the photodepilation with medical laser (highly effective and permanent results), and on the other hand the intense pulsed light of aesthetic use, very affordable, whose results are indicated to reduce The amount of hair, but in no case is it definitive. What you can do to spend large amounts of money without getting the desired effect.

For this reason for effective hair removal, the use ofWaxing waxesIt remains a very good option directed to a large part of the population that does not have the right hair for a medical laser treatment, or that can not access, at its high cost, 100% effective treatments.

What is the difference between the types of depilatory waxes?

The composition of the wax is really based on very simple formulas, from the chemical point of view, so the most important thing is theQuality of raw materialsand theproportionsthat are used in each composition.

Two aspects that in starpil We take care of the maximum, because we know that the quality of a good wax is especially important for the professional who is the first to detect the main characteristics such as plasticity, elasticity, malleability, hair extraction capacity, etc.

2 types of wax

Mainly there are 2 types of wax:

Low melting wax

  • waxLow merger
  • waxTibia in Roll Onthat is also presentedCanned, but with which another application technique is used.

According to our methodology in depilatory treatments of beauty and well-being advised, in general,Apply wax in Roll-on system in extensive areaslike legs or arms andLow fusion wax in delicate areasAs a facial, English, armpits, or in more sensitive areas such as internal face of my thigh or male chest.

We must bear in mind that with an epilatory treatment we reach very delicate body areas so it is always preferable to perform aPrevious diagnosisof the skin.

Low fusion wax and its components

It is also known asHot wax, it is composed of:



One of the main raw materials, which complies with the important role of giving adherence to wax, is therosin, Resin of natural origin that is extracted from pines grown sustainably and controlled.

Qualities of colophonias.

There are several qualities of colophonies classified in6 levels.

The lowest quality crystallize forming the abietic acid in only 15 minutes after heating them, and those of good quality take on crystallize approximately 4 hours.

When these micro particles are created, the wax is broken much more easily when starting it from the skin, so these waxes do not start the hair with the same effectiveness.

The waxes starpil They are manufactured unique and exclusively with colophonies of the best qualities that guarantee a perfect effectiveness in hair start and for skin care and that they do not crystallize.

Bee wax

Bee wax

Another essential component in the composition of our waxes is theBee wax(wax alba). This component fulfills a very important role in the formulation of the wax and it is also very common to find it in different cosmetic formulas by its moisturizing, emollient, scarring, etc.

As we have already mentioned, one of the important characteristics of waxes is its plasticity and malleability, which prevent them from breaking when working. That is why it is important to be done with depilatory waxes that withdraw in one time and without breaking, favoring a perfect hair extraction.


Paraffin is another assets used in the depilatory formulas, and has the function of giving plasticity, preventing its breakage, modifies the melting point of the product to favor the application on the skin at related temperatures.

Titanium dioxide

Titanium dioxide is a powder of mineral origin thatProvides a more creamy textureMaking it more selective and related to the skin. In this way, not adhering both the skin is much smoother and more kind.

The waxes with titanium dioxide are especially recommended in more reactive, sensitive, leather skins that have been exposed to the sun, or skins that have a slight desimation due to cosmetic dehydration.

Crystal wax vs Creamy wax

To work the ideal is to customize the treatment to adapt it to our client's hair and skin type, that is why a very important point to consider is the state of the skin of the area to be treated.

In cases ofsensitive skin, with a slight desquamationor tanned skinsby the sun we will choose aCreamy wax with titanium dioxideIn its composition, since they are much softer and we will avoid redishness or unnecessary reactions.

Low creamy melting wax

In case ofSkins without sensitivity manifestationsor superficial desquamation, we can choose acrystalline wax..

Low crystal fusion wax

Creamy waxes are more selective, "choose" more to hair than to the skin. While crystal clear waxes have greater power of adhesion and hair start, being less selective with the skin.

There are also waxes that combinedifferent colors and aromas, which allows you to make aa la carteDepending on the preferences of the customers or the professional, being able to offer different treatments.

Elastic wax

Our waxes are very elastic and malleable by the presence in its beeswax composition, but theLast trendin waxes are those that provide a Plus point of elasticity, which is achievedpolymer-based.

What is a polymer?

They are macromolecules formed by several chemical units (monomers) that are repeated along a chain. This arrangement forms a network that grants elastic property to wax. This quality is appreciated in the application and extraction of the product, helping to minimize the feeling of discomfort during treatment.

Roll-on wax

The Roll-on system revolutionized the world of hair removal when it conceived as a totally novel system that provided innovative benefits as rapidity, being hygienic and single-use.

The Roll-On system waspatented by starpilIn 1991 developing the most imitated hair removal system in the world and that today no one has been able to improve, this continues to position us as absolute leaders in the sector where we continue to investigate and develop new elements to improve the products and application techniques with the order to provide the most innovative technique.

The ROLL-ON system is another concept very different from low melting wax, by its composition, melting temperature and application. This system is especially indicated to apply in extensive areas such as legs and arms.

It is heated at an approximate temperature of about 80 ° C and that when applied in a thin layer on low skin immediately at about 37-39 ° C, which is also known asTibia wax.. It is removed with hygienic bands that is important to be high quality cellulose to avoid unwanted pulls.

The raw material grants adherence is a derivative of the rosin, it does not contain beeswax and yes pigments and different fragrances to adapt to all types of hair and skin and the preferences of professionals and customers.

In Roll-On there are alsoCrystal and creamy waxes, by the presence of titanium dioxide in its formulas, making them much more candy with the skin.

Wax in can.

This type of wax has the same chemical composition that the wax in roll-on, the difference is the application technique that in this case is applied directly with a spatula, also in a thin layer, and is removed with hygienic bands, as in The ROLL-ON system.

Cold wax.

Finally, there is the option of the call cold wax, which is a system focused for theHair removal at home. In this case, the band itself is already impregnated with wax, which applies cold and for which it is only necessary to rub between the hands to give a little heat to facilitate adherence to the skin and hair.

This system is very comfortable for fast hair removal, but it is never as effective as the waxes and techniques used in a professional center.

With this type of wax you have to be special attention to attach the skin at the time of the pull to avoid unnecessary damage to the skin.