The types of depilatory waxes

Los Tipos de Ceras Depilatorias

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

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

Quality depilatory treatment

Generally, hair treatment is a service that has the bad reputation of not being the most desired by annoying and sometimes irritating. For this reason, it is essential that the product used is a excellent quality, added to a Excellent application technique and to the proper use of depilatory cosmetics. These three factors are those that make waxes become a real HEAVOR AND WELFARE DEPILATORY TREATMENT.

Wax hair removal

Wax hair removal is a treatment that is still maintained, despite the existence of photodepilation, which has proven not entirely effective.

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

For this reason for effective hair removal, the use of depilatory waxes It is still a very good option aimed at much of the population that does not have adequate hair for a medical laser treatment, or that cannot access, due to 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 the Quality of raw materials and the proportions that are used in each composition.

Two aspects that in Starpil we take care of to the fullest, because we know that the quality of a good wax is especially important for the professional that 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:

Starpil low fusion wax - Types of depilatory waxes
Low fusion wax
  • Wax of Low fusion
  • wax tibia in roll on also Canned, but with which another application technique is used.

According to our methodology in depilatory treatments of beauty and well -being we advise, in general, Apply Roll-ON system in extensive areas like legs or arms and Low fusion wax in delicate areas as a facial, English, armpits, or in more sensitive areas as inner face of the thigh or male chest.

It must be borne in mind that with depilatory treatment we reach very delicate areas of the body so it is always preferable to perform a Previous diagnosis of the skin.

Low fusion wax and its components

Is also known as Hot wax, consists of:



One of the main raw materials, which fulfills the important function of giving adherence to the wax, is the rosin, resin of natural origin that is extracted from cultivated pines in a sustainable and controlled way.

Colophonia qualities

There are several qualities of colophonies classified into 6 levels.

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

When these micro particles are created, the wax breaks much more easily when ripping it from the skin, so these waxes do not tear their hair with the same effectiveness.

Starpil waxes are manufactured solely and exclusively with colophonies of the best qualities that guarantee a perfect effectiveness of hair start and for skin care and that do not crystallize.

Bee wax

Bee wax
Bee wax

Another essential component in the composition of our waxes is Bee wax (ALBA Wax). 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 for its moisturizing, emollient, healing, etc.

As we have already mentioned, one of the important characteristics of the waxes is their plasticity and malleability, which prevent them from breaking them. That is why it is important to get waxes that withdraw at once and without breaking, favoring perfect hair extraction.


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

Titanium dioxide

Titanium dioxide is a dust of mineral origin that provides a more creamy texture making it more selective and related to the skin. In this way, not adhering so much to the skin is much softer and more kind.

Titanium dioxide waxes are especially recommended in more reactive, sensitive skin, brunette skins that have been exposed to the sun, or skins that have a slight peeling due to cosmetic dehydration.

Crystalline wax vs creamy wax

To work the ideal is to customize the treatment to adapt it to the type of hair and skin of our client, so a very important point to consider is the status of the skin of the area to be treated.

In cases of sensitive skin, with a slight peeling or tanned skins By the sun we will choose a creamy wax with titanium dioxide In their composition, since they are much softer and avoid redness or unnecessary reactions.

Creamy Starpil Low Fusion Wax - Types of depilatory waxes
Creamy low fusion wax

In case of skins without manifestations of sensitivity or superficial peeling, we can choose a crystalline wax.

Low Fusion Wax Starpil Crystal - Green Wax - Types of depilatory waxes
Low crystalline fusion wax

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

There are also waxes that combine different colors and aromas, which allows a Letter hair removal Depending on customer or professional preferences, being able to offer different treatments.

Elastic wax

Our waxes are very elastic and malleable due to the presence in its composition of bee wax, but the Last trend On waxes they contribute a plus point of elasticity, which is achieved polymer.

Starpil blue elastic wax video

What is a polymer?

They are macromolecules formed by several chemical units (monomers) that are repeated throughout a chain. This provision forms a network that grants elastic property to wax. This quality can be seen in the application and extraction of the product, helping to minimize the sensation of discomfort during treatment.

Roll-on wax

The Roll-on system revolutionized the world of hair removal by conceiving as a totally novel system that provided innovative benefits such as speed, being hygienic and only one use.

Roll -on Starpil System - Types of depilatory waxes
Roll-on Starpil system

The Roll-on system was patented by Starpil In 1991, developing the most imitated hair removal system 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 In order to provide the most innovative technique.

The Roll-on system is another concept very different from low fusion wax, due to its composition, merger 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 ºC and that when applying in a thin lay warm wax. It is withdrawn with hygienic bands that is important are high quality cellulose to avoid unwanted pulls.

The raw material that gives adherence is a derivative of colfonia, does not contain bee wax and do 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 also Crystalline and creamy waxes, by the presence of titanium dioxide in their formulas, making them much sweeter with the skin.

Can in can

This type of wax has the same chemical composition as 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 so -called cold wax, which is a system focused for the hair removal. In this case, the band itself is already impregnated with wax, which is applied 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, special attention must be taken in holding the skin at the time of the pull to avoid unnecessary damage to the skin.