The term depilatory means 'removing the hair'. However, many chemical products that come in cream, lotion, powder, gel, roll-on or spray forms that get rid of hair are often called depilatories. In fact, most people think of these specific type of products when they hear or see the word depilatory. They're great from removing unwanted hair from different parts of body.
Hair removal products work by breaking down the protein structure of the hair shaft. These chemical depilatories come in gels, lotions and creams and can be effective. There are many chemicals used for as active ingredient for hair removal
Thioglycolate salts and sulfides are among the common active ingredients in hair removal products. One of the most common and effective thioglycolate as Hair removal active ingredient is Kumar organic’s Kopcolate. The chemical name of Kopcolate is Potassium thioglycolate. It is an organic compound used primary active ingredient in Hair depilatories formulations. In an aqueous solution at the proper pH it is converted to an acid which then affect the hair. It breaks down the disulfide bonds in Keratin and weakens the hair so that it is easily scraped of where it emerges from the hair follicle. The breakdown is affected by calcium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide. They are present in excess to enable the thioglycolic acid to react with the cystine joining chains in hair protein.
The advantages of using Kopcolate are it is pain free unlike waxing, Quick and easy to use at home and relatively inexpensive. It also makes skin stubble and soft.
Hence, we can conclude, use of active ingredient like Kopcolate in hair depilatories formulation is most effective mode of removal of unwanted hairs.