Warm waxes: These are solid in consistency and contain mixtures of resins and natural waxes such as beeswax and candelilla, microcrystalline and paraffin waxes. The waxes are warmed up until they fuse with each other and then applied in a semifluid state at a temperature of approximately 40°, while they are still moldable. Once on the skin, they take on a rubbery consistency and they can then be removed using a firm pulling action: an all-in-one motion.
Cold waxes: These are semi-solid in consistency. Through a moderate warming procedure, they may be brought to a syrupy consistency and can then be applied at a temperature that is closer to that of the skin. The pulling action has to be performed after having ensured that the layer applied to the skin has adhered to a pre-cut strip of material.
It is essential to make sure that the skin is clean and dry. The depilatory wax should not be used on irritated skin, on cuts, moles or varicose veins.
Following use, it is advisable to wait at least 24 hours before applying perfumes, deodorants or alcohol-based lotions on the depilated area. However, there is no problem with using hydrating creams or body oils right after depilating.