depilonine


#1

Has anyone heard of depilonine before? It’s depilating product supposedly based on 3 enzymes (chymottrypsine, trypsine and papaine) and as I’ve read on the net it has been scientifically proven that it works (well…).


#2

Papain and the others are enzymes which affect proteins. In fact, papain is used in a lot of meat tenderizers.

As with any topical, the issue is if it can affect hair without affecting surrounding skin. In the case of depilone and other non-prescription topical, there is no published clinical data proving this.

If you would like to try a topical product, I recommend looking into the prescription topical Vaniqa or for a less proven option, something with isoflavones like soymilk. Though soymilk does not have clinical data on humans, it has been shown in mouse studies to affect hair growth.