Bodycare • 18 August 2020
Tired of your daily shaving routine and looking for a more permanent hair removal solution? Many women are turning to at-home IPL hair removal devices, which in the long run work out much cheaper than salon treatments. The results also last longer so there’s no need to worry about shaving in between appointments, or needing to do an emergency shave just before you jet off on holiday.
But you may be wondering, what is IPL?
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a non-invasive technology used in hair removal devices. It works by sending a gentle heat belows the skin’s surface through flashes of light energy. This energy disrupts the growth of each hair follicle, therefore stunting hair growth. It differs from laser hair removal as it uses a broader spectrum of wavelengths, covering a larger surface area and often resulting in quicker treatment times.
With the huge number of at-home IPL hair removal devices on the market, it can be overwhelming if you’re a first time user and you have no idea where to start. We’re here to give you a rundown of the best hair removal devices on the market.
The fastest device on the market
The SmoothSkin Bare+ uses IPL technology to remove hair permanently. It’s safe to use on most areas of the body, including the legs, body, bikini line and face and with over 100 flashes per minute, you can treat your entire body in just 10 minutes - making it the fastest removal hair device on the market.
It comes with a Glide mode so you can literally glide the device across the treatment area for speedy, silky smooth skin. If you keep up your treatment plan, you’ll start to see results in as little as 4 weeks.
Silk’n Infinity 400,000 RRP $401
Perfect for those with light hair colours
Silk’n are world-renowned for their HPL (Home Pulsed Light) technology, optimising Galvanic Energy and Optical Energy which works to open pores and enable light energy to deeply penetrate the root of the hair follicles.
You may find that a lot of IPL devices are not always suitable for those with lighter hair (grey, white, blonde, red) but the Silk’n Infinity 400,000 is suitable for almost all skin tone and hair colour combinations. With the built in Skin Colour Sensor, the device senses your skin tone and emits only the necessary light energy required.
SmoothSkin Pure IPL Hair Removal Device RRP $488
Philips Lumea Prestige IPL BRI953/00 Device RRP $831
Cordless hair removal
Customise your permanent hair removal treatment with 3 different attachment heads, specifically designed for use on your face and body. This cordless handheld IPL device is so easy to use at home, meaning you have the freedom to start your treatment wherever you are.
The built-in SmartSkin sensor tells you which intensity level is best for your skin type, and with no need to purchase extra refill cartridges, this really is a simple permanent hair removal solution that’s ready to go.
Sensica Sensilight Pro IPL Hair Removal Device RRP $663Full-body hair removal