The Latest In (Almost) Permanent Hair Removal: SmoothSkin Gold IPL

Permanent hair removal in the comfort of your own home.

We put the latest development in home permanent hair removal to the test, the SmoothSkin Gold IPL hair reduction device.

What is it?

If you’ve had it with shaving, bleaching, epilating and waxing but don’t have the money to fork out on a professional laser hair removal, which can cost hundreds if not thousands of pounds, the SmoothSkin Gold could be the solution. This new device works by using intense pulsed light, or IPL, to damage the hair follicle.

What’s the difference between IPL and laser hair removal?

Both methods use light heat to damage the hair follicle, the difference is in the technology used to generate the light.

What makes this different to other at-home IPL devices?

Firstly, it really is foolproof to use. It’s simply a case of point and blast. And, it’s super speedy. With just one second between flashes you can treat large areas in no time (they say you can cover the whole body in 20 minutes).

We also love the detect and set feature. To help protect your skin and get the best results, the device automatically checks your skintone and adjusts the strength of the IPL accordingly before each blast of light. For those with particularly sensitive skin there’s also a gentle mode.

Does it work?

The manufacturers are very cautious with their promises, selling it only as a hair reduction device rather than a permanent hair removal solution. But, from our tests it really is effective. We’re over half way through our 12-week course and are thrilled with the results. A life with no more waxing or shaving: just imagine…

Price?

£299 from SmoothSkin. Pricey, but it will last for up to 6 years.

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