I have been using Philips Lumea IPL Bri863/00 for about 9 months the now-a healthy amount of time to formulate a well-researched opinion to share with you guys. You see my natural black hair and Mediterranean background comes with a cost, need I say more? Before I started using Philips Lumea I used for about 7 years Braun Epilator (here), each 1, 5 weeks. Braun Epilator works amazingly don’t get me wrong, my only issue had always been the pain. I’ ve talked to many women regarding this product and for many, the pain ceased together with hair grown over the passing of time. That, unfortunately, hadn’t been the case for me, at least on the pain side, as a matter of fact, I have noticed 20% decrease in hair growth after continues use of Epilator.
About a year ago a friend of mine received as a Chrismas gift from her mother an IPL device, she loved it, I was intrigued! I did hours online research, watched many videos on YouTube and did lots of thinking. You see, Philips Lumea IPL (here) isn’t a cheap device, as a matter of fact, retails for 210€! It doesn’t work on all skin types, although Philips has a guaranteed 90 days return policy. After much deliberation I bought mine in March 2016 and I have been using it faithfully ever since, every 4 weeks.
It’s easy to use, you have to shave thouroghly, I mean baby smooth otherwise the light pulses hurt. Where was I? Ah yes, you switch on the device, make contact with the skin and the device will automatically adjust its intensity, depending on skin type and hair color. The skin becomes insanely smooth after usage, something which I look forward to each time. I noticed many women complain about the time they require to cover the whole body; it only takes me 15 minutes but I am quite small, one of the very few advantages of being petite. I have noticed about 40% decrease in hair growth after 9 months of using Philips Lumea, parts of my body are already hair-free. The hair that grows back isn’t as thick anymore and I don’t have the strawberry skin on my legs anymore.
I would highly recommend this product to all of you guys. I would highly recommend reading carefully the instructions regarding the skin tone and hair types, as Philips has different devices out there to cover all your requirements. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.