There is an increasing number of Aussies who are recognising the value of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) devices in the removal of body and facial hair. These are very portable devices that one can fit into their bags.
I, for one, always carry an IPL device with me in my travels. This is to make sure that my skin remains as flawless as possible, without me having to resort to an unscheduled visit to my dermatologist.
Whether it’s the perfect bikini line or the flawless skin on the legs or arms in a revealing evening gown, having a compact laser hair removal system in your possession is a saving grace.
Check out the reviews I have prepared for Australia’s best at-home IPL laser hair removal systems.
Best At-Home IPL Hair Removal Systems Australia
1. Philips Lumea New BRI956 Prestige IPL Device
Pro and Cons
There are many reasons why the Philips Lumea Prestige IPL Device is my top pick hands down. For starters, this pulsed laser light device comes with 4 different attachments. What this means is that I can use one specific attachment for a certain body part.
You have to understand that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all kind of device. Hence, to maximise the effectiveness of Prestige’s intense pulsed light technology, it uses 4 intelligent attachments.
For some people, this might come as a downer. Imagine having to replace the attachment when working from the face to the armpit. But it does make sense. The face has a flatter surface than the armpit, which is more concave. As for the rest of the body, it is never flat. Hence, Philips decided to give you a more convex attachment.
The different attachments also come with different spot sizes. For obvious reasons, the body attachment features the largest light window at 4.1 sq. cm. This allows for greater coverage of the body. And get this. The Prestige boasts of its own app so you can keep track of your skin’s development.
There are plenty of other features like dual-functionality in ether cordless or corded modes. The SmartSkin sensor works well with the Skin Tone sensor, too. Its Slide and Flash mode is perfect for on-the-go applications while the Prestige’s Stamp and Flash mode is ideal for treating small areas. There are neat safety features as well, making the Lumea Prestige one of the best, if not already the best.
2. Braun Silk-expert IPL BD5009
Pro and Cons
One of the things that I love about the Silk-expert IPL device is that it has a superb lifespan. Whereas the Philips Lumea Prestige comes with about 250,000 or so flashes, the Silk-expert boasts as additional 50,000. This gives this beauty device at least 15 years of amazing usefulness.
The Braun Silk-expert also comes with a built-in exfoliator. The Silk-epil SkinSpa rounds up the depilation function of the IPL by also removing dead skin cells. It makes perfect sense. Removing hair means the skin gets exposed, more visible to others. If there are way too many dead skin cells on the skin, then having an IPL beauty device would be for naught.
It is about a third less expensive than the Philips Lumea Prestige. This makes the Silk-expert a great choice for those who want something more robust without being too expensive. There is one minor hiccup, though. When it comes to its effectiveness, you will need a bit longer treatment session to get the kind of result you need. Regardless, the Braun Silk-expert is still a great IPL light device.
3. Remington i-Light PRO IPL 6500
Pro and Cons
I have several male friends who are also discovering the joys of removing their body and facial hair. Well, if you have a male friend who also happens to be in the same predicament, then the i-Light PRO is perfect. This is not to say that the Remington beauty product is only for men.
In fact, one of its greatest strengths is in its unisex design. Having said that, you can bring one home and share the device with your partner.
While its flash lifespan is rather short, it is still a noteworthy technology. The i-Light PRO utilises the ProPulse technology, which helps deliver concentrated light energies to where they are needed the most. The system also features 5 energy settings to give you better control of the light application.
What I found noteworthy is its worldwide voltage. What this means is that you can bring it with you in your travels. You won’t have to worry about voltage compatibility since you can plug the i-Light PRO in almost any other socket all over the world.
4. BaByliss Paris Homelight Connected IPL Hair Removal
Pro and Cons
For more than half a century, BaByliss Paris has been producing many innovative products. One of the brand’s latest is the Homelight Connected IPL Hair Removal device. As the name suggests, this is a handy tool that stays connected with its dedicated mobile app platform.
But more than its connectivity, the Homelight boasts of a sensor that guarantees absolute precision. Too bad, its light window only comes in a single size of 3 sq. cm. On the plus side, this BaByliss Paris creation comes with a 300,000 flash bulb lifespan. At the very least, you can be sure that the device will last more than a decade of continuous use.
The Homelight also features a removable skin tone guide. I find this very handy since I would like to have a better understanding of the status of my skin. There’s a precise and fast mode, too. These modes allow you to pick the right treatment that suits your needs.
5. Philips Lumea Essential IPL Hair Removal Device BRI863/00
Pro and Cons
The Lumea Prestige is a great IPL device, but it’s way too expensive. If you’re not yet ready to make such a commitment, then the Lumea Essential is perfect. There are a number of features you won’t get from the Essential, of course.
There are no intelligent attachments and no SmartSkin sensor. You also won’t get the Lumea app and the >250,000 flash lifespan. What you do get is Philips’ renowned Skin Tone sensor technology mated to a large-enough light window.
Hair removal no longer requires frequent trips to your dermatologist. With these best at-home laser hair removal IPL devices, you can achieve a more flawless skin in a breeze.