Compare For Philips Lumea, Boots Smooth Skin And
Remington I-Light IPL Hair Removal At-home Devices

Currently, there are many brands of laser hair removal at-home devices in the market. But, Philips Lumea, Boots Smooth Skin and Remington are the most high profile in the UK. It is so hard to make a choice since they are strengths and weaknesses.

Undoubtedly, Lumea is the most easy to use. Not got the gel, cable-free for maximum freedom to use maximises the chances of you sticking with it long enough to see real results. However, Lumea need a frequent maintenance as compared to the other two because of the lower joules. In turn, the benefits of low joule is that Lumea is more safety and tolerant for a mild tanning skin than the others. Can you imagine not be able to go in the sun forever because you need to use some machines?

The Boots is the strongest treatment. It is more suitable for people who need a more significant hair reduction results. The Boots and new Philips Lumea Precision SC2002 all can be used on facial hair, whereas the Remington is not. As for prices, it is not really bothered since they are quite similar.

Comparison Philips Lumea, Boots And Remington I-Light IPL Hair Removal At-home Machine

Prices

Philips Lumea IPL

£349.00 / $799.99 (100,000 Flashes)

Boots Smooth Skin

£299.99 (100,000 Flashes)

Remington I-Light

£287.27 / $399.99 (30,000 Flashes)

Light Energy Level

A clinic IPL machine is about more than 40 Joules

Body Attachment: 2-6.5 Joules, Face Attachment: 2-5.5 Joules

7-10 Joules

7-8 Joules

Hair Reduction Results

60-80% hair reduction after 4-5 bi-weekly treatments. Remain every 4-6 weeks.
If stop, hair will come back normal.

68% hair reduction for 3 months after 6-12 sessions. Remain every 3 months.
If stop, a small number hair are still to regrow new hair which become finer, lighter.

40-60% hair reduction for 3 months after 3 sessions. Remain every 3 months.
If stop, the hairs that grow back are finer and less dense.

Good Candidates

Fitzpatrick Skin Type I-V. Possible for someone with darker or mild tanning skin.

Fitzpatrick Skin Type I-V. Not for tanning skin.

Fitzpatrick Skin Type I-IV. Not for tanning skin.

Suitable

Suitable on everywhere including the face except near the eyes

Suitable on everywhere including the face except near the eyes.

Remington I-Light

Suitable women and men on body below the neck, including legs, underarms, bikini, chest, stomach and arms.

Pain Factor

Philips Lumea IPL

Painless

Boots Smooth Skin

The highest setting are incredibly painful.

Remington I-Light

The highest setting are incredibly painful.

Pulse Repetition Rate

Philips Lumea IPL

3-5 seconds. Not needing a cool-down break. However, it will shuts off for a mandatory 2 mins if it gets too hot.

Boots Smooth Skin

6 seconds. It would last work about 15-30 minutes then it will need to be recharged again about 30 mins.

Remington I-Light

2 seconds. It can overheat after about 10 minutes of use on high and takes about 5 minutes to cool down.

Application Window Size

Philips Lumea IPL

Body Attachment: 3 cm², Face Attachment: 2 cm²

Boots Smooth Skin

3 cm²

Remington I-Light

2 cm²

Gel Required

Philips Lumea IPL

No

Boots Smooth Skin

Yes

Remington I-Light

No

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