Now that summer is officially here , plenty of ladies (and gents?!) are spending a little more time on their tanning and hair removal routines. Whilst there are quite a few at-home self-tans on the market that will keep you looking bronzed all week, at-home depilation has often trailed behind, meaning stubbly legs after a couple of days or expensive and time consuming trips to the salon.
The brainy folk at Philips (did you know they also make MRI scanners?) have been applying their scientific minds to the beauty industry for a number of years, coming up with a home depilation range which uses breakthrough technology to make having smooth skin every day convenient and easy.
The Philips Lumea range offers long-term hair removal at home using the Intense Pulse Light (IPL) technology usually found in salons. The gentle pulses of light work by producing heat, which is transferred to the hair follicle to put it into a resting phase. The hair then sheds naturally and re-growth is inhibited. After the initial treatment once every two weeks for 8-10 weeks, repeat treatments will only be necessary every 4-6 weeks - meaning beautifully smooth skin, everyday, all summer long.
Many at-home IPL devices are not suitable for the sensitive facial skin, so Philips introduced the Lumea Precision model. As well as offering a long-term hair removal solution for the body, it features a dual filter facial attachment that is backed by clinical testing. This little gadget has a smaller window and extra UV filter, to prevent damage to the delicate skin of the face and ensure hair is kept away quickly and easily. .
You can see what others are saying about the Philips Lumea range here:
Available from Boots and John Lewis.