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Hair removing light zapper thingy

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Goosegettingfat Sun 29-Jan-17 21:12:03

Has anyone got one of these? Are they good? Do you get ingrowing hairs? Am I going to die of cancer if I get one? I know they're £300 but I hate bikini waxes blush

womanwithoutasong Sun 29-Jan-17 21:16:00

<lurking shamelessly as I've been considering buying one this weekend>

dontblameme Sun 29-Jan-17 21:29:51

I tried the Phillips iLight and was not impressed. The tiny area it covers made doing legs a long and boring task. It also overheated often and you had to let it cool down then resume. Was decent for underarms. I tried laser on legs and it was unbearable. Now I epilate -when I can be bothered- grin

WantedDeadorAlive Sun 29-Jan-17 21:41:00

I have the Phillips Lumea.

Provided you have the correct skintone and hair colour yes it does work.

I have optimum hair/skin- mid brown hair and a beige type skin tone. I am more or less hairless in the required areas wink after 9 months use.

You do have to be patient and you do have to be consistent with its use. Follow the instructions and it will work.

Goosegettingfat Sun 29-Jan-17 23:30:43

I had no idea it was dependent on skin/hair tone! So you mean deathly pale and brownish reddish hair is not ideal? Bugger

PickAChew Sun 29-Jan-17 23:32:44

Deathly pale with brown hair is perfect! Basically, pale skin dark hair. Dark skin gets burnt by it and light hair doesn't absorb enough energy for it to work.

WantedDeadorAlive Mon 30-Jan-17 00:01:38

Pale skin is good! Red and fair hair bad! If you look at Boots website it normally states instructions and examples of hair colour/skin tones it works with and does not.

womanwithoutasong Mon 30-Jan-17 01:34:40

Does it smart as much as a bikini wax???

NerdyBird Mon 30-Jan-17 03:03:49

The Lumea battery will die if you don't charge it regularly even when you're not using it. It does sort of say this in the instructions but it's not clear that the battery will be useless if you don't. You cannot replace the battery. So it's a commitment not just to the hair removal but to keeping the machine working. There was a thread about it last year. It does work if you use it properly and have a little patience.

chanie44 Mon 30-Jan-17 05:11:49

Have you thought about getting laser at a salon? You can get a course of 6 sessions of a bikini for around £100 on groupon.

PotOfYoghurt Mon 30-Jan-17 05:15:21

I love my Phillips Lumea.

It doesn't hurt at all, it feels a little warm sometimes but most of the time nothing.

From the first use there were patches where hair didn't grow.

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