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Both the Braun IPL Silk Expert Pro 5 AND Philips Lumea are on sale 📢

"Yes! I bought one about 2 months ago and the difference is incredible. I have very fair skin and dark hair and the difference has been remarkable. Also, very quick and easy to use." Burgered

By Rebecca Roberts | Last updated Mar 20, 2024

Braun IPL Silk Expert Pro 5 AND Philips Lumea

Hair removal is a hot topic on our style and beauty forum. In fact, conversations as recently as last month were filled with users left dismayed at the thought of having to maintain hair-free skin over the summer months.

Of course, as with everything, the hive mind swiftly came to help and when it comes to hair removal, it's clear that there are two devices that win the hearts and legs of our Mumsnetters every time: the Braun IPL Silk-Expert Pro 5 and the Philips Lumea IPL Hair Removal Device.

Now these two IPL devices are high ticket items, and both have retail prices that usually exceed £450. In fact, the Braun is as high as £740. So, when a sale comes around like the Amazon Spring Sale that offers a huge discount on both IPL hair removal devices, it's certainly worth considering. Especially if, like Boredwored, you too are fed up of continuous waxing and epilating in an effort to banish unwanted hair on your body.

Braun IPL Silk-Expert Pro 5, was £740, now £390

Save 47% in the Amazon Spring Sale | Buy now from Amazon

Mumsnet seal of approval: "I bought this about 3 years ago. It's absolutely amazing. I have hardly any hair left." AlwaysGinPlease

"I've got [a] Braun. It's been amazing on top lip, legs and bikini line, really amazing. But armpits not so good. Not sure why. Very coarse hair and lighter skin maybe." namechangefail2020

Philips Lumea IPL Hair Removal 8000 Series, was £450, now £300

Save 33% in the Amazon Spring Sale | Buy now from Amazon

Mumsnet seal of approval: "I bought a Philips Lumea several years ago, not sure which model, but it has been a complete life changer. I wish I had been able to have one many years ago when I was younger, it would have made such a difference. I very rarely need to use it now, just a few times a year." Just2again

"Absolutely yes. I bought one 3 years ago and it's changed my life. My only regret is that I didn't get one sooner and spare myself years of waxing and plucking." CheeseMuffin

About the author

Rebecca Roberts is a writer, editor, and content marketing expert hailing from Leeds. Here at Mumsnet, she commissions, writes, and edits to bring parents content designed to make life easier. After birthing and breastfeeding two babies in two years, Rebecca knows first-hand how hard it can be to prioritise self care. So, she’s on a quest to find the best beauty, skincare, and make-up products, with the help of Mumsnet user recommendations. 

Beyond her role as an editor here at Mumsnet, Rebecca can be found balancing life as a working mum of two toddlers and when she’s not at her desk, you’ll likely find her at a local playgroup, in a nearby coffee shop, or walking the dog up and down country lanes.

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