Mira-Skin Ultrasound review: before & after

Mira-Skin Ultrasound review: before & after

In this Mira-Skin Ultrasound review:

What is it?

The Mira-skin device is a small hand-held ultrasound wand which partners with a potent Hyaluronic Acid serum and your own skincare. Used weekly it boosts the effects of your skincare. Using scientifically-proven phonophoresis, it passes ultrasonic waves into your skin and opens tiny pathways so more skincare molecules sink deeper into your skin. The ultrasonic waves also create gentle heat which energises your skin cells so they build more and stronger collagen and elastin.

Apply the Mira-skin serum before, and your favourite skincare products after the quick ultrasound session.

With regular weekly use, your Hyaluronic Acid builds. The water it binds with intensely hydrates, plumps and soothes skin, smoothing and reducing fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. Other actives in the serum brighten your complexion, and your own skincare goodies do their thing too. Finally, your increased collagen and elastin brighten and refresh your skin. The result is super-quenched, plump and soft skin, with filled-in lines and wrinkles, and faded pigmentation. Learn more about how ultrasonic boosting with Hyaluronic Acid works.

Learn all the pros and cons of Mira-skin ultrasound and Hyaluronic Serum starter kit in this review by Wearebodybeautiful.com
The Mira-Skin Starter Kit is clinically proven. Use it with the Mira-Skin serum and masks, or your own skincare.

I tested the Mira-Skin over a few weeks, then handed over to my 71-year young Mam to test it for a few months and see what results she gets. The feedback, pros and cons, and tips in the review are a mix from us both. The before and after photos are the results of 6 months testing by my Mam ❤️.

First impressions

The Mira-skin starter kit comes in a small neat white box covered by a green, grey and white slide off information sleeve. It’s clear, straight-forward, and with a professional and clinical feel. It looks very professional. Keep the box to store the device in, it fits in a small draw.

Front and back views of the Mira-skin box with  the infromation sleeve.
The box is small and sturdy and the information concise, clear helpful.
The compact and sturdy white box of the Mira-skin kit without the information sleeve. Keep it to store the device in, especially if you travel with it.
The naked box.
Inside the open Mira-skin starter kt box
Everything is secured inside with a magetic clasp on the box with some important info stickers inside too
The contents of the Mira-skin ultrasound and Hyaluron kit are ✔️ Mira-Skin Ultrasound ActiveBoost wand, ✔️ 
Mira-Skin Ultrasound Conductive Gel (50ml), ✔️ Mira-Skin Hyaluronic Serum (15ml), ✔️ USB-Charging Cable, ✔️ User Guide
The contents in the Mira-skin starter kit

What’s in the box?

  • Mira-Skin Ultrasound ActiveBoost wand
  • Mira-Skin Ultrasound Conductive Gel (50ml)
  • Mira-Skin Hyaluronic Serum (15ml)
  • USB-Charging Cable
  • User Guide

Quality & design

The Mira-Skin ultrasound wand is a cordless, simple, small but sturdy, solid & robust wand. It’s styled in silver and white, and made from quality materials with a surgical stainless steel treatment head. The rounded shape is easy to grip, fits comfy in hand and it feels good to hold.

My hand holding the small white and silver Mira-skin ultrasound wand
The Mira-Skin wand feels balanced and quality, durable and well-made.
The Mira-skin wand is 16cm long and 3.5cm in diameter, and weighs just 155 grams, with a comfy & clear-view angled head
Small. lightweight and perfectly formed

The 3.5cm diameter circular treatment head is curved away from the straight wand, handle and angled back at about 45 degrees. This means you don’t hold the wand at a right angle to your skin, so it’s comfier and easy to see what you’re doing as you glide it across your skin. (Note: the older design device pre-2018 was straight and held at a right angle to your skin).

The 3.5cm diameter treatment head, is ✔️ Surgical steel, ✔️skin-safe, ✔️Hygienic, ✔️Durable ✔️Wipe clean
The treatment head is top quality and perfectly angled

There are no moving parts on the device, no vibrations or heat. It’s super-simple to operate with just one on/off button. It has indicator lights above the power button which glow green to let you know the device is on.

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HOW DO YOU KNOW IT’S WORKING?

If you want to check your ultrasound wand is doing its thing, turn it on and place a few drops of water on the flat treatment head. You’ll see the water droplets vibrate slightly! It’s pretty cool.

The small Mira-skin ultrasound wand is simple. It has treatment a flat head, a power button, indicator lights that show green when it's on and yellow as it charges, a Micro USB charging port to USB. I like the simple one button control on the Mira-Skin wand.
The Mira-Skin ultrasound wand is very simple to operate and intuitive to use

There’s a short but good quality USB charging cable. I like this because there’s no bulky mains plug  or charging cradle, and you can charge it from any USB port. The indicator lights flash yellow when it needs charging and slowly pulse yellow as it charges. When it’s fully charged, they flash green and you can disconnect the wand from the mains. Each full charge takes up to 8 hours. And the battery life is excellent. You can go several weeks before it needs charging again.

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CHARGING TIP:

Because the cable is very short, you must find somewhere safe to charge the wand. Also, the wand rolls around rather easily, so balance it on the edge of the treatment head, or on something soft like a towel to prevent damage.

Ultrasound Gel & Hyaluronic Serum

You must use the ultrasound wand with a conductive/coupling medium.

The Mira-skin kit comes with a recyclable 50ml glass bottle of coupling gel. It's easy glide, means no air pockets, so it sends the ultrasound iwaves nto your skin to open pathways. The gel has more Hyaluronic Acid to moisturise your skin layers.
You get 50ml of Mira-Skin ultrasound gel in the starter kit

The kit comes with 50ml of Mira-Skin’s ultrasound gel which has added moisturising Hyaluronic Acid. Here’s a list of the gel ingredients on incidecoder.com. The gel not only makes it easier to glide the treatment head, but it also reduces and removes any air pockets between the device head and your skin. This is good because air blocks the ultrasound waves from entering your skin, so without the gel treatment isn’t as effective.

Two pumps from the 50ml bottle covers one treatment area e.g. half your forehead, a cheek and jaw, and half your neck). You don’t need to wash it off. And most of it is dry by the time you finish. But I still wipe around my face with a damp flannel to remove any wet bits.

The 50ml gel in the starter kit lasts 35 sessions or just over 2 months using it for 3 treatments per week. A new 50ml bottle costs €29/$29. You can then buy a better value 200ml Mira-skin gel for €79/$79 (or a cheaper basic ultrasound gel).

And of course, it’s vital you also apply a good serum before each ultrasound session, with active ingredients targeted to your specific skin concerns. And if you want fuller, juicy skin then Hyaluronic Acid is crucial.

You get a small 15ml recyclable glass bottle of serum in the Mira-skin starter kit. It has a high concentration of short chain HA (which means it’s easier to sink into your skin), and it has more brightening & nourishing actives too.
You get a small 15ml bottle of Mira-Skin HA serum which lasts around 2 weeks

The Mira-Skin ultrasound wand is clinically tested (and with great results) with the Mira-Skin Hyaluronic Serum. You get a 15ml bottle in the kit to try out.

I like the simple, recyclable glass bottle and that it’s free from chemical preservatives, colouring, parabens, silicones and mineral oils. It’s vegan and it’s not tested on animals too. It’s a good all-rounder serum, with a selection of protecting antioxidants, skin brightening, smoothing and firming actives. Plus, the super-plumping short-chain Hyaluronic Acid. You can see the full list of ingredients here.

Apply it before each ultrasound session too, and daily every morning and/or evening after cleansing and before moisturising.  It lasts around 2 weeks of daily use. If you like it you can then buy a much better value 50ml bottle Or, just continue with your own serum if you prefer.

Before you start

The Mira-Skin device arrives charged, so all you must do before starting is read the user manual. It’s an informative, easy and quick read with helpful diagrams and pictures.

The Mira-skin user manual is a very easy read with helpful diagrams.
Always read the user manual before you start!

It starts by explaining ultrasound and notes you must use the conductive gel with the ultrasound wand. Then, how it works and when to expect results. It explains how to operate it, and areas to avoid with the ultrasound wand. More on that below. Reassuringly, there are no skin reactions to the ultrasound.

It’s quick to get started because there’s no faff of a skin sensitivity test patch before using it. However, if you have sensitive skin you may wish to test patch the serum and gel 24 hours before you start. Also, towards the back, the user guide lists important reasons you shouldn’t use it. They are:

Key checks ✔️

Before you buy a home use device, check:

  • You’re not pregnant.
  • You’re over 18 years of age
  • You DON’T have a pacemaker, heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias or other serious medical condition
Avoid skincare products with certain ingredients when using with ultrasound phonophoresis
Skincare ingredients to avoid ❌
  • Nanoparticles
  • Essential oils
  • Fruit acids
  • Enzymes
Ares to avoid with ultrasound phonophoresis treatments
Body areas to avoid ❌

Don’t use the ultrasound wand device:

  • Internally and avoid the eyes, eyelids, ear and throat (Adam’s apple area)
  • More than 10 minutes per treatment. Overuse of ultrasound cleansing tires out the muscles and tissues, and produces undesirable results
  • On open sores, wounds or infected areas. Consult a doctor prior to use

Mira-Skin routine

The Mira-Skin routine is very easy. There’s no Mira-Skin App because it’s all very straight-forward. 

First, find a comfy spot. I like to get set-up on my bed so I can TV at the same time. 

You can do the routine at any time of the day. I prefer an evening wind down session. However, I’ll also use the Mira-Skin ultrasound with a Mira-Skin mask earlier in the day if I’m off out in the evening. 

You’ll need a mirror – I use a small illuminated pedestal mirror. A small towel is handy too, and a foundation brush to apply the ultrasound gel. You’ll also need the user guide for your first couple of sessions.

Wash and dry your face.

Apply 2 or 3 pumps of the Mira-Skin serum to your face and neck (or your own serum if you prefer).

STEP 1: Apply 2x pumps of the Mira-skin Hyaluron serum, or your own preferred serums. The beauty is, you can test differnt ones to see which is best!
I like to try different products to see which works best…

Work in sections. Divide your face and neck into 6 zones.

Work on one half of your face and divide it into 3 sections starting with your forehead, then cheeks and jaw, and then your neck. Then do the other side so a total of 6 treatment zones. Avoid the centre line of your neck!
Divide your face into 6 zones and start on one side then do the other.

Apply a thin layer of the conductive gel to the first section. I use 2x pumps on a foundation brush because it’s less faff and mess. But you could use the treatment head to apply it too.

STEP 2: apply a thin layer of the ultrasound gel to each zone in turn. Use a brush, or gently squirt some onto the ultrasound treatment head and spread it over your skin. Simples.
Apply the gel with your fingers, a brush or the cool treatment head!

Turn on the Mira-Skin wand. The indicators light up green and there’s a high, long beep.

PRess the power button and the lights show green on the Mira-skin wand.
Simply press the power button…

Start with your forehead, and with gentle pressure, apply the treatment head flat against your skin between your eyebrows. Swipe slowly and smoothly across your forehead in one direction towards your temple. Avoid your eyes. Then make another slow swipe above, working in strips to cover all your skin until your reach your hairline. Repeat for a total of 3 times in this zone.

STEP 3: Do slow swipes with the Mira-skin wand to cover the zone, then repeat 3 times. Then move to the next zone...
Cover all the skin in this zone with slow swipes

Then, move on to the next section and repeat. You can wipe off the residue gel before moving to the next section. Or just let it all sink in. I turn off the wand power as I apply the gel to the next area, then switch it back on again once I’m gelled up.

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TIP: The Mira-Skin ultrasound wand automatically shuts off after 5 minutes.

On your cheeks and jaw, slowly glide the wand from your nose along your left cheekbone toward your temple, with multiple swipes to cover all the skin, but avoid your eyes. Glide down your left lower jaw to your chin. Repeat 3 times.

Glide down your neck from your left ear, working along your jawline in downward strips covering all the skin. Avoid your throat/Adam’s apple. Repeat 3 times.

Apply the ultrasound gel to one zone at a time and then cover each facial zone with slow swipes, gliding the wand in one consistent direction (NOT back and forth). For your forehead, start in the middle of your forehead and swipe to your hairline. Repeat 3 times. For your cheeks, start from the under your eye (where you feel bone) and swipe the outside of your cheek. Move down your face working in swipes. After your upper lip, swipe along your jaw from your ear to the centre line of your chin. Repeat 3 times. On your neck, start below your ear and swipe down to the base of your neck. Work along your neck but don't cover the centre line of your neck. Repeat 3 times. Then do the same on the other side of your face. Don't exceed a total of 10 minutes treatment time.
How to move the ultrasound wand to cover all the treatment zones.
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IMPORTANT TECHNIQUE TIPS:

DON’T

  • Don’t treat your eye area, ears or your throat as.
  • Glide the wand, don’t stop in one place. And glide it in one direction only, not back and forward.
  • Don’t use the ultrasound wand for more than ten minutes per treatment, or more than 3 times a week. This can tire out your muscles and tissues and make your face look worse.

Once you’ve finished both sides of your face and neck, long-press the power button to turn off the wand and give it a wipe with a damp cloth. 

And don’t forget to apply your other favourite lotions and potions immediately after the session. The skin pathways stay open for around 30 minutes more, so these skincare goodies can get in much deeper too!

STEP 4: massage in the remaining wet gel and then apply your favourite skincare products. The pathways in your skin stay open for around 30 minutes after the Mira-skin ultrasound treatments.
Don’t forget to apply your own skincare afterwards!

You can follow the same steps to treat your hands. My hands get very dry and I love how the skin is smooth and plumped afterwards.

To treat your hands: First, apply your preferred serum and let is soak in. Then apply the ultrasound gel. Second, turn on the ultrasound wand and glide it in slow swipes to cover your skin, swiping in one consistent direction. Repeat 3 times.
Don’t forget to share the skin-plumping love with your hands too!
Third, massage in any wet gel still on the surface and then apply your favourite moisturiser for plumped and amooth hands!
The final step for nourished and healthy hands.

What does it feel like?

First, I thought the gel would be faffy. However, it’s fine. It has a nice consistency, doesn’t drip, sting my eyes or smell. It’s pleasantly cool at first but soon warms on your skin. The gel dries slowly enough too if applied in sections. It can sometimes feel a bit itchy as it dries, in which case you can wipe it off when you finish a section. But I like to massage it in afterwards because it’s got even more Hyaluronic Acid in it and there’s no sticky residue.

Photo of the large 200ml and small 50ml bottle of gel
The starter kit has a small 50ml gel (right). The 200ml gel bottle is better value and lasts aaaages.

👉 I like that Mira-Skin doesn’t force their skincare on you, and says you can use your own serums if you prefer.

However, I do rather like the Mira-Skin Hyaluronic Serum.

It certainly feels premium and lush. I love how easily two pumps slip across your skin and then sink in so it’s invisible. It quickly became my Mam’s preferred serum too. However, it’s a shame the all bottle in the starter kit is teeny. So, because I needed more serum for my Mam to test, I also bought my own larger 50ml bottle to try without the ultrasound for a while. My skin felt noticeably softer and smoother in about one week. Impressive stuff.

What does the Mira-skin serum & ultrasound feel like? The hyaluronic acid packed serum has lovely slip, and the ultrasound gel dries slowly and is moisturing. The wand is small, lightweight and cordless, and it's comfy, intuitive and easy to use. It all feels calming and pampering with no nasty skin reactions!
Yup, it’s all rather lovely.

The ultrasound wand design is comfy and easy. Not too big, not too small, and nice and light to move around my face. You can see clearly where you’re sliding it. There’s no sensation from the ultrasound at all. You can’t feel any vibrations. The temperature of the treatment head gradually warms to the same as your skin. It has a safety control too so it never gets too hot.

Although there are a few steps with gels and what-not, the sessions are very easy, calming and intuitive. It doesn’t take much concentration, save to remember how many glides you’ve done per area. And the gliding motion is slow and soothing. I find my mind empties as I follow the methodical routine. It’s a pleasant bit of pampering downtime to look forward to. 

I prefer my sessions on an unrushed quiet evening, and I like the idea of the skincare goodies helping my skin’s overnight regeneration. Pick one or two evenings a week for a date with your Mira-skin.

Afterwards, my skin feels smooth and firm. There’s no skin redness or nasty reactions. And I feel relaaaaaxed. It’s a shame you can’t do it every evening.

Here’s how my Mam liked it…

“It’s a very calming and pampering experience! It’s part of my 9pm nightly wind-down routine. Very relaxing before sleep. I use it 3 times a week but don’t have set nights; I just space them over the week. It takes me around 10 minutes because I start/stop to apply the gel in sections.

Afterwards, I put on my Elemis Oxygenating night cream or calming lavender skin bliss capsule. I love this expensive skincare brand so I’m very happy more of it gets into my skin. Once done my skin feels soft and hydrated. And I’m calm and relaxed, ready for bed!”

My Mam

Schedule, effort & results

The Mira-Skin device is a low-effort at-home device which easily fits into your routine.

For clinically proven plumped skin and softened lines and wrinkles, apply the Mira-skin serum daily, both morning and night. Also apply it before each ultrasound session.
Your serum is a vital step…

Use the serum daily, morning and night. And at least once a week (but no more than three times), apply the serum with the ultrasound boost for a super-duper hydrating facial.

The Mira-skin treatment schedule: 1 to 3 sessions per week, for ongoing use. Feel results after just a few sessions and see your best results after 4 weeks.
When to do the Mira-skin ultrasound facial.

You can do the ultrasound routine at any time of the day. I prefer an evening wind-down session.  And because it takes no more than 10 minutes, it slots effortlessly into my regular evening skincare routine. 

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TIP: If I’m off out of an evening or before a special event, I’ll also treat myself to the a Mira-Skin sheet mask with ultrasound. I do this earlier in the day so my skin looks and feels super-plumped and radiant.

The schedule is for ongoing use and it quickly becomes a regular short but pleasant, pampering habit.

Advertised results

What it fixes:

With the Mira-Skin Ultrasound & Hyaluronic Serum:

✔️ Glow ✔️ hydrate ✔️ plump & smooth skin ✔️ soften fine lines & wrinkles ✔️ Fades age spots ✔️ reduce redness & pigmentation.

AND… Use it with cellulite creams, scar treatments and pain relief gels for faster and better results too!

With daily application of the Mira-skin serum and 1 or 2 weekly ultrasound sessions, you’ll likely feel some quick effects from the mega-hydrating Hyaluronic Acid. Such as relief from dryness, and softer and smoother skin.

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IMPORTANT: If you don’t use the Mira-skin Serum then your results will vary depending on the specific active ingredients in your preferred serum.

Then, over the next month or two, the Hyaluronic Acid builds and deep-fills in your skin, replacing what you’ve lost. Your skin gets plumper and fine lines and wrinkles reduce.

You’ll also see changes from your skin’s increased collagen and elastin. And from the other serum actives too. As your complexion gradually refreshes, age and dark spots start to fade, and your tone evens and brightens.

Thus, hydrated, plump, bright, supple and smooth skin with softened wrinkles.

Take photos…

Although the end results are noticeable, the changes during the journey are subtle. Therefore they’re difficult to spot when you scrutinize your skin every day! I strongly suggest you take before and after photos, and keep a simple diary of the changes in your skin. Test over 1 or 2 months. Repeat with different products (as you like) then you can compare them and choose what’s best for your skin.

Next, let’s take a look at the results my Mam got using the Mira-Skin for several months.

Mira-Skin ultrasound before and after

My Mam is the lucky tester of the Mira-Skin ultrasound tool and Hyaluronic serum. She’s 71 years old and I bought the system as her Christmas present. I chose it because it sounds like the best fit for more mature skin that’s lost its Hyaluronic Acid.

Mira-Skin Hyaluronic Serum + conductive gel + ultrasound wand + Hyper hydration sheet masks. And my Mam. Magic ✨.

My Mam also invests in pricey skincare from Elemis. I love the idea they’ll work together so she’ll get more for her money. Plus, it’s a pretty low-effort system without any unpleasant sensations or side effects. 

These are my Mam’s before photos.

Forward facing and side-angle close-up photos of my Mam's face and neck. she's wearing no make up
My Mam, before starting her Mira-Skin user trial

Here’s what she says about her hopes for using the Mira-Skin ultrasound and Hyaluronic Serum.

My skin is very dry over my nose, cheeks and tops of lips. So, I love the idea of deep-hydration to soothe it.  I also have some sun damage and a large age spot on my right cheek. If they fade, I’m happy.

I’ve had my wrinkles for some time now. They don’t bother me too much but I wouldn’t say no to filling them a bit. I don’t have deep horizontal forehead lines or crow’s feet. I do have slight 11s lines, under eye wrinkles, smile and pucker lines around my mouth.

To be honest, I’m not expecting any drastic changes. But, if there are, that’s ok with me! Having said that, I do like a bit of premium product and pamper time so I’m looking forward to this.”

My Mam

She’s tested it for 6 months. Here’s how it went.

Results after 2 months

During the first 2 months, my Mam and I spoke a few times by video call. I thought her complexion looked brighter, but it was difficult to tell without a comparison. She shared her thoughts on her results so far:

“My skin is soft and moist to the touch. Those dry patches on my upper lip, nose and cheeks disappeared a month or so ago and haven’t come back. I enjoy using the Mira-Skin. I think the serum maybe helps reduce my wrinkles, but honestly, I can’t really see any change.”

And that made me a little sad. I’d hoped for more for her ☹️.

But hang on.

As it happens, her distinct lack of enthusiasm is because she can’t see her face clearly when looking in a mirror. Her cursed presbyopia. Or not, because as far as she’s concerned, she has no wrinkles at all! Huzzah. If you can’t see them, they don’t exist. That’s nice for her but rather unhelpful for me. So, I had to wait until my next visit to see for myself.

Let’s compare the 2-month photos to the originals.

Mira-skin ultrasound review before vs after 2 months comparison photos of my Mam's face using the Mira-skin Ultrasound tool and Hyaluronic Acid Serum.
2 months later: bright & juicy

Here’s what we see:

  • Skin is plumper and firmer (especially the cheeks), with more elasticity on the neck
  • Lower jaw skin has filled out, subtly lifting the jowls
  • Skin redness has reduced A LOT! There’s a slight fading of a few red broken spider veins on the cheeks too
  • The large age spot on her right cheek is about the same. But the rest of her complexion is clear and bright
  • Skin tone has evened out and it glows
  • Wrinkles are still there but have softened. It’s particularly noticeable on the upper cheeks and upper lip
  • Skin texture is smoothed

Now I’m happy.

The next 3 months

The trial continues over the next 3 months. My Mam reports:

“I still use the wand 3 times a week, and now I apply the serum twice a day daily, both morning and evening. I also use a Mira-Skin sheet mask monthly as a special pampering treat.

About a month ago, I started to feel a big difference in my skin. Maybe because I’m using the serum more now? It’s very hydrated and full.”

My Mam

Let’s take a look at her results 6 months in.

The results after 6 months

Mira-skin ultrasound review before vs after 6 months comparison photos of using the mira-skin system
Reduced redness and a clear, bright, glowing tone. Overall healthy, hydrated younger-looking skin
Mira-skin ultrasound review before vs after 6 months comparison using the Mira-skin system
Fuller, plump and lifted skin that looks super-hydrated.
Mira-skin ultrasound review before vs after 6 months comparison close up of the left cheek and mouth area using the Mira-skin system
Lip pucker lines are softened and smile lines are less deep. Fuller cheeks with plumped-out wrinkles

The results have improved since last time. Here’s what I see:

  • Skin feels even better. No dryness, very moist & super-soft  
  • Looks bright, smooth, hydrated, dewy and full. Plump and healthy
  • Some of the wrinkles have softened further around the mouth, upper cheeks and eyes
  • Skin texture has smoothed (chin), and jowls and neck are more elastic and lifted
  • Redness has all gone, skin tone is unified, bright and it glows

After the Mira-Skin Hyper-Hydration sheet masks

To celebrate, we gave the Mira-Skin sheet mask a try with the ultrasound wand.

And. Oh. My.

The results are impressive. This is the treatment you’ll get at creator Anni Valentin’s clinic.

Mira-skin ultrasound review before vs after the Mira-skin hyperhydration mask with ultrasound boost. Results are impressive!
The sheet mask & ultrasound before / after. Noticeably bright and juicy!
Mira-skin ultrasound review before vs after angled comparison photos of the Mira-skin hyperhydration mask with ultrasound boost. Results are impressive!
The sheet mask & ultrasound wand visibly reduces wrinkles and unifies skin tone.

I see skin that’s brighter, juicy-soft and plump (yes, like a baby’s bum). Pinky-purple patches have faded and overall the skin looks fresh and healthy. Wrinkles have softened especially on the cheeks/under the eyes area. And her skin looks smooooth and glowy.

Beautiful lady.

Mira-Skin hyper-hydration sheet masks cost €15.90 each/$59.99 for 4.

Mira-skin hyper hydration sheet mask treatment steps; the most affordable and effective professional at-home facial.
Mira-Skin Hyper Hydration mask facial is quite possibly the most affordable and effective professional at-home facial

My Mam’s final thoughts

I can really see the changes when comparing the photos! And I feel good about it. I love the regular pamper time, especially with the masks. And I’d do more ultrasound if allowed. It’s quick and just a few times a week so easy to fit in.

My Mam

I asked her what she thought about the serum too, and if she’d continue to buy it.

I think the serum is excellent. Plus, it’s not bad value for how long it lasts (around 3 months if using 2 squirts from 50ml bottle twice daily. My favourite brand serum is the same price for 20ml less. So, with the money I save I bought an even more expensive night cream (don’t tell my husband 🤫). It’s beautiful, and I love the Mira-Skin makes it even more effective.

I definitely recommend the Mira-Skin system to anyone with more mature or dry skin like I had. Or to anyone who wants plump, healthy, smooth and soft skin. Which I think is just about everyone.”

My Mam

The negatives

There are just a few minor niggles with the Mira-Skin system.

Photo of the cordless Mira-skin ultrasound wand, 15ml Hyaluron serum and 50ml conductivity gel
The Mira-Skin wand rolls if not placed down as pictured!

First, the wand. This can roll if not placed down carefully. Rest it facing down, balanced on the edge of the treatment head (as above) or place it on a towel so it stays put.

Next, the serum. In the standard starter kit, you get only 15ml of the Mira-Skin serum. It lasts for around 2 weeks of daily use but I’d prefer to get at least double for a good test. So, I asked Mira-Skin and they’ve set up a bonus bundle deal with just that. Shop through the links at the end of the review to get one EXTRA 15ml of HA serum and 2x Mira-Skin sheet masks for FREE! Woohoo!

Still on the serum, it’s expensive! The 50ml bottle is better value than the 15ml, but it still has a premium price tag. Much cheaper alternatives are available. If it’s too pricey for you, simply continue with your own favourite products. Check the ingredients to see what effects the ultrasound will boost for you. If it’s missing Hyaluronic Acid you may lose the plumping effect so consider a separate Hyaluronic Acid serum too.

My Mam also found the silver pump on the serum small, fiddly and slippery. It ‘clicks’ down abruptly so some product can shoot out and miss the target. It’s the same with the 50ml conductivity gel too.

Mira-Skin Ultrasound & Hyaluronic Acid Summary

The Mira-Skin starter kit gets a big smiley-grin thumbs-up and scores almost top marks. It’s a fantastic choice if you love and use premium anti-ageing skincare products. That’s because it boosts their effects so you get more from the money you invest. I love it for all skin types but especially more mature skin because of the serious skin-plumping effect. It’s an easy, low-effort calming ritual and a bit of pampering me-time. Try it with a 30-day money-back guarantee from Mira-skin.com.

The Mira-Skin and serum is a skin-plumoing weekly pampering treat with noticeable results, especially for more mature skin.

Here’s a summary of my test scores, and pros and cons for the Mira-Skin Starter Kit to help you decide:

Ease of use

👍👍👍👍👍

Very easy to use, requires gel. Quick, pleasant, pamper time. Relaxing. No pain or side effects. Love the sheet masks!

Effort

💧

Low effort. Takes max. 10 mins just one or two times a week. Feel the difference within days, but best results after one or two months. For regular, ongoing use.

Results

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Dry, sagging, lacklustre skin is plumped & super quenched. Feels beautiful and gets even better over time as skincare actives & collagen build. Noticeable results after each Mira-skin mask treatment.

Pros

  • Very low effort & commitment
  • Quick, easy, relaxing weekly pamper-time
  • Uses scientifically proven phonophoresis
  • Gets better results from your skincare
  • Immediate visible results with the Mira-skin Hyper-hydration masks
  • Especially good for more mature skin
  • Use any anti-aging serum you prefer
  • Compact, simple, safe, intuitive, robust & excellent battery life
  • Clinically proven & CE certified
  • Buy from Mira-skin for 30-day money back guarantee

Cons

  • Serum & masks are expensive (but lush!)
  • Scars & pigmentation not clinically tested

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CurrentBody Skin LED Eye Perfector

CurrentBody Skin LED Eye Perfector

In this CurrentBody Skin LED Eye Perfector review: 

What is it?

The CurrentBody Skin LED Eye Perfector
Wear this LED eye mask for younger-looking peepers

The CurrentBody Skin LED Eye Perfector is a wearable LED (Light emitting diode) device worn like an eye mask. It shines lights of 4 different wavelengths around and under your eyes, over 11s lines and on crow’s feet.

The Eye Perfector mask has LEDs of 4 wavelengths: Amber 605nm, Red 633nm, Deep red 660nm, and Near Infrared 880nm.
Light therapy works by a process called Photobiomodulation

The photons in these specific light wavelengths boost blood flow and energise the mitochondria, which are the power generator organelles in your cells. The process is called photobiomodulation.

This perks up all your cells, including fibroblasts which build more and stronger collagen and elastin. This gradually heals and refreshes your skin. With regular use, they’re clinically proven to reduce facial lines and improve texture and pigmentation for younger-looking, healthier skin. Use with an optional Hydrogel Eye Mask under the device for enhanced skin hydration.

✔ Reduces inflammation

✔ Boosts blood flow

✔ Faster cell metabolism & so more ATP energy

✔ More antioxidants & detoxifies cells

✔ More & stronger collagen & elastin

First impressions

Just like the rest of the CurrentBody Skin range, the black and white sturdy cardboard Eye Perfector box is elegant, and understated but beautifully finished.

Simple, neat & sophisticated small cardboard box containing the Eye Perfector
The front of the CurrentBody Skin Lip Perfector box
A brief overview of the Eye Perfector in English French, German & Italian on the back of the box. Designed in 🇬🇧too!
The back of the Eye Perfector box
The Eye Perfector packaging is neat, simple & sophisticated, and sturdy & secure.
Slide up the white lid to see the kit inside.

The contents are tightly secured in a protective, carved-out black foam. It’s recyclable ♻️ (dependent on your local recycling guidelines). You also get a separate small box containing 15ml of CurrentBody Skin Green Tea Eye Cream.

The contents of the CurrentBody Skin Eye Perfector kit: LED Eye Perfector, Headstrap, User manual, USB charging cable, Charging stand, Storage bag, and Goggles
What’s in the Eye Perfector kit?

In the CurrentBody Skin Eye Perfector box:

  • Eye Perfector device
  • Charging base
  • USB charging cable
  • Headstrap
  • Goggles
  • Storage bag
  • User manual
  • 15ml Green Tea Eye Cream

Quality & design

From the front: The Eye Perfector has a flexible fit and is shaped to your contours, and it’s lightweight. It weighs 141g.
The Eye Perfector is a bendy, one-size fits all eyemask that covers around your peepers, 11s and crow’s feet areas.

The front of the Eye Perfector is a smooth white material with reflective silver sides and simple CurrentBody Skin branding between the eyes. It’s shaped to fit the contours between your eyes, and over and alongside your nose. There’s just one button on the right temple area to power it on/off. The underside is a thick transparent silicone covering over the LED circuitry which gives the mask a bit of weight. There’s a black fabric head strap and optional goggles too.

The mask has a smooth & white front surface and metallic reflective sides. There’s a single power button on the right-hand side. Long-press it on/off and it lights up white when it’s on. The LED circuitry is on the back and a 1cm thick transparent silicone protects it.
A simple but comfy shape.
The Eye Perfector mask has a flexible width, the sides are 6cm high and 8cm long, the eye area opening is 12cm, and the mask is 1cm wide around the eyes.
The measurements of the Eye Perfector mask
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TIP: don’t play with or force the flexible shape of the mask! Excessive force could dislodge the LED circuitry and stop the mask from working.

The 30cm stretchy, soft adjustable head strap gives plenty of room with the velcro tabs secured at both ends. There’s a grippy silicone patch in the middle which stops it from slipping down your head.

The Eye Perfector head strap is 30cm long, but stretchy & soft, with grippy silicone dots at the back, and fold-over velcro tabs.
A soft and grippy velcro-secured head strap helps keep the eye mask from slipping

Under the thick protective silicone is the LED circuitry. There are 40 LED squares, split into two colours per square. The lights cover all the skin covered by the mask with no gaps.

The LED circuitry on the Eye Perfector mask = 40 LED squares, 12 per side, and 4 over and under each eye
The LED circuitry on the Eye Perfector
There are 2x colours per LED square on the Eye Perfector = Total 80 LEDs
A closer look at the LEDs…

On the right-hand underside is a small charging port. Insert the USB charging cable to charge the Eye Perfector without the charging base. You’ll also see small metallic circles. These are magnets which align to secure the device when sitting on the charger.

The USB charging cable fits in the charging port on the right-hand underside of the Eye Perfector mask. There are also small circular magnets on both undersides which connect with the charging base.
The underside of the mask with the charging cable in the port

The USB charging cable is good quality and flexible. It’s 1 metre long which is decent but may not reach your USB adapter or socket if it’s located at a mains outlet. I have one of those USB banks on a mains extender cable, and that does a grand job.

Alternatively, you can charge the Eye Perfector and show it off at the same time in the charging base.

The charging base matches the shape of the Eye Perfector perfectly. Place it in the base until the magnets connect. Connect the USB cable to the back base of the stand, then the cable to a USB power plug. The charging stand base has a black grippy lining to stop accidental knocks from sending it flying.

The charging cable for the Eye Perfector is 1m long and connects to the back of the charging base. The Eye Perfector sits snug and secure in the charging base, and the charging base has a grippy base to keep it all in place.
The charging base is 15 cm wide and has a grippy base. The 1m long charging cable inserts in the back of the base.
The Eye Perfector device takes 1.5 to 2 hours to fully charge, and the power button flashes white when it charges, and shows solid white light when it’s fully charged. You get around 10 sessions per charge
You get around 10x 3-minute sessions per charge

You also get a small white fabric draw-cord storage bag. Keep the Eye Protector in this if you charge it and store it without the stand. The device and charging cable fit comfortably inside.

The Eye Perfector and charging cable are comfy inside the soft protective storage bag.
The soft storage bag is handy for travel.

A lot of thought has gone into the Eye Perfector. It’s a neat, quality bit of kit and comes with a good 2-year warranty too.

Before you start

Read the user manual and do a skin sensitivity test.

The cautions and contraindications sections inside the Eye Perfector user manual. check them all to keep yourself safe.
Read the user manual carefully.

The user manual is an easy read with a few helpful diagrams. The first 19 pages are in English. It provides a short background on CurrentBody Skin, what’s in the box, safety information, warnings, cautions, contraindications, skin sensitivity test, how it works, how to use it and charge it, to do your charging, your treatments, maintenance, cleaning, troubleshooting, warranty, specification and finally, the compliant safety standards.

You shouldn’t use this device if you are sensitive to light or are taking medication which makes you light-sensitive (here’s a helpful list). You must also be over 18, not pregnant, or have cancerous lesions. You can learn more about red light therapy here.

You’ll likely know if you’re light sensitive already, but if you want to check turn on and hold the eye perfector against your inner forearm for a 3-minute session. If your skin shows no long-lasting redness after 2 hours, you’re good to go.

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TIP: Test the eye perfector immediately once you receive it because CurrentBody.com accept returns within 14 days of purchase for those who experience skin or eye sensitivity.

The routine

Use the Eye Perfector on clean and dry skin. You can use an eye serum or cream with the mask – but check it has no SPF which blocks the light energy. 

Do it at any time during the day or evening. It’s easy to see out of the mask, but I still prefer to use it whilst sitting down.

HOW TO USE, Slide-through & fold-back velcro tab, Press it on
Secure it around your peepers and press the button. Easy.
  1. Wash & dry your face, then apply your eye serum or cream if you like.
  2. Check the mask is clean & the head strap is secured
  3. With one velcro tab loosened, slip the mask over your head, position and tighten the strap
  4. Press the on button. Sit for 3 minutes after which the lights auto-shut off.
  5. Remove the mask and wipe the protective silicone with a damp cloth. 
  6. Store it in a safe place until next time

That is it.

What does it feel like?

Not only do I feel a bit super-hero special whilst wearing this eye mask, but it’s also super easy to use. No levels, cords, gels or hands are required.

What does the Eye Perfector feel like? Easy, Quick, cool & comfy, Bright (but harmless), No skin reactions, & painless.
Simple, easy, quick, bright & painless
The flexible and comfy fit of the Eye Perfector covers all the problem areas around your eyes and bathes them in red light;; Crows feet, 11s, upper eye & brow, under-eye
Excellent coverage & comfort for different face shapes & sizes.

The head strap is ok at securing the mask, but I need to pull it rather tight which squishes my skin somewhat. And even then it does gradually slip down your head. So, I find it easier and more precise to put my hair in a low ponytail and position the strap over the top. 

The strap on the Eye Perfector slips & squishes a bit. TIP: Secure it over a low ponytail
Wear a low ponytail to stop the mask from slipping
The eye Perfector mask sits snug against your cheek, eye and brow contours. All areas are bathed in light!
No wrinkle escapes…

The device measures 15cm wide when sat in the charging base. But it flexes to fit wider or narrower faces. The eye holes are the right place for me and give good coverage under and over my eyes. The side section bits are large enough to cover my upper cheeks and crow’s feet area too. It’s very comfy to wear.

The LEDs in the CurrentBody Skin LED Eye Perfector are very bright but safe, your eyes adjust quickly but you can wear optional comfort goggles if you like, Use it in well-lit room so the lights don’t seem overly bright.
It’s bright, baby.

The lights are very bright, but your eyes adjust to them after a few seconds. If it’s too bright, just close your eyes and have a short 3-minute power rest. And if there still too bright, you can wear the goggles that come with the kit under the mask and over your eyes. But rest assured the lights are safe for your peepers.

When I use the mask in a dark room the lights seem extra bright and I can’t see much else but red! So, if you want the use of your eyes to read, work or watch TV, use it in a well-lit room.

Aside from being bright, there’s no sensation from the lights. They don’t feel hot or tingly. And skin reactions to this light are rare. Your skin may be a bit red afterwards but it should return to normal within 1 to 2 hours.

Finally, the mask is comfy and cool to wear for the short 3-minute sessions. 

Easy.

Effort & results

Use the Eye Perfector for 3 minutes daily. It’s for ongoing use.

The treatment schedule for the Eye Perfector is 3-minute daily sessions. You’ll see changes at 4+ weeks,  and best results at 8+ weeks. It’s for ongoing use.
Use the CurrentBody Skin Eye Perfector daily. It’s fast & easy.

It’s very easy and quick so requires little motivation and is easy to stick with. If you keep it in the charging base on your desk or bedside table, you’ll see it and remember to use it. And it quickly becomes a habit. You can use it whilst watching TV, checking your socials, working on your laptop, reading etc. Like the rest of the CurrentBody Skin LED range, it’s hands-free and zero concentration.

The targeted Lip Perfector & Eye Perfector devices from Currentbody Skin should bring further improvements if you use the flexible LED face mask. That’s because they have more & targeted light energy in these problem areas.
See further improvements with these targeted LED devices

If you already use the CurrentBody Skin LED mask, you’re likely to see enhanced results in the eye area if you use the Eye Perfector. That’s because of the LED light concentration and positioning on the Eye Perfector vs the wearable full-face mask. You can also use it along with the CurrentBody Skin Lip Perfector – both are done in just 3-minute sessions!

Take photos…

Take before and after comparison photos so you can see your progress! Because changes are difficult to spot when you scrutinize your skin every day!

It’s very easy and quick so requires little motivation and is easy to stick with. If you keep it in the charging base on your desk or bedside table, you’ll see it and remember to use it. And it quickly becomes a habit. You can use it whilst watching TV, checking your socials, working on your laptop, reading etc. Like the rest of the CurrentBody Skin LED range, it’s hands-free and zero concentration.

You can use it along with the CurrentBody Skin Lip Perfector – both are done in just 3-minute sessions!

If you already use the CurrentBody Skin LED mask, you’re likely to see enhanced results in the eye area if you use the Eye Perfector. That’s because of the LED light concentration and positioning on the Eye Perfector vs the wearable full-face mask.

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WHAT IT FIXES:

✔️ fades fine lines ✔️ smooths under-eye bags ✔️ plumps & firms skin, ✔️ softens crows feet and 11s lines, ✔️ rehydrates, ✔️f ades pigmented spots, ✔️ brightens discoloured skin & dark circles

As with all home beauty tech, results vary by individual. Your lifestyle, age and overall skin health determine the breadth and depth of your results. You may see all the possible results or just a few, and to varying degrees too.

Negatives

There are just a couple of negatives with the Eye Perfector.

First, the lights are bright. You can use it in a brightly lit room so it feels less intense. Wear the goggles or close your eyes during the short 3-minute session if you find them irritating.

Second, although the front of the box clearly states “Clinically proven technology”, the device itself has not been through a clinical trial to show reassuring data and feedback on safety and results. 

This doesn’t mean the Eye Perfector is not safe and won’t give you results. From my tests I conclude, it’s very simple and user-friendly, and it has passed all the related CE electrical and manufacturing safety standards. The LEDs inside the Eye Perfector are built to give the desired effect on your skin cells. So, whilst I’d be happier with clear results from a clinical trial, I trust the CurrentBody Skin brand to deliver. 

Also, you get a reassuring 60-day money-back guarantee to try it and see your results.

Related: my favourite clinically proven at-home beauty devices

CurrentBody Skin LED Eye Perfector review summary

If your eye area looks tired, dark, puffy and lined, (or if you want to prolong your youthful peepers) give the painless, effortless and quick Eye Perfector a try. It partners very well with gentle microcurrent around your eyes to tighten and brighten loose skin. Try it with a reassuring 60-day money-back guarantee from CurrentBody, and a special discount code just for you!

The painless, effortless CurrentBody Skin LED Eye Perfector rejuvenates your eye area.

Here’s a summary of my test scores, and pros and cons for the CurrentBody Skin LED Eye Perfector to help you decide:

Ease of use

👍👍👍👍👍

A quality, cord-free flexible moulded build that’s light and comfy, with 80 precisely-placed lights bathing the skin around your eyes. Lights are bright but harmless to your eyes. Optional goggles provided. Simple one-button control and hands-free operation. Use any time of the day, watching TV or working. No pain or irritation.

Effort

💧

Use the Eye Perfector for easy 3-minute daily sessions. A quick habit to form. Keep it in the base to remind you to use it. It’s hands-free and easy to do whilst watching TV, reading, or working at your desk. For ongoing use.

Results

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Collagen and elastin build with noticeable results after 4+ weeks to brighten, firm, smooth and plump your lines & skin. Fine lines, crow’s feet, & 11s gradually soften, skin feels meatier, and dark patches fade for a clearer, brighter eye area. See your best results after 8+ weeks.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • No messy gels
  • Fast 3-minute sessions
  • Hands-free & simple operation
  • Quality construction
  • Painless & comfy to wear
  • Easy to remember & stick with
  • Optional hydrating hydrogel masks
  • 60-day money-back guarantee
  • CE certified

Cons

  • Not clinically tested
  • Not FDA-cleared

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CurrentBody Skin LED Lip Perfector review

CurrentBody Skin LED Lip Perfector review

In this CurrentBody Skin LED Lip Perfector review: 

What is it?

Learn all the pros & cons in this Currentbody Skin LED Lip Perfector review
You wear this LED lip device in yer mouth!

The CurrentBody Skin Lip Perfector is a wearable LED (Light emitting diode) device you hold in your mouth. It shines LEDs of four red wavelengths onto your lips, upper lip, and nasolabial areas of your mouth.

LEDs of 4 wavelengths: Amber 605nm, Red 633nm, Deep red 660nm, Near Infrared 880nm. Photobiomodulation energises your cells
Light therapy works by a process called Photobiomodulation

The photons in these specific light wavelengths boost blood flow and energise the mitochondria, which are the power generator organelles in your cells. The process is called photobiomodulation.

This perks up all your cells, including fibroblasts which build more and stronger collagen and elastin. This gradually heals and refreshes your skin. With regular use, they’re clinically proven to reduce facial lines and improve texture and pigmentation for younger-looking, healthier skin. Use an optional Hydrogel Lip Mask for enhanced skin hydration too.

✔ Reduces inflammation

✔ Boosts blood flow

✔ Faster cell metabolism & so more ATP energy

✔ More antioxidants & detoxifies cells

✔ More & stronger collagen & elastin

Related: how red & NIR light therapy works in detail

First impressions

I love the simple black-and-white colours and prism-like lines on the CurrentBody Skin packaging. The Lip Perfector has a touch of silver too. The cardboard box is small but sturdy, neat and precise, and unfussy but beautifully finished.

Simple, neat & sophisticated small cardboard box containing the Lip Perfector
The front of the CurrentBody Skin Lip Perfector box
A brief overview in English French, German & Italian. Designed in 🇬🇧too!
The back of the Lip Perfector box
The Lip Perfector packaging is neat, simple & sophisticated, and sturdy & secure.
Slide off the white lid to see the kit inside.

The contents are tightly secured in a protective, carved-out black foam. It’s recyclable ♻️ (if your local area can take it).

The contents of the CurrentBody Skin Lip Perfector kit: LED Lip Perfector, User manual, USB charging cable, Charging stand, Storage bag
What’s in the Lip Perfector kit?

What’s in the box?

  • LED Lip Perfector
  • User manual
  • USB charging cable
  • Spare mouth tray
  • Charging stand
  • Storage bag

Quality & design

The Lip Perfector is small but sturdy, on the business end is a silicone mouth tray and the LED circuitry following the outline of your mouth area.
Small but sturdy Lip Perfector; wear it on your mouth

The Lip Perfector is white, small, and curvy with simple CurrentBody Skin branding. The front is made of a smooth, wipe-clean glossy white-plastic shell. Press the silver button to turn on the LEDs, and long-press it again to turn them off. On the back is a sticky-out, wide semi-opaque silicone mouth tray, and a ring of neat LED circuitry following the curvy outline. It’s shaped to match and cover the contours of your mouth area.

The Lip Perfector measures 9cm long, 6cm wide, 2.5 cm deep The removable silicone mouth tray measures 3.5cm long, 1 cm deep, 3cm wide.
The Lip Perfector is tiny, but a very specific curvy shape.
The Lip Perfect business end is curved inwards, to match the outward curve of your mouth area
Curved to fit your mouth contours
The Lip Perfector ring lights-up white when on, and flashing = charge me!. Press the power button on/off
Very simple operation and controls

Pinching the end of the silicone mouth tray, pull it off the device. Two small barbs on the device insert into the tray and hold it securely in place. Once removed, you can wash the tray in soapy water. You get two trays so you can alternate washed-&-wet with a clean-&-dry one. Simply line it up to the barbs and push the tray back onto the device.

Pinch & lift the silicine mouthtray to remove and wash it in sopay water.
Keep the mouth tray clean. You get two so you can alternate.
Line up the 2 barbs on the device with the holes in the mouth tray and push on. The barbs keep it secure without gaps.
How to put the clean & dry mouth tray back on the Lip Perfector device.
In this close-up of the Lip Perfector, you can see the 28 squares of the LED circuitry and two small circular magnets at each end matching the charging base.
The LED circuitry on the Lip Perfector
In this even closer photo of the Lip Perfector you can see each square is split into 2x LED colours so that’s a total of 56 LEDs in the circuitry. They’re protected behind a clear plastic shield, just wipe the device clean after use. It has close seams and a quality build.
A closer look at the LEDs…
the perfectly placed & bright 4 colours of LED light in the CurrentBody Skin Lip Perfector
Bright & precise LED lights.

The charging stand is white with black trim and branding. The Lip Perfector securely snaps onto the top with a satisfying gentle magnetic ‘click’. There’s a protective clear plastic cover which fits snug over the device and the stand. It reminds me of a fancy carriage clock, but also of a Futurama severed head in a jar. Just me? Righto.

Anyhoo, the base is weighted at the bottom and it has four small circular and strong grips underneath so it’s unlikely you’ll accidentally knock it off your bedside table.

The Lip Perfector sits on top of the small charging stand protected by the clear plastic cover, and connected from the bottom of the stand to the mains by the USB charging cable, The stand measures 10cm long, 7 cm wide, and 10.5 cm high.
The Lip Perfector charging in the rather lovely stand.

The USB charging cable is good quality and flexible. It’s 1 metre long which is decent but may not reach your USB adapter or socket if it’s located at a mains outlet. I have one of those USB banks on a mains extender cable, and that does a grand job.

Connect the cable to the base of the charging stand, or remove the mouth tray and connect it to the port directly on the Lip Perfector device.

You can also charge the Lip Perfector without the stand. Remove the mouth tray and insert the charging cable into the port, then connect the USB cable to the mains or a mains USB plug
Or charge the Lip Perfector without the stand…
It takes 1.5 to 2 hours to fully charge, the light flashes white when charging, and the light is solid white when fully charged, and you get around 10 sessions per charge.
You get around 10x 3-minute sessions per charge

You also get a small white fabric draw-cord storage bag. Keep the Lip Protector in this if you charge it and store it without the stand. The device and charging cable fit comfortably inside.

Protect and store the Lip Perfector and cable in the storage bag when not in the charging stand, or for small and compact travel.
Keep it safe in the storage bag.

A lot of thought has gone into the Lip Perfector. It’s a neat, quality bit of kit and comes with a 2-year warranty too.

Before you start

Read the user manual and do a skin sensitivity test.

Read the Lip Perfector user manual before you use it.
Read the user manual carefully.

The thin booklet is a quick and easy read. There are no diagrams, but it’s a very simple device so it doesn’t need them. The content is in English, French, German and Italian. It provides a short background on CurrentBody Skin, contraindications, warnings, safety information, how to do your sensitivity test, charging, your treatments, maintenance, cleaning and finally troubleshooting.

You shouldn’t use this device if you are sensitive to light or are taking medication which makes you light-sensitive. You must also be over 18, not pregnant or have cancerous lesions. You can learn more about red light therapy here.

You’ll likely know if you’re light sensitive already, but if you want to check turn on and hold the lip perfector against your inner forearm for a 3-minute session. If your skin shows no long-lasting redness after 2 hours, you’re good to go.

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TIP: Test the lip perfector immediately once you receive it because CurrentBody accepts returns within 14 days of purchase for those who experience skin or eye sensitivity.

The routine

Use the Lip Perfector on clean and dry skin. You can do it at any time during the day or evening. And it fits most activities which don’t require you to speak. Or lick.

The Lip Perfector is easy to use. Pop it in your mouth and press the power button. That’s it! It shuts off after 3 minutes.
Pop it in your mouth and press the button. Easy.
  1. Wash and dry your face. Check the mouth tray is clean and secured to the device.
  2. Pop it in your mouth, poppet. 
  3. Press the on button. Sit for 3 minutes after which the lights auto-shut off.
  4. Remove it from your mouth and dry off the mouth tray and device. Store it in a safe place until next time

And you’re done!

What does it feel like?

I love how simple the Lip Perfector is. No levels to choose from or gels to apply, just on and then auto-off. 

The CurrentBody Skin Lip Perfector is very easy to use, quick, bright (but harmless), painless and causes no skin reactions.
Simple, easy, quick, bright & painless
Gently hold the ridges in your teeth to keep the Lip Perfector in place.
Helpful ridges to softy grip with your teeth.

The silicone mouth tray is a good, comfy size and it’s easy to gently grip against one of the small ridges with your teeth. But try not to bite down hard on it because this creates tension in your jaw, around your mouth and across your lips.

Instead, relax your mouth. I find it helps to softly pout. My lips don’t reach the end of the tray and touch the lights. But it’s ok, it’s comfy and close enough.

Holding the Lip Perfector lightly in your mouth the LED lights reach all around the lip area.
Relax and the bright lights cover the whole mouth area.

The lights are very bright, but your eyes adjust to them after a few seconds. If it’s too bright, just close your eyes and have a short 3-minute power rest. And rest assured the lights are safe for your peepers. 

There’s no sensation from the lights. It doesn’t get hot or tingly. But, for the first few sessions, it does feel a bit odd. For example, I have trouble swallowing my pooling saliva without sucking the mouth tray like a big dummy. 

But I get the hang of it, eventually.

And then it’s done. Three quick and easy minutes of hands-free, zero-concentration lip-plumping fun. And maybe a little bit of dribble. But that’s me most days anyway.

Skin reactions to this light are rare. Your skin may be a bit red afterwards but it should return to normal within 1 to 2 hours. 

Schedule, effort & results

Use the Lip Perfector for 3 minutes daily. It’s for ongoing use.

Use the CurrentBody skin Lip Perfector daily for quick 3-minute sessions. You’ll notice a changes in your skin at 4+ weeks with your best results after 8+ weeks. It's for ongoing daily use.
Use the CurrentBody Skin Lip Perfector daily. It’s fast & easy.

It’s very easy and quick so requires little motivation and is easy to stick with. If you keep it in the charging base on your desk or bedside table, you’ll see it and remember to use it. And it quickly becomes a habit. You can use it whilst watching TV, checking your socials, working on your laptop, reading etc. Like the rest of the CurrentBody Skin LED range, it’s hands-free and zero concentration.

The targeted Lip Perfector & Eye Perfector devices from Currentbody Skin should bring further improvements if you use the flexible LED face mask. That’s because they have more & targeted light energy in these problem areas.
See further improvements with these targeted LED devices

If you already use the CurrentBody Skin LED mask, you’re likely to see enhanced results in this area if you use the Lip Perfector. That’s because of the LED light concentration and positioning in the Lip Perfector vs the wearable full-face mask.

Take photos…

Take before and after comparison photos so you can see your progress! Because changes are difficult to spot when you scrutinize your skin every day!

Your collagen and elastin rebuild gradually, as the LEDs work their magic at different depths in your skin. Most people feel a change in their skin after a few weeks of use. These changes become noticeable at around 4+ weeks. Skin smooths, hydrates, plumps and firms so fine lines fade and wrinkles soften. Pigmented spots fade as your skin brightens and your lipline and lips become more vivid and defined. And lips feel more plumped and juicy (although this may not be visible on already thinned lips). You’ll see your best results after around 8+ weeks once your collagen is rebuilt. Keep using the Lip Perfector daily to maintain your results.

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WHAT IT FIXES:

✔️fades fine lines ✔️softens pucker lines & smile lines, ✔️plumps & firms skin, ✔️plumps nasolabial folds & lips, ✔️rehydrates, ✔️fades pigmented spots, ✔️defines fuzzy liplines, ✔️heals blemishes.

As with all home beauty tech, results vary by individual. Your lifestyle, age and overall skin health determine the breadth and depth of your results. You may see all the possible results or just a few, and to varying degrees too.

Negatives

There are just a couple of negatives with the Lip Perfector.

First, as mentioned earlier, the lights are bright. You can use it in a brightly lit room so it feels less intense. Or close your eyes during the short 3-minute session if you find them irritating.

Second, the device itself has not been through a clinical trial. So, why on the front of the box does it clearly say “Clinically proven technology”?

Well, that’s a true enough statement. Scientists have done loads of clinical studies into red light therapy. So, in that sense, the LED technology of red light therapy is clinically proven. But this specific device design hasn’t been tested in a clinical trial. And clinical trials give very reassuring data and feedback on safety and results. 

However, that doesn’t mean the Lip Perfector is not safe and won’t give you results. From my tests I conclude, it’s very simple and user-friendly, and it has passed all the related CE electrical and manufacturing safety standards. Plus, the cosmetic grade LEDs inside the Lip Perfector are built to give the desired effect on your skin cells. So, whilst I’d be happier with some clinical trial results, I trust the CurrentBody Skin brand to deliver. Also, you get a reassuring 60-day money-back guarantee to try it and see your results.

Related: my favourite clinically proven at-home beauty devices

CurrentBody Skin LED Lip Perfector review summary

This painless, effortless and quick Lip Perfector is for you who need youth-boosting TLC around your mouth area. I think it’s the perfect companion to home microcurrent or a LED full-face mask if you want to further improve your results. It costs less than most, but the pennies add up if you choose this, a LED mask and the targeted Eye Perfector too. Try it with a reassuring 60-day money-back guarantee from CurrentBody.

The painless, effortless and quick CurrentBody Skin Lip Perfector for a pepped-up pout.

Here’s a summary of my test scores, and pros and cons for the CurrentBody Skin LED Lip Perfector to help you decide:

Ease of use

👍👍👍👍👍

A quality, dribble-proof build that’s light and comfy to hold in your mouth. Lights are bright but harmless to your eyes. Simple one-button control and hands-free operation. Use any time of the day, watching TV or working. No pain or irritation.

Effort

💧

Use the Lip Perfector for easy 3-minute daily sessions. A quick habit to form. It’s hands-free and easy to do whilst watching TV, or working at your desk. And most other home-based activities too (except talking). For ongoing use.

Results

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Collagen and elastin build with visible results after 4+ weeks to brighten, firm, smooth and plump your skin and lips. Fine lines, folds and wrinkles gradually soften, and pigmentation fades for a clear and defined lip area. See your best results after 8+ weeks.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • No messy gels
  • Fast 3-minute sessions
  • Small, hands-free & simple operation
  • Quality, dribble-proof design
  • Painless & comfy to hold in your mouth
  • Easy to remember & stick with
  • Optional hydrating hydrogel masks
  • 60-day money-back guarantee
  • CE certified

Cons

  • Not clinically tested
  • Not FDA-cleared

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Best at-home microcurrent devices & reviews

Best at-home microcurrent devices & reviews

Best at-home microcurrent devices & reviews

Pros & cons round-up review of the best at-home microcurrent devices from Nuface, ZIIP and Foreo by Wearebodybeautiful.com

Super-charged skin...

This round-up is for you if you want to know what microcurrent can do for your skin, how it works, and which are the best at-home options.

You'll find a quick overview about at-home microcurrent and then a concise summary of my testing feedback and the pros & cons for  each of the best microcurrent devices to use at-home.

The best at-home microcurrent devices from my tests

These are the best at-home microcurrent devices tested & reviewed by Wearebodybeautiful.com

Before jumping into the pros & cons of each at-home microcurrent device, check out the quick overview about microcurrent technology. This helps clarify what microcurrent can do for you.

These are the best devices I recommend from my thorough testing:

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A quick overiew of…

At-home microcurrent

“Pleasant, soothing, almost-daily routines that gradually heal & refresh for healthy, hydrated, smooth & bright skin.”

Top brands: ZIIP, Nuface, FOREO

Regenerates, heals & protects

Face & neck
All skin tones & types

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Based on medical therapy

WHAT IS IT?

A very low amp electric current sent into your skin & tissues via a conductive gel.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

As you age, you produce less and less cellular energy, called ATP. Microcurrent stimulation supercharges your skin with ATP.

The current - typically around 400 microamps (μA) - mimics your body’s natural bioelectricity. It fuels electrochemical changes in your cells including cellular respiration which produces energy molecules. This energy is called ATP. Microcurrent radically boosts ATP levels. ATP is vital for all your cellular functions.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

Boosting ATP levels fills your depleted reserves so it’s always on hand to soothe inflammation, boost circulation, help cells detoxify and promote amino-acid and protein production. Important proteins are collagen and elastin. These heal, repair, support and moisturise our skin.

EVIDENCE

Microcurrent’s origins are in professional physiotherapy to heal damaged tissues. Microcurrent healing has plenty of quality clinical evidence proving it works.

At-home microcurrent facials work by the same principle, but there’s very little clinical evidence supporting it. And there's none at all showing it tones or lifts facial muscles.

The FDA indicates cleared at-home microcurrent devices for ‘Facial stimulation’.

Learn even more detail about micrcocurrent in this indepth article.

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Ease of use

Requires gel

Gliding routines

App control & guided

Pleasant & painless

Zings over spots & blemishes

Very rare side effects

Effort

Typically 5+ mins per session

3 to 6 sessions per week

For ongoing use

Results

See results at 4+ weeks

Best results after 3+ months

Take before & after photos! 📷

More is best

Results vary. You may see:

✔️ Clearer & hydrated skin 

✔️ Better skin tone & texture 

✔️ Less puffiness & inflammation 

✔️ Softened fine lines & wrinkles 

✔️ Lifted sagging jowls, hooded eyes & brows

✔️ Tighter & firm skin for enhanced facial contour 

1. ZIIP GX & OX

"Tight, bright, healthy, dewy & flawless skin."

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4.3 / 5

Face, eyes & lips all in one

Microcurrent & nanocurrent

Face & neck

💰💰💰💰

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ZIIP GX & OX Review Summary

The ZIIP is a very effective microcurrent and nanocurrent multi-tasking device. I love the stay-wet, nourishing, ZIIP conductive gels. And the easy, varied microcurrent and nanocurrent routines work at different tissue depths and on all areas of your face, including around your eyes and lips. So, you need no additional pricey attachments. It does it all.

Here's a quick summary round-up of my test scores, and pros and cons to help you decide...

The ZIIP Nano is a mighty device to focus on rejuvenation for all areas of your face and neck, including eyes and lips without any additional pricey attachments.
Ease of use

👍👍👍👍

Simple operation, easy and quick to get the hang of. Requires focus with several varied length & targeted routines. Choose & follow along with the videos in the App. The nourishing gels don’t dry out, and a pleasant massaging sensation with no pain, irritation or side effects.

Effort

💧💧

A medium effort device you must commit to. Layer multiple routines in a session, 3 to 6 times per week. For ongoing, regular use. Super if you enjoy regular self-care & pamper time.

Results

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Some may see an immediate lift. Otherwise, subtle effects build over time and differ by person. See noticeable anti-ageing results around 4 weeks, reduced pigmentation & acne at around 3 weeks. Best results after several months of regular use. Tightens, tones & clarifies for fresh, healthy & younger-looking skin.

Pros

  • Target several skin concerns in one compact device
  • Treat all facial areas (including lips & eyes) with one device
  • Pampering & energising facial massage
  • No pain or skin irritation
  • Simple, robust & easy to use
  • Nourishing gels don’t dry out & last months
  • No additional costly attachments

Cons

  • Gels are expensive (but last ages)
  • Results may take longer than advertised for some
  • Not everyone sees their sagging skin lifted
  • Very little clinical data on nanocurrent
  • No money-back guarantee

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2. Nuface Trinity

"Tight, bright, healthy, dewy & clear skin"

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4.2 / 5

Best daily pamper

Microcurrent

Face & neck

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Nuface Trinity Review Summary

I love my fresh, tight, smooth, dewy and incredibly healthy skin results from the Trinity. I’m happy to ditch the perfecting foundation now. It’s one of my favourites for the healthiest, freshest version of your face. But only if you can commit and make the time for this almost daily, pampering, self-care ritual.  

Here's a quick summary round-up of my test scores, and pros and cons to help you decide...

The Nuface Trinity is a favourite for fresh, tight, smooth, dewy and incredibly healthy skin. But only if you can commit and make the time for this almost daily pampering self-care ritual.
Ease of use

👍👍👍👍

Very easy to use, requires gel. Soothing pamper time. Use morning or night. No pain or side effects.

Effort

💧💧💧

It’s a commitment! 10 to 20-ish mins per day, 5 days a week for 60 days. Plus more for ELE & LED. Continue if needed (more is best) or switch to 2 or 3 times a week to maintain your results.

Results

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Some people see an immediate lifting effect. But mostly subtle effects build over time and differ by person. Results get better and last longer with long term use, or fade if you stop. Refreshes, smooths, hydrates and tightens for a healthy, younger appearance.

Pros

  • Soothing, pleasant pamper time
  • You can do it whilst watching TV
  • No pain or skin irritation!
  • Comfortable, robust & very easy to use
  • Nuface leave-on gels double as nourishing skincare
  • Aloe Vera gel works as a cheaper  alternative
  • Excellent battery life
  • Clinically proven & FDA-cleared
  • 90-day money back guarantee (from CurrentBody.com)

Cons

  • High-effort start-up phase & maintenance schedule
  • Even more effort for ELE & LED attachments
  • Not everyone sees their sagging skin lifted
  • Nuface gels are expensive (you can use cheaper alternatives)
  • Expensive for all the attachments
  • The App doesn’t include the neck routine
  • It can leave a metallic taste in your mouth

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3. FOREO Bear

"Tight, bright, healthy, hydrated & clear skin."

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4.2 / 5

Fast & no faff

Microcurrent

Face & neck

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FOREO Bear Review Summary

The FOREO Bear is a fast and no-faff at-home microcurrent device. Spend just a few minutes daily compared to much more time-intensive rivals. It's easy to fit in and stick with. I love the mess-free nourishing & absorbent serum (although you can use any water-based serum) and the bright, compact design is super-cute. Freestyle in upward & outward glides along your neck and face, or follow along to 3x routines in the App.

Here's a quick summary round-up of my test scores, and pros and cons to help you decide...

The ZIIP Nano is a mighty device to focus on rejuvenation for all areas of your face and neck, including eyes and lips without any additional pricey attachments.
Ease of use

👍👍👍👍

Compact & very simple with excellent battery life. Grip it on the sides so as not to accidentally switch it off. Get acquainted with 3x follow-along 2-minute routines in the FOREO App, then freestyle it as you watch TV. Customise your microcurrent intensity & vibrations. The serum drys quickly, so apply a gel for better & longer slip. A pleasant gliding sensation with no pain, irritation or side effects.

Effort

💧

Very low effort taking just a few minutes daily.  For ongoing, regular use. 

Results

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Some may see an immediate lift. Otherwise, subtle effects build over time and differ by person. Feel smoother skin at first, then more noticeable results after 2+ months of use. Best results after several months of regular use. Tightens, firms, brightens and clears for fresh, healthy & younger-looking skin.

Pros

  • Excellent battery life
  • Fast & easy daily sessions
  • Easy to stick with
  • No pain or skin irritation
  • Quality, robust & tactile materials
  • Use any water-based serum 
  • No messy gels (unless you need more slip on your skin)
  • No additional costly attachments
  • FDA-cleared & CE certified

Cons

  • Not clinically tested
  • FOREO Serum is expensive
  • No targeted eye area routine in the App.
  • Not everyone sees their sagging skin lifted
  • No money-back guarantee

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Home laser hair removal was life-changing for me. And now I’m hooked on testing and reviewing all the leading home devices. I do real tests and comparisons so you get your best-match device for the body areas you’ll zap, your budget, skin and hair colour.

Learn all about my favourite and the best home IPL laser hair removal devices in this round-up guide, or these dedicated guides best for dark skin and for blonde, red & grey hair.

 

Best home IPL laser hair removal from my tests

I’ve tested all the leading at-home devices and my favourite and the best home IPL Laser hair removal devices are Philips Lumea Prestige, Smoothskin Pure, Braun Pro 5 IPL, Silk’n Infinity and Smoothskin Bare+. Learn all their pros & cons at Wearebodybeautiful

These are the best performing, top-scoring at-home IPL devices from my tests. There's something for all skin tones, budgets and body areas.

  1. Smoothskin Pure Fit - the easiest & fastest, best value premium IPL with a Worldwide guarantee
  2. Philips Lumea Prestige - most comfy & precise & superb quality 
  3. Braun Silk Expert Pro 5 - fast & no faff, premium IPL
  4. Silk’n Infinity - fast & affordable, safe for ALL skin tones too
  5. Smoothskin Bare+ - simple, fast & affordable for light to medium skin tones

1. SmoothSkin Pure & Pure Fit

"The easiest & fastest, best value premium at-home IPL"

Smoothskin Pure Best ultrafast & value premium IPL

4.9 / 5

Face, small bits, legs & large areas

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Worldwide 90-day money back guarantee

Safe Fitzpatrick skin tone range:

Fitzpatrick skin tone chart showing it's safe for tones I to V, but not VI (the darkest).

Hair colours it works on:

This device works on black, dark brown, mid-brown and dark blonde body hair colours. Doesn't work on light blonde, red, white or gray body hair colours.

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I tested the Smoothskin Pure on my whole-body (full legs, extended bikini line, underarms and face) over several months. It's my number 1 recommendations because it’s handsome, powerful, and the easiest and fastest device I’ve tested. For me, it’s the best value premium home IPL you can buy today (check out the discount code below!)

There’s a bit more info below.

Striking good looks & stamina

I love the stand-out glossy-black design with classy gold trim. And the simple controls that blend in with the understated styling. It’s compact, lightweight, and balanced. The curves fit comfortably in hand with a couple intuitive grips depending on which body area you’re zapping. And the rounded, angled handle keeps the power cord out of the way as you work.

the Smoothskin Pure fits comfortably in hand in varied grips best for different body areas

It’s sturdy and well-made with smooth joins. The 2-metre-long thick and durable power cable is fixed into the handle for extra durability. And it’s the only high-power home IPL to give you unlimited flashes from the IPL bulb. I love this superb value because you’ll never run out for decades of smooth results.

Powerful & clever

The Pure is one of the most powerful home devices. So, it combines this power with clever sensor technology and three treatments modes. It’s very simple and safe to use. It works like this…

It won’t flash if your skin is too dark. But on safe tones in power mode it auto-adjusts the strongest and safest intensity level for your skin. It does this before EVERY flash so you don’t have to stop and check. It’s fool-proof across body areas with varied skin tones.

The IPL intensity range is 3 to 6 J/cm² in small increments. The higher intensities are safe for fair skin, and the lower intensities for darker tones. And with 10 intensity levels (double most other rival IPL devices) each IPL flash more precisely matches to your skin tone. But if the flashes sting, just press the mode button once for softer IPL flashes in gentle mode. This helps on bikini line and other sensitive areas.

Press the mode button to select gentle mode and the feather icon shows white

The fasetst device I’ve tested

And, of course you don’t want to spend ages zapping your pins, right? No worries, speed mode has the fastest flash rate of all home IPLs for a smooth glide over your skin. I love speed mode for lmy legs ⚡🦵❤ – it takes just 7 minutes per full leg!

Press the mode button twice to select the speed mode

And I can zap my whole body (full legs, underarms, bikini line and face) in just 19 minutes. I use standard or gentle mode for more stubborn hair on the chin, bikini line and underarms. The Pure gets sessions done before you get bored or tired. Top marks.

Negatives with the Pure

Just some minor criticisms with the Pure. Here goes.

First, although I find the shape easy to get a flash on my upper lip, it is a bit faffy to get a flash on knees, ankles, shins and toes. It’s the same with most rival devices too. I find rotating the flash window 90° or 45° helps better line-up along the contours in these areas.

The Pure Fit model comes with an additional smaller precision attachment which makes flashes easier on uneven surfaces.

Second, the air vents on the underside sometimes have breathing difficulties. If you rest the Pure on a soft surface like a carpet or bed, it blocks the vents. This causes the fan to work hard, the Pure to heat up and the flashes slow down. It’s simple to avoid this issue though. Just rest the device on its back or side or place on a hard surface.

And then I get a bit clammy during sessions 😅. This obviously isn’t the Pure’s fault, but his delicious glossy exterior shows every single grubby fingerprint I leave on it. So, remember to rub him down with a cloth when you’re done, so he looks pretty for next time.

And of course, it’s pricey. But it is the cheapest and best value of the premium models. I think it’s a steal. However, if it’s a bit too pricey, try the affordable Silk’n Infinity instead.

Super-smooth results & guaranteed

Shave immediately before each session, unless there’s no hair left. And try dermaplaning if you don’t want to shave your face.

Smoothskin guidelines say do a treatment once a week for up to 12 sessions. Then switch to top-ups every 4 to 8 weeks. Results can vary by individual. Find out why and how here.

Most people notice slower and softer growing hair after two or three sessions. Then, significant hair reduction results after six sessions. Complete all twelve sessions so each session keeps you smoother for longer. And don’t forget your top-ups! They’re as important as the start-up stage for long lasting smooth skin!

The Pure also comes with a 90-day money back guarantee. Try it and return it if you don’t love it. I ❤ this extra reassurance that only a few brands offer. But Smoothskin's is awesome because it's the only Worldwide money back guarantee. Well done Smoothskin.

SmoothSkin Pure Review Summary

I think the Pure is the best value premium at-home IPL hair removal device. That’s because sessions are the fastest and it’s just so darned easy. And with a worldwide 90-day money back guarantee too.

Here's a quick summary round-up of my test scores, and pros and cons to help you decide...

The Pure is the best value premium at-home IPL hair removal device beacuse sessions are fast and it’s just so darned easy.
Lamp lifetime

⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡

Unlimited IPL flashes so you’ll never run out. Superb, and the best of the best for value.

Ease of use

👍👍👍👍👍

Auto-adjusts the IPL to match your skin tone before every flash. Light-weight & handy, with power, gentle & speed modes for extra control. The Fit has a small precision window for easy flashes everywhere.  The fastest and easiest high-power home IPL for no-faff sessions, done in a jiffy.

Effort & Results

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Up to 12 weekly sessions for long-lasting hair-free results, then top-ups 4 to 8 weeks keep it so. A low effort device.

Pros

  • Excellent quality
  • Handsome, handy, lightweight & comfy
  • Powerful IPL auto-adjusts to your skin tone, so it's fool-proof & super-safe
  • Gentle mode for stingy bits
  • Fastest sessions, with speed mode for legs
  • Easy flashes with a precision window for tricky areas (with the Fit)
  • Clinically-proven, CE certified & FDA cleared
  • The only Worldwide money back guarantee (90-days)

Cons

  • Easy to accidentally cover the air vents
  • Shows fingerprints & smudges
  • Expensive

You can learn more about the Pure here. Or see how the Pure compares to the very popular Braun Pro 5 IPL. But if you’re sold, you can try it with a 90-day money back guarantee by shopping through my links. I earn a small commission, but your price stays the same. Oh, and there’s a special discount code too, just for you.

2. Philips Lumea Prestige

"The most comfy & precise home IPL, and my overall favourite."

Philips Lumea Prestige best overall home IPL

4.8 / 5

Face, small bits, legs & large areas

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Safe Fitzpatrick skin tone range:

Fitzpatrick skin tone chart showing it's safe for tones I to V, but not VI (the darkest).

Hair colours it works on:

Works on black, dark brown, mid-brown and dark blonde body hair colours. Doesn't work on light blonde, red, white or gray body hair colours.

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I tested the Lumea Prestige on my whole-body (full legs, extended bikini line, underarms and face) over several months. It’s my favourite home IPL device because it’s superb quality, fast and easy, and the most precise and comfy device I’ve tested. Here’s a bit more!

Intuitive, refined & long-lasting

The Philips Lumea Prestige is good-looking, sturdy, solid and refined. And although fairly large and weighty, the ergonomic gun-shape is easy to manoeuvre, intuitive to position and very comfortable to hold. Only a few rivals come close to this exceptional build and feel.

The flashes last for 15+ years of monthly full body sessions. That’s way more then you’ll need to get and stay smooth. It’s one of the best and a super long-lasting investment.

Powerful, safe & total control

3 images showing how the Smartskin sensor works. The magnify glass button activates the sensor, the 1 to 5 intensity level indicators illuminate white in a round as it works. The 'tick' button lights-up white once it is done along with the maximum appropriate intensity indicators. Press the 'tick' button to choose it.

The Prestige has 5 intensity levels and it operates at higher IPL power than other devices (from 2.5 to 6 .5 J/cm²). The low intensities are safe for darker and the higher for light skin tones. This means if you can safely use the higher intensities, it gives you longer-lasting results than less powerful choices.

This power is balanced with a clever skin tone sensor to keep you safe. It checks then suggests the highest and safest intensity setting for your skin. You can still adjust it down a notch if you need.

And for smaller or harder to reach areas, switch to cordless operation. Simply remove the cord and use it on your face (or more intimate areas) in the privacy of your bathroom. The battery lasts for around 30 minutes.

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TIP: The flashes are slower used cordless so use it corded on larger areas like legs.

Curved windows & fast

The Prestige is one of the fastest high-power home IPL devices. I can finish a full leg in under 10 minutes and a full body in around 40 minutes (and I am incredibly thorough). The flash repetition rate is perfect to glide over your skin but still get precise coverage.

And, in combination with the curved flash windows, gliding over your full body is a doddle.

The different curves snuggly fit the contours of your curvy bikini line, underarms and legs. This reduces faff trying to get close contact on bumpy or awkward surfaces. It’s easy to get a flash and perfect coverage with no missed bits as you glide over your skin. I love these attachments, especially on legs and torso.

The flash windows you get are different by Prestige model – learn more here.

Negatives of Lumea Prestige

There’s not much to dislike about the Philips Lumea Prestige. As mentioned above, it’s weighty (560g) because of the rechargeable battery inside. But sessions are fast so it doesn’t get tiresome.

It’s not yet FDA-cleared in the United States. However, it is clinically -proven safe and effective for home use. It also meets all the European safety and manufacturing standards, and some voluntary standards too. It’s CE certified, so rest assured it’s safe and it works.

The price tag may put some off. If that’s the case and you can forego the cordless operation and curved flash windows, the Smoothskin Pure is a cheaper premium option. 

Superb smooth results

Shave immediately before each session, unless there’s no hair left. And try dermaplaning if you don’t want to shave your face.

Philips say you’ll need 4 to 5 treatments once every 2 weeks to see significant hair reduction. Then less frequent touch-up sessions keep your skin smooth. Most online feedback supports this as did our trial, but results do vary by individual.

In my test, hair grew slower after just the first use. With the second session hair was softer and finer with bald patches. These increased after the third and by the fourth treatment skin was smooth almost all over.

I then did top-ups religiously every 4 weeks. After about 8 in total, I reduced them to every 8 weeks. I now do one every 3 months and I’m still perfectly smooth on legs, bikini and underarms. And with no painful ingrown hairs!

You also get a UK 100-day money back guarantee from Philips too. This is the longest manufacturer guarantee around and superb peace of mind.

Philips Lumea Prestige Review Summary

I think the Philips Lumea Prestige is a top-notch at-home IPL hair removal device - it's my favourite. That's because of the low to high IPL intensity, intuitive gun-shape, easy-flash windows, fast yet precise sessions, cordless option and clever sensor. It's superb quality and comes with a UK 100-day money back guarantee too.

Here's a quick summary round-up of my test scores, and pros and cons to help you decide...

The Philips Lumea Prestige is my favourite at-home IPL because it's got all the best features and it's comfy and precise to use.
Lamp lifetime

⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡

More flashes than you’ll ever need, lasting 15+ years of use. It’s one of the best.

Ease of use

👍👍👍👍👍

Very intuitive, and the most comfortable and precise home IPL I’ve tested, if a little heavy. Easy flashes with the curved windows. Use it fast on mains-power or cordless on small areas in your bathroom.

Effort & Results

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Long-lasting smooth after 4 to 5 sessions (1 every 2 weeks), plus top-ups every month or so. A low effort device.

Pros

  • Superb quailty
  • Most comfy gun-shape
  • Easy-flash precise curved windows hug your skin
  • Corded for fast but precise legs
  • Cordless for small tricky areas
  • Powerful, safe & fast
  • Clinically-proven & CE certification
  • UK 100-day money back guarantee

Cons

  • It’s quite big & heavy
  • Expensive at full RRP
  • Not yet FDA-cleared in US

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3. Braun Pro 5 IPL

"Fast & no-faff premium at-home IPL hair removal device"

Braun silk Expert Pro 5 best fast & no-faff home IPL

4.7 / 5

Face, small bits, legs & large areas

💰💰💰

UK 100-day money back guarantee

Safe Fitzpatrick skin tone range:

Fitzpatrick skin tone chart showing it's safe for tones I to V, but not VI (the darkest).

Hair colours it works on:

Works on black, dark brown, mid-brown and dark blonde body hair colours. Doesn't work on light blonde, red, white or gray body hair colours.

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Standard, precision & wide

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Standard & precision

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I tested the Braun Pro 5 IPL on my whole-body (full legs, extended bikini line, underarms and face) over several sessions. It’s a top choice I recommend because it’s excellent quality, fast and straight-forward for no-faff sessions. Learn more about it below.

Quality, compact & lightweight

The Braun Pro 5 IPL is compact, lightweight (Just 285g) & nimble, fits snug in hand

The elegant Braun Pro 5 IPL feels quality and robust. It’s small and lightweight so fits perfectly in your hand. Once you find your most comfortable grips it’s easy to manoeuvre with no strain as you zap away. The thick, bendy 2-metre power cord gives loads of slack and the curved handle keeps it out of the way.

The flashes last more than 15+ years of monthly full body sessions. That’s way more than you’ll ever need to get and stay smooth.

Powerful, super-safe & simple

The Pro 5 is powerful, with intensities ranging from 3 to 6 J/cm2. So, if you’ve got fair skin and can safely use the higher intensities, you’ll get longer-lasting hair reduction results compared to less powerful rivals. The lower intensities are safe for darker skin tones up to type V.

The Braun Pro 5 IPL's advanced blue sensor checks your skin tone before every flash but won't flash and with a red strip light if the tone is too dark.

So, with this powerful IPL it’s crucial you select a safe intensity for your skin tone. But Braun have that covered with a super-safe & foolproof automatic skin tone sensor. First, it scans your skin and won’t flash if it’s too dark. Then, if it’s safe, it selects the most powerful and safe intensity before every flash. So, you can’t make a mistake.

It also chooses from 10 IPL increments, that’s double that of most rival devices. So, each pulse is perfectly balanced and more precisely matches your skin tone.  It’s ace if you’ve got varied tones across body parts. No need to stop, faff and check! Just plug it in and off you go.

The Braun Pro 5 IPL has white lights 1 to 10 on the side, to show the intensity selected. If it smarts too much press the feather button on top to reduce the intensity.

And if it stings a bit on your bikini or underarms, press the feather button to reduce the intensity in gentle and extra gentle mode.

Fast & precision for face

The flash bulb is supercharged so the flashes are fast.

The light-weight, compact and easy to manoeuvre design works very well with the speed. On the higher intensities I can flash a full leg in around 9 minutes. And my full body in around 28 minutes. It’s one of the fastest high-power home IPLs I’ve tested.

A comparison of the 2 interchangeable flash windows. There;s a small, tapered, white precision attachment and large gold body attachment.

Getting a flash on smaller, curvy areas like your upperlip and jawline is a bit tricky. So, there’s a smaller precision flash window too which makes it easier to flash. It’s perfect for other awkward areas like fingers, toes, and ankles too. (N.B. the PL5014 model doesn’t have the precision attachment).

The Braun Pro 5 IPL negatives

Just a few niggles from me. I love the fast flashes but sometime the flash rate is unpredictable. It depends on how close the sensors are to your skin and the higher or lower intensity level it flashes. So, you can either glide it too far or not far enough in between flashes. It takes just a bit of getting used to, especially if you’re used to a slower IPL machine.

And finally, the Braun Pro 5 IPL is expensive. It’s worth comparing prices with the similar but slightly cheaper Smoothskin Pure. Both are high-power IPL choices and solid investments for decades of smooth skin.

Excellent silky results

Shave immediately before each session, unless there’s no hair left. And try dermaplaning if you don’t want to shave your face.

Braun guidelines say you’ll need between 4 to 12 weekly treatments to see significant hair reduction. Once you’re smooth do less frequent top-ups every 1 or 2 months. The majority online feedback supports this as did our trial, but results do vary by individual.

Our tester noticed slower leg hair growth after 2 sessions. It got softer and lighter after session 3. They had big, smooth hairless patches after 5 sessions which made shaving super quick and without ouchie razor bumps. After 6 sessions there was very little hair left.

So far they say...

“I’ve now done 6 sessions and 3 top-ups 1 month apart. At first, I’d notice some hairs around tops of my ankles. So, I shaved and flashed them and now they’re no more. I’ll keep going and try dropping the top ups to every 6 weeks. I’m smooth and shaving-rash free in time for Summer. I can’t wait to get my legs out!”

Braun Pro 5 IPL Review Summary

The Braun Pro 5 is a popular and solid choice because it’s quality, straightforward, fast and very easy to flash.  

Here's a quick summary round-up of my test scores, and pros and cons to help you decide...

The Braun Pro 5 is a popular choice because it’s quality, straightforward, fast and very easy to flash.
Lamp lifetime

⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡

One of the best with IPL flashes lasting 15+ years of monthly use.

Ease of use

👍👍👍👍👍

Fast, light-weight & nimble. Perfectly balanced safety & power in every flash. Large, medium and precision flash windows to fit different body areas. Straight-forward, no-faff sessions.

Effort & Results

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Silky skin after 4 to 12 weekly sessions, then top-ups every month or so to stay smooth. A low effort device.

Pros

  • Excellent quality
  • Compact lightweight & elegant
  • Powerful IPL auto-adjusts to your skin tone
  • Gentle & extra gentle mode for stingy bits and extra control!
  • Very easy to flash all round your body
  • Fast sessions – one of the best
  • Small precision flash window for upper lip
  • Clinically proven, CE certification & FDA-cleared
  • 100-day UK & 90-day Australia money back guarantees

Cons

  • Getting used to the variable speed flashes
  • Expensive at full RRP, but offers are common

If you want more photos and information on the Braun Pro 5 IPL, check out the full review here. Or see how the Pro 5 compares to the Lumea Prestige. But if you’ve decided on the Pro 5, awesome choice 👊! Money back guarantees are available in the UK and Australia. Please support these reviews and shop via my links. I earn a small commission, but your price stays the same.

4. Silk’n Infinity

"Fast & affordable at-home IPL hair removal device that’s safe for ALL skin tones."

Silk'n Infinity best home IPl safe for dark & black skin

4.4 / 5

Face, small bits, legs & large areas

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US & Canada 60-day money back guarantee

Safe for ALL Fitzpatrick skin tones:

Colour swatches of the 6 Fitzpatrick skin tones from light (I) to darkest (IV)

Hair colours it works on:

Works on black, dark brown, mid-brown and dark blonde body hair colours. Doesn't work on light blonde, red, white or gray body hair colours.

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I tested the Silk’n Infinity on my whole-body (full legs, extended bikini line, underarms and face) over several sessions. It’s an affordable choice that’s fast (just a tad slower than the premium models), and also safe for all tones, including dark and black tones. Keep reading for more!

Long-lasting simple design

The Infinity models boast 15+ years of monthly whole-body sessions from the IPL bulb. That’s more than you’ll ever need. And Silk’n encourage you to share it too. One model even comes with a hygienic cleansing stand so it’s safe to share with friends and family.

Close ip shots on the Silk'n Infinity at-home IPL device showing the neat design, power cable, flash window and power intensity select button.

The build and materials are decent too, with a 180cm power cable that fits snug in the device. The design is simple and curvy, like a large pebble. It’s comfortable to grip as you press the large flash button. And lightweight too, so it’s easy enough to manoeuvre around your body. The controls are simple and intuitive, tucked away on the bottom of the device.

The design is basic so don’t expect multiple flash windows or a fancy ergonomic shape. But don’t underestimate it either. Because there’s some clever tech inside.

Safe for dark & black skin

The Infinity is safe for dark and black skin because it uses much gentler IPL than other devices, and combines it with Galvanic current.

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IMPORTANT:  Silk’n in the US and Canada don’t promote the Infinity safe for the darkest and black skin tones. That’s because it’s FDA-cleared for Fitzpatrick types I to V, but NOT the darkest type VI.

The Galvanic current is painless and flows through your skin opening your pores. Therefore, your hair is more exposed and so absorbs increased IPL energy for super-efficient follicle zapping power. This means it can use much gentler (but still effective) IPL, that reduces the risk of stinging and side effects, and is safe for dark and black skin too. Learn more here including the Infinity clinical test data and important differences in the US.

The intensity selector wheel illuminating up to level 2. Levels 1 and 2 of the Infinity are safe for dark and black skin.

The Infinity has 5 intensity levels. Levels 3 to 5 are more intense (up to 4 J/cm2) and safe for light/medium skin. And levels 1 & 2 are gentle IPL (3 J/cm2) safe for dark and black skin. And to make sure you choose the right intensity the clever skin tone sensor checks your tone and activates only the safe intensity levels.

Fast sessions

I can finish a full leg on intensity 5 in around 12 minutes (it’s slightly faster on the lower intensities 1 and 2). The glide rate is steady, and sessions are quick. Therefore, it’s super for both small areas and full-body treatments or large areas done in one session.

Negatives

First, the business-end of the Infinity is a bit bulky compared to the size of the flash window.

The business-end on the Silkn Infinity is a little bulky, so it's tricky to position and flash on small and bumpy areas such as your upperlip and jawline.

This means it’s not as precise as say the Lumea Prestige or Smoothskin Pure. Therefore, it’s a bit awkward on the upper lip and around the jaw line. It takes a bit of practise to get a flash but you get the hang of it soon enough.

Next, the guidance on safe skin tones differs in the US which is a bit confusing. That’s because it’s FDA cleared for skin tones up to type V, but not VI. Learn more about the Infinity and FDA clearance here.

Silk’n Europe previously said the Infinity works on fair hair colours including blonde, red and grey (if the skin/hair colour contrast is big enough). However, they gave no explanation on how it works. This claim is no longer prominent on their website. Silk’n US say it may work on fair hair, if there’s enough dark pigment. So, it’s a bit of a gamble.

Light to medium skin tones results

Shave immediately before each session, and inbetween as you need, unless there’s no hair left. And try dermaplaning if you don’t want to shave your face.

For lighter skin tones using the higher intensities (4 and 5) do four sessions, one every 2 weeks (6 weeks total). You should then be smooth so switch to monthly sessions and keep going until you can reduce the frequency even more. Most online feedback supports this as did our trial, but results do vary by individual.

In our test (on light skin), leg hair grew slower after the second session. After three, there was less hair. And it felt softer, finer and lighter. Large bald spots appeared until after 4 sessions there were just a few patches of hair left. Our tester did another 5th session after 2 weeks and then was totally smooth. They then switched to sessions every 4 weeks.

They’ve now done x5 monthly top-up sessions. They share...

“An occasional soft hair appears until zapped, then disappears. So, my legs are fuzz-free and smooth. The top-ups are no bother because they’re quick, and are worth it to stay smooth. I’ll try doing them every 6 or 8 weeks after I’ve finished a few more”.

Dark skin tones results

For dark and black skin tones using lower intensities (1 to 3) a Silk’n study shows you’ll need many more sessions. Silk’n recommend up to 12 sessions at 2-week intervals to get smooth (around 5 months). Then, switch to top-ups as you need them. So, on the lower intensity levels it’s important you have realistic expectations about the effort, patience and commitment needed to get results.

If you live in the US or Canada, you can try it for 60 days with their money back guarantee. Yay. I love this extra reassurance. But if you live in the UK or Europe, no such luck because they don’t offer a money back guarantee. Boo.

I love the hard storage case you get with the Silkn infinity. Everything fits safe and snug in the protective storage case. A nice touch.

If you demand the best and have a bit more to spend, check out the Lumea PrestigeSmoothskin Pure and Braun Pro 5 IPL. These devices are top quality with premium features, safe for skin tones I to V. But if they’re out of your budget don’t worry. The Infinity is a super-value choice from a trusted brand, with regular offers around £200.

Silk'n Infinity Summary

Yup, the Infinity is rather special because sessions are quick, and the clever, combined technology means it’s gentle and safe for the darkest skin tones too. 

Here’s a quick summary round-up of my test scores, and pros and cons to help you decide.

The Infinity is rather special because sessions are quick, and the clever, combined technology means it’s gentle and safe for the darkest skin tones too.
Lamp lifetime

⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡

It’s superb value with flashes to last 15+ years of use. One of the best.

Ease of use

👍👍👍👍

Simple, light-weight, a tad bulky but comfy design. Clever skin tone sensor detects darker tones and activates only the lower, safe intensities.

Effort & Results

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Results take longer on dark skin using the lower intensities. Do up to 12 sessions, one every 2 weeks. Then switch to top-ups every few weeks to a month, to stay smooth. 

Pros

  • Fast & affordable
  • Safe for ALL skin tones including dark & black
  • Gentle IPL for painless sessions
  • Level 1 intensity safe for tanned skin
  • Clinically-proven, FDA-cleared & CE certification
  • 60-day money back guarantee in the US & Canada

Cons

  • Not FDA-cleared in the US for black skin
  • Tricky on upper lip
  • No money back guarantee in the UK & Europe

If you want even more info and photos check out the full Infinity review here. But if you’ve found this review helpful and are ready to buy, please support my reviews and shop via my links. I earn a small commission, but your price stays the same. I really appreciate your support 🙏!

5. Smoothskin Bare+ IPL

"Fast & affordable at-home IPL hair removal device for light to medium skin tones."

Smoothskin Bare+ best fast & affordable home IPL

4.4 / 5

Face, small bits, legs & large areas

💰💰

Worldwide 90-day money back guarantee

Safe Fitzpatrick skin tone range:

Fitzpatrick skin tone chart showing it's safe for tones I to IV, but not V and VI (the darkest tones).

Hair colours it works on:

Works on black, dark brown, mid-brown and dark blonde body hair colours. Doesn't work on light blonde, red, white or gray body hair colours.

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I tested the Smoothskin Bare+ on my whole-body (full legs, extended bikini line, underarms and face) over several months. And what a little beauty! It’s a quality bit of kit. And I love the speed and simplicity of this little badger – he rivals some of the premium choices. Here’s more about him…

Simplicity, safety & speed

The Bare+ home IPL from Smoothskin is Most compact, handy & simple home IPL I've tested

Don’t let the affordable, simple and compact Smoothskin Bare+ fool you. It’s got a lot going for it, and I think it rivals even the premium alternatives.

First, it gives unlimited IPL flashes. Therefore, no worries about running out or buying expensive refills. It’ll give decades of silky-smooth skin and is exceptional value.

Second, it’s a handy little thing. The cute, curvy shape is light (197g) and fits perfectly in your hand. It’s the most compact device we’ve tested. Yet it also feels quality and robust, like its more expensive rivals. The 2-metre power cord is thick, bendy and gives plenty of slack.

Next, there are no dials, no charts, it’s so simple to use. It has one medium power intensity level (4 J/cm2) for long-lasting smooth skin. And there’s just a single, large flash button. So, it’s incredibly straight-forward. Simply plugin, position and zap! It’s safe for light to medium skin tones, with a skin tone sensor that won’t flash if skin’s too dark.

The indicator light around the flash button on the Smoothskin Bare+ shows red if your skin is too dar (and it won't flash on your skin). It shows white if your skin is safe and it has good contact.

You may need slightly more frequent top-ups to start than with more powerful rivals. But that’ll hardly matter because the sessions are so darn fast! In our tests, a full leg takes about 11 minutes and a whole-body just under 30 minutes. It’s one of the fastest home devices, so easier to squeeze in your busy schedule.

Negatives of the Bare+

There are just a few small negatives with the Bare+.

First, I find it tricky to flash on shins, ankles and upper-lip. Other devices share this problem too, and take just a bit of practise to work out the best way.

The fixed power cable on the Smoothskin Bare+ is top quality, supple and long. It sometimes gets in the way, but it doesn't tangle.

Next, the power cord is thick and supple, and very good quality. However, it sometimes gets in the way, especially when flashing legs. Try to avoid the cord crossing over your body or, simply hold it out the way with your other hand.

And finally, I find the safe skin tone guidance a bit vague on the box. There’s a big leap between the medium safe tone and non-safe dark tone. Check out the charts above to be sure. However, rest assured it won’t flash if your skin’s too dark. Plus, you also get a reassuring 90-day money back guarantee. So, you can return it for a refund if it’s not right for you.

Quick smooth results

Shave immediately before each session, and inbetween as you need, unless there’s no hair left. And try dermaplaning if you don’t want to shave your face.

Treat weekly for noticeable results after 4 weeks. Keep going and complete 12 weekly sessions. Then switch to top-ups every 2 to 4 weeks. With the best possible results, you’ll need top-ups even less frequently over time. You may match this guide or need more sessions because results vary by individual.

Smoothskin Bare+ Review Summary

If you want something that does the job with minimum fuss (and a lower price tag) this cute little dude is super-simple, handy, fast and affordable.

Here's a quick summary round-up of my test scores, and pros and cons to help you decide...

If you want something that does the job with minimum fuss (and a lower price tag) Smoothskin Bare+ is super-simple, handy, fast and affordable.
Lamp lifetime

⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡

Unlimited IPL flashes so you’ll never run out. Superb value.

Ease of use

👍👍👍👍

No-frills compact, light-weight yet robust. Very comfortable & handy, fast, plugin-&-zap simplicity. Won’t flash if skin’s too dark. Bare+ Fit has a precision attachment.

Effort & Results

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Medium power IPL for smooth results over the course of 12 sessions. Then switch to regular top-ups every 2 to 4 weeks. 

Pros

  • Affordable quality, light-weight & fast
  • Unlimited IPL flashes for decades of use
  • No faffing with intensity selection – one medium IPL level
  • Plugin-&-zap, one-button simplicity
  • Easy flashes with a precision window for tricky areas (Bare+ Fit)
  • Cute & recyclable packaging
  • Clinically proven, CE certification & FDA-cleared
  • Worldwide 90-day money back guarantee

Cons

  • Cord sometimes gets in the way
  • Tricky to flash on shins, ankles & upper lip (but now easier with the Bare+Fit precision attachment)
  • No gentle mode for extra control on darker skin tones

Find more Bare+ info and photos here. Or see how the Smoothskin Bare+ and Pure compare here. But if you think the Bare+ is perfect for you, please shop via my links. I earn a small commission, but your price stays the same. I really appreciate the support 🙏!

Laura Gladman
I'm a bit obsessed with at-home beauty devices. It's a habit I've had for around 8 years now. I love the science, testing and reviewing them, and sharing my experience and feedback on my site Wearebodybeautiful.com. I'm also a crazy dog lady, and I don't care.

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