Philips Lumea Prestige review – it just got serious

Philips Lumea Prestige Laura G
Philips Lumea Prestige

4.9

If you demand the best, well, this is it. The Lumea Prestige is packed with premium features like corded / cordless operation, advanced skin tone sensor, curved flash windows and almost endless zaps. The fastest, most precise and comfortable to use with unrivalled design & quality. It just got serious. Read the in-depth, tried-and-tested Philips Lumea Prestige review to learn all.

Best overall home IPL hair removal

Smoothskin Muse review – no-faff power, fast & endless flashes

Smoothskin Muse Laura G
Smoothskin Muse

4.6

Hello Smoothskin Muse. This is a handsome device with high performance to boot. It's the first high power IPL device to give unlimited flashes. So there's no question you'll get smooth results for decades to come. The goal is fool proof simplicity delivered through advanced technology. And it's spot on. Learn more in this tried-and-tested, in-depth review of the Smoothskin Muse.

Best home IPL for no-faff power, fast & endless flashes

Tria 4X laser hair removal review – most powerful for home-use

Tria 4X laser hair removal Laura G
Tria 4X laser hair removal

4.5

The Tria 4X has a great reputation and it's the only FDA-approved and clinically proven laser for safe use at home. The laser is the most powerful you can choose to get your best results for years to come. I recommend it for hair-free results on face and smaller areas with lighter skin tones. But it's not for everyone. There's more you need to know before you choose it. Read this full tried-and-tested, in-depth Tria 4X hair removal laser review to learn more.

Best home hair removal laser for longest lasting results

Venus Silk expert/ Braun Silk expert 5 IPL review (5001, 5009, 5008); fast, safe & simple

Braun Silk-Expert IPL Laura G
Braun Silk-Expert IPL

4.5

No device is more straightforward and simple to use than the Braun Silk expert 5 IPL. It's great value and I recommend it for full body treatments and for treating large areas. That's because it is fast to apply to your skin and the flashes give many years of use. This Braun IPL review sums up the pros and cons, and all the good and bad bits from the online reviews. Find out how the best alternatives measure up and decide if you should buy the Braun Gillette Venus Silk expert 5 IPL .

Besy Buy for fast and powerful, safe and simple treatments

Silk’n Infinity 400,000 review: fast & safe for ALL skin tones

Silk'n Infinity Laura G
Silk'n Infinity

4.4

The Silk’n Infinity is the latest device from Silk’n. It uses two energies; first galvanic current to open the skin’s pores so the second energy, Intense Pulsed light, can easily penetrate deep to the hair follicle. This also means it’s safe for dark and black skin when used on the lower intensity settings. There’s an advanced skin tone sensor that protects darker tones too. The compact, mains-powered, no-frills unit does the job. Plus it's fast. An all for an attractive price, usually under £200.

Excellent value, fast and it's safe for ALL skin tones

Panasonic ES-WH90 IPL review – ideal for facial use

Panasonic ES-WH90 Laura G
Panasonic ES-WH90

4.3

I didn’t expect much from the Panasonic ES-WH90. The name is dull, the packaging boring and the design is, well, rather phallic. But I ended up really liking it. Especially for facial use. That’s because it’s cordless, the flashes last for ages, the facial attachment fits easily on more awkward areas like the upper lip. The price is very attractive too. Oh, and it also doubles as a beauty device for your face. The IPL evens out skin tone for a radiant complexion in around 2 months. Learn more in the full tried-and-tested Panasonic ES-WH90 review.

Best for facial use & radiant skin

Smoothskin Bare review; a game-changer?

SmoothskinBare Laura G
SmoothskinBare

4.3

Don’t be fooled by the no-frills design and affordable price tag. This device, new in 2016, changes everything. First, it comes with unlimited flashes so you’ll never run out. Second, it’s fast. A full leg takes just 4 minutes! That’s possible because the one low intensity level takes only 0.6 seconds to recharge between flashes. And the low intensity level is gentle too, so it’s safe for darker skin tones. If you thought IPL was too boring and tedious, think again. The Smoothskin Bare makes it easier to commit to regular, fast treatments that keeps your stubble away!

Ultrafast, budget buy - it's a game-changer!

Iluminage Touch review; safe for dark skin & effective on fair hair

Illuminage Touch Laura G
Illuminage Touch

4.2

It's safe to use the Iluminage Touch on dark and black skin tones and it's the only device proven to work on fair hair too. It's incredibly easy to use with fast treatment times on the lower intensity levels, best for dark skin. It's expensive, but great value replacement cartridges are available. So a fine choice for large areas, or full body and face treatments. Keep reading the Iluminage Touch review to learn if it's the best choice for you.

Safe and effective on ALL skin tones and most hair colours

Philips Lumea Advanced review – perfect for small areas

Philips Lumea Advanced SC1999 Laura G
Philips Lumea Advanced SC1999

4.2

The Philips Lumea Advanced is great value. The small, lightweight gun-shape is easy to use and manoeuvre, the skin tone sensor keeps you safe plus it's got specialist attachments for body, face and bikini. It's got flashes to treat your full body for 15+ years, but read the review to learn why it's perfect for smaller areas and the face.

Great value, great quality. Super choice for smaller body areas

Gillette Venus Braun Silk Expert 3 IPL review (BD3001, BD3005)

Gillette Venus Braun Silk Expert 3 IPL Laura G
Gillette Venus Braun Silk Expert 3 IPL

4.1

The Silk Expert 3 IPL is a good-looking above average spec device. It’s special because it’s so simple to use. The advanced skin tone sensor expertly balances safety and power. The ergonomic shape is easily manoeuvrable and it lasts 10+ years of full body treatments. Whilst not the fastest, it’s quick enough to treat smaller body areas like your face, underarms, forearms, tummy and bikini line. You can also split full body treatments into shorter sessions across days. Read the full review too see if you should buy the Braun Silk Expert 3 IPL.