Philips Lumea Prestige review – the boss of home IPL

Philips Lumea Prestige Laura G
Philips Lumea Prestige


Nothing feels as good and as easy as the Lumea Prestige. It's safe for light to dark skin and dark hair. Choose it for face, small & large areas - it's perfect for fast full body treatments. The most comfortable, convenient, durable, refined intuitive gun-shape that manoeuvres like a dream for superb coverage. Pure excellence.

Best overall home IPL hair removal

Braun Silk Expert Pro 5 IPL review – Fast, no-faff & super-safe

Braun silk expert Pro 5 IPL Laura G
Braun silk expert Pro 5 IPL


The Braun Pro 5 IPL gives ultra-fast IPL sessions with no compromise hair-zapping power. It's safe for light to dark skin and works on dark hair. Adjusting each flash to your skin tone, the compact lightweight Pro 5 is effortless to handle. You're done in minutes and back doing something much more fun.

Fast, no-faff and super-safe

Smoothskin Muse review – Sexy, powerful & lasts forever

Smoothskin Muse Laura G
Smoothskin Muse


Hello Smoothskin Muse. This handsome device is the first high-power IPL device giving unlimited flashes. It's safe for light to dark skin and works on dark hair (but may work on blonde hair too). It's one of the fastest, safest and most simple to use thanks to the clever skin tone sensor. Highly recommended.

Sexy, powerful & lasts forever

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


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

Tria 4X laser hair removal review – unbeaten power

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


The Tria 4X is the only FDA-approved home laser hair remover. I recommend it for hair-free results on face and smaller areas done in 30 minute sessions. It's safe for lighter skin tones, and works on dark hair. But it has some real cons, so it's not for everyone.

Best, most powerful home hair removal laser for longest lasting results

Silk’n Infinity 400,000 review: safe for dark & black skin

Silk'n Infinity Laura G
Silk'n Infinity


The compact, simple Silk'n Infinity uses a combination of gentle IPL and Galvanic energies. Together, they give effective hair removal that's safe for dark and black skin on the lowest intensity levels. And just as effective as other more powerful IPL devices on the higher levels. It's fast and affordable too. Read this detailed Silk'n Infinity review to learn all.

Safe for dark & black skin too

Smoothskin Bare IPL review; Ultra-fast & superb for dark skin

SmoothskinBare Laura G


Don’t let the no-frills design and affordable price tag fool you. This plug-and-zap, unltra-fast, low intensity home IPL is safe for light to dark skin, and dark hair. The low intensity particularly suits darker skin, but means you'll need more frequent top-ups on light skin. Hailed as a game-changing home IPL. Spot on.

Ultra-fast &
Best value for dark skin

Panasonic ES-WH90 IPL review – ideal for facial use

Panasonic ES-WH90 Laura G
Panasonic ES-WH90


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

Philips Lumea Advanced review – suits face, bikini & underarms

Philips Lumea Advanced Laura G
Philips Lumea Advanced


The Philips Lumea Advanced is a super choice for zapping face & small areas. But it's slow to cover large areas like legs. It's safe for light skin and dark hair. Quality, lightweight, mainspowered and with a retro gunshape, it has specialist attachments to fit face, bikini & underarms. Excellent quality choice.

Best for small 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


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.