These IPL and laser hair removal devices are especially good for treating your face or smaller body areas such as underarms, bikini line and forearms.

All the pros & cons in this tried & tested Tria Beauty 4X laser review

Tria 4X laser hair removal review – most powerful

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 light to medium skin tones, and works on dark hair. It's the most powerful home device you can buy and so promises your longest lasting results. But it has some real cons, so it's not for everyone. Learn more in the review below.

Most powerful home hair removal laser for longest-lasting results

Panasonic ES-WH90 IPL review – ideal for facial use

Panasonic ES-WH90


Team Panasonic didn’t give the Panasonic ES-WH90 a sexy name. But the design is rather good. The cordless, ergonomic shape and flash operation combine for perfect facial use. It's good for smaller areas too and is a solid, quality bit of kit for under £150. The IPL facial attachment doubles as a skin brightening tool on safe skin tones too.

Best for facial use & radiant skin's tried & tested review of the Iluminage Precise Touch home IPL

Iluminage Precise Touch review; for ALL skin tones, & fair hair

Iluminage Precise Touch


This is the smaller, handheld device from Iluminage, with the same clever tech as the larger Touch model. It uses Radio Frequency current to make gentle IPL flashes more effective. This means it’s safe for ALL skin tones, including the very darkest black. And, when combined with plucking or epilating, it’s clinically proven to work on fair hair too! It’s best for face and smaller body areas like underarms and bikini line.

Best for face
For ALL skin tones
Works on fair hair

Philips Lumea Advanced review – suits face, bikini & underarms

Philips Lumea Advanced


The Philips Lumea Advanced is a super choice for zapping your 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.

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

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.

Philips Lumea Essential BRI861 review


The Philips Lumea Essential BRI861, the least expensive in the Philips Lumea range, is great value. It's compact and basic spec still benefits from the same thoughtful design and refined build quality you get with the premium models. It's easy to use, comfortable to hold and provides several years of body treatments. But I suggest it's best for treating underarms, bikini line, face and forearms because it's not the fastest on large areas like legs. Online reviewers love it, keep reading this full Lumea Essential BRI861 review to see if you will too.

Remington iLight review: Ultra, IPL6500, IPL6780, IPL6750, IPL6250

Remington iLight Ultra


Remington have an outstanding track-record and a strong reputation for value. And the iLight range has loads of online trust. There are several devices in the range and differing availability by country. This review score is for the most recent available models. This review compares and contrasts the models so you see which best suits your needs. And it notes which older models you should disregard too. Keep reading to learn more in the full review including what any better alternative choices are.

Philips Lumea Comfort review SC1981 and SC1983

Philips Lumea Comfort SC1981


The Lumea Comfort is a compact, mains-powered corded, hand-held device. It's the smallest and lightest in the Philips IPL range with a skin tone sensor and simple operation. Described as "IPL with no frills" this basic model offers great value for money. It's best suited for small areas like the face, forearms, underarms and bikini line. Read the full Philips Lumea Comfort review to learn more.

Silk’n Glide 150,000 review / Silk’n Flash&Go Compact review

Silk'n Glide 150,000


The Silk'n Glide 150,000 / Flash&Go Compact is a neat, compact, mains-powered home IPL device with an attractive price. The skin tone sensor keeps you safe so you can't flash skin that's too dark. It's very simple to operate and comfortable to use. The bulb flashes will last you over 5 years of full body treatments so it’s a great investment. But you may wish it had faster treatment times. Learn more in the full Silk'n Glide 150,000 and Flash&Go Compact review.

Veet Infini’Silk review 50,000 pulses


The Veet Infini'Silk is a compact, mains-powered home IPL device with an attractive price. It has a skin tone sensor so you can't use it on skin that's too dark. It's very simple to operate and comfortable to use. The bulb flashes will last you around 5 years if you use it for treating smaller areas like bikini line, underarms and forearms. Learn more in the full Veet Infini'Silk review.