The Remington iLight range use Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to inhibit hair regrowth. They reduce regrowth speed, density and overall amount of hair. With continued use you’ll stay hair-free.
There are several models in the iLight range. The most recent is the iLight Ultra (USA), iLight IPL 6780 and IPL 6750 (UK and Europe). Other older models are the iLight IPL 6500 and IPL 6250. All the devices are manufactured by Spectrum Brands Inc, and marketed by Remington.
These models are easy and comfortable to use, but application time is very slow. Choose a more recent rival device for zapping legs or your whole-body. The design of the models has remained largely unchanged for years with gradual improvements in the lamp lifetime. If you find and decide to buy, it’s important you choose the iLight IPL 6780 and IPL 6750 which give plenty of flashes for several years of smooth skin. Don’t choose a model with replacement cartridges as these are much more expensive in the long run.
Remington iLight Review Summary
This slightly dated design at-home IPL from from Remington is safe for fair to medium skin tones. The IPL6870 and IPL6750 give plenty flashes but slow sessions, so it’s best for treating smaller body areas only. Check out my recommended best buy at-home IPLs for faster and more recent rival devices.
The latest IPL6780 model gives plenty of flashes to give 5+ years of monthly use. The older models aren’t so good, and some you must buy replacement cartridges which are much more expensive in the long run. Avoid these.
Ease of use
A slightly dated mains-power base-unit and handheld applicator design. All the basics you’d expect such as a basic skin tone sensor and facial attachment. It does the job and at higher intensity levels than rivals too. But it’s too slow on large areas like legs.
Effort & Results
Do 3 treatments at 2-week intervals (taking 4 weeks), then do a further 6 to 12 weekly sessions. The more sessions you do the less frequently you’ll need top-up sessions. Do these as you need them, every month or 2.
- Comfortable to hold and move
- Simple to operate
- Small precision attachment for easier flashes
- FDA cleared and CE certified
- Sessions are slow (15+ mins per leg), so use it on face and smaller body areas only
- The skin tone sensor is awkward to use because it’s in the base unit