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 it's just as effective as the more powerful IPL rivals on the higher levels. Oh, and sessions are quick and it's affordable too. Read this detailed Silk'n Infinity review to learn all.
Fast & affordable
Safe for ALL skin tones
The Philips Lumea Prestige is my personal favourite home IPL. It's the comfiest and most precise home device I've tested, thanks to the intuitive gun-shape, curved flash windows and fast flashes. Simply the easiest for legs. It's safe for light to dark skin and matches your skin & intensity. Plus, the high power IPL promises your longest-lasting results on fair tones. Oh, and you can use it cordless too. Top-notch zappingz.
Best overall home IPL
Comfiest & most precise
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
Striking good looks, strength, brains and speed are hard to find in one attractive IPL package. But that’s what you get with the Smoothskin Pure. The clever sensor auto adjusts each flash to match your skin tone, so it’s super-safe for light to dark skin (and works on dark hair). And using speed mode on legs, a whole-body zappin’ takes just 19 minutes. It’s the easiest and fastest home IPL we’ve ever tested. 😍
Fastest & easiest
Best value premium IPL
This clever machine uses Radio Frequency waves 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 epilating, it’s the only home device clinically proven to work on fair hair too! It’s one of the gentlest on your skin for fairly fast sessions. But there’s more to learn in the full review about speed of results on dark skin and fair hair.
For dark & black skin, & fair hair too
The Braun Pro 5 IPL is one of the fastest and most straightforward high-power home IPLs we've tested. It's safe for light to dark skin auto adjusting every flash to your tone, and it works on dark hair. Compact, light-weight & quick for face, small & large areas. A whole-body is done in just under 28 minutes.
Fast & no-faff
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.
Best value for dark skin