Philips Lumea IPL review

Taryn Davies
Published: November 30, 2017

Philips Lumea IPL review continuously hair free and saying goodbye to razors, waxing, hair removal creams and everything else sounds like a dream life, but with the Philips Lumea IPL systems you can live like this, and get fuzz-free from the comfort of your own home too.

This system takes the embarrassment of having to visit a beauty salon for hair removal, and takes away some of the cost too, thanks to a one-off payment, and no need for replacement parts, once you have the Philips Lumea IPL in your hand, you’re not going to want to let go.

Here’s why you need to consider investing in this revolutionary beauty tool.

Philips Lumea IPL Features

  • Effective laser hair removal treatment
  • Easy to use at home
  • Reduces hair growth by 75%
  • Stops you from having to shave, wax, etc
  • Large treatment window to work quickly over area
  • Different modes to target specific areas on the body
  • Cordless, no lamps, gels or accessories needed
  • Integrated UV filter: protects the skin from UV light
  • Charging time 100 minutes
  • Running time: Minimum 370 flashes
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In the box

  • Philips Lumea Prestige SC2007 handle
  • Body attachment
  • Face attachment
  • Storage pouch
  • Power adaptor
  • User manual
Philips Lumea IPL review

Philips Lumea IPL Design

The Philips brand is synonymous with quality, and they have more than 12 years experience with IPL technology so you can rest easy that you're getting the best for your money with their products.

The Lumea device gives a solution to normal methods of hair removal we've become accustomed to using.

The device works by using two treatment modes, one is best for large areas, another to treat more target areas.

The Slide and Flash is recommended for legs, the Step and Flash is ideal for the bikini line and underarm area.

There's even another attachment that you can use on the face, that's included in the box. This precision attachment is designed to be extra safe when targeting this area like the upper lip etc.

If you have more sensitive skin, it might be ideal to use this attachment too.

How it works

The Philips Lumea uses a version of the IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology which is typically used in salons, but has been adaptated, so you can safely use it at home too.

Quite simply, with gentle pulses of light, it works to target the hair root and stop it from growing. Once you've done this, the hair will stop growing, and hair that's already there will shed naturally.

It's advised that you use the device once every 2-4 weeks, as this prevents your hair roots becoming active once again, stopping new hair from growing back.

Research has shown that you can see a reduction in hair growth in as little as two treatments, done fortnightly. And after just four or five treatments you'll be hair free. Then it's up to you to keep up the treatments every four to six weeks to ensure the hair doesn't grow back. Definitely a better option than having to shave every few days, if you ask us.

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Will it work for you?

It's important to note that the Philips Lumea will not work on every hair colour, but will work on most. Those with naturally dark blonde, brown and black hairs will benefit from the treatment. However, people with red, light blonde, or grey hair might not experience the same results. If you have very dark skin, it's unlikely that the treatment will work on you either.

Philips Lumea IPL review


Cordless, no replacement parts needed, lightweight, protects skin from UV light, works quickly, see a reduction in hair growth in as little as two weeks


Not totally pain-free, an expensive investment, doesn't work on every colour hair

Philips Lumea IPL review

Bottom Line

While this beauty product is definitely an investment piece, if you’re looking for something that will take the pain and time out of regular waxing, shaving, epilation etc, then this is something to definitely consider.

It works professionally, is lightweight, easy-to-use, safe to use and cordless, plus there’s no need for replacement bulbs, gels etc so once you have paid for it, that’s it your investment into a fuzz-free life is made.

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