Thursday, 5 September 2013

Smoothskin by iPulse

Smoothskin by iPulse Device | www.latenightnonsense.com

When I first started this blog, I didn't think I'd ever be harping on about hair removal, but here I am, several months in and I'm here talking to you about the Smoothskin by iPulse*. I hate shaving, I hate waxing, I hate epilating, I hate all forms of hair removal. It's all so tedious, you spend hours of your life staring at your legs/bikini line/armpits/INSERT BODY PART HERE making sure every last hair is gone, only to step out in your new dress and notice you missed a spot.

The Smoothskin by iPulse is an IPL treatment device. It's basically Intense Pulsed Light that targets melanin in dark hair, disabling the hair follicle and it proceeds to drop out. Typical treatment lasts 6 - 12 treatments for best results and I've used mine twice so far. The nice thing about this handy device is being able to use it while you're at home, there's no awkwardness about getting someone else to help you wax or being in the bath shaving, meaning you miss this weeks episode of Breaking Bad.

Smoothskin by iPulse Handset | www.latenightnonsense.com Smoothskin by iPulse Logo | www.latenightnonsense.com

Use is easy as it comes with a skin tone sensor that judges whether your skin is the correct tone to treat and adjust the power setting accordingly. After reading the instructions, this seemed like the best option and set about placing the tone sensor on the area I was to treat (don't forget to do a patch test first). There are 5 levels of light intensity and I was coming up at level II which is second from strongest, which made me slightly nervous but I knew it was what was going to get rid of as much hair as possible. You need to make sure you shave the area before use, then you apply some activator gel to area you wish to treat, press the head to the skin (making sure both contact pads are in contact with the area you wish to treat) and press the button. Don't look directly at the light, at this point you need to look away.

Smoothskin by iPulse Activator Gel | www.latenightnonsense.com

I really like this device, the initial outlay is fairly steep but when you think of the overall saving cost of over a lifetime of hair removal, as the average woman spends £3,618 and this device nips in at £399.99. I didn't experience any pain, just a slight warmth but I had heard this can sting a little if you don't apply a good amount of the applicator gel. I think to repurchase the gel it's around £3 a bottle, and this is the only thing I have a niggle with as most of IPL devices don't require the use of another product to go to work. Overall though, I prefer this less invasive method of hair removal, especially as I am forever nicking myself with razors. I have two awful scars on either leg that look like they are mirror images of one another, so avoiding more of the same is going to be heaven.

At 100,000 flashes, the Smoothskin by iPulse is said to last a lifetime with regular use, which is impressive and with the slow regrowth (or lack of) I'm noticing, I will definitely continue to use it. A real bonus is that it can be used on the face, but I'm still working my way up to that. In the meantime, I will continue to use it while on the sofa, with a cup of tea, working it into my routine. 40 minutes with Ross discussing Cheers reruns should do the trick!

Have you tried an at home hair removal device and if not, would you be willing to try one?

22 comments:

  1. I have been so tempted to buy something like this recently as I am so lazy when it comes to hair removal! Ha! Thanks for sharing!


    BritishBeautyAddict

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    1. No problems Emily, it's worth looking into for sure. You still have to shave and but less and less often I find.

      xo

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  2. This sounds really good! I would be a bit scared to use it though haha! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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    1. I was the first time. I actually had my heart in my mouth and was worried it was going to hurt. Haha!

      xo

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  3. I seriously want to try this! I wonder if it is available in America? In fact, I NEED this product. I hate shaving so much, and shaving is annoying especially certain areas that um should NOT have to be shaved. I have been considering laser hair removal, but I an afraid they might damaged my skin or it would be awkward to do it... This sounds like a fab device!
    xxxx
    ohhval.blogspot.com

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    1. Have a look into whether they will ship out there, or I know there are a few other brands that make at home IPL devices. This is the strongest on the market as far as I'm aware.

      xo

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  4. wow so coool!!!!

    I'm so glad I found your blog I LOVE IT!!! I'm your newest follower on bloglovin would love it if you could check out my page!!

    Also please could you comment on my blog and let me know which camera you use please? I love your photos

    www.fashion-form.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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    1. Ahw, thanks Natalie! Will check yours out now. :)

      I use a Sony NEX-5R but will comment letting you know on your blog.

      xo

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  5. I've always fancied trying something like this but I've always been scared that it'd hurt, haha! How long do the results last for after the 6-12 treatments? :)

    Sarah.x

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    1. It's supposed to see some permanent hair removal, and then vastly reduced regrowth. As long as I spend less time shaving, I'm taking it all as a bonus!

      xo

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  6. I don't know if I'd consider trying one of these. It just sounds like a hassle and very time consuming. I'd much prefer laser hair removal even if it hurts a little.

    Zoe
    The Caribbean Flower

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    1. I've not tried laser hair removal, but it's something that's next on my list. Would love to get rid of my underarm hair for good!

      xo

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  7. These products scare me and tempt me at the same time... the thought of never shaving again is definitely appealing!

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    1. Haha, I felt the same! My heart was racing when I did the first flash. It didn't hurt though, slightly warm and that was it. :)

      xo

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  8. Well I epliate and sometimes wax...I'm kinky I like the feeling lmao. I've had laser hair removal on my underarms *hairy beast* but I know things like this aren't good for people of colour some of the brands warn you not to use them. Xo

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    1. They do indeed Laa, I think it starts getting dodgy on olive skinned men and women. Even if I have a tan I know I probably wouldn't touch this, just to be safe.

      xo

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  9. I get professional laser hair removal treatment every 5-6 weeks, so I love the idea that they've created this product that you can do the same thing from the comfort and convenience of your own home. Plus I'd say the price is really reasonable in comparison to having it professionally done all the time!

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    1. How much do you pay for your treatment Katrina?

      xo

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  10. I have never tried one - it kind of scares me. BUt i do hate shaving so maybe this is a good option.

    xx Alecia with www.likesof.us

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    1. Always worth having all the options you can afford, I say. :)

      xo

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  11. Is the regrowth as slow as waxing and such? I know you said it was slow already, but I was wondering how its rate compared with the other methods you said you've tried.

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    1. Yes, as it sheds the hair from the follicle much like pulling it from the follicle does when waxing. I guess it's on a par. The only issue here is that, unlike waxing, you don't get all the hairs falling out at once.

      xo

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