Stay Party Ready – IPL Hair Removal

2017 Favourites Smooth Skin IPL Laser

It is the party season at the moment with Christmas round the corner and New Year Celebrations afoot, what better time to embark on a hair-free solution!

I have always wanted to try an IPL hair removal system ever since I heard they were on the market. Let’s face it, who wants hair on their body!

When I heard that Smooth Skin’s IPL system was one of the best, I was excited to try it.

IPL at home is a cost effective way to tackle hair growth. It is also more private, as it can be done in the comfort of your home.

Before the IPL treatment is used, it is vital to remove the hair using shaving as this will ensure that the hair is not pulled and the hair follicle is cut. This will allow the light to kill the hair. For a lady who is used to waxing, it was really hard to decide what shavers to use and cope with the itchiness of re-growth (don’t worry, this is only an issue in the beginning).

Once the skin is shaved, with no hair. If there is little hairs then you may smell some burning, as the hairs will burn, but this is nothing to worry about, however, this is why it is necessary that the area that is to be treated is hair-free and smooth.

The Smooth Skin Gold uses heat to blast flashes of light onto the skin. The device needs to be placed flat on the skin and when the bars are shown as white then it is ready to use and flash. This is the detect and set feature which detects if your skin tone is suitable (will show red if the skin isn’t suitable or if it is not going to laser properly) and if it shows white power bars either side of the treatment window, then your good to go!

Smooth Skin IPL Laser
Wrong, when the light is red. It won’t work.
Smooth Skin IPL Laser

Right, when the lights are white, it is ready to use.

There are two methods depending on the area you are tackling. For example, a bigger area like your legs you would use the glide mode, where you would use the light on an area at a time.

There is also a stamp method for the arm area or a smaller area.

There is also a gentle mode (a feather button) which is for the more sensitive of us. I used this the first time I used the device and you can’t feel much. It is a sure good way to start off the treatment.

Smooth Skin recommend using the IPL treatment once a week for 12 weeks and then once a month. I have used it 4 times so far, have seen a big difference and my skin is feeling a lot smoother for longer.

I would definitely recommend it, especially for party season and it is definitely better as you don’t have to worry about hair on special occasions or on a holiday. It really takes away the hassle of hair and the party season.

The Smooth Skin Gold retails at £299, but at the moment it is on offer from £249 on their site – get it here!

Would you try it?

Smooth Skin IPL Laser



  1. December 19, 2017 / 8:07 am

    That looks great! Hope it lasts and you have the best results!

  2. December 19, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    I’d love to try this – especially on my top lips which is a continual battle – but the idea of shaving my top lip is terrifying!

    C x

  3. December 19, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    WOW.. Now this is something I know my wife would really love for Christmas. I know she has been looking for something just like this for some time.

    Thanks for Sharing.

    John M

  4. December 19, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    Oh this sounds fab! I’ve heard a lot about this through friends who use it, I need to look into it in the new year!

  5. December 19, 2017 / 10:40 pm

    I would honestly love to try this – I have PCOS and it would be so helpful!

  6. December 19, 2017 / 11:42 pm

    This looks great and even though it’s not something I would have considered using before, I think I would now!

  7. December 20, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    I have always wondered about using something like this, I absolutely hate shaving so anything that means my hairs stays gone for longer is a must!

    • Profile photo of afshanesque December 21, 2017 / 11:11 pm

      It is a must-try. Yes, hair-free means peace of mind and less hassle.

  8. December 20, 2017 / 2:29 pm

    I don’t think I would try this as I don’t really like the sound of burning away hair but the results seem very good and would save money in the long run x

    • Profile photo of afshanesque December 21, 2017 / 11:10 pm

      Don’t worry, the burning of the hairs is because I didn’t shave it accurately and thats all. It is less painful, if done correctly.

  9. December 20, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    I have really been considering treating myself to one of these. Thanks for such a detailed review i’ll look out for this one x

    • Profile photo of afshanesque December 21, 2017 / 11:07 pm

      Thank you so much for liking my review.

  10. December 20, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    I would definitely love to try this! I’ve seen IPL in salons but an at home version is absolutely worth a look 🙂

    • Profile photo of afshanesque December 21, 2017 / 11:05 pm

      This device uses IPL lights and not laser, as salons. This is effective, but without the salon prices.

  11. December 20, 2017 / 11:05 pm

    I’d love one of these, it would be a dream come true not to have to shave my legs every day!

  12. December 21, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    I am having IPL done on my face and it is a bizarre sensation. Its not something I considered could be doe from home

    • Profile photo of afshanesque December 21, 2017 / 11:01 pm

      It can be, but need a bit of help with the bits at the back. I rope my hubby in. LOL

  13. December 21, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    My mummy has always been intrigued about these. She should really take the leap and try one of these out x

    • Profile photo of afshanesque December 21, 2017 / 10:55 pm

      Do try it, you won’t be disappointed.

  14. Anosa
    December 21, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    The price doesn’t seem too bad and if it offers smooth skin. I am all for it! I’ll have to research more about this brand and product

    • Profile photo of afshanesque December 21, 2017 / 10:52 pm

      This brand is really good. I have only used it a few times and I can see a big difference.

  15. December 24, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    Quite a cool idea if you tend to remove hair a lot through waxing etc. Good price too!

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