Philips Lumea Precision Plus IPL hair removal system SC2003/11 For use on body, face 15 minutes to treat lower legs Lifetime >100,000 light pulses Cordless design is rated
4.2 out of
Rated 5 out of
Easy to use and effective productI’ll admit to being apprehensive to begin with but, over the last 8 weeks, it has completely won me over. The results are obvious, with marked changes in the amount and “strength” of re-growth I’m getting. I still haven’t got into using it on my bikini line (that’s just me and not the Lumea), but my legs and under arms are having to be done much less frequently and are remaining clear for longer. The charge lasts really well and when used at the right angle it’s taking me under 20 mins to do everything so it’s much easier than going all the way to your local salon and back!
A big issue for ladies can be hair sprouting where, frankly, it has no right to be and even here I’m finding a big improvement. The Lumea is able to do your face safely and easily. I’ve been using it on my chin and upper lip and I love the results. Those annoying and bristly hairs are staying away for longer and the re-growth I am getting is much smaller and less noticeable than before. I find that rather than panicking about what I might have missed I can run out of the door in the mornings without worrying. Definitely a bonus!
It really is so great that I would honestly recommend anyone unsure about it to take the plunge and give it a go. The Lumea Precision Plus might look like a big investment, but it’s a simple and effort-free time saver that gives long lasting results, which improve over time. What’s not to like?
Date published: 2013-09-30
Rated 5 out of
Buy it!I'm very dark haired with quite a bit of facial hair I have been plucking away every morning for years. This system works! I know it costs a lot of money but the results I have, 3 months after purchase, is worth every penny. My face is so much clearer as I'm not constantly picking at the hairs growing through and it's given me confidence to not have to try and shield my face when sitting up close to people or ensuring that my face is covered in thick make up to try and hide my problem. The benefit that it also works on my legs is great too! Now I only get a little bit if growth but that's just generally where I've not followed the logical way of marking out the area to do and just kind if point and shoot! Buy this product, you really won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2013-01-02
Rated 4 out of
Beats all alternativesAfter three treatments my legs are nearly completely hair free and armpits and bikini area are patchy but getting there.
You need to think of this product as just another method of hair removal ie. you will need to keep using it and results aren't permanent. BUT you get absolutely no regrowth in between treatments, so no stubble or ingrown hairs, and hopefully you won't need to use it as often as you waxed etc.
I'm afraid I can't comment on how often you need to use it in the long term, because I'm still in the initial stages. When you first get the Lumea, you reach the joyous NO HAIR stage by using the Lumea 5 times, once every two weeks. In between the treatments you shave any hair that grows.
In theory, after those 5 intro treatments, you don't have any more hair to shave and you just top up the treatment every one or two months to make sure you never see another hair on your body.
I have just this second finished treatment number 4, and I have been using it for underarms, legs and a brazillian landing strip style bikini.
Treating the armpits and the bikini area is a doddle and takes just a few minutes. Doing the legs feels pretty tedious. I would have given up on the legs after the first treatment had it not turned out to be the most successful treatment area.
It does seem to work most effectively on the finer hairs of the legs, which for me are now almost completely hair free. The thing to remember is that you shave, then you zap, and the hair regrows and sheds later on. So you can't see the effects of your latest treatment for a week or two.
Regards the bikini area- it's looking nicely patchy and there's only a few hairs on the 'front area', but the 'undercarriage' area does seem to be a bit more stubborn. Having said that, I do find it a little sensitive and feel a bit weird about zapping my lady parts so tend to lower the setting to 3 (5 everywhere else). Also the skin tends to be a bit more pigmented down there too.
(If you are planning to go brazilian/hollywood style, remember to be fairly conservative- no inner labia/a nus moments as per Lumea instructions which advise sticking clear of mucus membranes.)
It's not painful but you can feel a zap sometimes, particularly I find in the bikini area.
All in all, after having seen the results of just three treatments, I really do think this is me sorted for life. I never could reconcile the cost of waxing with the effect wearing off after two days and then having to deal with horrible bikini regrowth.
I also like the fact that any regrowth is greatly reduced, but that in the long term all the hair would probably grow back if you wanted it to. Not sure I'm ready for permanent lady baldness.
Date published: 2013-01-06
Rated 5 out of
Amazing product! This has made me more confident about myself. It is a god send!Amazing. I cannot rate this product enough. I am asian and have dark thick body hair. sorry correction....did have dark thick body hair - not anymore thanks to this product. My face had so many hairs that I used to have to pluck on my chin and cheek and my top lip always looked dark. Now I have nothing like that on my face and no longer have to spend 20 mins every morning plucking/shaving or worrying about people noticing any facial hair!! I even wear red lipstick now something I did not do before because of my facial hair!
Do not hesitate to buy this product. It is a god send to us women!
Date published: 2013-02-11
Rated 1 out of
does not work!As previous review - this product does not work and I have tried for over 9 months now - a very expensive mistake!
Date published: 2013-11-11
Rated 4 out of
It really works!After following the instructions and doing this 3 times i've already seen results. It also only takes 15-20 minutes for each leg so it's easy to do while watching TV and the time goes by fast. I'd recommend this product to anyone looking to get rid of unwanted hair.
Date published: 2012-12-20
Rated 4 out of
Works Really Well!I bought my IPL over a year ago, used it as instructed and it works well.
I am dark blonde with fairish skin but i do eventually tan. I have very hairy legs and underarms with around 3 hairs per follicle. I must admit i was not expecting any results with an IPL System but was pleasantly surprised!
I do have to use it every two weeks on my underarms or they start to grow back but my bikini line and legs are once a month. I also use to get really bad ingrowing hairs around my bikini line but that is now a thing of the past.
IPL is completely painless compared to waxing and epilating, which have been my previous hair removal methods in the past.
My friend is also paying a small fortune by going to a beauty saloon to have the same treatment done professionally, over the year we have been comparing results between us and there has hardly been any difference in hair growth, just that hers has now cost her more.
My only tiny moan is the rechargeable battery, it does not seem to last that long, then my IPL would not charge after a year (maybe by battery was not good from the start), but Phillips where amazing and totally honored their two year guarantee and changed it immediately, due to their great customer care i will probably only buy Phillips products from now on! Thank you Phillips and do not just think about it give one a try!!!
Date published: 2014-04-04
Rated 1 out of
Do not buy - broke after 3 usesI bought this for several hundred pounds. It stopped charging after only 3 uses and became worthless. DO NOT BUY
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