Unhappy Smooth Skin customer
My first Smooth Skin Bare worked great for the first 3 years, after which it stopped zapping. I eventually took it into a Shaver Shop and was told the sensor probably had gone however they were unaware of any authorised repairers and I would need to contact Smooth Skin direct. Which I did, and was told to take it back to where I bought it, The Shaver Shop. So with no luck, finding help to get it repaired I bought a new Smooth Skin Bare Plus. On it’s second use, the device stopped working with red lights flashing. The only way to get it working ...again was to unplug it from the power source and start again however it only lasted a couple of minutes before stopping again. I left it a few more minutes before turning on however same problem continued. As I had no issues with my first Smooth Skin Bare, I knew something was wrong and returned to the Shaver Shop with it. I had to demonstrate In store to the store assistant that it was not working properly and within 10 minutes it had stopped working. So it got replaced with a new Smooth Skin Bare Plus. Got it home....same thing happened! But this time it only lasted 4.22 minutes before it stopped working with red lights flashing. And it continued not working. Again I returned to the Shaver Shop. Was made to feel I was the problem and not the machine as no one else had returned their Smooth Skin Bare Plus’s. I received a full refund from the store. There is something wrong with the new model Smooth Skin Bare Plus and I do not recommend.
Purchased for $399.00.
Has worked very well
I am very hairy, with dark hair & pale skin.
I've been using this device for 3mths. My bikini line and belly has all but stopped growing & approximately 60% of the hair on my legs has stopped.
My underarms are a little tougher, with only about a 20% reduction.
My moustache and chin are also a little more stubborn, but there is a difference.
I would definitely recommend, but, you need to be realistic what results a home lpl will provide.
I will likely finish everything off with professional laser after 6mths.
No results seen after using it IAW the instructions. Rubbish customer service in the UK. Rubbish customer service from the shavershop. I purchased the product and came with a 90 day money back back trial. I’m still waiting to see that money.
Don’t waste your money, pay the professionals for actual results
Purchased in January 2019 for $299.00.
I think it works
Initially I ordered Babyliss Homelight Connected IPL Long Term Hair Removal System for $99 from the Shavershop during Black Friday sale, but as it wasn't available due to overselling, eventually I was offered this device for the same price.
The device is very easy to use and nice to handle. I used it only 3 times so it is a bit early to say if it is efficient or not, but I definitely noticed the reduction of hair growth density.
The packaging, or storage box, is not very convenient. I also don't like the length of the power cord leading to power adapter, it's too short.
Started to work well then stopped
I have been using this every week for over 6 months. After the first 6 weeks I noticed a big change in my hair growth; however the hair growth has gradually increased and although softer and lighter, there is definitely more of it. I think the light is just not strong enough as I've had professional laser treatment in the past that worked well. I have very fair skin and dark hair, so if it was going to work on anyone it should've worked on me. So disappointed after all the time, effort and money.
Doesn't work on light coloured hair
It's doesn't say so on the outside of the box that it's not suitable for blond hair, you have to buy it & then find out. Then when I tried to return they said it was too early to return (less than 70days), then I called a day outside the 90 days and it was too late to return. What a joke $400 down the drain
My expectations were too high
Bought this after lots of researchers online and thought I would be saving money as my husband could use it as well. Used once a week as recommended and after the amount of weeks needed for the treatment I had much less hair and that felt good. But then once I've stopped using it, as the treatment was finished, the hair was back again. Disappointed and I'm now considering paying someone for the laser hair removal.
So far, so good
I have been using this baby for about 3 months now, on a weekly basis and I have found that, although the hair is still growing back, but over a longer period in and patches and very fine. I did have to buy LPI goggles as the light hurt my eyes but overall i think it is the best purchase i have made to date
LOVE IT! Fantastic results after only a month, but it isn't for everyone
I went into the Shaver Shop for their post-Christmas sales to pick up a heavily-reduced Remington but ended up checking the newly-released Smoothskin Bare instead for $399. Firstly, you need to know that home IPL only works if you have dark hair and skin that isn't too dark. The fairer your skin, the better it will work. In a non-scientific nutshell, the light that is pulsed is within a range of wavelengths that targets dark pigment. So, it will not work on blonde, grey or red hair. The light can also target dark pigment of the skin so you need...to use lower power if you have darker skin, or if you are tanned, or you can end up with skin damage. You can't use fake tan either. The Smoothskin Bare doesn't have power settings like other IPL devices. I actually see this as a bonus. It operates at a fixed lower power and basically will be safe on most skin types (except very dark). I have very pale skin and black hair so I could buy and use a higher-power machine, but I feel safe with the lower power. It will eventually have the same effect, but will take a few more treatments over a longer period of time and that's fine by me. Apparently the machine does detect skin tone and won't fire if your skin isn't suitable. Unlike other machines, it is incredibly simple. It is shaped like an electric shaver / epilator and easy to hold. It has a long extension cord. I LOVE that it isn't cordless. With the length of the cord you can use it anywhere (on your bed, in the bathroom) and you don't need to worry about running out of power. It has unlimited flashes on the bulb unlike some units where you need to replace the cartridge (and this can be expensive).The unit only has one button. The light changes colour to let you know it's good to go and you just press the button. You can use the unit two ways - if you press and hold the button you can glide the machine and it will keep flashing (great for large areas like legs). You can also press and release the button which is great for "stamping". That is, position the unit, press the button, move the unit, press the button. Great for areas such as face, underarms and bikini line. Because the machine is a little lower in power it recharges quickly and can flash just about continuously. This means it is FAST to cover all areas. They say it takes 10 mins to do legs, bikini line and under arms which is about right. Probably takes me around 15 mins but I do take it slow. It is a little tricky to know if you've missed a spot, or if you've doubled-up (same as with any IPL machine). You need shave the hair for this to work. If you don't, the unit will burn hair above the skin (which will smell terrible) and not burn down to the hair root. You have to wait at least a month after waxing to start. You can't use any other method of hair removal other than shaving during the treatment (but you can shave as often as you like between sessions which means you don't need to let the hair grow). The treatment is as follows: -Shave the area and make sure it is dry -Press the unit to the skin
Questions & Answers
Hi, I've been using it for 4 mths, especially around chin but have no results yet.
Is it a matter of persisting? Will it work better if I zap every day?
i'm 16 i have fair hair and tanned skin, but my bikini line is dark and course every time i shave or wax i end up with red bumps that don't go away i always cleanse and let nothing irritate area will laser treatment help?
You need to shave before using the unit so you might get red bumps from that, but because the hair removal with IPL is permanent you won't get any irritation and bumps as you progress with the treatments because the hair is totally gone and can't be trapped and become infected. You won't see any black dots of hair at the surface of the skin either, just lovely smooth skin! I found the treatments to be painless
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