Devices for body and facial hair removal at home are becoming a must have nowadays and there are plenty of such products available to choose from. Gone are the days when people would rush to salons for painful waxing, threading or for highly expensive laser treatments. Other alternatives were to use razor blades and shave, or use tweezers on the face.
The drawbacks were that, not only were these treatments time consuming and painful, but they were also very expensive. Moreover, after some time, the hair would grow back and the same thing had to be repeated again. Laser treatments are out of the budget range of most people, and require several months. Nowadays, life has become very busy and people look for cost effective and efficient ways of doing things. Convenience is very important, which brings us to the concept of DIY permanent hair reduction techniques; these remove unwanted hair at home using advanced IPL technology.
Remington iLIGHT Ultra Hair Removal System uses the IPL (intense pulse light) technology as a permanent hair reduction technique. IPL works by using light pulses to penetrate the dark pigment found in hair and in high quantity at the base of the hair follicle. This heats the hair follicle and damages the cells that cause the hair to grow, leading to the hair falling out after 1 – 2 weeks and inhibiting the ability of the hair to re-grow. It disrupts hair growth at the root for permanent hair reduction. While shaving cuts hair only at the surface and waxing is painful and time-consuming, the iLIGHT Ultra device works beneath the surface of the skin to heat hair follicles and end their cycle of growth. After just three painless treatments, users experienced up to 94% hair reduction and long-lasting, smooth results. IPL treatment targets the dark pigment of hair follicles, which is why the device is fitted with a skin tone sensor to check whether the user’s skin is for treatment. There are 5 energy levels which can be adjusted according to individual pain threshold. The skin test will enable you to determine the highest level you can use on an area with tolerable discomfort and no side effects.
Face and Body Treatment
Most hair reduction devices available in the market are either for the face or for the body. There are not many great machines which work on both but Remington iLight Ultra Face and Body works on both (on female facial hair only). This device is intended for the use on male and female body hair on underarms, bikini line, legs, arms, chest and stomach. It is also intended for use on female facial hair on the cheeks, sideburns, chin, neck, and above the lip. It should not be used near the eyes, eyelashes or eyebrows. In addition, it is not to be used anywhere on the male face, head or neck. It comes with two separate caps, one for the body and the other for the face. It also has a Skin Contact Sensor, which ensures that you have the device placed in full contact with the skin before it will allow the light to flash.
- Product Dimensions: 10 x 9.5 x 8.5 inches ; 4.1 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds
- Treatment Size: 3 sq cm for Body Cap
- Treatment Size: 2 sq cm for Facial Cap
- Number of Flashes per Blub: 65,000
- Device Color: Teal
- Lamp: Quartz
- Lint-Free Cloth
- Skin Contact Sensor
- Skin Tone Sensor
- Five energy levels
- Glide function – to cover large areas more quickly
- FDA Safe
- Permanent hair reduction
- Latest IPL technology
- Two-year warranty
- The contents of the box include: iLIGHT Ultra Face & Body Device, Light Cartridge (pre-installed) with 65,000 flashes, Body Cap (pre-installed), Facial Cap, Cleaning Cloth (lint free), Instruction Guide
Consumers’ Reviews and Conclusion
Remington is a well-known brand name and has a great variety of beauty products and almost all of Remington personal care products are amazing and reliable. The iLIGHT Ultra Face & Body Device is a must have beauty product for all those who are concerned about their physical appearance and self grooming.
It is one of the few devices available in the market which are catering to the face as well as the body, all in one. Finally, there is an answer to facial hair removal, without the fear of it growing back continuously. It works best with light to medium toned skin and may not give optimal results on darker skin tones due to the IPL technology. However, best results are given on lighter skin tones. This product is available on the internet for purchase.
It is a safe and secure product to use, as it is FDA certified. This is a very important feature and no hair removal device should be used if it is not cleared by FDA; or else, it can lead to serious side effects. It has skin tone sensor, to check whether the usage of this device is compatible with the user’s skin and is suitable for IPL treatments. The device will not work if the skin sensor detects that your skin tone is too dark, minimizing the risk of burns or irritation. There are five levels of intensity in the machine which lets you choose which level you can be comfortable with to be used on your skin. The higher the level, the better the result will be.
Most users were completely satisfied with the results of this device and were very happy with the features it offered. Many customers felt it was a bit on the expensive side, but Remington being a well-known beauty brand name, and given the two-in-one function of face as well as body hair removal it offered, they felt it was a great deal to buy.