Whether legs, bikini line, upper lip or under arms, the pursuit of a hairless existence has a long history
It was the Ancient Egyptians who were the forerunners of going hair-free, using sweet beeswax and tweezers crafted from seashells to banish the bristle. From irritating depilatory creams in the fifties to the iconic bikini wax emerging in the sixties, there’s been a roster of weird and wonderful ways to control unwanted hair.
But the first truly effective method to land was with Philips’ ground-breaking IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Lumea. With ten years of extensive research behind it, this revolutionary beauty system perfectly balances light, speed and energy – unlike salon IPL and other systems that can be too harsh on follicles – to deliver hairless, beautiful skin in the comfort of your own home.
How does it beat age-old methods of banishing unsightly stubble? This covetable technology produces painless pulses of light that transform into heat, stimulating the hair to go into a ‘resting phase’ and preventing a new hair from growing. A few days later, the treated hair falls out naturally and after repeating the treatment every two weeks (for four or five sessions due to different hair growth rates), you’ll be left with a hairless face and body that’s summer-ready.