The Philips Lumea trial results.. did it work?

The Philips Lumea trial results.. did it work?

We’ve reached the end of my 8 week trial with the Philips Lumea IPL hair removal system, if you missed the previous posts you can find them here, and here.

Since I last blogged about the Lumea, about 4 weeks ago, I have only needed to use it once to make sure my legs are smooth and hair free. With each session taking about 20 minutes that’s a lot of time saved!


It’s so nice to have smooth legs during the winter months when I usually just become a bit of a yeti (I’m sure any beauty bloggers are recoiling in horror at that thought!). Like I said in my first post, as a mum of two I barely have time in the mornings for much of a beauty regime and when it comes to spending 10 minutes extra in the shower shaving my legs or 10 minutes extra in bed… my bed wins every time! If I’m more realistic it’s 10 minutes that get used up making packed lunches, or quickly doing the girls hair before rushing out of the door!

It helps that the Lumea is surprisingly super easy to use and now that I’m in the maintaining stage I’ll only have to use it once a month. It takes up very little time and  as I usually use it while watching TV in the evening when the girls are in bed, it doesn’t really use up any of my time.

The novelty of not having to worry about my legs or finding the time to shave or even just remembering to shave before a party or going swimming, still hasn’t worn off.



I know that this will be such a god send in the summer months especially.

So now that trial period is over let me answer the big questions..

Does it work?


Is it worth the money?


So in answer to the first big question, yes it did work for me and in fact it out did my initial expectations. As I’ve said previously my hair is blonde and it works best on darker hair so I was concerned with how well it would work on me.


You can check with this chart to see how well it would suit you

I need not have worried, it may have taken a couple more goes initially to lose the hair but now all the hair is gone. I’m definitely going to keep using it for maintenance and can’t see me going back to shaving any time soon!

The exact model I have is the Philips Lumea Precision Plus SC200611 IPL Hair Removal System and is currently available from Boots*. You get everything in that, there aren’t any other hidden extras. It comes with a charger so there isn’t even a need for batteries. As for whether it is worth the money isn’t something I can decide for every one, obviously we’re all on different budgets, but I will say if it’s a purchase you can afford and have been considering then I say go for it, you won’t regret it.

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*UPDATE – Please note that this specific model is no longer available at Boots, click on the following link for the current range – Lumea.

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  1. December 9, 2014 / 12:33 pm

    So glad to see that it works long term as well. The time saved even compared to epilating or waxing is great. I must start dropping hints to OH for Christmas.

  2. December 9, 2014 / 1:14 pm

    I read this post and thought ‘oh wow’ as I’m permanently in the ‘yeti during winter’ stage but then I saw the chart – being redhead and pale doesn’t work in my favour in this case does it?! Such a shame 🙁 x

  3. Elena
    August 31, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    Good afternoon, I just bought Philips Lumea 2009.. but it seems to take forever to switch on so I can do the test, how long does it normally take??
    thank you

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