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An innovation in home hair removal, the i-LIGHT is a light-based hair removal system that gives professional results at home, leaving you with amazingly smooth skin without having to leave the comfort of your own home.
The i-LIGHT is for you if you want…
Developed with a leading dermatologist, the i-LIGHT is fast, painless and highly effective. Using cutting-edge IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology--used in professional hair removal clinics--it safely removes hair for an ultra-silky smooth feeling that can last for up to 12 weeks. This truly unisex system offers the confidence of long-term hair reduction on legs, underarms, bikini lines, chests, backs, shoulders and arms--and all from the comfort of your own home.
As more and more beauty treatments become available outside of the salon, the i-LIGHT is revolutionising personal beauty and grooming. Now there’s no need for costly salon treatments as you can become your very own beauty therapist with this sophisticated system.
The i-LIGHT features a hand-held device which directs an extremely short, intense pulse of light into the skin. The light energy is absorbed by the coloured pigments (melanin) in the hair follicle below the skin's surface. The energy temporarily stuns the follicle, disabling the growth mechanism in the hair and suppressing hair growth for smooth and hair-free skin for up to three months.
The i-LIGHT is one of the fastest IPL systems available thanks to its unique multi-flash mode which allows for continuous movement. It can also target larger areas than laser hair removal, making the hair removal process much faster.
And there's no risk of exposure to harmful Ultraviolet light as the flash window boasts built-in UV protection.
The i-LIGHT is corded for constant power so there's no need to spend time charging it up, waiting for the process to complete and then the disappointment of it losing the charge mid-way through your grooming session. And manoeuvrability isn't compromised thanks to the i-LIGHT's extensive 1.8 metre (m) cord which affords plenty of flexibility--whichever part of the body you're tackling. Simply plug it in and get ready to groom.
Ready to use in the comfort of your own home, the i-LIGHT offers privacy when grooming. And while shavers are categorised by gender, this hair removal system is unisex giving both women and men the chance to use it. For women, it offers long-term hair reduction on legs, underarms and the bikini line, while guys can get fuzz-free on their chest, back and shoulders.
Step 1: Shave unwanted hair.
Step 2: Switch on the unit, then select your chosen intensity level and flash-mode. There are five intensity levels which deliver different levels of energy, starting low and increasing to high. Higher power levels are more effective at disabling hair follicles, but may also be more uncomfortable as more energy is being delivered to the skin. Just as higher settings on a blow dryer dries hair faster than lower settings, it may also be uncomfortably hot for one person’s scalp. Start at the lowest Power Level setting on the i-LIGHT and only proceed to higher settings after testing for comfort. There are two flash modes available. Opt for single flash for spot treatments or go for multi-flash for larger areas.
Place the hand-held device onto dry, clean skin and wait for it to flash. Press firmly onto the skin for full contact--anything less and the flash might not be activated. After each flash, move the device onto the next area to be treated and continue until you've covered the entire area.
Once treated, hair will begin to fall out after 7 to 14 days as during this period the hair follicles are entering a dormant state. The follicles will not produce new hair for up to 12 weeks leaving your skin silky smooth. After this time, hair will start to re-grow, but lighter, finer and less dense than before. Repeat the process as desired.
Studies have shown significant hair reduction after only a single treatment; however optimal results are obtained through repeated use. First-time users are recommended to re-treat areas every two to three weeks for three treatments until desired results are achieved. Though as an important side note, these are only approximations as results may vary between individuals.
It is essential to shave the area prior to using the i-LIGHT as longer hair can disrupt and compromise the success of the process. With shaven hair, the i-LIGHT can better distinguish between the hair and the skin, identifying the hair and focusing on the colour contrast between the hair and the skin.
Q: Is i-LIGHT the same as laser hair removal and is there any discomfort when using it?
A: No, i-LIGHT removes hair using Intense Pulsed Light technology to suppress hair’s growth and as such is more comfortable than laser or waxing, plus you don’t experience any of the skin irritations associated with these other methods.
Q: How quickly will I see results?
A: Clinical tests* have found the i-LIGHT is 89 per cent effective after just a single treatment.
Q: Can you use i-LIGHT on any part of the body?
A: Yes, on all areas of unwanted hair apart from the neck and face.
Q: How long does it take?
A: Different parts of the body have different treatment times and all times are average approximations that vary between individuals. As a rough guide, one full leg takes 15 minutes, one underarm area takes 1.5 minutes and it's also 1.5 minutes per side of the bikini line.
Q: Can i-LIGHT be used on any hair colour?
A: The i-LIGHT is effective on all hair types but less so on grey, white, red and light blonde hair. These hair colours contain less melanin than darker shades and so do not absorb as much of the light energy emitted making the process less efficient and successful.
Q: Can i-LIGHT be used on any skin type?
A: The i-LIGHT is effective on skin types equivalent to the Fitzpatrick scale 1 to 4. It will be less effective on type 5 as darker skin absorbs energy from the light meaning the hair follicle is unable to absorb enough of the energy.
i-LIGHT should not be used on skin type 6 as almost all of the light energy will be absorbed by the skin rather than the hair and this may cause irritation and discomfort. If unsure as to whether your skin type is suited to the i-LIGHT, refer to the Fitzpatrick scale diagram.
*(Gongos Study, October 2008, 1000 consumers)
All bulbs degrade over time but the i-LIGHT maintains consistent results as the bulbs are replaceable. The unit keeps track of the bulb's life, so there's no need for you to log its usage, and the bulb life indicator LED will alert you that the bulb is coming to the end of its life.
The i-LIGHT bulb lasts for 1,500 flashes--enough to treat the whole body once and almost twice--and can be easily removed and replaced with another. This means no drop-off in quality and also that more than one person can use the device--simply each buy a bulb and insert it when you need to.
The i-LIGHT comes with a DVD, cleaning cloth and a two year guarantee.
Remington has been helping the world get ready for over 70 years. Experts in innovation, they are at the very cutting-edge of technology and work with top salon professionals from all over the world to produce electrical hair styling products that really work, care for your hair and deliver superior results every single time. Remington’s products will have you looking and feeling so good that you’re ready for anything--it’s that all important last look in the mirror before you step out into the world. Okay world, here I come.
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