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Philips Lumea Compact SC1981/00 IPL Hair Removal System

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  • Around 88,000 UK women staying hair-free with Lumea
  • Effective: Up to 75 per cent reduction in hair regrowth in just eight weeks
  • Fast: Slide and flash mode for efficient treatment of large areas such as legs
  • Convenient: Salon IPL technology for home use - corded, no lamps, gels or accessories needed
  • Versatile: For face, legs, arms, bikini area and underarms; five settings - for almost all skin tones and hair colours

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Philips Lumea Compact SC1981/00 IPL Hair Removal System For Face and Body

Enjoy The Freedom of Hair Free Skin Every Day

Enjoy smooth skin with lasting effects

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Lumea compact is the smallest, lightest model in the Lumea range. It's ideal for long lasting hair removal for bikini line, underarms and legs and is safe enough for use on the face too. It has two modes of action, Step and Flash mode for curvy areas or Slide and Flash mode for continuous treatment over larger areas. Lumea offers a lasting solution to hair removal, so you don't need to shave every day or have expensive trips to the salon for a wax. Lumea compact has five intensity levels, so you can tailor your treatment to suit your skin and hair colour and a built in skin colour sensor. It's corded so it's always ready to use. With the backing of 12 years' experience in IPL technology, you can trust Philips Lumea to give you smooth hair free skin with lasting results.


Application areas and treatment time.

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Fast Results

Philips clinical studies have shown significant hair reduction in as little as two fortnightly treatments, with optimal hair-free results achieved after four to five fortnightly treatments**. To maintain these results, simply repeat treatment every four to six weeks. Time between treatments may vary based on your individual hair regrowth.

Application Areas and Treatment Tme

Use with confidence to remove hair on all face and body including chin, sideboards, upper lip, legs, underarm, bikini area, stomach and arms.

  • Underarms: 1.5 min per side
  • Bikini line: 1.5 min per side
  • One lower leg: 11 min
  • Facial area: 2.5 min


IPL Technology

Philips Lumea uses a light-based technology called IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), derived from the technology used in professional beauty salons. Philips has adapted this technology for safe and effective use in the comfort of your own home. Philips worked closely with skin care experts to develop this technology, carrying out extensive consumer research on IPL technology with over 2000 women.

Step and Flash Mode

Step and Flash mode guarantees precise treatment of contoured areas e.g. the knees or ankles and helps with detailed treatment. Press Flash then release, move Lumea to next area and repeat. Make sure that the skin contact surface is fully pressed onto the skin.

Slide and Flash Mode

Slide and Flash mode is especially convenient for treating larger areas like the legs. Keep the flash button pressed. The appliance releases one flash after another as long as the skin contact surface is in full contact with the skin. After each flash, slide the appliance to the next area, with smooth even pressure.

Five Light Energy Settings

Philips Lumea has five adjustable light energy settings to ensure gentle but effective treatment. Used correctly, Philips Lumea's IPL treatment is safe to use even on sensitive skin and body areas.

Skin Colour Sensor

The skin colour sensor measure the treated skin complexion at the beginning of each session and occasionally during the session. If it detects a skin tone that is too dark for Lumea compact, it will automatically stop emitting pulses.

Corded Convenience

Lumea's corded design is ideal for treating the areas you want, when you want. Philips Lumea is a complete solution that comes ready to work right out of the box. More importantly, it does not require any replacement lamps or gels.

How Does Philips Lumea Prevent Hair Growth?


Five steps to lasting smoothness.

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Determine which light intensities are most suitable for your skin and body hair colour.

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Gentle pulses of light are applied directly to the hair. The melanin in the hair and hair root absorbs the light pulses. This process results in the follicle going into a resting phase. The hair sheds naturally and regrowth is inhibited. A simple and gentle treatment once every two to four weeks will prevent hair roots from becoming active again and prevent new hair from growing back.

Five Steps To Lasting Smoothness

1. Pre-shave the treatment area to ensure the light energy is channeled in the most efficient way to the follicle. This is only required for the first few treatments.
2. Consult the skin and hair type matrix and select the light intensity suitable for your skin tone and body hair colour.
3. Apply gentle pulses of light to the hair. The light produces heat in the hair, which is transferred to the hair follicle. This stimulates the hair follicle to go into a resting phase.
4. As a consequence, the hair sheds naturally and hair regrowth is inhibited.
5. To prevent hairs from growing back, the treatment must be repeated every two weeks (or every month for legs) which will progressively reduce hair regrowth to a minimum.

Is Lumea Right For Me?

Philips Lumea works effectively on naturally dark blonde, brown and black hairs. As with other light-based treatments, Philips Lumea is not effective on red, light-blonde or white/grey hair. Philips Lumea is also not suitable for very dark skin. Please consult the comparison table to determine which light intensities are most suitable for your skin and body hair colour and to check if this method is suitable for you at all (if it is not, this is indicated with an x ).

Which Philips Lumea Is Right For Me?

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Application Areas
Face - -
Flashes 100,000 100,000 100,000 140,000
Application mode
Step and Flash: For individual placement treatment and for curvy areas
Slide and Flash: For smooth, speedy application
Cordless - -
Recharge time n/a n/a 100 mins 100 mins
Running time n/a n/a 370 flashes 370 flashes
Application window 2.7 cm window 4 cm window 4 cm window 4 cm body + 2 cm facial attachment
Settings 5 5 5 5
Speed of each treatment
Face 2.5 minutes n/a n/a 1 minute
One underarm 1.5 minute 1 minute 1 minute 1 minute
Entire bikini area 5 minutes 4 minutes 4 minutes 4 minutes
One lower leg 11 minutes 8 minutes 8 minutes 8 minutes
One full leg 20 minutes 15 minutes 15 minutes 15 minutes

*Based on sales data less returns since launch till 2nd October 2014
**Based on Philips Facebook survey results of 200 consumers asked average cost of salon waxing Feb 2014
***Simply repeat treatment as necessary to prevent re-growth.

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Brand new in manufacturer's original package. Comes with an EU 2-pin power plug. A permanent, screwed-in UK 3-pin plug adapter from www.powerconnections.co.uk is included.

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Customer Reviews 3.5 out of 5 stars 70 customer reviews
Best Sellers Rank 119,998 in Health & Personal Care (See top 100)
Shipping Weight640 g
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Date First Available10 Aug. 2014
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