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Philips Lumea SC2001/00 IPL Hair Removal

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  • Around 80% of women prefers Lumea to their conventional hair removal method, because it is fast, effective and convenient
  • Fast: 3 cm sq application window for effective treatment of large areas. Treatment of both lower legs takes just 30 minutes
  • Effective: up to 80% reduction in hair regrowth in just eight weeks then simply repeat treatment as necessary to prevent re-growth
  • Convenient: salon technology for use at home at a time to suit you. Rechargeable, ready to use, no gels or accessories needed
  • Versatile: suitable for legs, arms, bikini area and underarms. Five light energy settings - suitable for most skin tones and hair colours

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Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Enjoy smooth skin with lasting effects. If you are looking for a safe, fast method to prevent hair regrowth, Philips Lumea is ideal. Using Intense Pulsed Light technology (IPL), Lumea can be effectively used on legs, arms, bikini area and underarms for smooth hair free results, painlessly. Lumea has a charging light, low battery level indicator and ready-to-flash indicator light to confirm correct positioning on the skin. With the backing of 50 years of hair removal research, you can trust Philips Lumea to give you the ultimate result.

IPL logo
IPL technology

Philips Lumea uses an innovative 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 leading dermatologists to develop this breakthrough hair removal system, together with consumer research involving 2000 women for over 10 years.

Philips Lumea can be used on the arms
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

Use with confidence to remove hair on all body parts including legs, underarm, bikini area, stomach and arms.

Philips Lumea used on legs
Safe

Lumea is equipped with an integrated UV filter to protect your skin from UV light. The unit incorporates a safety ring system to prevent unintentional flashing.

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 and gentle to use even on sensitive skin and sensitive body areas.

Philips Lumea can be used on bikini line
Cordless convenience with no replacement parts needed

Lumea’s unique cordless design is perfect 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?

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 everlasting smoothness:
    Pre-shave treatment area
  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. select the light intensity suitable for your skin tone and body hair colour
  3. Consult the skin and hair type matrix and select the light intensity suitable for your skin tone and body hair colour.
  4. Apply gentle pulses of light to the hair
  5. 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.
  6. Hair sheds naturally and hair regrowth is inhibited
  7. As a consequence, the hair sheds naturally and hair regrowth is inhibited.
  8. Treatment must be repeated every two weeks
  9. 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.
Suitable hair and skin types chart
Suitable hair and skin types chart view larger
Is Lumea right for me?

Philips Lumea works effectively on (naturally) dark-blonde, brown and black hair. It is not suitable for (naturally) red, grey and light blonde hair or for very dark skin types (skin type VI). Please consult the chart 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 ).

Unfortunately, Philips Lumea is not designed for everyone. If any of the following is true for you, then this appliance is not suitable for you to use.

  • If your natural hair colour in the treatment areas is light blonde, white, grey or red.
  • If you are of skin type VI (you rarely or never get sunburnt and you tan very darkly). In this case you run a high risk of developing skin reactions such as strong redness, burns or discolouration when you use Philips Lumea.
  • Philips Lumea has been optimised for use by women but recent research showed that it can be used by men on most areas of the body, except the beard and scrotum.
  • Philips Lumea 2001 is not suitable for use on the face.
  • There are medications and health conditions that may lead to adverse reactions when you use Philips Lumea. Please click here for full safety information as well as usage instructions before and after tanning.

Which Philips Lumea is best for me?

Flashes
100,000
80,000
80,000
100,000
Application mode
Click Flash Mode
Click Flash Mode
Quicker Click Flash Mode
Slide and Flash: For convenient application
Step and Flash: For treatment on curvy areas
Cordless
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Recharge time
-
100 mins
100 mins
100 mins
Quick charge
-
-
1 hour
1 hour
Running time
-
320 flashes
320 flashes
370 flashes
Application window
4 cm
3 cm
3 cm + 2 cm attachment
4 cm + 2 cm attachment
Settings
5
5
5
5
Speed of each treatment
Underarms: 1 min per side
Entire bikini area: 4 mins
One lower leg: 8 mins
One full leg: 15 mins
Underarms: 2 mins per side
Bikini line: 2 mins per side
Entire bikini area: 8 mins
One lower leg: 15 mins
One full leg: 30 mins
Underarms: 1.5 mins per side
Bikini line: 1.5 mins per side
Entire bikini area: 5 mins
One lower leg: 12 mins
One full leg: 20 mins
Underarms: 1 min per side
Entire Bikini: 4 mins
Face: 1 min
One lower leg: 8 mins
One full leg: 15 mins

Box Contains

  • Philips Lumea in hygiene sealed casing
  • Luxury storage Pouch
  • Cleaning cloth
  • In Box DVD
  • Multi voltage charger
  • Quick start guide
  • Directions for use
  • 2 year warranty card


  • Product Information

    BrandPhilips
      
    Additional Information
    ASINB001P81SS4
    Best Sellers Rank 49,483 in Health & Personal Care (See top 100)
    Shipping Weight1.4 Kg
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    Date First Available31 Dec. 2009
      
     

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    Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
    I was so excited to receive this product as I am a prime candidate - white(ish) skinned with dark hair - and I have also experienced Intense Pulsed Light treatment at my local salon where I was treated with the Aculight system of IPL. You will be thinking if I have already had treatment why do I still need it and does it really work ? Well the salon IPL treatment certainly does work but because of their strict usage guidelines I was unable to complete the treatment over the three years I attended as far as I would have liked. The salon only treats at eight week intervals and there must be little or no tan to the skin. This is very limiting when I spend a lot of time in Spain and therefore I could only really benefit in the winter months and because of not completing the treatment I have patches of virtually no hair on my legs and other areas which may have been missed are as they used to be - quite hairy.

    The package when it arrives is boxed with a full instruction book and a smaller leaflet with a quick guide of instructions, do's and don't's and general usage. There is also a DVD to give you a step by step guide of what to expect - all totally helpful and reassuring. The machine itself has a seal which you have to break before use giving you the chance to return the product unused if you find that it is not suitable for you. There is also a neat zip pouch to keep the machine in once the box is disposed of.
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    Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
    As someone who has been having laser hair removal in a salon for several years, I am impressed with the quality of the Philips Lumea. The instructions are very simple and helpful so even if you're a bit of a technophobe you'll have the machine ready to use in no time. I used it first on my bikini area with very satisfactory results. At first I had some difficulty in activating the Lumea as the bursts of pulsed light are trigged by depressing small segments positioned around the head of the machine against one's skin. The bikini line is a curvy area and presented a problem at first. However, I discovered that, by rolling the machine from front to back over the skin, the mechanism fired. That problem overcome, I found that it took very little time to treat the bikini-line and there was no great discomfort of excessive heat when using the machine. I would imagine the Lumea is less cumbersome to use on legs and underarms, but it can apparently take an hour to treat both legs.

    After a couple of treatments, I can attest that the Lumea does seem to repress normal hair growth. Having used no other methods of hair removal over the past month, my regrowth is very slow which is remarkable for someone like me with very thick fast-growing hair. However, although the Lumea is a very useful device to use in the home it is not a substitute for salon laser hair removal. First of all the Lumea uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) which is generally considered to be less effective than laser. Second, no home device, whether laser or IPL, can be as powerful or effective as a salon laser. I have had numerous laser salon treatments on my legs, underarms and stomach and, yes, it is painful and expensive but the results are excellent and hair reduction is permanent.
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    Please note that this product works differently on different skin types and hair structures, and so does my review. This is my personal experience of the product and I have never been this excited about sharing a review!

    Firstly, lets discuss the build, design and features. I do not even know why people would concern themselves with whether they like the design on a product that serves a purpose inside the comfort of your own home. This is an elegant product, resembles a hair dryer (a smaller one) and has logically placed easy to press buttons. I suppose while it is simple to use and pretty self-explanatory but it is also to be taken seriously.

    Now, the only plausible explanation of why anyone would rate this product any way other than 5 stars is because the product is not intended for their skin/hair type, they are impatient or they are not using it properly. Or simply, the product did not live up to a high expectation that - zap, and all the hair is gone! We all wish there was such a product and I am not the most patient person in the world but I have held my breath for 3 months of usage before I even decided to write this.

    MY SKIN:
    I am fair skinned and not the most hairy person in the world. My hairs are dark blonde, with an exception to under my knee where the hairs were black and sharp from all those years of shaving. I have used epilators and razors only. I have targeted a few areas: my lower legs, bikini area, underarms and a tiny patch on my tummy. I have always been thorough on my bikini area, my underarms had required a shave once a week, maybe 2 weeks, my lower legs would require a shave the next day and would be very prickly and my bikini area pretty much the same, with an exception of that particular area having more hair density than the others.
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