Takes time, but worth it
I waited until the first 12 weeks had passed to see if I would notice any results. For me, this hasn't been a quick process and there are certainly some patches of hair still remaining. However, they are considerably sparser and my upper lip hair and underarm hair have all but disappeared. Overall, happy with the SmoothSkin Bare and am confident I will see results on the stubborn patches of hair on my legs as I continue using it.
Great results - just keep at it!
I have used smoothskin gold religiously once a week for 12 weeks and I love it! Hair growth is noticeably less on my legs, underarms and bikini. I'm so glad I gave it a go. I'm converted! I only have to shave my underarms once a week before I do my smoothskin now. Hair on my legs is so patchy it's hardly noticeable. Wish I started this years ago.
Has done nothing for me
Annie Burke | Female | 27 | 1
Unfortunately, after following the instructions this hasn't worked for me at all even with me persevering
So fast and easy to use.
Samantha | Female | 27 | 5
I treated myself to a Smoothskin Bare as I was fed up of having to shave daily and also the cost of razors. I have olive skin and dark hair so I thought this product would be perfect. Needless to say it has not let me down. I followed the instructions to the letter and soon started seeing a difference. I have been using it for 5 months now and I no longer have to bother shaving at all. I really like the fact that it is so quick and it doesn't hurt. I will definitely be recommending it to my friends.
update from my 1st review
karen marshall | Female | 52 | 4
I said I would update after using a further 12 weeks and have to say after using weekly (well nearly!) I am seeing a difference. What I was most horrified by was my upper lip hair continuing and after carrying on using it I can see a difference. The hair is still there but barely noticeable and very fine and not black. I do get the occasional bristle which to be honest is better for me being plucked but on the whole it\'s definitely better. My legs are still bristlely but I only need to shave once a week and they aren\'t visable like before when I had black hairs after a couple of days.
My underarms are nearly gone, in fact I can\'t ever see any . All in all I\'m getting better results but certainly not quick for me.
I will continue if it takes a year as it\'s the best hair removal device I\'ve used.
Thanks for reading. Hope it works for others a little quicker.
Had for one year now and it's transformed my life. Underarm hair has been a struggle. Though the hair never completely disappeared, I can now go every 2-3 days instead of daily. My lip hair has seriously reduced. No more spots left from waxing. Haven't touched my bikini line in 10 months. I always waxed but had patches. Now I'm tidy all the time. Legs took the longest to see the difference. Was nearly 3 month of weekly treatments to see the difference but it finally happened. I hated the weeks leading up to a wax appointment. I have fairing skin with dark hair. So the summer months were a series of covering up til waxed then cover again. Recently went away fir two weeks and never thought about my legs once. They still need a shave once in a while but they are smooth all the time. No more stubble within hours of shaving. Love it!!
Hasn't worked for me
Unfortunately this hasn't worked for me!
I followed the instructions to the letter . Fair skinned. Perhaps the reason why it's not worked is that my hair is too light, but it hasn't worked in my underarms/bikini line either where I'm not so fair.
Anyway, I contacted customer support and they have suggested I try the Gold - so I am persevering and starting anew with the 12 week program. I'm 2 weeks into that but am yet to see any change.
Not sure it's worth the time/money/hassle to be honest, despite all the positive reviews. I am disappointed. However, no side effects to using it, not painful etc.
I've only just done my second week so it's a bit early for a real review. I'm not noticing any results yet, but it is definitely an easy device to use and isn't painful. I'd recommend doing your face first because the operating area gets quite warm and I found it more comfortable to do it first. Hoping for some results soon.
Susannah Fletcher | Female | 45 | 5
I thought long and hard before I purchased this device as I have owned a couple of others. I picked this one due to the speed and ease of use and am thrilled with the results so far, as is my husband! :-)
It is great！
Cynthia | Female | 33 | 5
I‘ve bought the smoothskin gold for 2 weeks. Just follow the instructions and my body hair is less than before now. It still grow but it is softer and easy to pull out. Can't wait to see the change.
Not working as good as it should for me
karen marshall | Female | 51 | 3
I bought my smoothskin bare from boots mother's day weekend as a treat from my kids and husband. I am brunette hair, easy to tan skin, dark hairs on legs etc and I have always had the horrible upper lip hair. I epilated my legs for years and bleached my upper lip and plucked the odd nasty hair and shaved my under arms and public hair.
I stopped doing all this before using my ipl and allowed the hair to grow and shaved as per the instructions. The only time I have ever shaved my upper lip hair too.
I've been using my ipl bare ever since mid march and although the regrowth has slowed down its certainly not gone and I actually now get black hairs growing in my upper area, stubble I guess you would call it.
I had googled heavily for all reviews on ipl systems and the reviews of smoothskin ipl bare were the best but it definitely isn't working after 12 weeks of using, especially my upper lip area. I can leave my legs now for a few days but they are still growing happily away.
I shall continue in the hope I will one day be smooth and I feel devastated about my upper lip. What once was a few wispy hairs is now looking like a full mustache would grow if I did not shave.
All in all disappointed as yet! I will update after another 12 weeks.
fabulous give it a try
Received my smooth skin bare november2016 well impressed good looking device its smaller than other IPL machines and much lighter I had laser treatment years ago on my face many years ago when I got the chance to test this device I thought yipee as I had a few black hairs appearing on my chin perimenopause not good ha well can honestly say after 6 weeks of zapping away using stamp mode hairs got finer and finer great stuff also treated my bikini line ,underarms and arms on glide mode very easy to use and pain free only takes a few minutes I have light skin and very dark hair so now am at 5 months hair free ready for the summer if we get one ha would highly recommend to any body I even bought my older sister one for her birthday
2 Years On
Marina Toomey | Female | 50 | 5
I bought my Smooth Skin Gold in March 2015 and it's been worth every penny ! What you have to realise is this is not a quick process, yes you do see results very quickly but you have to maintain those results. I bought the Smooth Skin Gold mainly for my facial hair which was ruining my life. Now I am a different person, much happier and more confident. I still use my Smooth Skin Gold once a month and yes I still get the odd stubborn black hair that wont give in but WOW what a difference from when I first started.
Speedy hair free
Natalie Oliver | Female | 36 | 5
I bought the Bare a month ago and can see an amazing difference there are a few areas still to see results but its so quick and easy to use - I know I will keep up the weekly treatment. I had an old boots machine before and it never worked as well as this and I had been using it for years - you had to use a gel with it which was very messy. I was amazed how easy the SmoothSkin bare was to use. Im keeping at it to hopefully have fabulous skin ready for my holiday. Thank you SmoothSkin.
Nicola Frith | Female | 38 | 5
My fiance bought me the Smoothskin Gold as an unexpected Christmas present. I was very happy to get it and I am so happy with the results. I followed the instructions and used it once a week for the 12 weeks as it advised. I must say I have never had IPL laser treatment before so I can't compare it but I am over the moon with the results. I am half maltese so have very dark hair, my legs were especially bad, the first week I shaved my legs and proceeded to "zap" them, some areas i found quite sensitive to the beam and I would feel a little discomfort, but I found the harder you press the better it is. It is very simple to use and takes very little time. I signed up to the smoothskin email also which helped as a reminder, Week 2 I repeated the process, some areas, like my shin and knees are harder to maintain contact as they are quite angular. Even on week 2 I did start to notice a difference, the hair grew back slower and finer. Usually, if I want to have hair free legs I would have to shave them everyday (twice a day if i wanted smooth legs) I have just reached week 12 and am so excited to say I have minimal regrowth, my legs feel so smooth all the time!! There are a few patches where there is growth but I think that is due to operator error rather than the machine. I also treated my upper lip, bikini and underarm hair with the same excellent results. I highly recommend and have done so already to my friends.
Fab for Indian skin
I have fitzpatrick skin tone 3/4 and this device works perfectly for me. I am a Indian lady with a medium brown Indian skin tone and have problems with dark hair - especially on my face! With the smoothskin bare it really does work for me. It was quick and easy to use. Knowing that just using this once a week is keeping me from getting my man beard is great. So for all the Indian ladies looking to get rid of that tash and beard, this does greatly reduce it - hopefully it will eventually stop. In regards to my underarm hair, it was quite thick, but I am happy to say that the bare has worked even there. Now about my legs - which were worse than my husbands! I now have bare patches and where there is growth, it is growing finer. I am one who does not like to take a long time with things like hair removal as I am a busy mum, but the bare device is really fast and easy to use, which for me is a important factor. It is great that I don't have to go out to a salon for hair removal and can do this in my own time - and as I stated earlier it is really fast.
The key is to keep up with the regime (which really does not take long), and you have no worries of running out of flashes with the smoothskin bare - what a bonus! I have already recommended this to others.
Elvina Saniukaite | Female | 33 | 5
I bought Smoothskin bare about a month ago. This is the first one I got for myself. Never used any of these before. But it is easy to use it. Even my hands are quite small I got the grip of it. And I love that it is so fast. Definitely it is worth investing. It takes about 10 min for whole body. And I can see some of the results already only after two uses. That just amazing :) Enjoy your purchase if you get one! :)
Another great quality product from Smoothskin
Having been using Smoothskin Gold for over a year now, I was curious to see how the new addition, Smoothskin Bare, would compare. After 7 weeks of use I can now say that I'm very impressed! The new model is easy to use as it glides along a lot more smoothly and seems to zap more quickly between each flash. I was worried that with a smaller device, the results would not be as good as with the Gold, but I have been proven wrong! The device has given the same great standard of hair reduction as I have come to expect from smoothskin, but with the added bonus of being even easier to handle.
The only downside is that my partner now wants to use it!
Enjoying the fabulous results a year later
Kalli Kaur | Female | 43 | 5
I've used the SmoothSkin method for just over a year now and am absolutely delighted with the results. I went through the process of regular weekly IPL on my legs and as hair regrowth started to reduce moved the process onto thighs, underarms and bikini line. Am at the stage where I now shave odd areas maybe once a week, IPL those areas fornightly, am done within minutes and get to enjoy lovely smooth skin all the time! Am looking forward to summer time and not having to spend anytime planning ahead for wearing shorts!!!!
It works for me - Gold v Bare
Julie Roberts | Female | 51 | 5
I have PCOS and have tried pretty much every type of hair removal system to remove excess hair over many years. I know this technology works as I had IPL treatment on my bikini line and chin/upper lip at a salon. Before I started the course I was told the facial hair would probably grow back due to the PCOS and it would need ongoing maintenance sessions. The advice was correct as the bikini line hasn't grown back after 10 years, the facial hair has.
I went back to managing the chin hair with plucking every morning but was spending too much time getting rid of those pesky black dots as hairs grow through. Not wanting to spend a fortune at the salon again, I researched the market for products on offer and decided to buy the smoothskin gold, taking advantage of the ability to pay over 3 months.
The system is very simple to use and the IPL technology suits my pale skin and dark hair. I don't find it hurts and it's certainly not as painful as waxing.
It's great to see hairs fall out after a few days, not all but some, which is why you need to keep treating the area. I use the system as a way of managing the hair on my chin and upper lip, There are fewer hairs at any one time and they seem finer. I also use it on my forearms where the reduction of hair has been dramatic. I use an electric lady shaver in between treatments.
I now have a smoothskin bare and there are some differences when compared to the gold version. The bare is smaller, about the size of your hand. It is faster so whilst the gold seems quite fast the bare is quicker, handy for legs especially. The gold automatically adjusts the power to suit the skin colour whilst the bare just has the one power. Whilst the bare is faster, I don't seem to loose as many hairs on my face per treatment as I did with the gold but it is as effective on the finer hairs on my forearms.
Overall, I'd say if you have coarse hair think about going for the gold as it has more power, if you have finer hair then choose the bare as it's quicker.