Early days but...
.... I've only used the device three times so far so it's a little early for me to post absolute rave reviews, but from what I can tell, the hair regrowth is definitely slowing down and I can spot a few patches where it isn't growing back.
I really like this device as it's so quick, compared to a rival brand which I tried the other year. With that one, you had to wait up to 4 seconds between "flashes" and it also had a finite number of flashes after which it was thought it would need replacing. The Smoothskin Bare is much quicker and easier to use: as long as you hold the button down, it will flash almost continuously. And it doesn't run out of flashes either, which is a real bonus.
It takes about 20-30 minutes for me to treat two full legs, bikini area, arms, underarm and upper lip.
I'm looking forward to seeing better and more permanent results soon but in the meantime I'm very happy with this device!
Amanda Furlong | Female | 32 | 5
I am the classic pale skin with dark hair that thus product is aimed at. I have had a treatment from a salon on my underarms and biniki. I have tried this home version three times and have noticed slower growth and patches already. It's not as effective as the salon but over time (12 weeks) I feel like I will achieve the same results for half the price 🙃
I've only had the chance to use my SmoothSkin Bare a few times now, so it's a little early for a review but already in love with it. Have seen growth time slow down and the hair that is growing feels thinner. The product also feels super high-quality, which is a bonus!
Jen Cooke | Female | 34 | 5
I've tried a different brand of home IPL in the past and although I was seeing results I gave up because it was just so time-consuming and painful/hot.
So happy to have discovered Smooth Skin, it's fabulous! So quick and pain-free, just really easy to use and convenient.
I've only used it a couple of times so it's a bit too soon to talk about results, but so far I'm loving it! And will definitely keep up the treatments.
Can't wait to be hair free for my upcoming wedding/honeymoon.
Thank you Smooth Skin!
I purchased the Smoothskin Bare 6 weeks ago. Being male I have course heavy thick hair. I had to shave my legs every 2nd day and with that on the second day the pricking of the regrowth was insane. Using the Smoothskin Bare for 6 weeks sometimes twice in one week, the results are amazing. I've gone from shaving every 2nd day to once a week. Yes.... I did say once a week. Incredible right? Now there are areas that are recommended for the product not to be used and I would not encourage use on those areas. However, I have treated those areas and the results are also impressive. If this is six weeks usage, I can't wait for the end of the 12th week. For a bloke my skin is incredibly smooth and soft and I'm not ashamed to say that. Oh by the way, I'm in my 50's which means there is also an amount of grey on my chest. I will give an update at the end of the 12th week. SmoothSkin Bare Ultrafast IPL Hair Removal is a fantastic system.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Great Hair Removal Device
I have been using my smoothskin bare for a while now and so far very pleased with results. I know it is a little bit of a long process as no hair removal is instant but the results the bare is achieving is really positive, highly recommend!
Nice small device, light and easy to hold and super fast for what it is doing. Literally 10mins a leg. Faster than a leg wax too!!