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!!
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.
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.
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.
A well designed and ergonomic success
The sleek and stylish SmoothSkin Gold is light to hold as it is mains powered - no heavy internal battery to recharge. That fact has several additional positive points:
1. It's ready to use when you need it - not in 4 hours time when the battery has recharged.
2. It wont go flat midway through a session.
3. Most importantly of all no battery to fail rendering the device useless. This happened to me with another very well known brand.
So yes - this is my 2nd IPL device. I know the technology works hence wanting to resume my quest for a smooth-as-silk body.
I used my previous brand device ad-hoc over a year or so and enjoyed much reduced hair growth. When the battery failed (grr) I researched and found SmoothSkin to have the perfect replacement.
I did a total body sprucing once a week for 4 weeks, which was under an hour per session. My previous rechargeable brand would go flat after doing just chest and tummy. The SmoothSkin is such a time saver! Back to the point - after 4 weekly sessions I have no stubble anywhere after 7 days. I waited 5 weeks before posting this review.
If you are new to IPL it may take you longer than 4 weeks to get to this point, but not as long as I did with my frustrating rechargeable device that spent more time recharging than actually being used for its purpose.
The auto-intensity works very well and best results (strongest intensity) are had when you are fresh and dry from a shower and the light sensors on the device are kept clean. Shave the area to be treated else stubble will get zapped and you'll notice the scent of burnt hair - a waste of light which should have got to the roots.
I love the ergonomics. The angled handle means I can do my back. A slight contortion but not uncomfortably so and I'm really looking forward to not shaving my back anymore - which is an uncomfortable contortion!
I suggest getting as much IPL done in the winter months when we're paler and more IPL gets to those roots. Hit the beach in the summer with a smooth bod and tan up!
I purchased Gold, not the "For Men" version, and it works brilliantly.
To cut to the chase; SmoothSkin Gold is an excellent design, has great ergonomics, lightweight, ready for action at the flick of a switch (no recharging!), no messy gels needed, and it works! I'm neck to toe hair free for 7+ days now after just 4 weekly full body sessions. What a joy it is to go to bed smooth and wake up smooth! Except for my face (I'm a bloke) which is now receiving the full attention of this fantastic device. I'm going to turn the recommendation dial up to 11. The cost works out under £1/day - a small price to pay for that sensuous smooth sensation.
It Really Works
Sandie Andrews | Female | 59 | 5
I have been using it now for 3mths and its a pleasure not to have to wax or shave ever anymore, its easy to use and very effective, Thumbs up from me!
Best product for me.
Pauline Bedson | Female | 71 | 5
I can honestly say that this is the best hair control product I have ever used. I have tanned Caucasian colouring and since adulthood I have been troubled by dark, fast-growing hairs on my legs. They grow along under the skin before emerging, which means that depilatory creams and shaving only remove hairs above the skin surface for a day, two at the very most. Waxing was no use, as you have to have some hair growth to use wax and it is painful. Smoothskin has definitely reduced growth to a great extent and I am delighted. While using it, I wear sunglasses to reduce the glare. It is not painful on the legs, although I am a bit sensitive on the bikini area, where I have always found depilatory creams satisfactory. If you have strong hair growth on the legs, do not hesitate to buy Skinsmooth, it is worth every penny.