Philips Lumea SC2009 Review Summary
Considering that this Philips Lumea Prestige SC2009/00 IPL Hair Removal System for Face, Body and Bikini will last for years worth of hair removal, has all the attachments you need to cover your whole body and is the top of Philips’ range, I think this is actually a really good price.
If you’re new to IPL systems then the price may send you running, but remember, this is the only hair removal item you’ll need to buy for years. After the initial few months, you only need to treat your body with it every four to six weeks to stay hair-free and never again will you experience the pain and irritation of waxing, epilation or shaving.
With a 250,000 flash capacity, you can use this for years before having to replace it and the money you initially pay out will be completely worth it. No more waxing or shaving! You also save yourself a lot of time with this, only having to repeat the treatment every four to six weeks after the initial few goes.
A Dutch company originally and now a global giant in the small appliance world, Philips have been around for almost a hundred years. They produce trusted and affordable products for every day families and are always working on the latest products. With a great reputation and a large following, you can usually find Philips’ products in the majority of western households.
What does the Philips SC2009 IPL Hair Removal System come with?
Philips SC2009 comes with:
- 1x Philips Lumea IPL handle
- 1x body attachment
- 1x face attachment
- 1x bikini attachment
- 1x storage pouch
- 1x power adapter
- 1x user manual
One of the most comprehensive IPL sets...
This is one of Philips’ most comprehensive IPL sets and it’s great for the user who either already knows that they like IPL treatment or someone who’s committed to the best set that Philips offer. If you’ve already tried IPL on one section of your body and like it, then this is a great pack to cover all areas that you want treated.
Philips Lumea systems are considered some of the best on the consumer market and this is the best of those. Highly effective, the money you spend on this Prestige model will mean you’ll never have to attend an IPL session in an expensive salon.
The Lumea works by pulsing certain frequencies of light at hair follicles, causing those follicles to pause or rest in their growing cycle. Because you only need treatment every two to four weeks and then every four to six weeks, this is an astoundingly effective way to be hair-free. This Prestige has five settings to ensure safe and effective treatment for each body part.
Two different treatment modes - ideal for all areas
With two treatment modes, Slide and Flash, and Step and Flash, this Lumea is ideal for all areas. Slide and Flash is designed specifically for legs and means you can just run the light over the areas for easy treatment. This makes for fast and smooth hair removal.
The Step and Flash mode is for curvy areas like the bikini area where you can use more targeted light treatments. The Philips Lumea Prestige SC2009/00 IPL Hair Removal System for Face, Body and Bikini comes with face, body and bikini attachment so really covers all the bases. These different attachments are crucial for not only precision, but also for the safe use of the ILP unit as they contain different filters.
Both the bikini and the face attachments have a 2cm light window for super precise treatment and the body attachment has a 4cm window for speed. With 370 flashes available before recharging, this unit can go without charging for many uses and when it does require charging, it only take 100 minutes to full again.
The SC2009 has around a decade of flashes...
A significant difference against the Philips Lumea 2008 ILP unit is the overall lifetime. Where the 2008 model has a lifespan of 140,000 flashes, this SC2009 has an amazing 250,000 flashes before the machine needs replacing. That’s around a decade’s worth of hair-free living! The SC2007 and SC2005 also feature this amazing lifespan.
Cordless for ease of use and with easily changeable attachments, this Lumea will be a breath of fresh air into your busy life. After just 4 or 5 fortnightly treatments you’ll be hair-free and only then need to repeat the process every month or even just every six weeks. With no pain, no replacement parts, no remembering to buy razor blades – this IPL will change the way you groom and save you so much time.