Does Remington i-light PRO really deserve our money? Will it get the job done?
You came here for the device, so without beating around the bush, let’s dive right into it!
Remington I Light Pro Review
But of course these pros and cons won’t do it, you came for a more detailed look at this thing.
In-Depth Look at Remington I Light Pro
Remington is one of the leaders in the beauty and well-being electronics field and as a trusted brand it offers to their customers a trustful and safe experience.
With the announcement of the new and improved Remington i-light PRO, the brand has given consumers the possibility to undergo IPL hair removal treatment at home and without the need for specialist advice or expensive equipment.
It was one of the first equipment to be launched in the marketplace of IPL hair removal at home, assuming itself as a leading brand and with proven experience.
During the writing of this Remington I Light Pro hair removal system review, I concluded that the main pros are the cost-effectiveness of the product and the ease of use, with no need for accessories, displacements, schedules or payment for extra sessions.
So you found out the very basics about the device but what about what’s in its core, how it works…
In other words: who, what, why, where, when, how?!
Good questions. Let’s jump right to it!
What is IPL Technology?
First, you need to understand that there are different laser hair removal types. This device has IPL technology.
IPL technology, which the Remington i-light PRO has, works by providing a strong source of energy in the form of light that is absorbed by the hair follicle (but not by the skin).
This energy heats the follicle, which spreads it to the root, damaging it and breaking the normal growth cycle of the hair.
The mechanism of the absorption of energy source in the form of light by the follicle is due to the amount of melanin present in the hair.
How Does This Thing Work?
Remington recommends a session every 2 weeks for the first 3 treatments. The first results must start to show at the time from 6 to 12 weeks. Your hair will continue to grow in the days after treatment, but they will start to fall after 2 weeks.
You can expect to spend around 20 minutes per 1 leg. Yes, it will take some time.
But it’s worth it if you can hop in and out of the shower in 10 minutes (instead of the usual 30), right?
After you plug in the device and settle comfortably on your couch, the first thing you must do – a skin test.
Yes, something you also do with depilatory creams – to check if your skin doesn’t react weirdly!
This equipment will test your skin type, so it can assess the safety and if your skin is appropriate for this technology.
The test is very simple, you only need to push the inside of your wrist to the sensor on the device’s cradle, and in less than 2 seconds, if your skin type is appropriate, a green light should come on.
Only now you are ready to start!
The next step is to choose the intensity of the IPL. There are 5 levels of intensity, level 1 is the weakest and 5 is the strongest intensity.
If you have done laser treatments at a salon before, starting at level 3 would probably be fine.
If you’re afraid that level 5 would be too much intensity for you (due to sensitivity to pain), don’t worry try level 1 and work your way up.
You may feel a slight sting at the time of the zapping, but it should be a very shallow sensation. It is an at-home device after all, not the big and powerful salon machines.
The treatment should always be applied straight covering a top-down area, or vice versa, but without ever repeating the same area, because it can burn your skin.
There are two sensors at the top of the applicator, which must be strictly in contact with the skin in the area that needs to be treated.
When these sensors detect contact with the skin a small beep will be heard, and the equipment is ready to “fire”.
Shots can be taken every 2 seconds.
Here’s one woman talking about her experience with this device:
Who Is It Good For?
Well, IPL will usually provide the best results to people with a light skin tone and dark hair.
The same goes for this device. Since it targets the melanin in your hair, it is discouraged to try this on dark skin, as it may burn the skin too.
If you’re the lucky gal or guy with a skin tone on the lighter side but hair that is visible (dark blonde, brown, dark brown, black), then this device can be effective for you.
Another common-sense reason is – for people who are tired of shaving/waxing/epilating or anything else on the planet.
However, since I shave with a safety razor (yes, there are awesome safety razors for women), I don’t mind the process of shaving.
What I do mind is the abundance of unwanted ingrown hairs. Especially, on my inner thighs.
Since doing laser hair removal, I only get one weird stray ingrown hair maybe once per month. So, if you want to see a drastic decrease in ingrown hairs, I encourage you to try the device.
Also, I’ve heard here and there that it is a great way how to get rid of strawberry legs.
But because nothing is a guarantee and 100% sure, if you get the occasional ingrown hair, don’t worry, we all do!
So, if you’re struggling with ingrown hairs… have you heard of Tend Skin? It’s a God sent, honestly. Read this Tend Skin reviews to find out why!
I’m not gonna lie, if you’ll use it on your legs, it’ll go pretty quickly (at least for me) and then it’s not the most cost-effective solution. But, not to worry, here’s an article on other great ingrown hair products out there.
Altogether, this Remington I Light Pro review gets a positive rating from me. Especially given the good price of the equipment and the ease of use.
I’m not saying it is cheap because it’s not. But compared to professional salon sessions, it’s a lot more cost-effective.
Also, time-effective, since you don’t need to plan your salon visits, and actually go there.
But there are other more affordable good hair removal products and systems (that doesn’t include the all-to-well-known waxing or shaving).
If you’ve used this device, leave a comment below with your experience (the good, the bad and the ugly).