Hair Removal Devices

Philips Lumea Prestige IPL Systems

Philips Lumea Prestige IPL Systems

For a very long period of time Philips Lumea Prestige IPL models have been occupying hair removal market. Honestly, the Lumea Prestige line has the best devices using IPL Technology so far.

There are faster devices such as the superfast SS Bare, more powerful devices such as the famous Tria Laser 4X, but none of them combines all good features together the way Philips Lumea Prestige models do.

In this article, we are reviewing 7 leading devices in the field of IPL hair removal. We’ll show you their prices, pros, cons, features, customer reviews, and our top-rated one. Moreover, you’ll find a comparison between the best SC version and the best BRI version. You can also check out other leading devices such as SS Muse and the amazing Braun Silk-Expert 5 to know more about the differences.

Let’s move on to each device’s detailed description…

Approval & Recommendations

Philips Lumea Prestige BRI956 is Approved by the FDA for safe use at-home. It also has a CE marking for EU safety standards. So, it’s officially cleared to be safe for personal use with no need for an expert.

Moreover, Prestige BRI956 is recommended by so many dermatologists and plastic surgeons for full body treatments inc face. Also, the device comes with a 2-year global warranty against manufacturing defects and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Price

You can get the best Lumea IPL hair removal system with all these amazing features for only £399.00 on the official website after discount. Also you can find it on Amazon UK for around £394.55 and on Amazon US for $654.99 After discount. Make sure to check regularly for discounts and sales on the retailer and official websites.

Features

Philips Lumea Prestige BRI956 is the 2017 Beauty Award Winner. Moreover, it has the Green Logo for being environmentally friendly and reducing cost and energy consumption.

The device offers up to 92% hair reduction after only 3-4 sessions. Moreover, these results last up to 24 weeks of silky-smooth, hair-free skin.

For optimum results, use Lumea Prestige BRI956 4 times at 2-week intervals. Also, repeat the process every 4-8 weeks as needed to maintain your results. This way, Philips Lumea Prestige BRI956 is considered the most effective IPL hair remover on the market.

This device has a 4.1cm2 curved-in body treatment window. It also has another 3 treatment windows for face (flat), underarms (curved-out), and bikini line (curved-out) with 2cm2, 3cm2, and 3cm2 size respectively.

Moreover, it has a flash cartridge with 250,000 flashes enough for more than 15 years of use.

Lumea Prestige BRI956 can be used corded & cordless. That means more freedom and control during treatments.

It also features 2 application modes: Slide & flash for quick application on large areas such as legs, stamp & flash for treating smaller, hard-to-reach areas.

The really mesmerizing feature about this product is its safety. Philips Lumea Prestige BRI956 is provided with:

  • Integrated safety system prevents unintentional flashing
  • Five energy levels adjustable according to your tolerance
  • SmartSkin sensor automatically adjusts energy level depending on your skin tone
  • Skin contact sensor, no flashing until the device is in full contact with your skin
  • Skin tone sensor detects whether your skin tone is suitable or not
  • Integrated UV filter protects skin from UV light
SmartSkin Sensor + 5 Intensity Levels
Skin Contact Indicator Light

Skin & Hair Types

Our top-rated one works on the widest range of skin tones: White/very white blond, ivory, beige, brown, and dark brown ones. So, it nearly works on all skin tones but brownish black ones.

Moreover, as with all IPL hair removal devices, it’s suitable for blond, brown, dark brown, and black hair colors. It’s not suitable for light blond, red, white or grey ones.

No Brownish Black Skin Tone

Pros

  • FDA-cleared & doctor-recommended
  • Suitable for face & full body treatments
  • 250,000 flashes enough for more than 15 years of use
  • Very fast results up to 92% after only 4 sessions
  • Very fast results up to 92% after only 4 sessions
  • The most effective hair remover on the market with up to 6 months of long lasting results
  • 4 precise attachments tailored to acclimate to each body area's curve
  • Can be used corded & cordless
  • Gliding mode for treating large areas such as legs and arms
  • Effective on the widest range of skin tones
  • Safe and fast in application and in showing results
  • Skin tone sensor detects whether your skin tone is suitable or not
  • Integrated safety system prevents unintentional flashing
  • 5 adjustable energy levels
  • SmartSkin sensor automatically adjusts energy level depending on your skin tone
  • Skin contact sensor
  • Integrated UV filter
  • Very informative website with detailed description and illustration
  • Professionally trained customer support team
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • The best investment for your money

Cons

  • The device has no negatives, we actually love this product so much! However, the only problem people may consider is that it's not working on light blond, red, white or grey hair colors.

Our Rate

After all those features and positives which no other device could combine them all together, Philips Lumea Prestige BRI956 is the best IPL hair removal device with 4.9 star rating. Also note that it’s only 0.1 star higher than our second top-rated device, Braun Silk-Expert 5.

Philips Lumea Prestige IPL BRI954
(& BRI953)

Philips Lumea Prestige BRI954

Philips Lumea Prestige BRI954 is a super amazing IPL hair remover with great features very similar to those of BRI956.

The 2 devices only vary in attachments as Philips BRI954 only has 3 treatment windows: one for face, one for body, and a precision one for both underarms and bikini area and it’s curved-out with 3cm2 size.

They have the very same features, usage, clearance, attachments, safety systems, application time, and even the same results.

Approval & Recommendations

Philips Lumea Prestige BRI954 is FDA-approved and it has a CE marking for EU standards. So, it’s also cleared to be safe for personal use with no need for an expert. It’s also recommended by dermatologists and plastic surgeons for full body treatments inc face.

Philips BRI954 comes with a 2-year global warranty against manufacturing defects and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Price

Philips Lumea Prestige BRI954 costs only £394.29 on Amazon UK after discount. Unfortunately, it’s not available on Amazon US at the date of releasing this review. However, make sure to check regularly for any updates, discounts, and sales on retailer and official websites.

Features

The device offers up to 92% hair reduction after only 3-4 sessions. Moreover, these results last up to 6 months of silky-smooth, hair-free skin.

Use Lumea Prestige BRI954 4 times once every 2 weeks. for optimum results repeat the process every 4-8 weeks (as needed) to maintain your results.

Just like BRI956, this device also has a 4.1cm2 curved-in body treatment window. But, it only has another 2 treatment windows, one for face (flat) and precision one for underarms and bikini line (curved-out) with 2cm2 and 3cm2 size respectively.

Moreover, it has the same flash cartridge with 250,000 flashes enough for more than 15 years of use.

Also, Lumea Prestige BRI954 can be used corded & cordless for more freedom and control during treatments.

It has 2 application modes: Slide & flash for quick application on large areas and stamp & flash for treating smaller, hard-to-reach areas.

Now, to safety features:

  • Integrated safety system prevents unintentional flashing
  • Five energy levels adjustable according to your tolerance
  • SmartSkin sensor automatically adjusts energy level depending on your skin tone
  • Skin contact sensor, no flashing until the device is in full contact with your skin
  • Skin tone sensor detects whether your skin tone is suitable or not
  • Integrated UV filter protects skin from UV light

Pros

  • FDA-cleared & doctor-recommended
  • Suitable for face & body treatments
  • Long lasting 250,000 flashes
  • Enough for more than 15 years of use
  • Very fast results up to 92% within 3-4 sessions
  • Up to 6 months of long lasting results
  • 3 precise attachments tailored for each body curve
  • Can be used both corded & cordless
  • Stamp&flash and glide&flash modes
  • Effective on the widest range of skin tones
  • Safe, fast in application, and fast in showing results
  • Skin tone sensor
  • Integrated safety system
  • 5 adjustable energy levels
  • Skin contact sensor
  • Integrated UV filter
  • SmartSkin sensor automatically adjusts energy level depending on your skin tone
  • Very informative website with detailed description and illustration
  • Professionally trained customer support team
  • 2 years global warranty
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Cons

  • In comparison with Philips BRI956, this device has only 3 treatment windows, which is considered a negative thing. But, in comparison to all other devices, Philips lumea Prestige BRI954 is an amazing device with no negatives! However, it's also not suitable for use on red, light blond, white or grey hair colors.

Skin & Hair Types

Philips Lumea Prestige BRI954 is suitable for a wide range of skin tones from white/very white blond to dark brown. So, it also works on all skin tones but brownish black ones.

Moreover, as with BRI956, it’s suitable for blond, brown, dark brown, and black hair colors. It’s not suitable for light blond, red, white or grey ones.

No Brownish Black Skin Tone

Our Rate

In my opinion, Philips Lumea Prestige BRI954 is not that different from Philips BRI956 and it deserves the same rating. Philips Lumea Prestige BRI954 is another best IPL hair removal device with the very same abilities and features of BRI956 and the same 4.9 star rating.

Same Model Edition

Philips Lumea Prestige BRI953

When having a deeper look on Philips Lumea Prestige IPL models, we found that there is another model of Philips Lumea Prestige BRI954 with the same “everything” which can be considered a copy of the device called Philips Lumea Prestige BRI953. The device is unbelievably similar to BRI954 to the extent that it has the same price and it also deserved the same 4.9 star rating!

Philips Lumea Prestige IPL BRI950

Philips Lumea Prestige BRI950

The Lumea Prestige BRI950 is a cheaper version of Philips Lumea Prestige BRI954 with the same unique advantages but the attachments.

Price

This device can be found on the official website for £392 after discount. It’s also on Amazon UK for £285 after discount. However, it’s not available on Amazon US like the previous version.

Features

Philips Lumea Prestige BRI950 give up to 92% hair reduction after 4 treatments once every 2 weeks. For optimum results, use the device once every 4 weeks for 4 months after the initial treatments.

But, it only has 2 treatment windows, one for the body (curved-in) and one for the face (flat) with 4.1cm2 and 2cm2 size respectively.

Also, Philips Lumea Prestige BRI950 is a lifelong product with 250,000 flashes enough for more than 15 years of regular use. It also has glide&flash mode, cord & cordless use, face & body use, and the same safety features:

  • Integrated safety system prevents unintentional flashing
  • Five energy levels adjustable according to your tolerance
  • SmartSkin sensor automatically adjusts energy level depending on your skin tone
  • Skin contact sensor, no flashing until the device is in full contact with your skin
  • Skin tone sensor detects whether your skin tone is suitable or not
  • Integrated UV filter protects skin from UV light

Pros & Cons

This device is an older version of the past 3 ones. So, it has the same benefits and negatives but the attachments. Philips Lumea Prestige BRI950 has only one additional attachment for face beside the body one. Consequently, there’s no need to rewrite the same thing again!

Our Rate

With the nearly same abilities, features, and lower price, Philips Lumea Prestige BRI950 has a well-deserved 4.9 star rating just like BRI956, BRI954, and BRI953.

Philips Lumea Prestige IPL SC2009

Philips Lumea Prestige SC2009

Lumea SC2009 is a great, convenient device for soothing your delicate skin. It is a unique solution that prevents the regrowth of hair on the treated areas. Moreover, it’s not that different from previously mentioned models.

Approval & Recommendations

Philips Lumea Prestige SC2009 is also approved by the FDA and it has a CE marking for EU safety standards. Moreover, it’s recommended by dermatologists and plastic surgeons for full body treatments inc face. Also, the device comes with a 2-year global warranty against manufacturing defects and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Price

You can get Lumea Prestige SC2009 on Amazon UK for around £479.80 After discount. However, it’s not found on Amazon US or on the official website. Anyway, make sure to check regularly for discounts and sales on the retailer and official websites.

Features

Philips Lumea Prestige SC2009 offers up to 75% hair reduction after only 4 sessions. Moreover, these results last up to 8 weeks of silky-smooth, hair-free skin.

Use Lumea Prestige SC2009 4-5 times at 2-week intervals. Also, repeat the process every 4-6 weeks as needed to maintain your results.

This device also has 3 treatment windows:

  • 4 cm2 body treatment window
  • 2 cm2 facial treatment window
  • 2 cm2 bikini treatment window

Also, it comes with 250,000 flashes enough for 20+ years of use.

But, it can be used only cordless unlike Philips Lumea Prestige BRI956. However, it also features 2 application modes: Slide & flash for quick application on large areas such as legs, stamp & flash for treating smaller, hard-to-reach areas.

Philips Lumea Prestige SC2009 is provided with:

  • Integrated safety system prevents unintentional flashing
  • Five energy levels
  • Skin contact sensor prevents accidental flashes
  • Skin tone sensor detects whether your skin tone is suitable or not
  • Integrated UV filter protects skin from UV light
Energy Levels & Power Button

Pros

  • FDA-cleared & doctor-recommended
  • Suitable for face & full body treatments
  • 250,000 flashes enough for more than 15 years of use
  • 3 precise attachments for face, body, and bikini line
  • Gliding mode for treating large areas
  • Effective on the widest range of skin tones
  • Safe and fast in application and in showing results
  • Skin tone sensor detects whether your skin tone is suitable or not
  • Integrated safety system prevents unintentional flashing
  • 5 energy levels
  • Skin contact sensor
  • Integrated UV filter
  • Very informative website with detailed description and illustration
  • Professionally trained customer support team
  • 2 years global warranty
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Cons

  • No SmartSkin sensor and no adjustable energy levels
  • Only for cordless use
  • Pricy compared to previously mentioned, better devices
  • Not working on red, light blond, white or grey hair colors
  • Only 75% hair reduction within 4 treatments

Skin & Hair Types

Just like all previously mentioned Philips Lumea Prestige devices, Lumea SC2009 works on the widest range of skin tones: White/very white blond, ivory, beige, brown, and dark brown ones. So, it nearly works on all skin tones but brownish black ones.

Moreover, it’s suitable for blond, brown, dark brown, and black hair colors. It’s not suitable for light blond, red, white or grey ones.

No Brownish Black Skin Tone

Our Rate

Philips Lumea Prestige SC2009 is a great device with similar abilities but less effective and expensive. But, the most important feature that it’s missed is the automatic adjustable energy levels. So, we’ve decided to give this device a well-deserved 4.4 star rating which is considered fairly good.

Philips Lumea Prestige SC2007

Philips Lumea Prestige SC2007

An older version of Lumea Prestige SC2009. However, it has the same specifications and nearly the same features but the attachments and price. It has only 2 attachments, costs less than SC2009, but has the same abilities and features.

Price

This device can be found on Amazon UK for only £320, which means around £159.80 less than the previous model! However, it’s not found on the official website or on Amazon US right now. Keep checking regularly for any updates or discounts.

Features

Philips Lumea Prestige SC2007 has only 2 treatment windows:

  • 4 cm2 body attachment
  • 2 cm2 facial attachment
SC2007 face attachment

However, it has the very same features. It’s designed for cordless use, applicable on face & body, it has gliding mode for large areas, and it has the same safety features:

  • Integrated safety system
  • Five energy levels
  • Skin contact sensor
  • Skin tone sensor detects whether your skin tone is suitable or not
  • Integrated UV filter

Pros & Cons

Philips Lumea Prestige SC2007 has the same everything of SC2009. So, it has the same benefits and negatives, we do not need to rewrite them and largen the article, do we?

Our Rate

With nearly the same features, usage, safety systems, and speed but with lower price, Philips Lumea Prestige SC2007 deserves the same 4.4 star rating just like SC2009.

Philips Lumea Prestige SC2005 (Body Only)

Philips Lumea Prestige SC2005

This product is the older version of Lumea Prestige SC2007 also with the same specifications and usage but the attachments with only one 4.1cm2 large treatment window for body use. However, it’s not designed for facial use which is considered a bad thing.

Price

This device can be found on Amazon UK for only £399.99, which mean it’s £79 more expensive than SC2007! Also, it’s not found on the official website or on Amazon US right now. Keep checking regularly for any updates or discounts.

Features

Philips Lumea Prestige SC2005 has only 1 4.1cm2 large treatment window designed especially for body use. So, it’s not suitable for facial use unlike all previously mentioned devices. However, it has the very same features.

SC2005 attachment

Philips SC2005 is designed for cordless use, applicable on face & body, features gliding mode for large areas, and it has the same safety features:

  • Integrated safety system
  • Five energy levels
  • Skin contact sensor
  • Skin tone sensor detects whether your skin tone is suitable or not
  • Integrated UV filter

Pros & Cons

Also, Philips Lumea Prestige SC2005 has the same benefits and negatives but the attachments… That’s why it takes lower rating and it’s less popular.

Our Rate

No doubt that Philips Lumea Prestige SC2005 is one of the best devices. But, not supporting facial use  is a very serious problem which is going to lower its rating a little bit. So, this device will get a well-deserved 4.2 star rating, less than SC2007 & SC2009.

Philips Lumea Prestige BRI956 VS SC2009

After reviewing the 7 Philips Lumea Prestige IPL models, now is the time to compare between 2 leading ones with wide reputation, they are Philips Lumea Prestige BRI956 and Philips Lumea Prestige SC2009. Let’s have a look here:

 

Philips Lumea Prestige BRI956

Philips Lumea Prestige BRI956

Philips Lumea Prestige SC2009

Philips Lumea Prestige SC2009

Price£399 Check on Amazon£479.80 Check on Amazon
Hair Reduction92% within 4 treatments75% within 4 treatments
Attachments

4 attachments:

– Face attachment (flat)

– Body attachment (curved-in)

– Bikini attachment (curved-out)

–  Underarms attachment (curved-out)

3 attachments:

– Facial attachment

– Body attachment

– Bikini attachment

Application Areas

Face, body, bikini, and underarmsFace, body, and bikini
Usage

Corded & cordless

Slide or stamp and flash

cordless only

Slide or stamp and flash

Flashes250,000 flashes250,000 flashes
Safety system

– 5 light energy settings adjustable to your skin type

– Integrated safety system prevents unintentional flashing

– Skin tone sensor detects your skin tone

– Integrated UV filter protects skin from UV light

– Skin contact sensor prevents accidental flashes

– SmartSkin sensor automatically adjusts energy levels according to your skin tone

– 5 light energy settings

– Integrated safety system prevents unintentional flashing

– Skin tone sensor detects your skin tone

– Integrated UV filter protects skin from UV light

– Skin contact sensor prevents accidental flashes

Skin tones & hair colors

White/light blond to dark brown skin tones, no brownish black ones.

From blond to black hair colors, no red, light blond, white or grey ones.

White/light blond to dark brown skin tones, no brownish black ones.

From blond to black hair colors, no red, light blond, white or grey ones.

Rating

4.9/5

4.4/5

Conclusion

Philips Lumea Prestige line has the best IPL hair removal devices occupying the market today. When talking about these Philips Lumea Prestige devices, especially Philips Lumea Prestige BRI956, we’re talking about safety, speed, effectiveness, long lasting results, and cost effective ones with up to 15 years of regular use. So we are talking about an investment in a lifelong product here. That’s why we rated them as our top devices – BRI956 in particular.

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