Recently, the demand on laser hair removal has become huge. In dermatology clinics, there are many excellent devices that remove body hair effectively and satisfactory to many after few sessions. However, going to a clinic to remove hair is a problem for many because it needs time and commitment. Moreover, not everyone can bear its cost as it’s REALLY HIGH. To save your time and effort, Silk’n company produced a collection of hair removal devices using Patented Home Pulsed Light (HPL™). In this review, we’re talking about five Silk’n Flash & Go hair removal models.
Table Of Contents
- 1 Silk'n Flash&Go Express Hair Removal
- 2 Silk'n Flash&Go Jewel Hair Removal
- 3 Silk'n Flash&Go Luxx Hair Removal Device
- 4 Silk'n Flash&Go Compact Hair Removal Device
- 5 Silk'n Flash&Go Infinity Hair Removal Device
- 6 Alternatives To Silk'n
- 7 Conclusion
Silk'n Flash&Go Express Hair Removal
Silk’n Flash & Go Express is a professional, effective device. It uses innovative HPL™ Technology to reduces the amount of hair effectively yet painlessly at comfort of your home. Moreover, Flash&Go Express is safe for use on face and all parts of body.
Approval & Recommendation
Flash&Go Express is cleared by FDA and has a CE marking to meet EU safety standards. Also, it’s recommended by doctors and clinically tested by dermatologists for safe at-home hair removal.
So, it’s really safe and effective to be used for personal at-home hair removal by doctor’s testimony.
Silkn Flash&Go Express is a powerful device with a 3-5J/cm2 power output. It has a 3 cm2 treatment window giving 9-15J/cm2 per flash.
Flash&Go Express comes in 300,000 flashes, enough for up to 18 years of regular use. In addition, it works on all facial and body areas: Cheeks, sideburns, chin, upper lip, jawline, underarms, arms, bikini line, and legs. Furthermore, it’s safe for use by men on body areas such as back, chest, and stomach.
You should notice results after 2-3 sessions (4-6 weeks). For optimum results, use Flash & Go Express once every 2 weeks for 8 weeks. Then, use the device once every month until you notice no hair re-growth. After that, you can use the device only when needed (when you notice any hair growing back). However, it takes a little bit longer for men to see results as their hairs are thicker and deeper.
In addition, the device has a built-in skin color sensor that detects if the light is safe on your skin tone or not. But, it cannot decide the suitable energy level like some other devices do!
Silk’n Express is very simple and easy to use. It features 2 usage modes: Pulsing (stamping) mode for smaller, sensitive areas, and Gliding mode for larger areas.
Now, with ×2 faster treatments than previous Silk’n models, you can treat your 2 lower legs within 30 minutes.
Flash&Go Express has 5 intensity levels from the lowest 1 to the highest 5. It also has indicator lights for each energy level.
Also, Silk’n Flash & Go express is a cord device, it doesn’t support cordless use. But, it works without using batteries, just connect it to the power source and start your treatment.
Silk’n Flash&Go Express comes with a 2-year global warranty and a 60-day money-back guarantee.
Tips For First-Time Use
- Shave and cleanse your skin before using Flash&Go Express.
- Press the central button, then you will see energy level 1 indicator light turn on.
- Change intensity level by pressing the power button repeatedly until desired level is set.
- Make sure that your skin surface is in full contact with the treatment window.
- After pressing the pulse button, the device will recognize your skin tone.
- If your skin tone is suitable, the device will emit a flash. If not, the ready indicator light will blink quickly and emit no flashes.
- Move to the next treatment area either by gliding or by stamping.
Skin & Hair Types
Flash&Go Express is not safe on naturally dark skin, otherwise, it works on all skin tones. Moreover, it’ not safe for application on light blond, white/grey, and red hair. It works on all other hair colors, however.
Silk'n Express Pros
Silk'n Express Cons
Silk'n Express Price
You can find this great device on the official website for $349. A bit pricy? You can also find it on Amazon for $299. Now it’s a good investment! Always check retailer websites for discounts and offers.
A really big problem of this device is its customer reviews. Although it’s highly rated on the official website and ebay, it has a relatively low rating on Amazon.com. However, most customers who gave their reviews neither mentioned anything about for how long they used it or which intensity level was in use, nor what kind of hair or skin type they have.
Anyway, after filtering many spam and duplicated reviews, we found that nearly all negative comments are talking about slight results that are not long-lasting and they also need to regularly shave.
OK, this device may not be able to deliver what the manufacturer promised with, a hair reduction after 2 sessions and long-lasting results up to 6-12 months without shaving! Anyway, I think they’re overestimating and giving it more value than it deserves.
The results are great, but not after 2 sessions or up to 6-12 months of hair-free skin!
So, we can say that it got its low rates based on exaggerated allegations. This is the manufacturer fault.
Honestly, it’s a great hair remover. Although it promised with big results and it’s not able to deliver them, it’s still a powerful device, safe, effective, and easy to use for at-home hair removal. Also, it has great abilities and features that are not found in many other devices. So, we give Flash&Go Express a well-deserved 4.1 out of 5 star rating.
Silk'n Flash&Go Jewel Hair Removal
Silk’n Flash&Go Jewel is an effortless permanent hair removal device. It’s simple, effective, and easy to use. Silk’n Jewel has only one button to release all functions. It also has a built-in skin color sensor to protect dark-skinned. Moreover, it’s a smart device with an automatic pulse system. And, it’s suitable for use over the entire body and face.
Approval & Recommendation
Silk’n Flash&Go Jewel is FDA-approved and recommended by doctors. It’s clinically tested by dermatologists for safe yet effective at-home hair removal.
Also, it meets EU safety standards through CE marking. This gives it more credibility and trust by customers.
With clearance to work safely at-home, Flash&Go Jewel features two application modes: Pulsing and Gliding, use pulsing on small, sensitive areas, while gliding is for larger areas for faster treatments.
Silk’n Jewel comes with 3 cm2 treatment window delivering 4J/cm2 max power.
Moreover, it comes in 100,000 flashes enough for up to 5 years of regular use. Also, it’s applicable on all facial and body areas, just like Flash&Go Express.
It has 5 intensity levels, regulated from 1-5 lowest to highest. It also includes indicator lights that guide you which energy level is in use.
Also, Silk’n Jewel has an integrated UV filter and skin tone sensor. They prevent harmful lights from reaching your skin and detect your skin tone if suitable or not for treatment.
Silk’n Jewel is a corded device, it cannot be used cordless. However, it doesn’t require batteries, so it’s suitable for long treatment sessions without a dying battery forcing you to stop your treatment.
For optimum results, use the Silk’n Jewel once every 2 weeks for 8 weeks. Then, you can use it once a month until you see permanent results. You can also use the device whenever you notice any hair growing in a particular area, top-up when needed.
Silk’n Flash&Go Jewel has a 2-year warranty against manufacturing defects and a 60-day money-back guarantee.
Skin & Hair Types
Silk’n Jewel is safe for use on white, beige, ivory, medium brown, and dark brown skin tones. It’s not safe for use on natural darker skins such as brownish black ones.
Moreover, it’s applicable on blond, light brown, medium brown, dark brown, and black hairs, and it’s not safe on light blond, white/grey, and red ones.
Silk'n Jewel Pros
Silk'n Jewel Cons
Silk'n Jewel Price
You can find Silk’n Jewel on the official website for $229. It’s not available on Amazon at the moment, but you can check regularly for any updates and offers.
As mentioned in the previous one, the problem is collecting the reviews. However, this particular device is not as good as other silk’n devices such as Express and Infinite. So, you won’t find much users or reviews.
Anyway, like other devices of silk’n, the problem is false claims. Customers that are not satisfied say that it’s slow in showing results and slower for application. So, it doesn’t deserve high rating.
Our opinion is just like customers’, Silk’n Jewel is slower, less effective than the next 2 models, Express and Infinite. Moreover, there are many other faster, more effective devices with lifetime usage on the market today such as SS Bare http://184.108.40.206/smoothskin-ipl-hair-removal-systems/#SmoothSkin_Bare_IPL. Why would you buy one which is slow, semi-durable, and not as effective as others for nearly the same price?
So, we see that Silk’n Jewel deserves only 3.2 out of 5 stars.
Silk'n Flash&Go Luxx Hair Removal Device
Silk’n Flash&Go Luxx hair removal is the next generation of the famous Silk’n Flash&Go Original. It’s a powerful and effective device. Moreover, it uses the same HPL technology of previous devices. Also, Flash&Go Luxx is portable and easy to use, but with less flashes.
Approval & Recommendation
Just like previous devices, Silk’n Luxx is FDA-cleared for use on all body and facial areas. Moreover, it’s clinically tested to be effective for safe individual at-home hair removal. It also has a CE marking for EU standards.
Silk’n Luxx is another semi-durable product that provides 120,000 flashes enough for up to 9 years of use thanks to its wide window. Moreover, it’s applicable on all facial and body areas.
As a powerful, convenient device, Silk’n Luxx has a 5J/cm2 power output. With a wider 4 cm2 treatment window, this means 20J per flash. The most powerful between Silk’n models.
However, it has only 3 intensity levels, which is a negative thing compared to other devices that have 5 levels.
For optimum results, use Flash&Go Luxx once every 2 weeks for 2-4 weeks, you should notice results within this period. If not, you can complete a course of 6-8 sessions, then top-up when needed.
Silk’n Luxx features 2 ways of application: Stamp&flash for small, sensitive areas, and glide&flash mode for larger areas.
Moreover, safety is guaranteed with the ready indicator light, integrated UV filter, skin color sensor, and safety sensor tip for more safe, controlled treatments. However, the same problem is here, safety sensor doesn’t automatically adjust the suitable treatment level according to your skin tone.
Also, Silk’n Flash & Go express is a cord device, it doesn’t support cordless use, too. However, like other versions, it works without using batteries, just connect it to the power source and start your treatment.
Silk’n Flash&Go Luxx has a 2-year warranty against manufacturing defects and a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Skin & Hair Types
Silk’n Luxx is suitable on light and medium skin tones from very white to medium brown ones. It’s not safe for use on dark skins such as dark brown and brownish black skin tones.
Moreover, it works on all hair colors except light blond, white/grey, and red ones.
Silk'n Luxx Pros
Silk'n Luxx Cons
Silk'n Luxx Price
Unfortunately, there’re no available information at the moment about the price neither on the official web site nor on Amazon. However, it used to cost around $240 on retailer websites. Make sure you check regularly for any updates.
Flash&Go Luxx is one of the beloved choices for users around the world. Although it doesn’t have much popularity like other renowned devices, it has relatively high rating.
Most people who said they do not love this product gave no reasons but slow results and some pain. However, they never give any information about their skin tones, hair colors, hair length, treatment period, or intensity level used.
Anyway, most verified users gave positive comments along with one agreed opinion, it’s a slow-result device.
When you find such a device receiving many nice comments and only one common minus, you cannot disagree with them. Its big problem is the slow results and the attachments.
Such device with big powers should at least include one sensitive areas attachment, this would give it another 0,3 star. In addition, it doesn’t adjust energy level automatically to suit your skin tone, which would be a great plus with another 0,5 star. However, it’s powerful, safe, effective, lifetime product, and elegant. So, it deserves from us a 3.2 star rating out of 5.
Silk'n Flash&Go Compact Hair Removal Device
The Flash&Go Compact is not so different from Silk’n Jewel. It’s quite a traditional device with the same abilities but number of flashes. Silk’n Compact comes in 150,000 flashes, 50K more than Jewel and 150K less than Express.
Approval & Recommendation
Silk’n Compact is FDA-approved for personal use at-home. Moreover, it’s developed by dermatologists and clinically tested to work on all facial and body areas.
It has a CE marking for EU safety standards and, of course, it’s recommended by doctors.
As I mentioned before, Silk’n compact comes with a 150,000 flashes cartridge. It’s enough to be used for around 8 years with no need for refill cartridges.
Flash&Go Compact has a 3 cm2 treatment window emitting a flash power of 3-5J/cm2, a total of 9-15J per flash.
It’s recommended to use Silk’n Compact 4-5 treatments once every 2 weeks for 8-10 weeks. You’re supposed to see results after this period. However, you may not notice desired results until your 6th or 7th treatment. Do not worry, this is normal as hair growth stages widely vary.
Silk’n Compact has an integrated safety system that prevents unnecessary pulses. Moreover, it has an integrated UV filter, and a skin tone sensor to detect if treatments are safe on your skin color or not.
Also, it has 5 intensity levels for more convenient treatments. You can start with level 1 if you’re a beginner, then go higher until you feel more comfortable. Do not use an energy level that make you feel uncomfortable.
Silk’n Flash&Go Compact is only used corded, it doesn’t support cordless use. However, this is quite good as it will give you long treatment sessions as it’s not so fast.
Anyway, it features the gliding mode; this way is suitable for large areas as you only need to glide the device over targeted area while pressing the power button. It also provides stamping mode for smaller, more sensitive areas such as face.
Silk’n Flash&Go Compact has a 2-year warranty against manufacturing defects.
Skin & Hair Types
Flash&Go Compact is neither suitable for dark brown or brownish black skins, nor for light blond, white/grey, or red hairs. Other than that, it work on all skins from white or very light blond to medium brown, and all hairs from medium blond to black.
Silk'n Compact Pros
Silk'n Compact Cons
Silk'n Compact Price
Although it’s relatively better than Jewel, Silk’n Flash&Go Compact costs $219 on the official website, $10 less than Silk’n Jewel! Also, it’s on Amazon for only $199 with Silk’n Trim. Make sure to regularly check out for sales and offers.
Silk’n compact is a good device according to user reviews, but it’s not the best of Silk’n. Although there are many positive reviews about the device, it still has its negatives and they are not satisfying at all. Most negative reviews we’ve collected are talking about inefficiency and slow results. However, like in case of all other devices, people never say what intensity level they’ve used or for how long they have been using the device.
A very important factor that decides whether you’re going to notice results or not is making sure you treat the full area. In other words, making sure you never miss a spot. Some people may use a light-based hair remover and they overlap, miss, treat twice, and use high energy level, then they say it’s harmful and unsafe or its inefficient.
So, we separated out comment on this particular device away from people reviews.
No doubt that Silk’n Compact is a great, durable IPL hair remover. However, there are many other more durable, more powerful, and safer devices with similar price. Not to mention the slow results and lake of features. So, it’s not really recommended based on its abilities to its price. That’s why we give Silk’n Compact a 3.7 star rating.
Silk'n Flash&Go Infinity Hair Removal Device
Silk’n Infinity™ is another hair removal superhero, it’s our Silk’n’s top rated one. This device uses an improved technology called eHPL™ (enhanced Home Pulsed Light). It’s a combination of the normal optical light energy and a new Galvanic Energy developed by Silk’n.
The Galvanic Energy works through widening skin pores to let the normal HPL easily reach the hair follicle to treat even the most stubborn, thick hairs.
This way, Silk’n Infinity is able to treat all skin tones and nearly all hair colors. However, exceptions apply.
Silk’n Infinity™ is an effective device that delivers up to 92% hair reduction after around 7-8 treatments. Moreover, for the first time it presents the improved HPL Technology called eHPL, which is a combination of Optical Energy & Galvanic Energy.
It’s a lifetime device with 400,000 flashes. Team up with its 2.7 cm2 flash window, Silk’n Infinity can treat 1,080,000 cm2 enough for up to 22 years of use.
Silk’n Infinity delivers 3-5J/cm2, which means around 12J per flash. Also, it delivers a flash every 1-1.5 seconds, high enough to treat all body hairs in less than 20 minutes.
Moreover, it’s an integrated safety system that prevents unnecessary pulses and an integrated UV filter. It also has a ready/skin tone sensor that detects whether the device is in full contact or not, and whether it’s safe for application on your skin tone or not.
Also, it has 5 energy levels for more convenient, safe treatments. You can start with level 1 (the lowest) if you’re a beginner, then go higher until you feel more comfortable.
Silk’n Infinity is a corded device, it cannot be used cordless. However, it provides 2 application ways: Gliding mode suitable for large areas, Pulsing (stamping) mode for smaller, more sensitive areas such as face.
For optimum results, Silk’n Flash&Go Infinity should be used 7-8 treatments at 2-week intervals. However, you should notice results within 4-5 treatments.
It comes with an extended 2-year warranty against manufacturing defects.
As I said before, Silk’n Infinity uses A mixture of optical energy and Galvanic energy. Using Galvanic Energy makes Silk’n Infinity able to treat larger areas and thicker hairs at less time. The Galvanic energy works more like an electrical source, which works through widening skin pores to let the normal HPL penetrate the hair follicle and disable hair regrowth. The Galvanic is 70-400 µA, which means it’s not harmful at all.
Another important features is the Bluetooth Connectivity. After downloading the Silk’n Infinity™ App, follow the registration and Bluetooth pairing steps to connect your device to your Smartphone. This allows you to keep it away from children as it will not turn on until you do so from your phone.
Skin & Hair Types
Thanks to Silk’n Infinity improved eHPL, the device is able to treat nearly all skin & hair types. Let’s see:
Silk’n Infinity is safe for use on all skin tones if you have medium brown to black hair.
It’s not safe for use on brownish black Skin tones if you have red, blond, or light brown hairs.
Finally, it’s not suitable for medium brown, dark brown, and brownish black skin tones if you have a white or grey hair color.
Silk'n Infinity Pros
Silk'n Infinity Cons
Silk'n Infinity Price
The “best” Silk’n hair removal device costs only $399 on the official website. You can always find sales on Silk’n products so make sure to check up regularly. Also, it’s on Amazon for the same price with sales when use the coupon they provide.
Silk’n Infinity is relatively new to the market, it has not many purchases so you cannot find many reviews about this particular one. However, from all the reviews we have collected from retailers’ websites and the official website, the only serious problem we found is being slow to show results.
Just like all other Silk’n HPL hair removal devices, Flash&Go Infinity is not that effective. You need to wait and have patience to see results. Do not hesitate, the device works! Just give it some time.
Of course, Silk’n Flash&Go Infinity is our Silk’n’s top rated one. The way it works combining Optical and Galvanic energies to give better results, it’s just incredible. This is an innovation which will lead to a new series of safe yet effective HPL hair removal devices.
Moreover, the device provides additional safety through the Bluetooth Connectivity feature. So, you’re not going to worry about your kids or so.
We can say that Silk’n could combine safety, effectiveness, efficiency, and durability in once device. Consequently, we decided to give this device a 4.3 star rating, 0.2 higher than Silk’n Express.
Alternatives To Silk'n
In this section you’re to read a comparison between 3 amazing IPL devices with close ratings. We present Braun Silk-Expert 3001 + Venus Razor, SmoothSkin Bare, and Silk’n Infinity.
Skin & Hair Types:
Skin & Hair Types:
SE 3001 Braun
Skin & Hair Types:
Why Those Alternatives?
The main factor that we consider when we make a comparison between 2 or more devices is their overall ratings. And, you need to know that all ratings we give, we give for reasons and according to precise standards such as safety, durability, features, power, etc.
No matter what you read here about safety, effectiveness, and durability, the best Silk’n HPL hair removal device is $100 more expensive than a very similar device which is Braun Silk-Expert 3. The main reason why Silk’n Infinity deserves this rating is that it’s really durable. While Braun SE 3 only lasts up to 15 years of regular use, this one is more durable by around 8 years.
Anyway, Silk’n Infinity is a great device that delivers great results and greater satisfactory. But, if you want a good Silk’n device with lower cost, then I recommend Silk’n Express.
At the end of this review, you need to know that there are many other devices better, faster, safer, and more effective than all Silk’n devices. However, remember that the more abilities and features a device gives the more it costs.