I recently had the opportunity to test and review the new Lumea Prestige by Philips France. As I travel often this DIY alternative to hair removal was something I was definitely interested in incorporating into my beauty routine.

After the experience, I can definitely say that I will continue to use the still use the #philipslumea IPL because after regular treatments the amount of body hair significantly decreased. In my opinion, this is a great solution for people who want to save money on expensive laser hair removal in salons. Besides, it is great for people like me who do not like to experience pain – unlike laser hair removal Philips Lumea is completely painless.

How does it work?

Let me remind you about how the Philips Lumea device works. It is an IPL hair removal system, so it works to stop the regrowth of hair, so you can enjoy being hair free for up to 8 weeks after the last treatment. The device has a technology called Intense Pulsed Light, the light reaches directly to the root of the hair, so the growth is inhibited, which leads to the gradual loss of hair. After 4-5 treatments, you can achieve very good results. The device will not work as effectively with red, blond or grey hair but is ideal for people with dark hair with fair skin, perfect for me!


This hair removal device uses pulses of light (IPL) that are equipped with a flash that emits UV, blue, green, yellow, orange and infrared light. All of them are triggered in one flash, but only orange, red and infrared light can penetrate the skin deep enough to effectively interact with the roots and stop the regrowth of hair. The other beam of light (UV, blue, green, and yellow) are absorbed by a shallower layer of skin (epidermis).

My feelings after one month?

I love this product because it not only saves me time and money on visits to a salon but I can do it when and where I want in the comfort of my own home or take it with me when I travel. Traditional ways of removing hair like shaving and waxing had always irritated my sensitive skin and using the#lumeaprestige I had zero irritation. I am particularly pleased with the result of hair removal in such sensitive area as underarms and bikini because my skin remained smooth for longer than it had done
previously using saving or waxing techniques.

Not only does the #philipslumea actually work but it also looks great. The design is made in a way that it is very easy to hold and use. It honestly is the best and most convenient solution that I have found for hair removal. For most of us who are always on the move but still want to take care of ourselves, it makes life much easier.

What else do I need to know?

1. Additional attachments – pay attention to make sure you have selected the correct attachment based on the area you are treating. You have one for each area of the body based on the size of the area.

2. No need to replace the flash – means also no hidden costs. All we want to have is a product which is efficient and effective without any hidden additional costs. Of course, if there is no need to replace the lamp, it also means lack of risks of damaging the unit during the exchange.

3. Flash life – In some devices, the flash should be replaced very often and replacement can be very expensive however the lamp life by #philipslumea is extremely long lasting up to 250 000 flashes.

4. Wireless device – I never a fan of devices with cables and with the #philipslumea I can relax because it is completely wireless!

All in all, it is a great product and if you’re interested in testing it out for your self you can visit Philips.fr and using the code THEBALLOONDIARYLUMEA you will receive a 30% discount. Available until01/07/18.