In the rather upmarket product box was the hair removal device itself, an EU plug power supply with 1.2m cord, UK plug adaptor, safety classes and a well written but rather small User Guide. I enclose a scan of the User Guide at the end of the unboxing video. Switch to full screen and pause to read it.
Build quality seems excellent. The device itself seems well made and robust and sits nicely in the hand. At the front of the device is the flash window which is held against the skin when in use. At the rear is the power in socket. On the top is the large operating button with the intensity level display window above it. and The five-level intensity control button is on the underside of the unit and this is also used to turn the device off and on. The supplied power cord at just 1.2M is on the short side so care will need to be taken when positioning the device. The protective glasses included in the kit are large and protect the whole eye area.
Like every Laser hair removal device, this will not suit every skin type. Naturally blonde red or grey haired people and sufferers with some skin conditions should also not attempt to use it. This is also discussed in detail in the User Guide. It is also advised to test the skin with the unit before sustained use.
To use the unit first clean the skin and remove excess hair to give better access to the hair follicles. Clean the Flash window on the device. Press and hold the power/intensity button for one second and wait until the status light shows green. Test the sensor by holding the flash window against the skin and confirm the status light flickers red. Short press the Power/intensity button to select the desired level. Position the flash window against the skin and when the red light flickers press the flash button. It will take the unit one to three seconds after this to recycle and be ready for the next flash. If unused for five minutes the device will go into standby mode and the intensity level set to the default of level one.
Does it work? After a couple of sessions with it my partner tells me she finds it is as easy to use and seems to work just as well as the far more expensive unit she has been using up to now. Of course, time will tell how it shapes up in the long term but so far all seems good. The current Amazon price of £94.99 is excellent and about a quarter of the price of a comparable Big Name rival.
- Great price
- Good build quality
- 5 intensity levels
- Easy to use
- No carry case
- UK plug adaptor needed
- Short power cable