IPL and You: My Review of the Philips Lumea Comfort IPL

Just think, thousands of years ago humankind discovered fire, which transformed the way that they lived. Fast forward to modern day, and now we’ve advanced to the point where we have devices that can remove hair using just light. Well, “intense pulsing” light, which is even thought of being able to rejuvenate skin, on top of removing unwanted hair.

Just like everything else nowadays, there are multiple options when it comes to getting something done, and hair removal is no exception. Between shaving, waxing, tweezing, and light treatment, the decision isn’t so simple now, and won’t be getting any easier because the industry is becoming so competitive.


So I’m sure you’ve heard all the different marketing spiels before: instant hair removal, permanent hair reduction, now it’s there now it’s not. With all the noise out there in the industry, who even has the time to try and research what exactly is the best?.

Luckily for you, I’ve taken my time to test out the Philips Lumea Comfort SC1981, so that I can hopefully end my search for hair removal devices, and hopefully end yours too!

So why the Philips Lumea out of everything out there?

Like I mentioned before, the Lumea uses IPL (intense pulsing light) technology to get rid of unwanted hair, and it has actually reduced in growth after just a couple treatments. Not only is my leg, arm, and underarm hair growing slower, my skin actually feels softer as a result from the uses.
philips lumea IPL

The Light and UV Filter

When you hear intense light that probably sets off alarms in your head “Alert! Skin cancer. Alert!” But fear not, the Philips Lumea has an advanced UV filter that blocks out the harmful rays. On top of that, you know it won’t damage your skin since the FDA approved it. It’s pretty awesome if you ask me.

Continuous Action With Slide and Flash Mode

Philips Lumea-Slide-Flash-mode

Slide and Flash mode for a more convenient application

While other hair removal devices typically force you to keep continuously pressing the button to move along your body. However, with the Lumea you won’t get tired of pressing the button because it has a mode that keeps it running constantly. Add another point to the convenient category for the Philips Lumea!

Set Price With No Extras

Of all the features of the Lumea Comfort, the fact that there are no extra fees or replacement parts is probably the best of them all. Unlike the competition, there are no lamps, bulbs, or gels that you need to buy or replace after use. All you need is the Philips Lumea IPL unit, and you’re ready to start removing some hair!

Small, Light Convenient Design

Even though this isn’t my favorite feature of them all, it’s still another reason why you should get this freakin‘ thing. Coupled with the cord so that you don’t have to keep recharging, doing treatments isn’t such a chore anymore.


Final Verdict

The jury is in, and the final verdict is that this little device is the real deal. Just like anyone else would be, I was skeptical about how effective it would be, given its small size and price.

Philips IPL session treatment

To maintain these results, simply repeat the treatment when needed. Time between treatments may vary based on your individual hair regrowth.

When I first got it, I decided to give it a couple of months before expecting results. To my surprise, I noticed an immediate change to how fast the hairs were growing. The first little test I did, I zapped my arms and the hair grew back in just patches, and it was actually easy to tell where I had missed some spots.

Please Note: While this unit is very handy, it is NOT intended for my sisters out there with dark skin or light colored hairs!


I really only use it about once a week for the legs, bikini, and torso area and the results are nothing short of astonishing. After around two months of use, the hair grows back so slowly, it’s incredible.

Before using the Philips Lumea comfort, I used to shave my legs almost every morning and sometimes at night to have smooth legs all day long. Now I can go 2 or 3 days before I have to break down and remove them again, and even after those days it’s still just barely growing in.

Don’t forget; this isn’t shaving, so there are no more dreadful ingrown hairs that can result in blemishes in your skin. Everywhere I’ve used it has been growing hair nearly half as fast as before.

Overall, you really can’t afford not to give this bad boy a try!

9.5 Total Score
Our Reviews? Excellent!

Philips Lumea Comfort IPL SC1981 is the newest line of Philips’ IPL hair removal systems and is showing exceptionally great results!.

  • Can use on face and body.
  • Fast treatment times.
  • Small and light design.
  • Very affordable price.
  • Not safe and does not work on darker skin colors or red, blonde, grey or white hair.
  • People with certain conditions, ie; epilepsy, cannot safely use IPL system to control hair growth.
User Rating: 5 (1 votes)

I'm Amanda. I'm a wife and a mum with two amazing little boys - obsessed with getting rid of all of the hair on my body. Here's my stories.

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