A Review Of Philips Lumea SC2009 IPL Hair Remover

Philips Lumea SC2009 Review
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For women especially, constantly shaving feels like it takes up half our lives. The Philips Lumea SC2009 is an easy way to do away with that tedious task without having to pay a professional. I love it!

IPL (intense pulsated light) technology has become a popular alternative to laser hair removal. It is now common to find salons offering IPL hair removal at lower costs compared to hair removal using laser machines. But not all of us have the time to go to visit a salon several times until all hair is removed.

Luckily, you don’t have to go to a professional to take advantage of IPL hair removal technology. The Phillips Lumea SC2009 is a cordless IPL hair removal device that uses enhanced IPL to remove hair on your body, face and bikini area from the comfort of your home.

It is completely safe to use and you will notice results within 4 to 5 treatments. Read on to learn more in my review.

Philips Lumea SC2009 review

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What are you buying?

1. Safe and easy IPL hair removal

Lumea uses proven IPL technology to slow down hair growth. Like Laser technology, IPL works by directing wavelengths towards the hair. Hair follicles absorb this light which turns into heat that slows down hair growth.

The main difference between the two is that laser uses a single specific wavelength while IPL uses multiple wavelengths. But both are proven and safe methods to remove hair.

Philips collaborated with many experts including dermatologists to make sure the Lumea was not only effective but also safe for your skin. As long as you follow the usage instructions, you should be safe. Even those with sensitive skin can use this device.

2. Ideal for most of the body

Unlike many traditional hair removal methods that have all sorts of limits on where you can use them, the Philips Lumea SC2009 can be used most areas of your body. This includes your face, arms, legs and bikini line.

It works great whether you want to remove your side burns or achieve smooth underarms. It can work on large areas such as your legs as well as targeted and more delicate sections such as your bikini area.

3. Two treatment modes and adjustable intensity levels

The Philips Lumea SC2009 hair remover has several settings to meet the needs of different users.

There are two treatment modes. The first mode, called slide and flash, is handy when you are working on larger areas of your skin such as legs and arms. It allows you to simply slide the device over your skin while you press down the flash button.

The second mode, called step and flash, allows for more targeted treatment on small areas such as armpits, bikini line and knees. In this mode, you place the device over the target area, trigger the flash and then lift up the device again before moving on.

In addition to the two modes, you can also change the intensity of the wavelengths emitted. For instance if you have sensitive skin or are working on a sensitive part, you can use a lower intensity.

How easy is it to use?

Quite easy. The device is cordless so you don’t have to worry about a tangled cord as you try to shave your legs. There are indicators to show you when the device and fan are on.

Philips recommends starting on the lowest intensity and then increasing it based on your skin tone, hair colour and how you are feeling. At no time should you feel any pain. If you feel uncomfortable, reduce the intensity.

When working on different parts of your body, you can switch attachments for better and faster shaving. There are three attachments available and they are easy to remove and attach.

When you are done, there is a handy storage pouch where you can safely store the device.

What accessories are included?

The most important accessories included along with the Lumea are the three attachments. There is one for use on the body, your face and your bikini area. There is also a storage pouch for storage plus a power adapter for charging the device when it runs low.

No other attachments, not even gels, safety goggles or lamps, are needed to use the Philips Lumea IPL hair remover.


  • Easy to use.
  • Fast and long lasting results.
  • Highly effective at stopping hair growth.
  • Adjustable mode and settings.


  • Can’t work on long hair. Philips recommends epilating, waxing or shaving the target area first before using the IPL hair remover.

Anything else you should know?

IPL technology does not work on all hair colours and skin tones. It cannot be used on white/grey hair and dark skin tones. Check the manual for exact usage advice.


For women especially, constantly shaving feels like it takes up half our lives. The Philips Lumea SC2009 is an easy way to do away with that tedious task without having to pay a professional. I love it!

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