The Best IPL Hair Removal Devices On The Market: Top 5 For 2019

If you’ve wandered around on our site and read our IPL hair removal reviews, you may have already picked a suitable IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device for you. If this is the first article you’ve read on IPL hair removal systems, don’t worry – we’ve also linked to our full reviews whenever possible. This top 5 is meant just to give you an overview of the best IPL devices on the market.

We wanted to find the best products for you, only considering the performance and features rather than the price. But we’ve also linked to more detailed reviews of each product below. Without further ado, here are the best IPL devices a woman could put her hands on.

1. Veezy Ultra Light Face and Body IPL

The Veezy Ultra Light is one of the best new IPL devices (in our opinion it’s also one of the best looking).

IPL technology has come a long way in the last few years. The Veezy’s quartz flash bulb lasts for an impressive 350,000 flashes before needing to be replaced. The manufacturers claim that it can remove 90% of the hair after 10 treatments.

The Veezy has an Automatic Lighting Mode that senses your skin and only flash when it’s directly over the skin. This is a great feature that makes it much easier and safer to use (it prevents you from flashing it in your eyes).

It also uses 3rd-generation Veezy anti-scald technology to keep it safe and relatively pain-free. However, like all IPL devices, it may not work on all skin tones or hair colors. We recommend checking the skin tone chart in the product info to make sure it will work for you.

Specifications and Features

  • Cartridge lasts for 350,000 flashes
  • 90% reduction in hair after 10 treatments
  • 3rd-gen anti-scald technology
  • Automatic Lighting Mode
  • Can be used on face, bikini area, legs, arms, or armpits

2. Remington IPL6000USA I-Light Pro

This one is the bronze winner of this competition. The Remington IPL6000USA I-Light Pro is one of the most trusted devices on the market, for two reasons. The first one is the name. Remington is one of the best manufacturers of cosmetic devices, especially popular in Europe and Australia. The second ​reason is the quality of the iLIGHT Pro device, which guarantees amazing results in the shortest time possible.

Even if it’s safe, well designed, built from resistant materials and guaranteed to work, it has a couple of flaws that make it come in second place. First of all, the light cartridge has a short usage period, coming with only 1,500 flashes, requiring a cartridge replacement approximately every three full body sessions (it comes with three extra cartridges for a total of 6,000 flashes). Second, it’s a corded device, making it less mobile and user-friendly. However, you will learn how to use it at home pretty quickly. That’s because of the detailed instructional DVD, included in the buying package.

The key feature of this device is the cost-efficient treatment it offers. It will cost you less than a couple of sessions at the local beauty salon, and it has similar effects.

If you want to learn more about the features, upsides and downsides of this IPL epilator, price and many other aspects, check out our full review!

Specifications and Features

  • FDA cleared and clinically proven
  • Proprietary ProPulse technology
  • Cartridge with 1,500 flashes
  • Faster treatment
  • Built-in skin tone sensor, skin contact sensors, five energy levels and corded operation
  • Instruction manual plus DVD
  • Lint-free cloth
  • Backed by 2-year limited warranty

3. Silk’n Flash&Go

The Silk’n Flash&Go is a simple-to-use and efficient home ​version of the ​devices used at the beauty salon for semi-permanent epilation. This device uses “Home Pulse Light” technology, a patented variation of IPL, specially modified to be safe and efficient for home use. FDA and other safety institutions have tested and approved the technology used in the Silk’n Flash&Go hair removal system. Its design and skin friendliness make it perfect for usage in smaller areas, such as the bikini line or the underarms. It’s designed for both women and men, and it can safely be used on face (but not by men with thick beards).

The light cartridge of this device is good for 5,000 pulses, after which it must be ​changed. An extra cartridge is included when you buy the Silk’n Flash&Go, but after that you’ll have to buy them separately. They are sold by the manufacturer, but it can be hard to find them at local beauty shops. However, you can easily order them online, either straight from the manufacturer or from large online retailers such as Amazon or Target.

What we like most about the Silk’n Flash&Go and the company that produces it, is the care they show for their customers. Besides a very thorough and well-structured user manual, you will also get an instructional DVD. Follow their advice, and you should achieve perfect results.

But before you make a choice, you ​may want to have a look at our full review o​f the Silk’n Flash&Go IPL device​.

Specifications and Features

  • Pulse speed for faster treatment
  • Cartridge lasts for 5,000 pulses
  • Extra cartridge included
  • Uses Home Pulsed Light (HPL) technology
  • FDA cleared
  • Gives permanent hair removal results
  • Best for use around the bikini line
  • Backed by 1-year warranty

4. Tanda Me Smooth

Coming in fourth on our list of top 5 IPL devices is the Me Smooth hair removal kit. This cute and user-friendly device will make your hair removal routine easier. During the first two or three months of using the Me Smooth, you may not ​much change, and you will still need to continue using your current epilation method along with the Me Smooth. But after the first few months, you will be able to give up razors and only use this device once a month. Your skin will stay smooth and hairless, because ​this device will inhibit the hair growth straight from the roots.

The device doesn’t come with any other special features or accessories ​compared to the rest of the IPL ​devices in its class. However, what’s different about it and the thing that made us choose it ​as fourth place​, is its Elos technology. This innovative ​IPL type is suit​able for ALL skin tones and hair colors. The pulse of light ​does not target the pigment of the hair root, but ​rather its texture, making it safe and efficient for darker​ skin tones and lighter hair colors. However, it’s not recommended for men to use it on thick facial hair. FDA approved this new technology, but you should still read and follow the instructions and advice of the manufacturer.

For a deeper and more detailed review of this IPL hair removal kit, you ​can check out our take on the ​Me Smooth IPL device!

5. ​Silk’n Sensepil

The ​Silk’n Sensepil is one of the most simple and easy-to-use ​handheld devices for ​IPL hair removal at home. It’s completely safe, but even ​though it is approved for general use by the FDA, the manufacturer​ does not recommend using it ​​with darker skin tones. ​

The device is not exclusively designed for women, ​but also works well on men’s skin. However, men should not use it on facial hair​. Women can safely use it to remove the hair on their chin or around their eyes​​ – just make sure​ to keep your eyes closed the entire time.

One of the reasons we put ​this device in ​5th place​ is its light source. It uses a 750-flash light cartridge, ​although it includes two replacement​ cartridges. A single cartridge will last about two or three treatments. Since you will need about 6 months of bimonthly usage for ​full results, you will need to buy a new set of cartridges in order to maintain smooth skin. An indicator will let you know when the light cartridge ​needs replacement.

Specifications and Features

  • ​2 disposable lamp cartridges (​one replacement and one pre-installed)
  • FDA-cleared and CE listed
  • ​Dimensions: 4.7″ L x 4.7″ W x 4.7″ H
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs
  • Minimal discomfort, easy to use
  • Backed by 1-year warranty


After reviewing ​lots of different hair removal devices and methods, we’ve reached the conclusion that IPL hair removal systems are the best solution. Even if you have to wait 3 to 5 months for ​full results, ​in the long run the IPL method will save you both money and time. It’s true that not all products are good for everyone, especially for women with darker skin or lighter hair colors, but we have found IPL devices that will work in these cases.

If you are thinking of changing your ​hair removal method, ​IPL is the one you should choose. However, if you think IPL will not work for you, take a look at our other articles on​ hair removal creams, ​epilators, and other permanent hair removal methods!