Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Silk'n Flash & Go Hair Removal System


RATING (out of 5 stars): 4 stars

COST: $299

THE SKINNY: Flash & Go is a permanent hair removal tool. It uses a flash of light to remove hair.

I have to admit I was a little intimidated by this product when I pulled it out of the box. You plug it in and it turns on with a little whir. Then you hold it to skin, pull the trigger and a warm flash of light zaps hair. It has a warm, kind of odd sensation and makes a pop that scared me the first few times.

But it works! I've been using Flash & Go per the directions for about eight weeks and hair in the areas of use (I started with tough, but small spots like knees and underarms) is much lighter. The package says that complete removal can take upwards of a year because of hair growth cycles.

I really love this for my sensitive skin. No more razor burn! The product is also safe for use in more sensitive areas such as the bikini line and face, according to the company.

The only downside is that it is a little time-consuming. So set aside a while for the first few treatments ... or consider SensEpil (which is designed for larger areas, but is a bit pricier). These products also only works on lighter skin tones so make sure to check the information before you buy.

Overall, I really love it. It is an expensive tool, but if you are serious about permanent hair removal this is a great option. Anything to make hair removal easier and less frequent. I expect to see more complete result at the end of a year and will report back then!

KEEP OR TOSS: Keep.

CHECK IT OUT: You can buy Flash & Go from retailers such as Sephora, where most of the reviews are also positive, or directly from Silk'n. For the next week, Silk'n is offering all Beauty Test Dummies readers a 15% discount with code BEAUTYTEST.

-- Tested by Carrie