Our expert view
The SmoothSkin Pure Mini packs all of the brand's extensive 40-year knowledge into one device. From its super-powerful IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology to the ultra-precise attachment head, this is SmoothSkin's best device yet.
This mini-but-mighty at-home hair removal device uses salon-level tech to stunt your hair regrowth in as little as 4 weeks. Hair grows back sparser, finer and lighter in colour. And after an initial 12-week treatment period, stays put for months at a time. The additional precision head lets you target smaller areas with ease too, for effortlessly smooth skin from top-to-toe.
It's one of the safest devices available too. It features a built-in skin sensor which cleverly adapts to your skin tone. And if case you needed any more reassurance, the brand's IPL technology has been used in over 5,000 clinical treatments – performed on all skin tones and hair colours.
Use it on your face and body for fuss-free, hair removal treatments at home. All you need to do is stick to the initial treatment regimen. Treat your entire body (in just 10 minutes!) once a week for 12 weeks, then top up your results with a treatment every 2–4 months. No more daily shaving or painful waxing!
- SmoothSkin Pure Mini
- Precision Head Attachment
- User Manual
- Mains Cable
- Power Supply
HOW IT WORKS
Backed by over 40 years of research, SmoothSkin's IPL technology is one of the fastest and most powerful for home use. The SmoothSkin Pure Mini emits a light energy which is transferred through the skin and absorbed the melanin in the hair shaft.
This light energy converts to heat energy, stunting the hair follicle and hair regrowth. These treated hairs will naturally begin to fall out over the coming days and weeks.
But our hair grows in a four-stage cycle – growing, transition, resting and shedding – which means only some of your hair follicles will be in their prime for hair removal treatments. That's why it's essential to keep up with weekly treatments for 12 weeks.
After these 12 weeks, the SmoothSkin Pure Mini will have removed up to 97% of your hair. So after this initial treatment period, you'll only need to complete top-up treatments (usually every 2–4 months) to keep seeing the results you want.
HOW TO USE
Step 1: Prepare the treatment area by cleansing, patting dry and removing visible hair with a razor.
Step 2: Patch test the device on your skin and wait 24 hours.
Step 3: Ensure your skin is suitable for treatment, then continue with your hair removal session.
Step 4: Plug in and power on the device.
Step 5: Press the device flat against your skin, and activate the device with the activation button.
Step 6: Move to the next area and repeat Step 5.
Step 7: There's also the option to activate the Glide mode for faster treatments.
WHO CAN USE SMOOTHSKIN?
SmoothSkin is suitable for those with skin type I to V according to the Fitzpatrick Scale. It is not suitable for use on white, grey or red hair.
Since grey and white hair do not contain enough or any melanin, IPL treatment will never work on these hair colours. Red hair contains a different type of melanin, which is also not responsive to IPL.
SmoothSkin is also not suitable for very dark skin tones (VI on the Fitzpatrick Scale), as it can cause skin damage.
DO NOT try to open SMOOTHSKIN, as this may expose you to dangerous electrical components.
DO NOT use if SMOOTHSKIN is damaged; for example, cracked handset, cable damage (internal wires visible), cracked or broken glass on the handset, etc. This may result in injury.
DO NOT use near bathtubs, showers, basins or other vessels containing water. If SMOOTHSKIN becomes wet, it should not be used.
DO NOT use if SMOOTHSKIN becomes uncomfortably hot to touch. This may indicate that the unit is damaged.
DO NOT use on areas with semi-permanent makeup or tattooed skin. This may cause irritation.
DO NOT use a power supply or other component, other than those provided for use with SMOOTHSKIN. This may damage the unit and cause it to stop working.
DO NOT attempt to activate (flash) SMOOTHSKINbonto any surface other than skin. WARNING no modification of this equipment is allowed.
DO NOT position SMOOTHSKIN so that it is difficult to disconnect from the mains supply.
DO NOT USE if you have had a skin peel treatment on the area you wish to treat. Please wait 30 days after a skin peel before treating with SMOOTHSKIN. Treating tanned skin with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) may result in permanent Hyperpigmentation (Darkening) or Hypopigmentation (lightening) of the treated skin.
DO NOT USE If you have a known sensitivity to sunlight (photosensitivity) or are taking medication that makes the skin more sensitive and causes photosensitivity, and/or topical retinoids. Always check the instruction leaflet that comes with your medicinal product, to see if photosensitivity is listed as a side effect. Use of SMOOTHSKIN on photosensitive skin could result in skin damage such as swelling or blisters.
SMOOTHSKIN should be kept out of the reach of children under 18 years of age. Children should not use, play with, maintain or clean the device. There are a number of potential risks – exposure to the light output causing burns or eye damage, electrocution, strangulation from the cables.
SMOOTHSKIN hould be kept out of reach of pets and pests which could damage the device. Potential risks include reduced function and electrocution.
SMOOTHSKIN is not intended for use by persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities. Unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning safe and proper use of the device by a person responsible for their safety.
SMOOTHSKIN glass filter is a critical component that will get hot during use.
DO NOT touch the filter during or directly after use. Regularly inspect the filter for damage.
DO NOT use SMOOTHSKIN if the filter is cracked or missing. Ensure that SMOOTHSKIN treatment window is clean and free from debris. Any debris on or around the treatment window during operation may result in temporary skin changes such as redness or swelling.
Hair removal by lasers or intense pulse light sources can cause increased hair growth in some individuals. Based upon currently available data, the highest risk groups for this response are females of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and South Asian heritage treated on the face and neck.
DO NOT use SMOOTHSKIN on any area where you may want hair to grow back.
DO NOT use SMOOTHSKIN device on man's face, jaw, or neck. The hair in a man's beard area is too dense and using SMOOTHSKIN device in these areas may result in skin injury.
SMOOTHSKIN is not recommended for use on red, grey or blonde hair.
SMOOTHSKIN is not effective on these hair colours.