Philips Lumea SC1981-50 Hair Removal System

For those of you women who want a do it yourself solution for hair removal at home you are in the right place to get those long lasting smooth and silky legs. The Philips Lumea can reduce up to 75% of hair reproduction after only 2 months of use or 4 treatments.

The Lumea SC1981/50 model was actually developed by dermatologist and was tested on more than 2000 women.  So, ladies you get the same quality hair removal system at home as you would going to a professional salon and it is safe to use!

Philips Lumea Comfort IPL Hair Removal System, professional results at home
Philips Lumea Comfort IPL Hair Removal System, professional results at home
Philips Lumea Comfort IPL Hair Removal System, professional results at home

Now lets get into a detailed review of the Philips Lumea hair removal system below. If you want to jump right over to amazon and see what other women have to say about it click here otherwise let’s continue on.

lumea ipl light energy settingsPhilips Lumea Features

  • Integrated UV filter: Protects skin from UV light
  • Skin Tone Sensor: Detects your skin tone
  • Five adjustable light energy settings for different skin types
  • Slide and flash mode for continuous application
  • No replacement parts needed; six years of full body treatments
  • 60 day money-back guarantee
  • Full 2 year warranty

How Does It Work

lumea leg hair removalPhillips is one of the leaders in the healthcare industry. They decided to use a new technology called IPL which stands for Intense Pulse Light that the professional salons do. They hired dermatologist to get this just perfect and it was used by more than 2000 women during the development of it to get it perfect. It is literally a result of over 10 years of research.

When you are using the Lumea hair remover, it actually does gentle pulses of light to the area you are wanting to reduce the hair growth. As the light hits the hair follicle it applies heat that triggers the hair to go into a resting phase which results in the hair naturally falling off and prevents the hair growth.

How To Use It

on dresserIt is recommend you shave, wax or use an epilator before your first use. You will pick a setting on how much energy you want to sent to the hair follicles. After that you place the it in contact with your skin in the area you want to prevent hair growth.

It has a unique feature that will detect if your skin tone is compatible with the unit.  If it is not compatible it will stop emitting pulses immediately.  Once the ready light is on you can then press the flash bottom button to begin the light pulses.

They recommend doing it every other 2 weeks for the first 4 treatments and continue on until you are satisfied with the hair removal.  After that you will be able to determine how much maintenance you will need to do with it based on your own personal hair growth to have those smooth, sexy legs. 🙂 They recommend touch ups once every 4-8 weeks basically.

What Areas Can I Use It For ?

bikini area hair removalThe Lumea Comfort is made to be used all over your body. This does include sensitive areas. You ca use it on your armpits, legs, bikini area, arms and even your stomach.  Here is a guideline from the manufacture on how long to do it for each area.

Application of time to use on body part:

  • Arm pits they suggest 60 to 90 seconds
  • Bikini lie 60-90 seconds
  • Lower leg around 11 minutes.
  • 2.5 minutes for face or sensitive areas

Pros & Cons Phillips Lumea  Comfort

armpit hair removal Advantages:

  • No replacement lamps needed.
  • Can do it in the comfort of your own home
  • Works on natural brown, black and dark blond hair
  • Should provide up to 6 years of treatments


  • Is not effective on women with light blond, red, white or grey hair
  • The flash is pretty bright, might want to wear sunglasses

Customer Reviews

suitable skin tonesThere are mixed results in reading the reviews on amazon. There were many women who said it didn’t work as good as the professional treatments.  Some where actually impatient as well giving their reviews after only 1-2 treatments.

Other women did see results after following the prescribed schedule of treatments.  One gal did recommend starting with energy setting 1 the first time so you get used to it and then move up after that treatment.

A few women did mention that it had a small tingle feeling like the professional treatment she had done but it was not painful.

Final Thoughts

I really did not get a comfortable feeling after reading all the reviews to be honest. It was not enough for me to highly recommend this product and I would honestly consider the tria hair laser removal system personally.

I’m not saying this is a bad product but please read the reviews yourself here at amazon before you purchase it.