Lisa Haynes surveys if one diminutive device can reduce unwanted hairs and wrinkles.
“As a beauty writer, I’m always trying to stay one step ahead of industry trends, but dermaplaning – aka shaving your face – think I’ll pass, thanks.
I am willing to try the less daunting No!No! Pro 3, however, in the quest for a smoother complexion free of those peach-fuzzy hairs (and occasional bristly looking suspects).
This latest model in the hair removal device range has upped its game, with the addition of an LED attachment which promises to diminish wrinkles as well as hair.
“The handheld device uses pulsed thermicon technology (gentle heat) to zap away hairs, so there’s no painful tugging or plucking involved.
"The trade-off is a faint odour of singed hair, but thankfully, it’s just gentle heat, so not scary.
“The effects weren’t immediate though. It took almost a month of using the device two to three times a week before I noticed less regrowth, and much finer hair if it did make a reappearance.
“Using the LED attachment easily converts the No!No! into an anti-ageing tool too. It’s quick to use (less than seconds) and relaxing (I did it in front of the TV.
“While I haven’t been as religious about using the LED, I have noticed my age spot imperfections have faded, so it’s a Yes!Yes! to both uses.
“Just don’t expect instant fuzz and line-free skin.”
* The No!No! Pro 3 is available with free LED Beauty Tip attachment for €300 at Boots until the end of 2015 ( www.Boots.ie ).
You’ve heard of the selfie, now meet the #helfie. That’s the hashtag people are using to tag a good hair day on social media (13,000 and counting on Instagram).
According to a survey by JOICO haircare, 40% of women believe the best time to take a selfie is when their hair is looking good, and 66% say that good hair was more important to them than a stylish outfit.
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