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Over the last year or so, IPL hair removal services have become increasingly popular for both men and women.

Although we’re all aware and familiar with the tested and long-time phrase of how “beauty is pain”, we don’t always have to succumb to that notion!

Enters Ulike’s new Sapphire Air-3 IPL Hair Removal Handset, which has been given the stamp of approval as the “Best Laser Hair Removal Device” by British Vogue this year.

When it comes to beauty products or devices, I’m all about convenience, ease of use, how much time I can save, and whether it addresses my concerns. And this IPL hair removal device checks all the boxes.

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One of the leading providers of home beauty devices since its inception in 2013, Ulike is selling over three million units in 17 countries worldwide.

With research and development at its core and determined to solve all our hair removal problems, Ulike has birthed portable, professional, and pain-free laser hair removal devices.

These nifty devices are designed to provide salon-grade hair removal experiences in the comfort of your own home or anywhere you deem fit!

Ulike’s handsets also guarantee results in only four to six weeks, as opposed to the eight-week industry standard of IPL hair removal services.

First impressions of the Ulike Sapphire Air-3 IPL Hair Removal Handset

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Personally, packaging matters to me (and to many). Ulike’s hair removal devices have one of the sleekest designs I’ve landed my eyes on. Not to mention, the Sapphire Air-3 is decked in adorable pastel purple.

Each set comes with one Sapphire Air-3 IPL device, an adaptor, professional IPL safety glasses, a shaver and soothing body creams, a storage box, and a comprehensive user manual guide.

I love how everything you need or may need is provided. You won’t need to purchase safety glasses separately or have to head to the store to grab gels to soothe your skin if your hair removal session went wrong.

You’ll also have a drawstring pouch, which makes it easy to pack and bring along on your staycations or even to hotel rooms overseas!

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Ulike Sapphire Air-3 IPL Hair Removal Handset review

A cost-effective alternative

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If you’re always spending frivolously on costly IPL hair removal services at salons, why not invest all that time, energy, and money into a handy at-home device?

We may not realise it, but a lifetime of shaving, waxing, or hair removal services can rack up to thousands of dollars.

However, one salon treatment’s cost is equal to purchasing a Ulike device and you get a private alternative to traditional beauty salons — definitely a plus point for me since I won’t have to go through the hassle of finding a free slot in my busy schedule when booking an appointment.

You’ll also be saving time and costs of travelling to a beauty salon, which can be considered a luxury for some of us busy, modern girls!

Icy pain-free treatments

I used to epilate my legs which is a painful choice but the only effective method I’ve tried that can leave my legs bare and hair-free for one to two weeks.

At times, I end up having to shave after I epilate to ensure all my stubborn hair is removed, I get ingrown hairs, or my skin gets inflamed as ripping your hair out with a device can be too rough on the skin.

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This hair removal handset has an advanced cooling system that you can’t typically find in IPL services at beauty parlours.

The only of its kind, their patented Sapphire Ice-cooling Technology keeps your skin’s temperature at a very comfortable 20°C for up to 30 minutes of use.

Using it felt like I had a cooling globe of ice gliding down my skin, which is a bonus especially in Singapore’s recent scorching weather.

I also didn’t experience any common side effects nor did I need to apply any gels or creams after as my skin didn’t get irritated at all.

Easy to use

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There are two ways of treatment to go about: the spot method and the auto-glide method. For the former, it’s basically distributing the IPL to specified and small areas (like your fingers or upper lips) one flash at a time.

The auto-glide method is a smart, automatic, and user-friendly mode that has the IPL flash once every 0.7 seconds.

I only had to hold the device without pressing any buttons and slowly move it down my legs which only took less than two minutes for both my lower legs.

It was really easy to incorporate into my nighttime routine as well. After showering, shaving, and skincare, I put on music or a podcast and go through with a comfortable treatment before sleeping!

This IPL hair removal device also has an easy-to-follow treatment schedule where you’ll have to do the treatment every day for the first two weeks; treat twice per week in the third and fourth week; and treat once a month or as required for maintenance after the first month of treatments.

Three comfortable modes for a head-to-toe treatment

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The Ulike Sapphire Air-3 IPL Hair Removal Handset features adjustable power levels for the whole body, even delicate areas like the bikini areas.

As suggested, I used the regular mode for my arms and legs, and the power mode for my armpits. After understanding the different modes, it gets easier to use because of how straightforward it is.

Plus, I get extra peace of mind enjoying the treatment and knowing that I’m treating different areas of my body accurately with the best IPL power levels.

Inside the user manual’s quick start guide, there’s even a table and section where Ulike recommends the specific mode that’s most effective for your skin shade and hair colour.

Highly safe and effective

Ulike’s devices are FDA-cleared, SGS certified, and backed by over 30 global safety certifications.

The Sapphire Air-3 IPL device has 21J of energy output to offer permanent, long-lasting hair removal results in as little as three weeks.

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Results after five days: hair grows back slower and thinner (right).

I have really thick and coarse hair on my legs from all the shaving and epilating I used to do.

After my first treatment with the Ulike handset, my hair did grow back a little the next day but it wasn’t an issue to shave again before the second treatment.

And in just two to three days, I noticed how the hair on my legs was growing back much slower, more sparsely, and visibly a lot thinner than before too!

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What I also really like about the hair removal handset is the large surface area of the Sapphire light window where the light treatment output comes from.

Compared to the ordinary hair removal device that usually has a concave shape, you may not get to cover every single part of your body or can end up missing certain spots.

Instead, the Sapphire Air-3 saves a lot more energy and gives improved, optimal results where more areas of your body are treated!

Why you need the Ulike Sapphire Air-3 IPL Hair Removal Handset

We know you may still be hesitant (like how I was before trying), so we did all the testing to help you decide on hair removal treatments and make better shopping choices for hair removal devices!

The Sapphire Air-3 IPL Hair Removal Handset could be what you’ve been seeking all along and a device you never knew you needed (because I sure didn’t till I met it).

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Here’s the overall verdict. It’s entirely safe and convenient to use, offers a refreshing and sensorial experience, is highly efficient at removing unwanted hair, and lowers your overall hair removal cost.

I’ve always been very apprehensive of IPL treatments because of the costly prices and many of my friends don’t go for such treatments either, so I’ve never tried it out.

However after trying Ulike’s at-home, trouble-free IPL device, I can safely say I’m a convert and will no longer be reaching for my painful epilator!

I didn’t need to go through the pain of searching for and trying out different beauty salons’ IPL services before finding the best choice for me (something that I’ve pushed back on doing several times).

This painless IPL treatment truly knocks it out of the park! It truly feels like I was sent a lovely parcel from the heavens to answer all my hair removal problems.

The Ulike Sapphire Air-3 IPL Hair Removal Handset is suitable for all ages from 18 years old onwards. However, if you have eczema, reactive skin, are menstruating, and are pregnant or breastfeeding, you may want to consult your doctor prior to using.

Where to get the Ulike Sapphire Air-3 IPL Hair Removal Handset

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If my review’s not enough to convince you, take it from the countless raving reviews from Ulike’s happy customers on their website, Shopee, and Lazada!

Ulike Sapphire Air-3 IPL Hair Removal Handset retails for about S$512.67 (USD 379).

Enjoy 43% off and get the device for S$429 at Shopee and Lazada.

Enter Ulike’s store discount code <ULIKEDV> to enjoy a discount of up to S$12/RM40, from now till 17 August 2023. And remark <dailyvanity sg> while placing an order to also receive extra free gifts, like a dental flosser worth S$99/RM299 (buy one get six free).

Or enjoy 53% to 56% off the device for RM1,359 to RM1,399 at Shopee MY and Lazada MY.

Get the Ulike Sapphire Air-3 IPL Hair Removal Handset for only S$429!

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