Veet Infini’Silk Review
It is in every girl’s dream to have a hair-free body. For me, as a very simple teenager back then, who was not a salon-goer, (to give you an idea, I didn’t even dye my hair until I was considerably older than all my friends), hence I shaved almost every day to get rid of unwanted hair all over my body, my underarms, my legs and my bikini line (and we are not talking of a normal contained bikini line here, if you get what I’m saying, wink wink).
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As the years went by and I started working and supporting myself (eventually), I was introduced to waxing. For me, waxing was painful, it was messy and it took time (and I absolutely dreaded doing it every 2 weeks).
So with mixed emotions, I never really felt satisfied with anything, shaving was a quick fix but needed to be done all the time, waxing took longer, was more hassle but last a few more weeks.
As a result of my lack of energy to wax myself, I became a regular salon visitor, firstly getting my waxing done professionally but hey, even professional salons can’t take the pain of a waxing away (ouch)…so eventually I joined the permanent hair removal revolution. I started inquiring what hair removal systems were on offer.
And then, IPL came.
When IPL came and began to circulate on the mouths of salon goers and beauty pro’s, I remember feeling really excited by scared, overwhelmed, relieved but a little discouraged (keep reading why I was discouraged).
I was overwhelmed knowing that these IPL and laser hair removal machines can actually remove unwanted hair permanently; just the thought of it made me excited and I wanted to try, straight away.
But my dream and constant thinking about it crashed down like a sand castle being hit by a huge wave when I found out that each session professionally cost almost a whooping five hundred dollars (to remove hair from my underarms, bikini and legs)!
I was like, what? Are you crazy? And then I totally removed that thought from my head, let my mind be content with waxing and sometimes, endure every annoying inch of shaving at home.
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Good thing that the home hair removal machines and devices finally became available for home use through Veet Infini’Silk – a very cheap device compared to IPL system in clinics and salons (actually I think it might just be one of the cheapest hair removal devices to use at home). I love the product from the very moment I used it. It is so easy to use. Goodbye to shaving and waxing and thankfully, goodbye to several hours of staying in the bathroom (just to get rid of unwanted hair for only less than a day).
Pros: Compact, sexy, handy and very cheap and a reliable brand (we have been using Veet products since we were kids)
Cons: Runs out of flashes, upgrade to Veet Infini’Silk Pro for unlimited use
Introducing the Veet Infini’Silk (And Why I Bought It?)
When I heard about these hair removal devices meant for home use, I grabbed my laptop straightaway and searched about it. I stumbled upon the Veet Infini’Silk. This is cheaper than the Veet’s Pro version, so I got more interested with it.
Considering all the costs of salon waxing, shaving creams, and razors that I spent plus the possible cost of using it forever, owning a machine to remove hair permanently at home really promotes bigger savings. Not to consider, this permanent hair removal machine is one of the cheapest on the market, so I bought it.
To give you idea on what made me pursue my decision on buying the Veet Infini’Silk over other products on the market, here are some of my reasons, briefly:
- It is fairly inexpensive compared to the IPL hair removal treatments in clinics and salons.
- This is one of the cheapest handheld home IPL devices on the market.
- It is FDA-approved, meaning there is nothing to worry about with regards to the safety of the product.
- The Veet Infini’Silk can be used in almost all parts of the body – underarm, legs, bikini line, back, chest and arms so I was totally covered (just not the face, read Penelope’s story if you want to remove facial hair).
- The Veet Infini’Silk design promotes convenience – it is small and light – so it is easy to hold and use all over your body.
- No need to recharge – simply plug it in and you can instantly use it whenever you wanted.
The Product Itself – The Veet Infini’Silk
I can still remember the feeling I had when I had my device lay in front of me. My hands wer shaking as I was opening the box (I bought mine on sale online, as you can get good discounts but hurry because stock runs out quick, I think I had to wait for it to be re-stocked as they have been so popular since they have been released).
Excitement was overflowing, it was like “Oh, my gosh! This can be the answer to my ultimate dream of having a hair-free body!”
When I opened the box, I immediately looked for the instructions manual so I can use the device as soon as possible. After reading and understanding every bit of information, I connected the device to the power cord and plugped it in the outlet – my device was ready to use.
There are six power levels to choose from. On my first use, I tried 1, but I have high tolerance with regards to pain. So, frankly speaking, I almost felt nothing with level 1. So I tried higher values until I reach 5. Well it is not painful at all, but a bit uncomfortable due to heat. So, I ended up using level 5, because this is the level where I can use the device comfortably.
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How to Use It
It is so easy! First thing that you have to do is to shave so that the light pulses can reach your hair follicle. Plug the device and push the “ON/STBY” button. (At first use, you need to test out the power levels and choose what is comfortable for you.)
After choosing the power level, you have to push the device firmly onto your skin before pressing the trigger on, otherwise it will not flash, therefore it will not work. Take note that you need to be careful of not going on the same spot more than twice. You also need to wait 2-4 weeks between each treatment.
Skin and Hair Color Considerations
Basically, the unit effectively detects a dark hair against light skin complexion. Good for me, for I was born white with sort of a brown to dark brown hair color. I have used the product for 5 treatments now and I am really satisfied. My sisters are also using them, since our skin and hair colors are almost the same, the results are almost the same. Currently, we are using it around the legs, arms, underarms and bikini lines.
My Personal Views on Veet Infini’Silk
The device gave me a very satisfying result. It was such a very good result for someone who is considering their budget for a device like this. It is actually the cheapest, though it has limited flashes (unlike the Veet Infini’Silk Pro which is reusable, where the cartridge can be replaced).
After about 5 treatments, I can see less hair growing on my underarms. There are even parts where you can’t feel any hair at all. It even made my skin softer. Same results were observed in my bikini line, and a bit faster in my arms and legs. By the way, I usually spend 20 to 30 minutes every session for my arms, legs, underarms and bikini line. In my opinion, after seeing the results at session 5, at 8th session, I can have a hair-free arms and legs. Bikini line and underarm may take up to 10 sessions. That’s a rough estimate. Overall, this device is quite good, just not as good or efficient as the Pro which I purchased once this device ran out.
Overall, the product is really effective. It may show different results in different body parts and different skin types but the promise of getting rid of unwanted hair is real and true. I can attest to that.
Every cent spent is worth it. You can feel the improvement after every session and you will surely be happy that you bought it.
Veet Infini’Silk is one of the best choices if you want to save money and time spent in going to salon for unwanted hair removal.
Just remember though – this product does have limited usage. My sisters and I ended up buying the upgraded Veet Pro machine after the 50,000 pulses ran out. So if you want a longer term and permanent solution to unwanted hair, we suggest you buy the Veet Infini’Silk Pro instead and then you never have to worry again.
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- Very Affordable
- Small, compact and super handy/versatile
- Made by a good reliable brand - Veet & Silkn
- Limited to 50,000 flashes (upgrade to Veet Pro)
- Does not work on blonde, red, grey or white hair (look at Me Smooth)
- Ineffective on darker skin colors (look at Me Smooth)