We tried the economical Bondi laser hair removal combo

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Bondi @ home is the brainchild of Trish Coulton, who has 20 years of professional experience in hair removal, that is to say hair removal, and has put her knowledge at the service of the creation of this device.

Ease of use

The handset is designed to target light brown, medium brown, dark brown, and black hair, and is believed to be safe to use even on sensitive skin. It delivers 300,000 flashes and Bondi promises a lamp life of 10 years.

Although this is one of the cheapest models on the market, it comes with protective sunglasses, which is a useful touch considering that the flashes emitted by IPL machines can often be extremely luminous.

There are eight intensity settings – more than on any other IPL device we’ve used. Once plugged in, all you need to do is turn it on, choose your level, and zap by pressing the black button as you move it across your skin.

There is barely noticeable heat on the skin, but no discomfort, so if you have a low pain threshold or are nervous about using an IPL device for the first time, this might not. not be better.

While it’s safe to use on the face, we found it uncomfortable to put up with the flashes of light so close to our eyes, but that was our only gripe.

Read more: What is IPL hair removal? Differences from laser and how they work

For legs and armpits, you should use the gadget once or twice a week for 12 weeks, and for the rest of your body, you should use it once a week for 12 weeks. Twice a week is more than most IPL devices need, but results are supposed to be visible after four treatments.


We started to see thinner, thinner hair after three weeks. This may be due to how often it can be used, but in any case, these are the fastest results we’ve seen with an IPL device.

After using the Bondi @ home laser, there was no longer that prickly feeling of hair regrowth a few days after shaving, both on our armpits and legs.

It took almost a week for that length of hair to grow back, and even when it did it was less, and ultimately we only did the limbs once with the razor before d ‘use this device.

It feels like there is a subtle change in the hair and then all of a sudden you stop thinking about it because the regrowth is so minimal.

The verdict: Bondi laser @ home

For a machine that is much smaller and more affordable than most of its competition, it works much faster. So if you can’t wait to see results without having to wait three months, the Bondi @ home laser is definitely worth the reasonable investment.

We also felt that there was very little difference between this device and the higher-end options available, so it’s great value for money.