RoseSkinCo Review: Does Handheld Hair Removal Work?

RoseSkinCo Review: Does Handheld Hair Removal Work?

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RoseSkinCo is a cosmetics brand that’s famous for its handheld hair removal device called Lumi. The brand calls Lumi “the #1 at-home hair removal solution,” and suggests that users can see “noticeable” results after just three weeks of use.

But is Lumi based on technology that’s proven to be safe and effective in research studies, or are these just marketing claims? How does RoseSkinCo compare to other popular hair removal brands like Nood? What does a dermatologist have to say about the effectiveness of the device? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Lumi?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the technology behind Lumi to give our take on whether the device is likely to be effective, or if it’s a waste of money.

We’ll feature unsponsored customer reviews of the brand, and feature a dermatologist's review of this type of permanent hair reduction device.

Does Lumi Actually Work?

Lumi is based on a technology called intense pulsed light (IPL), which has significant clinical backing and destroys hair follicles.

A clinical trial published in The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology tested IPL for at-home hair removal. Trial participants used an IPL device six total times over the course of 16 weeks. The results were impressive.

95% of patients experienced some level of hair reduction by the end of the trial, and average hair reduction was 78% after one month.

IPL was shown to cause an average hair reduction of 80% after one year in a 2019 medical review, as documented in our Nood reviews article on another IPL device.

This technology may even benefit skin quality beyond hair removal.

A 2023 medical review on IPL therapy found that the treatment may be effective for resolving pigmentation-related disorders, and also photoaging, which suggests that the device may have an anti-aging effect.

Overall, we consider Lumi likely to be effective given that it’s based on a technology with significant clinical backing and is FDA-cleared.

But how do real users rate and describe the effects of the device? We’ll feature unsponsored customer reviews in the next section of this article.

Real People Try Lumi

A YouTube creator named “By Kristina Studio” shared her experience using Lumi for a full year, and included before-and-after images:

A YouTube creator named “Life of a Dreamer” shares her experience testing whether or not RoseSkinCo’s device works on brown skin:

Is RoseSkinCo Safe?

RoseSkinCo’s IPL device doesn’t appear to have been clinically tested, which makes it challenging to say whether or not it’s safe.

However, it has been FDA-cleared which is a good sign of safety.

A 2010 medical review on the safety of commercial IPL devices reported that side effects were mild (like redness and irritation), and none were irreversible.

The RoseSkinCo website states that Lumi is safe in the FAQ section. 

Overall, we consider Lumi unlikely to cause any long-term side effects, given that its underlying technology has a favorable safety profile.

Dermatologist Reviews IPL for Hair Removal

A dermatologist and popular YouTube creator named “Dr Dray” shared her thoughts on using IPL devices for hair removal in a video with over 180,000 views:

RoseSkinCo vs. Nood

Nood is arguably the most popular IPL brand on the market.

Nood’s IPL device is called The Flasher 2.0, and like Lumi, it’s FDA-cleared.

We can’t find any clinical evidence differentiating Lumi and The Flasher 2.0, and both devices use the same underlying technology, so we consider them functionally equivalent.

Both devices are priced the exact same (at least on the manufacturer’s website) as well: $189 (plus free shipping).

Given that both price and technology are the same, we recommend that consumers choose whichever brand suits their aesthetic preference best.

Interested consumers can check out Nood at this link to the product page on the brand's official website.

Pros and Cons of Lumi

Here are the pros and cons of Lumi in our opinion:


  • Likely to be effective
  • Cheaper than shaving over long periods of time
  • Unlikely to cause side effects
  • Positive online customer reviews
  • FDA-cleared
  • Great branding
  • Brand website offers free shipping


  • Device doesn’t appear to be clinically tested
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Lumi is an IPL device sold by RoseSkinCo that should be effective for permanent hair reduction.

We consider all IPL devices that are FDA-cleared to be functionally equivalent, so Lumi and Nood should be equally effective in our opinion.

The underlying technology behind Lumi has significant research backing, and this device is unlikely to cause side effects.

Nearly all of the online customer reviews we came across while researching this article were positive.

At the time of publishing this article, the RoseSkinCo website appears to be the only official retailer of Lumi.