{"id":606139613490,"title":"Ulike Review: The Best Hair Removal Brand?","created_at":"2023-08-26T23:53:26-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Ulike Review: The Best Hair Removal Brand?\",\n \"keywords\": \"ulike, ulike review, ulike reviews, ulike hair removal, ulike hair removal review, ulike hair removal reviews, ulike laser hair removal\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team analyzes the technology behind Ulike to give our take on whether this is the best hair removal brand on the market. We discuss whether the brand's cooling tech is worth the increased cost, and feature unsponsored customer reviews including before-and-afters.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/ulike-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. 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The brand describes its products as “No Shave Freedom,” and suggests its hair removal devices are pain-free and cause no skin damage.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut is Ulike based on legitimate technology or are these just marketing claims? How does the device work anyway? How does it compare to other hair removal products in terms of cost and effectiveness? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Ulike?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more, as we explain how Ulike works and give our opinion on whether it’s likely to be effective based on a review of medical studies.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll compare Ulike to other hair removal methods, and feature unsponsored customer reviews of the brand.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDoes Ulike Actually Work?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eUlike utilizes a technology called intense pulsed light (IPL) to cause the hair loss effect.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis type of technology has been studied in various research trials and shown to be effective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA 2004 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/15278721\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e \u003cb\u003edescribed IPL as “very effective and safe” for hair removal.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30681170\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLasers in Surgery \u0026amp; Medicine\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal reported that light-based home-use devices were effective for hair removal, although somewhat less effective in individuals with very dark skin.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eIPL devices are clinically shown to improve skin quality beyond the removal of hair\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, as we documented in our review of another IPL brand called \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/roseskinco-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRose Skin Co\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall, we consider Ulike likely to be effective for hair removal. It’s based on a technology with significant research backing.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut how does it compare to other types of hair removal? We’ll answer that question in the next section of this article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eUlike vs. Other Methods\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are a number of hair removal methods including IPL, shaving, waxing and permanent laser hair removal.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eEach has their advantages and drawbacks.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eShaving\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is the cheapest hair removal method, and has been used for thousands of years and proven effective. Drawbacks include skin irritation and ingrown hairs.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCost per use\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e (assuming monthly disposable razors and shaving gel, and weekly shaves): \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$1.25\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eWaxing\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is another popular hair removal method, and may be more convenient than shaving because it’s typically done at a spa. This method is more expensive and may cause side effects in some cases according to a 2014 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/24553837\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCost per use\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e (varies greatly based on location): \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$65\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eLaser hair removal \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003etypically refers to diode lasers, which provide a more long-term solution than IPL but are also more expensive. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThey can also cause skin burns and are not appropriate for every skin type. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA 2013 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/23278132\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e compared the effectiveness of laser hair removal and IPL for long-term hair loss, and found laser hair removal to be the superior option. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eHair count reductions were around 17% greater with laser hair removal than with IPL after 12 months.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCost per use \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e(varies greatly based on location): \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$400\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eIPL \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ehas the advantage of being done at home with devices like Ulike. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe FAQ page on Ulike’s website states that the device has a 1-year warranty, so let’s assume it lasts one year as a conservative estimate.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCost per use\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e (assuming weekly use): \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$6.33\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall, we consider shaving to be the clear winner for consumers on a budget, but \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ethe convenience, clinical backing and reduced cost of IPL versus laser hair removal makes IPL the best option for consumers who aren’t as budget-conscious.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal People Try Ulike\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named Cassandra Bankson has a Ulike review with over 150,000 views:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/HoeIl9MS67E?si=ttYR41Wjbpiz31Qc\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named Jordan Sparks shared his experience after using Ulike for eight weeks, to see if the device really works:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/khLhndxEuMM?si=sCKh3MNOkuutaYJf\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDoes Ulike Cause Side Effects?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe can’t find any published clinical research testing Ulike, so it’s challenging to say whether or not this specific device causes side effects.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHowever, IPL devices have been studied in many clinical trials, and side effects are reported in such trials.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/20166155\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLasers in Surgery and Medicine\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal evaluated the safety of IPL devices like Ulike. The study authors analyzed results from various clinical trials on IPL for hair reduction and the side effects reported.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSide effects were uncommon and mild. Some patients experienced mild pain and others experienced hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation that faded over time. No serious side effects were reported.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ulike.com\/pages\/faqs\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFAQs page\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e on Ulike’s website claims that the device causes “zero side effects.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eUlike vs. Other IPL Brands\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube channel called “The Honest Channel” compared Ulike to other popular IPL brands Phillips and Tria:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/GKyc9YrlE_s?si=qSs416fTT8Yqv4mU\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eOur Hair Removal Recommendation\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Nood_Image.png?v=1693108491\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/nood.sjv.io\/B0J9NW\"\u003eThe Flasher 2.0\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e from Nood is our top pick for a hair removal device.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLike Ulike, this device is cleared by the FDA and uses IPL technology. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe consider all IPL hair removal devices to be clinically equivalent, because we haven’t come across any convincing evidence that any one is better than the others.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eThe main reason we recommend The Flasher 2.0 over Ulike’s devices is price.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe Flasher 2.0 currently costs \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$189\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, while Ulike Sapphire Air3 costs $329 and Ulike Sapphire Air+ costs $279.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIt’s worth noting that Ulike patented a technology called “IceTouch” that the brand claims can reduce pain, but as we discussed in the side effects section of this article, IPL devices generally don’t appear to cause much pain, so we don’t believe this justifies an increased price for most consumers (though it may for consumers with pain).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInterested consumers can check out The Flasher 2.0 from Nood \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/nood.sjv.io\/B0J9NW\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to the product page on the brand’s official website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePros and Cons of Ulike\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere are the pros and cons of Ulike in our opinion:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePros:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eShould remove hair effectively\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eUnlikely to cause side effects\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePatented tech may reduce pain compared to competitors\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCheaper than laser hair removal per-session\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLong-term results\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFDA-approved\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSleek design\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCons:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMore expensive than other IPL brands\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eUlike is perhaps the industry leader for IPL brands in terms of technology.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe consider IPL devices to be functionally equivalent for the most part, but Ulike patented a cooling capability that makes this brand a good option for consumers without budget restrictions who may wish to pay for superior performance.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eClinical research that we found on IPL devices for hair removal suggested that pain was minimal if at all noticeable, so we don’t believe it’s worth paying extra for this feature compared to other brands.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThat being said, we do consider Ulike’s hair removal devices likely to be effective and have no issues with consumers purchasing them. We do not consider either device likely to cause side effects.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMost of the customer reviews of this brand we came across while researching this article were highly positive.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-08-26T23:57:28-04:00","updated_at":"2024-02-22T12:36:19-05:00","summary_html":"We analyze the technology behind Ulike to give our take on whether this is the best hair removal brand on the market. We discuss whether the brand's cooling tech is worth the increased cost, and feature unsponsored customer reviews including before-and-afters.","template_suffix":"","handle":"ulike-review","tags":"_related:hair"}

Ulike Review: The Best Hair Removal Brand?

Ulike Review: The Best Hair Removal Brand?


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Ulike is a hair removal brand that’s been featured in many of the top health publishers in the US. The brand describes its products as “No Shave Freedom,” and suggests its hair removal devices are pain-free and cause no skin damage.

But is Ulike based on legitimate technology or are these just marketing claims? How does the device work anyway? How does it compare to other hair removal products in terms of cost and effectiveness? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Ulike?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more, as we explain how Ulike works and give our opinion on whether it’s likely to be effective based on a review of medical studies.

We’ll compare Ulike to other hair removal methods, and feature unsponsored customer reviews of the brand.

Does Ulike Actually Work?

Ulike utilizes a technology called intense pulsed light (IPL) to cause the hair loss effect.

This type of technology has been studied in various research trials and shown to be effective.

A 2004 medical review described IPL as “very effective and safe” for hair removal.

A medical review published in the Lasers in Surgery & Medicine journal reported that light-based home-use devices were effective for hair removal, although somewhat less effective in individuals with very dark skin.

IPL devices are clinically shown to improve skin quality beyond the removal of hair, as we documented in our review of another IPL brand called Rose Skin Co.

Overall, we consider Ulike likely to be effective for hair removal. It’s based on a technology with significant research backing.

But how does it compare to other types of hair removal? We’ll answer that question in the next section of this article.

Ulike vs. Other Methods

There are a number of hair removal methods including IPL, shaving, waxing and permanent laser hair removal.

Each has their advantages and drawbacks.

Shaving is the cheapest hair removal method, and has been used for thousands of years and proven effective. Drawbacks include skin irritation and ingrown hairs.

Cost per use (assuming monthly disposable razors and shaving gel, and weekly shaves): $1.25

Waxing is another popular hair removal method, and may be more convenient than shaving because it’s typically done at a spa. This method is more expensive and may cause side effects in some cases according to a 2014 medical review.

Cost per use (varies greatly based on location): $65

Laser hair removal typically refers to diode lasers, which provide a more long-term solution than IPL but are also more expensive. They can also cause skin burns and are not appropriate for every skin type. 

A 2013 clinical trial compared the effectiveness of laser hair removal and IPL for long-term hair loss, and found laser hair removal to be the superior option. Hair count reductions were around 17% greater with laser hair removal than with IPL after 12 months.

Cost per use (varies greatly based on location): $400

IPL has the advantage of being done at home with devices like Ulike. 

The FAQ page on Ulike’s website states that the device has a 1-year warranty, so let’s assume it lasts one year as a conservative estimate.

Cost per use (assuming weekly use): $6.33

Overall, we consider shaving to be the clear winner for consumers on a budget, but the convenience, clinical backing and reduced cost of IPL versus laser hair removal makes IPL the best option for consumers who aren’t as budget-conscious.

Real People Try Ulike

A YouTube creator named Cassandra Bankson has a Ulike review with over 150,000 views:

A YouTube creator named Jordan Sparks shared his experience after using Ulike for eight weeks, to see if the device really works:

Does Ulike Cause Side Effects?

We can’t find any published clinical research testing Ulike, so it’s challenging to say whether or not this specific device causes side effects.

However, IPL devices have been studied in many clinical trials, and side effects are reported in such trials.

A medical review published in the Lasers in Surgery and Medicine journal evaluated the safety of IPL devices like Ulike. The study authors analyzed results from various clinical trials on IPL for hair reduction and the side effects reported.

Side effects were uncommon and mild. Some patients experienced mild pain and others experienced hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation that faded over time. No serious side effects were reported.

The FAQs page on Ulike’s website claims that the device causes “zero side effects.”

Ulike vs. Other IPL Brands

A YouTube channel called “The Honest Channel” compared Ulike to other popular IPL brands Phillips and Tria:

Our Hair Removal Recommendation

The Flasher 2.0 from Nood is our top pick for a hair removal device.

Like Ulike, this device is cleared by the FDA and uses IPL technology. 

We consider all IPL hair removal devices to be clinically equivalent, because we haven’t come across any convincing evidence that any one is better than the others.

The main reason we recommend The Flasher 2.0 over Ulike’s devices is price.

The Flasher 2.0 currently costs $189, while Ulike Sapphire Air3 costs $329 and Ulike Sapphire Air+ costs $279.

It’s worth noting that Ulike patented a technology called “IceTouch” that the brand claims can reduce pain, but as we discussed in the side effects section of this article, IPL devices generally don’t appear to cause much pain, so we don’t believe this justifies an increased price for most consumers (though it may for consumers with pain).

Interested consumers can check out The Flasher 2.0 from Nood at this link to the product page on the brand’s official website.

Pros and Cons of Ulike

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

Pros:

  • Should remove hair effectively
  • Unlikely to cause side effects
  • Patented tech may reduce pain compared to competitors
  • Cheaper than laser hair removal per-session
  • Long-term results
  • FDA-approved
  • Sleek design

Cons:

  • More expensive than other IPL brands
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Conclusion

Ulike is perhaps the industry leader for IPL brands in terms of technology.

We consider IPL devices to be functionally equivalent for the most part, but Ulike patented a cooling capability that makes this brand a good option for consumers without budget restrictions who may wish to pay for superior performance.

Clinical research that we found on IPL devices for hair removal suggested that pain was minimal if at all noticeable, so we don’t believe it’s worth paying extra for this feature compared to other brands.

That being said, we do consider Ulike’s hair removal devices likely to be effective and have no issues with consumers purchasing them. We do not consider either device likely to cause side effects.

Most of the customer reviews of this brand we came across while researching this article were highly positive.