Thursday, 4 October 2012
Philips ReAura - the final verdict
Philips ReAura Laser Skin Rejuvenation* - £799
available from SpaceNK
So I have finally come to the end of my eight week trial using the ReAura laser skin treatment and it is now time to give you my final verdict. If you aren't au fait with the capabilities of this snazzy piece of equipment then you can read my initial post here and mid treatment post here, but basically it is a laser device powered by Fraxel laser technology that reveals radiant new skin in as little as eight weeks. It has the ability to even out skin tone, fade skin pigmentation, reduce fine lines and promote a smoother complexion. It can target signs of ageing not only on the face but also on the body, particularly the hands, neck and chest area, which makes it a highly versatile product. I said from the very start that I was probably not the target market as such, as I do not suffer from fine lines, wrinkles or skin pigmentation, but I was keen to see whether it could give me a fresher, smoother complexion and glowing skin. By boosting the skin's own collagen production, the Phillips ReAura will give you a more refined complexion and radiant, youthful contours.
I have said before that the ReAura is very simple to use, but maybe isn't the most pleasurable of beauty regimes to endure. Give me hot waxing any day over a burning sensation to the skin that doesn't seem to get anymore bearable the more you use it. Ok, so a slight exaggeration perhaps, the pain is tolerable but you have to be aware that this is a serious piece of equipment and does produce results! Using the ReAura religiously up to two times a week was a bit of a struggle sometimes, and even though I missed a few sessions and became a little half-hearted after five or six sessions, I persevered and am really pleased with the results. My skin does feel rejuvenated, very rejuvenated - with a plumper, smoother-like texture and an underlying radiance that you just couldn't get with a good exfoliator or face mask. I have also noticed little things like my pores has minimised and my makeup just sits nicer on my skin, which is always a bonus.
If you are like me, a twenty-something girl who has perfectly ok skin to begin with, then you do not need this product unless you are feeling particularly flush or wish to invest for the future. However, if you are a little older and are starting to see the signs of ageing and are perhaps considering clinic laser treatment (which can spiral into thousands of pounds), then I have every confidence that the ReAura will work for you; and could be the better option. You have the convenience of using it at home, at your own pace, for as long as you like and with the same level of results as a professional treatment. It's a win win situation really!
Is this be something you would ever try to fight the signs of ageing?