It’s no secret that I love a good salon treatment. For me it’s a chance to relax and have some well enjoyed ‘me time’. But let’s be real, all of these salon visits can stack up financially. Plus who really has the time for frequent appointments when you factor in travelling to get there, hanging around and coming back? With this in mind, I’ve teamed up with Panasonic to share with you some of their research. It really makes you see why their amazing offerings help you save both time and money.
Being pregnant, I’ve decided to curb my treatments for a while. Come September, I’ll be back to my usual at-home IPL hair removing as well as using some cool new products. Like this incredible 3-in-1 Micro-Current Facial Enhancer that’s just launched at Harvey Nichols. (£199) for instance. It helps to root out your deepest impurities and by using gentle heat, helps to deeply penetrate into the skins surface aiding with better absorption and moisture retention.
So what is Wear Wattage? In short, it’s the cost per wear of a product. Like with a new jacket for example, you divide the total cost by the amount of times you wear it and that’s your cost per wear. Well it works with beauty products too. Imagine how much you save on salon treatments by investing a small amount in an at-home tool and using it an unlimited amount of times.
With so much science and innovation, it’s increasingly obvious that at-home products do work just as well as salon tools. For things like hair removal, it’s something that I (along with many others) would prefer to do myself at home. I once got very badly injured in a salon by someone who wasn’t paying attention so you could say I got burned by that experience. Literally. Their survey found that in an average lifetime, the nation is spending £5,300 in salons to simply banish the fuzz.
Panasonic found that Brits spend an average £5,300 on salon hair removal alone in a lifetime. That’s huge right? Surprisingly, the North East are the UK’s biggest spenders tallying a total of £9,000 a year. That’s a huge amount to spend in salon.
Long-term investment in a high quality at-home beauty or grooming appliance, like the Panasonic ES-WH90 IPL , can save both time and money. Over the tools recommended 14-year lifespan, the tool costs just £24 per year. That’s a whopping 24% cheaper than the average salon spend of Brits up and down the country.
Man Versus Woman
Panasonic recently revealed that 33% of European women prefer their men to have hair-free legs. I guess that’s why there’s now a link to the growing trend of full body ‘manscaping’! Among the men I know, it’s becoming less common for them to go in and have regular back waxing or under arm trimming. Many are now opting to do it in the privacy of their own home. Of course the beauty of IPL is that you don’t have to keep on doing it for years and years either as it destroys the hair follicle to prevent regrowth.
Their research showed that men spend a snip above women, with £6,833 spent in a lifetime in salon. So surely the £349.99 one off cost for the IPL tool is totally worth the ‘Wear Wattage’.
At Home Alternatives
Panasonic found that half of 18-25 year old’s admit to never visiting salons for hair removal, opting for at-home alternatives. So it seems there’s a growing trend among the younger generation for cost effective ways of reducing hair. Realistically, at home treatments need to be a few things. Reliable, cost effective and safe. Panasonic UK products are all of these. The IPL tool can save you an enormous 24% a year on hair removal costs, all from the comfort of your own home.
IPL Hair Removal With Facial Rejuvenation
Arms, legs, underarms, bikini line and even the face. The new Panasonic IPL Hair Removal comes complete with facial rejuvenation and I have to be honest, it’s one that I can’t wait to try after the baby. The more you use the device, the better the results. What’s great about the facial attachment is that it’s designed to fit into the facial contours. In addition, it stimulates the shedding of dead skin which can roughen the face and make it look dull. It leaves skin bright and glowing. Make sure you check here if you can use the device on your hair colour before going ahead.
Between September and December, post baby, I plan on having a big overhaul of my skincare and beauty regimes which (given the time restraints) will definitely include some at home treatments from Panasonic. There are so many beauty products to choose from which could save me thousands in the long run so I’m fully invested in the concept of ‘Wear Wattage’. Make sure you also check out their amazing facial steamer and cleansing brush too!
This post is in collaboration with Panasonic. As always, all views and opinions are my own.