Leaders in light based hair removal

We design and manufature ground breaking products for the home market


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Cutting edge research

Our clinical team are committed to delivering scientific excellence


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World-class product development

We are highly skilled, multi-talented and versatile engineers


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Cyden designs and manufactures IPL (intense pulsed light) hair removal products for use in the home. The Company has deep domain experience of the category, having originally begun it’s life making devices for professional salons. Home use beauty devices are a high growth category and Cyden has made great progress in addressing these global markets.  From launching the first IPL hair removal device in the UK with the retailer Boots, the company now distributes its products to 11 international markets and has recently opened its first overseas office in Tokyo.

Cyden is unique in combining technological innovation with clinical understanding of skin-light interaction. The potential for home use devices is huge and as well as hair removal there are opportunities to expand the use of the technology into skin rejuvenation, acne treatment and other beauty applications. Cyden is an exciting company with a bright future ahead of it


The company was founded in 2002 to design and manufacture IPL machines for professional salons. In 2009 SmoothSkin by ipulse was launched in the UK in partnership with Boots and was the first home use IPL hair removal device on the market. By 2014 SmoothSkin was an established category brand and the latest iteration , SmoothSkin Gold, was launched into International markets. This year our latest step towards global commercialisation as a new office was opened in Tokyo.




Chief Executive Officer

Giles Davies

Cyden is an exciting and innovative company which manages to compete on a global stage. The company is unusual within the light based devices category in that it places great emphasis on both technical innovation and clinical advancement in the pursuit of market leading product. The company has achieved a huge amount in a short timescale with a small staff base and limited resources – this speaks volumes for the team, who’s dedication and enthusiasm has delivered such encouraging results and there is real excitement about the opportunities that lie ahead.

Director of Development

Stuart Jones

Cyden proudly keep all product research and development in house, employing highly skilled, multi-talented and versatile engineers to innovate solutions and deliver world class products to a global market. Based at our Head offices in Swansea our professional team cover all aspects of product delivery from cutting edge research, through proving solutions, designing robust products, full rigorous testing and transfer and support to volume manufacturing.

Director of Marketing

Davy Thomas

The marketing team at Cyden is tasked with developing and growing globally our own brand, SmoothSkin. From global marketing strategy to in-market activation, through innovation, communication, trade marketing, and everything in-between, all marketing functions are managed within a small and effective team. We pride ourselves with bringing in some of the best young marketing talents and offer them a faster route to autonomy and responsibility. We also work with some world-class agencies to ensure SmoothSkin grows into a globally desirable beauty brand.

Director of Clinical

Leah Richards

Cyden is committed to delivering scientific excellence through superior practice in dermatological and clinical testing. Cyden commissions and executes a variety of clinical investigations through various stages of product development, and across diverse applications. Clinical data is important to our company, our consumers and our corporate partners. We maintain our competitive edge through scientific collaborations with international experts in aesthetic laser and surgical skin treatments.

Chief Scientific Officer

Michael Kiernan

Cyden is unique in it’s understanding of the interaction between light and skin. Key to this understanding and the continuous drive to take it forward is Dr Mike Kiernan and the collaboration with Swansea University. Mike is a co-founder of Cyden and, has worked in the area of light therapy for over 25 years, developing a wide range of clinical applications for lasers and intense pulse light sources. Mike is co-inventor and author on a number of patents and publications relating to the medical and cosmetic field.



Giles Davies

Chief Executive Officer

Sir Nigel Rudd


Professor Marc Clement

Founder & Non-Executive Director

Alice Avis

Non-Executive Director

Tony Brampton

Non-Executive Director


Apart from being located in one of the most beautiful areas of South Wales, the Gower Peninsular, Cyden provides a dynamic and exciting working environment, supported by an excellent and welcoming team of employees. The culture of the company is still a strong reflection of it’s entrepreneurial background but combined with the financial, operational, and quality systems required to ensure we are a valued partner in our commercial relationships.


Clinical Trials Assistant

We currently require a Clinical Trials Assistant, to join our Clinical Affairs team in Swansea, to manage all aspects of undertaking clinical studies, from recruitment of subjects to completion of reports.   The Role  Key responsibilities will include:...

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Regulatory Engineer

We have an opportunity for an organised and enthusiastic Regulatory Engineer to join our Quality & Regulatory team, to help ensure that our products are correctly classified and registered and meet all relevant test and safety standards.   The Role...

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Quality Compliance Auditor

We have an opportunity for an organised and enthusiastic Compliance Auditor to join our Quality & Regulatory Team, to undertake the audit activity required to support both internal compliance, and that of our commercial partners, to all relevant quality systems...

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