Leaders in light based hair removal

We design and manufature ground breaking products for the home market


Cutting edge research

Our clinical team are committed to delivering scientific excellence


World-class product development

We are highly skilled, multi-talented and versatile engineers



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.



Queen's Award 2019
International Track 2019
International Track 2018
Best Use of IP 2018
Tech Track 2018



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 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.




Director of Sales

Simon Boyd 

For Cyden to achieve its commercial objectives, SmoothSkin needs to work with world class sales channels across the globe.

SmoothSkin is now available in over 25 territories. We work with a broad range of distributors, retailers, home shopping channels and on-line partners to maximise the commercial value of the  SmoothSkin range. We are always analysing new market opportunities and sales channels, in addition to managing our existing partners across Europe, Asia  Pacific and the Americas.





With over 30 years of experience in the field, our team of experts have pioneered light technology to make our products the safest and most effective in the world.  Our products are designed and engineered by Cyden and are tested out in our own clinical suites, making sure our products deliver great results, safely. It doesn’t end there though! Once our devices have been trialled and tested, they are manufactured in our very own factory, right here in Swansea.

The culture of the company is still a strong reflection of its entrepreneurial background. Everyone at Cyden has an essential role to play in delivering our product and making sure we’re a valued supplier to our commercial partners. Whether that’s developing a device prototype, testing out the product in a clinical trial, managing the marketing campaign or building the finished article at our factory – everyone has a job to do!

As a result of this team effort, Cyden is growing at a remarkable rate and manages to compete on a global stage – we now even have our own office in Tokyo!

2019 has been another fantastic year (so far!) for Cyden as it saw us pick up the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, a real testament to the hard graft and drive of our skilled employees.

If you’d like to be a part of this exciting journey, take a look at our current vacancies listed below.


Clinical Trials Assistant

Our clinical trials are a key factor in our ability to bring innovative products to the market place. We now have an opportunity for individuals, with a genuine interest in the health and beauty industry, to join us as Clinical Trials Assistant, key members of our...

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Process Validation Engineer

Working in the Manufacturing Engineering team alongside both Development and Operations departments. The jobholder will be part of a team of Process Engineers ensuring smooth New Product Introduction (NPI) into production, the process, development and improvement of...

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As a leading developer of pioneering Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) systems in global markets, we employ a team of experts with over 30 years’ experience in the field of Light Based Therapy and Technology.

Our unique understanding of the interactions between light and skin has been a driving force behind our product development.  We are committed to delivering scientific excellence through superior practice in dermatological and clinical testing. We conduct an array of rigorous, in-house, clinical investigations through various stages of product development, and across our diverse applications.

We conduct several clinical studies each year, which means we are continually looking for volunteers.  If you are interested in participating in a future clinical trial or would like further information on any upcoming studies, please register your interest and personal contact details below.

  • Volunteers must be aged between 18 – 55 years, and in good general health
  • Confidentiality is agreed, and you will receive reimbursement for expenses incurred in connection with your volunteering




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