Highlights

120,000 flashes

300,000 flashes

The 300.000 flashes deliver an equivalent of 15 years of full body treatments.

Intelligent SensoAdapt™ skin tone sensor

Intelligent SensoAdapt™ skin tone sensor

Skin tone varies across different parts of the body. The unique SensoAdapt™ skin tone sensor continuously reads your skin tone – 80x per second – and automatically adapts the light intensity for best efficacy and safety.

Gliding mode

Gliding mode

For a fast and efficient IPL treatment, use gliding mode to trigger more flashes and fewer missed areas.

Fast IPL treatments

Fast IPL treatments

Braun Silk-expert 5 IPL provides fast treatments suitable for large body parts such as legs or arms. A leg or arm can be treated in just 8 minutes, without compromising on effectiveness.

Clinically tested

Clinically tested

Derived from professional light technology, Braun Silk-expert 5 IPL is clinically tested for safe and effective use at home.

Gillette Venus razor

Gillette Venus razor

Features

Gentle mode

Customize your treatment: Normal, gentle or extra gentle mode.

The normal mode gives you the full power and adaptation to your skin tone at any time. In the gentle mode, the Braun Silk-expert adapts to different skin tones as fast and accurately as in normal mode – just on a lower energy level. In the extra gentle mode, the Braun Silk-expert reduces the energy level to the minimum for maintenance phase, beginners or sensitive areas.

Non stop power

Non stop power

Power source

Main

Colour

White/gold

What's in the box

  • Silk-expert 5 IPL

    Silk-expert 5 IPL

  • Transfomer including power cord and plug

    Transfomer including power cord and plug

  • Silk-expert IPL with Gillette Venus razor

    Gillette Venus razor

Ratings and Reviews

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4.38/5 (264)
80% recommended

Reviews

Your Location:
Sweden
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11 November, 2017

Great product

A product that keeps its promises. Smooth skin and less hair growth. Great value as you can skip other expensive hair removal treatments.

Yes, I recommend this product !

Your Location:
Eatonton, Ga
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04 August, 2016

Not Sure

I really want to try this out, but I'm just not sure if it'll work on me. I'm mixed with black and white and have a light skin tone. I was wondering if anyone knew of someplace I could get a trial. I absolutely hate hair anywhere except my head!

Yes, I recommend this product !

Your Location:
Fayetteville, NC
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11 October, 2016

Gillette Venus Silk Expert - Apparently not for me!

I had high hopes when this arrived. After reading the instructions, I gathered that with certain skin colors, this device will not work. For the record, I am a very light skinned African American person. I quickly aligned my skin tone with that of the pamphlet as it stated it would work and went for it! Lo and behold, I was disappointed. The only place I could use it was on my stomach...no legs, no bikini line. The device simply will not work if it thinks that your skin is too dark. Overall, I would love a product that would work...but this just wasn't it. I received this free from Braun in exchange for an honest review. Honestly, if I hadn't received it free, I would be a bit disappointed. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Madison, AL
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18 August, 2016

So Far So Good!

After reading through the instructions and doing a test area to make sure there was no adverse reaction, I used my Gillette Venus Silk Expert on my legs. It's so cool to "shave" my legs in bed! I placed my IPL device on my leg near the ankle and waited for the white lights to appear letting me know it's ready to go then, I pressed the button. A bright, red light flashed and I felt the pulse of heat just slightly. I chose to lift the device up and place it back down on each section of skin but you can glide the device over your leg for a more continuous motion. It's going to take some getting used to but overall, I'm pleased with how easy it is to use! I was also worried that it would be uncomfortable but I'm happy to reports that it's not bad at all!! When it was all saiid and done, I spent 20 minutes to complete both legs. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Harrison, OH
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05 October, 2016

Better than expected!

I really didn't have high expectations of the Gillette® Venus® Silk-expert powered by Braun®. Luckily, I do have the best combo of skin tone & hair color for the tool (fair skin with dark hair). First, you shave your legs as you normally would, then use the tool. It emits a light pulse that affects the hair growth - slowing or possibly even stopping it. Since I have been using the tool, I have gone from needing to shave every other day to 3-4 days between shaves. And that is without using it every week as directed - I am sure I would have even better results if I had been able to use it weekly! It is a little time-consuming to use it, as the light window is small compared to one's legs! My daughter would like to use it too, but she has blonde hair, so it may not work for her as well as it does for me. We may try it though!I received this product for free from Braun in return for my honest opinion. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Brandon, FL
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28 September, 2016

So excited this worked!

I was so nervous to try this product. I waited a few weeks and did lots of research before I began. When I finally decided I had to try, I used the enclosed razor. I plugged the unit in and began the process. It was so easy. The light tells you when it's ready. All I had to do was hold down the button and zap. I then held the button down and simply moved the unit to each spot I wanted to zap. I have been doing it on my legs and underarms for 8 weeks. I'm already impressed with the results. My leg hair is much less. My underarm hair is almost gone. I will do the process for the next 4 weeks. I'm sure I will be happy with the results. I also was nervous about how it would feel. There is a little zap but no pain at all. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Sanford, FL
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01 June, 2016

So far so good and my KP is clearing

I received this product free from BRAUN in exchange for an honest review. I have keratosis pilaris (KP)on my thighs. This is a skin condition that is somewhat common but most people have it on the backs on their upper arms. With KP, your hair coils and is trapped under the skin creating a look like “chicken skin” or red goose bumps. Exfoliating helps but there is no cure. I developed KP when I was 14 and stopped wearing shorts or skirts at that same age. I’m 32 now and my hope is that this product helps with the KP so that I can finally wear skirts—just in time for summer J. Note: According to the instructions, you should not use this if you have any skin conditions like psoriasis or on dark spots, etc. I made the decision to use it anyway since KP effects the hair underneath the skin which is what this product focuses on. The way it works: For use only on body hair below the neck (so no use on the face) and not on your genitals. Bikini area is okay for use. Shave before using. Plug it in a go! It will not work on dark skin or those with light body hair (red heads, light brown, and blonde). What happens if you buy it anyway? According to the directions, the sensor would not be able to detect anything and essentially wouldn’t do anything. Pros: Permanently reduces hair—at home! No more sitting with your legs up while someone tortures you with wax. Ouch!! It didn’t hurt AT ALL. I thought it would zap, but nope! There was a little warmth but it didn’t bother me. The device also has a gentle mode if you have more sensitive skin or a lower pain tolerance. Cons: Takes up to 12 weeks to work completely. This isn’t a real con though considering most women would be shaving those same areas everyday or close to it anyway. Each treatment is one time per week and if you use the gliding method it you would be finished in the time it would take to shave+ moisturize. The light is BRIGHT—I’m not sure why the box doesn’t recommend it, but I will: USE SUNGLASSES if you have sensitive eyes. Also, a Gilette Venus disposable razor was included in the box. I was not a fan of that razor at all- it felt like sandpaper. I would suggest you use your normal razor to shave before using the device. Verdict: I’ve only been using the Gilette Venus Silk Expert Intense Pulsed Light hair removal system by Braun for 6 weeks now. I only shaved once a week so that I can give a fair and honest review of the device. I noticed that my hair grew back at a slower rate after week 4. I have not yet noticed if the hair hair is getting thinner but it is only week 6. What I have noticed however is that the KP or “chicken skin” has become much less noticeable. To me, this is HUGE because nothing else has even come close before. Of course, I still have it but there are actually some spots of clearness on my thighs. I am looking forward to completing the full 12 weeks to see if it gets even better. I will follow-up again after the full 12 weeks but so far so good, especially for my KP! I received this product free from Braun in exchange for an honest review. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Marietta, GA
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22 April, 2016

New Easy Way to Permanently Reduce Hair

I’ve been thinking for awhile about getting laser hair removal; however, the time involved with going in for treatments and not knowing what to expect was a deterrent. When I found out about Braun’s Gillette Venus Silk-expert that you could do yourself at home, I couldn’t be more excited. I received the new Gillette Venus Silk-expert Powered by Braun for free from Braun in exchange for my honest review. Below are my own opinions from my use.First things first, you will need to make sure that both your skin tone and hair color are appropriate for the Silk-expert. The Silk-expert won’t work on very dark skin tones and light hair. There are many other warning and instructions, so please make sure to read them all! The biggest for me was that the treated area could not be exposed to sun for 1 week and since you use the Silk-expert weekly for 12 weeks, I will be covering up or using sunblock!Straight out of the box the silk expert appears rather large (reminded me one of those small blow dryers in hotels), but it is rather light. The size is a positive except in one instance I will get to below. The front has a window where the light energy is dispersed with skin tone sensors on the side to determine the proper light energy based on your skin tone. There is a LED power bar on the side that shows how strong the light energy will be with a button on top to turn it to gentle mode if the sting is too strong. Then there is a large button on the top that you press to emit treatment. Finally, there is a power cord (yes it requires a power cord, no batteries), but the power cord was very long and reached nearly across my long bathroom.The Silk-expert may be used on the legs, arms, underarms, and bikini area for women (for men you can treat that back and chest hair!). Unfortunately my hopes were dashed as it cannot be used on your face. To get started you simply need to shave the intended areas first and do a spot test - no negative reactions here!So first I'll start with my experience on my legs. The silk-expert has two modes: gliding mode and precision mode. The gliding mode is supposed to allow you to press and hold the treatment button then slowly glide the device along the area (think up your leg in a straight line) while continuously flashing. This was not my experience (or at least not my definition of continuos). As I press and held the button, it would emit the flash and be at least 3 seconds before emitting another flash. So instead of gliding along my leg, I more slowly moved it from one spot up to the next while holding the button in a regular pace with short pauses between each flash. Once I changed my plan based on how it was working, it wasn't an issue though a bit slower then I would have hoped for. My other issue with the gliding mode was that the treatment window was too wide (back to the size I mentioned above) for the bottom of my leg, so I could not in fact glide up my leg as the skin tone sensors couldn't lay flat on each side of the bottom of my leg. Instead I changed to gliding around my leg so the window could lie flat. Once I had adjusted my perception I was able to complete both legs in 15 minutes. I expect it will be faster next time. Now I am sure everyone is wondering about the pain. I can honestly state that on my legs it didn't really hurt at all. On my lower legs, I didn't really feel it, though it became warm as time went and passed in a few seconds. On my thighs I could feel a very minor sting like a small flick of a rubber band, but nothing that would stop me from using it or even using the gentle mode button. I was originally concerned that the Silk-expert would not work on my thighs as they have a lot of dark freckles, but it was not a problem.Next I did the bikini area using the precision mode. With the precision mode you press and release the treatment button so it emits a flash and then you pick it up and move it to the next spot. In this area I felt the greatest sting (more of a sharp rubber band snap), but again, I was still fine with it given the small area and quick process and did not need to use the gentle mode button. Just to test, I did try the gentle mode and found that it did indeed cut the sting in half. I was able to complete this area in 2 minutes.Last was my underarms where I went back to the gliding mode. In this area, I again was able to feel more of a snap with the treatment, but it was not as a bad as the bikini area. It's also so fast, that I barely had time to register anything before I was done with it taking less than 1 minute for each underarm. It honestly didn't bother me at all.Now, it will take at least 6 treatments per you are supposed to notice a difference, so you will need to keep up with it to receive the benefits. Though I was lucky enough to notice after one week when I didn't have time to shave one day that the hair that had been treated and thinned some and was not itchy all day as it normally would be having not shaved that day. After working out a few adjustments to what is a very easy to use device, I will definitely have the 15-20 minutes to spare once a week to complete. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Des Moines, IA
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13 September, 2016

Kind of a let down

I was so excited for this. I think I told everyone I know about this. I finally got it, the directions werent the best. I have been using it for five weeks and I havent noticed a difference yet. I have only been using it on my armpits, but I am pretty disappointed. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
New York, NY
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06 October, 2016

It works really well!

I've been using the Silk-expert for 8 weeks now and have seen dramatic results! The main areas that I've used it on are my legs, underarms, and bikini area. After 4 weeks, I already saw a dramatic decline in hair growth. I barely have to shave before using it. I also made sure to use it once a week, as per the instructions. At the beginning, I definitely felt a bit of a sting when using it, but after a few weeks, I don't feel any discomfort. All in all, I would highly recommend this product. I received this product from Braun for my honest opinion. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]