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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4.37/5 (776)
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:
Cleveland, TN
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12 August, 2016

Spa Quality with At Home Privacy

I am so excited to have the opportunity to try the Gillette Venus Silk Expert Powered by Braun for free. Just like all Gillette products, the Venus SilkExpert comes in attractive packaging and very clear instructions for use. It has a gentle mode for those more sensitive areas. I have started using the product on my arm pits. So far, I am loving it. I'm getting spa quality treatments right in the convenience of my own home. I'm looking forward to sporting my baby like pits at the gym. Thank you so much Braun! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Fairfax, VA
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11 August, 2016

Busy mom looking forward to saving time in the future

As someone who barely finds enough time or has enough mental capacity to remember to shave both legs in the shower this is going to be a true gift down the road when the need for shaving diminishes to only occasionally for maintenance. The packaging was great and I appreciated that the instructions were very clear. I did watch a few videos online so I would know what to expect. I only started on my underarms as I was a little scared off by the warnings about having skin exposed to the sun....and it is summer and my happy place is the pool. But I am looking forward to testing on my legs soon! One of the warnings talks about not doing the treatment while you are pregnant -- while I am currently not pregnant it isn't something all testers should be aware of. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Highland, IL
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05 April, 2016

Definitely Worth Trying Out!

I’ve been shaving for over twenty years and there are three things I’ve learned. My hair grows back fast, I get razer burn easily if I don’t take precautions, and I don’t get a close enough shave if I’m in a hurry. I received a complimentary Gillette Venus silk-expert from Braun to test out. Package contained one Gillette Venus, one hair removal device, and one power supply. I’ve been a huge fan of the Venus since my teen years, but this was my first time using an IPL product and wasn’t sure what to expect.Product claims & Benefits:1. Permanent visible hair removal.2. Safe and tailored to your skin.3. An effective at-home solution.4. Fast treatments.5. Gentle and virtually painless.6. Convenient.My response to Product claims & Benefits:1. I haven’t yet been using the product long enough to see the long-term results myself.2. The product seems safe and there are settings to tweek to make the product fit your individual needs.3. This is a nice alternative to having to make an appointment for hair removal.4. These treatments are definitely quicker than professional appointments.5. I didn’t experience any discomfort. The light seems a bit warm against the skin, but it didn’t bother me. I should point out that I do not have sensitive skin though.6. It’s definitely convenient!My initial feedback is that this is definitely something I’d like to try for a few months to determine long term effects. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Oceanside, CA
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02 September, 2016

Expecting great results

It's easy to use. It doesn't hurt that much. Initial results are less immediate than with professional treatment but after 4 weeks I'm seeing less regrowth. I'm expecting similar results to professional but it looks like it will take more time. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Amesbury, MA
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30 May, 2016

Mostly painless hair removal

I got this free from Braun to test and give my unbiased opinion. I have been using this weekly for about 8 weeks and have to say I am impressed. It's easy to use, just slowly glide it over your body. For more difficult areas like your knees, you can use precision mode. I do notice a small feeling of heat when it pulses, and in some areas the feeling of being lightly flicked, like by a rubber band. Otherwise it doesn't really hurt and isn't very uncomfortable. It doesn't take long either! I have been using it on my legs and have noticed a dramatic decrease in hair, which is awesome! I have pale skin and dark hair which is very noticeable, even a few hours after shaving. Now I don't get that odd 5 o'clock shadow on my legs and they stay smoother much longer. My hair and skin color are pretty much the ideal combination for something like this, and I definitely recommend it to anyone whose coloring is similar! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Owasso, OK
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13 February, 2017

Week 1- first use

Presentation and packaging was beautiful! Excited to give it a go upon arrival! Used today for the first time on my legs, underarms, and bikini line. I used normal strength on legs and the gentle cycle on my underarms, and bikini line. Very easy to use! There was a slight warm feeling, but not uncomfortable . I also wore my sunglasses, as the pulseing light was bright. I may invest in darker protection sun glasses. Over all- quick and easy! Looking forward to seeing results!!

Your Location:
Holliston, MA
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17 February, 2017

Quick, Easy, and Almost Painless

I have tried almost all hair removal products (including laser) except for IPL. I was excited to try the Gillette Venus Silk-Expert IPL. My first impression of this product is very positive.The instructions are clear and easy to understand (For safety’s sake, make sure you read them carefully). The product is simple to work and is FAST. I have tried a laser which takes a lot of time. Since the Silk-Expert IPL is plugged in, the light recharges immediately and you don’t have to worry about the battery dying mid-treatment. The cord is long and unrestrictive.The Silk-Expert IPL is smart. It tests your skin color every time. It would not work on areas of my body that it deemed too dark.This IPL treatment is almost painless. Far less painful than lasers, waxing or even plucking. It does get warm (as do lasers). You should do any sensitive areas first when it’s cooler. You could also unplug and let it cool a little if it gets too warm. It’s otherwise so quick that this shouldn’t be too much of an inconvenience. I didn’t find the need to do this, but if you are very sensitive to the heat you might. The light window is large and covers a good expanse of skin. It took me a few minutes to cover an area that would take a laser 20 minutes. And the scan and flash is amazing - fast and efficient.Of course, all good things have their limitations. The Silk-Expert IPL is big and likes a flat surface. For the tops of my feet I had to turn it 90 degrees but then it worked fine. It worked on my flat knees. If you have nice boney knees, it might not work as easily. Nothing is perfect, though. Lasers and waxing are difficult on softer/looser skin. The Silk-Expert IPL did not have that limitation. It’s flatness not firmness of the body part that’s important for the IPL to work. Another concern is the flashes are bright. The instructions say to look away. I looked away and closed my eyes, and could still tell when the IPL went off. Once I accidentally looked in the mirror while doing my armpit and saw a super bright flash of light. I might get some inexpensive IPL glasses to use with this to be extra cautious.If the Silk-Expert IPL works well to remove hair, I will be ecstatic. If the hair is reduced as promised, then the ease, speed, and relative painlessness of this product will make it superior to others and my choice for hair removal.

Your Location:
Houston, TX
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09 March, 2017

Better than Salon!

I want to mention first that I have done IPL at local salons for my bikini area in the past with good experience, so I did not hesitate to try Gillette Venus Silk-expert IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) for my legs. In fact, I had high expectations because of my past experience.My skin is medium in tone and my hair growth is thin to medium. On my legs, I normally use hair removal creams and once in a while I use a razor if I am short on time or to take care of particular spots. Over the years of using hair removal creams, I've noticed the hair on my legs grows in patches, looks odd, but I can't complain about less hair! For my underarms, I normally tweeze (is that weird)? I used to use a razor but after years of tweezing, hair grows back much thinner and there is only a fraction of hair I used to have.I initially tried the Silk-expert on the back of one of my legs just to make sure there are no reactions. There weren't any so I went ahead to do my entire legs the next day. At first I felt tiny pinches, but after a while I didn't notice that anymore. The treatment window is a nice size, not too small so as to make the process take too long but not so large as to be unwieldy. The knee area was tricky because of all the curves but I just decided to skip that area after all because I hardly have any hair there. I repeated the treatment weekly on my legs (6 weeks now) and I have noticed that hair growth has slowed. I can't tell if the hair has thinned because it was already thin but for sure it is growing back more slowly. Now on to underarms...I felt some discomfort when using the Silk-expert there. My skin is more sensitive and I felt little stings. Since the areas are so small, the discomfort didn't last long but honestly after 4 weeks, I decided not to use the Silk-expert there because it didn't seem to be worth the time, effort, and discomfort because I don't have much hair to begin with. I think my underarm hair grew back more slowly but I am lucky it always grew back slowly so the small improvement wasn't that big of a deal. Perhaps for others with more hair there or thicker hair, it would be more beneficial.All in all, I am grateful to have Silk-expert to use at home. In my opinion, the results are almost just as good as what I have experienced in the salon, but without the hassle of leaving my house and having to reveal embarrassing hair to a technician. Plus the cost of the tool is far less than what a salon charges, plus you get to keep it and use it anytime you'd like. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]