Highlights

300,000 flashes

Up to 15 years of full body treatments or 35 years if used on lower legs, bikini, face, and underarms.

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

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

Fast IPL treatments

Venus Silk-expert IPL, powered by Braun, provides fast treatments suitable for large body parts such as legs or arms, which can be treated in 8 minutes, without compromising on effectiveness.

FDA cleared

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

Gillette Venus razor

Includes Gillette Venus razor for a smooth, close shave before treatment.

Features

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

Power source

Main

Colour

White/gold

What's in the box

  • Silk-expert IPL

    Silk-expert IPL

  • Transfomer including power cord and plug

    Transformer including power cord and plug

  • Silk-expert IPL with Gillette Venus razor

    Gillette Venus razor

Ratings and Reviews

This area allows consumers like you to express their own opinions and comments. Braun does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any statements or product claims made here, nor endorses any opinions expressed by the reviewer.

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4.24/5 (150)
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Reviews

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:
Sedro Woolley, WA
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07 April, 2016

Braun Venus Silk Expert - easy home IPL!

I had first heard about IPL (intense pulsed light) on the radio from someone else who had tried it. She had dark leg hair and said she was perfect for it and it worked great! I looked it up and having this done can cost thousands of dollars, so I was not interested. When I heard that Braun made IPL devices for personal use, I thought what a great idea! They sent me one to try in exchange for an honest review. The full treatment cycle takes 12 weeks, so I have yet to see the final results but I will tell you all of my thoughts so far. The fancy packaging contains one IPL device, cords, one razor and a user manual. I read the user manual front to back before use which is very important. I learned many important things from the manual, first is that the device only works optimally on mid to light skin tones and darker shades of hair. Perfect for me, but wouldn't work for someone with very dark skin and very light hair. A few more important notes I learned is that it is not intended for use this on the face. I have a few dark hairs on my upper lip I had intended to try this on, but now I know that is a no-no! However it's perfect for women on the legs and underarms and bikini line, and even men who think they have too much back hair can give it a try as well! I was a little intimidated to use the device because of what it is. I had in my mind that it was a laser beam is be focusing on my skin and that it would be easy to hurt myself with it. However, thankfully I found it very easy to use, as easy as simply shaving! I also thought that it would be awkward to use all around my legs. The flat front of the device needs to maintain constant contact with the skin and legs are round! However I never had any issue with the device loosing proper contact. It was easy and quick! No discomfort and no negative reaction. If I see good results I would recommend this product to everyone, I am so impressed! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Alton, IL
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07 April, 2016

First impressions and high hopes!

I hate to shave, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to test the new Gillette Venus Silk-expert! I was impressed upon opening the box! This looks and feels like a serious piece of equipment! Its construction is solid and it appears to be a very high quality device. There isn't much that comes with it: the Silk-expert device, a two-part power cord (it has to be plugged in to use it), an instruction manual, and a Venus Razor. I prepped both of my legs by shaving them with the enclosed razor and patting them dry, however I only used the Silk-expert on my left leg so I will be able to compare the results at the end of the trial period! I plugged in the power cord, and the device powered on. It has its own internal fan and a row of LEDs on the side to measure skin tone and show the automatically applied power setting. I held the treatment window to my leg and the LEDs lit all the way up, indicating a very light skin tone and the highest power setting. NOTE: there is a Gentle Setting you can also use, but I went with the automatically detected setting. You can hold down the button and it will flash every couple seconds or you can press the button for individual flashes. I used both methods depending on where on my leg I was applying the device. The flashes are very bright, like a camera flash, and for the most part I only felt a little bit of warmth at the treatment site. A couple times I felt a very very minor sharp sensation, almost like plucking a hair, but not nearly as bad. I'm guessing that maybe there was a stray hair that I missed when shaving that caused the sensation, but it was not painful and did not concern me. It only took a couple minutes to do my left leg, and that's with me being very careful and going very slow to start. I'm now 15 minutes post treatment, no irritation, redness, or itching. I definitely have high hopes for the Silk-expert, and will continue to use it weekly! Just so you know: I received this product for free from Braun in exchange for my HONEST impression and review. :) [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Lovington, IL
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08 April, 2016

Gillette Venus Silk-expert

I think the slick design of the Gillette Venus Silk Expert makes a comfortable design for the user. The instructions provided was easy to understand and very detailed in explanation. Learning about how this product works is important so you understand the process. This product doesn't remove the hair but helps break the cycle of hair growth, making the hair not grow back as quickly or at all. You start out by using this once a week for 12 weeks. After that you then use it just once a month and in between uses you still need to use a regular method of hair removal. This product plugs in and has a really long cord so it is not hard getting in a comfortable position to use it. The light pulses very quickly and this does not take long to do. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Sedro Woolley, WA
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08 April, 2016

Gillette Venus Silk Expert - IPL hair removal from home!

I had first heard about IPL (intense pulsed light) on the radio from someone else who had tried it. She had dark leg hair and said she was perfect for it and it worked great! I looked it up and having this done can cost thousands of dollars, so I was not interested. When I heard that Braun made IPL devices for personal use, I thought what a great idea! They sent me one to try in exchange for an honest review. The full treatment cycle takes 12 weeks, so I have yet to see the final results but I will tell you all of my thoughts so far. The fancy packaging contains one IPL device, cords, one razor and a user manual. I read the user manual front to back before use which is very important. I learned many important things from the manual, first is that the device only works optimally on mid to light skin tones and darker shades of hair. Perfect for me, but wouldn't work for someone with very dark skin and very light hair. A few more important notes I learned is that it is not intended for use this on the face. I have a few dark hairs on my upper lip I had intended to try this on, but now I know that is a no-no! However it's perfect for women on the legs and underarms and bikini line, and even men who think they have too much back hair can give it a try as well! I was a little intimidated to use the device because of what it is. I had in my mind that it was a laser beam is be focusing on my skin and that it would be easy to hurt myself with it. However, thankfully I found it very easy to use, as easy as simply shaving! I also thought that it would be awkward to use all around my legs. The flat front of the device needs to maintain constant contact with the skin and legs are round! However I never had any issue with the device loosing proper contact. It was easy and quick! No discomfort and no negative reaction. If I see good results I would recommend this product to everyone, I am so impressed! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Miami, FL
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09 April, 2016

Excited about my new Venus Gillette Silk Expert IPL

I will admit I've become extremely lazy when it comes to shaving my legs so I was pretty excited to try the Venus Gillette Silk Expert IPL which was sent to me free by Braun. The instructions were very easy to follow . The only prepping you need to do is to shave prior to using the IPL system. The device has two modes. One which is for gliding , such as on your legs . The other mode is for spot treatment which I used on my knees. The device warms up a little and when using it feels like a tiny zap. By no means uncomfortable . It also let out a burned scent however that decipitated quickly. The instructions indicate that you'll see results in as little as eight weeks . Once again , thanks to Braun for this free device . I'm very excited to getting back to you all with my eight week results . [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Bath, PA
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10 April, 2016

Easy to use, but not enough power

Home IPL, is well, a gamble. The devices currently on the market mimic professional treatments, but do not generally provide the high level of pulses or targeted treatment of their professional competitors. However, they're convenient, can be used at home, and do not cost near as much as professional treatments. I was sent the Gillette Venus Silk Expert home IPL system from Braun to try at home. Upon opening the well-designed package, the kit includes the device, AC adapter, power cord, product manual, and a Venus razor (for prep). The device delivers 120,000 pulses. There are 2 power levels - normal and gentle. The device can operate in target mode or gliding mode (good for treating large areas). For safety purposes, you must have full contact of the device surface with the skin for the treatment to be delivered. For the purpose of this review and any follow-up review, I chose to treat my legs - around the kneecap and below on both legs. My skin is fair-medium, and my haircolor is dark brown. Per the guide (and prior consultation with a professional), I'm an excellent candidate for laser hair removal. Treatment requires you to shave the area just before. I used the provided Venus razor to shave the area using a non-irritating, fragrance-free castile soap. The skin being treated needs to be clean and free of oils or moisturizers before treatment. For treatment, the device is really straightforward. You plug the adapter in to the wall, then plug into the device. You will see the device light up with blue UV light, then you will hear a fan turn on. The device is ready for use. As I mentioned earlier, the device cannot be used unless it is in full contact with the area to be treated. The laser light can damage the eyes if exposed. I first tested the device at the base of my leg using a targeted treatment - hold to the skin and press the large button quickly. A laser pulse is delivered. The device takes about 1.5 seconds to charge for the next delivered pulse. For the next portion of treatment, I carefully treated each leg using the "glide" feature - hold the device to the skin, continually push the large button. Pulses are delivered repeatedly. For treatment around my knees and ankles, I used the target method. For the duration of the treatment, for safety reasons, I looked away while the laser was pulsing. This made things a little tricky as I couldn't really see what I was doing. Some areas are hard to treat because you can't get full contact (ankle area), behind the knee. Overall, really easy to use and handle. My initial reaction after treatment - not sure this device will work as described. Subjects (per the guide) experienced around a 66% reduction in hair growth over a 12 month period. That's a pretty long treatment window to achieve results. Treatment with a professional laser or higher IPL (300,000 pulses and above) device WILL produce discomfort/pain and a warming sensation on the skin. This device produced no sensation at all when used in normal mode. I have used a much more costly home device in the past to treat my face and it was somewhat painful, but gave results for about 1 year and a noticeable reduction in hair growth. I am giving this device 3 stars for the great convenience and ease of use. The device is packaged well and easily fits into your hand for treatment compared to many of the other treatments which have bulky devices that are hard to use. I really want to be proven wrong and have some noticeable reduction in hair on my legs in the treatment window (8 to 12 weeks, weekly treatments). I remain skeptical, though. I will be treating once weekly for consistent results. Again, as mentioned above, I received this device for free from Braun. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Braun

Braun Kevin Community Manager 17 May, 2016

Thank you for sharing your treatment experience with us. The following timeline is what you should expect from your Venus Silk-expert IPL:  Phase 1: Start-up phase. Consecutive weekly treatments for the first 8-12 weeks.  Phase 2: Permanent hair reduction. Once completing this start-up phase of 8-12 weeks of continuous weekly treatments, 89% of users experience noticeable visible hair reduction 12 months after her last treatment!  Phase 3: Maintenance mode. Use as needed to maintain long-lasting smooth skin.

Your Location:
Lubbock, TX
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10 April, 2016

Opening review

I have just gotten the Gillette Silk expert free from Braun to try. I have used it 1 time. I will write another review after a few weeks. I love the way it looks. The instructions are simple to follow. So I am ready to go. I shaved a small section of my leg and tried it. Waited 24 hours as instructed. No reaction. I shaved my legs and armpits and tried it out. It was simple to use on my arm pits. The regular setting was great. Just took a couple minutes. It was warm but didn't hurt. On to the legs. It was bulky and difficult to get started around my ankles at first but once I found a position that worked, it was great. I had to switch it to gentle for my knees and behind my knees. I found it was faster to push the button each time rather than hold it down. By the time I finished my first leg, my hand was tired. I think it would be better if it was slightly smaller. Overall, it was easy to use and fairly gentle. Now I am waiting to see the results. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Royal Oak, MI
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11 April, 2016

Tested out the Gillette Venus Silk

I wasn't quite sure what this product does or how to use it but the fact that it could be used to remove hair was enough of a selling point for me to sign up for this campaign. When it came, I felt like I had hit the lotto. I was a little disappointed after reading the instructions that it said you couldn't use on your face. I was hoping to get rid of some peach fuzz. When I took the product out, I had no idea what to do with it. I'm a person who normally doesn't read the instructions, but for this product I read the instructions about 5x and was still not exactly sure what to do with this time. It turned on easily enough. I decided to test it on my legs. The instructions suggested testing a small patch. I pushed the gentle button, which looks like a feather not knowing if I was going to be burned or having hair pulled out or what I should expect. I didn't really feel much. After a few tests, I decided to keep going. I believe I got the hang of it and did the bottom of my two legs. I can't speak to any kinds of results and I'm not sure how this will work but I will continue trying this out. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Uhrichsville, OH
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13 April, 2016

Works like a charm!

I think that the new Gillette Venus Silk-expert is amazing! It's easy to use. It is ready to go the second that you plug it in. You can easily sit on your couch, in a chair, or any where that you are comfortable to use this amazing tool! I used it for the first time the day after I shaved. I ran it down my lower leg and it didn't hurt to use. You might get a bit uncomfortable on sensitive skin. I used this tool on both of my lower legs, bikini area, and underarms. The most uncomfortable would have been my bikini area. I would want to know what to expect from someone that has already used it prior to purchasing. I believe that this is an amazing product and I have already recommended it to all my friends and family. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]