Highlights

250,000 flashes

250,000 flashes

Provides the equivalent of full body treatments for up to 12 years.

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.

Clinically tested

Clinically tested

Derived from professional light technology, Venus Silk-expert 3 IPL is clinically tested for safe and effective use at home.

Gillette Venus razor

Gillette Venus razor

Features

Customize your treatment: Normal, gentle or extra 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 Venus Silk-expert adapts to different skin tones as fast and accurately as in normal mode – just on a lower energy level.

Non stop power

Non stop power

Power source

Main

Colour

White/purple

What's in the box

  • Silk-expert 3 IPL

    Venus Silk-expert 3 IPL

  • Transformer including power cord and plug

    Transformer including power cord and plug

  • Gillette Venus razor

    Gillette Venus razor

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating
4.35/5 (86)
97% recommended

Reviews

Your Location:
Peabody, MA
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17 November, 2017

Love my at home spa

After spending thousands at my local medi-spa I was so anxious to try this at home solution. The IPL is a fun design and light weight enough to use almost anywhere. The instructions are very clear and specific to what areas you can treat and what hair types work best. Be sure to following the directions and you'll be all set!

Yes, I recommend this product !

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Fresh Meadows, NY
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16 November, 2017

Hello short-shorts and mini skirts!

Prior to using the Gillette Venus Silk-expert IPL BD 3001, my preferred (and sole) hair removal method was cream. As I have never shaved my legs, hair re-growth speed and thickness were never problems of mine. However, the hair removal creams always left unsightly marks where the hair grew.I was relieved to learn that I could use my preferred hair removal method instead of having to shave prior to using the Gillette Venus Silk-expert IPL BD 3001. It is rather simple to use upon hair removal - (1) press the device firmly to the skin, (2) wait for the power bar sensor lights to light up, and (3) hold the button. The treatment is relatively painless, although I do have a high threshold for pain. The light that goes off when holding the button is really bright, so I closed my eyes when I held the button after seeing the power bar light up.After one treatment of the Gillette Venus Silk-expert IPL BD 3001, the hair grew in more sparse and there was a noticeable decrease in the number of marks from the cream.Overall, I am happy with the Gillette Venus Silk-expert IPL BD 3001 and will continue to use it along with hair removal cream.

Yes, I recommend this product !

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Your Location:
Enterprise, AL
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16 November, 2017

Great product!

I have always wanted to try some sort of permanent hair reduction, but don't have the time or money to go to a professional. I was very excited to get my Gillette Venus Silk-expert to be able to do it at home. It is very easy to use, but time consuming and takes true commitment. I have used it several times over the last few weeks and am seeing less regrowth. I am impressed so far, but am very curious to see how effective it will be after the recommended 12 weeks. It is a good product, I would recommend it to a friend!

Yes, I recommend this product !

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Your Location:
Ypsilanti, MI
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16 November, 2017

Time will tell...

Ever since I heard about in home Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment, I have been dying to try it! Clinical studies have shown these systems can be a highly effective in reducing hair growth for extended periods of time. When my Gillette Venus Silk * Expert 3 came in the mail, I was almost beside myself with eagerness!The instructions are straightforward and easy to follow. You prepare the treatment area using your preferred hair removal method (I used the complimentary Gillette Venus razor - an added bonus item which came with the product). This allows the Silk-expert to correctly target the melatonin in the skin, thereby disabling the hair follicle (I learned that from the very informative instruction manual). Once your skin has been pre-treated, simply plug in the product, place the SensoAdapt automatic skin tone sensors to your skin, make sure the LED power bars light up on both sides and push the button! Glide it along your skin and the Silk-expert does the rest.I started out using the Silk-expert everywhere it is recommended for use: legs, arms, underarms, bikini area and face, below the cheekbones. Thats right - I pretty much have hair EVERYWHERE! While I believe the amount of time it takes for the product to treat each area is reasonable, I found that shaving then treating everything all areas at once was too time consuming for my daily routine. I decided to target my least favorite shaving areas first instead. Once I have completed the 12 week treatment period for these areas, I will move on to other treatment areas until it’s all gone!While I would love to give the Silk-expert a 5 star review right now due to its informatively written instruction manual, it’s ease of use, and the fact that I can barely even feel it while it is working (It was NEVER painful for me), I haven’t seen any results just yet. The manual states that when used correctly, a reduction in hair growth should become noticeable around 6 weeks of use. I have only been using the Silk-expert for 5 weeks, so I’m not worried about it yet. If the product is as effective for me as it was in the clinical trials, it will be one of my favorite products ever. If it turns out not to work so well (results may vary from person to person), then I will be more than a little disappointed. For now though, I think it is easy to setup and use, and I’m holding my breath that it will become a product that I can’t stop raving about!

Yes, I recommend this product !

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Braun

Braun The Braun Team 22 November, 2017

Thanks for your feedback on our IPL and we're so glad to hear that your device is working as it should. As for the results, we do want to let you know that the typical hair growth cycle varies between individuals and could take up to 18-24 months, depending on the body area (underarm, lower leg and bikini areas can take the most time). Since only hairs in their growing phase are susceptible to treatment with light, it is important to do multiple treatments to achieve continuously smooth skin. For this reason, we recommend a start-up phase of 4-12 weekly treatments to achieve optimum results. If you no longer see hair growing, you do not need to complete the full 12 weekly treatments. You can switch to maintenance treatments. Please be sure to give us a call at (800) 272-8611 if you're still not seeing any noticeable results after the full 12 week treatment. We'd be more than happy to help you get the Braun shave you deserve.

Your Location:
Somerville, MA
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16 November, 2017

Amazing product

I, like many one the go women of today, am always looking for ways to save time in my "getting ready routine". I will admit, I don't shave as often as I feel like I should, and I have done laser hair removal in the past. Given this I jumped at the chance to try this Gillette Venus Silk-expert IPL . I was impressed by how easy the product is to use and also how pain-free. I have now used the product a few times over the last month and I am starting to see less re-growth of underarm hair. In comparison to professional laser hair removal I will be honest and say it is much less effective. However, that hurts, this does not as there is really little discomfort involved with the IPL. So even if it takes a few times to achieve the same results I would fully recommend this product for someone who, like me doesn't have time to shave or money for professional regular treatments!

Yes, I recommend this product !

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Your Location:
Danville, PA
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15 November, 2017

Price vs. Results

I think that for the price of a Gillette Venus Silk-expert IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) BD 3001 and the results it seems to effectively produce over time that you may run the risk of burning out the bulb which is non replaceable. This may occur before you are able to see full results resulting in requiring the purchase of a second system. It would be much more cost effective if you were able to change the bulbs and keep using it. Overall except for the disposability of the system, it seems to produce the results they claim.

Yes, I recommend this product !

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Braun

Braun The Braun Team 20 November, 2017

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on our Braun Silk-Expert IPL and we're so glad to hear you're receiving the results we'd expect. It's important to know that the number of flashes is about 250,000, which is approximately 13 years of treatment.

Your Location:
Brandon, FL
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15 November, 2017

Gillette Venus Silk-expert

Who doesn't love the Venus razor I know I do and now they have permanent hair removal which I like and after a few treatments it reduces how fast your hair grows back which is fantastic the only down side in my finding is the size of the power box wish it was smaller instead of being so big. Other than that I love my silky smooth legs a d hairless armpits

Yes, I recommend this product !

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Your Location:
Waxahachie, TX
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14 November, 2017

Gillette Venus Silk-expert IPL

After using the Gillette Venus Silk-expert IPL I think it is a great option if you are looking for an at home hair remover. Very easy to use, love that it adapts to your skin tone and its not over priced. Instructions included were very easy to understand and the product itself seems to be very well made and easy to hold. Slight tingling sensation let me know it was working and after just a few uses I can already tell a difference.Lets face it, laser treatments are expensive and time consuming-If you're looking for convenience and ease of use I would highly recommend this!

Yes, I recommend this product !

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Your Location:
Portland, OR
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14 November, 2017

Amazing! Better than I dared to hope!

I have been cursed with extremely fair skin and super dark thick hair on my legs. The hair on my legs also grows unfortunately fast. I can shave in the morning and by evening have noticeable leg stubble. I have tried everything under the sun to deal with this, besides the impossibly expensive laser hair removal. I had resigned myself to the fact that my hair was here to stay, so when I discovered the existence of a do-at-home version, I was more than ecstatic! I was understandibly skeptical at first, but much to my surprise: I started seeing results after just about 3 weekly sessions, and now that I’ve reached about 6: I am AMAZED and I COULDN’T BE HAPPIER!!! I didn’t think it was possible to live a life without constant shaving, but that is now a reality for me! I couldn’t recommend this product more highly! It you’re like me and have tried everything and convinced that there is no way out and that you’re stuck with the hair: take a leap of faith and try this out! If it works for me, it will work for anyone!!!

Yes, I recommend this product !

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Your Location:
Cambridge, MA
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14 November, 2017

Easy to use but need more time

I have been using the Gillette Venus IPL for about 6 weeks now. I have been doing laser treatments at a salon for a year, and while I have seen great results, it is extremely expensive so I was really excited to try this at home system. I was slightly nervous that the product would be difficult to use, but the instructions were very clear and I had no trouble setting up the device and getting started. Compared to other hair removal (salon laser, waxing, tweezing), I think the Gillette Venus IPL is essentially painless which is a huge plus! I have fairly sensitive skin and haven't experienced any issues using this product. The instructions recommend using the product once a week for 12 weeks. So far, I haven't really noticed results but I have only used it 5 times. I am hoping I will see great results once I hit the 12 weeks and can stop going to the salon to pay for expensive laser treatments!

Yes, I recommend this product !

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.