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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4.36/5 (258)
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    2.67/5
25% recommended

Reviews

Your Location:
Willoughby, OH
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31 August, 2016

Easy to use!

Initial thoughts: I used this on my armpits and bikini line as I'm not supposed to expose treated skin to sunlight (and its summer)! Just plug it in and snap. However, I wish the "gentle" button was a switch. Hit it once and gentle mode is on until it's hit again. I thought I had to hold it down while snapping. It's warm when it flashes and I'm itchy afterwards for just a few minutes.It's hard to not look at the flash to protect ur eyes. Maybe uv glasses would be a nice add into the package. I like the feature of automatically adjusting to skin type. It's difficult to know if the area was treated or not so that there isn't overlap as instructed. If I can't look at the flash, and there's no indication that there was treatment, I'm not sure how to avoid overlap. I got the unit for free from Braun. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Carmichael, CA
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14 August, 2016

Hair Removal

Braun sent me the new Gillette Venus Silk Expert to try out in return for my honest review. Before I started the treatment I read over the information packet. There are a lot of "do not" safety concerns. Once you are ready to begin you must shave the area you are going to treat. Braun includes a razor which is a nice touch. I first tried a test patch on my leg. It was definitely uncomfortable and I wasn't sure I was going to be able to handle it on a larger area of skin. However, Braun has included a "gentle mode". This was perfect for me! I was able to complete the first treatment with no issues at all. Braun recommends that you treat the area once a week for 12 weeks. This product is super easy to use. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Mission, KS
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05 October, 2016

Gillette Venus Silk-expert IPL

I received this product for free from Braun in return for my honest opinion. When receiving this product, I must say that I was super excited to give it a whirl. I have to constantly shave my arm pits, in the morning and then again if I go out in the evening as I have super dark hair that grows fast. I tried this product on one leg in order to tell if there was a substantial difference between the two as well as both arm pits. I used this product for a several weeks, but I must give the product more time in order to provide a comprehensive review of the product. I plan to continue to use to see if I can tell any sort of difference. This product is super easy to use and with minimal to no irritation. I just felt a little zap, almost like static electricity. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Claysburg, PA
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15 September, 2016

Impressed With Ease of Use

I received the Gillette® Venus® Silk-expert powered by Braun® for free courtesy of Braun®. I have been able to use it only a few times but I have to say that I am impressed so far. I appreciate that has a non-stop power source. I have used a hair removal device in the past that had to be charged, which I found to be inconvenient. With the Gillette® Venus® Silk-expert powered by Braun, you simply plug the device into an outlet and begin using it immediately. It is not a lightweight device, but I find it fairly easy to handle and maneuver. I really like the glide feature which I feel is perfect to treat larger areas. I have experienced a small amount of discomfort during treatments, but not enough to dissuade me from continuing treatment. I've been able to complete only a few treatments so I can't give my opinion on the effectiveness yet but I'm optimistic! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Livermore, CA
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05 October, 2016

Slow and Steady

It's so difficult as a busy working parent to find time to shave! I was given the opportunity to test the Gillette® Venus® Silk-expert for free. This product removes unwanted hair using UV light, similar to going for hair removal treatments. I was excited to try this product as it's from Braun but also was skeptical how well it would work. Surprisingly it works well but does take a lot of time. The first time I used it I went fast and missed a lot of places. The second time I used it I went much slower to hit more areas which seemed to work better. I did notice some issues like knowing where you already hit or missed. You also need to make sure you have good contact with the skin, which is why going slow is important. Under arms and legs contain many hard areas to hit (knees, ankles, ect) so it's hard to make sure you hit the spot. Third, it's hard to see what you're doing when you shouldn't look at the bright light. Relax, catch up in some of your shows and take your time and you'll get good results! Such a cool product to be able to get professional treatment at home. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Your Location:
Quakertown, PA
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13 September, 2016

Was scared- now I see the light

Originally I was scared to try this product. After using it for a couple of weeks I am just not starting to see a slight difference. I have very dark hair so I am expecting that results will take longer than others. I am hopefully that with continual use I will start to see some major differences! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Martinsburg, WV
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31 August, 2016

Gillette® Venus® Silk-expert powered by Braun 5001

I am extremely happy that I have been one of the ones selected to test and review this product for free for giving honest feedback! I have always been curious about products like this but the price always deterred me from buying it! I am not seeing much results so far but it is a long process to get the results I am looking for. The process is very easy to do and pretty much painless! I can not wait to see the progression and how well this works! It would definitely be nice to not have to shave so frequently! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Fallston, MD
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24 March, 2017

Impressive!

I was a bit worried about trying the Venus silk expert after reading some online reviews. So I was very surprised when the process was painless for me. Not irritation or redness at all! After using it for several weeks I've definitely noticed a difference in hair growth. There hair seems slower to grow back in and there is less of it. It is a pretty quick and simple process once you get the hang of it. Some areas are a bit trickier than others. I only have minor trouble keeping track of where I've done but, that has gotten easier each time. I'm pretty sure I missed spots at first since there is several cautions about not doing the same area twice in the same treatment. I would recommend anyone looking to spend less time shaving or wanting to avoid those ugly red bumps after shaving to give this a try! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Woodstock, CT
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21 March, 2017

Awesome experience

I absolutely loved trying the silk expert. I've never had any laser hair removal done so the process was new to me. I found it to be straught forward and easy enough for anyone. My only recommendation is taking your time. I found that if you aren't careful hair regrowth will look pretty silly. Take it from me! But for the spots that were treated, I found no new growth! Amazing at home device. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Earlysville, VA
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07 August, 2016

Flash Dance

Today I received my free Gillette Venus Silk Expert powered by Braun, from Braun, in exchange for my honest review. My first impression was that the device was larger than I expected from the picture. It compared to the size of a large shampoo bottle whereas I was expecting more the size of an eyeglass case. It had some weight to it! Assembly was extraordinarily simple (two connection spots and into the wall) and I had it plugged up and ready to go in no time. Once you plug it in, it's on--there is no on/off switch. Important to note for any mommas out there. Do this when no little fingers are around to potentially hurt themselves.I spent a lot of time reading through the instructions. There were a lot of warnings and very detailed instructions on use. It seems to be the type of thing that you could cause damage with if you use it incorrectly. I was also surprised to learn that skin tone and hair color would impact both the safety and effectiveness of use. Instructions state it does work best on fair skin and dark hair.I decided to test my legs below the knee for this first trial period, so I carefully shaved the area to try to avoid any missed sections. I notoriously ALWAYS miss a spot and I read that it can cause pain if there is a hair there during treatment, so I took extra care in this step.Once I was ready to use the device, I decided to test out the glide feature. There seem to be three ways to use this: regular mode one spot at a time, gentle mode, same way, or glide mode. Glide mode sounded most appropriate for this large surface area. Note that the directions recommend you test a small area first and then wait a day or two to ensure no negative reaction. Using the device was simple enough. I understood what I was trying to accomplish. I think it will take a while to master the art of effective use, though. Especially on the lower portion of my leg nearest my ankle, it was challenging to maintain the consistent contact required on both sides of the device head. If this contact is not maintained, the light pulse won't work. I was prepared for some discomfort, but was pleasantly surprised. There was a sensation of warmth, and occasional and very subtle sting/burn (yup, missed a spot anyway), but it was so mild that it barely registered and I wouldn't even call it discomfort. The red light would flash quite brightly and I would know when that section had been done and would very slowly continue the glide onto the next patch of skin, not stopping as the next flash would occur in just enough time to keep going. The light bars on the side indicating the strength of the contact was helpful and easy to understand.After I completed this process, it was easy to disassemble and store. During the process, and now a good half an hour after the treatment, There has been no change to the color of my skin or any reaction of any kind positive or negative. I'll be making this a Saturday ritual for the next several weeks and look forward to seeing what results will follow! My first impression overall is to the positive as far as ease of use goes. However, it doesn't matter how easy it is to use--so I'll be in the neutral camp until I see how effective it is in doing it's job! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.