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Gillette Venus Silk-expert is a ground-breaking IPL system which results in permanent hair reduction in as little as four treatments. It works beneath the skin's surface by targeting the melanin in the hair follicle, helping to break the cycle of hair re-growth. With continued, regular use, it helps prevent unwanted hair from reaching the skin surface.

  • The safest IPL technology: the unique SensoAdapt™ skin tone sensor always ensures the right light intensity, for the safest, most effective treatment.
  • The fastest IPL technology allowing you to treat a leg or arm in just 8 minutes, without compromising on effectiveness
  • 94% of women experienced noticeable results after just 3 months. 89% of women experienced noticeable visible hair reduction, even 12 months after the last treatment
  • No hidden costs for gels, replacement cartridges or safety glasses. The device is safe and clinically tested for use without glasses
  • Includes Gillette Venus razor for a smooth, close shave

Ratings And Reviews

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4.27/5 (148)
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Lubbock, TX
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Apr 10, 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.]

Originally posted on Product Sampling Community

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Paw Paw, MI
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Jun 02, 2016

Eight weeks

I have been using the Venus silk expert on only one armpit for eight weeks. I have not had any true discomfort, just some irritation after shaving, but I think it might be because I am shaving skin off instead of hair. It is habit to shave both armpits daily in the shower. The armpit that I have used the Gillette Venus Silk expert on has decreased with hair growth compared to the other armpit that I did not treat. The hair grows slower and is sparse, but there is still hair growth. I am hoping that after sixteen weeks the hair growth will stop. After this week, I will start treating the other armpit. At work it has begun to be a game about my armpit hair growth and this product. Co-workers are very interested in this product and if is works. I have explained that the product works depending on skin tone, skin sensitivity, and usage, so results could very per person. For BzzAgent this product is hard to rate because the true results take time. I have enjoy using the product and will continue to use this product. I wish that it could be used on the face. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Sedro Woolley, WA
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Apr 07, 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.]

Originally posted on Product Sampling Community

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Stetson, ME
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May 23, 2016

Eight Weeks

I have been using my Gillette® Venus® Silk-expert powered by Braun for 8 weeks now. I have found the experience to be positive. The device is very easy to use. First I shave with my Gillette Venus razor that came with my Gillette® Venus® Silk-expert that I received from Braun to try. Then use the device by placing it on my skin and push the button. Easy. I have notice a huge difference in the texture of my hair growing now compared to 8 weeks ago. The hair that is growing is much finer and slower growing. I used to have to shave everyday. If I shaved my legs in the morning I would have 5 o'clock shadow as my husband calls it by that night. Now after using the Braun I now shave on Sunday and I am still swimming without shaving on Wednesday. I added a picture showing how my leg looks. The left is before I started and the right is now. You can see the difference in length and the amount of hair growing. As you can see there are some spots that don't have any hair growing. This is a great experience so far. I look forward to the future results as I continue using the Braun. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Daly City, CA
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May 09, 2016

Too painful for me

I think this product would work for other people but my skin is just too sensitive and my hair is too coarse. I got the product for free from Braun. I was eager to try it. It looks like an excellent device. I really was hoping it would work but could not get through the initial pain. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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GilletteVenus

GilletteVenus Kevin Community Manager May 17, 2016

We're sorry you are feeling some discomfort! For sensitive areas or for first-time users, you can set your device to Gentle Mode, which reduces the light intensity for a more painless hair removal experience. If you continue to experience any discomfort, please call us at 1-800-BRAUN-11 so we can help.

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Stetson, ME
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May 09, 2016

Fourth week of use.

I just finished my week 4 use of Gillette® Venus® Silk-expert Powered by Braun. I received one from Braun 4 weeks ago. It has been very easy to use. Simply place on skin and push the button. The Braun did everything else. It determined my skin color and the power it needed to work the best. Mine was on the highest setting because I have light skin and dark hair. It also has a button to reduce the power it you don't like the higher power. After using this for 4 weeks I have noticed a difference in my hair thickness. I used this on my underarm of one arm so I would have a good comparison. The hair that grows in on the treated side is much thinner and softer. I have treated my legs also. I have seen some thinning of hair and some spots that are not growing back. I look forward to seeing the difference as I continue using it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Originally posted on Product Sampling Community

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Sedro Woolley, WA
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Apr 08, 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.]

Originally posted on Product Sampling Community

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Essex Junction, VT
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Jun 02, 2016

Bright Light, Bright Results!

I got this product for free from Braun in exchange for my honest, fair review- so here it is! I have waited the full 8 weeks to give my verdict and I have to admit- despite my doubts, it really does work! The first 3 times I tried the Venus Silk Expert I felt that it was a waste of my time. First of all, the pulsing light was really bright! I mean shockingly bright. I was worried that the light would hurt my eyes so I started using sunglasses with it. The light didn't hurt or burn, but it did leave my skin a little red. I used the Venus Silk Expert on my left arm pit and I didn't use it on my right arm pit for comparison. I noticed no difference in the hair growing back at first. After about 4 treatments (4 weeks) I did notice that the hair in my left armpit was growing back more slowly than the hair in my right armpit. I also felt that the sunglasses made using this product much easier- especially if you are using it close to your face. Now- after the full 8 weeks of treatment, my skin is used to the pulse-light and it no longer gets red after treatments and no hair is growing in that armpit. Now that the trial is over, I am going to start using it on both armpits so that I never have to shave there again. Thanks Venus Silk Expert! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Bath, PA
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Apr 10, 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.]

Originally posted on Product Sampling Community

GilletteVenus

GilletteVenus Kevin Community Manager May 17, 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.

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Jefferson City, MO
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Jun 09, 2016

Works great on dark hair! No more razor burn!

I really don’t like shaving my legs. My hair grows quickly. It’s dark. It’s noticeable. I get razor burn on my bikini line. I received a complementary Gillette Venus Silk-Expert from Braun. The package contained the one Gillette Venus razor and one hair removal device. I typically use a Venus razor, but this one seemed to be “less fancy” than the version I use. I have never used an IPL device and I felt like the instructions weren’t really clear. I typically do a treatment after I shower and shave. After plugging in the device you can hear a fan and see a light emitting. To use the IPL on my legs I’ll hold the button down and just move it a few inches after the light emits. It does give you a little zap. It doesn’t necessarily hurt, but it doesn’t feel great, either. It takes me about 15 minutes to use the IPL on my legs, bikini line and underarms. I’ve been using the product for about 7 weeks now. I definitely notice my leg hair is growing in at a slower pace – and it is noticeably more sparse. One of the best changes is I do not seem to get ingrown hairs or razor burn on my bikini line now – yay! I am very excited about this product and am very happy with the results. I think this is a great option, especially for people with dark hair! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Originally posted on Product Sampling Community