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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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4.36/5 (464)
75% Recommended

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Chicago, IL
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Aug 11, 2016

Initial set-up and test area

The instructions and precautions included with the device are easy to understand. I had no trouble setting myself up to do my first session. I chose to start with one inconspicuous area on my leg as a test spot. I prepped the area as directed and used the device as stated. The sensation was a bit uncomfortable, but nothing that would prevent me from using it over a larger area or for repeated applications. I've read some very interesting information about this type of light therapy and am excited to see the results. I will give the test area a day or so to see how it responds (i.e., no irritation--it takes several applications over time to see results) and then will begin an area for hair-removal in earnest and will report back on the results with before-and-after photos. I have fair skin and dark hair, which I think is an ideal combination for effectiveness. I received this product for free from Braun in exchange for my review, though my opinions are all my own. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Key West, FL
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Sep 13, 2016

Permanent hair removal

Venus razor to ensure I get a close shave prior to treatment! The product has a "quick" mode that you can use to glide over larger areas (like my legs), and a more targeted mode to use for smaller areas (like bikini area or underarms). I am very excited to start seeing results soon... supposedly within 3 months... I'm only a month into treatment so far.I received this product to review for free from Braun as a BzzAgent. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Mission, KS
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Oct 05, 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.]

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GONZALES, TX
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Sep 13, 2016

Looking forward to end results!

I was very excited to try this free product I received from Braun. First of all, the set up is very easy and also easy to store. The manual included was very straightforward, but I must say the safety warnings in there were a little too much. It took me a week to start because I was scared to try it after reading the warnings. However, do be sure to read the manual because it does provide good safety precautions. I did perform the 24 hr patch test, and thankfully didn't experience a reation. I started on my legs first because I want to focus on that area and see the end results with this device. After my first full treatment I did experience a bit of tingle or mild stings but very tolerable. The device itself was very easy to hold however in the beginning I found it a bit tricky to go over the knee and near the ankles. After 4 treatments I have noticed my hair growing out thinner but still growing. Even though it is a very easy to use product and I have not experienced a bad reaction, I'm still neutral about this device as far as results go but looking forward to see what the end results are in the next 2 months! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Pittsford, NY
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Sep 28, 2016

It really works! But treatment is not pleasant

I was excited to try my new Gillette Venus Silk-expert powered by Braun for free from Braun! The instructions are thorough and answered all of my questions. Since there is a precaution against treating recently tanned skin, and that treated skin should not be exposed to the sun for 24 hours, I had to delay trying this out. Now that summer is sadly over, I have been treating my underarms and my legs. I was happy that no assembly is required. It's just the Silk-expert and the power cord. The Silk-expert is simple to use, but since most body parts are curved, it's a bit awkward at times to angle the unit in a way that the sensors are able to get a reading. It just takes some maneuvering. After the first week, I noticed a considerable reduction in hair...after 4 weeks, I wasn't shaving those areas at all. It really works!The real reason I gave this only 3 stars is that the sensation of the pulses is unpleasant. It only lasts a fraction of a second but it hurts for that fraction of a second. The pain doesn't last but it makes me not want to keep using it. So why do I keep using it? Because it actually works after the first treatment. Plus treatments are only once a week. I don't know if I would have purchased this on my own, and I would only recommend this to a friend if she really hated shaving. Really, really hated it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Westlake, OH
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Oct 11, 2016

Great product

It took some time getting use to the feeling of using the product, but it is not bad and I feel the results are great. Don't be nervous about this product, I have heard people say they are worried it is going to hurt, it's not that bad and the results are worth it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Martinsburg, WV
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Aug 31, 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.]

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Centreville, VA
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Sep 02, 2016

Pretty Impressed

I initially thought this product would not work that great. However, I am pretty impressed with the results. I have used this product for 3 weeks so far and have already seen a difference in certain areas. I have used this on my bikini line, legs, arms, hands, knuckles, and underarms. The hair on my arms grows in a lot slower and not as noticeable as before. My hands and knuckles have seen the same results. I previously removed my underarm hair with laser removal, but there were a few strands that still grow out so I have been using it on that. I can't really tell yet if that has improved or not. I am also unable to tell what it is doing for my leg hair. Some spots still grow out quickly, but I could be missing some spots. I have been most impressed with the results from my bikini line. The hair there normally grows back really quickly. I have seen pretty quick results and don't have to shave as often already. I can't wait to see the results at 12 weeks. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Manchester, MD
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Sep 03, 2016

Nice hair removing tool so far!

I was so excited to try the Venus Silk Expert IPL hair remover from Braun for free! I had laser treatments done on my bikini area before at a treatment facility which hurt like crazy and was so expensive, but gave me good results, so I wasn't sure what to expect from a home device. So far, so good with this one! It was a very easy set up-just plug in the power supply cord into the device and then into the wall and the power fan automatically turns on. The directions are simple too...just make sure you keep good skin contact for the sensors, which is easy to tell because there are white lights on the sides that light up when it is being used correctly. Then you just press the glide button continuously as you move the device slowly across your desired hair removal area and you're done! The pain initially was about a 5/10, but it definitely varies with each user and I got used to it the more I used it on my legs. The device feels very hot on your skin as you're using it, like little tiny shocks, but is much easier than the laser treatment "shocks" I felt at a laser treatment facility and it made me feel like it was working now having had compared the two types of treatment. I can't wait to see the results after a full course...12 weeks (only once a week).The only problem I had was before I even started because I hadn't realized when I signed up that you couldn't use it on newly tanned skin, which is kind of hard to do in the summer. It says to wait a week after tanning, but I'm not sure if my tanned skin will affect the results or not at this point. So I had to wait a little while before I could actually use this item. The darker your skin, the less power/joules the device will output, so it may not work as well or it may take a longer period of time to get the same results. If your skin is too dark, it won't work at all, but luckily, I was still in good range for treatment! Overall, I recommend this product so far for its ease of use. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Valparaiso, IN
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Aug 10, 2016

First Thoughts

When I was chosen to review the new Gillette Venus Silk Expert Intense Pulsed Light Hair Removal System complimentary from Braun, I was super excited but not too sure what to expect. I had no experience with hair removal methods other than shaving or waxing. I'm pretty sure I don't know anyone who's used an IPL device either. When the box arrived, I read the booklet inside and was surprised to find so many warnings. After I was sure I understood the manual, I decided to try it that night after I was freshly shaved. I skimmed over the manual again and read the instructions step by step again. I realized that this wouldn't be very complicated. The fan started whirring after I plugged it in, and the power bars lit up once. I held the IPL device to my leg and saw the skin tone sensor lights come on. I thought, so far, so good, all was in working order. I tried the regular mode first to see how it felt. Whoa, it was a big flash and a bit too much of a burning feeling. I worried that even the gentle mode might be too much for me. I looked at the directions again to check that the button with the feather was the gentle mode. Success! I closed my eyes during the flashes, and using the gliding gentle mode I was able to start treating my leg comfortably. As the picture illustrates in the manual, I pulled the device up my leg with the treatment window horizontally. I did have trouble around my ankle and shin bones, as the 2 skin tone sensors did not both touch my skin. Next week I will use the treatment window vertically to try covering those areas. As I was using the device I became more relaxed and started enjoying the thought of doing this once a week to shave less often. I went ahead and treated my armpits as well. When I was finished, I unplugged the device and set it down to cool. About 10 minutes later, I pulled off the front section to see how easy it was to clean the Silk-expert. It came off by pulling event on both sides. I wiped it with a tissue, though I didn't see anything different about the front section or the glass filter other than a small black dot on the front section. Then I easily repacked the device into the box, excited for next week's treatment.Today, the day after I treated my legs and armpits, I feel no different. There is no pain, burning, or visible change. I've always wanted an easier way to remove hair. The fact that this is a noninvasive, minimally painful, convenient way to remove hair for long periods of time or even forever is exactly the type of product I would look for. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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