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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 Braun Face cleansing brush for a radiant, clear complexion

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4.35/5 (263)
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    4/5
100% Recommended

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NYe
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Feb 22, 2017

This Product Has Great Features

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Yes, I Recommend This Product.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Oct 11, 2016

Patience is a virtue...

1st week review: I was super excited to try out the Gillette® Venus® Silk-expert I received from Braun. Following the instructions, I shaved my legs (which is something I hate doing, which explains my excitement for this product) and dried them with a towel. I have gone through laser treatments before so knew what to expect as far as pain. The Gillette® Venus® Silk-expert did not hurt at all! I felt a very mild snap, some areas are obviously worse than the others so using the sensitive mode in these areas helps a lot. The treatment didn't take very long and the gliding mode is great. My only issue is that there's no good way of knowing what areas I've already gone through. I am considering using a white makeup pencil to mark sections on my legs and allow me to track the areas i've already treated. Looking forward to the next treatment!8 weeks later: The results are in, and they are inconclusive. I am noticing some patches with less hair, but it's not significant enough yet. I think it also highlights my initial concern where it's hard to keep track of the areas that have already been treated. I think that being impatient made me skip some sections and possibly not treat the area with enough diligence. That being said, I am going to continue using the device, I do think I'll be seeing more significant results. All I need is patience!I received the Venus® Silk-expert from Braun® in exchange for my opinion [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Charlotte, NC
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Jun 11, 2016

Good result and easy to use

First let me give you some basic info of myself. I'm Asian, have light/pale skin (I don't like the sun and don't like to get tanned), my hair is black, which makes it more obvious when I don't shave. Yep, black hair on pale skin stands out too much. I've always wanted to try IPL laser hair removal, but you know, it's a bit pricy. My usual hair removal method is that I use an epilator for my underarms, and I shave my legs. The reason why I don't use an epilator on my legs is because it gives me unwanted ingrown hair almost every time I do. When I receive Gillette® Venus® Silk-expert, I was so excited to try it. The instruction is pretty clear, you remove your unwanted body hair first using whatever method you like (razor, epilator), and then you use Gillette® Venus® Silk-expert. This machine is aesthetically pleasing, easy to hold, and not too bulky to travel with. Personally I don't think it hurts at all, it's like a very very slight pinch sensation, but you can always turn it down or select the gentle mode. It's not the easiest to use this device on very small areas such as fingers/knuckles or toes, but I still managed to get it done, just takes a bit longer. I used it for 8 weeks (you're recommended to do this once a week), I can't say it's perfect and that it got rid of all of my unwanted hair. However, I think it's helping my hair grow slower and finer. I also have very sensitive skin but have never gotten any bad reactions from using this device, I was worried that it'd irritate my skin, but no, my skin has been fine and smooth. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who's interested in IPL hair removal, it's easy to use, you can do it while watching your favorite show, or while listening to your favorite podcast. I will continue to use this, and hopefully I can permanently say good bye to unwanted hair. *I received this product for free from Braun to test and review. Shout out to Braun for offering this opportunity to try out this cool little machine. *The picture shows the result of not shaving for 8 weeks while using this machine. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Brooksville, FL
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Aug 31, 2016

Painlessly Simple

Prior to getting my Gillette® Venus® Silk-expert powered by Braun® IPL device, I researched additional information on laser hair removal and IPL hair removal. I also read several reviews of this device from various sites. I have to be honest that some reviews and information actually had me a little scared that using the device would be tricky and painful. Many said IPL can feel like being snapped with a rubber band - ouch. I even waited until a weekend to try it out for the first time just in case it was hard to use or produced pain or burning on my skin. Before my first use, I easily set up the unit (basically just plugging it in) and showered and shaved with a razor before testing it on a small patch of skin. I used the sensitive mode button because I feared it might burn or hurt, but there was no pain at all! I easily used the device on my legs, underarms, and bikini line and all the areas took less than 15-20 minutes total. A week later I tried my Gillette® Venus® Silk-expert powered by Braun® for a second time, this time at full power. Again, no pain at all. The only thing I felt was an occasional warm feeling from the device getting a little hot. I have dark hair and very pale skin, so most of the flashes generated were with all the lights illuminated on the side. If it were going to hurt, it should have been felt this time but wasn't. Both times I've used my Gillette® Venus® Silk-expert powered by Braun® I have worn a cheap pair of sunglasses as a little eye protection, but really I just closed my eyes or looked away when pressing the treatment button. Very simple! My husband has even tried this on a small area of his lower back and has had no complaints. I can't wait to keep using it for several weeks to see how it does with reduced hair growth. I'm thankful to have a chance to try the Gillette® Venus® Silk-expert powered by Braun® for free in exchange for my product review. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Deer Park, IL
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Jun 29, 2016

Seems like a good product

I received this kit for free through buzz agent in exchange for my honest review. I have to say up front that I have not used the product long enough to know what the true results would be if I continued. I used it for about 3.5 weeks, then found out I was pregnant and since the instructions say it hasn't been tested with pregnant women therefore is not recommended, I opted not to continue the treatment. However, I can still review based on my use for those 3.5 weeks. I was excited to try this out because I have light skin and very dark hair and have to shave my legs every day! This product was pretty user friendly. I have extremely sensitive skin and did experience some slight irritation the first couple uses but it seemed to ease after. I think this product does have potential to work well with extended use. I did start to feel like I didn't have to shave my legs every single day and I didn't feel as "prickly" I plan to start using it again after baby is born. I can update my review then [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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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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Watertown, WI
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Aug 07, 2016

So Far So Good!

I have completed 1 treatment so far with the Gillette Venus Silk-expert (treatment plan is once a week). The only side effect I have experienced is mild, temporary itching. I love the sleek design and it is extremely easy to use. Can't wait to see the results in 12 weeks! It also came with a bonus Braun facial brush which opened my pores and left my face feeling fresh and sqeaky clean.Thanks BzzAgent! [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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Midlothian, TX
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Jun 29, 2016

Hairy Beast is no more

I have been using the Venus Silk Expert I received complimentary from Braun in exchange for an honest review for 8 weeks. It totally works! I tested a specific spot on my left leg once a week. I noticed after a couple of weeks the hair wasn't growing as quickly and the pores looked smaller. Even a family member could tell a difference when I told them about the device I was testing. After 4 weeks I was definitely noticing that the area I was testing was quite a bit smoother and with less hair than the rest of my leg. Then this past week I went about 4 days without shaving and there was NO HAIR in the spot I was testing. This is going to be such a time saver once I have done other parts of my body! There are a couple of negatives, but they would not prevent me from buying this device. - First, the part that touches your skiname can heat up very quickly and become uncomfortable to use. It's not horrible, but I let it cool off before I continue to other areas. - Second, it can sometimes give a bit of what I can only describe as a sting. I have started using this on my underarms. No matter how well I shave or dry the area is, I still feel a sting when I use it. I even have the feather button pushed so it is not as strong of a pulse. Other than that, I love it! One I think that would be nice to have is a case to store it in. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Rocklin, CA
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Aug 31, 2016

A Light as Bright as Indy's Ark of the Covenant!

Holy Covenant Indy! This thing is BRIGHT! So you know when Indy and Marion are tied to the post and Indy tells her to shut her eyes, don't look at the Ark? It's kinda like that. Get out your sunglasses--seriously, that makes it easier. So I received this product free to try in exchange for an honest review. I opened the Gillette® Venus® Silk-expert powered by Braun® and my first thought was, "They've been paying attention to Apple's packaging." The packing is quality paper board with glossy print, lots of clean, stark white and black, with precise-fitting packaging and lots of "white space" around the items (this unit came with a bonus facial brush). The IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) unit itself is solidly built, and dense--it feels substantial in your hand. (And after reading the entire user's manual, it also feels just sliiiiiightly threatening too. But you get over that after the first use or two. The siren song of a hairless future is enough to make me brave it!) So reading's done and it's go time. Easy to plug in, fan whirs, button is pressed, and pop! goes the bright light. It's REALLY bright. Follow the directions--look away if you can. Wear sunglasses if you can't. I'd probably don my old tanning bed glasses if I knew where in Hades they were. There's a little snap when the light flashes, but it's nothing--on that pain chart in the delivery room? You know the one--it's the big smiley face, the 1--the baby's coming? What baby? Anyway, I did a test area and had zero reaction the following day. So now I'm working on my underarms--they're a small area (aka easy to cover in a short period of time), are super white (my tanning bed days are long gone), and the hair is really dark there. (The best case for optimal results, the manual tells me? Light skin, dark hair). So it should be easier for me to observe the results there over time. The manual says it takes 4 weeks or more to see results, so it's too soon to tell, but I would love to be rid of my coarse, dark underarm hair--who needs a 5 o' clock pit shadow, really? And if it truly cuts down on that hair growth, I'll be tackling the much larger leg area after that!HOWEVER, I should say, I hate having to shave my legs, so much so, that I don't do it that often--it has to be miserably hot out and I have to have a clean, cute dress to wear--essentially the cosmos have to align. That means that IF these underarms DO become less Sasquatch-y, and more Princess-y, I will have to resign myself to shaving my legs regularly. AND as Game of Thrones keeps reminding us, WINTER IS COMING. AKA the blessed period of no leg shaving with no judgement. It will be TOUGH to get me to shave in the cooler months just so I can use this IPL unit on smooth skin. (Trust me, you must be smooth-skinned--the smell and spark-like sensation that comes with even a tiny bit of stubble is NO BUENO.) At this stage in the trial use process (early, with few motivating visible results) I can say that I would not buy this unit at retail price--it's too expensive and requires me to shave MORE initially so that I can shave LESS eventually. Any time I spend a lot on something (which is rare) I feel compelled to use it a lot to feel like I'm getting my money's worth. And it's hard to compel me to do something I dislike, or something with such delayed gratification. (This is why I let my gym membership lapse. I'm time-pressed, dislike working out, results take a while, and I just didn't go to the gym enough to justify the expense.) Since I didn't spend a dime on this IPL unit, I think it's pretty dang cool. If I HAD bought it, I would be wondering who possessed me when I bought it--definitely someone with more discretionary income and generally darker body hair than I. So who buys this? The person with fair skin, dark body hair and considerable discretionary income, who doesn't mind shaving regularly, but does mind shaving regularly jussssst enough to want to stop. It's a bit of a niche product in that regard. :) [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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