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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 (520)
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    3/5
75% Recommended

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Eatonton, Ga
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Aug 04, 2016

Not Sure

I really want to try this out, but I'm just not sure if it'll work on me. I'm mixed with black and white and have a light skin tone. I was wondering if anyone knew of someplace I could get a trial. I absolutely hate hair anywhere except my head!

Yes, I Recommend This Product.

Originally posted on braun.com

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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.]

Originally posted on Product Sampling Community

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Columbia, TN
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Mar 07, 2017

Well that was easy!

I am stoked about trying the new Silk-expert! I decided to start small and shaved my left underarm. I will treat this area for 12 weeks and continue to shave my right underarm so that I can compare the two. I plugged in the device and made sure to place it on my skin as directed. It was a little warm but not uncomfortable. I moved it back and forth and tried not to go back over any areas. That was kind of hard so I fear I may have missed some spots. It took less than a minute and 3 minutes later I don't feel anything. No redness either! No pain and the potential for no hair growth over time...Sign me up! I can't wait to try this every week and monitor the progress. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Originally posted on Product Sampling Community

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Anoka, MN
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Apr 12, 2017

Great on the legs

This Venus Silk-expert worked great on my legs. I used this and now I do not have to shave. My legs are smooth and soft after six weeks of treatment. I also used this on my bikini area and underarms several times. I did not like the product for this usage. It was painful and felt as if I was being burned. I followed the directions as stated saw no results. I would not recommend this for use on the bikini area and underarms. I did not try this on my face because I was afraid it would give the burning sensation that felt on my bikini and underarm area. I would definitely recommend this for legs, stay away from the bikini and underarm area though. [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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Merrick, NY
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Feb 20, 2017

First Time was Easy

I just tried my Venus Silk Expert for the first time and it was super easy to use. I had had professional hair removal done on one area a few years back and it was painful so I was a little worried about being able to do this myself but it went super smooth (no pun intended!). The extra long cord allowed me to reach all areas (I did my arms, underarms and legs), and the actual device was so easy. Unless the head was in full contact with the skin, it didn't go off. Once I got the hang of it, as far as placing the head in the right spot with the right amount of pressure, it went quick. I used the "sensitive" switch this time around and you could feel the laser but it wasn't painful.

Originally posted on Product Sampling Community

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Miami, FL
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Apr 09, 2016

Excited about my new Venus Gillette Silk Expert IPL

I will admit I've become extremely lazy when it comes to shaving my legs so I was pretty excited to try the Venus Gillette Silk Expert IPL which was sent to me free by Braun. The instructions were very easy to follow . The only prepping you need to do is to shave prior to using the IPL system. The device has two modes. One which is for gliding , such as on your legs . The other mode is for spot treatment which I used on my knees. The device warms up a little and when using it feels like a tiny zap. By no means uncomfortable . It also let out a burned scent however that decipitated quickly. The instructions indicate that you'll see results in as little as eight weeks . Once again , thanks to Braun for this free device . I'm very excited to getting back to you all with my eight week results . [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Originally posted on Product Sampling Community

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Crown Point, IN
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Feb 22, 2017

So far, so good

So far, so good on the intense pulse light. I thought that the install was easy and the directions were complete and easy to read and understand. I do wish that it gave an exact usage time. The directions say weekly. I wish I knew that for it to really work you need to use it 1x or 2x, etc a week. The first time I used it I realized that your skin needs to be COMPLETLY dry, mine wasn't and I got a little zap. The user also needs to make sure the area of free of hair. The glide motion for your legs is great. The life span to see if it works is 3 months, which is a little long but I am excited to see if it works. The act of doing the pulsing to prevent hair regrowth is about the same time as shaving.

Originally posted on Product Sampling Community

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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.]

Originally posted on Product Sampling Community

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Chicago, IL
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Feb 13, 2017

Cautiously optimistic 1st Review

First Thoughts:-Ease of use with almost zero prep works for me with the added bonus of names such as Gillette Venus and Braun gives me comfort in believing that the product should work.Unboxing and using:-In preparation of using this product I got out my razor and shaved my left leg and left underarm (lucky for me I am in Chicago, in middle of dead winter) the reason I did that is as I want to track the hair growth after successive treatments. I have been combing groupons to buy an IPL session for underarms and have chickened out at the last minute as my pain threshold is low and also due to the fact that the results are not promising. The fact that I do not need to get out of my house and go to a spa or doctor's office really works in the favor of the product as it can be time consuming and the places IPL is offered work only on one part of the body, where as with this device in the convenience of my bathroom I could take care of a leg and underarm in less than 30 mins.The device is plug and use with light pulses that atune to the color of the skin. I have medium light skin and dark hair but since I wax almost very quarter my hair growth is not too thick. I do get a lot of ingrowths which can sometimes result in very painful boils and that is the reason I was leaning towards getting hair permanently removed under the arms and half legs.Ease of Use:- Having seen the video and reading up on the product helped as I could use it out of box, but the instructions are simple to follow as well.I went to the very basic setting and used the gentle mode as it was my first time. Pain Factor:- I will not lie and say it did not pain, it almost felt like a slight sting, but nothing compared to the pain one would feel for laser treatments, the pain from this device is definitely more bearable.Safety Aspect:- The manufacturers were so thoughtful about adding a razor to the package as it was one of the first steps before using the IPL device but in my opinion adding protective glasses would as imperative as well since they do mention looking away while using it aka don't look at the light. The glasses would make this a safer device to use.

Originally posted on Product Sampling Community