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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

Reviews

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NYe
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May 30, 2017

This Product Has Great Features

This Product Has Great FeaturesThis Product Has Great Features

Yes, I Recommend This Product.

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Claysburg, PA
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Sep 15, 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.]

Originally posted on Product Sampling Community

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Livermore, CA
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Oct 05, 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.]

Originally posted on Product Sampling Community

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Quakertown, PA
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Sep 13, 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.]

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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.]

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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Bradenton, FL
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Jun 11, 2016

Pleasantly surprised

With any at-home product that tries to mimic spa or medical equipment I always have a bit of skepticism. However, with Gillette® Venus® Silk-expert powered by Braun I was pleasantly surprised. My initial review stated how easy the Silk-expert was to use and I still agree with my original thoughts. This is due to the fact that there is not assembly or cartridge, it's really light weight and you don't have to think about which intensity you need to be at in order to effectively use the machine. I've been using the Silk-expert to remove underarm hair for about 5 weeks now and the results are incredible. I actually started seeing results after the 3rd week of use. I noticed that my underarm hair was taking longer to grow. Now I'm at a point where there are only a couple of stray hairs growing. I'm so happy that I was able to test out this product! I also want to mention that anyone who is going to use the Gillette® Venus® Silk-expert powered by Braun needs to shave the area they will be using it on. This step is crucial to the Silk-expert working. This is because the laser pulses need to catch the hair in an active growth phase in order for it stop the growth. If you have never used a laser hair removal system I should note that there is a "zap" when you activate the machine, which might slightly hurt depending on the intensity the silk-expert needs to kill the hair follicle. Personally, I've used both at-home and spa laser hair removal systems, which hurt so much more than the Silk-expert. With the silk-expert I felt more of a warm sensation than actual pain. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Midlothian, TX
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Sep 13, 2016

Permanent Hair Removal on the Cheap!

I received this product FREE from Braun. At first, I was skeptical. But, it is very easy to use and works well. The permanent hair remover came with a shiek Venus razor. The razor gives a super close shave that lasts for days. The Silk Expert by Braun adjusts to your skin type when you press it against your skin. The great thing about this product is it actually does permanently remove hair. The bad part is you have to go over each and every part of your legs or wherever you want permanent hair removal on your body. It does take a while to use so carve some time out of your schedule. But, it is super easy to use, just tedious. I actually did it while watching TV. Super simple! Silk Expert is my go to for hair removal now. No more expensive spa treatments for hair removal for me. It takes a few weeks of using to see the best results. Great product! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Originally posted on Product Sampling Community

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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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Earlysville, VA
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Aug 07, 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.]

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