People are gradually moving towards permanent hair removal. While for some, it concerns their preferences and appearances, for others it is a workplace requirement. With the ever-increasing cost of professional salon-based hair removal treatments and the hassle of waxing, there has been a need for home based hair removal devices. This Braun Gillette face and body hair removal system is a popular product for those who wish to do these treatments themselves. The Venus Silk-Expert uses the Intense Pulsed Light technology, similar to that used at salons – but is it as effective as it claims? We reviewed it to find out:

Handheld Intense Pulsed Light Treatment

The overall design of the hair-removing device is handy and easy to use. Moreover, designed to be portable, the base of the device is narrow and easy to hold with a grip. This is essential when removing hair using such devices to prevent accidental cuts or slips.

The Braun Gillette Venus Silk-Expert uses intense pulsed light to target hair growth. Moreover, when using hair removal and reduction such as these, it is common to want to cover larger areas of the body like thighs or tummy. The Silk-expert does not come with an attached covering or upper body attachment for the larger areas of the body. Nevertheless, the existing design is extremely effective when looking to target specific areas of the face like the chin or other small areas.

As much as the small area that emits the light is useful for smaller areas, it is rather tedious to use on larger areas. At the same time, the handy and lightweight design makes the Silk-expert easy to use and hold even for longer time durations.

If you are someone who has particularly light hair then this product might take longer to reduce your hair growth. The device includes instructions and users can contact support for more information. This device also comes with a variety of three modes: Normal, Gentle, and Extra.

The Venus silk expert simply needs to be plugged in to be used. There is no hassle of recharging or having to purchase additional batteries. The power plug needs to be inserted into a power source and you are ready to go! This direct power source provides uninterrupted treatment and light exposure time that ensure that the treatments are done with maximum power.

SensoAdapt Technology

One of the best things about going to professionals at salons for IPL treatments is the presence of a professional that can gauge the needs of the skin. The Silk-Expert, however, works on the same principles, and one of the major benefits of this device is the SensoAdapt technology.Braun Gillette Venus Silk-Expert IPL 5001

This is beneficial for it increases the overall adaptability of the product for people looking to invest in this Gillette hair removal device. SensoAdapt basically tailors the IPL treatment based on the tone of the user’s skin. Moreover, the device is more suited to people with naturally dark hair. Potential buyers with blonde, grey, red, or white hair might not find this device as effective.

One of the best things about going to a salon is how well professionals know your skin tone requirement. The design of Braun Gillette IPL 5001 was fueled by inspiration from professional quality hair removal. The Venus Silk- Expert uses salon-style Intense Pulsed Light technology that has been proven effective in those seeking permanent hair reductions.

It is not unusual to see false-marketed products that promise hair removal and reduction. The makers of the Braun Gillette IPL 5001 claim that their IPL technology is the fastest. This gives this product a solid upper hand, for such claims work as a reassurance. The device is also certified safe to use without safety glasses or gloves, and there are no hidden costs of SensoAdapt or Intense Pulsed Light technology.


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  • IPL technology used at professional salons
  • Non-stop treatment
  • 300,00 flashes
  • Variety of three modes: Normal, gentle and extra.
  • SensoAdapt technology
  • Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Requires direct power source
  • Automatic light intensity Control
  • Includes Gillette razor for women
  • No need for replacement cartridges or gels

Customers’ Reviews and Conclusion:

The idea of using such a hair-removing device at home is scary to many potential buyers. We have found that though this device is expensive, the presence of features such as SensoAdapt makes it an investment worth making: it is safe to use, and the entire hair removal process is hassle-free and painless.Braun Gillette Venus Silk-Expert IPL 5001

Customer feedback has been greatly appreciative of the Silk-Expert hair removing device for providing IPL treatment at home. Users have found that there has been a significant, permanent hair reduction in as quickly as 4 weeks. We have seen people commend the simplicity with which this device aids permanent hair removal. What it is also provides is mobility to its users – it only needs a power outlet. Users not only save money, but also time, in terms of having to go for hair removing sessions at the salon.

Compared to the market, the Braun Gillette Venus Silk- Expert IPL 5001 is still less expensive that some of the products of its competitors. Moreover, it is most definitely a long-term investment in our opinion because salons charge more, per session, and according to the area of the body. Investing in this and doing it yourself is much more cost-effective. A Gillette razor for women is also included in the Venus Silk-Expert package. This, though not much, is still something that has gotten appreciation from buyers.

They claim that larger areas of the body like the arms or legs may take up to 8 minutes. However, it is safe to assume that (realistically) it will take longer, but the option of the gliding mode has been particularly included for easier hair removal of larger areas of the body. The effectiveness of the product adds high value to it, and the ease of use and portability make it a safe investment according to most customer reviews.