Highlights

250,000 flashes

250,000 flashes

Provides the equivalent of full body treatments for up to 12 years.

Intelligent SensoAdapt™ skin tone sensor

Intelligent SensoAdapt™ skin tone sensor

Skin tone varies across different parts of the body. The unique SensoAdapt™ skin tone sensor continuously reads your skin tone – 80x per second – and automatically adapts the light intensity for best efficacy and safety.

Gliding mode

Gliding mode

For a fast and efficient IPL treatment, use gliding mode to trigger more flashes and fewer missed areas.

Clinically tested

Clinically tested

Derived from professional light technology, Braun Silk-expert 3 IPL is clinically tested for safe and effective use at home.

Gillette Venus razor

Gillette Venus razor

Features

Customize your treatment: Normal, gentle or extra gentle mode

Customize your treatment: Normal, gentle or extra gentle mode

The normal mode gives you the full power and adaptation to your skin tone at any time. In the gentle mode, the Braun Silk-expert adapts to different skin tones as fast and accurately as in normal mode – just on a lower energy level.

Non stop power

Non stop power

Power source

Main

Colour

White/purple

What's in the box

  • Silk-expert 3 IPL

    Silk-expert 3 IPL

  • Transformer including power cord and plug

    Transformer including power cord and plug

  • Gillette Venus razor

    Gillette Venus razor

Ratings and Reviews

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4.32/5 (93)
100% recommended

Reviews

Your Location:
London
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26 April, 2017

Effective IPL Right at Home

This is my first home IPL experience and was excited to try it out. The package includes a Gillette Venus razor, which I found to be thoughtful.It can be intimidating at first, especially when you have to look away to avoid the flash - I was worried I wouldn't be able to glide the device properly if I wasn't looking, but I got used to it on the 3rd week.I've been using the Braun Silk Expert 3 IPL on my underarms and legs for a month now, and I am quite pleased with the results so far. I've had laser hair removal professionally done on my underarms 5 years ago, but have stray hairs that still needed to shaved. After 4 weeks, I was delighted to notice that the stray hairs have decreased! I'm hoping they'd disappear after a few more weeks of treatment.I haven't really noticed any changes on my legs just yet, but I know it is working because there is a smell after the zap that's the same as my laser treatments in the past. I'll give it a few more weeks and see if there are any noticeable changes.The device is a good size for someone with small hands; I'm able to hold it properly even while maneuvering the back of my legs, which is a bit harder to reach. It is also light enough that I don't feel my wrists strained after a full session.I highly recommend using the gentle mode on more sensitive areas like underarms and inner thighs. The normal strength was a little bit above my pain threshold, considering I've had laser treatments in the past. For reference, my skin tone is a medium tan, I get 1-2 lights on the device (number of lights determines strength of the laser).If there was a product improvement I'd recommend, it would be to include a storage bag or case. I use the original box to store it after use to prevent dust buildup, but it's too bulky.Overall, it's a nifty little device for in-home hair removal, and would recommend it.

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Watford
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27 April, 2017

Hair Free Me!!

I've been using the Braun Silk expert 3 IPL device for several weeks now and am very impressed with the results so far. Coming from an Indian background, I am, embarrassingly, rather hairy. Not just that, my body hair is dark and thick and very quick to grow back. Up until now, I have tried waxing (left me with in-grown hairs and scars) and shaving (would get growth back in under 24 hours and if I shaved again too quickly I get unsightly razor rash) so I often just keep my legs covered! I've been looking for a better and more long term method of hair removal so really hoped that this product would do the trick.The product comes in attractive packaging and, helpfully, includes a Gillette Venus razor. I was pleased to find that the device is very simple to operate. Essentially, you plug it in and go! As directed, I have used it once a week for 8 weeks. I didn't notice any change for the first 3-4 weeks so was starting to feel a bit disappointed. However, I continued using the device and soon after that I noticed that there was a decrease in my hair growth and the hair was not growing back as quickly as it previously did. So far, I have been using it on my legs, arms, underarms and upper lip. I'm hoping that these results continue and my hair growth reduces to almost nothing!The device is a bit heavy but still fairly easy to use. It plugs into a socket which is really helpful as you don't have to wait for it to charge up before use. When using the device, you hold it against your skin and it has two lights on the side which will turn white if you have positioned it correctly. You can then press the button to get a pulse of light. If you haven't positioned it correctly, the lights on the side will stay red and the laser won't work until you have correctly positioned it. When the laser activates, there is a flash of bright light so I'd advise against looking directly at it. The actual laser is not painful. It can feel a little hot against more sensitive areas and there may be some redness after use but I found that this disappears quite quickly. There is also a "sensitive" setting which can be used for treating sensitive areas.The only downside - and it is relatively minor - is that is takes quite a long time to treat the whole body and you can forget which areas you've treated and miss patches (especially on legs and arms). In order you speed up treatment on larger areas, you can hold down the power button continuously and just move the the device along the area you are treating. I tried this but found I preferred to do each section individually, ie hold the device against my skin, press the button and then let go after the flash and then move the device to the next patch, press the button again etc.Overall, I am definitely impressed so far. I will continue using this product and hope to soon be hair free.

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Paignton
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09 May, 2017

Great at home treatment

I was really excited when the Braun Silk expert 3 IPL got delivered. I could not wait to use it. I was a bit wary of it at first as I wasn't sure exactly what it would be like as I have never had any treatment using this technology before. I made sure I read the instruction booklet which made me feel more confident to use it. I was happy to see a Gillette Venus razor provided within the box, these are my favourite razors to use. After reading the booklet I plugged in the handset. I must say that for convenience it would be easier if it was cord free when being used but it didn't hinder it's performance. After a couple of goes to get it to flash I managed to get it to register my skin tone. I was surprised to not feel anything, I don't really know what I was expecting maybe some heat but I felt nothing. There is a kind of click noise when it flashes but all pain free. I found this quick and easy to use. I have only tried it on my legs as I wanted to see if it dried me out or if there was any reaction to it. I can say that there has been no adverse reaction and I am happy to begin using it on other areas of my body. This is a great way to save some money on hair removal treatments at salons. Compared to the salon prices over the year this product would be affordable and a cost saver. The handset doesn't make much noise so it wouldn't disturb other occupants of your home. I have been using it on only one leg at the mo to see if I can see a difference and a few months on and I can see a change in hair growth. I will start on the other leg now. 15 minutes once a week is all it takes for my legs so it is not a laborious task. The box it came in is fairly sturdy so is great to be used as storage and protection.

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Northampton
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26 April, 2017

Lifechanging results - Facial hair gone

So I suffer with some facial hair issues. Yep. I said it. Both chin and lip and I had to pluck at least once a week just to keep from bearded lady / circus freak status. And I'm talking thick, tough, persistent hair on my chin. I've now used this product each week for 6 weeks on both areas and poof! vast majority of thick dark hair is history. Now I still get one or two bad boys coming through but I'm continuing to treat these. Mostly what is left is soft, fine (normal) or vanished completely. The razor in the box is a huge improvement from the disposables I normally race through and still going strong. The device is pretty easy to use, cord is long enough to get in and around where you need to. I think I would have preferred it to be permanently attached and non-removable but it does make it easier to store neatly. I had no pain. None. I've started on my legs and underarms too and already these grow back thinner and finer after just a couple of weeks. I was a little worried about the finite "flashes" it mentions in the booklet and the bulb is not replaceable. However I counted how many "flashes" it took to cover one leg. And it worked out I would have enough in the bulb to go over each leg 100 - 150 times over, so pretty sure it will last way beyond what I could ever need it for. If you are not sure whether to invest in this product hesitate no more. I didn't think I would ever solve the hair on my face, I've been to the GP who couldn't detect a cause, so I'd resigned myself to a life of pain and tweezing. Then this came along and changed my life!

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Your Location:
Peterborough
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27 April, 2017

Getting smoother

I love using this, moving into holiday season this has come at the best time. I've not had regrowth for three weeks. Best machine

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Your Location:
Brough
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26 April, 2017

So far, I'm pleased with the results

I've tried laser hair removal treatments before so knew what to expect and was pleased with the results. But going to the beauty salon and paying £100 plus for a small area of treatment was proving expensive. I was a bit skeptical at first at trying the Braun Silk Expert 3 ILP, I just wasn't really sure if a home based IPL system could remove hair just as well as the salon.The Braun Silk Expert 3 ILP system is quite simple to use and took no longer than half an hour to complete. Using my Gillette Venus Lady razor, I shaved the areas that I required to treat which were my upper lip, chin, bikini line, under arms and lower legs.Once the unit is turned on, I placed the unit on an area of my skin. The unit detects the skin tone and shows a bright white light. I pressed the purple button on the top of the Braun IPL unit and it flashed a bright red light. At this moment it's best to look away or close your eyes, as the red laser light is quite blinding. The laser does hurt, its more of a quick tap of heat, say like placing a hot spoon on your skin for a second. If the surface is not level (chin or knee for example). The IPL white light turns red and will not laser. After the treatment I felt okay, maybe only slightly sore in places. The instructions recommend not going into strong sunlight for 24 hours or using sun beds etc.I perform the treatment weekly, at first I didn't see any difference. I carried on shaving my underarms, face and legs as hair grew back. Though I did noticed after the first two week the hair was slower at growing back and less coarse too. The instructions state to perform treatments weekly for 8-12 weeks than slow down the sessions to every 4 weeks. I've been using the Braun IPL for five weeks now, I'm slowly seeing the difference. Hair has stopped growing in areas but areas where I have missed (simply by sheer accident) still have finer hair growing back. I've found my underarms are nearly hair free, same with my bikini line. My upper lip and chin are less hairy, more a fine hair or hair free in places. I can tell the difference in my upper lip, right below my nostrils the hair is growing but not further down. I felt limited with the IPL unit as I couldn't get a good area to blitz.I'm also finding my legs are resisting the laser zaps and hair continues to grow. Because of the larger surface area, I'm finding the legs harder to treat and the one area I'm finding to be irritated and sore after treatment too.Overall the Braun Silk Expert 3 IPL is a really quick and pain free way of removing unwanted hair. I will continue using till I reach the eighth week. But so far, I'm pleased with the results.

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Felixstowe
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26 April, 2017

No more razors?

The braun Silk-expert 3 IPL is a permanent hair removal system using light beams. If, like me, you are fed up with shaving everyday then this seems like the answer to our prayers. It promises results in as little as eight weeks. I couldn’t wait to try it. The box is huge and I did think that I would get through all the packaging and find something the size of a razor inside but actually the product itself is quite big. It isn’t heavy but does still feel cumbersome despite its sleek ergonomically designed shape. It is all very simple to set up, just plug it in and you’re off. No need to wait for it to heat up or charge. The instruction booklet is 80% warnings and 20% manual. There are a lot of warnings about the correct way to operate, making sure you do not look directly at the light. It goes through the type of skin that can use the device and the likely time frames until you see results. Using the appliance is very straightforward, hold the device against your skin and press the button. Depending on if you are doing a large area (legs) or a small area (upper lip) you either hold the button down and move the device continuously or just press once and let go. The red flash it emits when you press the button is incredibly bright, I can see why you are not supposed to look at the light. It feels a little bit like a very mild electric shock, although not painful at all. The instructions say to move the device continuously while holding the button down to do large areas however the light only flashes every 2-3 seconds so the whole area is not being treated each time. The results? After 8 weeks I canStart to see the difference but the manual does say it can take up 18 months to achieve complete hair removal if you have particularly thick or coarse hair. It is also very patchy on my legs but hopefully over time this will even out. I will persevere as, if it works, make my life easier (and my showers shorter).

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
London
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02 May, 2017

A remarkable difference!!

I have been wanting to try laser hair removal for such a long time, but been afraid of the pain and cost factors. Now I am just annoyed that I waited so long!! Waxing is soooo painful (depending on the area) and actually works out insanely expensive over time but this product is honestly life changing! It is a weird sensation, I wouldn't say it hurts, but the pain for me is a bit like when you pluck an eyebrow in a weird way and you get a bit of a twinge! I have been using the Silk Expert for over 8 weeks now and seen a huge difference in my underarm hair which is amazing! My dark shadows were quite bad, but now I have much lighter underarms! The biggest difference that I've noticed is my lower legs though, I'm not having to shave anywhere near as much and they aren't speckled with the dark stubble of before! My advise would be to get this product if you are going to seriously invest the time, because it is completely worth it!

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Your Location:
Llanharan
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30 April, 2017

Really works

Had this for a few months now, and haven't used it as much as is recommended but already seeing results. My legs are already much better, less hair, and my armpits are practically hairless. Most of the time, its painless (on most of the legs) but on sensitive areas e.g. The ankles, bikini line, it's is a little painful. It feels like a you are getting a whack from an elastic band. But it's only painful for a second. The reason I gave it 4 stars, not 5 is because it's quite time consuming, I only do the bottom of my legs, not a full leg and it takes around 20 mins/half hour. It would be great if the light was bigger, to cover more area quicker, also you have to keep pressing the button while it's doing large areas, it would be better if you could set it to auto and not have to press the button yourself as it's a bit akward under the leg. I would recommended this product to friends, it's lovely not having to shave or wax. I can just put a dress on anytime without having to shave. Great product, love it.

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Your Location:
Tiptree
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02 May, 2017

BEWARE HAIR! You've met your match!

Oh my days. It's every girls (or guys of course) dream! Imagine it, no shaving, no waxing, no rash, no bikini line, no quick dry shave...ouch! The. Hair. Is. Gone. Of course, you have to do little top ups along the way but hey! Who cares when you're that smooth :-). It's sleek and stylish, easy to use and relatively quick. Completely painless. I was disappointed to have to shave every area you treat first, but it's a small price to pay for the fabulous results. Once a week for 12 weeks initially. Top ups after that. Bish bash bosh you're done.Save a small fortune on beauty treatments, and razors! Save time in the shower or bath! Save yourself from the stubble and hairy areas!Save the world girls and guys! You're ready!It works. It's worth it. It's true!

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.