Highlights

300,000 flashes

300,000 flashes

Up to 15 years of full body treatments or 35 years if used on lower legs, bikini, face, and underarms.

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.

Fast IPL treatments

Fast IPL treatments

Braun Silk-expert IPL provides fast treatments suitable for large body parts such as legs or arms. A leg or arm can be treated in just 8 minutes, without compromising on effectiveness.

Clinically tested

Clinically tested

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

Silk-épil SkinSpa exfoliator

Silk-épil SkinSpa exfoliator

The exfoliation brush removes dead skin cells thanks to its massaging micro-vibrations that visibly improve skin's appearance by exfoliating it 4x better than a manual treatment alone.

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. In the extra gentle mode, the Braun Silk-expert reduces the energy level to the minimum for maintenance phase, beginners or sensitive areas.

Non stop power

Non stop power

Power source

Main

Colour

White/gold

What's in the box

  • Silk-expert IPL

    Silk-expert IPL

  • Transformer including power cord and plug

    Transformer including power cord and plug

  • Silk-expert IPL with Silk-épil SkinSpa exfoliator

    Silk-épil SkinSpa exfoliator

Ratings and Reviews

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Reviews

Your Location:
York
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01 May, 2016

Hoping for a hair-free Summer!

I received this product from supersavvyme as a tester. The box is nicely presented and comes with 2 plugs (including a 2 pin plug), the IPL device and a bonus addition exfoliator device. Who is it for? IPL is not suitable for everyone. It is vital that you check your skin and hair type against the table shown on the box and read the instructions and contraindications properly. I have dark hair and fair skin and would say that that is ideal for this type of treatment. Using Braun Silk Expert IPL: Follow the instructions which are really clear and well written. Firstly you need to shave the area to be treated. Wear sunglasses if possible but definitely look away and/or close your eyes before you press the flash button. I'm speaking from experience when I say the light is bright and can make you feel a bit 'off' as well as dazzled if you look at it directly while treating. The device needs to be plugged in to work. The button with the feather above it puts the device into gentle mode to emit gentler flashes, ideal for first time use and sensitive areas. On placing the sensors in contact with your skin, the Senso-Adapt feature will read your skin tone each time it is in contact. I found this a real comfort as it definitely changes depending on your skin tone which not all IPL devices do. The device will not emit a flash if not fully in contact or if your skin is too dark. The step and glide movement is useful for larger areas like legs and step and flash is good for smaller or trickier areas like face or ankles. One of the best things about this treatment is that it is virtually painless. You may feel a slight sensation of heat and the occasional mild stinging sensation when it catches a hair that wasn't shaved. This can also produce a slight burnt hair smell but I expect this means it is working! Avoid treating areas with moles or skin lesions. Results:So far, I'm happy with my results but it does take time. After just two treatments I noticed a reduction in hair on my legs and hair growing back more slowly. This is more noticeable in areas where the hair is finer, as you might expect. You can use this device once a week which feels regular enough. It's possible to download the Braun treatment app to remind you when your next treatment is due which is very helpful. Overall I found the device easy to use and much less time consuming than epilation. It takes me around 15-20 minutes to do both legs and I'm very hopeful for good results.

Yes, I recommend this product !

Your Location:
Shropshire, UK
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12 April, 2016

Smooth, sleek and rather unique

I was impressed with this product for a number of reasons and feel most of them are definitely noteworthy although I am aware I seem to be restricted to how long this review can be so I'll do my best to keep it brief.I found the packaging to be sleek and modern, clearly stating this product was unique, therefore giving me the impression this was a superior device to similar offerings currently on the market. The free sonic exfoliator was a lovely and relevant bonus, and made me feel the high RRP was even more justified.This seems comfortable to hold and is not as heavy or bulky as other IPL models and the corded design means there is no risk of that disappointing moment during which you've almost completed treatment only to find charge has run out. I do wish however there was the option to use this plugged in or unplugged, for ease of use within various scenarios.The product itself is attractive in appearance and seems easy to use, but one of the most noteworthy features has to be the skin adaptive technology unique to this product. It reads and rechecks your skin tone up to 80x per second to ensure that the correct level of light intensity is being delivered to the area, changing as your skin tone does.That alongside other safety features impressed me and made me feel this was more salon quality than other high street models but I felt the instruction booklets I received within the box weren't really informative or explanatory enough. I would have liked to have seen clearer and more explicit guidance on the length of time maintenance would be required as well as further information and statistics regarding some of the potential side effects. I feel if the instructions were amended somewhat and the product really does deliver permanent hair removal then I would be happy to award this a 5 star rating.Overall, I would say this is superior to other models on the market from my initial impressions. As of yet I have only used my device once so am unable to comment on the long term efficiency but will most definitely be using this in the long term and coming back to update or re-review as my experience grows and my hair hopefully doesn't!

Yes, I recommend this product !

Your Location:
London
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15 April, 2016

So far so good!

Week one – First TreatmentIn my first treatment session I targeted full legs, full arms including underarms which took me approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes to complete. I used the Glide function to treat my legs, arms and underarms, below is a breakdown on how long it took to perform a treatment on each area: Each full leg (ankle to buttocks) took me 30minutes to treat.Each full arm took me 4 minute to treat.Each underarm took me 1 minute to treat. On unboxing the unit I was pleased to read that I didn’t have to charge it, a definite bonus if you’re impatient like me! The unit was really easy to set up, simply plug the mains socket in and then plug the power socket into the unit and get zapping! The unit itself is reasonably compact and simple to use when you compare it to other IPL units on the market; it’s more curved than the conventional ‘Laser gun’ style. The unit has two buttons, one for sensitive skin mode which has a feather to indicate this and a button that runs along the top of the unit which generates the flash. To use the unit you simply press it onto the area you wish to treat making sure the unit is in contact with the skin. The lights on the side of the unit illuminate to indicate that skin contact is successful. Then press the large button on the top of the unit to generate the flash. Keep the button pressed to perform the glide function to then move on to the next area to be treated. I did find the flash very bright even when pressed onto my skin so I wore my polarised sunglasses during treatment. The instructions state that the flash emitted during treatment is safe but I found it very bright even when looking away from the treatment area during a flash. The unit got quite warm during treatment of my full leg. Areas such as my calf and behind the knees were quite sensitive, I found pulling the skin taut really helped minimise any discomfort. I could also smell burning hair on occasion. Overall I found that it was not a painful experience, my skin felt a little tight after treatment but I simply moisturised with E45 cream to lessen tightness. I will be updating my review over the next few weeks to give a full and honest assessment of this product.

Yes, I recommend this product !

Your Location:
Nottingham
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28 April, 2016

A good quality IPL device that's nice to use

I received this IPL device for free thanks to the Savvy Circle. *What's in the box*IPL device and two part power cord with two pin plugBody exfoliator with plastic protective cover and charger with two pin plug *How to use*- Remove your hair and skin needs to be clean and dry.- Before using you need to do a patch test on the areas you will be treating and wait 48 hours to check for any adverse reaction.- As soon as you plug it in it is ready to use.- To start treatment, you place the head of the device against your skin ensuring the blue lights are both in contact with your skin (the white lights on the side show you the intensity it is working at) and then you press the button to make it flash.- You can hold the button down for continuous flashes for large areas or you can press and release for single flashes.- There is a button for sensitive mode which reduces the intensity of the light.- You do weekly treatments for 4 to 12 weeks and then switch to a monthly treatment. *Who is it suitable for?*- Make sure you check the chart to see if it is suitable for your hair colour and skin tone.- Women can use the IPL on legs, arms, underarms, bikini area and face (below cheekbones)- Men can use it on the shoulders and below. It is not suitable for beard hair.- You cannot use it directly on moles, birthmarks, warts, permanent makeup or tattoos. *My experience* I have been using the IPL for two weeks and so have completed two treatments on my legs and underarms. The device itself looks and feels really good quality. I like the design and find it is quite lightweight and easy to hold. The overall shape allows me to see the area I am treating clearly, and the slim head makes it easy to manoeuvre and avoid any moles or freckles. I imagined using it from ankle to knee going up my leg but I find that it doesn't make good contact on the front of my leg because of my shin bone so I am using it side to side at the front, and then moving it from bottom to top at the sides and backs of my legs. I like that the shape of the device allows free movement and I haven't found that the wire gets in the way. The light is very bright so I look away or shut my eyes for each flash, then look back to move the device. In continuous mode the light flashes about every two seconds. I find this means it takes me about 10 - 15 minutes in total to do both of my lower legs, and it takes less than a minute to do both underarms. I really like that I can complete the treatment this quicklyand I can fit it into my routine quite easily. The lead is long but when I am treating my underarms the power cord pulls out so I need to sit down or put the power supply block on a chair so it doesn't pull on the cord. My skin is pale so the light intensity is at the highest level. Most of the time I can't feel anything when I use it on my legs but just occasionally I get a flash that feels a bit snappy, I would not describe it as painful though. I use the gentle mode on my underarms, the light feels hot but it does not hurt. There can be a bit of a burning smell afterwards and the IPL gets quite warm so you need to leave it to cool before putting it away. *Pros*- Painfree- Easy to use- Automatic intensity adjustment- Sensitive mode- Precise head- Fast treatment time- 2 year guarantee *Cons*- Results not guaranteed- It could take up to 24 months to see results- Limited device lifetime of 120,000 flashes- Power cord can pull out of device too easily *Results*From what I've read about IPL the results can vary so even if it works for one person it might not work for another. It's most likely to work on people who have dark hair and light skin. If you use it on hair that is too light it can cause it to grow darker and thicker! It is a hair reduction device so maintenance treatments will be required even if it does work. Overall, I like the design and ease of use of the IPL so at the moment I would recommend it on that basis. I've not been using the device long enough to know if it's effective on me. Ultimately, it's about whether or not it works so for now I can only award it 4 stars. *Body exfoliator*The body exfoliator is a nice bonus in this package, it is good-looking and the bristles of the brush are soft but strong enough to do a good job. It is best used with a bit of body wash to help it move over the skin easily. One charge seems to last a long time so it's just ready and waiting when I want to use it. The head is easy to remove for cleaning and it comes with a protective cover. The downsides? It can be a little tricky to switch on with wet hands, I use my nail to turn the dial, and if I press too hard when scrubbing the head can pop off - ooops!

Yes, I recommend this product !

Your Location:
London
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06 May, 2016

Get the job done

Easy and quick and convenient to use, I have varying skin tone, so I love that it adapts to my skin tone. Professions results on a budget, I've had IPL before so I knew what to expect and .it's been 4weeks - so far it's going really well. I also have the Braun IPL app to track my progress and give me reminders...excellent product thank you !!

Yes, I recommend this product !

Your Location:
Perth, Scotland
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21 April, 2016

Brilliant professional product!

I was really impressed with how easy this product was to use and how it looks! I have done two treatments so far and already my hair is taking longer to come in and feels finer. I didnt find it very uncomfortable to use, a slight sting in places but not painful i would say. The glide function makes leg treatments very quick and the sensitive setting is great for sensitive areas. A fantastic product so far, i cant wait to see how the results improve as i continue!

Yes, I recommend this product !

Your Location:
Belfast
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28 July, 2016

Best birthday present ever

I have used it 4 times on my face underarm forearm and bikini. I have yet to do my legs. I have noticed a slight improvement in speed of growth. I have PCOS and alot of hair so i think I will need more treatments than normally required. I have been waxing for years and ended up with painful spots and redness for hours every time on my face. So far I haven't had any. It is so quick and easy to use I wish it had been available years ago. I had researched them for ages and my husband bought it as birthday present and I love it.

Yes, I recommend this product !

Your Location:
London
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16 April, 2016

Very pleased

Hi everyone my first impressions....... Very good product in comparison with xxx hair removal which I bought 5 years ago when these home removal kits were coming on market /and I have to add that I naively wasted almost £500!/ Braun product is so much better for the following reasons:- I don't have to set up light intensity depending on my skin tone- Braun covers larger area and I can slide up and down instead of following small patterns- Braun tool does not get hot when in contact with my skin - my previous tool would feel unpleasantly hot when in contact with my skin and it made it quite an unpleasant experience- after all, my skin test two days ago and today treatment of my legs, arms, underarms, stomach, bikini and face....... BRILLIANT I CAN'T WAIT for my next treatment. I will keep you posted on the progress.

Yes, I recommend this product !