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

  • Transfomer including power cord and plug

    Transfomer including power cord and plug

  • Gillette Venus razor

    Gillette Venus razor

Ratings and Reviews

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4.32/5 (91)
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Reviews

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 review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
London
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09 May, 2017

So worth it!

I have been using this for a few weeks and I have to say that I noticed a decrease in my hairs immediately! This is a fantastic product, very easy to use and completely pain free so far. I did feel some heat when using in the underarm region however the instructions said this was to be expected and that you can reduce the strength when using in "sensitive" areas. I would say ready the instructions very carefully before proceeding as there a few things to keep in mind but after that it was a breeze to use. I usually get this done during my toddlers nap as it is completely noise free and very quick to do! I would absolutely recommend this product. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Belper
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09 May, 2017

Very Happy!

Having quite coarse, dark hair, I went into this feeling a bit skeptical but I have to say I have been pleasantly surprised.The box has everything that you need: the machine, the power cord, a Gillette Venus razor and a comprehensive set of easy to understand instruction. The box is solid so it can be used to store the device away easily when not in use.I have been using the Braun Silk expert 3 IPL machine for approximately 9 weeks now (on my legs) and am seeing really good results. While I still have hairs growing back on my legs, the hairs are much finer, fewer in quantity and a whole lot less visible. To put it into context, rather than having to shave everyday as I previously would have done, I'm now down to shaving once a week and could probably get away with less than that if I wasn't so squeamish about being able to feel the regrowth.The product isn't perfect. I have a petite build and found myself having to try holding the device at some strange angles in order to maintain full contact with my skin. Once I had mastered the art of that, I was good to go.There was a small amount of discomfort as I used the device, no more than a feeling of warmth and pinpricks but enough to make me wince on a couple of occasions.The other thing to bear in mind is that the area to be treated needs to be completely free of hair or you will get that horrid smell of burning hair.Overall, I am really happy with my experience of using this product and would wholeheartedly recommend it if you are considering it. My next plan is to give it a go on my underarms and bikini area (as soon as I pluck up the courage!) in the hopes that the results will be just as good. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Churchdown
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05 May, 2017

Less chewbacca and more silkly goddess

As it is fast approaching that time of year where my milky white pins need to see daylight, I was keen to explore a more lasting approach to hair removal.The Braun Silk-expert 3 IPL hair removal system seemed like the solution; safe, effective permanent hair removal is what it promises.What I didn't know before I started using my Silk-expert is that skin tone and body hair type can mean that an IPL is not always affective. On the side of the box is a really useful colour chart which I found really helpful. With my medium skin tone and dark hair, this product would work for me. During a treatment of any given area, the wand will read your skin tone and adapt the light intensity to ensure efficiency and safety. IPL can be used on legs, pits, face, bikini line and for the boys, backs and chests too.The Silk-expert works beneath the skins surface by targeting the melanin in the hair, helping break the cycle of hair growth. It can take up to 12 weeks during the start-up phase (although some can see the effects after only four treatments). Before treatments, it's important to remove all visible hair (that is why the Venus razor is included within the box), and any lotions or potions you may have on your skin. Once you've prepared, it's time to plug in the Silk-expert and glide it over the chosen area. At first this was hit and miss as I wasn't sure how quickly I should glide the wand up and down my legs, I soon got the hang of it and found it really quick and easy to use. I experienced no pain or redness even after my first treatment. Unfortunately my stubourn hair decided it wanted to continue growing after the first four weeks, but 9 weeks in I've seen a huge improvement. My leg hairs are sparse and I'm hopeful with the last few treatments my Silk-expert will have done 'what it said on the tin', my armpit hair is more of less gone and I'll only need the maintenance treatments once a month or so.Easy to use, no mess, and more importantly no pain and a summer of beautifully silky legs. The only reason it's not got the five stars is that its not an overnight fix and you do need to preserver. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Didcot
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05 May, 2017

Braun silk expert

This is absolutely fantastic It takes time but helps reduce the need to shaveI've used it religiously and the need to shave is getting less and lessBrilliant and comes highly recommended by me [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Dundonald
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04 May, 2017

No more waxing!

So I got my Braun Silk Expert 3 IPL. First impressions are that I love the packaging! I'm a bit of a sucker for anything purple to be honest! In the box you get your IPL, the Gillette Venus Razor and the power cord. I always use Gillette Venus Razors as I find them the best on the market anyway. The instruction booklet is included also and once you get a full read through you realise it is really easy to use. The one thing I did want to check was that I could use it as I am pregnant. Unless I didn't read it thoroughly enough (!!) there is no metntion of me not being able to use it when pregnant. But there is also nothing to say I can, so maybe this could be added?? I took advice from a friend in the maternity field and she said it should be ok. I'm usually a shave and go girl, and usually miss a few patches in the process, but for my first use I shaved off all the unwanted hair and started the using the device. I am fair skinned with quite coarse dark hair. So this device should be perfect for me! For the first few uses I found the device including the cord quite fiddly, but once I had used it a few times it came naturally and became part of my routine. I was slightly disappointed in the first couple of weeks. I usually go for a wax every 5-6 weeks in different areas and was tempted just to let the hair grow out to get it waxed again but wanted to leave it for about 6 weeks and see how the device faired. It is quite warm in the skin, which is quite good because it makes you feel that it is working. After about 4 weeks I started to see small results. The hair appeared to be growing back slightly less thickly and there appeared to be less of it. After 6 weeks use I was convinced that it was working! My regrowth definitely feels less, especially on my lower leg. My underarms are a work in progress as I knew they would be!! I think it may take another few weeks there to show big results. I haven't been back for my waxing and don't plan to any time soon! I feel the device is well worth it for the money. It's just part of my routine now and I'm happy to recommend it to friends and family! Going forward I think it would be great to have a similar device for the face, as this can't be used in this area. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Rotherham
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04 May, 2017

Not convinced

The Braun Silk expert 3 IPL looks the business! The packaging is extremely professional and appealing. It looks like a serious piece of equipment. It comes with a Gillett Venus razor and an extensive user manual. I read the manual four times before I tried the product.I think the instructions are overly complicated and actually make the user feel nervous about using the product. It's actually much easier than the instructions make out!I began by shaving both lower legs and decided to select this as my trial area. The Venus razor is a mediocre razor, but it does the basic job.I followed the instructions and took the plunge with the Braun Silk expert 3. I was extremely nervous as I was expecting sone discomfort due to the warnings in the instruction manual. The device has two options -either glide slowly over the skin or hold and zap in tricky areas.There is absolutely no discomfort but you can feel a slight warmth over the areas selected. I noticed that I had missed a couple of hairs with the Venus and the Braun Silk expert 3 does sizzle them, causing a slight singed odour.I genuinely didn't know what to expect and can hardly say the process is convenient. It took a while and I was dubious about the amount of time I was going to have to invest in this product to see any results.The following week I repeated the process. I thought I might be able to see results after a second application but I noticed no difference at all.I persevered with the product and continued with the process. Each week I checked the progress, expecting the growth to slow down. I have to be honest, I really couldn't tell any difference and started to question whether this product was any use at all and whether I was using the product correctly. I checked the manual again and was confident that my application was correct.After four weeks I thought I noticed a difference and was convinced that the growth had slowed down. I was certain of this after week five. There is no doubt that the product works but it takes a serious investment in time. My view is that it's more hassle than it's worth for minimal improvements. I can't even begin to imagine how much time it would take if a customer was planning on using the product over the whole body. I just haven't got that kind of time to invest. I would expect to see faster results.So, to summarise, yes it does do the job eventually but don't expect to see fast results! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Winscombe
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03 May, 2017

Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL review

UNBOXING:In the box is the machine itself, a power cord, instruction manual and a disposable razor to get you started. The Instruction manual is VERY detailed, but uses clear language so it was easy to understand. I was slightly unnerved by all the warnings, but willing to give it a try. The booklet said that the device works best on fair skin with dark hair, which is perfect for me!FIRST USE:I decided to start on my lower legs, I shaved with the supplied disposable razor first whilst in the shower, then dried thoroughly. Then I got to work with the Braun Expert, it is easy to use, you press the button to “pulse” the light – it only works when in complete contact with your skin which can be a bit tricky to manoeuvre yourself and the device so that it sits flat of the skin so you have to press down quite hard sometimes.AFTER 7 WEEKS USE:I have been using the device once a week for 7 weeks now and I can really see a difference now. In the first few weeks I was slightly disappointed that I didn’t feel that anything had changed and I still had to shave every few days, but after week 4, the hair growth slowed down a lot. Now at week 7, I can really feel the difference – I have smooth legs with no in-grown hairs or shaving rashes! Using the device got easier after a few goes as you get used to how to hold it for maximum contact with your skin. I think that this is worth the money and I recommend this product to anyone who doesn’t have the time to mess about with shavers or wax. It really is worth persevering for those first few weeks as the results are worth it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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03 May, 2017

Braun

Noticed a difference with two uses. Hair is much thinner and less of it. If anyone suffers with ingrown hairs this is great.

Yes, I recommend this product !

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! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]