Gillette Venus Silk Expert Review

The IPL Gillette Venus Silk Expert is a beautiful device that is completely perfect for hair removal. It is considered a special skin time sensor because it is so easy to use. Its ergonomic shape is easy to maneuver and lasts more than 10 years of full-body care. This advanced skin tone sensor balances power and safety. 

The Gillette Venus Silk Expert is fast enough to treat small areas of the body such as the face, armpits, forearms, stomach, and bikini line. You can also divide whole body treatments into shorter sessions from one day to the next. Let’s take a deep look into the features that make up this amazing shaver. 

Top Features 

Lamp life

The lamp life of the Venus Brain Silk Expert is Excellent. Its flashes give you more than 10 years of full-body treatments, more than you may probably need.

Ease of use

The device has an ergonomic and high-performance design, with simplicity at heart. It adapts to your complexion before each flash and chooses from 3 intensity levels.

Application speed

It is roughly average when it comes to application speed. This makes it ideal for treating small areas or for spreading treatments over several days. A full leg takes more than 14 minutes.

Customer Support

They are a trusted brand that provides quick and complete answers as well as a useful treatment planning application.

Budget range

The device offers great value for a mid-range price and offers are common.

What is Braun’s Silk Expert pulsed light epilator?

The Gillette Venus Silk Expert is an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device that can be used safely at home. IPL energy deactivates the hair follicle and breaks the hair growth cycle. After each treatment, your hair grows more slowly and finely, until it no longer grows at all. Periodic use deactivates the growth of new follicles and keeps you smooth all the time.

Is the Braun Venus Silk Expert pulsed light epilator good value for money?

It is excellent value for money. You get more lightning than you probably will ever need. Gillette Venus Silk Expert offers great value for money and more treatments than you probably need. 250,000 flashes combined with the 3 cm2 flash window allow you to treat a total body surface area of ​​750,000 cm2 or more. 

However, only the life of the bulb calculates the years of use. General use and wear can also determine how long the machine will last

What’s in the Venus Braun Silk Expert epilator box?

  • Silk Expert IPL device
  • Gillette Venus Razor (IPL3001)
  • Storage pouch (BD3005)
  • AC adapter
  • Power connector plug
  • User Manual

Inside the box, a transparent molded plastic protects the Silk Expert device. Below the plastic are the white power supply, the country-specific power cable/plug, and a gray storage pocket. These items are all wrapped in transparent and thin plastic, with 2 user manuals covering several languages.

How do you use Gillette Venus silk expert?

It couldn’t be easier. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Shave, clean, and dry your treatment area. Braun customer service advises you to epilate yourself as well, but waits 2 or 3 days after epilating before your IPL treatment. This allows the hair follicle to grow a little, which gives the IPL something to target. This information is not found in the user manual but is shared in customer comments.
  2. Prepare yourselves. You must be near an electrical outlet. Try using an extension cord so you can choose the most comfortable place, such as your bed, or near a mirror.
  3. Plug it in and the device will immediately turn on in ready mode. The LEDs on the side strips light up once on each side and you will hear the fan start up inside.
  4. Press the headset firmly against your skin and the energy intensity indicator lights will turn white to indicate your level, from 1 to 3.
  5. Press the button to flash. If the device is not used for 10 minutes, it goes into standby mode. Power light flashes on each side of the device to indicate that it is in standby mode. After 60 minutes, it goes into standby mode with no light on. To activate it again, simply press any button or remove and replace the power cord. It does not have an on / off button, so you must disconnect it from the mains and store it in a safe place after use.

What Makes the Gillette Venus Silk Expert Stand Out

Skin sensitivity test

You do not need to determine the level of intensity that best suits your skin. The Silk Expert does it for you with its advanced skin tone sensor. 

Your skin sensitivity test is therefore very simple. Follow the manual test instructions for each area of ​​the body that you will treat with 2 flashes side by side. If after 24 to 48 hours your skin shows no reaction, you can continue your full treatment.

Eye safety

The Gillette Venus Silk Expert will not allow you to accidentally flash in the open and injure your eyes. Indeed, the two skin tone sensors located on the side of the flash window must be covered by your skin before it flashes.

Two small sensor windows are located on each side of the flash window. You should cover both with your skin before it flashes. This means that you cannot flash outdoors near your eyes.

The lightning you see when you are treating yourself is bright but harmless. Try to wear sunglasses if you find them uncomfortable.

Many critics say that lightning is intense, uncomfortable, and annoying after a while. The user manual tells you to look away for each flash. But several users comment that it gets tedious and it’s easy to lose track of where you flashed. Many believe that protective glasses should be provided. Rest assured that these flashes will not damage your eyes. 

Ergonomic shape

Many reviewers like the Silk Expert because it is easy to handle, not too heavy and comfortable to hold. The Silk Expert is comfortable in your hand and it is easy to see the intensity indicators and the tip of the nozzles from most angles. You don’t need to take the time to think about the best way to grab and maneuver it around your body.

You can press the flash button with your thumb or forefinger depending on how you operate it. You can see the white intensity indicators from most angles. Also, the tip of the nozzle is visible, allowing you to see where you are placing it and where you are moving. Some small users have found that it takes a few sessions to master it. 

Simple and safe skin tone sensor

Gillette Venus Silk Expert ReviewMost home IPL devices are equipped with a basic skin tone sensor. If they detect a very dark complexion, they do not emit a flash.

The silk expert does this too. The two skin tone sensors on each side of the flash window monitor your skin 80 times per second. If your skin is too dark, a power indicator lights up in red on each side and the skin tone sensors deactivate the flashes.

But the Silk Expert skin tone sensor is more advanced than that. It uses what Braun calls SensoAdapt technology.

When SensoAdapt sensors detect a safe complexion, it chooses the safest and most effective level of intensity for you. Since the sensors check your skin 80 times per second, it chooses before each flash, for each different skin tone on your body. All you have to do is to properly position it on your skin.

Soft mode

The Silk Expert has a small round feather button on the top. Press this button and it will light up to indicate that you have activated Softness mode. This reduces the intensity level so that you will see fewer intensity lights on the side. 

Sliding and precision

You get the single flash (‘Precision’) and continuous flash (‘Slip’) modes. In online comments, a handful of people shared that they weren’t entirely sure how quickly they could drag the flash window by swiping. This is because Glide involves gentle, continuous movement, but in fact, you have to wait up to 3 seconds between flashes. As one reviewer pointed out, this is more of a “stutter” than a slip.

How do you use Gillette Venus silk expert?

It couldn’t be easier. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Shave, clean, and dry your treatment area. Braun customer service advises you to epilate yourself as well, but wait 2 or 3 days after epilating before your IPL treatment. This allows the hair follicle to grow a little, which gives the IPL something to target. This information is not found in the user manual but is shared in customer comments.
  2. Prepare yourselves. You must be near an electrical outlet. Try using an extension cord so you can choose the most comfortable place, such as your bed, or near a mirror.
  3. Plug it in and the device will immediately turn on in ready mode. The LEDs on the side strips light up once on each side and you will hear the fan start up inside.
  4. Press the headset firmly against your skin and the energy intensity indicator lights will turn white to indicate your level, from 1 to 3.
  5. Press the button to flash. If the device is not used for 10 minutes, it goes into standby mode. Power light flashes on each side of the device to indicate that it is in standby mode. After 60 minutes, it goes into standby mode with no light on. To activate it again, simply press any button or remove and replace the power cord. It does not have an on / off button, so you must disconnect it from the mains and store it in a safe place after use.

Final Verdict 

The Gillette Venus Silk Expert is a good choice of above-average specifications from a trusted brand. It’s plug-in and go’ treatments are simple thanks to the advanced skin tone sensor, so it’s incredibly easy to use and safe for your skin. There are also a lot of positive comments from users on the results.

The only drawback is the slower application speed than the other choices. I, therefore, recommend it to treat small areas of the body such as the bikini line, armpits, forearms, and face. Or try dividing the full body treatments into several sessions over several days to make them more manageable.

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