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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

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Braun’s remarkable IPL technology uses pulses of light to remove unwanted hair smoothly, safely and permanently.
The light pulses react with the melanin in your hair and prevent it from growing to the surface. Gentle and virtually painless, you’ll soon notice the difference.
What’s truly clever is how the light pulses react to your different skin tones to ensure the ideal dosage for effective, safe hair removal.
You can choose from 3 intensity levels and use all over the body–even on your face.



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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

5/5

Looks like a great product

I have got a lot of fine hair over all of my face but I’ve been too scared to wax it because I would have to go to the salon regularly to get it done.. I would love to try this as this would be much better and more convenient for me than waxing.

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

4/5

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.]

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claudseven

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

5/5

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.]

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Roxy82

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

4/5

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.]

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sakinaoxley

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

4/5

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.]

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

5/5

Braun silk expert

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

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bzzagentNickybeech74

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

4/5

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.]

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Numpty1979

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

3/5

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.]

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LizzyMD1

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

5/5

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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beebon123

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

3/5

I always wanted one of these!

Firstly - Gillette Venus Razor - 1 Star I was not impressed by this, I usually use cheap disposable razors and find I get around 3 or 4 uses out of them before they are blunt, I only used this razor 4 times before it was blunt and pulling at hairs rather than cutting them, and know how much more it costs for the blade of this compared to a cheap disposable, so would not buy this. I didn't notice any quality difference compared to the cheap razor. The main event - Braun Silk expert 3 IPL - 3 Stars I have always wanted to try this method of hair removal, but didn't realise how time consuming it is. You have to remove your hair before you can use the IPL device, and then take the time to use the IPL which I hadn't realised. Using the device does slow hair regrowth, but you will need to remove your hair using your usual method. Or in the 8 weeks so far I have had to. I intend to continue using it, and hope the hair regrowth will continue to lessen. Being a curvy girl, I found that you have to be very precise with applying the IPL, as where skin is not exactly flat and there are curves you need to ensure it lies as flat as possible on the skin. I have seen greater hair reduction from the centre of the device, rather than the edges. I had do more research online regarding the safety of the product, as I didn't feel there was much on this in the booklet, but after doing some online research online I felt I was comfortable with the safely of using an IPL. My overall comment is if you have the right skin tone and hair colour go for it, just be aware it takes time to use and time for it to have an effect. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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DancingQueen23

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

5/5

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.]

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allthatjazzx

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

5/5

Beach body ready

After using this machine on large areas such as my lower legs and also on more delicate areas too such as my underarms I can honestly say I have seen very good results in both areas. Instructions are quite fiddly to start with but once you get going it is really quite simply. I would have liked to be able to use this cordless and use it within the bathroom but wasn't a big concern. Regrowth is definately less and what there is is definately softer. Will keep using and really pleased with the results so far! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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sbaxter17

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

5/5

A real expert but be patient!

Having used this product weekly for two months now, I feel it's a good time to provide a detailed review. I have fair skin and dark hair and was hoping for really good results from this. I decided I would concentrate on the areas where hair growth bothers me most: underarms, lower legs bad bikini line. One thing to point out is that the area must be clean shaven. The laser will not remove existing hair but shoes down the growth of new hair. I used the Gillette razor for this and found it very efficient. So, first impressions, this is a professional looking piece of equipment. However I was put off by the fact that it had to be plugged into the mains. I would have much preferred a cordless version. However there is an extra long cord so it wasn't too restrictive once I got used to it. The handset itself is quite lightweight, which is good,but not flimsy so I was comfortable using it on larger areas such as my lower legs. Now on to the written instructions, I did find them quite complicated but soon got the hang of what to do. I was reassured by the comments that this adapts to you skin tone and reduces the intensity as appropriate. This helped aleiviate any fears of damaging the skin. My priority was my underarm area and this is where I have been most impressed with the results. I shave my underarms daily when I shower but still used to find I had a dark shadow which was quite noticeable against my fair skin. Since using this product weekly on my underarms the hair regrowth is minimal, almost nil and the skin colour is much brighter. A great result. I used the standard setting, I didn't need the gentle setting on this area and didn't find using it uncomfortable at all. In contrast, I found it quite painful around my Bikini line and used the gentle setting each time. The results here have been slower here, perhaps due to the setting and I will continue to use monthly on an as and when needed basis to slow down the hair growth completely. My lower legs are not too hairy but with Summer coming I was looking forward to seeing the results. As mentioned it's important to make sure the skin is clean shaven and there is a useful sensor light which helps you to ensure that the light pulse is always on the skin. My lower legs are smoother than ever and I have not shaved for three weeks now. Any hair that has come back is softer and not stubbly and I am confident with continued use this will become less and less. All in all this is a great product but you need to invest time in using it and be patient. With the results I have seen so far I am delighted and will continue using. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Moggles1234

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

5/5

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 review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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LenaLou

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

5/5

Braun

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

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

5/5

Braun Silk expert gets my vote!

I've held off for a while to really give this a good run. A lovely light, easy to use system that I felt confident using, safe in the knowledge that it works to my skin type. Pain free, simple and easy to use - there's been a noticeable difference in my regrowth. First of all, there's been less of of, but what has grown back has been a much softer hair and I'm confident that with continued use, I'm just going to be more and more pleased with the results! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

4/5

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

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bowsbach

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

5/5

It takes time, but it really works

When the box first arrived I was surprised at the size of the device itself. It is sturdy bit of kit, but fits in the hand easily and is light enough to use comfortably. The box contains Braun Silk Expert 3 IPL, power cord, instruction booklet and Gillette Venus razor. It plugs directly in to the mains so there was no waiting for the device battery to charge, which was a definite plus. The instructions are very clear and simple to follow in just a few pages for everything. You need to shave the area being treated first as the light works under the skin surface in the hair follicle, which explains the razor, and your skin needs to be clean and dry. When you turn the device on the white LEDs flash, the blue lights on the skin tone sensors light up, the fan whirs and you are ready to go. Both skin tone sensors, either side on the head of the device, need to make contact with the skin so that it can read your skin tone and then automatically adjusts the light intensity needed which is reassuring and one less thing to think about. If both sensors aren’t pressed on your skin correctly it won’t flash until full contact is made. When you press the device on to your skin the white LED power bars on each side of the handle light up and show the intensity that will be used. Being light skinned and dark haired all three LEDs lit up when I used it showing the highest intensity. The LEDs are on both sides of the handle which makes it easy to see regardless of your grip. If you are treating a more sensitive area you have the option to use the Gentle mode simply by pressing the button to turn it on or off. This will reduce the light intensity and so I assume will take longer to see results. Having never used IPL hair removal before I was a bit worried I would get the intensity wrong and end up hurting myself, I was tempted to only use it on Gentle for the first few times. However, with the automatic intensity adjustment I didn’t need to think about ‘getting it right’ and while it is great to have the Gentle mode option, I chose not to use it, preferring to use it in Normal mode and I haven’t found it painful in the slightest, a bit warm and tingly, but not painful. Depending on the size of the area you are treating you can either use Glide or Precision mode. For larger areas such as legs, Glide is much easier, you press and hold the treatment button while moving the device slowly up your leg and the light continuously flashes. For trickier or smaller areas where more precision is needed, rather than pressing and holding the treatment button you just press the button once to make the device flash once and move to the next area to be treated. Initially I overthought the whole thing and worried about moving too quickly, creating patches, or too slowly and overlapping the treated areas, so I began with precision mode on my leg. But instantly realising how long that was going to take I ditched my fears and switched to glide mode as there is a long enough pause between flashes to position correctly. The light is VERY bright and I tend to look away during treatment. I did wonder if glasses or goggles would have been a good addition to the kit so that you could watch what you were doing more closely and be confident you’re not missing a patch. An additional reassuring touch is the stand by (after 10 mins) and sleep mode (after 60 mins). I have found the fan is loud enough that I am unlikely to leave it unattended, but it’s always a good back up to have just in case. It is recommended you treat the area once a week for the first 4-12 weeks (depending on results) and then once a month afterwards for maintenance. There is no point in treating the area more than once a week as it doesn’t speed up the process any. As I tended to shave anyway this was just another step to add in once a week, which is great as in the first few weeks you don’t see any difference and the motivation to do it more than once a week would soon wear off. After a couple weeks there seemed to be a thinning of the hair but after about 6 weeks you really start to see progress so prepare yourself to be patient, it is worth it. I have only used it on my legs at the moment but having seen the results I will be starting on underarms and bikini line shortly. I had been worried about starting it on my face as I didn’t want to have a visible patch of no hair, including the light normal facial hairs, which I thought would stand out just as much as having darker hairs. But having reread the instructions and seeing that it only works on dark hairs and is not effective on lighter hair, I will definitely be tackling the small hairs at the side of my mouth. I am far more confident with it now and a true convert having seen the results. I would highly recommend. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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5/5

Wow words cannot describe!!!

I have polycistic ovarian syndrome so the hair on my legs is thick and coarse it also grows back very quickly after I shave. I have been using the braun silk expert now for a couple of months and it's definitely made a difference. I have actually had laser hair removal on the NHS and not only was it unbearably painful it didn't work. At first I was nervous and thought it would really hurt but it's fine. In 2 months I have found my hair has reduced in patches and grows back slower so I have gone from shaving my legs every day to twice a week. I'm going to continue to use it as I can see that I'm a few months I won't be needing a razor again. I'm also going to start on my arms and underarms now I'm confident using it. Give it a go the results are amazing I have actually just broken my leg so I'm a plaster cast so will be cool to see the difference when the cast comes off. Then my right leg will have some catching up to do. :) [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Katyp1980

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

5/5

Bikini Line Gone

I was super excited to hear that I would be receiving the Braun Silk Expert. I had been contemplating for a long time having laser hair removal at a salon, but the prices and not being sure how effective it would be had put me off. When I opened the box the packaging was simple but effective, inside of the box was the IPL system, a lead in order to plug it in and a razor to shave. The instructions were simple to understand and use. So before using you are to shave the area first and then use the IPL system. It is to be used once a week for the first 6 weeks and then once a month to maintain the effect began using the IPL on my legs and underarms and have now move on to my bikini. I avoided my bikini initially as I was worried it would be painful, but how wrong was I. I did not experience any discomfort or pain and found that the IPL was quick and effective. I have not finished my 6 weeks with my bikini line and have been using it for 4 weeks, however I can already see a huge difference with reduced hair growth, and am really hopeful that I will be hair free. I usually have my bikini line waxed and this is indeed painful, so with this IPL I am really hoping I NEVER have to go back to waxing again. I would definitely recommend this for a permanent hair removal that is pain free and is a much cheaper alternative to paying to go to a salon. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Sammyclicks

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

4/5

Prehistoric monster with surprises

I opened the box and was surprised to reveal 'the beast', a huge white plastic contraption that really looks quite scary. After plucking up the courage to turn 'the beast' on, I set to work on my legs. How do you slowly glide over your legs? How slowly is slowly, should you wait for it to flash before moving on? I feel like I'm stuttering rather than gliding. I also find it really difficult not to look at the flashing light so that I know where I'm moving the beast to next. Having said all that, for a small amount of effort on a weekly basis I'm impressed with the results. No more shaving or pulling hair out, this contraption seems to have it covered. I wasn't feeling brave enough to start under arm treatment at the same time as I started legs, so haven't quite reached fuzz free yet, but there's definitely a reduction. When I move on to the maintenance phase I'll be amazed that I didn't move to this technology sooner. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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katkatkat76

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

5/5

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

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Liffy7

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

4/5

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 review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Monkies7

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

5/5

A complete game changer in hair removal

Historically I have always struggled with body hair as a result of my PCOS and it has really affected my confidence and stopped me from doing things like swimming as it's such a chore to spend literally hours with a razor that gets clogged up and constantly needs replacing. I was absolutely over the moon to try out the Braun IPL system and IPL is not something I had ever considered before as I was afraid of pain and potential side effects and also the high cost. I have tried this product for a few weeks now, predominantly on my legs and I have to say that the results are mind blowing. After just 2 weeks I noticed that the hair reduced by around 70-80% and I'm confident after a few more weeks that it will be gone completely. I have also tried on my under arms with similar results and will now be having a go at the bikini line. The device itself is incredibly easy to use and the instructions are very straight forward, just move the device over the area you want while holding the power button down. There is no pain, a slight tingle but not to the point of discomfort at all. I have to say that any reservations I had about IPL systems are now completely changed. After seeing the results and the fact there is no pain involved to get them I will definitely continue using the device. On the cost front, while a larger upfront cost, this device is going to last a very long time, results are long lasting and the mains plug means there is no replacing batteries or charging for hours on end. I literally could not recommend this product more. It has changed the way I look at hair removal. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

4/5

Revolutionise your hair removal regime!

I have very dark hair which grows quickly and pale skin, so was delighted to read in the instruction booklet that I am an ideal candidate for the Braun Silk Expert 3 IPL! The instructions were very clear and using the machine is extremely easy, so even though I was a little nervous to try it out, I was pleasantly surprised by how simple to use it turned out to be. First of all, I did a test as advised on my left underarm; I shaved using the Gillette Venus razor supplied then used the 'precision' mode on the test area. It took all of 30 seconds. I felt tiny flashes of mild heat and on one occasion, smelt hair burning, which must mean I missed a bit when shaving! It was painless-I felt perhaps the tiniest sting on the area I must have missed some hair, which encouraged me to shave very carefully when next using the device. There was some warmth and tingling after the test session, but I am sure that this was due to having shaved rather than using the Silk Expert, because I have felt it many times before, after shaving, especially on my underarms. I waited 48 hours as recommended, before using the device on my legs, other underarm and bikini line. It takes just a few minutes to use the machine on underarms and bikini line and a little longer for the legs, as there is more skin to cover! I find using the machine on my legs a little fiddly because I am a petite person and my shins are not very wide. I found that I could turn the machine sideways, however, and use it that way, which allows the machine to make the contact it requires before it emits the flash of light. You do need to be methodical in moving the machine over the skin you are treating, as (happily!) no mark is left and you need to remember which areas you've done and which you still need to do! I don't find this too much of a problem, however. The flashes of light are certainly bright but I do not find them a problem at all; no need for sunglasses or anything like that. The machine does get warm but it doesn't feel uncomfortable on the skin and the only place any-very mild-discomfort is on the ultra-sensitive bikini line area, which is quite understandable! Even when you miss a hair or two when shaving, you only feel the tiniest sensation when the machine zaps the follicle. It really is a remarkably pain-free experience. I continued to use the Silk Expert once per week as advised in the instructions and have now undertaken eight sessions. I have found an unexpected and very noticeable variation in how the different areas of my body have reacted to the machine: my underarms definitely still need daily shaving so I would say that so far, the Silk Expert has made little difference on hair growth there. This is surprising and I wonder if I've been doing something wrong, because I have noticed a striking change on my bikini line and on my legs: in both areas, the hair is growing through a great deal more slowly and more sparsely. It took about five weeks before I noticed a definite improvement, but now I find that in both areas I barely need to shave for the whole week in between sessions. I find that there are just a few random hairs coming through and large patches of hairless skin where before there was rapid, dark growth that needed shaving daily. It's not even been the full 12 weeks yet, so I'm honestly thrilled! I'm giving four stars for now because of the unexplained perseverance of my underarm hair (!) but would rather give one star for the underarms and five stars for the other areas of the body as that is a fairer reflection of how it has worked for me. I will return and give a final review at the end of the 12 weeks (after 12 sessions) in any case, as I would like to summarise my findings after the full time required . But for now, to summarise, definitely buy it, it works and saves a lot of time shaving each day! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Torigoodwin

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

5/5

My Confidence is Back

Most of my adult life I've suffered with the embarrassment of being a hairy woman. If I ever stayed out or when I'm sharing a room on holiday I would always wake up earlier than needed to shave so nobody would see me. As you can imagine it really affected my self confidence as I would always be worried people could see the hair. When I saw this product and read the reviews I thought it was worth a try. So I've been using this for a few weeks now and the hair on my legs is pretty much none existent apart from a couple of little patches. I think after a few more treatments I'll be completely hair free. I've never been happier, I've got a holiday and festival booked where I can actually go without worrying. If you're looking to get rid of unwanted hair this is definitely worth the money. It's also easy to set up in very little time for those of us who are on the go constantly and best of all it really does do what it says! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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hagonbaby

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

5/5

Fab results - hairy no more!

Braun Silk-expert 3 IPL BD3001 Review OK, so what is in the pack? * Braun Silk expert 3 IPL * Gillette Venus razor * Power cord The Braun Silk expert 3 IPL does not need batteries or charging - hurray! So the power cord supplied is used to power it. The Gillette Venus razor is used prior to treatment to remove any excess hair above the surface of the skin. It's best to shave than to use any other kind of hair removal method as a prep, because the IPL works on the pigment of the hair left under the skin. Waxing, plucking and hair removal creams will remove some or part of the hair under the skin, so the IPL won't work effectively. Anyway, shaving is the quickest method, so it's a no brainer really. I have dark hair and olive skin, and the IPL works best on dark hair and fair-olive skin complexions. It won't work on blonde or red hair for example or very dark skin. I am very hairy, so I was keen to try this product. The instructions tell you to use it once a week for about 3 months to complete a course and thereafter, use just once a month to maintain the results. I found that after just one treatment, the hair grew back fainter - so it definitely works. As mentioned before, you have to shave the areas you want to treat first. I did upper lip, under arms, both arms and both legs to the knee and bikini line. In all it took about 30-40 minutes to complete these areas. You hold down the power button and run the device slowly over the area, making sure the light sensors don't flash - otherwise it means it's not making adequate skin contact. A very bright light is emitted, so wearing sunglasses isn't a bad idea, but not essential. There are two methods to using the IPL, as previously described you can press down the power button and run the device over the area you want to treat. This is good for large areas such as your legs. The second method is pulsing the flash using the button and just treating the immediate area that the device covers. Then repeating this on adjacent areas. This is good for more fiddly and smaller areas such as your under arms. Either way, it is extremely easy to use and the technique is quick to pick up. So no worries there. This new model has the intelligent SensoAdapt skin sensors, meaning that before every flash it reads your skin tone and then gives the best, most effective light emission for hair removal. One less thing to worry about! But do make sure the skin sensor light don't flash up red, as this means the device isn't placed properly on your body. Readjust the positioning to place the device window flat on your skin and this should work the best. The device can last up to an astounding 13 years, as 250,000 flashes can be produced from it. It also has Normal and Gentle modes. Gentle mode for more sensitive areas such as your bikini line or for first time users. Personally, I just kept it on Normal mode and there was absolutely no pain at all, just a slight tingly sensation. It's great that it doesn't need any charging or batteries, just plug in the power cable and go! I have used the IPL for a couple of months now and the results are astounding. It really does give permanent visible hair removal. Something I've been waiting for for years! And so much more convenient and less expensive than a professional treatment at a beauty salon. This product is great and I now have much more confidence when it comes to my hair removal. I highly recommend it - you won't regret it! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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NyePye

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

4/5

Braun Silk expert 3 IPL

I have only ever used shaving, waxing or tweezers to remove hair before, or else I have bleached the hair on my face so the Braun Silk expert 3 IPL was a completely new experience for me. It's nicely boxed and presented, although at first glance is a little daunting as it was slightly larger/clunkier than I expected (not that I knew what to expect really!) When I opened the box I was surprised to find a Gillette Venus razor inside as well as the Silk expert itself, but once I had read the instructions all became clear. I thought that the Silk expert removed the hair that was already on your body, but no! The Silk expert kills the roots and in order for this to happen as effectively as possible, you actually have to remove the hair first - hence the razor. As it happens, I've been really impressed with the razor and will probably look to buy this brand again. So, the Braun Silk expert 3 IPL promises 'permanent visible hair removal' and who doesn't want that (in the right places, of course)? I've now been using it for seven weeks and I can honestly say it has definitely made a difference to the amount and/or texture of the hair that has grown back. Let's start from the top and work down. First, upper lip - this is a bit of a tricky one as I have never removed the hair from my upper lip before, only ever bleached it so I can't say for sure whether it is the hair removal cream or the Braun Silk expert 3 IPL that is having the effect, but with a weekly treatment of both the hair is much less noticeable (and I really did have quite a lot in this particular place.) I recently went away on holiday and was unable to remove the hair from my upper lip for two weeks and it didn't make much noticeable difference, which I was really pleased about. Chin: I have (or should say HAD) probably 5-10 dark, coarse hairs in various places on my chin, with one in particular which was a persistent little blighter. Would you believe that after just one treatment with the Braun Silk expert 3 IPL it has yet to reappear?! Actually sounds too good to be true, but it is true. The other hairs are much less frequent, and when they do appear they come out really easily with tweezers, which makes me think that the Braun Silk expert 3 IPL has got to work on the root, which is what it's supposed to do. I haven't used the Braun Silk expert 3 IPL under my arms as I find this such a quick and easy place to tackle with the razor, that I'm happy to carry on that way. I might change my mind in the future though. Legs: now, obviously these are the largest part of the body to treat when it comes to hair removal and it's not just a case of 'spot zapping' them, instead you have to move the Braun Silk expert 3 IPL over the entire area with the button depressed in order to get pulses of light. It can take quite a while (I'm only treating from the knee down) and I'm also slightly unsure of the speed at which I should be moving the handset, but the results are still very encouraging as the hair is growing back more slowly and is definitely patchier. Feet/toes: yes, I have hairy feet and toes. It's possible there was a Hobbit somewhere in my ancestry. This is possibly the one place that I've noticed the least effect - ie they are still as hairy as before. I think this could possibly be because of the design of the Braun Silk expert 3 IPL, which I will come on to now. How it works: as I said earlier, the handset was a bit larger and heavier than I expected. There is quite a long cable which you plug in to the wall, so it means you don't have to be sitting right next to a plug to use it. It takes a couple of seconds to power up and then starts to whirr and the sensors begin to work. You hold the handset against the area you wish to treat and if the sensors are both in contact with the skin the lights on each side will turn white and you can press the button for the laser to operate. If the sensors are not fully in contact with the skin the lights remain red and the laser will not activate. This can make it difficult to use on some parts of the body - in my case I have found it hard to use on the tops of my feet because the shape of them isn't compatible with the shape of the handset and it takes some moving around and adjusting to get things right (this might be why I've found this part of my body is still a bit hairy!) How it feels: I had heard from other people that the IPL method of hair removal is quite painful, so I was a little bit nervous. But I have to say, it really doesn't hurt that much at all. So much so, that I wondered if I was doing it right at first! Legs and feet I have experienced virtually no pain or redness at all; when used on the upper lip and chin the laser feels quite hot, it does sting a bit and afterwards there is a little redness but it really isn't that bad at all. There is also the option of using the 'gentle mode' button for more sensitive areas. One last thing - pleased be warned - the laser flash is EXTREMELY bright. I've taken to scrunching up my eyes as well as covering them with my free hand and looking away, but I wonder whether it might be worth wearing sunglasses, or if there are in fact special glasses specifically for this - it might be nice if they were actually included in the kit. So, overall I can say I'm really pleased with the Braun Silk expert 3 IPL and I'm glad I've started using it. I can only hope that continued use will have more effect on hair growth and that soon I'll be hair free! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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justinevw71

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

5/5

Was dubious at first..

I have been using the Braun Silk expert 3 IPL once a week for about 8 weeks on my arms and I am now starting to see a difference. The first 10 days didn't really show any obvious results - the hair grew back as normal. However, from about the 4th week, the hair growth was slower and the hair was much finer and less dense. While it takes a while for the results to show, I am expecting that it is much more permanent than shaving. I will try my legs later on. I wanted to try the arms first, as it was an easy area to experiment on and not particularly sensitive. While there is a ‘sensitive’ option, I did not want to experience any side effects. The IPL device is very easy to use. The instructions provided are very clear and concise and I was certain that I would use it correctly. The box also shows which skin/hair tone combinations are suitable to use the IPL on. The light is quite bright, so it is easier to look away while using the device. Overall, a great product and easy to use. I would happily recommend it to my friends, and buy a replacement when needed. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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juratewall

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

5/5

Fantastic IPL

I have wanted to try one of these for a long time, but was very apprehensive. I have been using the Braun Silk expert 3 IPL for a few weeks now, and I have noticed a great reduction in the hairs to my legs and underarms. The instructions were very clear and it was very easy to use. I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a hair removal system [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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nikkid1412

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

4/5

Super smooth

I was dubious to begin with and wasn't sure how it would work but I am very pleased with the results and will continue to use and improve each time definitely recommend this product! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Kerriej13

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

5/5

Pleased so far

This is the first time I've used IPL so I thought I would wait a few weeks before giving my opinion. As it's the first time I was nervous thinking it may hurt etc but hey I decided to go all out and try it in my legs, underarms and bikini line (ok only a small section as I was very nervous). I've now used it for 6 weeks so that's 6 times and I can see a difference especially in my legs. There is far less hair and I think after a couple more weeks I'll be hair free! My underarms are still growing but again no where near as much as before using this. It's so easy to use but I do get bored lol! It doesn't hurt and the instructions are clear. I'm amazed how quickly I have added it to my trout one. Every Sunday I shave then IPL. My daughter can't wait for the treatment to finish so she can pinch it off me!!! Overall I'm happy with the results so far and would definitely recommend it as 10 mins a week for 8 weeks or so is nothing compared to the benefit of not having to shave/wax etc each week!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Carlona123_10

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

4/5

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 can Start 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 review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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jess1977

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

4/5

Reliable, easy to use and no pain !!

I have been using the Braun silk expert 3 IPL for about 9 weeks now and I am really impressed. The instructions were very easy to follow, the set up was easy and the instructions were clear, my hair regrow the is now much slower, it's not a miracle product I think I expected hairs to not regrow a lot sooner, but it takes time and it is getting slower at regrow than each week, there isn't any pain involved which is great as I was hesitant about this but there can be a smell of burnt hair at times but it hasn't put me off using , overall a pleasant painfree experience so far and far less shaving involved, I've been using on my upper lip and underarms and I hope by summer to rely on this only but so far with underarms still need to shave occasionally but by 12 weeks hoping to rely on this only ! A good system I would definitely recommend [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Dilly23

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

4/5

The future, for me

I have always wanted to try one of these, but have been apprehensive at the same time! I have been using the Braun Silk expert 3 IPL for a few weeks now, and I am surprised at just how well we're getting along. From the very beginning: great packaging and I was impressed that it came with a razor as the instructions clearly state that you should be hair free before using it (but with hair still in growth phase, i.e not waxed or ripped out in any other way) - a nice touch! The size of the device is a little cumbersome, and didn't seem particularly delicate. However, it's well designed, ergonomic, and easy to handle. It's not too heavy, and fits nicely in your hand as you use it. The instruction manual is clear, and all risks and potential problems/dangers are well covered. The device only works plugged in - it's not a charger. All parts must be connected for it to work and once it does, you're good to go. Once plugged in it has a constant humming noise, as the fans and cooling mechanism are constantly working to ensure that it cannot overheat. On first using, I set it to gentle mode. This is simple - one simple touch of a button and mode is activated. This probably reflects my apprehension more than anything, but I don't imagine a gentle introduction is a bad thing. When using the device, I was surprised on many levels: - it's not especially hot, although it does give off a little heat. - the intensity of the light given off; don't be looking at it while you use it. Sometimes I use sunglasses as I worry, and the instruction booklet does tell you to look away, I know. Curiosity makes you peek a few times, but it's not a great feeling so ignoring it becomes easier. - how simple it was. After a few uses, it became easier and easier, and felt natural. However, it's not exactly a speedy process; make sure that you have plenty of time before "hair blasting" as I have affectionately termed it...! Something I have noticed is that any missed hairs, or rougher areas where shaving isn't as effective, can sometimes case a stronger pulse and a slight aroma of sizzling hair. I assume that the hair protruding from the skin is zapped, rather than the hair growing subcutaneously. It also results in a slight warmth/tingling/zapping feeling. It's not the nicest, but I can honestly say it's not a patch on epliating or waxing! So far, I notice a decrease in rate of growth, as well as minimisation of density and a decrease in the thickness of growing hair. I cannot wait to have the full results and enjoy a hair-free summer now! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Sammie007

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

4/5

The answer to all my prayers?

I have very dark body hair, I hate it! I've spent my life shaving, embarrassed, waxing, ashamed, epilating, hiding, bleaching, red faced, plucking and shy. As a society we have views on body hair and I do not fit in with those ideals. I have long wished I was hairless or that it was easier and more long lasting ridding myself of this blight. When I got offered the opportunity to try the Braun Silk Expert 3 IPL system I jumped at the chance, could this be the way to remove my unwanted hair permanently? I was so excited at the thought. On receiving my package, I wasted no time! The kit contains a Venus razor because you need to shave first. Good razor, close shave and my skin didn't feel irritated afterwards. Where did I treat? Legs, forearms, underarms and top lip. Treatment of so many areas took quiet some time, the process is quiet slow. You have to move the unit on to a new patch of skin after each flash, waiting for the next flash can become tedious when you're in a hurry to get ready for work. The device is easy to hold, has a good length power cord and is very simple to use. You just plug it in and press a button, simple. The device lets out a flash and that's the area it is in contact with treated. There's a slight warmth but absolutely no pain whatsoever! The light is meant to damage the hair root and then the hairs don't grow back. Where hair has a life cycle you don't manage to treat them all during one treatment. You should not be looking at it when it flashes. If there is a stray hair you may have missed while shaving, you get the smell of singed hair and your skin gets a little hot in that area. This CANNOT be used on tattooed skin. I caught the very edge of my ankle tattoo, I knew what I had done instantly and may well have turned the air blue! The IPL system works on the pigment of the hair, which is why it is only suitable for dark hair, also works on tattoo pigment! Having to shave my top lip scared me silly! I thought I'd end up with awful stubble and look ridiculous! Thankfully because of the results and the way this works, my fears were unfounded. The aftermath is fine, no irritation, no spiky stubble, it grows back soft. I have found that my results have varied, after six treatments, one week apart; Legs - I am noticing the hair has been growing back more slowly and patchier, this is really working! Forearms - I am getting a few ingrowing hairs but I am starting to notice some results. Underarms - Yet to notice any real difference. I wonder if this is due to the difference in texture to other areas. Top lip - The hairs seem finer as they grow back and I'm hopeful that this will make a real difference over time. Although my results are not amazing I would say that they're not amazing YET, it is working. Perseverance and time are the words of the day. I have not given up hope. Would I be happy if I had bought this product? At this point that's hard to answer. Based on my current results I would have to say that I wouldn't be 100% happy, however I will continue using the device and I really think that after another six treatments or so my answer is likely to be that I would be completely happy to have purchased the Braun Silk Expert 3 IPL. My search for hairlessness may well have ended. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Mrs_lolly_bear

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

4/5

Patchy Results

After using the Braun Silk expert 3 IPL for 6 weeks, I am pleased to share that it does work - albeit with a few patchy spots where my hair is slightly coarser. The day before I first used the Braun Silk expert 3 IPL, used the included Gillette Venus razor as well as my usual hair removal cream on my legs, stomach, chest, chin, and upper lip. Due to the scarring in my armpit from a previous infection, I chose not to try this item on my armpits, and I also chose not to try this on my bikini area. The Braun Silk expert 3 IPL is very easy to use! The long cord ensures that it has a long reach. A downside is it doesn't have an on/off switch, but it's only activated by pressing the button down and only works if it is making contact with your skin, so I consider it safe. I still would make sure I unplugged it after every use to safely store it away. The Braun Silk expert 3 IPL can get very hot! I was wishing I had started at my face instead of my legs, because by the time I got to my face the part that has to make contact with my skin felt very hot, and in fact, my chest had a sunburn like appearance the following day. I soon remedied this in the following weeks and made sure I started with my face! I have PCOS, and due to the PCOS I have unwanted hair in excess on my upper lip, chin, and chest. I am pleased to report that after a few short weeks I was seeing less hair growing back on all three, but the coarse hair on my chin is very persistent. It is, however, growing back slower! The hair on my stomach is patchy, with the most re-growth right around my navel (where the hair is also coarse). My legs were complicated. As a woman in her late 30s, I'm already experiencing the phenomenon of having less leg hair regrowth whilst experiencing more hair on my face, chin, and chest, so the hair on my legs has always been patchy. However I have noticed a significant drop in the length of time between needing to shave, so it's obviously working! As stated above, the Braun Silk expert 3 IPL is very easy to use. I used a combination of the glide method and the pulse method - finding the pulse method better on smaller areas like my upper lip, but the glide function worked perfectly on my stomach and legs. The hard part was remembering the areas I had already treated! The Braun Silk expert 3 IPL is larger than a shaver, and I did find it hard to grip with my petite hands (I have a 13 yr old cousin with bigger hands than me!) so I had to take frequent breaks to give my hand a rest. The bright light is also hard to avoid looking at as it seems to come out of the side of the unit. I had to lock my kittens out of the room I was in because they kept looking at the light and I was worried about them damaging their eyes. I did find a solution was to wear a pair of sunglasses whilst using the Braun Silk expert 3 IPL so the light wasn't quite as bright. I also detected a small click noise each time it gave a burst of light, so I was able to close my eyes and listen for the sound to know if it was time to move it or not. All-in-all, I like the Braun Silk expert 3 IPL and I've always been a fan of the Gillette Venus razor. I'm hoping that with continued use it will help to eliminate even more of the regrowth. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

5/5

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 review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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KookyMeow

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

3/5

Disappointwd

I was so excited to receive this product! I've been epilating regularly and thought that this might work better for me.... I used it as explained on the box (pain free by the way, and safe as long as you follow the instructions to the letter, don't have lots of miles and have the right skin type!) anyhoo, so I used it.... and so far I have yet to notice any real difference..... I will keep going for another month or so, but if I still can't see any improvements then what's the point?! Slightly disappointed. But the product is easy to use and I know some people have had real success with it; maybe I'm just too impatient! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Looops

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

5/5

Pretty impressed!

I have used this four times now on a weekly basis. I have to say I am pretty impressed. I have noticed a difference in the regrowth already and to be honest, I thought it would take a while longer. I normally have to shave my underarms every day, but I am finding I can now leave it for a couple of days. I have noticed I huge difference in the regrowth on my legs also. I aren't quite at the monthly 'maintenance' stage, but I don't think I am far off this now. It is also effective on chin hair. I no longer have the 'sneaky ones' that tend to appear in between me checking in the mirror before leaving home, and getting to work 20 minutes later - and believe me, this is always a bonus!!! I did notice the first time I used it I did have a red itchy patch but this is no longer an issue. It also left my legs with little red dots - very similar to the effects after using an epilator but these were gone the next day. It is pain free and very easy to use - I would recommend, particularly if you pay for waxing as in the long run - or even in the short run - it is one less cost. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Dlhancock

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

4/5

So far, so good

So far I have used this 5 times (5 weeks) you can only use it once a week on each area. It's hard to tell if it's had an immediate effect as you first need to remove the hair by another method (i.e shaving) before you zap the skin. So with the hair already removed it's hard to tell if the IPL has 'done anything' so the only way to tell is by using the IPL once a week on a specific day (mine is Sunday) so shave legs then use straight after, then by the following Saturday look at legs and see if the hair has grown back less than the previous Saturday. This can be hard to notice as you have to remember what your legs looked like a week ago! Of course you could take a photo each week and compare the growth. My hairs probably aren't dark enough to see much difference but I would say that after the 4 week mark I did think the hair growth was less. So I will continue to use this for at least another 7 weeks because I really would like to shave legs less often. The actual product is easy to use and zapping small areas like underarms/bikini line is super quick and easy. Tackling legs seems like a long boring task... it is rather repetitive and dull but actually when timed it takes 10 minutes to do both legs and the lead is long so you could do it while watching TV. 10 minutes is actually much less time than it would take to wax or epilate... or even use hair removal cream. The flash is brighter than I would have expected so at first I used sunglasses, but then when I got used to using it I didn't need to look at the device as much, therefore the flash didn't bother me as much. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Allyally9

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

5/5

Loooove it!

Being a novice to this way of hair removal I was a little apprehensive and not really sure what to do. So lets start from the begining: Packaging was great, it gives the impression of a quality product. Good to know if you are giving it as a present. The instructions where clear and simple to follow. Gillette Venus razor, close and painless shave. Easy to handle and results are great. The Silk Expert was not too intimidating and a touch of purple makes all the difference Attaching the cable is simple, even I managed it. The settings on the side easy to understand. So I took the plunge after reading the instructions and started. What I was not prepared for was the flash of light, wow, don't be looking in the direction of where your working as it sends your eyes funny. Yes I know the instructions does say not to, but when your weary of what's going to happen you can't help it. After the initial shock I got the jist and managed to continue you while looking away. However it was so easy to use I was soon zapping legs and under arms with ease. The gentle /sensitive mode is easy to work out and operate. Many weeks on I am now a proffesional sleek zapper who can't believe the ease for such hairless results. Thumbs up from me. Worth the money, yes in the long run, defiantly. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Daisyvodka

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

4/5

Great Product - My legs are very happy!

I was a little unsure at first about zapping my skin to slow hair regrowth, but after a few weeks of using the Braun Silk Expert 3 IPL I'm very happy. My leg hair grows very quickly however after only a couple of uses (with a recommended once a week application) I noticed a definite slow-down in re-growth. Now after a few weeks I just have a few hairs here and there grow back and I can go much longer between shaves. The product itself is very simple to use and the instruction booklet is easy to follow. A good quality razor is included which is handy as hair has to be removed before using the product. For larger areas the button on the product needs to be kept pressed down and this was a little awkward when doing my legs. As of yet it's not been as effective on my underarm hair, however as this is a sensitive area I've used the Gentle setting so far, and I'd recommend using this setting for your first application on any skin area. I've experienced no noticeable side-effects, my underarms felt a little hot during application but this faded in an instant. Once switched on the product is ready to use straight away and the power cord is a very good length. I'm very happy so far and will continue to use the Silk Expert, now all I have to do is wait for the good weather so I can get my legs out... [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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SaharaJ

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

3/5

I'm unsure to the results yet

I was really happy to receive Braun IPL system as I am dark haired and if I shave my legs or underarms I have to do it every day so I tend to use an epilator which can be painful sometimes. When I first got this product as I knew nothing about IPL systems I spent quite a bit of time reading the instruction book which I ended up reading a couple of times as I felt there was a lot of information to take in. I didn't realise that I needed to continue with my usual hair removal method so I was a bit disappointed y this. I also thought (and I don't know why) that it may be painful like most hair removal methods so I was actually surprised that it wasn't. I have used this quite a few times now and I'm not sure how well its working yet although I think I maybe starting to see a very small difference but as it takes 4 weeks to well over a year to see results I think maybe trial wise it should have been a lot longer so a better feel can be gain for results. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Lozrace

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

5/5

Best at-home beauty product you can buy

I've been wanting to try this product for years now but I never knew if I could justify the purchase... I now wish I'd had it a long time ago! I've only been using this for about 4 weeks now, rather than the whole recommended 12 weeks, but wow can I see results already. You need to make sure you shave the areas you'd like to use it on before, and then away you go. It reads your skin tone automatically so you don't get burned (it honestly doesn't hurt AT ALL), but there's also a Gentle mode for bikini lines and armpits (use it!) I've been using mine on my lower legs, bikini line, face and armpits now and after just two weekly treatments I noticed a huge difference in regrowth and the thickness of the hair growing back. It takes around 30 minutes to do everything in one session, but it's worth it for the results. I am hoping the results continue to improve, as I've been shouting loud about this! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Laurahiard

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

3/5

A flashy little number

I think the Braun Silk expert 3 IPL is a good product. The whole kit is well packaged and each part of the system is contained neatly in the box. The instructions are very clear and it's easy to assemble the power cord. It's a really nice touch that a Gillette Venus razor is included too. As you need to remove the hair before using the Braun Silk expert having the razor means you can get started straight away. The Gillette razor leave your skins very smooth and soft. Using the product is straight forward. There is one button to press and the lights on the side are very clear. One downside is that it gets quite tiring to hold the button down for prolonged periods when you are working on larger areas like your legs. It would be nice not to have to hold the button down the whole time. The product is relatively pain free. Occasionally it can feel a little bit hot on sensitive area such as the under arms but this is rare. The product is designed to shield the light flashes however you are aware of them when using it. At times, even if you are looking away from the area you are working on, the flashes can become quite irritating. This is worse if you are using the product in a darkened room or in the evening for example. I have been using the Braun Silk expert for five weeks and there is a little improvement in hair growth on my legs. There is no noticeable improvement on my underarms but the instructions do warn you that this area can take longer to see a reduction in hair regrowth. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

3/5

Interesting, but not a quick fix.....

I was so excited to receive this IPL hair removal system. As a brunette, hair removal is something of a chore and anything that claims it can reduce the amount of time I spend on it I'm interested in! The device came well packaged and with extremely clear instructions on how to use it. The first surprise was that the area needs to be hair free before you use the light emitting device, hence the well known, branded razor included in the package. This is fine if you usually shave the area to be treated but an inconvenience if you don't (I'm not shaving my upper lip for anyone!) On reading the instructions it became clear that this would be a difficult review to do, in terms of efficacy, as, by Braun's own admittance, can take anything from four weeks to eighteen months to capture all hair growth cycles and really show long term results. I decided to work on one area (underarm) and give it four weeks to see if there was any noticeable change. To be fair using the device was easy enough. Plug it in and you're pretty much ready to go. You literally just point and click. It wasn't painful at all. The hardest part I found, particularly with somewhere awkward like an underarm, was being sure I'd covered all areas. And more importantly not covering the same area twice, which I did once resulting in a red mark that took two days to go down. After four weeks of use (once a week as recommended) I have to say I don't really see any change. However, four weeks really isn't enough time to see any permanant to semi permanant reduction in hair growth, as stated in the booklet. I plan to keep on using it, but if it's something youre planning to invest in, it's best to know this isn't a quick fix and you may not see results for some time. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Mrssavageangel

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

4/5

so far so good...

I've been using the Braun Silk expert 3 IPL on my lower legs, Bikini line and arms for 6 weeks now, and so far I am really pleased with the results. I generally use it once per week after shaving. It does a little while to cover all these areas and I personally think that's the only downside of this. The outside of the box clearly shows skin and hair combinations so its easy to see if using the IPL will be suitable and safe to use with your skin tone. The contents of the box include everything you need to get going: IPL unit, a Gillette Venus razor and the power cord. The instruction manual included is very detailed and gave me all the information I needed to confidentially use the device. To get started, its as simple as plugging it in and pushing the button. As soon as its powered up, the fans kick in and makes a whooshing noise. The light that flashes when being used is very bright which took me by surprise initially and it feels warm against the skin, but it is certainly not painful or uncomfortable. I have fairly sensitive skin and had no unwanted side affects from use. The main button can be pushed once or held down to either cover small spaces or larger areas. For larger areas, holding the button down triggers continuous flashes as you move the unit over the area. The IPL reads your skin tone with every movement & placement of the sensors and adjusts the intensity to match this which is great. There is also a small sensitive button which reduces the intensity. My hair regrowth is most definitely reduced and they grow through thinner and lighter. The time between shaves reduces each week I use the IPL, so I am eager so see what the longer term results will be. I was most definitely a little wary at first of the thought of using a laser, it seemed almost scary, I was sure it would be painful, but I was very pleasantly surprised. Its not painful or uncomfortable in the slightest. I would love for the process to be quicker and for each session not to take so long, but if it brings the results I hope for, it will be worth it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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ItsTracey

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

5/5

Braun Silk Expert 3

I highly recommend this product. I looks complicated but it's so easy. The hand held devise is fairly light weight and after plugging it in, you hold it to the area you are treating and press the button. That's it and all over in a few seconds and you do this once a week. I have been treating my underarms for 6 weeks, within a couple of weeks the hair growth had slowed considerably and presently I'm only shaving them once a week. With a couple more treatments I'm expecting it to be a lot less. The whole process is effortless, you shave the desired area and then treat it with the IPL once a week. After 8 weeks you can treat the area just once a month. I've found it pain free using the sensitive skin setting with a little discomfort on the regular setting. Due to the success I've starting using the IPL on my lower legs, early days but results seem after 3 weeks. The IPL has a clever sensor to assess your skin tone and it can be used in continuous mode to glide over larger areas like your legs or single mode for smaller areas like sensitive skin. The product is great for people who don't want to shave or wax regularly and keep hair free. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Eproudley

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Braun Silk-Expert 3 IPL BD3001

4/5

Not so scary

So, where do I start? Well, I had heard about IPL hair removal but the "laser" part always had me a little freaked out! I guess like lots of people, the thought of putting a laser to your skin is a little unnerving. Anyway, I've got it now so I gave it a go. Firstly, nice touch to include a razor, a pretty decent one too; you have to shave the area first. After that, you can start using the laser! It's fairly simple to use, although the instructions took me a long time to read... I didn't want to get it wrong (again because of the fear), but I managed it okay. Pain? Well, I found that compared to epilating it wasn't too bad, definitely noticeable and I'm not sure it's getting any better with use. I have quite pale, sensitive skin so I was worried how it would react so I tested on a small area first. My skin stayed red for quite a while after but didn't last. I've definitely noticed a reduction in hair regrowth but I can't seem to stop it all. Perhaps with more time? It is only semi permanent hair removal anyway. I'll probably use it before I go on holiday etc. but to be honest I don't think I can be bothered to use it all the time, it does take a while. Overall, I had quite low expectations but was pleasantly surprised. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Rosie1304

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The Silk-expert is a delight

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My opinion of the Braun Silk-expert has gone from strength to strength, it's been so easy to use and a delight to try out, I have been delighted with the results over the last 4 weeks and I'm so happy with the fact I am seeing less hair grow and at a slower rate than usual. This is a great product and really has changed the way I feel about IPL in a positive way! Thanks Braun.

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