Sunday, 10 July 2016

Braun Silk-expert IPL

As summer has arrived, by that I mean the Great British Summer, it is time to ensure those legs are looking the very best they can be when the time comes to grab those skirts, shorts, cullottes and pretty dresses.  For me, that means a huge exfoliation exercise and being hair free.

I am the first to admit that I find shaving my legs incredibly boring but it is a necessary evil and it is one of those tasks I never look forward to doing, much like cleaning my make-up brushes.  So when I was given the Braun Silk-Expert  iPL* hair removal system to use, it was love at first use.


Braun Silk-expert IPL
Braun Silk-expert IPL
Braun Silk-expert IPL
Braun Silk-expert IPL


To give a little background to the device, the Braun Silk-expert is a ground-breaking IPL system which results in permanent visible hair reduction in as little as four treatments. It works beneath the skin's surface by targeting the melanin in the hair follicle, helping to break the cycle of hair re-growth. With continued, regular use, it helps prevent unwanted hair from reaching the skin's surface. Not only that, but this device has what is called intelligent SensoAdapt technology which continually reads and adapts to your skintone throughout use, and emit gentle pulses of light which are tailored to your needs.

The device is incredibly easy to use and this is in part due to its design, it is sleek, not at all heavy and it doesn't hurt, sting, pinch or burn the skin in anyway shape or form and it is something you can use at any time of the day and as part of your skincare routine. It also doesn't leave my legs feeling dry and nor does it cause irritation, in fact I can find no fault with it what-so-ever.

The device is designed to be used on legs, underarm, bikini line and it can be used on your face, though it is not suitable for being used near the eyes because it is capable of producing 120,000 flashes and these flashes are part of the IPL technology. When it is in use, it flashes every 1-2 seconds which means a treatment on your leg takes around 8 minutes, which I find really impressive.

It also has two different modes of use.  The first is called the Gliding Mode which is for fast but efficient treatments and the second is called Press and Release which is designed for treating smaller more sensitive areas such as the underarm, upper lip and bikini line, so again, depending on your preference for use, there is something to try and decide which works best for you.

I have been using this device for the last few months and I am so impressed with it. Firstly, I have been waiting for some hair to grow back so I can show picture evidence of it working, but it is so good I have been waiting weeks to just to post this review. Now I don't have very hairy legs, so to speak, the hair is quite sparse in places

Braun Silk-expert IPL
Braun Silk-expert IPL
Braun Silk-expert IPL
Braun Silk-expert IPL

As you can see the hair on my legs is taking quite some time to grow back and that is after using it once a week for 8 weeks. 


Braun Silk-expert is an IPL system which results in permanent visible hair removal in as little as four treatments. It works beneath the skin's surface by targeting the melanin in the hair follicle, helping to break the cycle of hair re-growth. With continued, regular use, it helps prevent unwanted hair from reaching the skin surface. This Braun Silk-expert IPL is most effective on light to medium skin tones with hair ranging from natural blonde to dark brown or black. The device is least effective on very blonde, red, grey or white hair where the smaller amount of melanin does not absorb the light.
Finally, if you are as forgetful as me, don't worry, Braun have it covered with their app! The Braun Silk-expert IPL mobile application helps remind you of treatment dates, usage instructions and can even track your progress. You will be able to visualize the importance of the SensoAdaptTM skin tone sensor in getting the safest, most effective treatment. Braun Silk-expert: permanent visible hair removal made easy - now that is cool!

This device is available exclusively from Boots and this is a special edition as it comes with a Face Cleansing Brush.







*this post contains PR samples unless indicated otherwise

33 comments:

  1. This looks so good! I used to have a lady shave but the hair would grow back soo quickly!

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  2. wow i love the idea of one of these. I keep looking at them and then changing my mind but your pictures are persuading me to make a purchase.

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  3. I have got so lay over the years with my legs - I just reach for the disposable and hope for the best but your pictures have really got me thinking. The growth back rate is great.

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  4. I am loving this, it really does seem to work well and would save so much time x

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  5. I'm so glad you find shaving your legs boring too. I've been known to just ignore the hairiness as I find it so tedious! Great review, thanks :) Ree Love30

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  6. Oh this looks great, anything to stop the monotony of leg shaving!!

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  7. This looks fab, I have never used anything except disposable razors, may have to ask Santa for one :)

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  8. Wow, that's crazy! Will it get rid of the hairs completely? Thanks for sharing!

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  9. oh wow this sounds amazing!! I get fed up of shaving my legs has my hair grows so quick. Your 8 weeks later photo looks like mine just the day after!! Heard about this before, but sounds scary to me, but with results like that I think it's something I will be looking into buying

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  10. Wow will definitely be looking into this when I go home x Would save so much time with it xx

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  11. What an interesting little gizmo, sounds like it's been a great success!

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  12. I love the sound of the app as I am indeed super forgetful! It looks like it's really worked to slow down regrowth, my legs look like that after about 24 hours, never mind four weeks!

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  13. Brutally honest? I quite often pop on a skirt or dress and ... forget to get hair free! I need to invest in one of these! H x

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  14. Shaving does not really interest me too. This looks good as you can also use it in other parts of the body

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  15. I had one of these years ago and all i remember was it blinkin hurt - looks like they have improved it now

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  16. I'm so afraid of trying one of these devices myself at home but it looks like you've had some real success with it so I'll have to look into it!

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  17. Sounds like a fantastic device for the summer! I'm really lucky in that my leg hair is quite fine and nearly invisble (natural red head!) so I don't worry too much about it. :)

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  18. I'd love to try this. I usually hate shaving but this sounds like a must have product

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  19. This sounds great - especially for summer as I always forget to shave my legs lol x

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  20. I'm really wary of these because the technology is so new and I'm not sure what long term effect it will have on the skin, but on the other hand finding time to shave with two kids is a nightmare. Worth looking into. Great review.

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  21. This sounds so good, I need to invest in something like this. I spend far too much time shaving.

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  22. Great post! I have never used one but it looks like a good investment!

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  23. This looks like a great product! Worth considering when I find time for a beauty regime again! 😂

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  24. The Braun Silk-expert IPL sounds like something I should invest in this summer, I hate shaving!

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  25. I'll pass this onto the ladies in my house who use such things!

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  26. This looks so good - I just use a razor in the shower, but it has to be every other day. Great review. Kaz x

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  27. well done for trying this. and v brave sharing the photos. glad it worked for you.

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  28. This looks like a great gadget and one worth exploring. It would be cheaper than paying for waxing every month and I am sure less painful.

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  29. This looks great!! My lady shave is so old now I could do with replacing it!!

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  30. Much cheaper than paying for regular waxes! Great review

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  31. This seems really impressive. I would love to give it a try.

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  32. Sounds like great device and I like there is a app which reminds when to do the treatment x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzt

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