With my busy schedule, I’m always looking for ways to save time, so I was excited when Braun reached out to partner on this blog post and try their Gillette Venus Silk-Expert IPL – an at-home IPL hair removal tool for ladies that are always on the go but still want smooth skin! When I first heard about this product, I was skeptical… laser hair removal has always had a reputation for being an expensive salon treatment that requires multiple visits! I myself even tried laser hair removal years ago but it didn’t work! It was also a huge hassle to drive to the salon which was over 40 minutes away and it put a dent in my wallet too. But I know Venus already makes my favorite razors and so I had to give it a chance 🙂
I’m lucky I never had thicker or darker hair to shave but any hair that doesn’t grow on your head is just plain annoying. Well I have to say that now after six weekly treatments, I’ve definitely seen a significant reduction in hair growth on my underarms and legs (less than a third of the hair grows now) and I know by the end of the recommended maximum use of 12 weeks there is only a once a month required treatment to maintain the reduction.
Here’s how it works: everyone should first do a spot test! Once you’re good to go, shave the area you plan to use the IPL hair remover and then begin treatment. It is incredibly easy to use and figure out. I read the entire manual but when it came to actually using it, it’s such a breeze! Although I never felt the need to turn the intensity down myself, there are three settings: Normal, Gentle, Extra Gentle. The Gentle settings are not only wonderful for first time users but also for the more sensitive parts of your body, such as the lower parts of your face (It is FDA approved for facial treatments!), bikini line and under arms. I also love that it has a SensoAdapt, which automatically adjusts the intensity of the IPL treatment according to your skin tone for the most effective treatment. This feature that makes it safe to use (it’s the only IPL to have this) since the intensity of the treatment will change based on your skin tone.
After the third week of using the IPL, I noticed less hairs on my legs were growing back and the ones that did grow back were much thinner and weaker. This was much faster than I could have expected for never having successful laser hair removal! I am always traveling last minute and in fact was able to take the Gillette Venus Silk Expert IPL with me while I was traveling all last month and ended up having to reschedule all of my other beauty maintenance appointments!
I most definitely recommend the Gillette Venus Silk Expert IPL to anyone that doesn’t like to shave and/or travels spontaneously. It also makes for a perfect gift this holiday season and you can get 20% off the device until 12/31 using the promo BRUANORALB20 at Jet.com!