Summer is on our doorsteps and that brings a whole host of problems. How is it possible to maintain long lasting hair removal without a trip to the salon? Luckily, Braun have launched a high-end option that can be used in the home. At just under £400 it isn’t cheap, but the promise of an in-home and long lasting solution means that it could be worth every penny.
Introducing the Braun Silk-expert which utilises Intensed Pulsed Light (IPL) technology and SensoAdapt technology to make hair removal a doddle. According to Braun’s independent testing, over 94% of woman saw a noticeable difference and were hair free in just three months of use.This is a very clever device indeed. The Intensed Pulsed Light technology emits over 120,000 flashes to remove hair for up to 6 years. The device won’t need replacement bulbs either (as there aren’t any) and the device needs no gels or potions to work.
How does it work?
The light 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.
The SensoAdapt technology is where the Silk-expert gets really clever. This technology allows the device to sense skin tone and colour, to which the correct amount of light is emitted for that particular type of skin. Depending on what the SensoAdapt technology finds, the intensity of the light can be altered and the best results can be achieved for each user.
Whether you are looking to clear hair from your legs, face, arms or even your upper lip, the Silk-expert is also very accurate and easy to use. The device has a gliding mode for larger areas or you can get more precise and do tiny areas, if you need to.
In terms of pain, the device can be a little bit uncomfortable at first and takes a little while to get used to. However, if you are sensitive to a little pain and a little nervous, you can take the settings to a lower light intensity. This is also really handy for those bikini lines and under the arms. There’s also no need for goggles here, unlike most salon equivalents and this leaves you freer to concentrate on getting the best results.
Some skin tones work better with this device than others
Braun say: 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.
It is also worth buying this kit for the bonus special Braun Face cleansing brush. Simple to use and effective, this brush gives skin a nice healthy glow in only a few uses. Braun Face lets you enjoy two treatments with one device – simply switch attachments.
Precisely remove facial hair by the root with the facial epilator or cleanse skin pore deep with the facial brush.
Braun Silk–expert IPL Special Beauty Edition + Face Cleansing Brush is exclusively available at Boots. RRP £399.99
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