Braun Silk-expert IPL BD 5009 With Sonic Body Exfoliator - My Initial Impressions

Once in a while comes a beauty-related product that really excites me. And the Braun Silk-expert IPL Hair Removal System is one such product. Way back in 2013 I had tried the Remington IPL for a short while and then discontinued use as I found it quite cumbersome to use. Epilators then became my preferred mode of hair removal, until the Braun Silk-expert IPL Hair Removal System arrived.

Braun Silk-expert IPL BD 5009 With Sonic Body Exfoliator Review


What is Braun Silk-expert IPL?


Braun Silk-expert is an IPL system which results in permanent visible hair removal. It works by targeting the melanin in the hair follicle, thereby helping to break the cycle of hair re-growth. When used regularly it helps prevent unwanted hair from reaching the skin's surface leaving you with smooth hair-free skin.

I have had the Braun Silk-expert IPL Hair Removal System for a few weeks now and will today share my initial impressions of the product. There are different models of the product each being bundled with a varying number of accessories. The one that I have is the special beauty edition which comes with the Sonic Body Exfoliator.

Braun Silk-expert IPL BD 5009 With Sonic Body Exfoliator Review


The highlights of Braun Silk-expert IPL


The first thing that caught my attention was the sleek design of the handheld device. There was no bulky base like my old Remington IPL had. This meant I did not have to pack away the unit each time after use, which in turn meant I would certainly use it every week. And that's what I have been doing - using it unfailingly every week.

The second feature that I love in the Braun IPL is its 'gliding mode' which results in a fast and efficient IPL treatment. In the old IPL that I had, I would have to lift and place the device on different parts of the body area being treated. With the Braun IPL I can use the gliding mode to trigger more flashes and fewer missed areas. This also speeds up the entire process. I can do both my legs in around 15 minutes. Under arms are even quicker - taking less than 2 minutes. I am very pleased with the speed.

The third highlight would be the 'gentle mode' which allows the IPL to adapt to different skin tones as quickly and accurately as in normal mode. The gentle mode makes use of a lower light intensity and is perfect for treating sensitive areas such as the under arms.

Braun Silk-expert IPL BD 5009 With Sonic Body Exfoliator Review

Braun Silk-expert IPL BD 5009 With Sonic Body Exfoliator Review

Braun Silk-expert IPL BD 5009 With Sonic Body Exfoliator Review

Braun Silk-expert IPL BD 5009 With Sonic Body Exfoliator Review

Braun Silk-expert IPL BD 5009 With Sonic Body Exfoliator Review

Braun Silk-expert IPL BD 5009 With Sonic Body Exfoliator Review


Other key features of the Braun Silk-expert IPL


  • Intelligent SensoAdapt skin tone sensor: which continuously reads the skin tone (80x per second) and automatically adapts the light intensity for best efficacy and safety.
  • 120,000 flashes : The IPL offers up to 6 years of full body treatments or 14 years if used on lower legs, bikini, face and underarms.
The Braun Silk-expert IPL does not require batteries or charging. Just plug it in to the mains and use it with no interruptions. I also do not have to worry about changing bulbs as was the case with the Remington IPL.

The inclusion of the Silk-épil SkinSpa exfoliator is an added bonus. The exfoliating brush removes dead skin cells thus visibly improving the skin's appearance.

Braun Silk-expert IPL BD 5009 With Sonic Body Exfoliator Review


The Braun Silk-expert IPL is amazingly lovely to use. It is built beautifully, glides along the skin, is quick to do the job and the pain factor is as good as non-existent. The device doesn't heat up and doesn't require batteries.


The only minor gripe I have is that it is a difficult to use on smaller bony areas as such as the chin or upper lip because the device doesn't come in contact with skin on both sides. I am not saying it doesn't work on these areas, it does - but it is slightly difficult.

Overall, I LOVE this IPL system from Braun. I will be using it regularly and will post an update after a few months as to how I got on with it. In the meantime, if you would like to read more about the IPL you can head over to Braun UK's website.

The Braun Silk-expert IPL Special Beauty Edition + Sonic Body Exfoliator Is priced at RRP £399.99 and is available to purchase from all major UK retailers.



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1 comment

  1. I've always been intrigued by these products, but never actually plunged into using one...maybe now I might purchase & try one! Thanks for the thorough review :)

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    Sarah
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