Silk-expert Pro 5 IPL

The safest, fastest & most efficient IPL*

Enjoy permanent, visible hair removal with Braun IPL

The Braun Silk-expert Pro 5 IPL is the safest, fastest and most efficient IPL.* With Braun IPL, you can get visible hair reduction for up to 6 months** from the comfort of your home.

Why use Braun IPL hair removal at home?

IPL stands for intense pulsed light. It removes hair by emitting a beam of light that heats up and is absorbed by the hair follicle, preventing regrowth over time. Considered by many to be the most effective technique for home hair removal, IPL has safely and painlessly simplified beauty regimes, removing the need for regular salon appointments.

The safest IPL thanks to SensoAdaptTM

Silk-expert Pro 5 continuously reads skin tone 80x per second, and automatically adapts the light intensity to your skin, for a perfect balance between safety and efficiency. Braun IPL is dermatologically accredited as skin safe by the Skin Health Alliance.

Silk-expert Pro 5: Braun’s fastest IPL

The gliding mode triggers more flashes for the fastest treatment while the stamp mode provides a more precise treatment, suitable for smaller and sensitive areas. Treat both legs in less than 5 minutes at the lowest energy level.

Permanent hair reduction in 4 weeks**

400,000 flashes deliver an equivalent to 24 years of treatment, while the precision heads allow you to tackle smaller or tricky areas like the face, bikini line or underarms. Love it or get your money back with Braun’s 100-day money back guarantee.

How to use IPL

Skin tone & hair type suitability FAQs

IPL works best on fair skin and dark hair. Using IPL treatment on light blonde, red, or white hair usually won’t be effective, and you should never use IPL on dark or black skin tones, as this can result in discolouration, burns, and blisters

IPL concentrates light and heat into darker pigments in the hair (melanin) to destroy key parts of the follicle and stunt regrowth. Using IPL onto melanin-rich, dark skin could cause the heat energy to affect the skin cells, causing discoloration, painful burns, and blisters.

While most IPL devices can only be used on fairer skin, some models use a lower intensity of light and auto-adjust based on skin tone. The Braun Silk-expert Pro 5 IPL will work well on light to medium-dark skin tones to remove black, brown, or dark blonde hair.

IPL can help to even out your skin texture, reducing the effects of photo-aging caused by the sun’s harmful UV rays. It can help to reduce the appearance of birthmarks, liver spots, and freckles – though you should always consult with your dermatologist about the best method for you.

Epilation is a safe and effective hair removal method that can be used on all tones of skin. It removes hair from the root, reducing hair regrowth and allowing for up for 4 weeks of smooth, hairless skin.


Why use IPL?

IPL is a popular hair removal treatment. You can do this type of laser hair removal at home after shaving and it reduces the amount of hair that grows back. Braun IPL offers a permanent, visible reduction of hair. Suitable for all genders, it can be used on the face, legs, bikini line & more. Safe, effective, and gentle on the skin, Braun’s IPL offers a home alternative to salon laser hair removal.

How IPL works

IPL stands for ‘intense pulsed light’. It’s a method of reducing hair growth by using beams of light to interact with hair follicles. You do IPL after shaving because the beams of light target the melanin in your hair root – which can only be reached when the hair strands are short. After the follicle is destroyed, the hair root remains empty. However, you can’t target every follicle of hair in one session – multiple treatments are required to achieve permanent reduction of hair. IPL isn’t suitable for certain hair colours or tones of skin. For example, very blonde hair does not contain enough melanin for the IPL device to work properly. On the other hand, very dark skin has more melanin, meaning the IPL won’t be able to effectively reach the hair root.

Available IPL products

At Boots, we stock a selection of the best Braun IPL packages. Braun’s Silk Expert Pro 5 is particularly good for those with sensitive skin, with SensoAdaptTM skin sensor (UV protection). Cosmopolitan said it was the ‘best IPL for range of intensity levels’ and we’re not surprised.† Braun’s Silk Expert Pro 5 is the only IPL technology that automatically and continuously adapts to your skin tone.

How to use IPL products

Remember you’ll need to shave around 24 hours before you use IPL laser hair removal. You can also shave right before. To work the IPL device, place the nozzle in contact with the skin on the area you’re treating. Select the standard head or the precision head depending on the size of the area you wish to treat. For sensitive areas or if it’s your first time, you can use the gentle or extra gentle mode on the Braun Silk Expert Pro 5 IPL.

*Efficiency based on the combination of window size, speed and energy. Safety technology shared with Cyden.
**Tested on lower legs, armpits & bikini, following the treatment schedule. Individual results may vary. To verify, contact
†Accredited by Skin Health Alliance 1st July 2021 – 30th June 2022