Braun Silk-expert 3 BD 3005 IPL

Test 07/2019

  • Braun Silk-expert 3 BD 3005 IPL - front
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  • Braun Silk-expert 3 BD 3005 IPL - boxed
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  • Braun Silk-expert 3 BD 3005 IPL - control-light
  • Braun Silk-expert 3 BD 3005 IPL - detail
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  • Braun Silk-expert 3 BD 3005 IPL - equipment
  • Braun Silk-expert 3 BD 3005 IPL - lightning
  • Braun Silk-expert 3 BD 3005 IPL - red
  • Braun Silk-expert 3 BD 3005 IPL - sensitive-modus
  • Braun Silk-expert 3 BD 3005 IPL - side
  • Braun Silk-expert 3 BD 3005 IPL - skin-sensors
Test seal: Braun Silk-expert 3 BD 3005 IPL, Rating 8.5

last modified: 08.10.2019, 12:39

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All rating criteria details:

Result 30%
Handling 20%
Safety 20%
Volume 15%
Design 15%
Tested by: Jil



The Braun - Silk-expert 3 BD 3005 IPL Hair Removal Device offers a comfortable treatment and the luxury that the appropriate light intensity level is set independently by the device. In addition, the product convinces with a Sensitive Mode for people with sensitive skin. Both the unhandiness and the fact that one of the attachments supplied feels uncomfortable on the skin were negative features. In addition, the device is not as effective as its competitor.


  • Suitable light intensity is determined by the device itself
  • Quiet
  • Long power cord
  • Comfortable treatment
  • Special setting for sensitive skin
  • Sliding mode


  • Unhandled
  • Attachments feel uncomfortable on the skin

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Braun's IPL laser hair removal device makes a high-quality impression and offers many convenient functions. Unfortunately the effectiveness is only sufficient.

The device

Upon delivery, the Braun - Silk-expert 3 BD 3005 IPL Hair Removal Device is enclosed in an attractive packaging containing pictures and information.

The product looks high-quality and makes a well processed impression. All in all, it is kept white and marked with purple accents.

The shape is slightly curved and the decisive control knob is located above the device. Underneath is the button for the sensitive mode.

The respective energy level, which performs automatic skin tone recognition, can be read off from the side.

Braun - Silk-expert 3 BD 3005 IPL Hair Removal Device
The only attachment for this device

The accessories included in the packaging are the following:

  • Power cord
  • Storage bag
  • 1 attachment

The operating instructions are detailed and clarify all necessary questions. Unfortunately the font is very small and this makes reading difficult. It was written in 25 languages.

In the scope of supply is:

  • Laser hair removal device
  • Power cords
  • Storage bag
  • Instruction manual

The application

To get the best possible result from any application with the Braun - Silk-expert 3 BD 3005 IPL Hair Removal Device, you should shave, epilate or wax your body parts to be treated.

The areas to be treated should be hair free. You should also not use any creams, oils or body lotions after shaving.

Before using for the first time, read the instructions carefully and follow the instructions, tips or prohibitions.

Once this is done, you can start the treatment.

Connect the device to an electrical outlet and switch the device on using the ON/OFF switch. Immediately after the treatment, the ventilation becomes noticeable.

It is not necessary to determine your skin tone or skin type for the Braun device. The product does it all by itself.

Accordingly, you don't have to do anything later than press the device against your skin. Because it determines your skin type and sets the appropriate energy level itself. Then you just press the button to release the light impulses.

Now you can choose between two application methods:

  • Normal mode
  • Sliding mode

Important for both modes: No spot should be lasered twice. This does not help to achieve a better result, but damages the skin.

If you want to be sure, you can paint a grid on your skin with a white pencil. For liver spots, we recommend covering them with a kajal to protect the mark.

Treatment scheme

Place the treatment window properly on your skin.

Braun - Silk-expert 3 BD 3005 IPL Hair Removal Device
The skin sensors that have to be placed on the skin

Make sure both sensors are in skin contact.

Now both light strips should light up. This will tell you which energy level the device has detected for your skin type.

If the light strips glow red, these conditions are not given. In the course of this no light impulses are emitted.

The tester lasers thighs, lower legs and armpits.

Normal mode:

After positioning the device, press the button located on top. This gives off the light impulses.

Braun - Silk-expert 3 BD 3005 IPL Hair Removal Device
The Sensitive Mode for Sensitive Skin

For the sensitive mode you simply press the button with a spring on it.

Now a red flash of light is emitted.

The flash is a little bright but not dangerous for the eyes. Safety glasses for the eyes are therefore not necessary.

Release the button and place the device on the next spot to be lasered.

Again you wait until the light strips shine. Then press the treatment button.

Repeat the procedure spot by spot.

Treatment time is about 1 hour.

Slide mode:

Also here it is a must for you to place the device properly. The lamp should be white.

Press and hold the treatment button.

Braun - Silk-expert 3 BD 3005 IPL Hair Removal Device
Control Light for Energy Levels

The stripes of light begin to flicker.

Move the device slowly and evenly from bottom to top along your skin. Make sure the treatment window is in full contact with your skin all the time.

The light strips should flicker permanently.

Repeat the treatment pattern until all areas to be lasered are finished.

The duration of treatment here is also 1 hour.

The first sessions

Right at the beginning the device makes a good impression. It has a high-quality finish and is pleasantly quiet during treatment. Further the procedure is easy to handle.

It also offers a high level of safety, because the device measures your skin tone independently and adjusts the light intensity accordingly.

These points make the treatment very comfortable.

With both treatment procedures, a feeling of warmth appears at the beginning, which many could perceive as hot. In addition, it pinches in sensitive areas as soon as the light impulse hits the skin.

In some places less, in some places more. For example, the area of the bikini line might be a little painful. Over time, however, your skin will get used to it and the application will become more and more pleasant.

First results can be seen after the 4th application.

Unfortunately the device is a little unwieldy. If the treatment is carried out properly, the hand cramps when holding the device.

In addition, the attachment feels a little uncomfortable on the skin.

The last sessions

After an application time of 3 months, differences could be determined successfully.

The hair grows back more slowly and is thinned out.

A shave is necessary after a regular application every week, only after a whole week again.

The unpleasant warmth and also the initial pinching have completely disappeared.

We have evaluated almost 70 customer ratings on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 75 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are almost 15 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 3.9 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 75% positive and 15% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Great quality
  • Automatic skin tone recognition
  • Easy to use

The following points were noted negatively:

  • No change in hair growth
  • Very loud
  • Unpleasant application
Manufacturer Braun
EAN 4210201178934
Scope of delivery laser, operating instructions, mains cable, charger, storage bag
Quality impression Very Good
Additional warranty 24 months
Quality of instructions Detailed, very small font makes reading difficult
Manual language GER, GB, FR, ES, PT, IT, NL, DK, NO, SE, FI, ZA, UK, IE, PL, CZ, SK, HU, HR, SI, RO, TR, GR, HK, ZA
Width 7,5 cm
Height 20 cm
Depth 8 cm
Weight 310 g
Attachments 1 large attachment
Effect Medium
First results After 4rd application
Skin sensors 2 pieces
Light impulses 250.000
Energy levels Light intensity is determined by the device itself
Length of the power cable 3 meters

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What is the service life of this device or lamp?
The device's lamp provides 250,000 impulses. This corresponds to about 13 years of use.
Can I use the device more than once a week?
The device should not be used more than once a week. A more frequent use would not lead to an improvement of the result because of the different growth cycles of the hair.
Is the device also suitable for tattooed areas?
The hair removal device is not suitable for tattooed areas, because darker skin - including tattooed skin - would absorb more light energy and cause discomfort.


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