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Braun Silk-épil 5 power epilator. Non-stop power for non-stop smoothness. Efficient even on the shortest hairs for weeks of smooth skin.
With 40 tweezers - removes hair as small as a grain of sand (0,5 mm).
Stimulates the skin for a more comfortable experience.
Gently adapts to the contours of your body for better skin contact.
The SoftLift Tips® effectively lift even flat-lying hair and help guide them to the tweezers for removal.
The cooling glove effectively cools the skin before and soothes it after epilation to further increase your comfort.
The Smartlight reveals even the finest hair for extra thorough hair removal. Never miss a hair again.
2 speed settings for adaption to individual skin type and personal beauty routine.
Easily clean under running water.
Enables convenient use on all body areas.
Silk-épil epilators recommended* as the gentle solution to long-lasting hair removal thanks to its unique combination of skin-soothing features.
*Dr. med. Petra Staubach, University Skin Clinic, Mainz
Corded / Main
Allows you to use your epilator as a full-fledged dry shaver.
To trim hair in sensitive areas.
Perfectly fits to underarms and bikini areas.
To remove unwanted facial hair.
Ensures maximum skin contact.
Absolutely amazing. I never thought i would find anything to remove hair apart from a razor and cremes. Initially i got it out and was all prepared to use it then discovered i needed an adaptor, no mention of this, so it went back in the box until i went and bought one. So then i was back in action. All prepared to use it. First time was a bit trial and error, how to hold it, which direction to go in and how fast. However the instructions were great and really told me everything i needed to know. After one go i have had the faith to use it everywhere even my face. So overall simpl and easy to use just let us knowwe need an adaptor.
I have used an epilator before but I gave up a year or so ago as I found the one I was using was so time consuming and didn't do a great job, so I couldn't wait to try the Silk-Epil. It was nicely packaged and as we have a shaver socket in the bathroom, it was no problem to charge up. The Olay wipes were a nice touch as they cool down your legs before you start.
Well firstly I loved the light. It makes it so easy to see what you are doing and also makes it obvious if you need to go over a section again. Great idea guys. The pivoting head is also really good. I don't need to go into contortions to reach the back of my legs, which is quite important as I nearly fell off my bathroom stool using my last epilator! The speed settings are good and make you feel in control of things.
It is slower than shaving but then again you stay hair free and smooth much longer so I think it is worth the extra time. I don't find it particularly painful but of course it is more painful than shaving. I shall be interested to see how long my legs feels smooth for. I must admit I have not tried my underarms yet but I may brace myself and have a go!
So as a confirmed wuss and epilator virgin, I was not massively looking forward to this, but hate shaving my legs, only just stopped crying from the first and last time I waxed and cannot abide the smell of creams.....
I at first thought it was rechargeable, so after the initial confusion, I read the instructions, which were pretty straight forward, I also familiarised myself with the array of attachments and accessories that come with the epilator. Loads of different attachments for different body areas, or gentle epilating.
Once I had cooled the gel pack in the freezer, I decided to give the epilator a try, I had not shaved my legs for 10 days, so they were quite stubbly, I clicked the epilator head into place along with the attachment for gentle depilating..and off I went...I won't lie, it hurt a little bit, but this is where the magic of the cooling glove came into it's own, the gel pack is removed from the freezer and inserted into the silver glove, I then applied to my skin for approx 20/30 seconds before depilating, it made it totally pain free, I was amazed, and managed to epilate both legs quite happily.
The results for a first time user were pretty good, only a couple of small areas I had to go over again, but this would be down to my poor technique rather than a problem with the device.
My legs are smooth and I suffered no irritation or stinging at all, just a few red dots, which faded within a minute or so..which also pleasantly surprised me.
I would definitely recommend this epilator, my only negative is that it is not cordless, so I had to sit on the floor near a plug socket to use it.
To be honest I was quite apprehensive about trying an epliator again because of the pain. I bought one a few years ago but only managed a couple of goes before I threw it away. Nevertheless I was determined to give this one a go.
For those of you who have not used an epliator before, it is pretty much a shaver type product that has tiny tweezers inside the head to pull the hair out. I read the instructions before starting but was surprised to find that it did not have a normal plug socket on the end; just one of those 2 prong shaver plugs. Luckily I had an adapter in the house. I found it very easy to use, particularly with the light and rotating head, which makes it a lot more comfortable and gets a closer grip. I'm not going to lie, it hurts!! The sort of pain you get when you have a tattoo (apologies to those who have not had one) as it really does sting but you sort of get used to the pain after a while. The cooling glove definitely helps. Redness went down after about an hour or so.
After 5 days I had absolutely no re-growth on my legs and just a bit around the bikini line. You find that if you keep on top of it and use it every week or so, the pain gets much easier to manage, particularly as less hair grows back.
So, pros.....in my opinion it lasts longer than waxing and obviously far longer than shaving. The rotating head and cooling glove are great and make the experience more comfortable.
Cons.....does not come with a standard plug or adapter. Also does not hold a charge so you have to keep it plugged in while using. The ability to use it cordless would be a massive help.
In summary, I found this a much better experience than the cheap epilator I tried a few years ago so it has completely changed my view on them. As long as you can get used to the annoying pain, it is definitely worth it. Much cheaper than getting regular waxes as well!
well i cannot fault this product i'm always worried when i use a new one but this one was fantastic i opened it all up read all the instructions etc pretty straight forward, couldn't wait for my cool pack to be cold ready for my first use, there was a small amount of pain with the first stroke but after that it was pain free quick easy and i left it for maybe 4-5 days before i noticed any stubble of any kind,without a doubt this has to be the best epilator ive used.
Took me a long time to pluck up the courage to actually try this as I had been told that it hurts. I thought it was fab that the product comes with a cooling glove (essentially an ice pack) that you put in the freezer two hours before use and you can use it to almost numb the skin before epilating and cool after epilating. The epilator also comes with different head adapters for different body parts, and has 2 speed controls. This is particular useful as a beginner when you are not ready to be quite so full on straight away. I used the epilator on my tummy and my legs and the experience it's self was not as painful as expected. However it was still a little uncomfortable but no more than any other hair removal i.e waxing. Saying this, I have not yet been brave enough to epilate more sensitive areas. My skin felt great after, really was very smooth and the epilator really did remove every little hair. I had to drag the epilator in many different directions over my skin to do this as my hair grows in different directions. I have tried this twice since and have had a good experience both times. It takes no more time than shaving would, but the results last a lot longer. I found I got better results if I fully exfoliated before epilating, but still had good results without. Overall, found this product brilliant and have not stopped telling everyone. I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and my hair grows very fast so this product is a godsend in that sense. If you can get past the initial fear that I had, it's definitely worth it!
Must admit I'm brand new to epilating and liked the look of the ice pack that promised a numbing sensation. I read various review of the Silk-Epil 5 online and was impressed with what people had to say about it. So with much excitement and a touch (ok maybe more) of nervousness I sat down to try the epilator.
My first disappointment was with the plug, it has a two prong shaving plug with needs an adaptor to fit a normal plug. Yes they are cheap and easy to get hold of but that's not much consolation when you've sat down in your pants ready to epilate your legs. Thankfully I was able to find one in the house and continue.
The instructions aren't the best, they seem scattered over the pages and in no obvious order.
The numbing pad does make a difference but not for long. I found it soon 'defrosted' and made no difference. I don't know if that is because it's summer or a design fault but it was slightly disappointing. However I found if I used it for the first 'patch' it took the shock away and I was able to continue with the rest of my leg without it.
The instructions mentioned using the roller top if you were new so I tried that on the gentler setting. Vibrations were loud but that didn't bother me - just turned the TV up! However I soon turned it up to the other setting as I found it kept missing patches. Maybe I'm too fast running it up my leg (after countless years of shaving) because I kept having to go back and redo areas. The light is a great touch and helps you see the smaller hairs.
The sensation itself is similar to getting a tattoo, a sharp pulling twinge that you soon get used to. And the instructions that say do it on recently shaved hairs are right - it hurts tons more on week old or longer stubble.
The blotches that appear on the skin after the first use soon go away and only faintly appeared second time. Would recommend doing it on an evening so skin can calm over night.
Despite the good points and running it over my legs several times I still find patches a day or two later and the claim it'll pick up a hair the same size as a grain of sand seems unrealised. It's definitely got me into epilators, thought it'll be a while before I brave underarm and bikini, and I'll be getting another when this one gives out.
Can't honestly say I'll get this definite model again though, it has so much going for it (such as been wonderfully light, easy to hold, been a wired product which I prefer as it means it won't cut out halfway through and coming with plenty of accessories and a handy drawstring bag, but I found it doesn't pick up all that well. Maybe that's my method and there's a knack I need to learn but for now it's disappointing that it takes at least half an hour per leg then I end up fixing patches the next day.
I thought the product was fantastic. I have never used an epilator before as I feared the pain. Although it did hurt a bit to begin with it is bearable and with each use the pain become less and less. The light is a great feature as you can see any fine hairs you would otherwise miss. It's great that it comes with various different heads to use in various different places. The only reason I rate this at a 4 is because I think the product would be a whole 5 star's if it had a rechargeable battery pack so you would be able to use it where aver you like. I would definitely recommend the epil-silk5 to anyone new to epilating or just wanting to upgrade their current epilator.
As a first time user of an epilator I am definitely converted!! I found the Braun epilator so easy to use once I had looked at it. I used it on my legs and I didn't have any discomfort until I did my big toes. I have to say I am used to having my legs waxed and the hairs on my legs are quite sparse so maybe that is why I didn't feel any pain. When I epilated I had varying lengths of hairs some long and some short and the Braun coped with them all very well leaving my legs silky smooth I found it quick to do with very little effort and the added bonus of no smell or sticky wax unlike chemical or waxing techniques. After use it was easy to clean and I had no reaction to the epilation. I would give this product a full 5 stars if it had been rechargeable cordless although that's just me being picky as most of our gadgets are cordless. My friends are impressed with the excellent results and I am checking there handbags before they leave !!
When the box was unpacked, everything was neatly put in. The first time I tried it on my arm and I found it very effective as I had just recently shaved my arms so the hair length was not long. Another advantage is that it has two options effective or gentle. So if your in a hurry then to turn it to the effective side. The facial cap worked wonders when I epilated my face. I didn't have to go through any section again. and then the cooling pack with the glove was instantly calming to the skin.
Only disadvantage I would say that when it is off charge it doesn't work, so only works when plugged in.
Overall a great experience and a wonderful item that is handy for women every day. Recommended to all.