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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.
Never used an epilator before and was looking forward to using the product. It was a great product left my skin smooth. The only issue I had with it was finding a plug to convert into English form American. Apart from that once the plug issue was sorted I feel in love with it. I wouldn't go back to a disposable razor! The cooler pack is great for after too! Feels great! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
The SILK-ÉPIL 5 was adjustment to my regular grooming routine. The hair removal was a nice alternative to my regular waxing and chemical hair removal routine. In my own view, the corded epilator made it easy to epilate my hair in one go without having to recharge. Another plus was the fact that I could clean it under regular water, following the instructions in the booklet -this was is to read by the way. Another wonderful feature was the guiding light to make sure all the little hairs gone for my OCD complexities. I didn't have a need to use the attachment for facial hair, but I am yet to try to meeting my eyebrows as the attachment was small enough to do so. Again I see the light coming in handy here just to get rid of those pesky hairs. All in all I see this as a product that can use for the next two years. The only problem I can see for it, is perhaps the cord been a bit longer for easy manuvering. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
I was scared of using it to start off as I thought it was going to hurt. It didn't hurt ONE bit! It felt smooth against my skin and removed the hair well. I was very happy with how it worked! I like how it comes with a little brush to brush off the hair around the top part.
Yes, I recommend this product !
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! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
This would be a brilliant epilator if it worked all the time. There's something definitely not quite right with the one I have as it suddenly cuts out & it take a lot of wire wiggling & switching on & off to get it to restart. ( tried it in all sorts of sockets, so know it's not me!!) Braun support have been good at getting it to their service department, but they can't find a fault at present, so are sending out a new cable - fingers crossed that cures the issue as when it works, it's brilliant!
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. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
This was my first time using an epilator but it won't be my last. The Braun Silk-Epil 5 is perfect for a first time user.There are plenty of attachments to help ease the pain - I particularly like the massaging rollers. If it gets uncomfortable there is a special soothing pack which you keep in the freezer. This was included in the box.Hair removal is good and my legs felt smooth afterwards. This improved on the second use (probably as my skin reacted less). I haven't tried it anywhere apart from my legs but the epilator is suitable for many areas. (Each with it's own attachment).The instructions were in depth and helped me out as a first time user.The epilator itself is a nice design and is compact for easy storage. One (very) slight quibble is that the on/off button isn't overly easy to grip.The epilator plugs into a shaving socket which is fine for me but perhaps some people would prefer a battery powered one.Overall a very good product which I will continue to use and would recommend. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]