We’ve had the pleasure of trying out quite a few models in the Silk-epil lineup from Braun, and the 3-3170 has quickly become a favorite for small areas. It’s compact, lightweight and easy to use – just like other epilators from Braun. But it does have a few small issues (more on that soon). If you’re a beginner or looking for an epilator for smaller areas, like your underarms or bikini line, this may just be the right model for you.
Here’s a quick rundown of this model’s good and bad points.
- 20-tweezer system removes more hairs than other epilators
- SmartLight reveals fine hairs for complete hair removal
- Massage rollers make epilation more comfortable
- Two speed settings allow for personalized comfort
- Cannot be used in the shower or bath
- Not ideal for larger areas, like the legs
One thing that we do have to note is that this model can’t be used in a shower or bathtub. Also, the small size of the tweezer head makes this model less-efficient at removing hair from the legs, back and other large areas.
Braun Series 3-3170 Silk-Epil Epilator Review
The Silk-epil 3-3170 is compact (it can easily fit in the palm of your hand), and simple in design. Backed by the Braun name, this is a model that’s durable and will give you years of use. With that said, it’s not the most efficient epilator for larger areas of skin, and you won’t be able to use this in the shower or bathtub.
The epilator head features 20 tweezers that remove hair from the root. We were pleased with the results, which lasted about three weeks. Like other Silk-epil models, this one includes massage rollers to stimulate the skin during epilation. It’s not completely painless, but the massaging action does help make the process more comfortable.
There are two speed settings included, so you can choose one that fits your own personal comfort level. No matter which speed you choose, you want to make sure that you hold the skin taut while you’re epilating with this model. This helps make the tweezers more efficient at removing hair, and you’ll find fewer fine strands left behind.
The 3-3170 is one of the smaller models from Braun, so the compact head makes this epilator inefficient for larger areas of the body, like the legs, chest, or back. But for the underarms, bikini line and other small areas, it’s incredibly effective, and the process is quick. Don’t get us wrong, you can still use this epilator on larger areas, but it will take a little more time because of the smaller epilator head.
If you plan on using this for larger areas, you may be better off buying a model with a larger head – Braun makes quite a few.
- 20 tweezers
- SmartLight included
- 2 speed settings
- Gentle massage rollers
- SoftLift Tips built-in to lift flat hair to the tweezers
The Silk-epil 3-3170 is a great little epilator that’s affordable and effective. We recommend this model for smaller areas of skin and intermediate users.Click here to learn more about the Braun Series 3-3170 Silk-Epil.