If you’re looking for a budget-friendly epilator, the Silk-epil series from Braun is one of the best options on the market. And the 5280 is ideal for catching those extremely fine hairs that other epilators often miss. Easy to use and highly portable, we were impressed by this model’s performance.
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But before we get into our detailed review, let’s take a look at what we liked and didn’t like about this model.
- Easy to use
- Catches incredibly fine hairs
- Comes with three convenient attachments
- Highly portable
- Massage rollers stimulate skin for a more comfortable experience
- SmartLight helps you see those fine hairs you may have otherwise missed
- Pivoting head allows for a more comfortable experience
- Cannot be used near water
The only gripe we had with the 5280 was that we couldn’t use it in water. Many other models in the Silk-epil lineup are designed for use in the shower or bath, but not this model. This wasn’t a deal breaker for us, but it’s still something everyone should be aware of.
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The 5280 is a simple epilator that packs a lot of power. It’s easy to use, and surprisingly more comfortable than comparable models. Part of the reason for this is because this unit features high-frequency massaging rollers, which allow the device to gently remove hair while stimulating the skin. Sure, you’ll feel a few pinches here and there, but for the most part, it’s painless.
What we really liked about this model was that it was able to remove very fine hairs – as fine as 0.5mm. That’s as fine as a grain of sand. And because the hair is removed from the root, the results last up to four weeks.
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There’s a speed control on the front of the device, and a cooling glove is included. The glove is very soothing on the skin, and should be used after each session – especially if you have sensitive skin or tend to get irritated after epilation.
Another nice little feature is the SmartLight, which illuminates the area, so you can find those fine little hairs you might have missed the first time around. The contoured, pivoting head also makes it easy to get into those hard-to-reach areas, and removes hairs other epilators might have missed.
Braun includes three convenient attachments: efficiency cap, shaver head and trimmer cap. The trimmer head is designed for – you guessed it – trimming hairs. The shaver attachment is very convenient, as it allows you to transform your epilator into an electric shaver.
- Removes hairs as fine as 0.5mm
- Smartlight included
- Comfort system built-in with massaging rollers
- Cooling glove included to soothe skin
- Includes 3 attachments: trimmer cap, shaver head, efficiency cap
The Silk-epil 5280 is gentle, easy to use, portable, and catches hairs as fine as a grain of sand. Sure, you won’t be able to use it in the shower or bath, but this model is more versatile than others because of the three included attachments. No matter whether you’re just starting epilation or have been doing it for years, this model gets our seal of approval.