If you’re looking for an affordable at-home epilator, Braun’s Silk-epil 5 may be the perfect choice for you. Most of you are probably familiar with the Braun name – after all, it’s one of the most popular brands in the hair removal industry. The company uses its expertise and technology to create an epilator system that’s incredibly affordable, easy to use and highly effective.
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Braun Silk-epil 5 Features
- Up to 4 weeks of smooth skin
- Stimulates and massages after each treatment
- Two speeds
- Pivoting head
- Smartlight to illuminate fine hairs
- 40 tweezers
- Includes cooling glove
At first glance, you might mistake the Braun Silk-epil 5 for an electric razor. It has the same look – right down to the razor head. Of course, instead of blades, the Silk-epil 5 uses 40 tweezers to remove hairs. Make no mistake – epilators can be a bit painful or uncomfortable to use. But compared to the pain of waxing or inconvenience of shaving, epilators are a breeze.
The Silk-epil 5 comes with a number of features to make the hair removal process more comfortable. A cooling glove soothes the skin both before and after the treatment process, and the epilator head stimulates the skin for a soothing massage after each treatment.
The stimulating sensation really does work wonders to soothe your skin and make each treatment more comfortable.
Braun also includes a number of built-in features that make hair removal that much easier. First, you have the option of choosing two different speeds: soft and fast. Those with sensitive skin may prefer the gentle speed, while those who are short on time may want to choose the “fast” speed for maximum efficiency.
The pivoting head helps you guide the epilator along just about any area of the body – without ever missing a hair. The head pivots 15 degrees forward and backward to adapt to the contours of your body.
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One of the great things about epilators is that they’re able to remove even the shortest of hairs. Braun engineered the Silk-epil 5 to grip hairs that are extremely short (as short as 0.5 mm), so you’re left with incredibly smooth skin after each treatment. That’s something shaving can’t offer.
Part of the reason why the Silk-epil 5 is so efficient at removing short hairs is because of its SoftLift Tips, which are able to lift flat-lying hairs.
Braun went the extra mile with this epilator to include a Smartlight. This convenient light illuminates even the finest of hairs, so you never miss one.
After using the Silk-epil 5, we enjoyed about four weeks of hair-free skin. Keep in mind that you can use this epilator on just about any part of your body, including your underarms and legs. While we did feel slight pinching during the treatment, the overall experience was no more painful than plucking your eyebrows.
- Removes the shortest of hairs (as short as 0.5 mm)
- Offers 4 weeks of silky smooth skin
- Massage function and cooling glove soothe the skin after each treatment
- Corded, so you never have to charge or replace batteries
- Completely washable
- Pivoting and Smartlight ensure you never miss any hairs
- Cord does not stay plugged in
- The dial changes settings too easily
We had two minor issues with the Braun Silk-epil 5. The cord had trouble staying plugged into the base. It’s too loose and easily slips out. The other was that the dial changed settings too easily. We’d start out on the gentle setting and somewhere along the line, accidently switched over to the fast setting.
These are just two minor inconveniences, and for the price of this epilator, can be very easily overlooked.
Overall, the Silk-epil 5 gave us silky smooth skin that lasted all month long. The epilator is easy to use, and the massaging function helps prevent irritation.
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