Highlights

20-Tweezer System

20-Tweezer System

20 tweezers efficiently remove hairs by the root for long-lasting smoothness.

SoftLift Tips®

SoftLift Tips®

SoftLift Tips® lift flat lying hair and guide them to the tweezers for easier removal.

High Frequency Massage system

Massage rollers

The Massage Rollers gently stimulate and massage your skin for even more comfort.

Features

Smartlight

Smartlight. Never miss a hair again.

The Smartlight is one of the special features of the Braun Silk-épil 3. It reveals even the finest hairs so you can be sure they are all removed. For a long, long time.

Choose your speed

Two speed settings

Allow you to choose what’s best for your skin type and personal beauty routine.

Power source

Power source

Corded/Mains

12 V adapter

Cleaning brush

Colour

White/violet

What's in the box

  • Braun Silk-épil 3 - 3170 Legs Epilator

    Silk-épil 3 3170

  • Cleaning brush for Silk-épil 3 - 3170 Legs Epilator

    Cleaning Brush

  • Charging cable for Silk-épil 3 - 3170 Legs Epilator

    Charging cable

Ratings and Reviews

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3.89/5 (85)

Reviews

Your Location:
Southport
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12 May, 2016

Too painful for me

I have never used an epilator before thought is start by using it on my legs first, the noise is quite off putting and I found it quite an uncomfortable experience, I'm just glad I didn't use it on my armpits or personal areas! I probably won't use one again, apart from being compact and a lightweight smooth design with 2 different attachment head/covers I didn't like anything else about it, I wish I did but epilating is just not for me [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Mirfield
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12 May, 2016

Silky Smooth Skin

After receiving my Braun Silk-epil 3 3270 free from Flora, i got it out the box straight away. Frustration free packaging was a huge bonus! After reading the booklet i set it on to charge. After leaving it for a while i went to use it cordless and realised that it wasn't a cordless one. Lead length was good if using a plug socket (using a plug adapter as the supplied plug is for a shaver socket) but if using a shaver point higher up, it could cause some problems for lower half of the body. Actual usage showed great results. After the initial shock of using an epilator (only ever used one once before) i was soon used to it and breezed through. Picked up hairs really well. I haven't used the other attachments or used on other areas other than legs (think i need to build myself up for that), but all in all really pleased. I give it an 4/5 with a star knocked off due to cable. Well worth it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Peterborough
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12 May, 2016

Great product

I received the epilator for free from Flora having never used one before. It's a great product and well thought out - it's comfortable to use and the light shows up any hairs.. My legs were lovely and smooth after! It also has a shaver and is mains powered. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Dove Holes
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12 May, 2016

First timer

I had never used an epilator before, so when I receieved the Braun Silk epil 3 epilator for free from Flora I was a little nervous to start using it. When I opened the packaging, the epilator certainly didn't look too threatening and the gentle setting helped to put my mind at ease. I used the epilator only on my legs and, with this being my first time, I stayed on the gentle setting. It was painful at first and I did wince quite a bit but I soon got over that. I was impressed my how efficiently it removed the hairs and this wasn't even on the super efficient setting (I don't dare use that yet). I didn't use the shaving attachment but I look forward to using it in the future if I need to. I'm not sure if I am fully converted to epilating yet but that's only due to me not quite being used to the sensation yet and not because of the product. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Corby
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12 May, 2016

Unsure...OUCH!!!

Was shocked how much this hurt! According to the instructions my pain threshold will get better so will give it a few ore attempts when I'm feeling brave but i do feel this one might not for me.. I have quite a high pain tolerance but found this eye wateringly sore :( The razor/trimmer worked very well and finished the job off well. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Barry
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12 May, 2016

Braun silk epilator-1st experience!

Thank you for the free gift Braun and Buzzagent! I have always Waxed my leg hair,having never epilated,i was very interested in trying this product!if not,dubious! It came and I open the box to reveal that the plug only has a shaving plug in point. I do not have one so had to use an adaptor. No where on the box does it mention it only has those type of pins so that's disappointing. Anyway,the epilator itself is very light weight and fits perfectly in my hand. It has a head you can remove and use with a shaving part. That will come in handy for bikini areas. It has a light that comes on and directs itself to the skin area which is fab to see those tiny hairs. So first try,and the sensation is a bit new to me so made me wince at first but I quickly got used to it. It took a few tries going over the same patch for me to feel happy that the hair had been removed. It has 2 settings,one faster than the other. I'm not sure what difference it makes to comment on that as both still meant I had to re-go over patches. It's rather noisy but that's not a big issue,just means I'd have to be careful to wake the children!! Over all the finished feel is great!! All the thick hairs have gone,some few fine fluffy ones seem to have lingered in patches but that's no biggie for me. Waxing usually leaves me red and sore for a good day but I do not have that feeling now!! All very smooth. I'm so happy to found a product perfect for hair removal and hope that it lasts as long as waxing does for me! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Hemel Hempstead
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12 May, 2016

amazing smooth

Thank you flora for this amazing gift !!! Got this today and couldn't wait to use it, I hate shaving it's one thing I try to leave so yes I had very hairy legs but this was a god send easy to use and omg left my legs as smooth as a baby's bottom was a but worried about the pain but it wasn't bad at all was very happy with it and can't wait to use it over and over again gonna tell everyone about it !!!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Caterham
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12 May, 2016

It's not for me

I have always wanted to use an epilator, so when I was asked to review one for free, I jumped at the chance! I was really excited to receive the silk-epil, so when it arrived I got it straight out of the box. It came well packaged and is a good size to hold etc. This however is where the pros end for me, now on to the cons. It is LOUD! I definitely couldn't not do this discreetly in the bathroom without it sounding like I literally have got the hedge trimmer out! It does not get all the hairs, I had to go over various parts at least 4 times to get all the hairs out, it actually broke a lot of hairs so once I had finished, my legs didn't even feel smooth. They feel very prickly. And finally, it hurts! I knew it would hurt, but it's definitely not comfortable, I couldn't decide whether it was painful or tickled but it's actually a mixture of both! I think it would be more bearable if I did not have to keep going over the same bits regularly to make sure I got all the hairs. I don't have thick leg hair, so I do wonder if it would be better if my leg hairs were thicker so that the epilator could grab the hairs better. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Blackley
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12 May, 2016

Love at first shave

First of all thank you flora for letting me try my epilator for free and giving me smooth legs :) ! Ok so it's my first time using an epilator I was actually really scared because I usually shave as I'm a big wimp when it comes to pain and waxing ! I was worried it would hurt but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised ! I didn't feel any pain hardly ! Maybe a tiny bit to begin with but that was probably because my hands were shaking because I was nervous ! When I got my confidence I did both my legs and the results were amazing ! They are so smooth ! I didn't even know my legs could get so smooth! They were a bit red but nothing out the ordinary ! Literally feels like they are someone else's legs ! I'm now summer ready! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
London
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13 May, 2016

First thoughts about the Brun Silk-epil 3 Epilator

First of all thank you to Flora for sending me this Braun Silk-epil 3 3270 epilator to test out! I have used Epilators in the past (The Braun Silk Epil 5 was the last one I used I believe) so have some experience with them but I will be focusing on the Braun Silk Epil 3 which I received. These are my first impressions after a couple of uses, I will right a further review after testing the product more thoroughly for a few weeks. First of all in the box you get the main epilator itself, a shaver head with removable trimmer cap, a little cleaning brush, power lead and instructions. The instructions are pretty straight forward and easy to follow. To use the epilator you simply plug it in, choose between two intensity settings (I for gentler, slower epilation for more sensitive areas and II for stronger epilation) and then glide the epilator over clean, dry, taut skin at about 90 degree angle. The Epilator head has 20 rotating tweezers which grab and pull out your unwanted hairs and the interchangeable shaver head has a 'shaving foil' (I have never used an electric shaver before and do not really understand how this works) and an attachable cap to allow to trim your hair (to about half a cm). So my first thoughts upon unpackaging was slight disappointment as the power lead it comes with ends with a two pin plug designed for a shaver socket. I do not have a shaver socket in my house. Luckilly I do have an adaptor I could use however the power lead itself is not very long (about a metre and a half) so I had to use an extension cord in order to use when standing in my bathroom. Presumably as shaver sockets tend to be higher on the wall than regular power sockets this would not be a problem for most people, but if, like me, you don't have a shaver socket in your bathroom then it makes things a lot trickier. The epilator machine itself looks quite attractive and feminine in it's white and pink colour scheme and round shape. It fits really nicely in my hand and has some little bumps and things which make it easier to grip. So onto the actual usage. It's very very simple to use. You just plug it in then there is a sliding switch which you slide up to one of two intensity levels and it starts immediately. When you turn it on it makes an incredibly loud and unattractive buzzing sound which lasts as long as you use it. The noise is a bit like a higher pitched waste disposal, it is less aggressive on level I or with the shaver head. There is also a small light which comes on automatically which is supposed to help you see the hairs, this is more helpful than I thought it would be as it acts like a tiny spotlight and really helps highlight any single hairs you may have missed. To change between the shaver and epilator heads there are two little nubs on either side of the machine which you squeeze to remove the current head and then then new one just clicks in. The shaver head works very well. The trimmer cap crops the hair very neatly (if the hair you want to epilate is long you can use this to get it down to a size the epilator can manage) and if you remove it yu get a nice close shave. I don't understand what the foil does as as far as I could see the hair was shaved by some little sharp, moving, metal teeth things (like an electric hair trimmer has, no razor blades). You do have t be careful not to get nicked by those teeth though, especially on looser or more curved portions of skin. Used as an epilator I was actually pleasantly surprised by how well it worked. it claims to work on hairs between about 2 and 5 mm. When I first tried to use it I thought my hairs were about 2mm if not over but couldn't really get it to work. I waited a couple of days and tried again and this time it worked great. You do need to do a couple of passes over each section of skin to get rid of all the hairs and I had a few stubborn ones which needed additional passes, and you need to glide the machine relatively slowly over your skin (15-20 seconds from ankle to knee for instance) so it does take longer than just shaving. But after use my skin is so, so soft and smooth, I love how they feel. Also there is something, to me at least, very satisfying about seeing the hairs disappear. One drawback I found was that as the epilator head is completely static (the shaver and epilator heads are sort of sunken into the main machine, there is no joints, axels or so on) so it does not move on it's own at all, only where you move it. This means it doesn't 'hug' or glide over your skin very well. On gentle curves, like my calves, this wasn't a problem at all, it did flow nicely over the skin. But on more drastically curved skin, like my armpit (and particularly the place where my armpit sort of creases from body to arm) it 'skips' over skin. This both leaves patches of hair and can be quite scary if you're not expecting it. It is very important to keep your skin pulled taut when using the epilator. On my legs or large plains of skin it is not so much a problem as the skin is quite tight anyway, pulling it just makes the machine's job easier. But on armpits or more curved or loose skin then if you don't keep the skin pulled tight then at best it just doesn't work and at worst my skin got 'bitten' by the machine a couple of times. When this happened it didn't break my skin but hurt a lot and left red marks. Keeping the skin tight also lessens the pain of epilation. So about that pain. Having used epilators in the past I knew what to expect but for new users here's my thoughts. The first time you use an epilator, and this one is no exception, it will hurt A LOT. It's sort of a feeling like being pricked with pins and at the same time having your hair pulled. It's not fun. However the longer the session of epilation goes on the less painful it is. I imagine your skin sort of gets used to the sensation. Further more on future sessions of epilation it hurts even less, possibly because the hair folicle gets weaker. Even at it's worse I find the pain of epilation much less horrible than waxing, I think this is because I have sensitive skin and while epilating pulls the hairs out the same as waxing it does not affect the surrounding skin at all. Afterwards my skin is left sensitive but a soft as it was before but when I've waxed in the past my skin has been damaged and left very dry. This epilator was no more or less painful than any I've tried in the past. There is a little pink cap on the epilator head which has these 'rollers' which are supposed to massage the skin and make the process gentler. But I actually found these really painful. The rollers are spikey and made of hard plastic, they dug into my skin instead of just rolling over it. Luckilly this part was removable. So those were my initial thoughts after a few uses of the machine. To sum up I think that for removing hair from the legs this is brilliant but for armpits or other curvier parts of the body it has some problems which make it a lot harder to use. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]