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Braun Silk-épil 3 Epilator. The light way to remove hair. Reveals and removes the shortest hairs for long lasting smoothness.
20 tweezers efficiently remove hairs by the root for long-lasting smoothness.
SoftLift Tips® lift flat lying hair and guide them to the tweezers for easier removal.
The Massage Rollers gently stimulate and massage your skin for even more comfort.
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.
Allow you to choose what’s best for your skin type and personal beauty routine.
Allows you to use your epilator as a fully-fledged dry shaver.
For trimming hair in sensitive areas.
I was so exciting to receive my free braun silk epil 3. I had been thinking of buying one for a couple of months but was always put off when people said epliating was painful. So i got invited to try it out for free and jumped at the chance. I didnt shave my legs for a week and a half whilst i waited for it to arrive. As soon as it came i read the instructions and off i went to try it out. Luckily my husband had an electric razor adaptor,which is needed to plug this epliator in,as one wasnt supplyed. I turned it on and was shocked by how noisey it was. It actually scared me a little! After a few deep breaths i braved it and ran it along one if my legs. It didnt hurt as much as i was expecting although it wasnt pain free. It took a couple of go overs but i could see my leg hair disappearing. I then tried on my other leg. It hurt slightly more around the calf area of my legs but nothing unbearable. An hour or so later my legs where a little sore and i could see red dots where the hair had been plucked from the root. The day after they were still a little sore but im sure that will more use over time the length of skin recovery will decrease. Overall im very impressed with my free braun silk epil 3 and would recommend one to people considering buying one. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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.]
This is very powerful and really hurts. I under estimated how strong this kind of hair removal is. I did remove the hair but left my legs really red and sore and also itchy I think I will stick to shaving. I wanted a product that would yes remove the hair but the pain and after effects were not worth it for me. I'm glad I have tried it though as each persons pain threshold is different so might be fine for others [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
2nd time using this epilator and the results are again amazing! My legs are silky smooth. It's pain free and easy to use, I recieved the epilator totally free and mine to keep! Excellent product from Braun thank you [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
I couldn't wait to try the Braun Silk-epil 3 3270 epilator. I received it for free from Braun. I normally shave my legs but I've wanted to have a go with an epilator and compare the results between the two. The epilator was nicely packaged with a 2 prong European plug. I had an adaptor for this already but I assume a lot of people may need to buy one.
I skipped shaving my legs for a week or so, to ensure I had enough regrowth for the product. The result was a much better finish than I normally get and there weren't any annoying small hairs left on my legs. I was pleased but, and it's a big but, it was so painful! I think I probably have quite a low pain threshold but this hurt quite a lot when I was using it and has put me off wanting to have another go. I knew that using an epilator would be more painful than shaving but I didn't realise how much. It's such a shame because I loved my smoother legs but I will be returning to my trusty shaver instead next time. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
I received this product for free to try. I think as epilating goes it is painful to start with. However I found this very quick and as pain free as it could be to use. The only issue I did have was that I find my device didn't hold charge for me at all. I would leave it plugged in for a few hours, then when I went back to use it there would be no charge in it. I believe mine is just a faulty item however it is useable plugged into the mains. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
I got this for free to review. It doesn't come with an adapted and has a shaving socket. I had to buy this extra which was an inconvenience. As it was not cordless it did not stretch to my bedroom.
Painful at first but did get slightly easier to deal with. Had to go over the same area several times and even then found hairs I'd missed. Took so long and so much effort. Much easier to use hair removal cream, a razor, or if wanting hair removal to last longer- waxing.
Doubt I'll be using this again. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
After receiving this epilator free from Braun, I was excited to give it a try straight away!! I've read reviews of epilators before where people have complained about the pain but I thought oh I've had two children with no pain relief, how bad can this be?? Wow it turns out that it can be really bad!! I felt like somebody was sticking razor blades in my legs!! It's a nice and small handheld machine and the different heads are a nice touch. I tried the razor head which was really good and whilst I wasn't as smooth as I was using the epilator head, it was a good, quick and painless way of shaving. I would recommend the shaver head but I would say that if you have a medium pain threshold then the epilator will probably just remain in the cupboard as mine will do!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
I'd heard from friends that epilators are very painful so I was a little nervous trying this product.
The box is very classy and professional looking which makes me think it was going to be a quality product which it was.
The instructions in the box were very clear to understand considering I'd not used one of these before and the product was actually very simple and quick to use.
I'm going away with friends on Friday so thought this was the perfect opportunity to try this out and I was very pleasantly surprised. Yes there is some pain I won't lie but it is nowhere near what I was expecting and it is definitely bearable and I have a very low pain threshold. It's so much quicker than shaving and much less fuss.
The results were amazing. My legs were totally smooth and felt really nice afterwards. It's now 3 days later and they are still totally smooth so I would definitely recommend this product. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Hi everyone so I thought I would just drop in and do a follow up review on the Braun silk epil 3.
This is a follow up review approx one week on. The box of the Braun silk epil says 'the easy way to smooth skin for weeks' I wouldn't find this statement completely accurate as my legs, armpits and bikini line need shaving again as I currently resemble a wookie. However this does not bother me as shaving once a week in my opinion is very good anyway, as I was shaving every 2 days to keep it up. At least I don't have to shave constantly in hairy bath water that's gone cold. I can sit there quite comfortably now with a cuppa in one hand and the Braun silk epil 3 in the other.
So overall I still recommend this product and the smart light is just the most amazing little thing about this gadget for that accurate even shave. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]