Highlights

Beginner cap

Beginner cap

Shaves and epilates in one gentle stroke, the easy way to get used to epilation.

Wet&Dry

The comfort of Wet&Dry

In your bath or in your shower, warm water helps you relax and makes it even more comfortable.

Micro-grip Technology

Micro-grip Technology

Efficiently removes hair by the root for long lasting smoothness.

Skin Contact cap

Skin Contact cap

Improved handling and adaptation to all body areas.

High frequency massage system

High Frequency Massage System

Stimulates the skin for a more comfortable experience.

Never lose control

Never lose control

With the anti-slip grip. Better control, even in wet conditions.

Features

Smartlight

Smartlight. See everything.

The Smartlight reveals even the finest hairs and supports extra thorough hair removal.

Long-lasting battery

Long-lasting battery

Charges in only 1 hour for 30 minutes of use.

100% waterproof

Choose your speed

2 speed settings for adaption to your individual skin type.

Choose your speed

100% waterproof

Easily clean under running water, comfortably use in bath or shower.

Features dermatologically recommended

Silk-épil epilators recommended* as the gentle solution to long-lasting hair removal thanks to its unique combination of skin-soothing features.
*Dr. med. Petra Staubach, University Skin Clinic, Mainz

Power source

Rechargeable

12V adapter

Colour

Turquoise

Attachments

Beginner cap for Silk-épil 5 Wet&Dry

Beginner cap

Shaves and epilates in one gentle stroke.

Protection cap for Silk-épil Wet&Dry

Protection cap

Silk-épil epilator attachments

Buy Silk-épil epilator attachments

What's in the box

  • Silk-épil 5 Wet&Dry 5-511

    Braun Silk-épil 5
    Epilator

  • Beginner cap for Silk-épil 5 Wet&Dry epilator

    Beginner cap

  • Protection caps for Silk-épil 5 Wet&Dry epilator

    Protection cap

  • Cleaning brush for Silk-épil 5 Wet&Dry epilator

    Cleaning brush

  • Smart plug for Silk-épil 5 Wet&Dry epilator

    Smart plug

Ratings and Reviews

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4.06/5 (135)

Reviews

Your Location:
Salford
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07 February, 2017

Loved It!!

I was dubious about using an epilator having used one a few years ago and hating it. BUT I can confirm that this is not painful even for someone with sensitive skin like me. Iwas told by a beautician to start epilating after having a wax for better results but with the brilliant shaver/epilator head you don't have to! It really made my legs smooth and being able to use it in the shower made it a quick and easy process! I can't lie there were a few stray hairs I missed but that's due to my lack of concentration rather than the epilator itself. My only gripe with this product (and it's a tiny one) is the plug that comes with it. I had to use a plug converter so i could charge it in a standard uk socket... but I do think this is the case with many bathroom electricals. All in all I loved this epilator and it will really save me money on shavers and waxing! 100% converted!

Your Location:
St Neots
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11 February, 2017

Silk wool 5-511

The silk epil 5 511 .... is a beautiful device that fits well in the hand for hair removal. It can be used both wet or dry. And comes with a beginners cap so it can be used by the novice as well as experienced. The instructions are very clear and easy to understand. And it charges quickly, so no batteries runni g out!I found it very easy and quick to use on my legs. It pulled the hairs right out to leave a smooth finish. It felt like little stings momentarily but nothing too scary.Overall a great product.

Your Location:
Welwyn Garden City
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14 February, 2017

Give it a go! *****

I was a little nervous to use the Braun epilator as I had used one in the past and found it very painful and didn't get very good results. I was however very pleasantly surprised! I started with the beginners cap in the bath and didn't find it particularly painful, it was something that you got used to very quickly. It wasn't until I saw and felt the results over the next week that I realised how impressed I was. I had been shaving every other day and after a week, still no hairs there! I thought I would progress to the normal head next as I wanted to see the how long the effects would last without any hairs being shaved. I used it dry and actually found this much easier and not any more painful. The re-growth time is amazing, my legs are silky soft for ages and they are appreciating not being shaved! I would highly recommend this to all, it isn't difficult to use and the pain is tolerable and reduces drastically over just a few uses.Safe to say, this product now has a permanent place in my bathroom and I never dread using it!

Your Location:
Preston
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07 February, 2017

Total beginner!

Having never used an epilator before, I was apprehensive about how much pain it would cause. I needn't have been worried, after the first couple of seconds any pain settled down and I got into using it! Being my first time using it, I opted to use the beginners cap! It was slower to use than I hoped, however this was more than likely due to the length of the hair! I was very pleased with the smoothness of my skin afterwards, and time will tell how long the effects last for!

Your Location:
Sheffield
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07 February, 2017

Great starter kit

This Braun Silk-épil 5-511 Starter Kit with Skin contact cap and Beginners cap is the perfect epilator for beginners. The packaging is strong, stylish and compact so can be used to store the epilator in once opened. The machine itself looks and feels well made and is comfortable to hold and grip. Having used the machine as soon as I got it which was over two weeks ago I've still got soft smooth legs. The ability to use this machine in the shower and bath makes the epilating experiance more bearable. It helped to reduce the usual pain associated with epilating. The razor function was great for getting to more sensitive areas allowing me to take care of all my hair removal needs in one go. The charging plug is a 2 pin which can be used with a shaver socket so if you haven't got one of these a cheap adapter will be required for 3 pin outlets. There's a handy little brush to ensure the machine is cleaned out after use. Overall this is s great little machine that's perfect for anyone wanting to start out epilating.

Your Location:
Laurencekirk
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07 February, 2017

Silky smooth!

The Braun Silk-épil 5-511 Starter Kit with Skin contact cap and Beginners cap is an excellent epilator for beautifully smooth, silky and hair free skin.For starters, the packaging of this epilator is very clear and easy to understand i.e., you get a good gist of the product by just glancing at the box.I really appreciate that this epilator can be used both wet & dry. I did one of my legs in the shower and the other dry in order to get a feel for how both would feel.The best thing with this product is it saves time and money messing about with shaving creams & foams!In my opinion, I preferred doing the dry leg. This is because I find it so satisfying being able to see the leg hairs being pulled out in a matter of seconds! I find in the shower I don't see this happening but I must say, a wet epilation is ever so slightly more 'comfortable' than doing it with no water.The results after using this on both a wet and dry leg were equally as impressive.I would compare the smoothness to that of a wax. So silky... & what's even better is the Braun Silk-épil will give you up to four weeks of smooth skin.This epilator is ideal if you find shaving tedious. Due to the long-lasting results I am a total convert. This epilator only needs one hour to charge. And after it has charged you get a total of 30 minutes to epilate - plenty of time given how quick and precise this particular epilator is.This starter kit would be perfect for beginners as there is an attachment which combines both epilation and shaving which helps you get used to the sensation of epilating.I find the shape of this device to be very ergonomic. It fits perfectly in your hand & is also lightweight which only makes using it even easier and effortless.Epilators do remove hairs from the root & I would describe the sensation with using this device as 'nippy' but very bearable - & very worth it when you see and feel the end results. Divine.Using this product becomes second nature after time once you get used to the sensation.The enclosed instruction booklet is very detailed and offers some good bits of advice for using the product. This is a five-star hair removal system in my opinion. Quick, efficient and very easy to use. Love it.

Your Location:
London
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07 February, 2017

It's easy and nor painful at all!

It's actually first time that I used epilator and at first I thought it will be painful, but actually is not! I used it with beginners cap on and I think it's great. Its quick and easy to use, which exactly what I need and the results last up to 4weeks. Would definetely recommend it.

Your Location:
Cumbernauld
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07 February, 2017

First timer

Im a virgin when it comes to using an epliator so after reading the clear instructions with pictures that tell you what everything is, i decided to use the beginner head on speed setting 2. I am quite a coward when it comes to pain so i tried on my legs. Im not going to lie and say its painfree because its not but the hairs on my legs were not too long. I am not sure how it would be on longer hair or in more intimate places and im not sure i ready to find out anytime soon. It did make my legs smooth and i await with baited breath to see how long they stay that way.

Your Location:
Bristol
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11 February, 2017

Braun Silk Epil 5-511

After resorting back to razor shaving, due to me not being able to fully withstand the pain. I have noticed now after 4 weeks the patch on my leg in which I did use the Epilator, the hairs are starting to show through more visible. So without a doubt the Epilator is much better in providing great results which are longer lasting to keep hairs away for longer than a razor can. I'm not going to give up I will persevere through the pain until I can use to its full potential, as in the summer this product will be great for keeping hairs away for longer.

Your Location:
Torquay
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07 February, 2017

Braun silk epil! Great results

I got my braun silk epil delivered and I was mega excited! Many of my friends epilate and swear by it and I had been toying with buying one for a good few months until this arrived. Packaging was sleek and the epilator looked like a lovely expensive bit of kit! It's chargeable which I absolutely love no battery's! It came with two different heads, one for just epilation, one with a small shaving head and almost cushioned sides and one cover. It can be used wet and dry which I believe is this products real selling point. First off I used the epilator dry and I must say it was a little bit like torture. I found it painful and my skin came up in little lumps I have very sensitive skin so wasn't all that impressed by this function and to be honest of the dry function was all this epilator had to offer I would opt out of using it and simply get a wax. After doing half my leg dry I gave up and the next day ran myself a nice bath and thought I would go for round 2. Now this waterproof wet function is a game changer. I'm converted to wet epilation. It removed all my hairs easily and quickly and when used with water I didn't get any of the bumps I had received whilst dry, it also cut the pain in half! I loved it and will definitely be using this all the time! No need to buy a razor ever again! Hurray! This epilator also has two speed settings which is awesome depending on the time you have available. So all in all would I use this epilator dry... he'll no! Would I use this wet he'll yes! I'm converted! Thank you braun!