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:
Plymouth
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16 May, 2016

Good epilator with a couple drawbacks

I was excited to test the Braun Silk-epil 3 3270 which I received free from Flora, but was initially a bit disappointed when I opened the box to find a shaver plug but no adapter. Perhaps most people have these already but I didn't which meant I had to wait a couple of days to buy one before I could try the epilator out.Plug issue behind me, I found the Silk-epil to be a good size, shape and weight for me to hold and use easily. And, although I didn't think I'd see the point in the little light, it's actually quite bright and really helps to highlight any little hairs you might have missed.Convenience of the little light aside, the results from the Braun Silk-epil 3 3270 were very much as I've experienced with epilators in the past; it does what it says on the tin, and this model is (unfortunately but unsurprisingly) no quicker or more comfortable - in my experience - than others.The Silk-epil doesn't disappoint as a shaver/trimmer either, and these functions are very easy and comfortable to use!I've given the Braun Silk-epil 3 3270 a rating of 4/5 stars for it being an all round good looking and well designed epilator that does the job it's supposed to pretty efficiently. I will definitely continue to use it, and it may well replace my razor entirely!The slight down sides were that I would have preferred a proper plug, a little bag to put the attachments/accessories in once once out of the packaging, and - ideally - for it to be rechargeable so the wire didn't get in the way during usage (and perhaps so that I could take it places with me to act as a shaver). [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

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.]

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Your Location:
Glenrothes
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01 June, 2016

Silly soft skin

I recieved my braun silk epil 3 3270 from Braun for free to test out there new product. I liked the compact packaging as I am into recycling. I point for everyone should know as when buying this product you may need to purchase an adapted as it only comes with European 2 prongs not the British 3 prong socket. Having 2 different speeds was a blessing especially when epilating my under arms it was quite tender so slower speed was better to use resulting in silky soft skin as a result. My product had a light to help u see finer hairs whilst epilating. My only critasism is it cannot be used cordless I had to always have it plugged in and cable sometimes got in the way. Highly recommended product I have advised friends and family to try. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
York
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14 May, 2016

I stand corrected...

After receiving this for free from Flora and trying the epilating out last night, I left a very honest review as I wiped the tears from my eyes caused by the sheer pain.Then I woke up this morning and thought, "oh, there's another attachment. Maybe I'll try that!?"And oh my, much much better. Didn't get the hair quite as well on my milk bottles (legs) but for the fine hairs on my chin (and the stubborn dark ones) this second shaver attachment worked an absolute treat! I've always been really paranoid about that area. Well, no more thanks to this Braun SilkEpil! Bye bye tweezers(Although, as per my previous review...the razors will be staying for those more sensitive areas!!) [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Ellesmere Port
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16 May, 2016

Braun Silk-epil 3 3270

I was excited when I received my epilator for free in the post from Flora. I tried it out straight away. I would say its very easy to use. The instruction booklet is easy to understand. I plugged it in and was surprised how little discomfort it was to use when my previous experience with epilators was a painful one! It has a light which I found useful to see the hairs. It also had interchangeable head so you can epilate or shave for different areas this was a hug bonus to me. It also comes with a little brush so is easy to clean after use. Overall I am impressed. The one negative is that it is not rechargeable and you have to be plugged in to use it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Newtownabbey
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24 May, 2016

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

Having never used an epilator before I was very eager to receive this product free from Bzzagent to trial and give it a go. I had always looked up reviews etc for various epilators as a cheaper alternative to longer lasting smooth legs. I used to wax at home and it was painful but I didn’t mind that so much it was the wax not pulling the hair out by the root that bothered me so much after going through all the pain for nothing! Packaging: The packaging is as expected with the name of the product and a clear window so it can be seen. Mine is a nice white and pale pink colour which I found attractive. I opened the product and there were several parts to it and an instruction booklet. I found the instructions to be clear especially to someone like myself who hasn't used a product like this before. I also liked the fact there were images so I could see how different parts fitted together. To get started its very straight forward. The plug needs attaching to the appliance and there is another head which can be replaced as a razor as oppose to the epilator. Design: From the initial look at the epilator it looked good, nice and small fits in your hand well, you can get a good grip of it. The only down side was the fact that the plug was a European 2 point plug, which doesn't fit our 3 point sockets, Luckily I had an adaptor so I could use this straight away. The lead is a fantastic length, quite a few I've tried in the past have had tiny leads which make it difficult in finding a plug socket at home to sit by especially if there high up the wall but with the Braun Silk•epil 3 this isn't a problem. The built in light is also a plus so you can see if you miss any tiny hairs. The changeable heads come in very handy as does the trimmer cap, it gives you choices based on different types of hair length on different parts of the body. The two speed settings are great for sensitive areas as there is minimal pain but still great results. Epliator: The epilator looks to me like an electric shaver until I noticed the little tweezers in it. This was when I started to feel nervous. I am a big wimp when it comes to pain. I kept telling myself the smooth legs will be worth all the pain. After my bath I was ready to plug it in. After both legs were done I could feel how smooth my legs were. The epilator is easy to maintain and clean as all parts are easy to remove just by pressing two buttons on either side; this is the same way that the heads change from epilator tweezers to shaver head. Result: I've already recommended this product to many friends and will continue to do so. A few days later and my legs are still smooth so I am definitely noticing a difference from shaving. The results were brilliant I have to say. Very smooth and been someone who has to shave every day, 3 days later they are as smooth as they were when I first epilated. For me this is brilliant. Whilst it may take longer to epilate than shave, I am saving far more time not having to shave every day. Whilst it was a slight inconvenience having a 2 pin socket, it’s not the end of the world. It is acknowledged that this is a product that will sell internationally, so the plug cannot suit all countries. One suggestion would be to highlight the fact that an adapter would be needed for use in the UK would be very helpful. Many thanks to Braun and Bzzagent for giving me the opportunity to test this product. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Basildon
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13 May, 2016

A girls best friend!

I recieved my braun silk epil 3 directly from flora for FREE and i couldnt be happier. It arrived well packaged and when opening the box was excited to see what i think could be every girls best friend.The braun silk epil 3 is a great size,nice and compact and comes with a seperate head so it can also be used as a shaver as well as an epilator. It comes with a small brush for easy cleaning and a mains power lead,the only downfall is that it has a 2 pin plug so requires a uk adaptor plug.The product was fantastic for the removal of leg hair,underarm and bikini line and i was surprised at how pain free it was.I would 100% recommend the bruan silk epil 3 to any woman,definatly better than shaving and waxing. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Your Location:
Larbert
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15 May, 2016

Great product!

After receiving my free Bzzkit of this lovely product, I was keen to get started! As someone who has always shaved, I was pretty apprehensive about epilating because I'd heard it was pretty sore! But I was looking forward to giving it a go because of the benefits it has for reducing hair growth.When I opened the box, the packaging was really impressive. Very simple and the product looked like the quality I was expecting.The instructions were clear and gave good advise, which was especially helpful as a newbie. The epilator itself was lovely and smooth, it had the epilating head as well as a shaver attachment which was pretty handy. They were very easy to change over and there is a little brush that helps you keep it clean.When it's on it's pretty loud, but was very effective! What I loved was the light on the front button which shines down onto your leg as you go. This was great for seeing all those fine hairs you want to get rid off. It has 2 speeds too, gentle and a bit less gentle! I used the gentle mode (although still felt like I was tattooing myself) although I think the more I use it the quicker I'll move to the pro option.What I had a bit of trouble with was the cable; this comes with the cable that attached to those shaving plugs you sometimes see in bathrooms with the 2 prongs. I just used another plug with the same fitting which worked fine. Although you can get adaptors easily enough.Overall good product and definitely worth a buy either as a newbie like me or a pro epilator! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

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.]

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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.]

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.