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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 have attendet as a testpilot true Smartson and i has the possible to buy silk- epil 3 to a reduced price. But it was difficult to get all Hair removed from my leg. The leg didnt get so smooth as I want it. I had to utse a razor after the epilator. The great thing is that it didnt hurt to much to idé it and was easy to use. Easy instruktions.
No, I do not recommend this product.
An epilator that does the job. Leaves the skin with a smooth feeling without irritation.
Yes, I recommend this product !
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.]
I recieved the Braun epilator for free and was excited to try it out. At first I plugged it in to charge but when I unplugged to use it in the bathroom I realised it wasn't battery operated what was extremely disappointing, so I had to epilate my legs in the kitchen. I found that the epilator removed the majority of the hairs however there was a few hairs remaining mostly fine ones but did require a top up wet shave also. My partner also used to to remove random stray hairs on his shoulders and chest. He found it ideal for removing them stray hairs, he also used the shaver adaptor to trim the remaining hairs and left a neat finish. We both agreed that the use of the Braun epilator was exstreamly painful to use and had to do it in small movements and areas at a time. The light that was on the epilator didn't benefit us during the use and be believe was more of a gimmick. However we will be using it again just not on a regular basis due to the inconvenience of where we have to plug it in. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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.]
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.]
Soo I was lucky enough to receive my free my trial of the new Braun Silk-epil 3, in my quest for smooth summer skin I was excited to trial this out, smooth skin for WEEKS sounds pretty amazing given my usual shaving I method needs to be carried out every 1-3 days through out summer, this devise could potentially last a whole holiday abroad, pretty impressive!
The box itself, actually looks a bit sexy and mysterious! It looks attractive and I am imaging a good quality product to be inside. The outside of the box doesn't hold too much information, literally 3 phrases in a million different languages, I actually don't think I have ever seen so many translations on a box packaging before!
After finally getting into the box I discover that you need a 2-pin shaving adapter plug for this devise, I think this could be a deal breaker for a lot of people, and quite annoying as there is no mention of this on the box (I think this should be mentioned at the side along with the head information), I have moved house 7 times and my current flat is the first one with an adapter like this, so luckily this time I'm good! The devise itself is quite small and petite and feels quite nice to hold on your hand, I also quite like that this is in pink, a magpie for any link devise!! The plastic does feel a teeny bit cheap in my opinion, I was expecting something a bit more premium feeling.
I plugged the epilator in expecting this to be a chargeable devise, having played around a little bit (as again nothing mentioned in the manual) realised it has to remain plugged in whilst using. Whilst the cord is very long, this is a huge inconvenience, my bathroom is just so tiny I have to pirch on my loo seat and squeeze my leg up on the bath, not the comfortable scenario I had hoped for!
So, after reading the manual, instructions seem really clear (minus charging situation) I feel ready to go! I waited around a week after shaving to make sure my leg hair was at 'optimum length', turned the devise on and was surprised at how bright the little light was, the epilator sound is pretty loud and then the nerves kicked it! I double checked the instructions once more (mental note-taking start from the bottom up, massaging rollers, make sure skin is straight & leg stretched..) and then the modern day torturing devise touched my leg!!
Now, I thought I had a pretty good pain threshold, but this was something else! I managed to do the tops and sides of my leg bit the back of the knee and ankle areas just hurt me so much, and I couldn't even face trying the top of my leg/thigh area. The areas I could manage I did most if not all of the hairs out, though due to the pain level I'm left with a patchy result! I also didn't really feel anything from the massaging rollers! I do have sensitive skin so I am unsure if this is why it hurt so bad, though I have had tattoos on my legs and go for a Brazilian hot wax once a month, this is by far more painful, maybe it's psychological because you have to build up the courage to do it yourself.. I have to say I much prefer the latter.. Closing my eyes and letting someone else quickly do it for me, this way was slow and painful!
It took over 24hours for my legs to stop being red, unfortunately I just do not think this technique is for me! Perhaps as with waxing, it gets better with time.. But with the option to painlessly remove hair in a couple of minutes with a razer in a shower, I'm finding it hard to find the will and reasoning to commit to the epilator. I think this devise is like marmite, you'll either love it or hate it! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
when I received my free Silk-epil 3 from Braun I was really keen to try it out. I read the instructions and realised I was going to have wait for some hair regrowth before I would be able to use it. I waited as stated, which I found quite hard as I am usually keen to shave my legs every couple of days!! When I first started to use the epilator I found it quite painful, even on my legs in the first setting! I did persevere and after the third attempt I began to get used to the feeling and the pain became not so noticeable - allowing me to finish epilating! I was really pleased I kept trying because although my skin went a little blotchy and red after use it quickly faded and gave a much less reaction than shaving. A week after use and my legs are still feeling hairless!! I am definitely going to be epilating more and shaving a lot less! I found the epilator easy to use, very light and the light addition is very useful especially if you use your epilator in the evening. I did find being plugged in a little restrictive, but at least I didn't have to remember to charge it up after each use and you won't have to worry about it running out of battery!! Using the massage head on the epilator before and after epilating also improved my epilating experience. I will definitely be using my epilator instead of shaving from now on. I wish I had tried one sooner! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
I'm not the type of person who removes body hair very often as I find it very boring and pointless, so this review comes from the point of view of someone who, if they have to remove body hair, want it quick/painless and hassle free! Thank you Braun for letting my try the Silk-epil 3 3270
First of all, seeing as I don't buy electric shavers very often, I didn't realise it would only come with a 2 pin plug. I don't have a socket like this in my bathroom, and thinking of the bathrooms I'm usually in, they don't either. Luckily my husband had an adaptor I could borrow, but personally I'd prefer rechargeable/battery powered or at least the fact it only comes with a 2 pin plug written on the outside of the box.
After reading the instructions, it was recommended that as I had lengthy leg hair, I shave it off and wait a week before trying the epilator head. So I started off by using the shaver head. I spent a long time trying to shave the hair fully off but it only seemed to take the hair off down to about 1 or 2 mm, if it was supposed to take the hair off completely then it wasn't good enough. After about 20 minutes going over and over my legs I gave up as I was bored and fed up.
A week later, as instructed, I tried the epilator head. It certainly did hurt but wasn't all that bad, however repeated slow sweeps up my leg was not removing all the hair. I tried a couple of times, with the same result, pain but not all the hair removed even though I followed the instructions to the letter. I have very fine body hair, so it might be that it's too fine for this epilator to grip that well.
So for me it's a fairly average bit of kit, I'm constrained to sitting on the floor by the wall socket in order to use it, and it didn't fully do the job for me, but that might be down to my hair type. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
I was excited to try the Braun Silk-epil 3 for free as I've always been a bit too worried about pain to take the plunge and actually buy an epilator. The fact that it has an interchangeable electric razor head was a real bonus.
I actually like the fact that you don't have to keep the product charged, as i forget to keep things charged, it just plugs into a bathroom 2 pin socket.
I stated by using the electric razor and was really pleased with how quick and easy it was. No stripping off, lathering up, and faffing around with a razor. I could tidy up quickly, with no cuts or shaving rash and dash out to take my daughter to swimming. Admittedly, it's not as smooth a finish as with a normal razor, so my legs were still a bit prickly, but it was good enough.
What was really handy was that the instruction booklet told you the ideal length of hair to epilate, so I waited for it to grow to the suggested length, and then gritted my teeth to try it. I was pleasantly surprised. It didn't hurt as much as I thought it might, it was quick, and although I was a bit blotchy, the redness went down quickly. It's been about a week and I'm just starting to get some regrowth now.
I would definitely recommend this Braun Silk-epil 3 as a quick and convenient way to get rid of unwanted hair. I love how versatile it is with its interchangeable epilator/razor. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]