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

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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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4.02/5 (226)

Reviews

Your Location:
Harwich
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15 February, 2017

Just as good the 2nd time round!

I last used this again tonight after about two weeks of hair growth and found that it stung a little more than the first time but I think that's because I tried it dry. I like that I didnt need to charge it so had had 2 uses already and no charge. I really like the sleekness of the it and that it's light weight. All in all I would use again and wound recommend it but I would strongly advise using it wet or with a shave cream to avoid stinging or a rash as it can be uncomfortable dry but perhaps after time you would become used to it. It also comes with a little brush to keep it clean.

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Your Location:
Brigg
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18 May, 2016

Just go for it!

This review is for the Braun Silk-epil 5 5-511 which was received free from Braun to review. OK first off I've tried an epilator before and the pain put me off using one again but this offer came up and I couldn't refuse, but this is different. In the box you get a double prong charger, the epilator, a brush and a detailed instruction manual. Out the box, gave it a charge, turned it on, boom anxious, I'm there with this device hanging above my leg too scared to do anything, the first few goes I'm not going to lie they hurt a little, but I got brave and just went for it and do you know what, it wasn't bad at all, almost painless, I think the trick is to just go for it, let go of that fear and just defur those legs, silky smooth result and I don't have to worry about them growing back by this evening, bonus! Great bit of kit, highly recommend. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Your Location:
Clanfield
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07 February, 2017

bin your razors, this is so much better!

just got the braun silk epil 5-511 (legs and body) and its amazing!it was quick to charge (just under an hour) and says it lasts about 30 minutes cordless although its so quick and easy to use i didnt need it for anywhere near that long so will need to use more to find out if the charge time is correct.the actual epilator is light and very comfortable to hold as well as having a good grip section, even when wet.it can be used for both wet and dry, i tried both (1 leg each!!) to see what the difference was and to be completely honest i couldnt tell which was which! i will use it in the shower or bath most of the time i think because thats when im used to shaving but if i was running late one morning i cant see any issue with using it on dry skin to speed things up.the pack i have comes with 3 heads, i used the beginner head as this was my first time with the product but it also has a protective and skin contact cap.the beginner cap was great, i was supposed how close it cut to the skin, it was certainly as close as i normally do with a razor and better than hair removal/wax strips in terms of speed and messyness. also it was so painless, there was no pulling or tugging motion and no risk of small shaving cuts which i think in the long run will do my skin the world of good. plus it was just so quick and easy to use. no waiting around for cream for 10 minutes, getting in a muddle with wax strips etc.the recommendation is to replace the cap every 12 uses, ive already looked up the cost of replacements and based on what i can see they will work out a similar price to my existing replacement razor blades so no issue there. overall i would highly recommend this product to someone like me who is new to epilating as a good step after shaving. its a great beginners product, very user friendly and will certainly convince you on the world of epilating as it has done with me!i will be trying the other caps and more wet/dry tests over the coming days but for a first go i really cant fault this product at all.ps. ive attached a couple of photos of the box before i opened it. i tried doing some photos of my leg before and after but a) no one wants to see my hairy leg before!! and b) after there was nothing to see where this does such a great job!!

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Your Location:
Birmingham
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07 February, 2017

Great but could be better

First impressions from the packaging of my Braun Silk-épil 5 5-511 Wet & Dry Epilator are great. Nicely presented and eye catching design. It is blue and white which is OK although I prefer more feminine colours and would have been happier with pink or purple however, the blue does make it a bit more unisex and I see no reason why a man shouldn’t be just as interested in using it.However, the box is sealed with the instructions inside so information on the box could be better.It says “starter kit” on the box but I couldn’t find any details of just what this meant and what else might be needed or could be added at a later date. Also, I could not find any information about the plug that is supplied. It would be useful to make it clear that it is not a standard 3 pin square plug but actually a 2 pin plug that requires a shaver socket for charging.Inside the box I found that the braun silk epil comes with an instruction booklet, an attachment for beginners or first time users, a charging plug and cleaning brush.The beginners attachment combines epilation with shaving and so shaving gel or foam is also required. It is designed to help you get used to epilation as this is a process that removes the hair from the root and can be a bit painful. The attachment incorporates a twin blade, similar to a razor so care needs to be applied when handling this part. I also noted that there is a list of chemical ingredients incorporated in this part that sound quite alarming so best to read first if you have any allergies or particularly sensitive skin, just in case. It is suggested that this part be replaced after 12 uses but I could find no information as to where a replacement part can be purchasedIf you are a newbie, there are videos on youtube that show you exactly how to use.The 2 pin charger means you have to plug it into an electric shaver socket. Not a problem for me as I have one in my bathroom but this wasn’t obvious from the outside of the box and I would have been disappointed if I could not charge up immediately. You can get a 2 pin plug converter which will enable you to plug it into a normal wall socket. I plugged in and left to charge for the 1 hour as stated in the instructions. The little green light flashes until fully charged, it then stops flashing and remains green.Mine was fully charged after about 45 minutes.I had left my leg hair and underarm hair to grow for just over 2 weeks so it was reasonably long enough to give the Braun Silk-épil 5 5-511 Wet & Dry Epilator a good try.It is 100% waterproof so can be used in your bath or in your shower, it says that warm water helps you relax and makes it even more comfortable.The size of the epilator is reasonable enough to be able to hold comfortably in your hand and the specially designed Micro-grip Technology helps to efficiently remove hair by the root for long lasting smoothness.I also found the rubber grips help to ensure that you won’t drop it if you are using it in the bath or shower. I used it without the beginners cap however I did assemble as part of the review and I found it easy to attach and remove. You simply clip it into place and there is a button on the back that releases it.I tried it on my legs in the bath and this was really easy and relatively painless but I needed a mirror for my underarms so I used it dry for this. My underarms are more sensitive and so it was a little bit uncomfortable but not too bad.There are 2 speed settings and you will need to determine which speed to operate at. If this is your first time using an epilator, probably best to go low to start with as no matter what it says in the advertising or on the packaging, IT DOES HURT at first. I have used before so I used the higher speed.The epilator left both my legs and underarms lovely and smooth. It was very easy to operate, both wet and dry and glided evenly over my skin. Underarms are a little bit more difficult due to the curves but by holding my arm high and pulling the skin tight, I was able to get a nice smooth gliding action.Once you get used to the sensation of the epilator actually pulling each hair from it’s root, the pain is really not too bad. I found it best to grit my teeth and just keep moving back and forth without stopping.I really liked this epilator but it would be useful to have a travel adaptor for holiday use as the 2 pin plug is not often found abroad. The small brush, also provided to clean it with is really useful. I found that by tapping gently on a hard surface, most of the trapped hairs fell out and could easily be swept away but a few remained trapped in the teeth. I tried brushing these out with the brush provide which was quite successful but a couple of hairs that were stubborn, I pulled away with some tweezers.It is a good idea to use at night as some skin redness may appear but this shouldn’t last long also it is worth noting that the process of pulling the hairs from the root can lead to bacteria getting into the hair follicles and this could cause infection so it is vital to ensure good hygiene and wash the epilator thoroughly after each use.Overall, I was really happy with this epilator, I will definitely be using again. Now I just have to wait and see how long it is before I need to use again. Advertising states it can be up to 4 weeks but I think that most likely depends on how quickly you have regrowth rather than the efficiency of the epilator.

Originally posted on Product Sampling Community

Your Location:
Bilston
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13 May, 2016

mrs hannah large

I received this epilator for free from braun can i first say that it was not pain free like its suggest when I first tried it it brought tears to my eye and this is coming from a woman who has a high threshold to pain. iv had tattoos that have hurt less lol. But I must say that once I got used to it the pain didnt last and I could handle it also I took into account that they say the more you use it the better it gets. The end results for the epilator was brilliant lovley and smooth and has lasted longer for me so very happy with that result . The down side to this product is that it comes with a two prong plug so if you dont have that fitment in your bathroom you will have to go out and buy a adapter plug for it but other than the pain and the plug I was very happy with the product and would definitely recommend family and friends to buy this and the results are fab and worth the little bit ov pain i will continue to use this product and buzz again very soon to let you all know how im getting on Thank you Braun x [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Your Location:
Sheffield
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07 February, 2017

Braun as the appeal

the Braun Silk-épil 5-511 Starter Kit with Skin contact cap and Beginners cap come in a stylish box that would appeal to young audience. The actual epilator feels well made and the instructions are easy to follow. I have used previous Brain Epilators but this is the first one that can be used in the shower and bath. This is a real plus point. I have very sensitive skin and I find using this in the shower reduces the pain normally associated with using a epilator. Rather than it been painful it was just a very mild discomfort. This for me is the best way of removing leg hairs. It provides 3 weeks of soft smooth skin without any regrow. The machine is quiet for a epilator and the razing attachment including 2 blades meant I was able to get to the intimate areas giving a full body hair removal method. As with all epilators no 3 point plus is supplied but adapters are easy to purchase if you haven't got access to a shaver plug. There is no bag supplied to keep all the bits together which would be the cherry on top for me and an electric shaver head isn't included either. In conclusion this is an excellent product for soneone starting out, it provides a quick and easy method for removing hair.

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Your Location:
Darlington
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07 February, 2017

Perfect for newbies

always dubious about using new products and products made hair the removal of facial hair, this epilator came with 2 different heads which made it perfect and adaptable for various body parts. Was not too painful to use and would recommend to anyone who is curious about epilators!

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Your Location:
Aberdeen
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01 June, 2016

Super smooth!

I was delighted to receive the Silk-Epil free from Braun to try. I hate the tedious routine of shaving every few days so was excited to try this! The first few times I used the Silk-epil it was a bit painful, however the more I used it the easier it got. The unit comes with a mains charger (this does require an adaptor as it is a 2 prong plug). I charged the unit for an hour and got about 40 minutes use which was enough for 2 full uses. The hair comes in thinner and finer which means the result last longer than shaving which was great for me. I used this both wet and dry and found the wet was easier. The non slip handle made this easy to use and it was less painful. The only downside for me personally was that it was a bit sore the first few times I used it and that I had to get used to the smaller head. On my first use I missed a small area on my legs but again the more I used it the more I got used to it. I would definatley recommend this product but would say that it is a bit sore to start with, try to stick with it. You'll be glad you did :) [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Your Location:
Bangor
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23 May, 2016

Not as painful as expected

I was pretty apprehensive about trying the Braun silk epil 5 5-511 after I got one from Braun to test it. I haven't used an epilator in years as I found them to be too painful. However, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this one. It feels more tingly than painful. I found using it after a hot bath / shower works best. The epilator fits well in my hand and it's really handy being able to charge it instead of having to use it plugged in to the mains. I'll definitely carry on using this epilator. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Your Location:
Hedge End
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07 February, 2017

Extremely impressed!

I have been looking for an alternative to shaving for a while and constantly toyed with the idea of waxing, but the thought of leaving my hair to grow for several days never appeals to me. I’ve been thinking about an epilator for some time and couldn’t wait to use this when it arrived. The first thing I’ll mention is that this doesn’t come with your standard mains adapter, just the two prong plug for a bathroom shaving unit. Although adapters can be purchased to use in a standard 3 point plug. It didn’t take long to charge at all, only about an hour and it was ready to go.The Silk Epil 5 comes with a beginner cap, which is recommended for the first time use. It has a razor blade on it also to tidy up and hairs that are missed. As this was my first time using it I decided to use the cap. It also has two speeds to it and being the beginner, I stuck to the slower speed. I used it in the shower, as this is where I normally shave. The instructions say to either use shaving gel/foam or shower gel if using in the shower to help the epilator glide over the skin. I used shower gel and it worked really well. I won’t lie, it is not a particularly pleasant process and it felt like small pin pricks on my legs as the hairs were pulled from the root. It was only uncomfortable whilst using it and as soon as I took it off my skin there was no pain, just instantly smooth legs. I thought my legs may have been red and blotchy straight after but there were no side effects from it at all. The instructions do say that it may take a short time for skin to adapt to epilation and that the initial discomfort will decrease over time. Even if the discomfort did stay the same, I would still use it as the results are fantastic. I really like this product and will be using it regularly.

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