Are you sure you want to logout?
Please review third-party websites' privacy policies as they may differ from those in place at P&G.
Thank you for visiting Braun.com.
Please click the link below to
Braun Silk-épil 5 Wet&Dry. Perfect for beginners. The extra soft Wet&Dry epliation for up to 4 weeks of smooth skin. Up to 100% gentle hair removal in one stroke.
Shaves and epilates in one gentle stroke, the easy way to get used to epilation.
In your bath or in your shower, warm water helps you relax and makes it even more comfortable.
Efficiently removes hair by the root for long lasting smoothness.
Improved handling and adaptation to all body areas.
Stimulates the skin for a more comfortable experience.
With the anti-slip grip. Better control, even in wet conditions.
The Smartlight reveals even the finest hairs and supports extra thorough hair removal.
Charges in only 1 hour for 30 minutes of use.
2 speed settings for adaption to your individual skin type.
Easily clean under running water, comfortably use in bath or shower.
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
Shaves and epilates in one gentle stroke.
So today I had to try Braun silk-epil for the first time, also the first time I've used an epilator.I chose to get in bath and give it a go while legs are wet After reading the instructions and putting on the beginners cap I started my trial The pain was a little uncomfortable to start with a little like painful pins and needles but it wasn't too bad Legs were easy to do and instructions were clear Legs are silky smooth Next thought I'd try my under arms now this was uncomfortable and quite sharp but I carried on regardless And am so glad I did This product is as good if not better than a shaver Really impressed with first go
I've never used an epilator before so this my first time. I usually use razors This is quite painful at first but ok once you get used to it. And I've got lovely smooth legs. It removes even the tiniest of hairs. It's great because you can use it dry or wet in the bath or shower. I prefer to use it in the bath. I love this so much I definitely won't be using a razor again.
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.
The Braun Silk-epil 5-511 comes in a great little package. It comes with the epilator, a beginners cap, a brush for cleaning and the instructions. When I opened the box I charged it straight away using the 2 pin plug. Charging only took an hour and I couldn't wait to use it! I have never used an epilator before and was a bit worried about the pain so I used this with the beginners cap on which you have to use wet with plenty of shaving foam. You can also pick from 2 speed settings and I chose the slowest for my first time! The epilator is comfortable to hold and with it's anti-slip grip it was easy to hold in the bath too. You have to hold at a 90 degree angle to your legs and run the epilator in an upward motion, against the direction of hair growth. After plucking up a bit of courage I started on my legs! It is painful I'm not going to lie but the more I was using it the less painful it became! I've read with regular use, epilation becomes virtually painless! So I'm going to stick with it because the results are more than worth it! After applying lots of moisturiser straight after epilating my legs felt so smooth and a week later there was only a fine bit of regrowth. With shaving this would have happened after 48 hours. This model has 28 microgrip tweezers which sounded very daunting but it really isn't too bad once you get used to it. I would definitely recommended this product. You won't be disappointed!
Well here's my update after 2 weeks first use I'm only just starting too see my hair come through which is absolutely amazing considering I normally have to shave every 3 days it so worth the mild pain and I will definitely be switching from shaving
My first impression of the Braun Silk-épil 5 5-511 Wet & Dry Epilator was that it was very well packaged and felt reassured by the "Starter kit" speech bubble on the box front having never used an epilator before.Upon opening the box, I had to refer to the instruction booklet, which quite unnecessarily comes as one rather chunky booklet containing numerous languages. It would be, in my opinion, preferable to provide instructions in the language only where the item is being sold. The instructions stated that the epilator needed to be charged prior to first use. This epilator only comes with a shaver socket charger. Had I not had a shaver socket in my bathroom I would have been unable to use this. This is important to note prior to purchase, but is not detailed anywhere on the external packaging.Next I looked at the accessories, and again felt let down by the fact that the instruction booklet referred to items that I was not in receipt of such as lit tweezers and a massage head for the epilator, as I had a different version of the epilator sets. This epilator comes with a beginners razor head and a regular epilator head.The epilator took around 1 hour to charge fully and has a light that identifies when charging and charged which is useful.I tried the epilator with the regular head on it as opposed to the beginners razor head. This was a mistake. The reason I tried this was that it could be done on dry skin as opposed to the razor head which requires wet skin and shaving foam or shower gel to be applied to the skin before use. I got as far as one draw of the epilator halfway up my lower leg before I had to stop because of the pain. It was very painful and stung for a few minutes afterwards.Not wanting to give up, I decided to try the beginners razor head. This was much easier and I was able to use the epilator on both legs. It was still a little stingy, and my legs were slightly irritated after use but this disappeared within an hour.The epilator states that hair regrowth could take up to four weeks, however I had regrowth after around 3 days. This was perhaps because I used the beginner head as opposed to full epilation, but was still a disappointing result.I would not feel comfortable using this on bikini line or armpit hair as it was painful. I will, however, continue to use on my legs to determine if the epilator does live up to its claim of 4 weeks hair free.
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.
It's been over a week before my hairs started growing back been looking forward to try it again everything has been great I didn't find it painful and my legs were so smooth easy to use easy to charge easy to clean leaving legs really smooth I will be using it again 10/10
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.
Tried the silk-epil 5 tonight only took an hour to charge- bonus managed to get both full legs done in this time unlike others I have used and had to recharge half way through! Easy to use, has two speeds. Was plucking out tiny hairs. Would defo recommend. Only thing I would suggest to improve would be to have a light on like other Braun epilators. Can't wait to try it in the bath :)