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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4.02/5 (226)

Reviews

Your Location:
Lincolnshire
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21 May, 2016

Not perfect but does a great job

I was thrilled to be asked to try the braun silk epil 5. I was sent the Braun silk epil free from Braun for a honest product review. I'd never tried one before I was asked so before it arrived I did done research so I knew what I was getting into. It arrived a few days later, the packaging is nice and it came with a charger and instruction booklet. It was already charged when it arrived so I thought I'd give a quick go. It has 2 speed settings, the first one for beginners like myself. When I turned it on, it did scare me a little and it is a bit noisy. It's painful to start with but you get used to it after a while. I used it for the third time last night and decided I'd try it in the shower this time. I used shower gel as suggested but I felt it was too soapy, however it did help with the gliding of the epil. I found the rubber grip on the handle very helpful. I didn't need to worry about it slipping out of my hand. It's not 100% perfect but then nothing is. It hasn't got all the hairs on my legs but you can only tell this when you run your hand over them. So as long as you can't see any hairs I'm happy! I highly recommend moisturising after each use. Especially the first time you used it. My legs were very red and blotchy after the first use and were a little sensitive to the touch. I do find that it does take more time than shaving but then I don't have to use the epil as often as I would need to shave. It only takes an hour to charge fully and lasts about 30 minutes. There is a handy little brush to clean with and I love that you can use it wet or dry. Bottom line is I like it! Not perfect but does a great job. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Scunthorpe
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23 May, 2016

Stick with it!

I was very please to receive this free from Braun to try out. I had never epilated before so didnt really know what to expect. I gave it a quick initial go and found it very painful so ended up with one hairless stripe on my right leg. After leaving it for a few days I was determined to have another go so this time I read the instructions properly. It's says to hold the skin very taught and actually this made a huge difference. Although still painful, it was much more manageable. I was very pleased with the results although my skin was quite inflamed after the first use and my legs werent ready for revealing for a good 24 hours after. I also had to mousterise a lot as my skin is quite sensitive and epilating dried it out quite badly. A week later and my legs were still looking and feeling good so now I will just use the epilator once a week or so to maintain it. I was pleased to find that it charges very quickly, only an hour for a full charge so great for those of us who don't plan our epilating ahead. I also like that I can use it in the shower and no cord is very convenient. My only negative comments is that it doesnt come with a protective cap. Its very easy to switch on, just a push button and I was worried about packing it in my case when going away. I wouldnt want it getting knocked and switched on in my bag! The only way around it seems to be to plug the cord in which disables the "on" button but I think some kind of protective lid would also have been useful. Overall I'm very happy, I don't think I would have ever bought myself an epilator but now I'll defintely keep using it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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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:
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:
Suffolk
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26 May, 2016

Even better under water

After trying the Braun silk epil 5 5-511 that I got free from Braun on my dry skin I decided I definitely needed to try it on wet! I hoped in the bath and was a bit unsure that it was safe but dived, I firstly lathed up my legs with my favourite coconut shower gel and set to work, I found it glided do much easier underwater and there was no pain it was harder to see the hairs but after a couple of goes over in certain areas like my knees my legs were so smooth, I loved how it didn't make my legs as dry and it felt like it was a lot quicker, there was no pain what so ever so I think my leg hair was at optimal length, so in love with the brain silk epil and can not believe I haven't tried it before no going back now [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Your Location:
Ammanford
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21 May, 2016

Braunton Silk-Epil

I was really happy that I got selected to try this out for free. I received my kit and was impressed with the look.of the peoduct, the charge lead has two pins which is great because we have lots of points to plug in. The lead is also really long which I think is really handy..after charging the product (which only tool an hour) I was well and truly ready to get epilating my legs. I haven't used one before so was a bit curious as to what it would be like. Much to a great sadness I hated it, the pain was not pleasant and unfortunately after several attempts, the pain still didn't ease. Sadly for me, I won't using this product again and will return to my trusted razor. Ha. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Your Location:
Kelso
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20 May, 2016

sooo smooth

This epilator was really good. I have never tryed one before so was a little bit scared as i have heard it can be quite sore. I plucked up the courage to try it. And yea it was a bit nippy to start with but was worth it for the smoothness. Hopefully next time it wnt be quite as sore. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Your Location:
Ellon
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08 February, 2017

Oops...not for me!

I was super excited to receive my Braun Silk-epil 5-511 Wet & Dry epilator and grew my leg hair in preparation! I have never used an epilator before, so was slightly nervous, but I did some homework by watching youtube tutorials and so I was ready!The epilator was easy to put together, not heavy, but very loud.I first tried the epliator on dry skin, but it was just too painful. I understand that the more it's done, the pain does start to ease, but I literally got just south of my knee and couldn't go any further.I then tried (a couple of days later when i'd summoned up the courage) it in the shower, hoping that the water would perhaps make things slightly easier....but no! The pain still there, and I find using an electrical item in water slightly daunting, my brain tells me this is dangerous, even though I know it isn't (does that make sense?)Im really sorry, it's back to shaving for me.

Your Location:
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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15 May, 2016

silky smooth legs

I was delighted to receive the Braun Silk-epil 5 5-511 in the post for free from Braun. I had been told bad things about using an epilator but I didn't think it could be any worse than waxing. I opened the package which was easy to open, read the instructions and went to put it on charge. I was slightly disappointed I had to get a special adaptor to charge it but it turned out ok and only took a short amount of time to charge. I decided to use it wet in the bath and although the sensation was strange at first, the longer I used it the less strange it felt. It took a long time to get the result I wanted but my hair was longer than the recommended length. However, what a result! My legs felt amazing and still do a few days on! Silky smooth and no sign of regrowth. Lets hope I lasts the 4 weeks it says it can but I feel confident! Definitely would recommend and I'd say persevere with the 'strange' feeling. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Your Location:
Lincolnshire
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12 May, 2016

Uncomfortable to start but amazing

I received a braun silk epil 5 to try free from braun. I'm new to epilating and was scared to try it at first and had to build myself up to give it ago.I must admit it 'hurt' when I did it but you get used to it after a while. I was amazed by how good it is. I defiantly recommend doing it in the evening as your legs will be covered in red blotches and be sensitive to the touch after doing them. I moisturised as advised and it did help my legs 'calm' down.When I woke in the morning my legs were still blotchy so I decided to keep them covered.It has 28 tweezers and works fast, I did need to get my husband to do the backs of my legs because I couldn't get to some places and he could see better. It has 2 speeds but I only used the first one which was recommended for beginners.It's great that it can be used in the shower too, I haven't tried it yet. Might be worth a try.The epil silk 5 is easy to clean and comes with a little brush and can be washed using water too. It is noisy but not overly noisy, maybe don't watch your favourite program while using your epil silk.I really like the rubber grip and makes it comfortable to hold. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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