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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4.03/5 (239)
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100% recommended

Reviews

Your Location:
Suomi
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24 April, 2018

This product is great for beginners

I took part of smartson product test and I bought this for cheaper price. It is very good for beginners. And works good for short body hair too. I used it in a shower and I think that was the best than use it dry

Yes, I recommend this product !

Your Location:
Manchester
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07 February, 2017

Perfect for beginners

So epliators remind me of being 15 years old and seeing my mum using a bit of machinery (that's what epliators looked like 17 years ago) I begged and begged to use it and took it to my leg.. the pain was horrendous and my experience was well and truly over in a matter of seconds.So as you can imagine I was worried about using the Braun Silk-épil 5-511 Starter Kit but it's so small and compact it put my mind at ease a little. I decided to first use it in the bath so the hairs on my legs would be soft, I used it with the starter attachment (which has a razor attached) along with shaving gel so it felt like I was just shaving with no discomfort whatsoever. I found that the hairs started to grow back within a week so I used the epliator again this time without the attachment, but still in the bath.. im not that brave!! Whilst I felt a slight 'snagging' at the skin it certainly wasn't unbearable and can see how it will get easier to use over time.. just over a week later and my legs are still relatively smooth so I am more than happy with this. The epliator is small and fits perfectly in the hand so you can be very precise with it, it works wonders in the bath and the charge seems to last a long time.This is the perfect hair removal system for all busy people that don't have time to shave every few days or sit around waiting for the wax to melt which in my opinion is a messy task in itself. The only downside to this was that I needed to buy an adapter plug to use it as it only has 2 prongs, but this only cost me a couple of pounds.

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:
Basildon
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07 February, 2017

Salon results in your own home

Vow my dreams has came true thanks to Bzz Agent. I always wanted to buy an epilator but wasn`t brave to do that ,as everyone was saying it hurts a lot. When my free- Braun Silk-epil 5-511 wet & dry epilator came, I couldn`t wait to put my hands on it. Firstly I read an instruction book and decided not to follow instructions for the first time user , which is you are advice to use beginner cap. It combines epilation and shaving to help getting used hair removal from the root. I had a shower to help open the pores and soften the skin. Epilating wasn`t bad at all. It`s not totally pain free but is not too bad, it gives you slight tingling sensation. My skin felt super soft and smooth after with no rash or bumps. Three days after still no sigh of hair growing back. I love it!!!-The epilator has really good grip and easy to manoeuvre on the body contours.-It has two speeds which means you can vary the experience- It has beginner cap for first timer users -You can use wet and dry ( shower/bath)-Cleaning brush-Cordless and charges very quick. Got travel charger.-Quiet-Instruction book in 24 languages-Good results!Would recommended this product. Thumbs up from me to Braun.

Your Location:
LEYLAND
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07 February, 2017

Amazing Braun Silk-epil Epilator 5-511

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!

Your Location:
St Neots
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07 February, 2017

Braun Silk epilator starter kit

It's my first experience of using an epilator, I usually shave. I now understand why it's called Silk epilator. After the first use my legs felt really silky. They weren't sore or dry at all. I must admit it is painful to start with but I do have dark thick hair. I persevered and my legs did go red but it soon passed and my legs feel amazing. I am definitely a convert and will be using the Braun Silk epil from now on. I was amazed by how quickly it removed hair by the root with ease. Looking forward to using it again it's addictive.

Your Location:
Dagenham
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07 February, 2017

Hairfree for longer!

I am a wimp so have to admit I was very apprehensive about trying the Braun Silk Epil 5 but I was pleasantly surprised!It is uncomfortable at first but the beginner cap is amazing and lulls you into security. I found using in the bath when skin is very soft also helped and reduced any inflammation or irritation. Regrowth is already much slower and finer and I am working my up to the regular head slowly. All in all a very good product, simple and easy to use with great results!

Your Location:
Blyth
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23 May, 2016

Easy to use & Not TOO Painful

I received the Braun Silk-epil 5 5-511 free from Braun to test and review. It's cordless and also can be used wet or dry. The top comes off very easily to clean and comes with cleaning brush. I was super excited about this campaign as i had never used an epillator before. I had heard they were so painful but i was optimistic. I first did a little dry test run on my arm, which hurt but was bearable. I imagine the more i used it the less painful it would get. Although i say painful it was pain as such, more a slight tingly sting. So i gave it a go dry on the legs, i did a good couple of strips but found it irritated my dry skin slightly. Although it did remove the leg hair impressively as well as being awfully stingy! I decided to try the other leg wet whilst in the bath. I must say using it in a hot bath worked a treat. Because the heat opens the pores up the hairs came out so much more easier and a lot less painful. Regardless of wet or dry some strokes had to be done twice just to ensure all hair was removed. I will also say please be careful when doing behind the knees, ensure the skin is stretched tight to avoid any nipping of thew skin. This especially goes for the underarm, which was last on my list! I put it off for a couple of days because i had once tried to pluck my under arms a long time ago and it absolutely KILLED. However i couldn't write a full review if i didn't give it a go. Again i did one side dry and the other wet. To be honest apart from a little extra sting it worked great both dry and wet on the underarm which for me is a super bonus. I am always wanting to quickly do my underarms before i rush out to the gym or a class and this is the perfect solution for me. I would definitely recommend this product. It is super handy. Once you get used to using it you will love it! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Southampton
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14 May, 2016

Ouch! Red but smooth

After recovering my epilator for free from Braun I was excited to try it out. I have never used an epilator before so was apprehensive. 1st use brought a tear to my eye but I'm sure after continued use I'll b fine. So for now a nice red but smooth patch on my leg. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

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!!