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Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5 Review

Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5 Review

All methods of hair removal from the root can lead to in-grown hairs and irritation (e.g. itching, discomfort or reddening of the skin), depending on the condition of the skin and hair. But it can be a mild reaction if you use the best device. By choosing the right electric razor for women you can enjoy a nice smooth and silky skin without big efforts. Read my Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5 review and you will find out all you need to know about the best women’s razor.

After reading this review you will have all the information you need to make the right purchase. Say “Stop” to the moments when you struggle to obtain that perfect shave which lasts longer.

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What Is Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5?

Since I started to epilate I preferred the eclectic razor, very rarely I used the blade and I have ticked an experience with classic wax and sugar paste. I will always choose the epilator because it is efficient, clean and (almost) painless for me, handy and cost effective: you buy the device once and use it for many years.

For a few weeks now I have been shaving with a new epilator, Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5, which I received for testing. When I mentioned it on the blog, it aroused curiosity, so I want to share how it seems to me so far. I compare it especially with Braun Epilator Silk-Epil 9, which I have used for the last two years, but whose reliability I was not entirely satisfied with.

First Experience

First of all, I have to tell you that I have white skin and thick and very dark hair. That’s why the hair removal process takes longer than most people I know. The areas approached are the legs, arms, armpits and bikini line.

Normally. The process takes between one hour and one hour and a half. Normally I will do it every two weeks, but in the summer time to maintain it I use the electric razor for women once a week. It works this way for me and I always have a hairless silky smooth skin.

So, before I start all the work, I made sure that the battery of Braun Silk Epil 5 Wet & Dry is fully charged – the device does not work when plugged in. I knew it would last and I thought that the fact that it had only 28 tweezers (compared to 40 on Braun Epilator Silk-Epil 9) could influence the epilation time, but it lasted almost as usual. In my case, the discomfort caused by the Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5 epilator is more than bearable, especially on the arms and legs, it is very easy to ignore. I liked the fact that it caught the very short strands, and in the end the skin remained smooth, without any irritation – not even in sensitive areas.

No Hair For One Week

The strands began to appear again after about a week, these being in fact strands that had not grown at the time of epilation because the hair on the body has a development cycle of 28 days and does not grow all at once, but in turn. I felt the need to epilate after two weeks, as usual. Although I am sure that in the summer I will do it more often. Because the grown hairs will be seen harder – but the advantage will be then that they will be less and the epilation will last less. I think it is better to epilate more often, even in winter, when the skin is less exposed. Why? Because the skin does not lose tolerance, the hair weakens its root, and more often it means less hair, so less pain and a shorter hair removal time.

Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5 Features

The Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5 for the 100th anniversary is the essence of the principle behind all Braun products. First of all, it has a very good design.

For 100 years, good design has been the basic tenet of all Braun products. The Design edition of Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5 is a clear reflection of the essence of Braun: simple, useful and designed to last.

Discover Good Design

Braun products are designed for easy use. The Design edition of SBraun Epilator Silk-epil 5 is equipped with a cover for beginners, which offers a more delicate and gentle first epilation for people who have never used this type of device.

A good design is very useful all the time. I personally think that a good design is useful – for this reason, the included razor head turns the epilator into a fully functional razor, while the hair clipper allows you to cut your hair if you prefer.

Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5 has good design which is designed to last. Braun products are made of premium materials and with a high quality technology: the Design Edition of Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5 is completely water resistant, for a more comfortable epilation in the bathtub or in the shower.

Smooth And Silky

The Design edition of Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5 ensures a velvety skin to the touch, removing hair from the root. For clean and velvety skin, in any area you epilate. Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5 will remove your hair with only one pass! Micro-Grip technology ensures efficient hair removal over a longer period of time, by catching more strands each time. More than that, as another great feature I can mention the high frequency massage cap. The Design edition of Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5 is equipped with a massage cap to facilitate epilation, for a more delicate and comfortable experience. Epilate, shave, trim with a massage cap.

2 Speed Settings

This epilator has 2 speed settings: a lower and more delicate speed for beginners, and a higher speed for more efficient hair removal.

Great Features

Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5 for women seems to be perfect for beginners – with a setting for very delicate hair removal.

It is very friendly to sensitive skin: this Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5 epilate, shave and trims for long-term hair removal.

The Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5 is equipped with a skin massage cover, for a more delicate and comfortable experience during epilation.

This fantastic epilator is designed to last: hair removal device for women, made in Germany. It has a 5-year warranty and is very efficient: easily adapts to difficult contours such as knees and armpits.

Personally, I had a great experience using Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5 and I will recommend it anytime. It is the best choice if you are struggling to get rid of unwanted hair.


How To Use The Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5

Before using the Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5, please read the usage instructions carefully and keep them for future reference.

Using the special cord set, connect the electric razor for women to an electrical outlet and charge it for 1 hour.

Once fully charged, use the electric razor for women cordless. Recharge it when the yellow charging light comes on or when the motor has stopped completely. A full charge provides up to 30 minutes of cordless operation time.

Switching On

Push the on/off button to switch on (speed 1). If you push it for the  second time, you will switch it to speed 2. Pushing one more time will turn off the device.

  1. Skin contact cap : provides a close skin contact and adapts to all body areas.
  2. Massage cap: can be used instead of the skin contact cap. It stimulates the skin to make the epilation process more comfortable. Always stretch your skin while epilating. Hold the epilator at a right angle (90°) against your skin and guide it in a slow, continuous motion against the hair growth in the direction of the switch.

Use On Legs:

Epilate your legs in an upward direction. When epilating behind the knee, keep the leg stretched out straight.

Use On Underarm And Bikini Zone:

Since these areas are sensitive to pain, start with speed 1. With repeated usage, the pain sensation will diminish. Before epilating, thoroughly clean the respective area to remove residues (like deodorant). When depilating the underarm, keep your arm raised up and guide the device in different directions in order to catch all hairs that might grow in various directions.

Beginner cap for first time users: combines epilation and shaving to help getting used to hair removal from the root. It has been designed for wet usage on legs only. Always apply shave foam or gel on your wet skin when using the beginner cap.

In the beginning phase (first 4 weeks), use the epilator with the beginner cap once a week to epilate and shave. Take special care on bony, uneven skin areas in order to avoid injuries caused by the blades.

Between usages, rinse off the foam built up on the beginner cap. After 4 weeks, you will be used to hair removal and can switch to epilation using the skin contact or massage cap.
If you want to keep using the beginner cap, make sure to replace it after 12 usages (or in case the blade shows signs of wear, kinks, or damage).

Personal Opinion On The Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5

So far I have used the Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5 epilator only for dry shaving. Epilation takes so long in my case that it doesn’t help me stay in the shower for such a long time. In general, so as not to get bored, I pull my laptop close, put on headphones and watch / listen to videos on youtube so that I have the patience to complete the process.


The most important feature of Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5, the fact that it does not work with wire, but with battery. It is very useful to me. It’s very cool for someone who epilates relatively quickly. However, the instructions specify that the battery lasts 30 minutes, and I used it for more than an hour. I find it very very interesting. A full charge cycle takes an hour. I couldn’t find any specifications about the number of charge cycles the epilator can handle. However, I think that if the device has an average lifespan of 5 years, the charging cycles cannot be short either.

As a price, Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5 is placed in the middle range, it’s not as much as a top in the mall, nor as much as the minimum wage on the economy. For the features it has and the fact that it can be used wet or dry, it seems special to me. If you have less to epilate than me, you will probably really like the waterproof function.

It was a great experience for me and I will use it for sure. This one was for testing, but it convinced me to buy my own one. I purchased one for myself and I am enjoying it with every shave I am doing!

Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5 – Pros

  • Great value
  • Fantastic features
  • Beginners friendly
  • Nice design
  • Long life time for cordless usage

Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5 – Cons

  • Not so many accessories included


Braun Epilator Silk-epil 5 is the best epilator and care system I’ve had so far, with 5 functional accessories for a different skin need. It works perfectly fine, does a great job and is a pleasure to use, especially when I go in the shower.

Another thing that I love about this epilator: being used even under water, it can be easily washed under running water, after undoing / decomposing the heads. Which is very simple to maintain.

It is also quite quiet compared to previous epilators, so you can use it whenever you need, regardless of the time of day.So all in all I truly recommend this female razor! Is one of the best razors for women I even used.

About Roxy

Hello everyone! My name is Roxy and I’m just a simple girl passionate about the huge world of beauty. Nowadays it’s hard to be a woman and keep up with all innovations when it comes to beauty!

Our duty is to be warriors and not to look for the problems, but to find solutions! Contemporary, we have this vast technology on our side which comes in our help with the latest innovative methods. It makes our life easy. It gives us a large variety of products to choose from when it comes to skin, hair and nails care.