All the Braun Epilators Reviewed in One Place

Why Choose a Braun Epilator?

Braun is one of the dominant epilator brands in the current market and well known for it’s premium finish and efficient hair removal process. I have never seen a girl who’s complaining after using one. I my self is a fan of braun epilators and have personally tried several of those. To-date braun silk-epil 9 epilator has been my favorite out of all the epilators.

In this article I am going to review all the currently available epilators under the brand “Braun“, so you girls could choose the best braun epilator according to your preferences for hair removal needs.

The following braun epilators are extensively reviewed, mostly according to my personal experience in using them.

  • Silk epil 3
  • Silk epil 5-280 (Silk-epil 5 power)
  • Silk epil 5 5-5890 (Silk-epil 5 wet & dry)
  • Silk epil 7
  • Silk epil 9
 

1. Braun Silk epil 3

 
 

Braun Silk epil 3 is the oldest in the braun’s epilator lineup which is currently available. I remember this being the first epilator my friend Tiffany bought and once I got the chance to epilate my legs using this. And the experience was quite satisfactory.

This is a 20-tweezer epilator hence it’s not the fastest epilator in the market. However it comes with a two-speed setting, which you can adjust to fit your skin hair. Silk epil 3 comes with a smart light which helps the user in revealing and removing the finest hair. It has a Message Roller which gently simulates and massage your skin and lessen the pain when epilating. This epilator comes with 3 extra attachments. The shaver head and trimmer cap enables you to use the epilator as a regular shaver or a trimmer. And the massage cap provides the skin with a gentle massage.

Braun silk epil 3 is not a battery operated epilator. It comes with a short code. Since it’s not cordless it is used as a dry epilator. So avoid using this in the shower/water. There are other wet & dry epilators if you really want to epilate while having a nice cold bath. This ain’t one of those. The official product pages recommend silk epil 3 as a leg or body epilator. However it can be used to epilate your face too. Though I did not get the chance to epilate my face using silk epil 3, I have seen many of my friends using silk epil 3 as facial epilator.

Braun epilators have a tendency for high price tags. But silk-epil 3 is at the lower side of that price scale which makes it one of the cheapest epilators. You will be buying an efficient and branded epilator for a price of peanuts if you’re buying silk epil 3.

 

Braun Silk-epil 3 Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Cheapest Braun epilator
  • Full continuous power
  • 3 Extras; Massage cap, Shaver cap, Trimmer cap

Cons

  • Corded epilator
  • Not a wet & dry epilator
  • Not the fastest epilator
  • No pivoting head
 
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2. Braun Silk epil 5

 

Silk-epil 5 comes in two distinguished models; Silk epil 5 5-280 and Silk-épil 5 SensoSmart 5/890. There are similarities as well as fundamental differences between these two model, which I will discuss in detailed.

 

2.1 Silk-epil 5 5-280 Epilator – Also Known as Silk epil 5 Power

 
braun silk-epil 5 epilator
 

This is a corded epilator, which you can use with non-stop power for a non-stop hair removal process. This means that it is a dry epilater and not suitable for the use for epilating under a shower. It comes with 40 Close-Grip tweezers which is quite good for a standard epilator. Even it’s a corded epilator, you can cleanse it using water and even can use any kind of soap or shower gel to do so. But make sure the epilator is disconnected from the power source before you clean your epilator using water.

Silk-epil 5 5-280 comes with 5 extras attached with it. The shaver head and the trimmer cap will help you to use the epilator as a normal shaver or a trimmer, especially in the times where the hair is quite long (Places such as underarms etc.). Having a quick shave or trim will be really helpful in a complete hair removal process. The efficiency cap and the cooling glove helps you to have more efficient hair removal process with a lesser pain.

 
silk-epil5 braun epilator
Before and after using silk-epil 5 for underarms

The epilator head itself performs a high frequencey massage which simulates the skin for a more comfortable and painless hair removal experience. And the integrated smart light helps you in revealing the smallest and finest hairs so a complete epilation process is guaranteed. The epilator head is quite flexible. It follows every contour of the body and adjusts for a better skin contact and a gentler epilation. As mentioned in the official manual, usually Silk-epil 5 5-280 is recommended for legs, under-arms and bikini area.

 

Braun Silk-epil 5 Power Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Faster than silk-epil 3 with 40 Close-Grip tweezers
  • Continuous power for continuous epilation
  • Durable
  • 5 Extras; Massage cap, Shaver cap, Trimmer cap, Cooling Glove & Pouch

Cons

  • Corded epilator
  • Dry only epilator
  • No pivoting head
  • The epilator grip is somewhat loose
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2.2 Silk-epil 5-5890 SensoSmart Epilator – Also Known as Silk epil 5 Wet & Dry

silk-epil 5 - 5890 epilator

This is one of my favorite epilators which I still have in my collection and to-date it works perfectly. And it is one of the best epilators for first time users. It is really easy to use and handle. And also It’s causes lesser pain and provides the user with a greater and efficient hair removal experience. It’s quite similar to to the Silk-epil Silk-epil 5 5-280 which comes with 40 tweezers and all the extra attachments mentioned above.

silk epil 5 best braun epilator
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With all the similarities considered, there are several important enhancements included in the 5890 model. Let’s have a brief look at those new features.

Braun introduced Silk epil 5-5890 epilator as the world’s first epilator with SensorSmart technology. SensoSmart technology is an intelligent sensor system which ensures the right amount of pressure is applied to the skin to avoid unnecessary stressing of the skin. If you are pushing the epilator too hard on your skin, the red light signal prompts and notifies you to adjust your epilator handling. This is the main reason which makes Silk-epil
5-5890 a perfect first time epilator. This SensorSmart technology makes sure that there won’t be any irritations due to excessive pressure on the skin.

Unlike Silk-epil 5 5-280, Silk epil 5-5890 is a cordless epilator. After a 1 hour charge, 30 mins of operation is guaranteed and that time is more than enough to epilate your legs, underarms or bikini lines. This means that
Silk epil 5-5890 is a wet & dry epilator which you can use to remove hair while having a nice cold shower in your bathroom.

 

Braun Silk-epil 5 Wet & Dry Pros & Cons

Pros

  • First braun epilator with SensorSmart Technology
  • Cordless epilator
  • Wet & Dry Epilator
  • Durable
  • Really good for bikini lines and underarms
  • 5 Extras; Massage cap, Shaver cap, Trimmer cap, Cooling Glove & Pouch

Cons

  • Only 30 mins of operation after a single 1 hr charge
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Braun SILK EPIL 5 5-280
Braun SILK EPIL 5-5890
Sensorsmart Technology
No
Yes
Cordless
No
Yes
Wet & Dry
No
Yes
Fully Washable
Yes
Yes
Massage Rollers
Yes
Yes
 

3. Braun Silk epil 7

 
 

Just like braun silk epil 5 there are couple of different silk-epil 7 varieties in the market. However those different varieties or models are mainly based on the add-ons or the extras which comes with it. The main epilator mostly remains the same. However I will sum up here about Braun Silk-épil 7-880 epilator, which I have been using for couple of years now and also has been one of my favorite epilators.

Braun silk-epil 7 comes with a 40 close-grip tweezer head embedded in it. I can say that the hair removing using this epilator is quite fast, in my personal experience. It takes me around 10-15 minutes to epilate both of my legs.

Also silk epil 7 is a cordless epilator which allows you to use it as a Wet & Dry epilator. After 1 hour of charging you can use it for around 45 minutes of epilating. Having an epilator which you can use under a shower makes the epilation process quite comfortable and painless. Since the water flowing opens up the skin hair pores, removing hair from the root itself is quite easy I always use silk epil 7, while having a shower and I have never got red skin or bumps in my skin after the epilation is finished. For that reason I can recommend this as a good first time epilator, especially for the ones whom are afraid of using an epilator.

And also Braun Silk-epil 7-880 comes with the SensorSmart technology which was previously introduced with silk-epil 5, which ensures a gentle and skin irritations free hair removal process. Silk epil 7 comes with a built in LED light which reveals the finest of finest hair in your skin. And also there are two different speeds that you can choose. I would recommend the slower speed – speed 1 for a more comfortable and gentle epilation. I could walk around for almost 4 weeks of hair free legs after using this epilator.

What I like the most is that the silk epil 7 product package includes 7 extras, which is super cool for such a price cap. The shaver and trimmer caps are especially catered to convert your epilator in to a regular shaver or trimmer instantly. The skin contact cap ensures the epilator head’s contact with the skin as gentle as possible, avoiding any unnecessary irritations or cuts. The facial cap and the sensitive cap enables you to remove hair in sensitive areas such as face, bikini lines and underarms. And also the package comes with a pouch which is exclusively designed for silk epil 7, which means that you need not to worry about how to carry all those equipment where ever you go.

 

Braun Silk-epil 7 Pros & Cons

Pros

  • SensorSmart Technology
  • Cordless epilator
  • Wet & Dry Epilator
  • SmartLight
  • Pivoting head
  • Durable
  • Full body epilator including face
  • 7 Extras; Massage cap, Shaver cap, Trimmer cap, Skin contact cap, Facial cap, Sensitive cap & Pouch

Cons

  • 40+ mins of operation after a single 1 hr charge
  • A little bit noisy
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4. Braun Silk epil 9

 
braun silk-epil 9
 

Silk-epil 9 epilator is the latest in the line of braun epilators and comes with quite premium features and finish. I bought one as soon as it was available in the market in 2015 and it has never disappointed me since. As expected there are couple of different silk-epil 9 models. Here I will be discussing about the one that I have been in love with since I started using it; the Braun Silk-epil 9 9-579

Braun Silk-epil 9 is my go-to epilator. Unless I am testing a new epilator or going for specifics such as epilating my face or bikini lines, I would never switch to any other epilator. Silk-epil 9 comes with a 40% wider
epilator head
, which means it covers more skin area in a single run. Because of that the hair removing is quite faster than other epilators. And also the pivoting epilator head adjusts to any angle of the skin which causes an efficient and satisfying epilation process. As well as when I was using the epilator I could notice that there’s pulsating vibration on my skin, which was definitely causing a gentle sensation on my skin and reducing the epilation pain.

 
Before and after using Silk epil 9
 

It’s cordless and a Wet & Dry epilator. You can easily use it under a shower for more comfortable epilation session. In my personal experience the this epilator can remove hair up to 4x shorter than by waxing. The Smartlight reveals the hidden short hairs and removes the shortest hair even up to 0.5 mm. Silk epil 9 has 7 extra accessories which includes a shaver head, a trimmer cap, a massage cap, a skin contact cap, a charging stand (which I love).

 

Braun Silk-epil 9 epilator comes with a facial brush

 
braun facial brush with silk epil 9
   

Silk-epil 9 is a full body epilator which means that you can use it even for your facial hair removal. But the epilator itself is not a specifically made for facial hair removal like those facial epilators. The facial skin needs some pre-processing like exfoliation or cleansing. For this purpose, the epilator comes with a separate facial brush.

This special Braun facial brush really helps you in removing facial makeup ( Which we all use ) and cleansing facial pores better than manual exfoliation methods. The micro-oscillations exfoliates the skin open up the pores so the hair can be removed from the root very easiy. And also I must mention, this facial brush is completely waterproof and you can easily use it to clean your face in the shower.

 

Braun Silk-epil 9 Pros & Cons

Pros

  • 40% wider epilator head for better epilation
  • SensorSmart Technology to avoid skin irritations
  • Cordless epilator
  • Wet & Dry Epilator
  • SmartLight
  • Pivoting head
  • Durable
  • Full body epilator including face
  • Special Braun facial brush
  • 7 Extras; Massage cap, Shaver cap, Trimmer cap, Skin contact cap, Facial cap, Sensitive cap & Charging stand
  • Latest Braun epilator with 1000s of positive reviews
  • My personal favorite epilator

Cons

  • 45+ mins of operation after a single 1 hr charge
 
Braun Silk Epil 9 | My Personal Favorite Braun Epilator

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What you should consider when buying a Braun epilator

With so many Braun epilators to choose from, it can sometimes get harder to pick the best one for your skin. Here I will wonder in the waters, about my personal tips on choosing one.

 

Do you have a more soft skin than others? Pick a Braun epilator with SensorSmart technology!

 

Epilators pluck hair from the root of your skin. If your skin is super soft, the possibility of skin irritations and red bumps after an epilation session can go above average. Especially if you are new to epilators, the excessive pressure that you might put on the skin with the epilator might cause unnecessary irritations. That’s why I recommend using a braun epilator with SensorSmart technology.

As you already know SensorSmart is a Braun Company patented sensing technology. The sensors in the epilator head measures whether the user is applying the correct amount of pressure on the skin. If the user is exceeding the pressure limit the ‘Red Light’ on the epilator will lighten and notify the user to soften the touch. This feature is quite powerful and you will not find it in any epilator other than in Braun epilators.

 
Braun Epilators with SensorSmart Technology
Braun Epilators without SensorSmart Technology
Silk-epil 5 Wet & Dry (5-5890)
Silk-epil 3
Silk-epil 7
Seilk-epil 5 Power (5-280)
Silk-epil 9
 

Do you have a sensitive skin and afraid of epilation pain? Choose a wet & dry Braun epilator

 

Epilation hurts. There are methods you could follow before starting to epilate to reduce the pain. However the main and the easiest way to reduce pain is that to epilate while having a shower or bath. I speak from my own experience, that flowing water plays a major role in a good epilation. Water open up the skin pores and allows the epilator to pluck out the hair without causing much pain.

Red bumps and skin irritations are one of the main worries of hair removal for us girls. We epilate our skin in order to have it shiny and beautiful, but these little monsters ruin our skin even after a good hair removal session. I am a girl who always epilate my skin while having a shower. It really makes a difference, because I could not remember the last day I got my skin irritated after a bath-epilation.

In order to epilate while having a shower, you need to have to have a Wet & Dry epilator with you. Wet & Dry epilators are always cordless. Because having an electric epilator connected to the main power line in water doesn’t sound good. The price of a wet & dry epilator might be slightly over than a regular dry only epilator. My personal opinion would be to choose wet & dry epilator if you really need a comfortable and satisfying hair removing experience.

 
Braun Wet & Dry Epilators
Braun Dry Only Epilators
silk-epil 5 wet & dry (5-5890)
silk-epil 5 Power (5-280)
silk-epil 7
silk-epil 3
silk-epil 9
 

Which Braun epilator is best?

 

If someone asked me this question, my answer would be none other than Braun Silk Epil 9 Epilator! With premium features, high performance and all the extras that comes with it, in my opinion still there is no other epilator which could compete with silk-epil 9.

 

Braun Epilators – Comparison Table

 
 
Braun Silk-epil 9
Braun Silk-epil 7
Braun Silk-epil 5 Wet & Dry
Braun Silk-epil 5 Power
Braun Silk-epil 3
40% Wider Epilator Head
Yes
-
-
-
-
SensorSmart Technology
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
-
Micro-grip Tweezers Technology
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wet and Dry Epilator
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
-
Massage rollers
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Recommended by Dermatologists
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Facial Brush Attachment
Yes
-
-
-
-
Recommended Use For
Full body including face
Full body. Can be used to epilate facial hair
Body, legs and under arms
Legs and arms
Legs and arms
Cordless Use
1 Hour charge for 45+ mins of epilating
1 Hour charge for 40+ mins of epilating
1 Hour charge for 30+ mins of epilating
-
-
 

So we have reached to the end of this informational article. If you have any suggestions, ideas, questions about braun epilators or anything related to epilating, just post them below. Yours lovely Meli is always here to here to help you out. Until next time, cheers!

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