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Braun Silk-Epil Lady Shaver 5-100 UK Review


Thanks for taking the time to read our UK review of the best selling Braun Silk-Epil Lady Shaver 5-100. This shaver came out at number one on our list of the top 10 electric shavers for women, that are currently available in the UK.

This model from Braun far out sells any other shaver in the UK market. It has been around for a very long time and most importantly women trust this product against their skin.

Please be aware that this is a battery operated electric lady shaver, which means it can be used anywhere.  It does require 2 x AA batteries. It uses a floating foil and trimmer that gives a close shave on legs, underarms or the bikini line.

It has a nicely rounded head which allows it to adapt to the contours of your body. It also comes with a vibrating exfoliation attachment. It also has a trimmer cap for the bikini line and the sensitive areas.

Silk-épil 2-in-1 Lady Shaver & Trimmer

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How Buyers Rate the Braun Silk-Epil Lady Shaver 5-100

Just below we have summarised how buyers rated this razor, after they had bought and used it. This rating is based on over 3,000 online reviews that we found at the different websites, where this electric shaver is sold.

Buyer Satisfaction
  • Overall online buyers have given this set a solid 86% buyer satisfaction rating
  • 64% of all buyers gave these a 5 star rating
  • 4% of all buyers have given this shaver a bad rating

What Buyers Say about the Braun Silk-Epil Lady Shaver

Here at the Shaving Emporium we have read all the reviews from the various websites that sell electric shavers

As you can see the reviews overall are good, and there are lots of them, so this shaver sells extremely well. The comments and reviews that we read were positive, but we have also included what the buyers didn't like.

We do however like to include all of the detail when we summarise up our findings.

We have summarised those findings in a simple pros and cons table just below.


  • Buyers liked the foil and said it gave a smooth shave
  • Buyers loved the fact that this did not cause any skin irritation
  • Buyers liked the fact that it was very easy to setup and use
  • Buyers said this is a pain free solution
  • Buyers said they were great value for money
  • Buyers said that this shaver is fast


  • Some buyers said this does not remove all the hairs
  • Some buyers said that this shaver snagged too much
  • Some buyers said that they received a faulty shaver
  • Some buyers said the attachments keep falling off

Short Summary:

The very important thing to be aware of, if you buy this shaver is that it is battery operated, so does not plug into the main's electricity.

Some ladies like the convenience of the battery solution as it makes it cordless, but the drawback is that you need to have batteries available should they run out.

What do you get for your money?

This is a battery operated electric shaver for ladies. It requires 2 x AAA batteries which are common batteries readily available in many shops throughout the UK. 12 batteries cost around £6-7 so about 50-60p per battery depending on which brand you buy. Duracell are best but slightly more expensive at around £10 for 12 (90p a battery) You get about 30 hours of use from 2 batteries

The shaver uses a floating foil which is ideal for anyone with sensitive skin. It has been designed by Braun for shaving the legs, underarms and the bikini line. Some buyers have also used this for pubic hair but Braun have not tested this shaver for that purpose. There is a trimmer cap attachment for use on the bikini line area.

It also comes with a cleaning brush and the head can be cleaned under running water.

You can find replacement heads for this at Braun and also on eBay.

Our Verdict on the Braun Silk-Epil Lady Shaver 5-100


Most buyers said this was fast, easy to use and pain free.


Buyers said that for the most part, this did a good job of shaving


Almost every buyer said this shaver was good value for money.

Overall rating :  4.3 / 5

This battery operated shaver did come out as our number one choice for an electric style shaver. As we have explained it is not strictly an electric shaver as it runs off 2 x AA batteries.

Some ladies prefer that though as they can take it with them when travelling or on holidays, and that it is also small and easy to pack away in the suitcase.

We like it in terms of value for money, and it is as good, if not better that any other electric shaver in terms of price and value.

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Average Price: £26-30

88% buyer satisfaction based on 3,500+ online buyer reviews

As we have mentioned this shaver is the highest rated on our top 10 list of electric shavers for ladies. We know from the large number of reviews that it sells a lot, and overall with an 86% buyer satisfaction, most buyers clearly like it.

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