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Braun Silk Epilator UK 2020 Reviews 

Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews of the Braun Silk range of epilators that are currently available on the UK market. As you may already know, Braun lead the way when it comes to buying a good quality epilator.

They do however do a range of these and it can be very difficult to figure out how and why one model differs from the other. In this article we try to make that as easy as possible so as you can make the bet choice for your own needs.

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The Braun Brand

Braun make a wide range of epilators. These are designed to be used once and leave you hair free for weeks. They do these in various ranges which are numbered 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9.

Braun are part of the Proctor & Gamble brands group that also include Gillette and Oral-B. They do have a UK based customer service which is good.

Braun Silk Epilator Model Range

Braun make epilators and advertise them by model number. However each model sits within a specific range. These ranges include:

  • Braun Silk Epil 9 - there are 9 products in this range and these are the latest range of products with average prices of between £80-£130
  • Braun Silk Epil 7 -  there are 10 products in total in this range and they are still popular choices and average prices between £75-£90
  • Braun Silk Epil 5 - there are 9 products in total in this range and they are still popular choices and average prices between £20-£75
  • Braun Silk Epil 3 -  Only 1 product still selling in this range
  • Braun SIlk Epil 1 - Only 1 product still selling in this range

They appear to like using odd numbers for each range. The important thing to note here is that the higher the Series number, the more recent the products will be. They are also the more advanced products using the latest technologies.

While that is good, the downside is that the "Epil 9 range," will also be more expensive than the older ranges.

Braun Silk Epil 9 Products

Braun Silk Epilator UK Reviews

Braun Silk-épil 9 9-720

There are a few in this range which we have listed just below:

  1. Braun Silk-Epil Beauty Set 9 9-995 9-in-1 Hair Removal Epilator (92%)
  2. Braun Silk-Épil 9 SkinSpa 9-961v Wet and Dry Epilator (90%)
  3. Braun Silk-épil 9 9-549 Wet and Dry Cordless Epilator (90%)
  4. Braun Silk-épil 9 9-561 Wet and Dry Cordless Epilator (86%)
  5. Braun Silk Epil 9-558 Wet and Dry Epilator for Women (86%)
  6. Braun Silk-Épil 9 9/980 SkinSpa SensoSmart Wet and Dry Epilator (86%)
  7. Braun Silk-épil 9 9-961V SkinSpa 4-in-1 Epilator (82%)
  8. Braun Silk-épil 9 9-961e SkinSpa 4-in-1 Wet and Dry Epilator (82%)
  9. Braun Silk-épil 9 9-521 - Wet & Dry Cordless Hair Removal Epilator (82%)

1. Braun Silk-Epil Beauty Set 9 9-995 9-in-1 Hair Removal Epilator

  • 92% buyer satisfaction rating
  • This is their deluxe model so no surprise that it gets the highest buyer ratings
  • It is a 9-in-1 hair removal and beauty set
  • Can  be used on the face and body
  • Used to exfoliate, epilate, shave, trim, tone, cleanse and apply creams and makeup
  • There are 3 body exfoliation and massage attachments that tone the skin and remove dead skin cells (this helps prevent ingrown hairs)
  • The epilator removes 4x shorter hair than wax forgives up to 4 weeks of smooth skin
  • The face epilator gently removes facial hair
  • Cordless use up to 50 minutes
  • Can be used both wet and dry; use in the bath or shower

2. Braun Silk-Épil 9 SkinSpa 9-961v Wet and Dry Epilator

  • 90% buyer satisfaction rating
  • This is one of their biggest sellers online which is down to the quality and price point
  • It is both a wet and dry epilator for gentle hair removal
  • The manufacturer claims this epilation technique removes hair 4 times shorter than a wax treatment
  • It also has a deep massage pad
  • It comes with 4 body brushes that exfoliate and help to reduce ingrown hairs
  • It also has a shaver for the bikini line and sensitive areas

3. Braun Silk-épil 9 9-549 Wet and Dry Cordless Epilator

  • 90% buyer satisfaction rating
  • The actual head on this epilator is 40% wider than other epilators - this removes more hair in one stroke
  • It is suitable for wet and dry use
  • It is also cordless
  • Comes with a facial cleansing brush
  • Also has a high frequency massage cap, a skin contact cap, and a charging stand for an always charged device

4. Braun Silk-épil 9 9-561 Wet and Dry Cordless Epilator

  • 86% buyer satisfaction rating
  • This one uses Braun’s revolutionary MicroGrip Tweezer technology which removes hair 4x shorter than wax can catch
  • Gives results that last up to 4 weeks
  • Can be used both wet and dry
  • Uses vibration  to provide an extra gentle skin sensation during epilation to reduce discomfort.
  • Has a pivoting head
  • Uses a smart light to reveal even the finest of hairs

5. Braun Silk Epil 9-558 Wet and Dry Epilator for Women

  • 86% buyer satisfaction rating
  • This is a cordless wet and dry epilator
  • Comes with a facial epilator to precisely remove even the finest facial hair from the root
  • Has three extras, a face epilator, a high frequency massage cap and a skin contact cap
  • Comes with a UK 2 pin plug
  • Uses pulsing vibration, a pivoting head and the smart light technology

6. Braun Silk-Épil 9 9/980 SkinSpa SensoSmart Wet and Dry Epilator

  • 86% buyer satisfaction rating
  • This is the first epliator to use Braun's new sensosmart technology
  • Has guides for less pressure, to remove even more hair versus other Braun epilators
  • It is a cordless wet and dry hair removal epilator
  • Can be used in the bath or shower
  • Comes with two body exfoliation brushes to reduce ingrown hairs
  • Has 13 extras, including facial cap, skin contact cap, shaver and trimmer cap, bikini trimmer for sensitive areas

7. Braun Silk-épil 9 9-961V SkinSpa 4-in-1 Epilator

  • 82% buyer satisfaction rating
  • This is a wet and dry epilator that removes more hair in one stroke
  • This type of epilation removes hair 4 times shorter than wax
  • Has a deep massage pad to help improve skin appearance
  • Comes with 4 brushes
  • Also has a shaver for bikini and sensitive areas
  • Uses sonic exfoliation- Visibly refines skin with 3000 micro-vibrations per minute

8. Braun Silk-épil 9 9-961e SkinSpa 4-in-1 Wet and Dry Epilator

  • 82% buyer satisfaction rating
  • This is a combined 4-in-1 epilation and exfoliation system
  • Has a shaver head for depilation of sensitive areas and two other body exfoliation brushes
  • Has a 40% wider epilation head that removes more hair in one stroke
  • It is a cordless wet and dry epilator that is virtually painless
  • The blue body exfoliation brush deeply exfoliates to reduce ingrown hair

9. Braun Silk-épil 9 9-521 - Wet & Dry Cordless Hair Removal Epilator

  • 82% buyer satisfaction rating
  • This is one of their biggest sellers and one of the most affordable in this particular range
  • Uses a  microgrip tweezer technology that removes with precision even the shortest hairs
  • Has the 40% wider epilation head that removes more hair in one stroke, for up to 4 weeks of smooth skin

Braun Silk Epil 7 Products

Braun Silk-Epil 7 7-880 SensoSmart review

Braun Silk-Epil 7 7-880 SensoSmart

Here is a list of the Braun Silk Epil 7 range and again we have put these by the highest buyer rated first to make things that little bit easier.

  1. Braun Silk-épil 7 7-521 Electric Hair Removal Epilator (98%)
  2. Braun Silk-épil 7 SkinSpa Epilator 7-921e (90%)
  3. Braun Silk Epil 7 7-537 Women's Wet and Dry Cordless Epilator (86%)
  4. Braun Silk-Epil 7 7-561 Wet and Dry Epilator for Women (84%)
  5. Braun Silk-Epil 7 7-880 SensoSmart Cordless Wet and Dry Epilator (82%)
  6. Braun Silk-Epil 7 7871 Wet & Dry Dual Epilator with Gillette Venus Technology (82%)
  7. Braun Silk Epil 7-751 Wet & Dry Dual Epilator (80%)
  8. Braun Silk-épil 7/7681 Epilator Xpressive Pro (80%)
  9. Braun Silk-épil 7 7891 Wet and Dry Cordless Dual Epilator (74%)
  10. Braun Silk-épil 7 7381 Wet and Dry Cordless Epilator (74%)

1. Braun Silk-épil 7 7-521 - Wet & Dry Cordless Electric Hair Removal Epilator

  • 98% buyer satisfaction rating
  • Braun stats that this is their most gentle epilator
  • Uses close grip tweezers to efficiently remove hairs as fine as a grain of sand
  • Gives up to 4 weeks of smooth skin
  • It is cordless and can be used wet or dry
  • It is virtually painless
  • Comes with a frequency massage cap and an efficiency cap

2. Braun Silk-épil 7 SkinSpa Epilator 7-921e, with Scrub Brush

  • 90% buyer satisfaction rating
  • This is a 2-in-1 epilation and peeling system
  • Gives up to 4 weeks of smooth skin
  • Can be used wet or dry
  • Has a high-frequency massage system
  • The head of the epilator swivels and as such moves with the contours of your body
  • Uses a Smartlight to make even the finest hair visible
  • Comes with a scrub brush, cleaning brush, charging cable

3. Braun Silk Epil 7 7-537 Women's Wet and Dry Cordless Epilator

  • 86% buyer satisfaction rating
  • This model uses close-grip tweezers to remove hairs for up to 4 weeks of smooth skin
  • It is a cordless epilator that can be used wet or dry
  • Comes with a high frequency massage cap, efficiency cap and a Venus Swirl razor for tricky areas
  • Also comes with a UK 2-Pin Bathroom Plug

4. Braun Silk-Epil 7 7-561 Wet and Dry Epilator for Women

  • 84% buyer satisfaction rating
  • Can be used wet or dry
  • It is a cordless epilator
  • Virtually painless hair removal with regular use
  • Comes with a bonus bikini trimmer
  • Also has a shaver head and trimmer cap

5. Braun Silk-Epil 7 7-880 SensoSmart Cordless Wet and Dry Epilator

  • 82% buyer satisfaction rating
  • This is known as a Smart epilator with sensosmart technology that helps guide your epilation
  • It is cordless and can be used dry or in the bath or shower for gentle epilation
  • Comes with 7 extras that include a shaver and trimmer cap for sensitive areas, skin contact cap, facial cap, sensitive cap, and pouch

6. Braun Silk-Epil 7 7871 Wet & Dry Dual Epilator

  • 82% buyer satisfaction rating
  • This epilator ever, enhanced with Gillette Venus technology for dual-action hair removal
  • It epilates and shaves simultaneously
  • Can remove fine hairs from the root and exfoliates to leave skin smooth for up to 4 weeks
  • It can adjust to the body's natural contours using a pivoting head
  • Comes with a smoothing cap and cap for sensitive areas
  • Also comes with three attachments specifically designed to give you superior results in different areas of the body

7. Braun Silk Epil 7-751 Wet & Dry Dual Epilator

  • 80% buyer satisfaction rating
  • Can be used dry but also suitable for use in the bath or shower
  • Uses close-grip tweezers, enhanced with Gillette Venus technology for dual-action hair removal
  • Takes hairs out from the root and exfoliates to leave skin smooth for up to 4 weeks
  • It is a dual epilator that epilates and shaves
  • Comes with four attachments including a charging stand, a smoothing cap with Gillette Venus technology, an efficiency cap and a cap for sensitive areas

8. Braun Silk-épil 7/7681 Epilator Xpressive

  • 80% buyer satisfaction rating
  • Can be used wet or dry for effective results up to 4 weeks
  • Uses close grip tweezer technology
  • Comes with 5 attachments
  • Has a flexible epilation head that adapts to the contours of your body
  • A Smartlight: makes even the finest hairs visible

9. Braun Silk-épil 7 7891 Wet and Dry Cordless Dual Epilator

  • 74% buyer satisfaction rating
  • This is a dual epilator that epilates and shaves
  • Can be used wet and dry
  • Uses 40 close-grip tweezers, enhanced with Gillette Venus technology for dual-action hair removal
  • Comes with 4 attachments including a charging stand, a smoothing cap, an efficiency cap and a cap for sensitive areas

10. Braun Silk-épil 7 7381 Wet and Dry Cordless Epilator

  • 74% buyer satisfaction rating
  • Can be used wet or dry
  • Uses 40 close-grip tweezers for better removal of even the shortest hairs
  • Also has a Smartlight to help you find even the finest hairs
  • Has various speed options
  • Comes with 2 attachments specifically designed to give you superior results in different areas of the body

Braun Silk Epil 5 Products

Braun Silk-Epil 5 5-870 SensoSmart Epilator

Here is a list of the Braun Silk Epil 5 range and again we have put these by the highest buyer rated first to make things that little bit easier.

  1. Braun Silk-épil 5 5329 Bianco (84%)
  2. Braun Silk-Epil 5 Power 5780 Epilator, Hair Removal with 7 Extras Including Shaver Head and Trimmer Cap, White/Green (82%)
  3. Braun Silk Epil 5-541 Women's Wet and Dry Cordless Epilator with 4 Extra Attachments Including Shaver Head (82%)
  4. Braun Silk-Expert 5 BD 5001 Laser Hair Removal at Home for Body and Face, Corded IPL and Permanent Hair Removal, Includes Gillette Venus Razor, White/Bronze (82%)
  5. Braun Silk-Epil Lady Shaver 5-100 Pink, Electric Shaver and Trimmer System with 1 Extra (82%)
  6. Braun Silk-Epil 5-511 Starter Kit Wet and Dry Epilator for Women, Cordless Epilation and Hair Removal Plus Beginners Cap, 3 Attachments (80%)
  7. Braun Silk-epil Lady Shaver 5-560 3-in-1 Cordless Electric Shaver, Trimmer and Exfoliating System, Purple (80%)
  8. Braun Silk Expert 5 IPL Hair Removal BD 5008, Permanent Visible Hair Removal at Home for Body and Face, Corded for Non-Stop Use + Braun Face Cleansing Brush, White/Bronze (78%)
  9. Braun Silk-épil Lady Shaver 5-160, 3-in-1 Wet and Dry Electric Shaver, Trimmer and Exfoliation System with 2 Extras, Blue (78%)

1. Braun Silk-épil 5 5329 Bianco

  • 84% buyer satisfaction rating
  • This is a waterproof epilator
  • It uses SmartLight technology so as you can see even the finest of hairs
  • It also has massage rollers
  • It comes with 2 speed s
  • Comes in a Raspberry/white colour

2. Braun Silk-Epil 5 Power 5780 Epilator

  • 82% buyer satisfaction rating
  • Uses 40 close grip tweezers to remove even the shortest hair for up to 4 weeks
  • Uses a high frequency massage system
  • Has a pivoting head that follows every contour of the body for skin contact
  • Also has Smartlight that reveals even the finest hair
  • Comes with 7 extras that include a shaver head, a trimmer cap, a sensitive area cap, a facial cap, a massage cap, a skin contact cap and a cooling glove

3. Braun Silk Epil 5-541 Women's Wet and Dry Cordless Epilator

  • 82% buyer satisfaction rating
  • Uses 28 micro-grip tweezers to remove even the smallest hairs
  • Has an anti-slip grip
  • Uses a high frequency massage system
  • It is cordless
  • Suitable for wet and dry use
  • Comes with a shaver head, a trimmer cap, massage rollers, and a skin contact cap

4. Braun Silk-Expert 5 BD 5001 Laser Hair Removal at Home

  • 82% buyer satisfaction rating
  • Uses IPL (Intense Pulse Light) technology, clinically tested for permanent visible hair removal
  • Uses Smart IPL with SensoAdaptTM skin sensor
  • Treats your lower leg in just eight minutes
  • Includes Gillette Venus razor
  • 100 day money back guarantee

5. Braun Silk-Epil Lady Shaver 5-100 Pink

  • 82% buyer satisfaction rating
  • This is a battery operated electric lady shaver
  • Uses a floating foil and trimmer for a close shave on legs, underarms or bikini line
  • Has a rounded head that adapts to body contours
  • Has a vibrating exfoliation attachment
  • Comes with a trimmer cap for bikini line and sensitive areas

6. Braun Silk-Epil 5-511 Starter Kit Wet and Dry Epilator for Women

  • 86% buyer satisfaction rating
  • This is classed as an extra gentle wet and dry epilator for use in bath or shower and is made for beginners
  • It is virtually painless with regular use in warm water
  • Comes with a beginners cap and 3 attachments
  • Has an anti-slip grip
  • If new to epilation, it is recommended that you use the beginners cap for the first 4 weeks

7. Braun Silk-epil Lady Shaver 5-560 3-in-1 Cordless Electric Shaver

  • 84% buyer satisfaction rating
  • This is a cordless electric rechargeable Lady Shaver 3-in-1 system
  • It uses a floating foil and trimmer for a close shave on legs, underarms or bikini line
  • It has a rounded head that adapts to body contours
  • Comes with a trimmer cap for bikini line and sensitive areas, exfoliation attachment, and a glide cap

8. Braun Silk Expert 5 IPL Hair Removal BD 5008

  • 82% buyer satisfaction rating
  • This is a corded epilator
  • Comes with a Braun face cleaning brush
  • This has been clinically tested for permanent visible hair removal
  • Adapts to your skin tone

9. Braun Silk-épil Lady Shaver 5-160

  • 82% buyer satisfaction rating
  • One of the more affordable options
  • This is a wet and dry shaver that also exfoliates
  • It has a rounded head that adapts to body contours
  • It comes with a trimmer cap for bikini line and sensitive areas, and an exfoliation attachment

Braun Silk Epil 3 Products

Braun Silk-Epil 3 3-170 Corded Epilator

  • 78% buyer satisfaction rating
  • This one is suitable for beginners that have not used an epilator before
  • It has massage rollers that help take most of the pain out of this type of hair removal
  • It also uses a "Smartlight" that reveals the finest hairs for no miss removal
Braun Silk-epil 3 3-170 Corded Epilator Review

Braun Silk Epil 1 Products

  • 82% buyer satisfaction
  • Uses a 20 tweezer system
  • Designed for the legs and body
  • Comes with an underarm cap
  • Cordless and corded use
  • Not suitable for the face

That is a round up of the Braun epilator range, and we will continue to update as the information changes.

Enda McLarnon


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Enda McLarnon

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