Braun Silk-épil 5 5780 Epilator

Braun Silk Epil 5-5780 Epilator
Braun Silk Epil 5-5780 Epilator
Braun Silk Epil 5-5780 Epilator


Who is it For: Ladies who want silky, hair-free legs, underarms, bikini line and face. Great for first-time users and people with sensitive skin.
Directions: There are no complicated instructions, just plug in, turn on and remove unwanted hair.
Fast Acting: The effects are instantaneous, although it is best not to epilate immediately before going out as the skin needs to calm down so that moisturiser can be added and any redness can disappear.
The Packaging: Includes device, several useful attachments and a small cleaning brush.
Product Quality: Being a Braun product, it is of extremely good quality.
Safety: As the product is corded, it should not be plugged in and used whilst you are in the bath or shower.

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Total Score

User Rating
5 total ratings



Provides gentle epilation with long-lasting results, special glove soothes and cools epilated skin, Softlift feature helps to prevent flat-lying hairs being missed, includes useful attachments, significantly increases re-growth time.


Light feature still fails to highlight all fine hairs, lacks the portability of a cordless version, cable prevents clear vision of skin being epilated, only supplied with 2-pin shaver plug and no adaptor.

Bottom Line

An ideal epilator for first-time users. This device gives you silky, hair-free skin which will last for about two weeks.

Posted June 13, 2014 by

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If you’ve not yet tried removing unwanted hair by means of an epilator, it is a totally different experience. Waxing and wet shaving are fast becoming old-fashioned methods of hair removal and the hair grows back quicker, coarser and more ungainly using traditional methods.

Braun have developed the Silk-épil 5 5780 Epilator to provide gentle epilation with long-lasting results. This product is designed to grasp and remove even the shortest and finest of hair using 40 microscopic tweezers. To alleviate any discomfort experienced, massaging rollers move across the skin before soothing and cooling it with a special glove. Ideal for first-time users of an epilator, this device rapidly stimulates the skin with the rollers whilst manoeuvring comfortably across the uneven contours of the body. A ‘Softlift’ feature ensures that flat-lying hairs are not missed but instead are swiftly caught in the ‘tweezers’ and pulled out with the roots attached.

A built- in light helps you to spot unwanted hairs and to be more thorough in the hair removal process, although it’s not always easy to spot the fine hairs on your legs, even with the light. There are two speeds, a lower one for more gentle hair removal and a faster one for added speed and efficiency. The product is fully sealed and can therefore be totally immersed in clean water to wash away removed hair.

It comes with a number of useful attachments which can be added to the device for areas of varying degrees of sensitivity, including ones for the face, underarms and bikini line. There is also a trimmer so that longer hair can be reduced in length for manageability and to minimise irritation on removal. Some people purchase an epilator and then fail to persevere with it because initially the sensation is strange – a momentary twinge of discomfort may be experienced, but it can’t be classified as pain. Inevitably the first time you use one, there is more hair to be removed. Subsequent fortnightly sessions are however all you need to maintain a silky soft body, free of unwanted hair and because hair never grows back at an even rate, it is doubtful that you will have so much to contend with as on the first occasion. Taking a warm shower prior to epilation is recommended to prepare your body, as well as using a gentle unperfumed shower gel. As you become used to the process, the cooling glove provided with the product is usually sufficient to relieve any discomfort and after all, the benefits of this method far outweigh any negatives. Regular use of the epilator will slow down hair growth until you noticeably see a reduction in the amount of bodily hair.

This model is mains operated and, although Braun suggest that this is for uninterrupted usage, personally I like the portability of a cordless one. The cable tends to hinder epilation and it’s better to be able to position yourself somewhere in good light rather than relying on the device’s Smartlight. Other users have noticed this flaw with the product and because the item is only supplied with a two-pin shaver plug, you might also need to purchase an adaptor.

With an hour’s charge, you can use the epilator cordless for about half an hour but this should be plenty of time to remove any amount of unwanted hair. I find it’s best to recharge the device after cleaning and drying, ready to be used straight away the next time.

With a bit of careful research, you can currently find this model at half price with some retailers and online. Overall this is a very good epilator and supercedes the older 5377 version, which was both corded and cordless but which is now, sadly obsolete.

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