Braun Silk Epil 5 5280 Epilator Review

Braun Silk Epil 5 5280 Epilator is another hair removal device that has it all. This Epilator is short in appearance, made of plastic and the body has a touch of slight pink. This Epilator was designed to be short in such a way that women can hold it firm without it slipping off their hands. This Epilator was designed to have an on/off dial which is white in color and it’s circled with a pink round trip. Besides this dial, you will find a two-speed settings that are completely different from each other. You can either choose the slow speed or the fast speed, it all depends on the speed you prefer.

The smart light found in this Epilator is another feature that is unique. This smart light allows its users to see hidden hair by lightning up the surface of the skin. Women hate it when they notice one or two strands of hair on the surface of their skin after spending a considerable amount of time shaving in the bathroom. This Braun Silk Epil 5 5280 Epilator does not allow such a thing.

Going to the market to buy just any type of Epilator will put you in more trouble than you planned for. There are some Epilators in the market that will cause you more pain. But in the case of this particular Epilator, you will experience less pain. It also has a roller system that has a high frequency. With this, you will not feel a thing when the Epilator is tweezing your hair from its roots. This massaging system will only make you feel a tingly during epilation. You will also find cooling gloves in the kit of this device which serves as an additional pain reliever for soothing the skin after epilation.

General Pros: Braun Silk Epil 5 5280 Epilator is one of the best Epilator in the market. Despite its advanced technology, this device is still affordable. The close grip technology is another major advantage of this device over other types of Epilators. This advanced technology improves the removal of tiny hairs. This Epilator has other accessories that will be discussed as we proceed with this review.

General Cons: This epilator has a cord which means you can’t move freely with it during epilation. It also does not guarantee a clean shave with just a single sweep, you will have to repeat this process depending on the result you desire. Ideally, two to three sweep will work the magic.

Features Of Braun Silk Epil 5 5280 Epilator

Braun Silk-épil 5 Power 5280 Women's Epilator

1.) The Tweezers

Braun Silk Epil 5 5280 Epilator has 40 sets of tweezers, each of these tweezers are made in such a way that it can uproot both thin and think hair comfortably. For an Epilator at such a price, this device is all you could ever ask for.

Although you shouldn’t expect a magical sweep after using this device for 10 minutes. But it still works faster than other Epilators than cheaper Epilators. The close grip technology included in this device also helps the device in removing tiny hairs in an efficient manner.

Another amazing feature that will blow your mind is the soft lift tips. The primary function of this feature is to lift hairs that are lying flat on the body. This feature might not be a tempting one but if you have a person has flat-lying hair, you will know the value.

2.) Accessories

In this department, Braun Silk Epil 5 5280 Epilator did a great job. Despite not being as expensive as other models of Epilators, it has all the additional accessories that expensive Epilators do have. The only thing that is missing in this device is the two head cap which in this device has only one. Notwithstanding, this single cap will do the magic and help you to do exactly what you could have done with an expensive Epilator with two head caps.

Like any other Epilator, it has a shaver head and a trimmer head. These heads are washable, which means you get to keep a hygienic Epilator. This Epilator also has a cooling glove which helps to soothe the skin immediate you finish epilating your skin. It also has 2-speed system and a smart light that works together to make sure you leave no hair behind.

Braun Silk Epil 5 5280 Epilator has pivoting tweezers head and massage rollers that work together to deliver the best of epilation.

3.) A Corded Epilator

Braun Silk Epil 5 5280 Epilator is a corded Epilator which means you can’t make use of it without connecting it to an electric power source. It is not battery which stores power for future use. This particular feature might not sound nice to most ladies but the wire connecting the cord to a power source is long enough and this will give you the room to move comfortably while epilating.

4.) Braun Silk Epil 5 5280 Epilator Is Not Meant For Facial Treatment

If you are looking for an Epilator that will get rid of your facial hair, buying this particular Epilator is a wrong choice. This is due to the fact that it has no facial cap that helps to limit the numbers of tweezers that the Epilator brings close to the facial skin.

Asides from facial use restriction, this device can be used to remove hairs from any other part of the body. These areas include legs, underarms, bikini line, and other parts that are below the neck. Braun Silk Epil 5 5280 Epilator get rid of hair all the way down to its roots.

5.) Pain Level

Braun Silk Epil 5 5280 Epilator has dual comfort system that helps to reduce the level of pain and at the same time increase your comfort. This dual comfort system works to make your pain go away very fast and at the same time, it also leaves a pleasuring sensation.

The cooling glove is another pain reliever that helps to reduce the level of pain. This cooling glove is an accessory that you will find in the pack. The only thing about this glove is that you can’t make use of it until after your epilation.

Using this cooling glove to soothe your skin before epilation is a bad idea. Soothing your skin before epilation will end up tighten the pores on your skin which will definitely result in an increase in the rate of ingrown hairs. Therefore, it is advisable to use this cooling glove after epilation.

Besides all that has been mentioned, making use of an Epilator is painful no doubt about that. But what makes Braun Silk Epil 5 5280 Epilator different are the included accessories that help to reduce the pain experienced. This Epilator is a perfect choice for both newbies and old users.

How To Use Braun Silk Epil 5 5280 Epilator

Braun Silk Epil 5 5280 Epilator supports both dry and wet shaving. You can either make use of this device on a dry or wet skin depending on how it suits you. But it is important for you to note that the use of either gel or lotions is not allowed. Although you can make use of warm water to wet your skin before epilating.

The first step is to hold this device firmly on your hand in such a way that you feel it becoming part of you. If you will be shaving your legs, the next thing you need to do is turn the device in a 90° position in such a way that it faces your leg and sweep the device upward through your leg against your hair. Pressing down hard knock your skin is not necessary, you don’t need to waste your time doing that. Shaving with hot water will help you to some extent and you will experience less pain. The massaging rollers along with other accessories will reduce your discomfort. In no time, you will get used to epilation and you will begin to feel less pain.

Immediately after epilation, you may notice tiny bumps on the surface of your skin, but after 12 to 24 hours, this bump will disappear. If you wish, you apply a mild moisturizer on the surface of your skin after epilating.


Braun Silk Epil 5 5280 Epilator is a device that has it all. The shaver head was designed in such a way that it can adapt to any type of contour. This is made possible with the help of its pivoting and with this, Braun Silk Epil 5 5280 Epilator gently pass through all the curves on the surface of the skin. With the help of a trimmer cap, you are safe from all types of bad shaving experience.

This device is affordable, you will enjoy your epilation and get all you need as you sweep through your skin to get rid of that unwanted hair on the surface of your skin.

Get yours now and enjoy the beauty of a well designed Epilator. Braun Silk Epil 5 5280 Epilator is not perfect, but it has so much to offer.

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