The Braun Silk-epil 5280 helps achieve the silky smooth skin most desirable when women remove hair. This result is not easy and can involve a significant amount of pain using other models. It's not only efficient removing hair it does it in an extra gentle manner using Dual Massage System, Smartlight, SoftLift Tips and 40 Tweezer Technology. A unique feature of this Silk-épil 5 is the Ice Glove that is used to cool the skin before and sooth it after epilating is completed.
What we like:
Easy cleanup after epilating thanks to the brush that is provided to help clean the rotating blade. The Ice Glove really does make a difference and really adds value to the product. The best technique to get all the hairs is to take long slow passes and then go over areas but this time at an angle. This will give the best result using this unit.
Still painful even with the glove but the very smooth skin is so worth it you do quickly forget the pain when you run your hand over your legs after epilating. Tip: It is less painful when the hair is short which is why there is a hair trimmer in the package. All the accessories are useful that come with the unit. The electric groomer/trimmer attachment is one of the best things about using this epilator because it gives a very professional result.
What we don't like:
There is no way to get into “small” areas because the epilator is too big. This is not a wet/dry epilator, which is actually quite popular.
The bottom line:
The Braun 5280 is recommended because it removes hair efficiently, has the ice glove to cool and soothe and is easy to clean. The SmartLight really makes a difference and is a good reason for getting this model.