Braun 5580 Silk-Epil Body & Face

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Braun 5580 Silk-Epil Body & Face

The new epilation head comes with 40 tweezers for long lasting incredibly smooth skin with convenience and efficiency. Active massaging rollers gently...

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Review of "Braun 5580 Silk-Epil Body & Face"

published 15/06/2006 | technopanic
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Pro leaves area smooth for 3-4 weeks at a time
Cons slower than shaving, you need a little stubble to use this
Quality of shave
Value for money

"Painless (almost) smooth bits for summer."

I decided it was time to retire my old silkepil which had done me 12 years service and treat myself to a new one. I have been very impressed with it so far, it does a great job and there have definitely been design improvements since my old one came out.
The best improvement is doubling the number of tweezers on the head which speeds things up a lot. It does come with the original head too, plus an extra narrow head for under arms, bikini line etc, so there is a lot more in the set than there was.
Also included are a couple of new head guards, the original massaging one to reduce the ouch, one designed to pull the skin slightly to speed things up, and one which reduces the amount of head in contact with the skin for facial depilation. All that and a ice pack and mitt too!
The people at braun have really thought this one out well, the unit is more comfortable to hold, less brutal to use and the LED "headlight" on it makes it easy to spot stray hairs that would have been missed otherwise. I noticed that I didnt have as much of the "plucked chicken" look after using it as my old one gave either, so its much gentler on the skin.
It isnt cheap at just under £70, but it is worth upgrading from the next one down, you get a LOT more for the extra £10 in price. Given the years of service my old one gave me, you could easily spend that on razors, wax strips, depilatory creams etc in that time. Plus the brand is a good one, my old one got retired not because it was faulty, I just wanted to upgrade to a newer model.

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  • The_Nursey published 15/06/2006
    Ouch! No way!
  • newty1977 published 15/06/2006
    Blimey .... £70 !! ;-o
  • Jennet1987 published 15/06/2006
    I;ll stick with my trusty razors thanks, helpful
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Product Information : Braun 5580 Silk-Epil Body & Face

Manufacturer's product description

The new epilation head comes with 40 tweezers for long lasting incredibly smooth skin with convenience and efficiency. Active massaging rollers gently stimulate the skin with micro pulsations before and after the hair is removed. to minimize the pulling sensation. SmartLight illuminates the area that is being epilated so that even the finest hairs are visible. EasyStart set made up of the cooling glove and the starter head. is designed to make your start into epilation more comfortable. Additional narrow epilation head fits underarms and bikini line. Facial set made up of Facial Attachment and Cleansing Wipes. EfficiencyPro Clip allows for a wider skin area coverage so that the efficiency of your epilator is increased even further. 2 speeds (fast and slow). Includes storage pouch and cleaning brush.

Product Details

EAN: 4210201570578, 4210201570585, 4210201601227, 4210201048862

Manufacturer: Braun

Skin Cooler: With Skin Cooler

Additional Shaving Head: No

Additional Epilation Head for Sensitive Zones: Yes

Additional Epilation Head for Face: Yes

Type of Epilator: All Zones

Power Capacity Control: No

Power Supply: Rechargeable, Mains

Type: Epilator, Ladies' Shaver, Men's Shaver

Wet & Dry Use: Dry Use

Washable: Non Washable

Type of Electronic Infoscreen: No

Integrated Emulsion: No

Number of Guide Combs: 2

Number and Type of Foils: 2 Foils

Rotary Action / Vibrating Foil: Vibrating Foil

MPN: 5580

Electric Cleaning Option: without Electric Cleaning


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