Braun Face 830 Facial Epilator UK Review
I am sure you will have heard of Braun as they are known world wide as manufacturers of very high quality electrical goods. They are really better known as makers of men's electric razors but are not so well known for epilators such as this 830 Facial model. They are actually the leading manufacturer of this type of unit.
This Series 830 Facial model Epilator is a specialist model that's designed specifically for use on your face. It makes sense to buy the best quality epilator if you are going to pull your own hair out from the roots, especially on your face. As a rule of thumb, the more you spend, the less the pain!
This is a cordless model that comes with a facial cleansing brush, a mirror and beauty pouch.
These Epilators can remove hair as short as 0.5mm and at a width of 0.02mm which is 4 times shorter than you can do by waxing so you don't have to wait till your hair gets to 2mm before you can remove it and you should expect the treatment to last up to 4 weeks. When you take time to think about it, 0.5mm is the size of a grain of sand so they do go remove virtually all hair.
Braun 830 Facial Epilator Features
- Removes hair down to 0.5mm
- Comes with a facial exfoliator brush
- 200 plucking movements per second
- Battery operated
- Works in two directions
This Epilator has a pretty good rating of 3.9 out of 5 though its quite expensive at around £50. .
Braun units use sonic exfoliation technology which provides 3000 micro-vibrations per minute to exfoliate your skin. They separate facial epilator does 200 plucking motions per second so you would imagine that would be just a touch quicker than using tweezers! This all helps to provide a smoother finish.
Whats in the box
- 1 x Epilator
- 1 x Facial exfoliating brush
- 1 x Mirror
- 1 x Beauty pouch
What Buyers Say About the 830 Facial Epilator
This is the only face specific Braun Epilator that we have looked at.There hundreds of reviews ranging from really good to absolute rubbish. In general they tell us that the product works very well at removing hair. It leaves the skin smooth and doesn't cause much irritation so as an epilator for sensitive areas, it works great.
That's not the problem. Buyers who gave a poor review find that they aren't as good a quality as they were expecting for the price and that the cutting area is very small. It still gets a pretty good rating but not everybody loved it.
There is always one Victor Meldrew but its plain to see that although this product has a good overall rating its not delighting everyone. It seems its great for small areas like removing a mono brow for instance but not for a full beard!
Check out a quick video demonstration
- Well rated
- Removes hair well
- Great on sensitive areas
- Virtually pain free
- Not as good as people were expecting
- Disappointing power
Our Summary of the Braun Facial Epilator
According to buyers, who we totally agree with, this Epilator does a good job at removing facial hair with over 40% of people giving them the very highest rating.
If this is not the one for you, then why not check out our Best Hair Epilator Reviews
Don't expect magic from this unit. Its great for small areas of facial hair but no more. I think its very expensive for what you get
Tips for first time epilator users
The right time for epilation is in the evening. If you go to bed with a few bumps or irritations they will be gone by the morning. You should prepare by taking a warm showing an all over exfoliation. This helps to relax the skin and reduce ingrowing hairs.
The Braun Silk Epil SkinSpa exfoliating brush is an excellent product and it gets 4x better results than a manual peeling.
Hold your epilator loosely and naturally a 90 degree angle to your legs and move the epilator going against the direction of hair growth. Not much pressure is required, just touch the epilator lightly on the skin. Braun Silk Epil’s cooling glove and massaging rollers will minimise any discomfort and once you get the hang of it, epilation becomes virtually painless.
The number one thing to remember is always moisturise after epilation and never before. This will give the best results and get set for soft, silky skin in the morning.
If you are totally averse to pain and would consider trying something new, why not check out our Braun Silk-Expert IPL BD5009 UK Review which will introduce you to IPL ( intense pulsed light) hair removal.