Braun Silk-Epil 5 Power 5780 Epilator UK Review 

By  Geoff Magee

Braun Silk-Epil 5 Power 5780 Epilator UK Review

Everyone has heard of Braun as they are known world wide as manufacturers of very high quality electrical goods. They are best known as makers of men's electric razors, which they lead the market in but are not so well known for epilators such as this Silk-Epil 5 Power 5780 model. They are actually the leading manufacturer of this type of unit. 

This Series 5-5780 power model Epilator is mid range and is easily the best selling model they make. This is probably due to the price, at around £60 its a lower range price with mid to high range features. It makes sense that if you decide you are going to pull your own hair out from the roots that you should be buying the best quality Epilator you can afford. As a rule of thumb, the more you spend, the less the pain!

This is a cordless model that comes as a full kit with 7 extra attachments and is designed for every area of hair on your body. It comes with Shaver head and trimmer cap for depilation, sensitive area cap, facial cap, massage cap, skin contact cap and a cooling glove. All these attachments are designed to leave as smooth a finish as possible and to keep pain an irritation to a minimum.

These Epilators can remove hair as short as 0.5mm and this 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 Silk-Epil 5 Power 5780 Epilator

Braun Silk-Epil 5 Power 5780 EpilatorFeatures

  • Removes hair down to 0.5mm
  • Does all over body
  • Comes with 7 attachments
  • Washable
  • 1 Hour charge time for 30 mins use
  • Massage rollers for skin stimulation

This Epilator has a very good rating of 4.2 out of 5 which is excellent as its priced at around £60 which I believe is a great price. That's not much lower in the rankings than the number one rated unit which is twice the price so this is another great starter epilator.

​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 Charging lead ( note 2 pin only )
  • 1 x Shaver Head
  • 1 x High Frequency Massage Cap
  • 1 x Skin Contact Cap
  • 1 x Trimmer Cap
  • 1 x Sensitive Area Cap
  • 1x Facial cap
  • 1 x Cooling glove
Braun Silk-Epil 5 Power 5780 Epilator contents

What Buyers Say About the Power 5780 Epilator

This is easily the best selling Braun Epilator and you might expect that from quality product like this, that's well priced. Buyers all agree that this is a quality product and that its really great for all types of hair removal. Its half the price the top of the range model but it doesn't have the 40% wider head. It also doesn't work wet or dry, just dry.

With over 6 out of 10 users rating this unit 5 out of 5 and 80% of buyers rating it above 4 out of 5, we know that this is a really excellent product.

Straightaway we found that over 80% of actual buyers rated this as well above average product. Ratings like this are very seldom seen as we nearly always find somebody with a gripe. Also when only 7% of people don't like a product its usually that something is wrong with the buyer as apposed to the product! There is always one Victor Meldrew

Reviews from actual users are a great way to rate a product and its very easy to see that this is a good quality, flexible kit, though you would expect it to be good at the price tag.

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  • Well rated
  • Good quality product
  • ​Fast charge battery
  • Does every area you will ever need
  • Virtually pain free
  • Only comes with 2 pin lead
  • Doesn't have the 40% wider head
  • Doesn't work in the wet

Our Summary of the Braun Silk Power Epilator

Braun Silk-Epil 5 Power 5780 in box

According to buyers, who we totally agree with, this Epilator is a very good buy with over 60% 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

This is the perfect kit for a new Epilator user. You will get a quality kit that's not the cheapest on the market but does an excellent job. It will do any area quickly and easily and is very flexible. It scores well in the reviews and I think that's about right. 

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.

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