Braun Silk Epil 9-558 Cordless Epilator UK Review
Braun is a very well known brand that pretty much always produces high quality goods. They are well known for men's electric razors, and not so much epilators, but they are actually the leading manufacturer of this type of unit.
I would say this Series 558 is near the top of the range, without being the most expensive model and its a really big seller. If you are going to pull your own hair out from the roots I believe you should be buying the best quality Epilator you can afford as these top range models are very close to being pain free.
This is a cordless model that comes as a full kit and is designed for every area of hair on your body. It can be used on sensitive areas and has the very handy additional of a separate mini epilator that's specifically designed to be used on your face. We found this to be very handy indeed.
It can go down to 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.
Braun Silk 558 Wet and Dry epilator Features
- Works wet and dry so can be used in the shower
- Removes hair down to 0.5mm
- 40% wider than standard
- Does all over body
- Full kit including shaver and separate facial epilator
- 1 Hour charge time for 40 mins use
This Epilator has a very good rating of 4.4 out of 5 which is extremely good and its priced at around £95 which I believe that is pretty reasonable. That only 0.1 in the rankings below the number one rated unit, and that's £30 more expensive.
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 Facial Epilator
- 1 x High Frequency Massage Cap
- 1 x Skin Contact Cap
What Buyers Say About the Wet and Dry Epilator
This is a really big selling Epilator as you might expect of a good quality product like this. Buyers all agree that this is a quality product and that its really great for all types of hair removal. If you are going to try Epilating at home you are best to go for a product of this quality as cheap units can be quite painful to use.
Buyers find that this is a really good value and flexible product and the vast majority think its well worth the price tag. Everybody loved the extra facial epilator and it is a real great addition to this kit and would be worth buying on its own.
With almost 7 out of 10 users rating this unit 5 out of 5 and nearly 90% of buyers rating it above 4 out of 5, we know that this is a really excellent product.
Underneath I have summarised those reviews to save you the trouble of doing that. The ratings are based on a star system, with 1 being the lowest rating, and 5 being the highest. Here is a percentage breakdown of those.
Straightaway, you can easily see that very nearly 90% 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.
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 £95 price tag. For me it does everything very well and we see very few complaints.
Check out a quick video demonstration
- Well rated
- Good quality product
- Fast charge battery
- Wider quick operation
- Does every area you will ever need
- Does wet or dry and is washable
- Virtually pain free
- Comes with Separate Facial Epilator
- Only comes with 2 pin lead
- There are cheaper units on the market
Our Summary of the Braun Silk 558 Epilator
According to buyers, who we totally agree with, this Epilator is a very good buy with almost 70% of people giving them the very highest rating.
If this is not the one for you, then why not check out our top 10 list of Epilators
If you are looking for a great kit that will do an excellent job with minimum pain then its well worth spending £95. It will do any area quickly and easily and is very flexible. It scores 4.4 in the review ratings and we can easily recommend it as one of the best in class
The separate facial epilator that comes with this kit is absolutely super.
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.