Highlights

Close-Grip Technology

Close-Grip Technology

With 40 tweezers - removes hair as small as a grain of sand (0,5 mm).

High Frequency Massage System

High Frequency Massage System

Stimulates the skin for a more comfortable experience.

Pivoting head

Pivoting head

Gently adapts to the contours of your body for better skin contact.

SoftLift Tips®

SoftLift Tips®

The SoftLift Tips® effectively lift even flat-lying hair and help guide them to the tweezers for removal.

Cooling glove

The cooling glove effectively cools the skin before and soothes it after epilation to further increase your comfort.

Features

Smartlight. See everything.

Smartlight. See everything.

The Smartlight reveals even the finest hair for extra thorough hair removal. Never miss a hair again.

Choose your speed

Choose your speed

2 speed settings for adaption to individual skin type and personal beauty routine.

Fully washable

Fully washable

Easily clean under running water.

Ergonomic angle

Enables convenient use on all body areas.

Features dermatologically recommended

Silk-épil epilators recommended* as the gentle solution to long-lasting hair removal thanks to its unique combination of skin-soothing features. *Dr. med. Petra Staubach, University Skin Clinic, Mainz

Power source

Power source

Corded / Main

12V adapter

Pouch

Cleaning brush

Colour

White/raspberry

Attachment

Shaver head

Shaver head

Allows you to use your epilator as a full-fledged dry shaver.

Trimmer cap

Trimmer cap

To trim hair in sensitive areas.

Efficiency cap

Efficiency cap

Ensures maximum skin contact.

Silk-épil epilator attachments

Buy Silk-épil epilator attachments

What's in the box

  • Braun Silk-épil 5 - 5280 Legs and Body Epilator

    Silk-épil 5 5280

  • Shaver head for Braun Silk-épil 5 - 5280 Legs and Body Epilator

    Shaver head

  • Trimmer cap for Braun Silk-épil 5 - 5280 Legs and Body Epilator

    Trimmer cap

  • Efficiency cap for Braun Silk-épil 5 - 5280 Legs and Body Epilator

    Efficiency cap

  • Cooling glove for Braun Silk-épil 5 - 5280 Legs and Body Epilator

    Cooling glove

  • Pouch for Braun Silk-épil 5 - 5280 Legs and Body Epilator

    Pouch

  • Cleaning brush for Braun Silk-épil 5 - 5280 Legs and Body Epilator

    Cleaning brush

  • Charging cable for Braun Silk-épil 5 - 5280 Legs and Body Epilator

    Charging cable

Ratings and Reviews

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Aliso Viejo, CA, USA
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15 March, 2013

Not impressed- quality worse than previous versions

I have been using the Braun Se 3170 Silk Epil 3 Epilator for the past few years and loved the way it made my legs feel. The device was getting slower so I upgraded to the Braun Series 5-5280 Silk Epil Epilator. The feel of my legs after I use this is exactly like when I used to use a razor. It takes much longer to use overall. The quality of the device feels much worse - cheaper feel. The power supply doesn't stay in the device so I have to keep stopping and putting it back in before I can keep going. I expected much better from this device but I am very disappointed.

No, I do not recommend this product.

Your Location:
Charleston, SC
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04 May, 2013

I thought it might be cordless but no the cord just falls out.

I can't really give a review of the actual function of the epilator because the cord won't stay in long enough for the device to work. I tried for about 20 minutes and just got frustrated and gave up. From what I can tell the epilation was not painful but it took forever on one small area. Way too expensive for such poor design.

No, I do not recommend this product.

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21 May, 2014

Very practical although painful

I am actually really impressed with this epilator. Does it hurt? Yes! Does it really pull the hair out from the root? Yes. Does it last longer than shaving? Absolutely. I did a lot of research on this and I have a few tips for those who are starting with their epilators. First off, go and get a wax first. I did a full body wax since I planned on using this on my arms, underarms, and legs. I prefer sugaring since it doesn't leave my skin red and irritated and it seemed to hurt less. A week later, use your epilator. You may get some hair, you may not. But it's better to just try anyways. But all in all braun epilator is just a good experience for me

Yes, I recommend this product !

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21 May, 2014

Love the results

Before using the Braun Silk-épil 5 epilator I was having to shave EVERYDAY, and even at that I was left with tiny dark spots all over my legs and underarms from the hair left behind in my pores. With the epilator my legs and underarms now look smooth and truly hairless, best part is that even after 3 days my skin still look amazingly smooth!!! The process is a bit painful but well worth the results. I highly recommend this to anyone who doesn't mind great results in exchange of a little pain.

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31 May, 2014

not sensitive skin

I received this product to review from Braun. This product came with a bag for storange,a tiny brush for cleaning,a gel ice pack,and a very long cord. I would highly suggest you use the gel pack if you have sensitive skin or not used to using a product like this. The epilator has a light so you can see the hair,and has two settings. I was shocked by how much it stung the first time I used it. I then decided to use the gel pack,after doing half of my first leg I decided to read the instructions. *you have to stretch your skin while you are doing this* After I read that,it was a breeze with hardly any stinging pain. Overall,I enjoyed using this product. It did as it said and gave me very smooth legs,however,I did not like that it stung so much. I will say that adding the gel ice pack was a great idea!

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05 June, 2014

Satisfied overall

I was super excited when I got this epilator for free from Braun! I was anxious to try it and opened it up and started using it as soon as I received it in the mail. It was really easy to get started, just plug it in and start pulling. It hurt, but not nearly as much as other epilators I had used in the past. I liked the cute pink carrying case, but my favorite thing was the light on the underside so that you can see all the fine hairs and make sure you get them all! It was very efficient. Now for the negative. It took a long time to get all the hairs, probably 20 or more minutes per leg and I'm not even a hairy person. It promised smooth legs for up to four weeks, but I had stubble again after only 7-8 days. I'm sure the smooth period will increase over time. Also, I wish it had an option to charge it and use it cordlessly so I didn't have to stay tethered to the wall Overall, I was satisfied with the Braun epilator and would recommend it. It got all the hairs. My main complaint is that it took awhile to use and I have an active toddler so I don't have much time to take on myself.

Your Location:
riverside ca
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06 June, 2014

new fav hair removal

Easy to use. Long lasting hair removal. Love the light and contour head. Hair comes back so much softer.

Yes, I recommend this product !

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Los Angeles, CA
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25 July, 2016

Removes hair well but has a few negative features

I bought this Silk Epilator in exchange of the same company epilator that I have had for almost 12 years. This one has some very good things like light that gives you the ability to use it in a dim light. I didn't like the switch power. It is hard to grasp, and it easily shifts to the right and left position when you want just have it in neutral. It didn't take for me longer time to use it on both of my legs comparing to my old epilators. I hope it will last as many years as the old ones. I love epilators.

Yes, I recommend this product !