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

What's in the box

  • Braun Silk-épil 5 5185 Young Beauty Legs Epilator

    Silk-épil 5 5185 Young Beauty

  • Cooling glove for Silk-épil 5 5185 Young Beauty epilator

    Cooling glove

  • Pouch for Silk-épil 5 5185 Young Beauty epilator

    Pouch

  • Cleaning brush for Silk-épil 5 5185 Young Beauty epilator

    Cleaning brush

  • Charging cable for Silk-épil 5 5185 Young Beauty epilator

    Charging cable

Ratings and Reviews

This area allows consumers like you to express their own opinions and comments. Braun does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any statements or product claims made here, nor endorses any opinions expressed by the reviewer.

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100% recommended

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Your Location:
riverside
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21 May, 2014

great features

i have a more expensive epilator i have been using and loved, until this one. the light and pivoting head are awesome. and the amount of times i have to pass this over hair to remove is less than the other brand. highly recommend!

Yes, I recommend this product !

Your Location:
portland, or
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23 May, 2014

fantastic epilator!

I was given this epilator from the brand in exchange for my review. I'm a die-hard epilator fan, since I love that it is longer lasting than shaving. Compared to my normal epilator, this one was so much more smooth to use. I kept thinking of the word "gliding" to describe how it felt on my skin. I loved the overall packaging of the epilator - I thought it was BRILLIANT that it included an ice pack, because there are times when epilators can really leave your legs feeling tender and sore. Overall I LOVE this epilator. The ease of using it and the effectiveness are top notch.

Yes, I recommend this product !

Your Location:
Alamo, TX, USA
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26 May, 2014

Hairy Legged Woman Approved!!!

Works better than waxing, although it leaves a few hairs they're not nearly to the same amount as waxing. If you shave after epilating with this your legs will be silky for around 7 days - the little hairs it leaves behind are extrememly fine and slow growing so shaving gives you completely smooth for a few days, at least in my case.The first time I use this it was a little painful but the 2nd time I bearly felt it. Its sort of the same as when you first wax it gets better with time. I have very sensative skin and after I shave I always have red bumps and with this I didn't. If used correctly and follow the instructions this epilator will be a life saver...no more money spend on waxing trips (which can be very costly) and best of all it has a cord to plug it in so you won't need to be replacing batteries and it will always have the same power as you first used it which is a huge plus :).Super easy to clean just hold under water for a few secounds and thats all ..Look no further you wont be disappointed your legs will feel so smooth..ready for the beach!!!!!

Yes, I recommend this product !

Your Location:
Missoula, MT
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27 May, 2014

Braun Silk-Epil 5 is a smart solution for stubborn hairs!

I used the Braun Silk 5 Epilator in an attempt to have constantly smooth legs. I was a little nervous to use this product simply because of the pain I thought would come with it. But Braun thought of that! They include a cooling glove that is used right before you epilate and it makes the process much more enjoyable! I didn't have to grow my leg hair out long at all for the epilator to catch it and get rid of it. I recommend following the instructions stating to use the product at night to let the redness go away while you sleep. The product was easy to use, easy to clean and something I would want to use again! I would recommend this product to people who can handle a little discomfort for long-term results.

Yes, I recommend this product !

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04 June, 2014

Painful but only for the first time

I was giving the Braun Silk-elip 5 in exchange for my review. While this product does what it says it will, it is painful the first time. I found that after the first time, the hair was finer and easier to remove with the epilateur. I loved the design and colors. It fits nicely in your hand making it easier to use. The pivotal head was great for getting close to the knee and calf area. Great packaging. The cord of the appliance could be longer in my opinion. All in all, good product.

Your Location:
nc
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04 June, 2014

good so far

I have been using braun epil 5 for over one week and it still really good so far. It's somewhat unfortunate not to be able to charge it so it needs to be plugged all the time but these issue does not bother me much. But apart from the pain it really leaves my skin so smooth and hair doesnt grow fast like with the razor

Your Location:
Davie, FL, USA
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05 June, 2014

Easy to use epilator cuts back on need for shaving

I received aBraun Silk epil 5 epilator to try and overall, I am pretty happy with it. The packaging was great - easy to set up and get started. It comes with a gel cooling sleeve, a cleaning brush and a small bag that holds everything. I haven't used in epilator in nearly 20 years, and I had memories of a very painful process. With that in mind, I was a bit nervous to get started - I picked a small patch of hair near my ankle and jumped in. I began, as recommended in the instructions, with the lower setting. The higher setting is for "experienced" epilators, and I do not fall into that category (at least not yet). The process was much less painful than I recalled, which is great news. Unfortunately, on the lower setting, it took a lot of back and forth over the same area to really pull all of the hair. After a week on the lower setting, I decided to be brave and try the higher setting - and it made a HUGE difference. After several weeks with the Braun Silk Epil 5, I can already see a difference in my shaving frequency. I have also started using the epilator on my underarms. The first couple of times was pretty painful as it is a sensitive area, but it is getting much better now! For me personally, is seems to be a good beginner epilator. As someone who lives in South Florida, having smooth legs, underarms and bikini line is important year round, and I am very excited to have found an alternative to shaving which lasts much longer than a traditional shave. This will also help cut back on the need for waxing. If you are looking to try out epilating at a reasonable price, this us the epilator for you.

Yes, I recommend this product !

Your Location:
Orlando, FL
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30 June, 2014

Braun epilator

I love it... Been using it... Now I don't have to shave as often! I even let my sister try the Braun epilator... And she is in love with it . She usually wax.

Your Location:
Fredericksburg, VA
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30 June, 2014

Gets Better With Each Use

Thanks to Braun I have been able to try the Silk epil 5 for free! I love it. I will admit that it took some getting used to, but it was so worth it!! Now instead of shaving everyday or every other day I use the epilator once a week to once every two weeks! That's a serious time savings to me! It's easy to use and easy to clean. What more can you ask for?

Your Location:
Riverside, CA
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30 June, 2014

Wont go back to razr

This product is a must for me now. My hair comes in so much softer and stays away so much longer. the light is fantastic so I can see my results better and the flexing head works better than similar products that do not offer the flex head.