Highlights

SensoSmart™ technology

SensoSmart

SensoSmart™

An intelligent sensor guides your epilation, ensuring the right amount of pressure is applied to remove even more hair in one stroke.

Epilator head

Wet&Dry

The comfort of Wet & Dry

In your bath or in your shower, warm water helps you relax and makes it even more comfortable.

Micro-grip Technology

Micro-grip Technology

Efficiently removes hair by the root for long lasting smoothness.

Skin Contact cap

Skin Contact cap

Improved handling and adaptation to all body areas.

High frequency massage system

High Frequency Massage System

Stimulates the skin for a more comfortable experience.

Never lose control

Never lose control

With the anti-slip grip. Better control, even in wet conditions.

Features

Long-lasting battery

Long-lasting battery

Charges in only 1 hour for 30 minutes of use. Use cordless in shower or bath.

Choose your speed

2 speed settings

Speed 1 for extra gentle epilation, Speed 2 for an extra efficient epilation.

100% waterproof

100% waterproof

Easily clean under running water, comfortably use in bath or shower.

Features dermatologically recommended

Silk-épil epilators recommended¹ as the gentle solution to long-lasting hair removal thanks to its unique combination of skin-soothing features.
¹Dr. med. Petra Staubach, University Skin Clinic, Mainz

Power source

Rechargeable

12V adapter

Cleaning brush

Colour

White/blue

Attachments

High frequency massage cap

High frequency massage cap

Ensures maximum skin contact.

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.

Skin contact cap

Skin contact cap

Ensures maximum skin contact for faster epilation.

What's in the box

  • Silk-épil 5 5/890 SensoSmart™ epilator

    Silk-épil 5 SensoSmart™ epilator

  • Skin contact cap for Braun Silk-épil 5 SensoSmart™ 5/890 epilator

    Skin contact cap

  • Shaver head for Braun Silk-épil 5 SensoSmart™ 5/890 epilator

    Shaver head

  • Trimmer cap for Braun Silk-épil 5 SensoSmart™ 5/890 epilator

    Trimmer cap

  • Smart plug for Braun Silk-épil 5 SensoSmart™ 5/890 epilator

    Smart plug

  • Cleaning brush for Braun Silk-épil 5 SensoSmart™ 5/890 epilator

    Cleaning brush

  • Pouch for Braun Silk-épil 5 SensoSmart™ 5/890 epilator

    Pouch

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating
4.71/5 (78)
98% recommended

Reviews

Your Location:
Redmond, WA
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11 September, 2018

Love love love this epilator!

All I have now is an amazing experience of grooming. If you are someone who would like to get clean skin without waxing but better effects then this product is the go to product. Especially that it also has wet option, I use my epilator in the shower and it becomes super easy to get waxed without being waxed. Anymore I don't have to worry about hair growing back in 3-5 days. I've used this two times so far and it's kept my skin soft and supple, I've not had any bruises or rashes after this. make sure the skin is not super dry before you start using. That's a mistake I did the last time and it hurts more than usual. It saves a lot of time, and it's very easy to use in underarms and bikini areas. Easy to assemble, use and wash!

Yes, I recommend this product !

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Clifton Park, NY
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11 September, 2018

I finally love an epilator!

I have fair, sensitive skin, so I’ve spent most of my life loathing hair removal. I can’t afford laser or electrolysis, but I’ve tried every other hair removal technique I could find- women’s razors, men’s razors, waxing (by a professional and at home, hot and strips), threading, plucking, and- most painful of all- epilation. No matter what I tried, my skin rebelled and stubble always reappeared far too quickly. Epilation in particular was a letdown for me. First, I found the pain intolerable. I literally screamed and cried every time I tried it, whether on my legs or on the peach fuzz on my face. And second, it always seemed to tear the hairs instead of removing them by the roots, so the hair was back the next day. Having to use it on dry skin really made it unpleasant to use, but that was the only way to do it at the time. Waxing burned my sensitive skin and the hair never stayed gone for long. Threading was interesting and worked for my eyebrows, but threading my Sasquatch legs? The poor person doing it would have no time for other clients and I’d be broke! Due to its affordability and relatively comfortable hair removal, I always came back to shaving. I really didn’t think I’d ever try another epilator, after the trauma my skin and I experienced in the past, but then I heard that this new epilator could be used in the shower. All of a sudden, epilation seemed worth checking out again, and man, am I glad I did!I want to preface this by saying epilation will probably never be enjoyable. Let’s face it; our bodies grow hair because our bodies think we still need it. No matter how much we dislike said hair, the hair follicle is designed to stay put and it’ll probably take 1,000 years before evolution catches up to our current standards of beauty and hygiene. As such, your skin is going to be stubborn about releasing that hair, especially all the way down at the root. This is why waxing and all previous epilation experiences were traumatic and s total waste of money. But when I used the Silk-epil, about 10 minutes into my shower (when I’d normally pull out the shaving gel and a razor), it was an absolutely tolerable pain! In fact, I’d hardly call it pain; it was more like an annoyance, like when a fly keeps buzzing right near your ear. Would I do it for fun? Of course not. Would I do it again? I sure would and, in fact, I have. For the first time, I only epilated one leg, and I shaved the other, for a comparison of hair growth. I admit, you feel it more down by your ankles, but as long as I made sure to go verrrrry slowly, it wasn’t traumatic at all. It probably took about two to three times as long to epilate as it does to shave, but don’t forget that you won’t need to do it anywhere near as frequently as you shave. The reason this little guy can be used in the shower (or anywhere your little heart desires) is because it is rechargeable. When I opened the box, I plugged the charger into the wall and plugged the other end into the device, and it was fully charged within an hour or two. I’ve used it three times since then and I haven’t had to recharge it yet. So not being tethered to that pesky electricity, this device is totally travel-friendly and super easy to use in the shower or bath, when your pores have relaxed a bit and hair removal is a bit easier. Oh, I should also mention that I have fibromyalgia and other health issues, so my skin is extremely sensitive to pain and often registers pain even without a stimulus. I don’t want to speak for others with this or other nervous system diseases, but I found the discomfort to be well with my personal range of pain tolerance. So, it’s not agonizing to use and it can be used in the shower, but is it worth it? OMG, yes! After that first one-leg-only test, I took some photos of my shins. If you zoom in, you can see that my shaved leg has probably 3-4mm of hair in many places, while my epilated leg is still almost completely smooth. After taking those photos, I epilated the second leg and I gave the first leg a quick touch-up as well, to get hairs that weren’t long enough to come out the first time. You probably know that hair grows in cycles and not all follicles are active at the same time, so you may notice a few stragglers on occasion. If you epilate about once a week for the first month or so (and it hardly takes any time at all after the initial epilation), I think you’ll find your legs stay completely smooth for weeks at a time. I’ve only had it for about three weeks so I can’t say exactly how different it will be after using the epilator for several months, but even if I have to use it once a week for a few minutes, that’s totally worth it to me. I haven’t yet experienced the finer-regrowth, but it wouldn’t surprise me. First, some hair follicles may be damaged by the epilation, but second, when you shave you are blunting the end of each hair shaft, sort of like when you get a trim. Having a flat, blunt end makes the hair seem thicker and regrowth is more noticeable. When the hair has its natural taper at the end, as it has when a new strand of hair is formed and pushed out of the follicle, it’s softer and less noticeable. Instead of prickles on your legs, it’s like a tiny tickle. I haven’t yet tried it on my armpits or on my face, but I absolutely will do so once I feel my legs are set. Obviously you can use it on as many areas as you want, but my health issues make it impossible to stand in the shower for very long, so I’m focusing on one body part at a time. I can’t even express accurately how much I love not having to worry about my leg hair. Whether I wear capris or short shorts, I know my legs are hair-free. I don’t have to stop every morning, while getting dressed, trying to remember when I last shaved so I know which pants or shorts to wear without feeling self-conscious. I already know that my legs are smooth and will stay that way for at least a few weeks. That is an AWESOME feeling, especially coming from someone whose social calendar is predicted on my hair removal schedule. If mine ever dies, I’m running out to get another of these. I really think you should go get yours right now!

Yes, I recommend this product !

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Pembroke Pines, FL
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11 September, 2018

Braun Silk Wet & Dry Epilator

This was my first time using an Epilator. I must say this is something that I have to get use to when it comes to the pain. It is somewhat way better than shaving because it gets the hair from the root, but waxing is a little bit faster and not that time consuming like the Wet & Dry Epilator. Overall I like that you can use it on wet or dry skin, its cordless so you can travel with it and that it comes with different attachments.

Yes, I recommend this product !

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Your Location:
Muskegon, MI
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11 September, 2018

Silky Smooth

I love the Braun Silk-épil 5 5-890 Cordless Wet & Dry Epilator! I have very sensitive skin, and shaving has always been a problem. It hurts, it makes me bleed, and I have to do it over and over again because the hair grows right back. The Braun Silk-épil 5 5-890 Cordless Wet & Dry Epilator was painless. It was very easy to reach all the places I usually miss, and the hair didn't grow right back! It is very easy to clean with the multiple removable parts. It comes with everything you need to keep yourself neat and trim.

Yes, I recommend this product !

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Your Location:
Beaverton, OR
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11 September, 2018

Interesting multi use product!

I love this epilator it’s easy to use and handle. It really makes it easy to get hairs. However the shaving function leaves a lot to be desired. But as an epilator I would highly recommend not as a shaver.

Yes, I recommend this product !

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Orlando, FL
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11 September, 2018

I will never go back to shaving!

I love the feeling of smooth skin so I typically shave my legs and underarms about 1-2 times a week. I was so sick of shaving that I was considering laser hair removal but was holding back due to the very high cost and risk of it not working. This epilator solves everything! The device is truly full proof—just hold it perpendicular to your skin and gently glide up. There is minimal pain and all the hair gets removed. I experienced the same smoothness of shaving but without knicks and no stubble so far! This epilator has truly saved me time and will save me money in the future. I especially like the foil head attachment which I have yet to come across in another brand epilator. The travel pouch is also super convienient for travel. I will never go back to shaving!

Yes, I recommend this product !

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Chicago, IL
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11 September, 2018

I love my SensoSmart

I love my SensoSmart Silk épil 5, it is very easy to use and safe to my skin, it is best than the razor.I do not have to epilation a twice a week, because it takes up to 4 weeks to get another epilation.It is very practique to take if you travel, it can fit on your travel size bag.It is rechargeable, you don't need to buy batteries and change frequently.I really love.

Yes, I recommend this product !

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Your Location:
Princeton, IN
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11 September, 2018

Works Great! I Love It!!!

Braun Silk-épil 5 5-890 Epilator works great! Let me tell you a little bit about the product. It is a wet & dry epilator with SensoSmart that will leave your skin feeling smooth for up to 4 weeks. The SensoSmart keeps you from pushing to hard on your skin to cause damage. It glides across your skin while removing hair. It has massage rollers that helps give extra gentle epilation. It is also a shaver and a trimmer! How awesome is that!! You can use it in the shower or bath if you want to because it is water proof! It comes with a cute little bag to keep all the items in. I have used it on my legs, arms, under arms, and stomach. I found that it removed my hair very easily without pain. I loved how it removed every hair without me having to keep going over and over my skin. It works fast and made the job very easy. It has been a couple weeks and my skin feels nice. I have used it for a few touch ups but that is because of my hair growth cycles are different. Overall my skin has stayed smooth and soft. I do take an oatmeal bath after I use the epilator to help sooth my skin. I find this to keep my skin from showing any sensitivity that it might have due to the hair removal. I do this because I have sensitive skin and I find it to help with keeping red spots showing and ingrown hairs from happening. I find that using the Braun Epilator to be the best way of removing hair. It is so much easier than shaving everyday. You dont have to worry about cutting yourself or getting razor burn. No more buying shaving cream or razors for this girl!! This is my go to hair removal from now on! I Love It!! Give it a try and I bet you will love it too!

Yes, I recommend this product !

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Newport, KY
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11 September, 2018

Works Great

This epilator works really well. I have really course hair on my legs and tend to get ingrown hairs. Epilatimg helps them come back more infrequently than shaving as my hair takes about a week to grow back rather than a day or two. This epilator seems to pick up even some of the shortest hairs. I also love that it has an electric shaver, which works great for quick touch ups, especially on my underarms.

Yes, I recommend this product !

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
Pittsburgh, PA
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11 September, 2018

I am so happy this exists!

This has been the solution to all my hair removal needs. I have never tried an epilator before, but I am so glad I did. This is such a great alternative to using your standard razor. I find it most useful for legs and arms. It is super easy to use and is so much better than waxing!

Yes, I recommend this product !

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.