Braun are widely perceived as the kings of epilation creation (slightly weird way of phrasing it but I do enjoy a rhyme) due to their extensive range of epilators that perform effective and quick hair-removal. Recently, Braun have taken epilating to the next level by finding ways to include electronic brushes which can be used in a number of ways.
Firstly, before any kind of hair removal it’s always a good idea to get skin as smooth and clean as possible, so doing so is likely to result in a much cleaner finish. However, the main thing most people associate with electronic brushes is for facial cleansing which is also what these Braun brushes can be used for.
I’ve been quite general with my referencing as there are actually four epilators that fall into the Beauty Edition range; the SkinSpas which come with a brush head that attaches to the epilator and the Silk-epil Bonus Editions that come with separate cleansing brushes. The Epilator in these images is the Silk-epil 7, which comes with a separate brush, however, I’ve also tried the SkinSpa so I can share my thoughts on both.
Firstly, the SkinSpa – with the brush attachment – comes in two variants, however I’m not too sure what the difference is between the two as from what I can see they both provide a brush attachment and wet & dry epilation. I really like the brush attachment and it’s surprisingly powerful once attached to the epilator base, which is impressive considering that isn’t what the epilator is designed for. Having said that, this isn’t a brush for sensitive skin so tread carefully if that’s you and stick to using on the body only.
The Silk-epil updates come with a separate brush and this is the one for you if you’re more sensitive as the brush is considerably more gentle. It’s a very basic brush with a soft head and two settings, but it does a really good job at gently cleansing skin. It’s also very light and transportable making it ideal for travel.
Now on to the Epilator itself. I honestly can’t get on board with epilating as I’m such a pansy and I can’t quite get my head around the experience of having lots of little tweezers pull out my body hair. Having said that, I’m yet to find someone who agrees with me as most feel this is an awesome way to remove hair, so it might just be me and my quirks.
Therefore, if an epilating fan then the Silk-epil range is well worth checking out. They’re not cheap, but man are they well made and designed to last. Plus, they fill a multitude of roles as they come with several heads for epilating (standard and sensitive depending on where you’re treating) as well as shaving and trimming heads, and as you can see from the images, everything is included right down to batteries and pre or post treatment wipes!
The Silk-epils are all available now from the usual Braun retailers. I’ve just had a look on Amazon and you can SkinSpa (with the brush attachment head) for £114 down from £170, but the best saving has to be the Bonus Edition which is currently £80 down from £160! They can both be found here – link – and more info on the products can be found here – link.