Braun Silk-épil 9

When I received the Silk-épil 5 epilator from Braun a few months ago, I was impressed. I’ve become a big fan of epilators as they make hair removal a once a week affair unlike shaving which I have to do every other day.

This month, Braun sent me their latest epilator, the Silk-épil 9. It claims to give faster and more precise epilation than other Braun epilators. While I found it to be more precise than my Silk-épil 5, I couldn’t tell if it was faster or not.

A picture of a Braun epilator
Smooth legs and face?! Thank you Braun!

It works in the bath or shower or it can be used dry, which is great if you’re in a hurry or when you’re in the middle of a Netflix marathon.

The epilator features pulsating active vibrations for an extra gentle sensation and the pivoting head smoothly adapts to body contours for more comfort and efficiency.

I also love the fact that the smartlight reveals even the finest hair for extra thorough hair removal – stubble has no chance to rear its prickly head!

The epilator also came with four extras: a facial cleansing brush, a high frequency massage cap, a skin contact cap and a charging stand for an always charged device.

A picture of Braun epilator extras
The device is equipped with a range of extras

To be honest, I’m not fussed about having different caps but at least the options are there for when I fancy a change.

The facial brush was excellent. It removed make-up, impurities and was far more efficient than manual cleansing.

In addition, the brush refined and exfoliated my skin meaning that there was no need for separate exfoliating products – I could simply use with my facial wash. What’s more, it’s 100 per cent waterproof!

Overall, the Silk-épil pil 9 looked and performed superbly. It glided smoothly onto my skin and did a brilliant job of removing even the shortest of hairs. Of course, it wasn’t a pain-free experience but the pivoting head made it a lot more bearable. Thumbs up from me, Braun!

What’s your preferred method of hair removal?


  1. 1st May 2015 / 4:00 pm

    I wanna try an epilator again but I used one admittedly like ten years ago but it really hurt me! I am so fed up with shaving though and can’t stand waxing so this should be the next step! Xx

    • Georgia
      8th May 2015 / 10:26 pm

      Epilating is painful to begin with but after a few sessions, you get used to the pain. Maybe try epilating again and alternating with shaving if the pain gets too much?

  2. 5th May 2015 / 2:08 pm

    Good to see Braun are still pushing the envelope, I think this range is the best out there so it would be easy for them to rest on their laurels! Good review Georgia :)

    • Georgia
      8th May 2015 / 10:31 pm

      Thank you for reading Belinda! :) I agree that Braun’s epilator range is the best – excellent quality devices which perform well and give great results!

  3. 20th May 2016 / 1:41 pm

    This is definitely gentler than the previous epilators that I have had. Does a decent job with hair removal, although it does seem to take a couple passes over an area to get it all. Even then there are usually some stray hairs that I have to shave. It is very nice that you can use this in the shower, since that is supposed to help prevent ingrown hairs. The first time I used it I used it dry and got a TON of ingrowns. Great for underarms though, no problems there and it gets all the hair, none of the issues I had with my legs.

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