Braun Series 3-3170 Silk Epil Epilator (Purple) 1 Count

These Braun devices last forever! In fact, my previous hadn’t stopped working, the motor was just slowing down a bit after about ten years. I didn’t need all the bells and whistles of the lastest version and was pleased to find this model

I’ve used it on my legs twice now. It does an okay job. I have to remind myself to go very, very slowly, or it misses hairs – even on the high setting. It hurts, but I took another reviewer’s advice and started in the calf area and that does seem to help. It is nice to not have to worry about shaving my legs for a few weeks. I cannot imagine using it anywhere else. I’ve wondered if perhaps using it in a warm room or in front of a space heater might help with the pain – opening of the pores from the heat – but I haven’t tried it. I would recommend it to a friend who has a high pain tolerance.

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Engineered for gentle epilation, the Braun Silk-épil 3170 offers a simple solution for easy hair removal. Massaging rollers stimulate and massage your skin, easing the epilation process while improving comfort. For added efficiency, the epilator’s 20 tweezers remove hair at the root, leaving your skin smooth after just one pass. Finally, the built-in Smartlight helps you find the fine hairs you might otherwise miss.

At A Glance Delivers up to 4 weeks of smooth skinSmoothly stimulates and massages after epilationGently removes hair at the root What’s In The Box?Silk-épil 3170

Main Product Features

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Speed 1 for extra-gentle epilation, Speed 2 for high-efficiency epilation.

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The epilator’s 20 tweezers gently remove hair at the root for long-lasting results.

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Effectively lift even flat-lying hairs and help guide them to the tweezers for removal.

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Illuminates even the finest hairs, ensuring you don’t miss one.

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Stimulates the skin and effectively soothes the plucking sensation during epilation for maximum comfort.

Product Comparison Chart

Silk-épil 7 7921 SkinSpa Legs, Body & Face 7681 Legs & Body 7181 Legs & Body 5280 Legs & Body 5185 Legs & Body 3170
(This Product) Wet & Dry Performance ✓ ✓ ✓ Close-Grip Technology ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ High-Frequency Massage System ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Massage Rollers ✓ ✓ ✓ Pivoting Head ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Smartlight ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ High-Density Brush ✓ Ergonomic Angle ✓ Pulsonic Exfoliation ✓

Frequently Asked Questions

This is my first time epilating. How should I go about it?
Braun Silk-épil epilators are perfect for first-time users. The active massage rollers softly stimulate your skin with micropulsations before and after removing the hair, leaving your skin more relaxed. Still, if you are inexperienced, you might feel some discomfort during your first epilating sessions. This will decrease with each session as the skin adjusts to the process. Also, the individual hairs grow back at different speeds depending on their particular growth cycle, so there will be less hair to remove after the first epilation.

Does more hair grow back if I epilate?
No. In fact, dermatological tests have shown that ongoing epilation reduces the amount of hair regrowth.

How do I prepare my skin for epilating?
The best preparation for epilating is a nice, warm shower. It will leave your skin clean and relaxed. Be sure to use gentle, pH-neutral shower gel and keep the water warm, not hot, to avoid drying out your skin.

Is epilation painful?
Silk-épil epilators have been specifically developed to minimize any discomfort and irritation.

How do I charge my epilator?
To charge, push the charging cord into the epilator’s charging socket until it clicks. The first time you connect your charging cord, it might require firm pressure. After a few connections, it will be easier to click it in.

Product Features

  • Includes Braun’s 20-tweezer system for a gentle removal at the root for long-lasting results for up to four weeks
  • Massaging rollers smoothly stimulate and massage your skin to ease the epilation
  • The Smartlight helps you find even the finest hairs for no miss removal and speed personalization allows you to select the right speed for your individual needs

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3 thoughts on “Braun Series 3-3170 Silk Epil Epilator (Purple) 1 Count

  1. Shannon Lastowski "Queen of Caffeine" says:

    It works! Are you considering an epilator? Well, Darlings…in the name of ‘science’, and because I wanted you to personally see how a first time run with this baby actually feels, I have bravely risked it all! Yes, now the whole world knows I have a deep dark (VERY dark!) secret. Somewhere in my DNA there must be a bit of Wolfman. Can this little machine with a pretty pastel exterior and an interior that looks like a torture device really deliver silky smooth legs?First…

  2. L. Stoddard says:

    I Like the Concept I bought this epilator because I’m not very good at shaving everyday to keep my legs smooth. Also, when I shave, I can still see small black dots under the skin because my skin is very pale and my leg hair is pretty dark. I also wanted to switch to something reusable so I don’t have to buy blades and throw them into the landfill when they’re dull.It did hurt the first time I epilated my legs, but I got used to the pain and each time the pain decreased until now I don’t really feel…

  3. flutterbaby says:

    Tips for Beginners Found Here! Alright ladies (and gents, too), I wanted to share some tips for beginners when using this product. First, a note about myself: I have been embarrassed by body hair my whole life. For a lady, I have very thick hair that grows very quickly and had pretty much given up on wearing skirts and dresses because I would have had to shave every day! This epilator as changed all that. So if you are thinking of getting it, here are some tips to keep in mind:1) WAX BEFORE THE FIRST USE:…

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