Braun Series 5-5185 Silk Epil Epilator

Desirable skin no longer requires a trip to the spa. Carefully crafted for gentle epilation at home, the Braun Silk épil 5185 Epilator brings you silky smooth skin for up to 4 weeks. This easy-to-use epilator gently removes even very short hair at the root. And, since hair grows back finer and thinner, this epilator effectively puts an end to stubble. To ensure that you get a gentle epilation experience, the system features a unique Dual Comfort System that includes both massage rollers and a cooling ice glove. This, so that after epilating, all you feel is beautiful.

At A Glance Up to 4 weeks of smooth skin per epilationSmoothly stimulates and massages after epilationRemoves hair as short as 0.5 mm What’s In The Box?Silk-épil 5 5185Cooling GlovePouch

Main Product Features

View larger Speed Personalization

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

View larger Pivoting Head

Pivots up to 15 degrees (forward and backward) to better adapt to the contours of the body for greater comfort and maximum thoroughness.

View larger SoftLift Tips

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

View larger Smartlight

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

View larger High-Frequency Massage

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

View larger Close-Grip Technology

40 tweezers have been engineered to grip hair even closer to the skin for better removal of even the shortest hairs (0.5 mm).

View larger Fully Washable

Like all Silk-épil epilators, its sealed body can be cleaned under running water for better hygiene.

View larger Extra-Gentle Cooling Glove

Cools the skin before epilation and soothes it afterward to further improve your comfort.

Product Comparison Chart

Silk-épil 7 7921 SkinSpa Legs, Body & Face 7681 Legs & Body 7181 Legs & Body 5280 Legs & Body 5185
(This Product) Legs & Body 3170 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

  • An extra gentle epilation with a Comfort System composed of high frequency massaging rollers and a cooling glove to soothe the skin after epilation
  • Braun’s 40 Close-grip tweezers for better removal of even the shortest hairs
  • The Smartlight helps you find even the finest hairs for no miss removal
  • The speed personalization allows you to select the right speed for your individual needs
  • Removes hairs as fine as a grain of sand (0.5 mm) from the root to leave skin smooth for up to four week


Braun Series 5 5185 Silk-epil Epilator

Designed for efficient, long-lasting and extra gentle hair removal, the new Silk-épil 5 from Braun is ideal for women who are new to epilation. It is equipped with close-grip technology and has 40 tweezers that remove even short and fine hair. It also has a comfort system with massage rollers that stimulate the skin, and a cooling glove to soothe after epilation.
• Close Grip to remove short, fine hair
• Pivoting Head
• Washable Beauty Pouch
• Includes with adapter, cleaning brush, carry pouch & cooling glove
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2 thoughts on “Braun Series 5-5185 Silk Epil Epilator

  1. MZ says:

    Painless and efficient! I have been used to waxing all my life, but recently I had to start doing it myself. I found it very difficult and time consuming, and I couldn’t get all the small hair. So I decided to buy epilator. Phillips and Braun are 2 brands known for their good epilators. I wanted something which was good, but didn’t need something very comprehensive. I looked over many products and settled for this one. The 5280 is an upgraded version with a shaver and trimmer head, but I didn’t need those as I don’t…

  2. P216 says:

    Finally! I had used a Silk Epil in France for 10 years and was very happy with it. 7 years, ago, I moved to the US, and brought it along with me, but France runs 230v when it’s 110 here. I had then bought an adapter to convert the electricity settings,but it wouldn’t work properly. I liked so much the Silk Epil I had, that I bought an American one, and was very very disappointed with the result. I couldn’t see any difference with shaving as the hair seemed to be cut rather than plucked, resulting in a…

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