Looking outside today you could almost think that Spring was here. The sun is shining and the birds are singing. With the onset of warmer weather it is time to start thinking about stepping up the beauty routine. Legs that have been hidden in trousers all winter can now go on show in pretty skirts. It is essential to spend some time preening before stepping outside with bare legs. Whilst shaving is convenient, I find it leads to quick regrowth and sometimes I manage to cut myself. Waxing just strikes me as time consuming and I hate the smell of hair removal cream. I have always wondered about epilation, the results are meant to last longer. I was really excited to try the Braun Silk-Épil 7 Skin Spa Epilator.
The Braun Silk-Épil 7 Skin Spa is more than just an epilator, it also has an exfoliation head to keep skin super soft. There is also a shaver attachment. More importantly the Braun Silk-Épil 7 can be used wet and dry, so you can use it in the bath or shower if you wish.
The epilation head contains around 40 mini tweezer that act to pull out the hair from the surface of the skin leaving it hair free. You just need to move the device over your skin and the hair is removed. There is a handy guide light which acts to show you which parts you have done and what you have missed. You can also choose from two different speeds to suit your skin sensitivity. The epilator will remove hair as large as a grain of sand, so you don’t need to wait for the hair to grow and results will last up to four weeks. Over time your hair will grow back smoother and finer so you will need to use the device less often.
Having not used an epilator before I was not sure what to expect but the process was relatively painful. Occasionally I could feel a slight tug but it was just like using a shaver. The documentation warned that you could experience some redness after use, but I had no problems. I think it just depends on how sensitive your skin is.
The Bruan Silk Epil also provides a body exfoliation system to keep your skin soft. Having recently been trailing the Braun Face Beauty Edition and seeing how well this worked it was nice to see the same attachment for the body. The head contains 10,00 fine bristles that gently sweep away dead skin cells and help to stimulate skin regeneration. As well as keeping your skin soft it also helps to prevent ingrowing hairs.
The Braun Silk Epil also has a shaver attachment with different caps that allow you to use the razor on different areas of the body. The heads clip on and off easily allowing you to pick the right tool for the job.
The tool needs to be charged before use, the power cable has a two pin plug so you will need an adaptor. Once it has been charged it should provided forty minutes running time. This is plenty of time to carry out a full expilation treatment. The device also comes with a pouch, allowing you to keep all the attachments together.
The Braun Silk epil is quite pricey at £169.99 but when you consider that is also acts as a razor and exfoliation device it does seem more reasonable. The system does work really well and I will not be moving back to shaving again. The tool is really easy to use and fits easily into my beauty routine. I can be confident that I will have super soft legs this summer than I can bare with confidence.
I was sent the device to try in return for an honest review.