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Braun Silk-expert Pro 5 review: the ultimate epilation?

That of hair removal it is a practice that has ancient origins but in recent years the number of people who are looking for ways to comfortably and permanently eliminate unwanted hair has grown more and more.

However, it is not always possible to rely on beauty and professional centers, both for a question of costs, sometimes very high, and for a matter of inconvenience in having to go at regular intervals to carry out the treatment.

Braun responds to this need with Braun Silk-expert Pro 5l’pulsed light epilator born with the purpose of offering a fast, effective, painless and simple hair removal, to be done comfortably in your own homes. Almost a utopia for women and men who choose hair removal.

Will it really be like this? To find out, we put it to the test for 8 weeks and we tell you about it in this review.

Our review of the Braun Silk-expert Pro 5


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The materials of construction they are really excellent and from the first opening we have the feeling of having a high quality device. But honestly, we didn’t expect anything less from Braun.

Braun Silk-expert Pro 5 is an epilator compact with an ergonomic shape that makes it easy to handle. On the body of the product are present two buttons, the smaller one for ignition and mode selection and the larger one for treatment. The epilator is not battery operated so it must always be used for use connected to the current. However, the cable has a length that makes it comfortable to use and move.

Included in the package of the PL5157 version, we also find two heads easily interchangeable. The first measure 3 cm² and it is standard while the second, that of precisionmeasures approx 1,5 cm² and is designed for the most delicate areas such as the face, armpits and bikini line.

In the box we also find the razor Venus Swirl Extra Smooth which allows a correct elimination of hair before treatment, improving its effect. A small gadget that demonstrates attention to the customer.

Finally, we have one soft case gray / beige, divided into compartments, to take the epilator on the road with us or to store it safely after use.

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Technology and Safety

Braun Silk · expert Pro 5 PL5137 works under the surface of the skin by targeting the melanin in the hair follicle to interrupt the regrowth cycle.

It features an innovative technology called SensoAdapt thanks to which the intelligent sensors continuously detect the tone of the skin and hair before each pulse, automatically adapting theintensity of pulsed light for an extremely treat safe on all skin tonespreventing a flash that is too aggressive on delicate skin or the activation of the flash on dark skin that could burn.

For added security there is a filtro UV and a sensor that does not activate the flash if the epilator is not perfectly adherent to the skin, preventing the light from hitting the eyes. This implies from time to time having to slow down the epilation to find the right angle of the device, especially in the most “angular” areas such as on the leg bone.


All this safety without sacrificing effectiveness. Braun Silk · expert Pro 5 is in fact one of the most powerful pulsed light epilators for home use on the market.
Thanks to the short intervals between the light pulses it is possible to treat both legs in just 5 minutes and the two different modes of use, Gliding (fast scrolling) and precision, they adapt the treatment to use in different areas of the body and face.

Braun Silk-expert Pro 5 then guarantees up to 400,000 light pulses: practically an almost unlimited use of the product.

Furthermore, on the device there is a command to choose one of the 3 modes of use:

  • Standard
  • Delicate
  • Extra delicate
  • The delicate and extra-delicate settings are indicated for the most sensitive areas, the most delicate skin and users on first use. Obviously, using these two modes, the intensity of the light is reduced; therefore, more treatments may be needed to achieve the desired results.

    Our test of Braun Silk-expert Pro 5

    We tried Braun Silk-expert Pro 5 for 8 weeks, doing the treatment once a week. Not only is it comfortable to use, painless, completely safe, but it is above all effective, even on very light – almost British – skin – usually very delicate and difficult to treat.

    After 6 weeks, we noticed a strong thinning and the hairs began to grow weaker and thinner. Now, after 8 weeks, they continue to grow in some areas but at a much slower and more spaced rate. At the end of this first phase of treatment, which will last a few more weeks, until the hairs have practically disappeared, we will begin the maintenance phase with one treatment per month.

    Let’s be honest: we have always been very skeptical of the promises of permanent, quick and painless hair removal. Especially after trying everything from the classic razor to Brazilian waxing but nothing ever has all three qualities.
    But with this pulsed light epilator I had to completely change my mind!

    Braun Silk-expert Pro 5 is available at a price of € 509.00. It is not cheap compared to other epilators on the market. However, considering the effectiveness of the treatment, the safety of use and the 400,000 guaranteed light pulses, this is an investment for life.


    • Effective on different combinations of skin and coat
    • Simple to use
    • High security
    • SensoAdapt, which automatically adjusts the power
    • Precision head and razor supplied


    • It doesn’t run on battery
    • Not cheap price
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