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Over the summer we tasked several reviewers with a very important mission. They were each sent a Braun hair removal device to use and report back on.
Their reviews are in and we think your wish list is about to grow!
With three devices to look at, let's jump right in!
BRAUN SILK EXPERT PRO 5 IPL
Rated 4.8 / 5
The Braun Silk Expert Pro 5 IPL is described as the latest in at-home hair removal technology - offering 'the fastest, safest and most effective IPL on the market.'
So what did self confessed 'bit of a wuss' Beauty Reviewer Siouxsannah make of it? Here's her abridged review!
"I was quite nervous about using the IPL as I had never had laser hair removal treatment before. So I read the instructions very carefully and I proceeded slowly with the device.
The device itself is quite easy to use. In order to use it the area needs to be newly shaved. The device works by using two skin tone sensors on either side of the head. They both need to be in contact with the skin at all times. The sensors read your skin tone and selects the appropriate light intensity from that.
The device flashes bright red pulses of light as it moves across the skin. It can sting and feel a little bit like being pricked.
I have been using the IPL for about 4 weeks now. The only difficulties I have encountered when using the device is that even with a large area, such as my leg, the curvature of my calves means that sometimes it is hard to get both light sensors on the standard head in contact with the skin at the same time. However, the package comes with the precision head, which is narrower, so it is great for ankles, knees, armpits, etc.
Altogether I think the Braun Silk-expert Pro 5 PL5137 IPL is a great way to remove unwanted body hair if you are a suitable candidate for skin and hair tone. Once you are used to it, it is a fast, efficient, low discomfort way to remove hair."
You can read all of Siouxsannah's review, and the other reviews of the Braun Silk Expert Pro 5 IPL by clicking here.
BRAUN BEAUTY SET 9
Rated 4.9 / 5
The Silk-épil Beauty Set 9 says it is a deluxe hair removal set for the face and body - get this set and you can exfoliate, epilate, shave, trim, tone, cleanse, & massage!
So what did our reviewers think? Here are the highlights:
Reviewer EvaTru has been shaving, plucking and waxing for over 40 years and we think she was relieved that epilators are no longer tools of torture!
"It's quick, easy, and painless, and the results are fantastic. It's great knowing I'll have it for years and can stop throwing disposable razors in the rubbish! The shaver and trimmer are excellent."
dkpm who has been with Beauty Review for 9 years, so she knows a thing or two about putting a product through it's paces. What did she think?
"Love this, so easy to use and the swivel head is fantastic. You are able to work on every angle without being a contortionist. Did it remove my hairs any better than my old one? No but I've enjoyed using it more.
Tried the smaller attachment on my face under my brows which took off all the blonde fluffies instantly. Brilliant.
The facial brush I've used in the shower twice weekly. At first I used it with my cleanser and thought it was just okay. The next morning when I woke up my skin felt super smooth and my foundation glided on."
BRAUN FACE SPA 7
The Braun FaceSpa Pro is the world’s first facial epilating, cleansing and skin toning device. Is it just another beauty buzz or can it become a staple in your skin care routine?
For stephxo the epilator attachment seems to be the winner!
"The facial epilator turns very fast to remove hair. It’s gentle on the skin and doesn’t pull the skin away while it does its thing. There wasn’t much pain in most areas, except delicate areas like the upper lip and eyebrows there was just slight bit of pain, but that disappears very quickly. I have a mix of course and fine hair and I didn’t see any regrowth for at least 4 days, which is so much better than shaving or dermaplanning where I see regrowth the next day. However, even with the regrowth, it wasn’t very noticeable as the hair weren’t long. I only had to reuse it again after 6-7 days."
For PurpleCake the cleansing brush is a hit.
"This is my favourite! A gentle soft brush that cleansed my skin really nicely. I applied face wash to my damp face, and gently moved the brush around my face. You don’t need to press it hard into your skin, just glide it lightly across your face so it doesn’t pull your skin, and let the spinning brush do the hard work. My skin felt so clean and smooth afterwards, it felt like I’d just had a lovely exfoliating facial at the beauty spa!"