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Braun Silk-épil Xelle 5585 Body & Face Epilator

by Braun
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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  • X'pert epil technology removes significantly more hair in one single stroke than any other epilator
  • Active massaging rollers minimize the pulling sensation
  • SmartLight illuminates the area that is being epilated
  • EasyStart set designed to make your start into epilation more comfortable
  • EfficiencyPro cap allows for a wider skin area coverage
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Product Description

Product Description

Braun Silk epil X'elle 5585 Body & Face Epilator

Discover the revolution in epilation for silky smooth skin! Introducing the new Braun Silk-épil Xelle 5585 Body & Face Epilator! Developed by the beauty experts at Braun, this next generation of epilators is designed to give you the most efficient epilation ever. Now you can simply enjoy feeling beautiful with irresistibly smooth skin, for weeks.

What makes new Braun Silk-épil Xelle 5585 Body & Face Epilator the most efficient epilator so that you can count on an easier hair removal session with lesser strokes? Your new Silk-épil comes with X'pert-épil Technology which enables it to remove more hairs in one single stroke, than any other epilator. The new SmartLight feature will highlight all hair, even the tiniest ones, to put you in full control. The Active Massaging Rollers ensure that Silk-épil Xelle is still the most gentle epilator from Braun. The Easy Start Set offers a start with less irritation and discomfort into the epilation. Various additional attachments such as the Narrow Epilation Head, Shaver Head or Facial Set make your new Silk-épil Xelle 5585 Body & Face Epilator the perfect solution for your total body hair removal needs.

Easy Start Set

First couple of epilation sessions when you first start to remove hair from the root can be a bit discomforting. only Xelle offers a set, made up of the Starter Head especially designed to ensure a gentle start into epilation and the Cooling Glove large enough to cool a wider area of the skin to effectively reduce pain.

Braun Silk epil X'elle 5585 Body & Face Epilator Epilation System

The new epilation head comes with 40 tweezers, twice as many than before, and removes significantly more hair in one single stroke than any other epilator, combining the benefits of long lasting incredibly smooth skin with convenience and efficient.

Braun Silk epil X'elle 5585 Body & Face Epilator

Braun Silk epil X'elle 5585 Body & Face Epilator Active massaging roller

Through silk-epil Xelle delivers high efficiency in removing hair, it is still the most gentle epilator that Braun has to offer thanks to its Active Massaging Rollers. These rollers gently stimulate the skin with micro pulsations before and after the hair is removed, to minimize the pulling sensation.

Braun Silk epil X'elle 5585 Body & Face Epilator
Silk-epil Xelle new SmartLight,illuminates the area thatis being epilated so that even the finest hairs are visible to put you in full control epilation.

Follows your body curves
Efficiency Pro Cap easily fits your body curves for fast and pleasant epilation. Silk-épil Xelle

X'pert-épil technology
Silk-épil Xelle also includes unique SoftLift tips® which raise flat lying and problem hairs and remove them, even those as short as 0.5mm, which wax cannot grab.

Braun Silk epil X'elle 5585 Body & Face Epilator Braun Silk epil X'elle 5585 Body & Face Epilator

Silk-épil Xelle 5585 - Additional shaver head with OptiTrim attachment

You might prefer to use a shaver for the sensitive areas of your body. In this case, simply clip on the Shaver Head and turn your epilator into a perfect lady shaver. This head is specially designed to perfectly fit the contours of your bikini line or underarms. Its highly effective shaving system ensures a close and gentle shave these sensitive areas. With the OptiTrim attachment, you can also trim your bikini area.

Silk-épil Xelle - All about epilation

If you are epilating for the first time or if you haven't epilated for a longer period of time, it is a good idea to shave or pre-cut the longer hairs first (with the shaver head and OptiTrim attachement). The ideal length of hair for epilating is between 2 and 5 mm.

  • Make sure that your skin is completely dry and free from any grease or creams.
  • Rub your skin beforehand to lift any short hairs to an upright position and guide the epilator against the hair growth in an upwards direction.
  • If needed you can also change the epilation direction to achieve optimal results.
  • When you get to your knee, stretch it out straight.
  • If you want, you can apply a moisturizer to hydrate the skin after epilating. This will relax the skin and relieve any skin irritation.
  • Some women do experience skin irriation (reddening) after epilating, therefore if you're planning that all-important night out, you may want to epilate the night before.

The Essential Facts

Need to know how fast hair grows? How many hairs the average woman has? The latest answers are all here, in this bite-size, fact-packed guide.

Facts 1:

A woman's leg and underarms combined contain approximately 78,000 hair follicles, and the number of follicles you have a determined by genetics - no new follicles are formed after you're born.

Fact 2:

When hair is removed via apilation new hair growth will have tapered tip making it feel and look finer than older, longer hair.

Fact 3:

On average, women have approximately 16,800 hairs on their legs and 600 hairs under their arms.

Fact 4:

Hair itself is not alive. Once the cells that make up a hair are produced, they die and harden, forming the hair shaft. The shaft is then pushed up through the follicle opening, towards the surface of the skin. Then average rate of movement is 6mm per month.


Box Contains

  • 1 x 5685 Epilator
  • 1 x Shaver head
  • 1 x Precision head
  • 1 x Pouch
  • 1 x Brush

Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • Item model number: 5585
  • ASIN: B000N8QW9C
  • Date first available at 8 April 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,062 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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Customer Reviews

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62 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable! 29 Jun 2007
By CaseyC
I started looking at epilators because being a naturally fine-haired girl through waxing my leg hairs had got even finer, too fine for waxing itself and therefore I always had annoying fuzz! I have horrendously sensitive skin and find shaving makes it sore and hair removal creams actually burned my skin leaving red raw patches for over a week. After reading all the reviews I found the 5685 in Boots for £59.99 and decided to make what I consider to be a pretty expensive beauty purchase. Sooo glad I did!

I didn't expect the epilator to remove all my leg fuzz but it did (less than half an hour for both legs!). I did my bikini line with no problem at all (less painful than wax) and once I had plucked up the courage I did my underarms, which I had always just stuck to shaving. The underarms are definitely the most painful but I didn't use the cooling glove as I was impatient.

I do have a bit of a rash a couple of days on but it is going down quickly and is something I used to get with waxing which is why I am giving this wonderful machine 5 stars! My cooling pouch is also sitting happily in the freezer waiting for the next time as I have a feeling it may help reduce redness afterwards for sensitive ones like me!
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a time saver.... 31 May 2007
I bought this epilator a couple of months ago - I was tired of shaving my legs every morning in the shower and didn't have the time to get them waxed regularly.

Was quite nervous of using the first time - was expecting pain!

However, I found the cool pack unecessary and no pain! You can feel the hairs being taken out - but only slightly odd feeling - not painful in my experience. Underarms however was a different story - too painful - will continue to shave them.

The results get better with continued use - I just use it a couple of times a week before bedtime - takes only a few minutes.

I highly recommend this product - probably worth spending out on a more expensive model such as this one - the small light is a fantastic idea!
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best buy ever ! 27 Sep 2007
This is the first review I have ever bothered to write...but this product deserves it!
I had waxed in the past but the last 10 years had gone back to the razor. Thought I would give this epilator a go after reading previous reviews and am I thankful I did.
Smooth legs, much better than waxing ! The pain first time was minimal on the legs and the bikini line was not too bad either...certainly didn't need the cooling pad. Under arms were sore the first time but persevered and the second time was OK.
After that it was plain pain and no hair !!! 15-20 minutes once a week sorts out legs, bikini and under arms.
Buy one and forget your wax and/or razors forever.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Silk epil... silk appeal! 29 Oct 2007
By Minka
There have always been two things that have stood in my way when it's come to gaining silky-smooth legs: firstly, my tight student budget which rules out spending a bomb on wax, and secondly, my heinously sensitive skin that breaks out in a rash if I even so much as look at a razor or hair-removal cream. The silk epil seemed like the perfect solution for me... and how right I was!

I won't lie and say that epilating is entirely pain free, but I can certainly attest that it hurts less than waxing and although my skin was a little pink after use, it did not nick me or give my skin the unpleasant rash that I've come to associate with shaving. This god-send come with several attachments so that you can remove hair more efficiently from bikini line and armpits, and even your face, if you're feeling brave. The other thing I've found immensely useful is the smart-light that illuminates your skin as you epilate and has meant that I've been able to pick up stray hairs that otherwise I would have missed.

Aside from the inevitable discomfort (and the fact that it's also rather loud) I couldn't recommend this more. It's the smartest buy I've made in a while, and I think it's now safe for me to chuck my old razor out.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great! 4 Feb 2008
The main reason i bought this epilator, was because I needed a proper GOOD method of getting rid of unwanted hair. The following did not work for me:

* waxing - is more painful than epilating, because it rips (well pulls) your skin as well as your hair, so max pain! Plus there is that awful in-between regrowth bit. Also stray hairs were always left behind.

* hair removal creams - they don't work! they just remove part of the hair, leaving stubble behind! Plus they smell fowl.

* shaving - yes, it is cheap, but it takes a good hour to do properly (without nicking yourself), and it grows back the next day! Sometimes I found that I would have a rash from shaving, if I was shaving everyday.

I was sick and tired of these, and wanted to find a good solution before the summer months. So I went for the plunge, and bought this epilator, after being impressed by the many high rating reviews.

I won't lie, I was actually terrified by this little machine when I first turned it on! It looked like a little monster with teeth and claws wanting to snatch away my hairs! It did hurt as it yanked the hairs out, but I think this would have been a lot less painful, if my hairs had been shaved a few days beforehand (as suggested in the manual).
There was a rash on my leg for few days (i did a patch test), but it soon died down after a few days.

One of the main reasons I bought this, was because it claimed to work on the Bikini line. This did take quite a while, as I had to trim the area (trimmer attachment included) a bit before, and I was really scared! But after I got into it, it became really straightforward.

I did try it on my armpit hair, and it is quite painful!
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Fast, very good professional service, what you order is what you get, a hassle free purchase from start to finish.
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5.0 out of 5 stars my wife loves it, saved a fortune in therapist waxing fees
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Published on 20 Mar 2011 by Mr. Steve Walton
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My girlfriend thought it was a very good shaver, and the handy little light was useful as well. She says you have to get use to it but give it time and it will be worthwhile, and... Read more
Published on 27 Sep 2009 by D. Bangura
5.0 out of 5 stars A REALLY GOOD PRODUCT
This does exactly what it says it does. I did not find it at all painful, like some reviewers, but have been having my legs waxed for about 20 years. Read more
Published on 8 Sep 2009 by A. Turrell
4.0 out of 5 stars Honestly, you get used to the pain.
Being a student, I thought an epilator would work out cheaper for me than waxing, and I don't have the time to be constantly shaving my legs. Read more
Published on 1 Jun 2009 by Nukki
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Epilator
I am delighted with this epilator. I had a really old one before so this has been a fantastic upgrade. Read more
Published on 2 May 2009 by E. Smyth
5.0 out of 5 stars What a bargain!
What a bargain this Epilator is! It removes surplus hair easily and painlessly and with several extra attachments is ideal for all parts of the body. Well done Amazon
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