Braun Silk Epil 5 Epilator Review – Braun silk epil 5280

Braun is a very familiar brand for men and women grooming products. They are manufacturing women’s hair removal epilators for years. Braun has lots of epilator models on the market in different series from series 1 to 9. The Braun silk epil 5 is a mid-range hair removal epilator for women. The Braun silk epil 5280 is the most popular and the main product in the Braun silk epil 5 series. We are going to talking about the Braun silk epil 5280 epilator with pros and cons to help you to decide if the product is a perfect match for you. With the features and specifications of the device, we also collected customer’s reactions and our researched experiences in this review. So, let’s have a look at the full review of the Braun Silk epil 5.


What Comes with the Package?

While unpacking the product after getting in your hand, you will see some special attachments including the epilator itself. You are going to see –

  • The Braun silk epil 5 epilator handle
  • Epilator head attached with the handle
  • Foil shaver head
  • A trimmer cap
  • A cooling glove
  • Skin efficiency cap
  • Travel bag
  • Power cord with adapter
  • Cleaning brush
  • Manual


All-in-one Hair Removal for Women

Braun promises to provide silky smooth epilation with their Braun silk epil 5 epilator which will last for 4 weeks.

The Braun 5280 is an all-in-one grooming hair removal machine for women.

It has epilator, shaver, and trimmer options together to have more flexibility in women’s grooming.

So, you do not need to have a separate trimmer, shaver for trimming or shaving purpose.

Braun produced this product as a complete package of women’s hair removal.


40 Tweezers Technology

Braun engineered the Braun silk epil 5 epilator head with 40 individual tweezers.

All the tweezers work together and capture 4x more hairs than waxing for a smooth and precise epilation.

Smart LED

There is a smart LED system in the Braun 5280 which was also available in Braun’s premium epilators Braun silk epil 9 and Braun silk epil 7.

The LED lights up in a specific area where you operate the machine.  It will help you to see every single hair if the machine misses removing.

The LED ensures flawless and smooth hair removal in every operation.



Braun silk epil 5 epilator comes with a very sleek design and structure.

The size of the device is very reasonable which fits women’s grasp perfectly as big devices are not comfortable for women’s small hands.

It has a smart combination of white and pink colors which seems very eye-catching.


The Shaver Head

As you know, there is a foil shaver head with the Braun silk epil 5 epilator package.

The head helps to shave off the hairs from sensitive areas of your body.

Since epilation is a little painful and on the other hand shaving with an electric shaver is most comfortable for both men and women, Braun included the shaver head with the epilator.

While you are afraid of epilating some areas, you can easily shave there with full of comfort.

Shaving does not last longer like epilation though.

Trimming with Trimmer Cap

You may have some long hair in different zone on your body or face.

It’s little fuzzy to epilate or shave long hairs with epilator or shaver.

That’s why Braun included a trimming facility with the Braun silk epil 5 epilator.

There is a trimmer cap with the package which you need to set on the shaver head and there is a trimming option there.

You just need to slide the lock and unlock the slider button on the shaver head to activate trimming.

You can shape hairs in different places for body art with the trimmer.


Pivoting Head

Braun silk epil 5 epilator and the shaver head have flexible pivoting head.

The pivoting head allows the device to adapt to the skin contact and read every angle of the body curves.

The head ensures a smooth and flawless operation with full of skin comfort.

So, you do not need to leave a single hair in the hard to reach areas and angles on your body and face.


User-Friendly Interface and Functions

Operating the Braun 5280 epilator is very easy.

It comes with super user-friendly functions and interface which make the using process too easy.

It has a circled power button which will allow you to have 2 speed modes and turning off the device.

There is a big pink button behind the device where you need to click and pull off a head to set another head in need.

Adding and detaching the trimmer comb is also very easy, just push it toward the shaver head to attach the cap and pull it to detach it.

Rechargeable Battery

The Braun silk epil 5280 epilator comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

The battery takes 1 hour to be fully charged and provides 30 minutes of cordless performance.


Cordless and Corded Epilator

As you know the Braun silk epil 5 epilator provides 30 minutes of cordless operation per full charge of 1 hour.

You may think this is a downside of the device as 30 minutes is not a long time while comparing with the Braun silk epil 9 or silk epil 7.

But the most appealing thing in the Braun 5280 is, the device could be used corded.

It’s no matter your epilator’s battery is empty as it provides corded using facility too.

So, you do not need to concern about battery charge and recharging the shaver as you can use it anytime with the charging cord from the direct electric outlet.


Travel Friendly

The Braun silk epil 5280 epilator’s body is very smart and tiny.

That’s why it is too easy to carry the device in the travel.

Braun provides a travel bag with the package which keeps the device safe from dust and helps to carry it easily.

There is a multi-volt charging adapter with a long cord to recharge or have corded shaving.

That’s why you can use or recharge it from anywhere in the world.

This feature allows you to travel worldwide carrying the device with you.

Wet and Dry

Although this is not an official wet and dry epilator by Braun, I use it with water to have wet epilation or shave.

The wet performance is better than dry use and I recommend using it into the wet hairs with water for comfortable and smooth results.

But using shaving cream, foam, gel, lotion may not give you a satisfactory result.

But it will not face any problem while using those wet softeners.


The Cooling Glove

As I mentioned before, Braun included a cooling glove with the package of Braun silk epil 5280 epilator.

The cooling glove helps to soothe the skin and make the hairs prepared for epilation before exploiting the device.

It also provides a comfortable feeling after epilation or shaves.

So, the cooling glove is very useful for maximizing skin comfort before and after grooming.



Braun offers 1 year of limited warranty with their Braun silk epil 5 epilator.

The manufacturer will repair or replace the device if you find any manufacturing defect in the device or it stops working like before within 1 year.

The warranty will not apply if you damage the device with accident, misuse, abuse.


I found the  Braun 5280 epilator is pretty good for grooming women’s whole body hairs and epilating for 4 week long lasting.

While checking the consumer’s report, it gained maximum recommendations by the customers.

It’s not only an epilator but also a shaver and trimmer.

So, you will get a women’s multigrooming kit while having the Braun silk epil 5 epilator.



  • All-in-one grooming kit
  • Cordless and corded
  • Unique cooling glove
  • User-friendly and travel-friendly
  • Smart LED
  • Pivoting head


  • Not good with lotion, cream, foam, gel
  • Not fully waterproof
  • Short battery performance



Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *