Braun Silk Epil 7,7681 Xpressive Body and Face Epilator Review

Braun Silk Epil 7,7681 Xpressive Body and Face Epilator Review

By Nimisha Swami

Hello everyone,

I am so excited about my first article.  After days of hesitating, I have finally decided to write my prized possession’s review.  Like most of us, I was also trying and testing everything to get a smooth hair-free skin.  From waxing to shaving, plucking to creams, I have tried everything.  From teenage days, I was longing to buy an epilator.  Finally, before getting married, I bought the Braun Silk Epil 7681.  After all the research and reviews from IMBB , I came to the decision that epilator is worth a try (special thanks to Rati). I would say I was not disappointed.  So, here is my Braun 7681 wet and dry.  I have been using this from last one year.

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7000 INR, bought online.  Comes with 2 years warranty and free transit insurance.  Special thanks to my brother who bought it for me.  He hates buying all this girly stuff, but you see marriage has its own plus points especially when you are the only sister 😛

Product Description:

Braun Silk Epil 7681 Xpressive face and body epilator is cordless, hence can be used in shower.Removes shortest finest hair. Its shape makes it perfect to hold and reach every curve of your body.  The main features are :

• 40 tweezers.
• Pivoting head for smooth finish
• Cordless
• 2 Speed settings
• Close grip technology
• Smartlight
• Washable heads.

Attachments : Braun 7681 comes with 5 head or caps .One Olay Pre –epilation wipes pack and a travel pouch. The attachments are:

• Facial cap (for facial hair)
• Efficiency cap ( for legs and arms)
• Massager head (for mild epilation)
• Sensitive area cap (for underarms)
• Trimmer cap
• Safety cap (for even shaving before trimming).

epilator heads

The instructional manual covers all your doubts. Its always better to epilate when hair is short otherwise long one can break or you will get a shave like result. I slowly glide it on the skin.  I tried epilating underarms but found it painful. So,I trim it,but believe me, the trimmer gives me such a smooth result that now I am totally loving it.  With the help of a trimmer cap, I can cut it down even and then go for a close trim, same with the bikini area.It takes me hardly 30-45 minutes to epilate full arms, legs and underarms.  I use the facial cap in emergencies for a few thick hair under my chin. Its almost like plucking.

The first time, I got little red bumps on my arms after epilation, but it went away in a few hours, but I didn’t face the same problem for legs.  Now, there is no issue.Yes, ingrown hair was a problem, but I have the same condition with waxing.  Now, I exfoliate regularly and its no more a problem.

close up

This works well in the shower as well and yes lives up to its claim of removing tiny hair to an extent.  The smartlight won’t let you miss any hair.

The key is that once you get your own style and technique of epilating, it will be fun. After a couple of hit and trials, I have developed my own technique.

About the battery, it works up to 1 hour and I am happy with that.  The main reason I went for cordless one is that you can charge it and then do your thing anywhere.  Sometimes, when I go to my native place, they don’t have sockets in the bathroom, and then cordless one gives you full privacy.

epilator with heads

It comes with a cute cleaning brush which cleans every bit and takes 5 minutes.  You can wash it in water also.  Now, summing up the pros and cons.

olay wipes n pouch

Pros of Braun Silk Epil 7,7681 Xpressive Body and Face Epilator:

  • Waterproof and washable.
  • Cordless so you don’t end up in different yoga positions while epilating.
  • Easy to use.
  • One-time investment.
  • Pre-epilation wipes give perfect base and have a mild soothing fragrance.
  • Travel friendly.

Cons of Braun Silk Epil 7,7681 Xpressive Body and Face Epilator:

  • A bit noisy.
  • Price may be a concern for some, but its worth it.

IMBB Rating:

I will give 4.5/5

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24 thoughts on “Braun Silk Epil 7,7681 Xpressive Body and Face Epilator Review

  1. I have the Silk Epil 5 which is very similar to this one (it is not cordless). And I love it too! The cordless feature is preally convenient though.
    I love the epilator! *jai ho* Been using it for a year now and bye bye waxing finally! *pompom*

  2. Very detailed and honest review Nimisha 🙂 *clap* *clap*
    I’m eyeing this since a long time! was confused to choose from epil 5 or this one. Now i guess would pick this 😀

  3. im using it from past 6 months….n i must say its a must have product. Yeah its quite painful but i also epliate underarms n face regularly. If price is not a concern then just blindly go for it….

  4. Hey I have the same epilator *hifive* ..bought this before wedding after reading rati’s post on epilator. I have been using this since 1 year with best results…nice review buddy *haan ji*

    1. This can be used worlwide with different volatage ranges too..I bought this in India n I am using it here in US with different pin sockets’ holder….gals its worth the money

  5. hey nimisha…i agree with everything u said.. totally worth the money!
    i am using 5 series since last 5-6 years and i love it! same features, just corded. i use it for underarms as well. just snap the facial or sensitive cap, and go really slowly. i dont use it on face coz i tweeze the hair on my chin when they havent even fully errupted…heheee..

  6. Nimisha, fantastic opening in IMBB. You know what, I just recieved this epilator from Amazon today, after seeing my roomie using for 1 year. You get this for $99 in US.

  7. that was a much needed review! i hate visiting salons every now n then for waxing…. but then too apprehensive to go for an epilator! 2 yrs back in singapore i almost got the phillips epilator packed but my mom was soo against it, so i had to back out. now m gonna make her read this review and buy one *happydance* *happydance*
    *thankyou* *thankyou*

  8. I know lol that noise is tooo annoying na *hihi* i have an epilator from braun only *happy dance* *happy dance* its works amazingly *pompom* it belongs to my mom and working properly from past 10 to 11 years imagine *happy dance* *happy dance* nicely written review *happy dance*

  9. I loooooove my braun epilator *happydance* … I use it for my upper lip and chin tooo..but I take care to wash it properly after every use so that there is no infection or allergy on face…m loviiiiin it…its worth every penny..n i got it on 2000 discount toooo…for 5700 *happy dance* *happy dance*

  10. Nimisha, great review. I agree epilation works better on shorter hair and it is less painful. I found this epilator can pick up shorter hair that others would miss. The noise this epilator makes sound like a grinding saw, but I think it is totally worth it! I like that you can use the trimmer to trim areas you don’t want to epilate.

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