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I have tried epilators by 2 brands – Panasonic and Phillips and I have tried a face epilator by Braun. The epilator in this post is a major upgrade for me – performance-wise and money-wise. I have been debating investing in a good epilator for over a while now and after my Phillips epilator started performing poorly, I decided to do some research and invest in an upgraded version. I have been trying all the 12 extras that come with this model and form an opinion before the return period runs out.
Our fastest and most precise epilator, the Braun Silk-epil 9 Wet&Dry epilator removes even the shortest hairs that wax cannot catch for up to 4 weeks long lasting salon-smooth skin. Attach the new deep exfoliation brush and reduce ingrown hair with an exfoliation performance that is 6x more effective than a manual scrub alone. The gentle exfoliation brush visibly refines your skin for an irresistibly smooth and silky feeling. The shaving head is great for removing hair even in the most sensitive zones. The latest addition to the family: The Deep Massage pad for significantly better blood circulation and visibly improved skin appearance.
My Experience with Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa 9-961V Wet and Dry Epilator:
Most of us know how an epilator works and the concept about it – it has several tiny tweezers that grab hair and pull them off a very high speed. The epilator in this post has 20 tweezers that can run at 2 different speed settings. It comes with a smart light that reveals even the finest hair and this is an amazing feature because, with my previous epilator I needed to use my cell phone torch.
The epilator head has three kinds of covers – first is the regular plastic case which exposes all the 40 tweezers, second is like the first one except it does not expose all the 40 tweezers and is meant for delicate areas like face or underarms and so on, third has tiny bearings that vibrate to abate pain a little.
It comes with 2 exfoliating brush heads (a separate attachment is provided that attaches them to the main epilator body and each has a plastic case) and one is gentler than the other. I tried using the gentler one on my face and found it a bit too abrasive for everyday use. For body exfoliation, I wish that these brushes were a bit more abrasive and covered more surface area.
It comes with a massage head which has tiny pillars to improve blood circulation and fight cellulite. It works well except that it will be better if it covered more surface area. It also comes with a shaver head and a trimmer cap. This feature is perfect for trimming hair in areas where waxing or epilation is not an option.
This epilator can be fully charged in one hour and gives 40 minutes of run time when completely charged (little less when used wet). I have been using all its attachments in shower to first see if this device is indeed waterproof and second to see if epilation under hot water is as efficient as dry epilation and less painful. I used this device to epilate my arms and legs under hot shower. It worked well at grabbing tiny hair from my arms, under arms and legs and pulling them off instead of breaking them. Best part, it did not hurt at all under hot stream of water. This epilator is expensive but with all its attachments, its cordless feature and its efficiency as an epilator makes it worth the price.
Pros of Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa 9-961V Wet and Dry Epilator:
- Comes with 12 attachments, all with unique features and good performance.
- Waterproof and runs for 40 minutes with full charge.
- Has 40 tweezers that can run at 2 different speeds.
- Comes with a smart light that makes small hair visible.
- Tweezers are efficient at grabbing hair that even waxing can’t grab.
- Comes with 2 exfoliating brush heads and a deep massage head – good to avoid ingrown hair and cellulite, respectively.
- Comes with a shaver head and a trimmer cap which work well for hair removal from sensitive areas.
- Works well under water and can epilate efficiently even under hot shower.
Cons of Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa 9-961V Wet and Dry Epilator:
- Expensive and models with fewer attachments might suit some.
- Exfoliating brushes and massage head cover small amount of surface area at a time.
IMBB Rating: 4.8/5
Do I Recommend Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa 9-961V Wet and Dry Epilator?
This epilator burned my pocket but I am glad it is worth the price. It works efficiently under hot stream of water and with all the attachments, this device gives a spa experience.
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