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Braun Silk Epil 7 Epilator Xpressive Pro
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on September 26, 2012
I've epilated before and it is my main form of hair removal. I don't find it painful at all and would equate it to a prickling sensation when the hairs are plucked out. Previously I've used an Emjoi Gently Gold Caress (my favorite and the best until it's passing), a Remington (would not recommend), and most recently an Emjoi Optima (would not recommend). I was on the lookout for a new epilator, because I had enough of my current Emjoi Optima which cuts off too many hairs. I read some raves about this epilator so I decided to make the switch. I only used it with the EfficiencyPro Cap or without any cap at all to maximize hair removal. Did not try it wet.

PROS
- noise:
The most quiet epilator I've used so far.
- maneuverability:
I find it navigates the bony areas of my knees the best of all the epilators I've used.
- Smartlight:
Useful for low or less than natural light conditions. Unsure of how long the light will last though.
- design:
It has this pretty sparkling overlay that I like. It also fits into my hand comfortably, is comfortable to hold, and super easy and smooth to remove and attach the different caps. This epilator is the best in terms of design.
- pulls hair out by the roots:
In comparison to the Emjoi Optima, which tends to cut off my hairs and still leave me stubbly at the end, this epilator does a much better job. In comparison to my gold standard the Emjoi Gently Gold Caress, I would say it's still a little less efficient.

CONS
- rechargeable:
Wanted a corded epilator so I wouldn't have to worry about charging it before using or it running out of charge, but had trouble finding a well-reviewed corded epilator. When this epilator starts running out of charge, the gears start slowing down and don't pull the hairs out as well and then it just shuts off. Expect at least 1 hour for it to charge up fully and until you can use it again.
- on/off button:
Find it awkward turning it on and off since I can't flick the button with 1 thumb like my previous epilators. I have to use both thumbs to rotate the dial to turn it on, off, or to a higher speed.
- poor removal of short hairs (0.5mm):
Despite its claims I find it doesn't removes all those stubby, short hairs. I'll see them with the SmartLight annoyingly, but even after multiple passes it'll still be there.
- length of hair removal time:
The epilating head is a bit small in comparison to the Gently Gold Caress so it takes more time to remove hair. It wouldn't matter if I could get that perfect hairless result, but as it still has trouble with short hairs I see it as a negative.

OVERALL: A definite improvement over the Optima and a close match to my all-time favorite. I would recommend it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on October 20, 2011
I love my new epilator, I used one for more than 10 years. The new technology is awesome. It doesn't hurt and leave the skin very soft.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 28, 2012
I have been using an epilator for a number of years so I'm used to how much it can hurt. My old Philips wasn't painless either, but I think this hurts a bit more. The job it does is far superior, not a hair left standing compared to the old one. I tried it on my chest and it left red bumps all over and very painfull. I use it all over and its better than shaving because the hair grows back without becoming itchy which is very important between the cheeks. I like the unit and wouldn't go back to the old one. I would like it if you could shut off the light to save the battery when you don't. need it. All in all it is very well made and does a great but all be it less than paid less job.
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on April 23, 2013
It does jam a bit on course or long hair, but it gets the job done regardless. Love that I can use it in the shower and all the heads pop off for easy cleaning. Happy with it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 4, 2012
I was nervous to use the epilator at first and it was painful the first time I used it but not unbearably. But the second time I used it, it was far less painful because it wasn't the bigger coarser, previously shaved hair it was pulling out. It was new finer hair. I am finding that the results are only lasting about 2 1/2 weeks but I'm sure that will increase with use.

Overall I am happy with the epilator. It's not terribly painful and I was having to shave every 2-3 days and not having to do it for 2-3 weeks is awesome. It's in my opinion worth trying and I would recommend it.
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on March 8, 2013
This is my second Braun epilator. I just love it from the day 1. I broke my first one by accident, ordered this on the same day!
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on February 20, 2015
GREAT! the battery runs low but its powerful!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 4, 2014
Hurts like hell (as do all epilators) but you adjust to the pain overtime! I initially used this on my underarms, legs and bikini zone (although I do not recommend using this product in the bikini area unless you have a superhuman pain tolerance), but now I use it only on my underarms. I found it wasn't able to get my legs very smooth - there were always little baby hairs that it would leave behind. But it's amazing for armpits - no gross five o'clock shadow/stubble - my armpits are consistently smooth and soft, and I only need to touch them up once a week or so with this thing! Even when the hair grows out, it is as soft as the hair on your arm and you can barely see it. So overall - amazing for underarms, but that's the only place I find it useful.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 29, 2012
This is my first epilator and I really like it. The hair removal isn't painless, but it's tolerable and I guess it depends on your pain threshold. As for its pros/cons:

PROS:
- Gets the job done
- Easy to use
- Relatively easy to clean
- Battery charges quickly (about an hour)

CONS:
- Takes off small patches of hair at a time
- Sometimes misses very short, stubby hairs
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