Braun’s Silk-Epil series offer us some of the most popular Epilators in the world, in fact, it is probably the best known brand out there for this type of product. The series 3 is very much the ‘baby’ of the range, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and this still offers a range of features making it a real player if you’re looking for a top of the range hair removal device.
Braun Series 3-3170 Silk Epil Epilator Features
The following features are built in the epilator:
- 20 tweezers to ensure maximum hair is plucked efficiently for smooth skin
- Massaging rollers to ensure your skin is relaxed and stimulated to make the process easier
- Smartlight to make sure all hair strands are visible, so no hair is missed in the process
- Delivers up to a whole month of smooth skin wherever you choose to put it to use
- Two inbuilt speeds for different levels of intensity
Braun have a handy comparison table which shows the features of the Series 3-3170 in comparison to its siblings in the Silk-Epil range. A look at that will show you that this is the baby of the range. It doesn’t exfoliate like some of the other models, and it isn’t a wet and dry model (you can’t use it in the bath and shower) but that doesn’t mean you should be put off, it still offers enough features for most of us and is a versatile hair removal solution.
It offers 20 tweezers, which is really slap bang in the middle of what most of these products offer, the smaller ones often have 9 or 12 whilst large models have up to 60. 20 is big enough to allow you to use it on areas like your legs, but is still small enough to do some detailing, and areas like your bikini line or even you eyebrows or other facial fuzz!
Having two different speed modes means you can opt for the more gentle option or go all out for efficiency (and bravery) and switch it up to level two! This is a great choice for a lot of us to have and make s this one of the best epilators for beginners.
This product seems to be a popular choice for people who are looking for smooth and silky skin. Though a problem a lot of people encounter is that this way of removing hair can result in redness and ingrown hairs, reviews of the silk-epil suggest that this is not a problem if you ensure you fully grow out your hair before using. Furthermore reviews state that if you are sick and tired of avoiding wearing skirts and are looking to prolong hair growth on your legs than this epilator definitely does the job.
A small tip to keep is mind is that you should pull your skin tight whilst using this to reduce pain. Also reviews suggest that the areas around your ankles are really sensitive so do not begin from there and growing your hair out reduces pain throughout. We have a full guide on keeping Epilating as painless as possible here on the site too.
The one main advantage this has over the rest of the Silk-Epil range is the price. Cheaper than the rest of the models, it offers a lot of the features of its bigger sisters, but for half the price! If you need a wet and dry model, this isn’t the one for you, but for a versatile, reliable model, small enough to take on your travels and use on small areas of your body yet still able to handle legs and other larger areas, this is the one for you. Braun know what they’re doing, and the Series 3-3170 is another home run from the electronics giant. Comes with our top recommendation if you need a budget yet good quality product.