Braun Silk-épil 7 7891 Wet and Dry Dual Epilator Review

The Braun Silk-epil 7 7891 and its attachments

The Braun Silk-épil 7 7891 Wet and Dry Cordless Dual Epilator is a hair removal device that is amongst the first to work in two ways, both shaving and epilating the legs at the same time. Because it can also be used in both wet and dry settings, including the shower or the bath, it is one of the most versatile hair removal products in the UK

The Braun 7891 is made with Gillette Venus technology, from a recognised and trusted brand in hair removal and is the result of a partnership between Braun and Gillete. Gillette as you probably know already is more commonly associated with mens shaving razors so it came as a little bit of a surprise to see the two married as such. But when you think about it, it makes sense as i dare say there is no one more accustomed to the needs of the shaver than the guys and girls at Gillete.

It is made to be very versatile and to meet all of a persons hair removal needs. First, it is cordless, which means no being tied to the socket when using it. Not to mention that devices with cords cannot be used in the bath and shower for obvious reasons, as the Braun Silk-épil epilator can be. In addition, the 7891 comes with four attachments: a charging stand and three caps for using the epilator in different settings. These caps include one for smoothing, one for efficiency, and one for those extra sensitive areas.

Key Features of the Braun Silk-épil 7 7891

  • 40 close grip tweezer blades integrated into the head
  • The capability to exfoliate, shave, and epilate all at the same time
  • Cordless technology that can be used wet or dry for up to 30 minutes at a time
  • Short charging time of one hour
  • A pivoting head that can move 15 degrees in any direction
  • SoftLip tips that lift hair that lays flat against skin to the blade
  • Smartlight for high visibility in the process
  • Two speeds for either gentle or fast hair removal
  • Extremely close hair removal with gradually less hair regrowth over time
  • Completely washable in water
  • Recommended by dermatologists

Benefits

There are several benefits to using the Braun Silk-épil 7 7891. First, it creates very smooth hair removal. With epilation, shaving, and exfoliating technologies, every hair is removed in a single pass. Even short hairs down to 0.5 mm can be effectively removed. This single pass technology also reduces irritation not to mention the overall time spent epilating.

In addition, it is completely waterproof. Not only is it more convenient for many women to remove hair in the shower or bath, warm water has been found to reduce discomfort or irritation that some people associate with epilation.

Epilation has been found to lead to hair growing back thinner and softer over time. People who want the closeness of a shave with the gradual permanent hair changes of an epilator will find that the Silk-épil 7 7891 is the perfect hair remover for their needs, giving them the best of both worlds. For this reason, 9 out of 10 women who use this epilator report positive results in reviews.

Drawbacks

There are a few drawbacks we found in our review, however. The biggest one for me is that the Braun Silk-épil 7 7891 is designed so that it can only be used when it is not plugged in, so it is important to remember to charge it. It is designed this way so that someone does not accidentally try to use it in water while plugged in, which is not safe. Now i can fully appreciate why have they made this decision, safety should always come first, but i can’t help being frustrated that i cannot use this device any time i want.

For example just last week i was doing my legs and my own personal epilator ran out of charge, not a problem, i just plugged in the cord and was back to finishing my legs off. However, imagine if this was the 7891 then I would have been pretty much left with a half finished epilation job on my legs till I waited for the unit to recharge. Not good!

Our Opinion

People who use the Silk-épil 7 7891 are getting several hair removal devices in one. The SoftLip tips gently lift hair, which is quickly removed by the 40 tweezers of the epilator. The Gillette Venus (you can find out a little more about this technology here) blades then remove any hair that is left behind and also gently exfoliates the skin. The result is that hair is removed completely and the skin softened in a single pass over the skin. The end result of which makes this unit one of the more effective epilators around today.

In addition, it is also one of few epilators to be recommended by a physician, Dr Petra Staubach of University Skin Clinic in Mainz.

Final Thoughts

The Braun Silk-épil 7 7891 Wet and Dry Cordless Dual Epilator is right up there with the best of them, however, in my eyes there are two things that prevent it from being #1, as discussed above it needs to be unplugged to use. Secondly, that whilst this unit is technically a newer model, i’m not sure if it can compete with the likes of the Braun Silk-epil 7 7681 which we’ll be reviewing in the coming weeks.

Overall, a unique blend of technologies that virtually guarantees complete hair removal with a very low chance of irritation. It is a great option for anyone who wants to remove hair in a hurry.

TweezersWet’n’DrySpeedsCordlessLightAttachmentsPriceRating
40Y2YYSmoothing cap
Efficiency cap
Sensitive areas
££££
     

You can see just how well the Braun Silk-épil 7 7891 stacks up against other epilators on our comparison chart here.

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