Braun Silk-epil 7 7681 Wet/Dry Cordless Epilator Review

The braun 7 7681 in all its glory

Yay, it’s finally here! I got my hands on the all singing and dancing Braun Silk-Epil 7681 wet and dry cordless epilator. And low and behold it has a lot to offer as one of the most convenient products on the market for many people here in the UK.

As we’ve come to expect from the top end epilators, the 7681 can be used both in the bath and the shower, and has a cordless feature for ease of use.

But the question is, what sets it out as the #1 epilator in the UK? Well, it’s features of course!


For many people, there’s nothing better than a close shave. This 7681 cordless epilator features close-grip technology, from the clever clogs at Braun, that involves 40 tweezers for a close and smooth shave. The 7681 Braun allows the user to remove hair at an optimal angle so short hairs can be removed effortlessly and painlessly. I have to say of all the epilators I’ve used in my relatively short time, this one really does seem less painfull than the others.


Many people believe nothing makes a device better than attachments. It’s here that the Braun Epil 7 epilator shines with its five different attachments that create a unique experience for every part of the body. You’ll be well equipped to tackle hair no matter where it may be.

Range of Motion

This Epil 7 epilator has a pivoting head that allows the user to reach many hard to reach places, such as the underarm. After all, no one’s body is straight up and down. The pivoting head of the Epil 7 goes with the contour and curves of the user’s body giving a much smoother feel once done.

Facial Features

Aside from a person’s eyes, the lips are what draws one person to another and grasps their attention. If the lips are not properly cared for, they may begin to peel and crack. The Epil 7 epilator removes hair around the lips and promotes smooth, soft lips.

Cordless and Recharge

The Braun Epil 7 epilator is cordless and fully recharges pretty damn quickly compared to some of the other units I’ve tried. This is great as you no longer has to worry about limitations and restrictions due to cords and wires. If you do get caught short you can get a usable charge from flat in around 10-15 minutes! The Epil 7 can be used continuously for 40 minutes and needs one hour to fully charge.


A massage does more than relax your entire body and remove the stress of the day. The Braun Silk-Epil 7 has a nifty little massage feature that stimulates the hair while simultaneously relaxing its user. This added stimulation can help alleviate any pain felt from the session, though i think perhaps it is more that it’s just distracting you from it, either way it seems to work well!


The Braun Silk-Epil 7681 can be used while bathing or on dry skin as needed. Making it great for those last minute touch up’s before you leave the house. Although the 7681 epilator has smoother effects on wet skin, it can still be used on dry skin with decent results. However like any epilator, it will benefit from the application of warm water to relax and moisturise the skin beforehand. Warm water from the shower or bath soothes and relaxes you while improving your circulation and comfort level.


The Braun 7681 epilator is washable and waterproof. As far as hygiene is concerned, the washable and waterproof factor helps maintain clean blades and an overall clean device.


  • the smoothest my skin has ever felt!
  • many attachments available means you’ll never be at a lost as to how to tackle those hairs.
  • uses a small light illuminating the area you’re working on to help you spot those sneaky hairs.
  • shaver option available which provides an interesting twist on the traditional epilating experience.
  • quick-recharge time means it’s great for those minor emergencies.


  • On the higher end of the price scale

Our Opinion on the Braun Silk-epil 7 7681 Epilator

You may well be forgiven for getting lost with all the various models of Braun epilator available, and it’s not surprising to see why considering they dominate our top 10. We’ve already taken a look a the 7891 here, and whilst it is technically the newer model compared to the 7681, i personally find the combination of features and smoothing of epilation makes the 7681 the far superior epilator. Not surprisingly there are many others who would agree, making the Braun 7 7681 the number one selling epilator on Amazon which is no mean feat!

Now, it’s fair to say that this is on the upper end of the price range, at around the £85 mark however this is no different to many of the other top selling epilators. Indeed it is a good tenner cheaper than our #2 rated epilator the Panasonic ES-ED90. So what set’s this aside from the others? It’s simple, the perfect set of features, attachments and smoothness! Don’t just take my word for it though, take a look at what others are saying about this wonderfull little gadget.

Whilst there are a few reviews stating the Braun 7681 delivers painful treatment and is not ideal for short hair which i would have to disagree with. In my own experience it’s one of the less painfull epilators and is more than capable of dealing with short hairs. It’s possible the user was inexperienced with epilators and their use, in which case i fully recommend they read our guide to epilating here!

In Conclusion

The Braun Silk-Epil 7 7681 wet and dry cordless epilator is right up there with the best of them, and fully deserves its #1 position in our list of the best epilators. I just can’t find anything bad to say about it! <3

40Y2YYShaver head
Trimmer cap
Efficiency cap
Sensitive area cap
Facial cap

You can see just how well the Panasonic ES-ED90 stacks up against other epilators on our comparison chart here.

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