Braun Silk-épil Xpressive Pro 7681 Rechargeable Wet & Dry Epilator

by Braun

Avg. Review: 4.5 out of 5(40 reviews)

RRP: £129.99
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Braun Silk-épil Xpressive Pro 7681 Rechargeable Wet & Dry Epilator
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Product Description

The Braun Silk Epil Xpressive 7681 epilator has been designed to make the removal of unwanted hair as efficient, gentle and easy as possible. Its proven epilation system removes hair at the root, leaving your skin smooth for weeks. As the hair that re-grows is fine and soft, there will be no more stubble.

Product Features

  • Precision head: Utmost precision for facial hair removal
  • Unique arrangement of 40 tweezers
  • Adapts to the body contours
  • Narrow epilation cap: Extra gentleness for underarm and bikini
  • Shaver head & trimmer: Shaving, trimming, shaping bikini area
  • Rechargeable: 1 hour charge gives 40 minute running time
  • Massage system
  • Efficiency cap
  • Beginner cap
  • Smartlight
  • Reduced pain
  • Pouch
  • Fully Washable
  • Pre-epilation wipes
  • 2 Pin plug adapter needed
  • 2 years guarantee commencing on the date of purchase
  • Especially designed for epilation in warm water, to give you the gentlest epilation
  • Reaches hairs that wax can't - so no more 'in-between days'
  • Our most gentle epilation ever means that you can keep your tan for longer
  • Rechargeable for ultimate flexibility
  • Fully washable

Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful:

5.0 out of 5 Best Epilator I ever used, 20th February 2010

Review By Q "Woodstuk" (UK)

This epilator is the easiest on I have ever tried.

It removed the hairs with ease & least discomfort. I didn't feel "much" pain as far as epilators go. By that I mean, I expect some pain as removing hair from the roots by any means is a painful process. It removed the hairs very well, even short hairs.

One thing I really liked about this is the Smartlight which shines a light on the area you are epilating/shaving & you can see what you are doing (I just wish it was a bit stronger). It claims to create an almost daylight condition (I'd say somewhat).

As expected, my skin was a bit red & swollen but this soon went (this depends on your skin's sensitivy & areas used but this happened on my underarsm & legs).

I will use it on other reas & will upate here!

However, I wouldn't use it on my face as a beautician told me although apilation is ok to use on face, it leaves ingrown hairs which can look stubble, so I wouldn't advise using it on face.

It has 4 different caps for the main epilator head:

-bikini & underarm


-High-Frequesncy Massage System (which massages) & is the least painful one (I'd say can used for large areas)

-EfficiencyPro cap for fast epilation & maximum contact with the skin.

It also comes with a main shaving head which is excellent for:

-trimming long hairs prior to epilation (OptiTrim comb) to ideal length

-it can also be used as a shaver

-trimmer (for example for bikini area).

The epilation head claims to possess "CloseGrip Technology for extra efficiency especially for short hairs" (I found this to be correct & it did remove short hairs quite well) & that the "40 tweezers always keep close contact to the skin to remove hairs as short as a grain of sand" (I found this sometimes worked, due to the tautness of the skin & the positioning of the hair; for example on my legs where the skin is straight & taut, this worked, but on face, this was more difficult to achieve).

Another plus point for this product is it can be used in the shower (on wet skin), even under running water! You may even use shower gel to make the skin moist & smooth.It can then be washed & cleaned under running water.

One thing I am a bit annoyed with, for cleaning you use the little brush & clean out the hairs from the appliance & then dip the brush in alcohol to disinfect it but I contcted Braun to ask what kind of alcohol I should use & they said they only recommend their own cleaning alcohol (which costs £7 inc. p&p which I wouldn't pay for a bottle of cleaning alcohol).

The product itself is white, has a nice shimmer on the bottom part & is easy to hold & handle.

Overall, an excellent product & I don't regret getting it.

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful:

4.0 out of 5 Good results - with only minor discomfort..., 12th April 2010

Review By Kevin O'Keefe (Yorkshire, England)

[Not one to usually shave my legs the missus kindly offered to road-test this device. Here is her verdict]:

As a user of a different brand of a similar product (Braun Silk-épil Xpressive 7781 Wet & Dry Rechargeable Body & Face Epilator)I was interested to see if this epilator performed as well and I was not disappointed. The epilator is ergonomic and easy to use. It charges very quickly and the charge keeps well so you can use it lots of times before it needs re-charging. It has the attachments to remove hair from every part of your body (if you're brave enough!) and does so with minimum fuss. Being an epilator hair removal is not pain free by any means but it's not too painful either. In comparison to my other epilator the pain levels were comparable, in fact there is little to choose between both products, except to say that the dial that you turn to switch the tweezers on is better than other products I've used because it clicks into place, so you don't suddenly go to a higher level when you don't expect it! This is a small but important feature as a sudden increase in level can be a bit shocking if you're not used to it (there speaks someone with experience!)! The product works particularly well in water and is excellent and easy to use whilst in the bath and I found that using it with water eases the pain slightly. The light is fab and essential to getting the best out of hair removal, as it means that you can epilate night or day. The finish you get is good, though I wouldn't say it gets every single hair, but maybe I'm just too much in a hurry, and in my experience it's not quite a smooth as I was expecting or lasted as long.

The epilator is easy to use straight out of the box. It's pretty instinctive(especially if you've used one before) but if you haven't the instructions are clear and easy to follow. Overall this is a good product and does what it says with little fuss, though in my experience it's very similar to other premium epilators at a cheaper price point.

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:

5.0 out of 5 Worth every penny!, 1st May 2010

Review By V. Wilkinson (UK)

I've always been a fan of epliators and this is the third one I've owned, and it's fantastic! I read a review on here that said they've come a long way in the last couple of years and it's definitely true.

I personally don't find it painful (though I do find waxing completely unbearable) but it is uncomfortable the first few times you epliate and it takes a while because the hairs are thick. After the first few uses they grow back so much finer, paler, and there's fewer of them - I usually find I only need to epliate every two to three WEEKS. My last eplilator was cordless, which was great because I could do it over the bath instead of in my bedroom, which I always thought was a bit gross.... However the charge only lasted 20 minutes and started to lose power after about 15, and it made a hideously loud grinding noise! It didn't glide as smoothly as this one or fit as comfortably in your hand. This one's not much quieter, but the noise is far less frightening! The best thing about it is being able to use in in water, and being able to apply products such as shower gel to the skin - the difference this makes is amazing. It means a much smoother glide and more effortless results, and is infinitely more painless, and you can wash it so it gets a proper clean. The selection of heads it comes with, including a trimmer, is brilliant - they really have thought of everything! And the smartlight is nothing short of genius!

My previous epilator doesn't charge anymore and I haven't been using it for about a year, but I'm not a fan of shaving as it leaves my skin dry and I have to do it every day. I suffer from ingrown hairs and find that contrary to what you often read, the epliator MINIMISES them - I hardly get any whereas I get a lot from shaving. I was reluctant to buy this product because of the hefty price tag, but it's worth every penny. If you're a fan of waxing this would surely save you a fortune, and it removes the tiniest of hairs.

Highly recommended!! (but remember to buy a plug adaptor!)

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:

5.0 out of 5 Excellent item that works well but does hurt! :(, 20th January 2010

Review By E. Williams "williamsc47" (UK)

Well, I can't say I have ever used one of these before so I cannot compare it to previous makes or models but it is certainly effective :) Having used it, it took almost 4 weeks for the hair to start growing again, which certainly saves on the time and effort invested in shaving.

The drawback is that it is quite painful to use, but this is something that is to be expected from an item of this nature....As I said earlier and can't compare it to other epilators but it is fairly have been warned.

Despite the pain however, it does as promised and assuming the discomfort will fade over time, I have no complaints.

Highly recommended!!