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Braun SE3170 Silk-épil 3 SoftPerfection Epilator

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  • Lets you enjoy silky smooth skin from top to toe for up to 4 weeks
  • 4-way moving pain softener makes epilation extra gentle
  • Small tips integrated into epilation head lift the hairs so that even short hairs flat lying hairs can be removed efficiently at the root
  • Two active massage rollers stimulate the skin before and after the hair is removed to minimise the pulling sensation

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Product Description

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You can save money on disposable razors and avoid the pain of waxing with Braun's SoftPerfection Epilator. This epilator removes even short, flay-lying hair -- so you can enjoy silky smooth skin for up to four weeks. Even better, it is extra gentle and significantly reduces the discomfort that other hair-removal systems cause.

The Braun SE3170 SoftPerfection Epilator offers:
  • SoftLift system for extra-close epilation.
  • Attachments for underarm and bikini epilation.
  • Ergonomic design for comfort and control.
  • Massage rollers to reduce pain.


Two speeds give you a choice of slow or quick epilation. View larger.
A Gentle Approach to Epilation
Silk-epil SoftPerfection takes a gentle approach to hair removal. It features a unique, four-way moving pain softener to ease you into epilation. Two active massage rollers with tiny nodes stimulate the skin before and after the hair is removed to minimize the pulling sensation. The Silk-epil's SoftLift system gives you extra-close epilation and can pluck out hairs as short as 0.5 millimeters, for long-lasting smoothness. And although it is a great way to get those legs gorgeously smooth, it comes with additional attachments for underarm and bikini -- your most sensitive areas.

Ergonomically Designed for Better Control
The Softperfection is ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in your hand, allowing better control and maneuverability. Two speeds give you the choice between slow or quick epilation. The 20-tweezer epilator head has an EfficiencyPro Clip that covers a large area of skin in one stroke, for fast epilation that lasts. This lightweight device comes encased in an attractive soft pink case with grips for easy handling. This epilator includes a cleaning brush comes for quick, easy maintenance and an AC adapter.

What's in the Box
Epilator, cleaning brush, and AC adapter.

Product Description

  • The unique Silk-epil SoftPerfection effectively removes hairs at the root.
  • Hair Free Skin For up to 4 Weeks
  • Ultra Close - Extra Smooth Skin Advanced SoftLift system lifts the hairs so you can even remove shortest and flat lying hairs at the root
  • Ultra Gentle Epilation with 4-way moving active massaging rollers clip to minimize the pulling sensations.
  • Ultra fast epilation EfficiencyPro clip allows efficient removal of hairs.
  • Includes standard head, cleaning brush & handy travel bag
  • Color: sweet pink
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty

  • Product Details

    Product Manual [394kb PDF]
    • Product Dimensions: 7 x 2.6 x 7.8 inches
    • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
    • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
    • Origin: Imported (Germany)
    • ASIN: B00006592X
    • UPC: 069055824139
    • Item model number: SE3170
    • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (366 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76,815 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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    Customer Reviews

    Leaves legs feeling smooth, no stubble.
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    Perfect, I had my other Braun for last 7 years, but I lost it in one of my trip, So I baught the new one, because I trust only Braun Silk epil Love it!!!
    Bro_Rabbit
    I never have epilated before so it does hurt the first few times but after a while you get used to it.
    Carolynne

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    421 of 425 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 29, 2004
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    (3/04) Now, I am not some weirdo who lives for pain or anything, but I admit, I find myself looking for places other than my legs to use this thing. Legs, armpits, bikini line, big toes... It's just so satisfying to use, knowing that the two hours you may have to put into the process (as one reviewer claimed) is worth it for not having to worry about nicks and cuts at ALL or stubble for at least another two weeks.

    A few things from my own experience for those of you considering:

    I bought this intending to use it on my legs and bikini line only. I was thrilled that it is AC powered, because I feared batteries would become a real budget-killer.

    YES, I did use the attachment thing with the rolling beads the first time I used it. I also used the slowest speed. Decided it wasn't so bad, so I sped it up, then removed the attachment. No problem. I may have even thrown the attachment away...

    YES, you should exfoliate your skin before use. The directions tell you it wouldn't hurt to take a hot shower and exfoliate, then when dry, use the gizmo. Your pores are open, your skin fresh, and the little hairs should be more willing to let go.

    YES, it DOES hurt to use on your underarm. Doing so took a bit of acrobatics, because I found I had to try to pull my skin taught while using it. I also found I got a few ingrown hairs there from use. Decided that using a razor on this area isn't that bad after all.

    NO, it is NOT impossible to use on your bikini area. Just be prepared to sit in some funny, yoga-like positions to get to the areas you want. Also, make sure you keep up on exfoliating here: I find I have the worst problems with ingrowns in this area.

    YES, you can get stubble.
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    157 of 163 people found the following review helpful By M. Rivera on May 9, 2002
    This is the best product I have tried for hair removal in a long time. I had purchased an Epilady and used it till its recent demise and never thought anything could replace it. Although it was VERY painful to use, the hair grew back very fine and scarce, the longer you used it, improving the hair texture over time. I then used shavers, cremes, lotions, epil-stop and all were worthless products.
    Now that I have the Braun, I am ecstatic with the results, it is much quicker and virtually painless compared to the original Epilady. I highly recommend to women who do not want to become a slave to daily razor shaving!
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    74 of 77 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 1, 2003
    It was difficult to get used to at first. But after a while your skin gets used to it and it doesn't hurt at all. Do not let the hair get too long!!!
    This is a tip for first timers: grow the hair out, get it waxed at a salon and only start using this when the hair starts growing back. Or shave and only use this as the stubble grows in. Do not let the hair get too long - that's when it is uncomfortable. This get's teeny tiny hairs and lasts for as long as waxing -- my legs are so smooth and pretty now.
    Caution -- you can't go back to shaving or you'll get ingrown hairs. Exfoliate regularly, too.
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    46 of 47 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 21, 2004
    As someone who had never waxed or epilated I was a bit leary of trying this device, but am very glad I did. I'll never shave again! It was quite uncomfortable and a bit painful the first time I used it [come on, it pulls your body hair out by the roots...] but since then it has been virtually pain free. The best reward of using this product is not having to bother with hair removal very often -- I can't say exactly how long the overall effect lasts, but I usually do touch-ups once a week on those hairs that were not long enough to pull the week before and it doesn't take but about 15-20 minutes to to a "whole body" once over. I use it on my legs, underarms and bikini line all with equal success. The only drawbacks that I have discovered are occasional problems with ingrown hairs (which has mostly been solved with the added use of a loofah) and the fact that my legs are never as smooth as when I shaved due to some hairs not being long enough to catch at the time of epilation. This has gotten better with repeated use (it appears as if less hair grows back between each use and it grows back soft), but it's still not quite smooth to the touch. However, all in all I consider this a great product that I'm really glad I took the chance on trying.
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    102 of 112 people found the following review helpful By Alishya Kirshara on June 18, 2003
    I purchased this product after reading the Amazon reviews about it. I had never used an epilator, and had never waxed anything on my body but my eyebrows (and that was only one time). Still, I have a relatively high pain threshold and my leg hair is fairly fine, so I didn't think the pain would be a problem for me.
    I was pretty much right. I'm a little more sensitive in the knee area than the rest of my legs, and I don't really bother with my thighs since my leg hair there is blonde. I have no problem with pain around my bikini line, but it does hurt quite a lot to do my underarms -- and it pinches my skin there, too, which is not only quite uncomfortable, but has drawn small amounts of blood. It's fine for my legs, though -- the first time I used the product, I didn't use the "beginner's head" that comes with it. I just turned the thing on high and started epilating. It hurt, but it wasn't unbearable (and it has gotten better).
    I have had a few ingrown hairs, but I think I can get rid of that problem just by purchasing a loofah and doing some exfoliating in the shower every now and then, so I'm not worried about that.
    No, the reason I gave this product 2 stars is that at least for me, the darn thing doesn't actually pluck the hair out by the root most of the time. Oh, it gets much of the hair out by the root (enough for me to feel twinges of minor pain), but it also breaks a lot of hairs off right at the skin. It leaves those hairs too short to pluck with either the epilator or manually with tweezers, and there are too many of them to pluck manually anyway.
    The result: my legs constantly feel as though I shaved yesterday -- they look smooth (since my hair is light), but they feel stubbly. If I shaved with a razor, I would at least have one day of smooth legs.
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