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Our products are engineered to meet the highest standards of quality, functionality and design. We hope you thoroughly enjoy using the Braun Silk·épil Soft Perfection.

In the following we would like to familiarise you with the appliance and provide some useful information about epilation. Please read the use instructions carefully and thoroughly before using the appliance.

Braun Silk·épil SoftPerfection Body System 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. With the innovative SoftLift™ tips and the unique arrangement of tweezers it provides an extra close epilation for perfectly smooth skin, allowing to remove hairs as short as 0.5 mm as well as flat lying hairs. As the hair that re-growsis fine and soft, there will be no more stubble.

The high-precisionepilation head2 comes with two different attachments:1a The massaging rollers clip makes

epilation ultra gentle.

Its pulsating movement stimulates and relaxes the skin to offset the pulling sensation.

1b The EfficiencyPro clip provides a thorough epilation that is now even faster. Ensuring maximum skin contact and the optimum usage position, it allows removal of even more hairs per stroke.

The shaver head 8 is specially designed for a fast and close shave of underarms and bikini line.

The cooling application provides additional help to reduce possible skin irritation after epilation and will also leave the skin feeling cool and fresh.


For hygienic reasons, do not share this appliance with other persons.

Keep the appliance dry.

Keep the appliance out of the reach of children.

When switched on, the appliance must never come in contact with the hair on your head, eyelashes, ribbons, etc. to prevent any danger of injury as well as to prevent blockage or damage to the appliance.

Before use, check whether your voltage corresponds to the voltage printed on the transformer. Always use the countryspecific 12 V transformer plug supplied with the product.

General information on epilation

Silk·épil is designed to epilate hair on legs, but use tests monitored by dermatologists have revealed that you can also epilate the underarm and the bikini line.

All methods of hair removal at the root can lead to in-growinghair and irritation (e.g. itching, discomfort and reddening of the skin) depending on the condition of the skin and hair.

This is a normal reaction and should quickly disappear, but may be stronger when you are removing hair at the root for the first few times or if you have sensitive skin.

If, after 36 hours, the skin still shows irritation, we recommend that you contact your physician.

In general, the skin reaction and the sensation of pain tend to diminish considerably with the repeated use of Silk·épil.

In some cases inflammation of the skin could occur when bacteria penetrate the skin (e.g. when sliding the appliance over the skin). Thorough cleaning of the epila-


tion head before each use will minimise the risk of infection.

If you have any doubts about using this appliance, please consult your physician. In the following cases, this appliance should only be used after prior consultation with a physician:

eczema, wounds, inflamed skin reactions such as folliculitis (purulent hair follicles) and varicose veins

around moles

reduced immunity of the skin, e.g. diabetes mellitus, during pregnancy, Raynaud’s disease

haemophilia or immune deficiency.

Some useful tips

Epilation is easier and more comfortable when the hair is at the optimum length of 2–5mm(0.08–0.2in.) If hairs are longer, we recommend that you either shave first and epilate the shorterre-growinghairs after 1 or 2 weeks, or use the shaver head with the included OptiTrim attachment8a topre-cuthairs to this ideal length.

When epilating for the first time, it is advisable to epilate in the evening, so that any possible reddening can disappear overnight. To relax the skin we recommend applying a moisture cream after epilation.

Fine hair which re-growsmight not grow up to the skin surface. The regular use of massage sponges (e.g. after showering) or exfoliation peelings helps to preventin-growinghair as the gentle scrubbing action removes the upper skin layer and fine hair can get through to the skin surface.

Description (see page 3)

1a Massaging rollers clip

1b EfficiencyPro clip

2Epilation head

3Release buttons


5Socket for cord connector

6Cord connector

712 V transformer plug

8Shaver head

8a OptiTrim attachment

8b Shaving foil frame with long hair trimmer

8c Release bars

8d Cutter block

8e Shaver head baseCooling application: 9a Gel pack

9b Cooling glove

Before starting off

Preparing your skin

Your skin must be dry and free from grease or cream.

Optional skin cooling: For the first few epilations or if you have sensitive skin you can use the cooling application, recommended by dermatologists to help reduce possible skin irritation.

Ensure that the gel pack has been in the deep freezer (***) for at least 2 hours (for convenience you can store the gel pack in the freezer).

Insert the gel pack underneath the glove’s transparent foil. Use onlywith glove.

Put transparent (cool) side of the glove on your leg.

Start cooling for approx. 1/2 minute, longer if needed.

Epilate the cooled skin area immediately as described in section «A».


Repeat cooling and epilating until completion.

While epilating, please ensure your skin is dry.

Important: Apply cooling glove to the same area for no longer than 2 minutes. Keep away from sunlight. Do not use gel pack when damaged. Dispose of in household waste. Do not use if you are hypersensitive, allergic to the cold, or

if your skin suffers from sensory disturbances, when suffering from cardiac diseases or arterial circulatory disorders.

A How to epilate

Keep in mind that epilation is more comfortable when the hair is at the optimum length of 2–5mm (see section «Some useful tips»).

Before starting, thoroughly clean the epilation head 2 .

Put on the epilation head and make sure that the massaging rollers clip 1a is in place.

Plug the cord connector 6 into the

socket 5 and plug the transformer plug

7into an electrical outlet.

1To turn on the appliance, slide switch

4to setting «2»

(«2» = normal speed, «1» = reduced speed).

2Rub your skin to lift short hairs. For optimum performance hold the

appliance at a right angle (90°) against your skin. Guide it in a slow, continuous movement without pressure against the hair growth, in the direction of the switch. The SoftLift™ tips will make sure that even flat lying hair is lifted and removed thoroughly at the root.

As hair can grow in different directions, it may also be helpful to guide the

appliance in different directions to achieve optimum results.

The massaging rollers should always be kept in contact with the skin, allowing the pulsating movements to stimulate and relax the skin for a gentler epilation.

If you are used to epilation and look for a faster way to efficiently remove hair, please use the EfficiencyPro clip 1b .

It allows maximum skin contact and ensures optimum usage so that more hairs are removed in one stroke.

3Leg epilation

Epilate your legs from the lower leg in an upward direction. When epilating behind the knee, keep the leg stretched out straight.

4Underarm and bikini line epilation

Please be aware that especially at the beginning these areas are particularly sensitive to pain. With repeated usage the pain sensation will diminish.

For more comfort, ensure that the hair is at the optimum length of 2–5mm.Before epilating, thoroughly clean the respective area to remove residue (like deodorant). Then carefully dab dry with a towel. When epilating the underarm, keep your arm raised up so that the skin is stretched and guide the appliance in different directions.

As skin may be more sensitive directly after epilation, avoid using irritating substances such as deodorants with alcohol.

Cleaning the epilation head

5After epilating, unplug the appliance and clean the epilation head:

If you have used one of the attachments 1a or1b , first remove it and clean it with the brush.


6To clean the tweezer element, use the cleaning brush dipped into alcohol. Turn the product around and clean the tweezers with the brush while turning the barrel manually.

7Remove the epilation head by pressing the release buttons 3 on the left and right and pull it off.

Give the top of the housing a quick clean with the brush. Place the epilation head and the massaging rollers back on the housing.


1.Remove the OptiTrim 8a attachment.

Put on the shaver head 8 by clicking it in (the long hair trimmer should be in front).

2.When using the shaver head, always slide the switch up to setting «2».

3.For best results, guide the shaving system in a way that about half of the shaving foil and the long hair trimmer are in contact with your skin. Always guide the appliance in the direction of the trimmer. The trimmer first raises all long hairs and cuts them off. Then the flexible foil follows to smooth away any stubble.

Pre-cuttinghair for epilation

4.If you choose to pre-cutyour hair to the ideal length for epilation, place the OptiTrim attachment onto the shaver head.

5.Hold the appliance with the OptiTrim attachment ensuring that the surface of the comb is lying flat on the skin.

Guide the appliance with the comb tips against the hair growth as shown in illustration B 5.

N.B. As hair does not always grow in the same direction it may be difficult to cut. In which case, guide the appliance

slightly diagonally or in different directions.

Cleaning the shaver head

6.After shaving, unplug the appliance and, if necessary, remove the OptiTrim attachment.

7.Clean the OptiTrim attachment with the brush.

8.In order to clean the shaver head, remove the shaving foil frame 8b .

To do so, press the release bars 8c on the front and back and pull it off.

9.Carefully tap the shaving foil frame on a flat surface.

10.Brush out the cutter block 8d as well as the area below the cutter block.

11.N.B.: The shaving foil is a very delicate part that must not be cleaned with the brush.

12.We recommend that you put a drop of light machine oil along the length of the trimmer every 3 months.

13.Put the shaving foil frame back on and snap it into place.

14.Replace the OptiTrim attachment because it also serves as a protective cap.

Note: Do not use the shaver head with a damaged shaving foil.

Replacing the shaving parts

The shaving foil and the cutter block are precision parts that wear out with the time. Have the shaving foil frame and the cutter block replaced when you notice a reduced shaving performance even after cleaning the shaver head.

Subject to change without notice.

This product conforms to the European Directives EMC 89/336/EEC and Low Voltage 2006/95/EC.


Please do not dispose of the product in the household waste at the end of its useful life. Disposal can take place at a Braun Service

Centre or at appropriate collection points provided in your country.


We grant 2 years guarantee on the product commencing on the date of purchase. Within the guarantee period we will eliminate, free of charge, any defects in the appliance resulting from faults

in materials or workmanship, either by repairing or replacing the complete appliance as we may choose.

This guarantee extends to every country where this appliance is supplied by Braun or its appointed distributor.

This guarantee does not cover: damage due to improper use, normal wear or use as well as defects that have a negligible effect on the value or operation of the appliance. The guarantee becomes void if repairs are undertaken by unauthorised persons and if original Braun parts are not used.

To obtain service within the guarantee period, hand in or send the complete appliance with your sales receipt to an authorised Braun Customer Service Centre.

For UK only:

This guarantee in no way affect